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Beth, Wyatt & Charlotte – a mama and me session at Pt. Pinole

Happy May! Happy workers’ day! Mother’s day is coming!!! 😀

So you remember that gif I left you with before I went on that crazy ‘locked out of my blog’ adventure last year, right? Well, here are more images from that session, and they’re not moving this time so you can enjoy them a little differently! 😀 And it seems especially appropriate since it’s a mama and me* session.

*Papa and me or grandma and me or grandpa and me sessions are also available, y’all!

Like many mamas, she’s often taking the photos rather than being in them with her children, so I was SO excited when my friend Beth was up for a session of just her and the kiddos. Beth is an incredible mama and utterly devoted to her kids. She’s ALSO a singer/songwriter, dog walker, lactation counselor and oh, you know, together we created the Bay Area Breastmilk Cooperative. See what I mean? Amazing! Naturally, her kids are just as awesome! Check it out!

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Watch out, watch out… she’s on the hunt!

Come on in, the water’s fine.

Wait for it…

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):

8am

8:30am

4:30pm

5pm

5:30pm

6pm

 

But, wait!

There’s more!!

😀

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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Teton {Oakland Pet Photographer}

Teton is big, soft, cuddly and sweet. He has bone cancer and is doing a radiation treatment to ease his pain. When we saw him at Jack London Square, on our way to catch a ferry into the city, he was still groggy from his treatment the day before. His owner, Michelle, was so adoring and between them we were just drawn to say hello. Which of course, led to many comments about the big ole puppy from Chésaweh and a request from me to take some pictures. Isn’t he glorious?

 

 

 

 

 

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