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A & J | Expecting

A chance meeting at a neighborhood park brought this beautiful couple into my life. I’m so grateful for serendipitous connections! The love they have for each other and the tender excitement about their upcoming addition was so palpable! It was amazing. Amazing!

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A gift

For all you do, thank you!

Big Brother

Lego mama

Met this beautiful mama in a Lego class that both our older children were taking. We’d talk while she worked on a quilt for the baby, and I took pictures of everyone and everything around us. What can I say? Photography is my meditation. So in many ways, it was inevitable that this would happen. Fate, even! 😀 Ha!!

Here are a few of my favorites…

 

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Lots more to come!

 

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Almost there…

Pregnancy Portraits

Pregnant people are mamas too, right?

I know there are some out there who say you become a mother after you give birth, and I totally get that. But the minute I found out I was pregnant, I proudly wore the mama mantle! So I’m going to celebrate all the pregnant people who haven’t birthed their babies and mama-selves yet but are already creating them!

Show the mamas to be some love too! 😀

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Love me some belly.

Anticipation.

Waiting for baby.

Love this time lapse announcement!

2011 Fall Mini Sessions!! With a twist!

Hey ho! It’s that time of year again… the mornings are chilly and bright, there’s a blanket of fog and mist that the sun has to throw off each day for a bit of midday warmth before it wanes and the brisk, autumn air turns colder again. For someone who despises the cold, it surprises even me that autumn is a season I thoroughly enjoy. Part of it is that hot chocolate seems that much more acceptable as a daily beverage but another part of it is the crunchy leaves and puddles to wade through and the beautiful colours blooming for one final, glorious farewell before winter comes.

So… what do you say? Shall we get together and do a quick session before the holidays come?

Three days of holiday mini sessions this year… at three different locations that I love! I’m really excited to be offering three this year and hope this means we can get you somewhere you can completely relax and be yourselves in! If you’d rather have me all to yourself for a full session and want those images to use for the holidays, then let’s get that session done by mid-November. You know how crazy it gets during the holidays people!

 

Okay, on to the details! Are you ready? Because this year, the first mini-sessions  I’m excited to offer are for a themed day!! We’re doing a spooky ode to Halloween! People keep telling me I’m too old to get excited about Halloween but we didn’t celebrate it where I grew up, guys! Cut me some slack and help me enjoy it! So, if you’ve got a costume you’re super proud of making (or buying!! Ha!!) then let’s get it memorialized for eternity! 😀

 

Available slots (at our super secret location near Berkeley):

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But, wait!

There’s more!!

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The weekend after that, we’re having our more sedate (ha!) fall mini photography sessions, at two marvelous locations… on Saturday we’ll be at Alvarado Park in Richmond…. one of my absolute favourite locations of all time! It’s a beautiful park and just perfect for kids to run around in… if you love to walk, hike, picnic, commune with nature, this’ll be the spot for you! The other location is more urban and in the warehouse district of Berkeley. Lots of colour and texture to add some chutspah to this year’s holiday cards! 😀

 

 

Available slots:

Alvarado Park, Richmond

8am

8:30am

4:30pm

5pm

5:30pm

6pm

Berkeley

8am

8:30am

4:30pm

5pm

5:30pm

6pm

 

 Please note: sessions are nonrefundable due to the nature of them being back to back but they ARE totally transferable!  Cards, additional prints or digital negative are purchased separately. Small and large animals welcome. Book a Halloween mini-session and a park mini-session for $300!! You’re welcome! 😀

Please email ajira@ajiradarch.com or call me at 510-213-8715 to schedule.

Let me know a few of your top preferred times too! When we confirm your session, I’ll send you all the details about how to prepare (what to wear, bring and so on).

I’m excited. Are you excited?

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Amy & Chris {expecting}

As promised, here’s a few more of my favourites from Amy’s and Chris’ session. What a great way to mark a monumental milestone in their lives… their first baby! I loved that this session was just as much about celebrating their love as it was about the new life their love made!!

We met up at a coffee shop near their home in the city and when I saw them together… how affectionate, goofy and earnest they were… I knew it was going to be a fabulous session!

 

 

 

 

A quick stroll to Alamo Square gave us this glorious evening light…

 

 

 

Love!

 

Love squared!

 

Um yeah. Amy IS this gorgeous.

 

These next ones just make me smile from ear to ear.

 

 

 

 

This is how we spent most of our time together- laughing uproariously!

 

Amy and Chris – thank you so much for spending your evening with me. I had a ridiculously good time with you and almost invited myself over for a sleepover! 😀 Although it was the first time we’d met, it quickly felt like we’d known each other for ages. Your warmth, humour and tenderness for each other had me smiling all the way home! I’m so glad your little one arrived safe and sound… and hope to meet him soon!

 

 

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