Ren Family

We met the Ren Family through a mutual friend. They have three sweet boys of which the youngest are twins. We chose the beautiful Calistoga area for their family session which was a beautiful place to capture their family photos.

Here are a few photos from their session…

 

Jasmin + Will

In a few months Jasmin and Will are officially getting married.  They chose the backdrop of Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, California as this is where Will originally proposed to Jasmin. We are looking forward to their wedding date this upcoming December. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  Here are a few pictures from our time together.

 

 

 

Lane.

Over the weekend we had the pleasure of meeting and capturing the Lane Family. Their children, Ava and Julian were such naturals in front of the camera and their personalities made for such a fun session. We enjoyed capturing this fun family as we walked around Balboa Park. Here are a few pictures from our time together….

Patrick + Betzabel

We met Patrick + Betzabel a few months ago and we’ve been excited that we get the chance to capture their big day! They have both been a blessing to us as we have gotten to know them and their love story has encouraged us both. One of the things we admire about them is their love for God and the love they have for each other because of Him. We can’t wait to see them on their big day but in the meantime here are a few photos from our time with them…

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Miguel + Angelina.

Last week we were able to catch up and capture Miguel + Angelina. They were such a fun couple to work with, the weather was perfect, and the setting was beutiful. Here are some pictures from our time together…

 

 

 

Alaska Days 1-3

I was going through my old hard drive and I discovered old pictures from a cruise to Alaska a little over two years ago while I was in the midst of courting my future wife, Monique. While I was on this trip I felt conflicted not having Monique with me. Sure, I had the opportunity to travel, and discover places I have never been to.  It was a opportunity for some great photography. Stunning sights, days and days of landscapes and backdrops. A treat for any photographer, especially those who love traveling. But what good is seeing all these things if you can’t share it with the people you love?

Here are a few pics from the first couple of days from a total of 10 days away from my future wife…

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Last shot of the night before landing at our first stop in Ketchikan, Alaska.

 

Preparing for Kingston’s arrival…

For the past couple of months my family has been slowly preparing for Kingston Riley’s Arrival. For the exception of his crib set, his room is DONE.  Thank you so much to all of that friends and family that have been so supportive during our pregnancy. My wife is in her final days/weeks and is doing her best to get through each day. I can’t imagine the pain and burden it is to carry a child, but I have full confidence that God will get us through these final days/weeks. I’m just curious to see when that day will finally come.

Here is a sneak peak of Kingston’s nursery…

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Four Months of Milestones and Moments

Hi Everyone! I know it’s been awhile since my last post. These past four months have gone by in a blink of an eye. Along with everyday life, my wife and I have been busy making preparations for the arrival of our baby boy.

From milestones to moments here are a few pictures in no particular order from the past four months!

Birthday Bowling with the Family! Thanks for the wifey for getting everyone together!
Birthday Bowling with the Family! Thanks for the wifey for getting everyone together!
Happy 13th Birthday!
Happy 13th Birthday!
Jordan and Kayla tie the knot!
Jordan and Kayla tie the knot!
See you Later! No Goodbyes! The Quinn's send off before they move to Georgia to serve as missionaries. We'll miss you guys!
See you Later! No Goodbyes! The Quinn’s send off before they move to Georgia to serve as missionaries. We’ll miss you guys!
Giants Fan Fest 2013
Giants Fan Fest 2013
My Blessing carrying our blessing...few months away!
My Blessing carrying our blessing…only a few months away!
Chinese New Year's Parade
Chinese New Year’s Parade
13 years old
13 years old
6 years old
6 years old
4 years old
4 years old
Kingston Riley Manansala
Kingston Riley Manansala – March 2013
Happy Easter 2013
Happy Easter 2013
Surprise Getaway with the Wifey in Carmel, California
Surprise Getaway with the Wifey in Carmel, California
You haven't come into this world yet, but you are already loved. Mom and Dad are waiting for you to come into this world.
You haven’t come into this world yet, but you are already loved. Mom and Dad are waiting for you!

Stay tuned as our family awaits our baby boy!

A Memorable “Memorial Day Weekend”

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HI!  How was your Memorial Day Weekend?  There were a ton of events throughout the Bay Area this past weekend and our family was fortunate to attend a few including San Francisco Carnaval and the Golden Gate 75th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration.  This past Memorial Weekend will always be memorable not because of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, but because of a good friend’s return from his service in the army and my new family’s first memorial day weekend together.

How fitting that a soldier would return home for a holiday weekend that is celebrated to remember all the men and women who have laid down their lives for our country. We were all grateful for the chance to spend time with him, his family, and friends. San Francisco’s Carnaval is a must for all who love food, music, and dancing. The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary was a once in a lifetime event and I was grateful that my wife and children were able to share this event together. Overall our first Memorial Day weekend as a family was a blessed one.

Here’s a few pictures…well actually a whole bunch of pictures from this past weekend. ENJOY!!

San Francisco Carnaval 2012
Just a tiny sample of the array of food on display
Just a tiny sample of the food on display
San Francisco’s Finest
Meet our Family’s First Puppy, “Shelby”….A 6 month old Brindle Pitbull
Live Salsa Music
Straw Hat
The Jester
Dancing on Stilts
Dancing in the streets

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Dogs are invited too
Pitbulls
Hat Shop
Party in the streets
Cops posing for the camera 😛
Improv

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Bootleg Lady Gaga
Contortionist
Shelby in the Stroller
Dancing goes on and on
Face in the Hole
Crissy Field
Ready for tonight’s Fireworks…well, except Shelby
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Sun setting on the Golden Gate Bridge
The kids waiting for fireworks
About a hour before the Fireworks…
9:30pm on the dot. Fireworks getting started!