I keep the energy high and the mood relaxed in these quick sessions featuring some of the Bay Area’s most spectacular scenery. These easy thirty-minute sessions are perfect for creating one-of-a-kind gifts or squeezing a photo session into your busy family life. You’ll receive a personalized gallery from the shoot and five edited high-resolution photographs for download.
To reserve your spot, just send me an email and I’ll follow up with an available date and time. It’s that easy!
Hi! I’m Albena…Thanks for dropping by! Photography has been a lifelong passion for me. I feel inspired by all the amazing people I meet, who trust me to document the important moments of their family lives and careers. My goal is always to connect with the people in front of the camera, and capture their beautiful personalities. When I'm behind the camera on a shoot, I focus on composition, light and colors to create beautiful images. During the session, I use music, play and conversation to create a great experience, and help my clients relax – which is important for the grownups, as well for the kids! When everything is clicking, my camera and I are like a mirror that magically captures the spirit of your moments.
Sessions take place in your home or anywhere in our beautiful Bay Area. As a parent myself, I know how to put you and your children at ease – when to make a joke, when to be patient, and when to disappear behind my camera. These sessions are joyful and fun! It may take a few minutes for your child to warm up to the idea of being photographed but don’t worry–a little patience and a funny face game is usually all that’s needed. Once the session starts moving along, I encourage parents to be relaxed and follow their kids’ lead. In fact, there are not many things that kids love more than their parents cuddling and playing with them and this makes for fantastic photos!
All packages include phone consultation, during which you will share your vision, ask questions and we'll go over the session process in detail. You’ll receive a personalized gallery from the shoot and edited high-resolution photographs for download, available to create gifts, print or share with your friends and family.
Looking for a fun confidence-booster that'll leave you with great photos? Want that killer portrait for your portfolio, or your website, or your demo reel? A Portrait Session is more than just a good time; it's a way to treat yourself with something you'll appreciate for years. You deserve the best -- and as your photographer, I'm here to make sure your photos live up to the occasion.
My approach to hourly family sessions is similar to the "day in the life" style but within a shorter time frame. It is essentially candid photography of your life paired with the ethics and principles behind photojournalism. There is no posing, just living your life as you normally do while I'm there to photograph it. We'll spend time together at a location where your family can interact with each other and have some fun. The location can be your favorite weekend spot or a new place you're exploring for the first time.