Posts Tagged: Oakland Family Photographer

Family Portraits at Redwood Regional Park

Ursula and Bruno brought their family and met me at one of my favorite places in Oakland. It’s this wonderful spot where the redwoods grow, thick and tall and glorious. This mama and her family were all love and an absolute delight to photograph.They laughed at all my corny jokes, were almost as silly as me and generally just had fun and went with the flow.

I’m the luckiest person in the world to get to spend time with you and document you as you are, in this moment, with your loved ones. My heart is full and I am grateful. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous family with me!

(You saw a sweet preview of this session here, can’t you just feel the love between these two? Dreamy sigh!!)


If you’re ready to book your portrait session – in the woods, at home or wherever you and yours are most comfortable, send me an email! I’d love to hear from you.

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Sweet baby chub

Never take it for granted, this fleeting delight.

Sweet baby chub.

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To learn more about booking your San Francisco Bay Area Maternity, Newborn, or Family Portrait Session, select contact in the menu above or click here

Ajira is local to the Oakland, California area and is currently booking 2017 sessions.

Ajira Darch is available for maternity, newborn, and family portrait sessions wherever you are and has clients from Dar es Salaam to San Francisco.  To find out details regarding her upcoming travel dates to a city near you or to book a custom travel session, please inquire for more information.

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Photos with Santa at Sleep Play Love

hello gorgeous!

Thank you so much for coming to Sleep Play Love on Sunday afternoon to get a photo with our very own dear Santa. We were thrilled to see so many local families come out and seeing the children’s little faces as they told Santa all they wished for was the highlight of the day!

Santa Claus

We believe that representation matters and it does all our children good to see that anyone can be anything, and Santa can look like they do!

This event was put together by East Bay Social Justice Minded Families, Sleep Play Love and Ajira Darch Photography who all volunteered their skills, expertise and space to create something beautiful for our community. All told 66 families came through and donated a total of $572 for Covenant House. Thank you!

If you were one of the families who came by to get a photo with Santa, you should have received an email from me. If you haven’t, please send an email to so you won’t miss the notification when your photos are ready for download!

Thank you again!



Look at this smiling baby!


I’m so lucky and so grateful that I get to call photographing you and your families my work! It’s an honor and a pleasure to come into your homes and meet your families and get to see you love on each other.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you’d like me to come photograph you and your loved ones, give me a shout! SoCal, I’ll be coming your way soon, so keep an eye out for dates!

A gift

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!!



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



Come Together

This family was a pure joy to photograph, just as they are a pure joy to know. I LOVE getting to photograph my friends!! More from this family portrait session, definitely coming soon!

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I’d love to make friends with you! And take your picture! Email me now and let’s get the ball rolling.



Baby bodyscapes

For the love of family {Gratitude}

Thanks for being there, quietly beside me.

Thanks for holding my shoulder and squeezing.

Thanks for holding the baby and loving him the way you love me. Okay, more. We know it’s more.

Thanks for walking with me, pushing me, hugging me, raising your eyebrow at me, laughing with me, telling me what you really thought.

Thanks for being you.

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