Posts Tagged: Berkeley Portrait Photographer

and baby makes three…

I got to photograph one of my favorite people on Earth, Joann, AND her sweet family a few weeks back. I’m SOOO happy looking at these images. I just love them.

Best believe there are more from this session coming up on the blog. Soon!!

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Ready to book your portrait session? Send me an email and tell me everything about your lovely family! 😀

 

 

In the woods

a beautiful day at Jewel Lake

You’re perfect

Mini vs The Whole Shebang

Doesn’t that sound like the title of an awesome adventure story? Okay, I’m putting the chai down. Ha! I’m talking about this kind of mini though, not this one. Yes- mini photography sessions! Yay- I hear you scream!! I know, you’re excited. 😀

As you may know (ahem, read the post before this one)… I’m offering three days of mini sessions (October 30th is all about Halloween and Nov 5th and 6th are all about you! Hahaha. They’re all about you!) this year! I’ve had a few people ask me how they would know whether a mini session is best for them or if it would be better to go with a full session… so here’s my response:

Mini sessions are great for folks who want to see if my style (or boutique photography in general) suits them. It’s a minimal investment but at the end of it you still get incredible, custom imagery that is literally all about you. If you’ve only ever had the ‘sit over there and smile’ kind of session, this would be a great way to check out how much fun, beauty and artistry I pour into capturing spontaneous moments of connection between you and your family in a relaxed and natural environment. It may also be a good fit if you think your kids (or you!) might really struggle with a session longer than 30 minutes. It’s also a great way to bookend your yearly full session… especially if you have a family with small kids or babies… because they grow SO fast, and you know you want to have in print what they’re like and what they’re doing RIGHT now.

 

 

Full sessions provide a much more custom experience however since we’ll talk before hand about what you’re wanting to do with the images (wall art in your home? an album?) and we’ll have the time we need to make sure that we get a range of emotions and action in a variety of spots with as many clothing changes as you wish. We can create a theme or setting for the session and have time to play and get comfortable while capturing a large and varied range of images you can choose from. If you (or your kids) take a while to warm up, a full session may be better for you as well so that you’ve got a chance to relax and we can minimise the ‘deer in headlights’ expressions. 😀 Lastly, if you’re all about getting a slice of your daily life captured, definitely go with a full or lifestyle session! I’m excited to come over!

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please give me a shout!

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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!!

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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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The Winters

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