Welcoming the Newest Boy to the Family – Concord Family Portraits

I had the pleasure of working with the H family (Desmond, Matt and Ale) last summer and you can see their first session here.  That time we met at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek on a beautiful sunny day.  This session I went to their home to meet the newest member of the family, 7 week-old Quinn.




Desmond is  a big brother now and that is sort of interesting for him, but he was more excited to show me his play room, toys, favorite books and puzzles.

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Since I imagine most of the attention is going to Quinn, I brought a stuffed soccer ball for Desmond and he and dad played a little soccer on the kitchen floor for me.


Desmond does like to cuddle with his new bother and he showed me how good he is at that.  He also likes reading with Quinn, but I think Quinn may need a little while to catch up!

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I did manage to get all four of them sitting still (sort of) and together for a couple of images, one of which they ended up selecting as large metal for their wall.


But then Desmond was off again.  Almost three year-olds have a good deal of energy!

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This final image of the day I call family feet chaos.  I wanted an image of all their feet together but Desmond was too eager to play and Quinn just wasn’t sure what was going on.  I love this image though, so did they.  It says a lot about family life!

Thank you Matt and Ale for having me into your home and allowing me to enjoy your very special family once again.


To see more family portraits – just click right here.

Beautiful German Shepherds Looking for Love

I had the privilege recently to help out Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue by photographing a few of their amazing pups who are waiting for homes.  These dogs were full of energy, friendly, ready to play and pose and all very beautiful.  Please meet Zusi, Tarzan, Buddie and Sienna.

If you have room in your heart and your home I hope you’ll get in touch with them at https://www.bayareagsr.org/.

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The Great Work of Rocket Dog Rescue – Jack London Square Oakland

On the 18th I had the privilege to participate in the East Bay SPCA’s Adoptathon at Jack London Square. I was there to photograph the adoptable dogs from Rocket Dog Rescue. They had a range of pups for every lifestyle available. From cute little puppies, to calm and loving senior pets, little dogs, and several big ones and even a couple of special needs pets.

It was great to see so many people from the area come down and check out the animals, not just from Rocket Dog, but from the many other organizations there as well. Happily a few dogs were adopted while I was there and that was great fun to observe.

I want to give a shout out the wonderful people who devote their time and energy to making sure these pets find homes.

Please meet Herbie, Majors, Boudin, Mavericks (who got adopted, yay!), Axel, Brookner, Santos, Keno, London, Animal and Monster (another adoptee!), Harry, Otto, Heath and some of those wonderful humans who help out!