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.
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.
You deserve family photos that you can look back on and cherish for years. As your family photographer, my goal is to look for that spark of joy and connection, then preserve it for you.
The sitting fee for this session is $300 with the opportunity to choose from the artwork options listed below.
Framed Wall Prints, Wood Prints, Metal Prints, Gallery Wraps:
Loose Prints (Frame Yourself):
Custom Designed Coffee Table Book:
Additional copy for $225
Can't decide which product to purchase? Get all the high res digital images from the session, a clearance contract, and slideshow for $1250, or $150 per image.
I believe in the magic of photography. A good photo or video is not just a beautiful art form, but it holds with it the memory of that time in your life.
You deserve family photos that you can look back on and cherish for years. As your family photographer, my goal is to look for that spark of joy and connection, then preserve it for you. Whether it's your little one's first birthday, or your family's first time getting together and celebrating in a year, it's my pleasure to capture those moments for you.
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.