Scott, Liz, and Will

I knew Liz when we were in high school in the bay area (she was a year ahead of me and at my rival school). I was super delighted to hear last year that she was expecting a baby and it was so great to finally meet her family! Their little boy is SO darling I could barely stand it. Despite the unexpected chilly/misty/windy weather that we often find in San Francisco in the summer he was perfect the whole time.

Aren’t they the cutest family?!? Liz and Scott’s first date was a double with his parents, lol.

A quick stop at Kara’s Cupcakes to warm up also proved to be a great place for pictures!

What do dads do best?? Play! We almost always gets some real fun smiles when dad goofs off.

Where did the time go??

Wow, I had no idea I’d neglected my blog for so long! I have a TON of work I’m trying to catch up on and get things out to clients and I’m sorry I’ve been absent for the month of September.

Anyway, I’m so happy there’s so much interest in the tutorials and question/answer segments! If I get enough questions together by next week I’ll do my first one. I already have a few sitting in my inbox, so thanks to those who sent them! Once again, anyone who has a question leave a comment here or send an email to kelli @ with a subject that says something to do with tutorials or blog questions. Thanks!

Monthly Tutorials?

Hi to all of my friends, family, and nameless blog stalkers (no hating, I am a total self-proclaimed blog stalker). For the last several months I’ve been considering doing a bimonthly or monthly post with tutorials and/or a question/answer section. I get lots of emails and phone calls from old friends and strangers (or new friends :)) asking questions and I would love to start getting those answers out to more people and let people know they don’t need to be afraid to ask questions!

Most of what I know I learned from asking questions and looking to other photographers and I really think that I’d be selfish to not help out other people as I’ve been helped. I know a lot of photographers like to keep their “secrets” as far as locations and work flow etc, but that’s their way of doing things. I truly think networking and sharing are the best ways for building businesses and friendships and there’s no need to be cut-throat or believe “every man for himself” in this business.

Believe me, I know I’m not an expert in the industry, but they DID force us to learn a few things during those 4 pesky years at college as well as these years with personal experience and I would especially love questions about how to do certain things that I’m already doing (this probably means I’m lazy). Topics can range from basic camera use (exposure, aperture, white balance) to business questions or what kind of gear I buy/software I use as well as photoshop…stuff. If I don’t know an answer I’ll do my best to figure it out!

I have no idea if I’m being self-delusional or not, so answer my poll and let me know if you think this is a good idea and will participate or if it’s really just a waste of time :).

If you have specific questions you’d like to be answered in a post or a tutorial you’d like to see me do feel free to leave a comment at any time and I’ll save them up or email me at kelli (at) with the subject line “blog post tutorial (or blog post question).” Thanks everyone!

Allison and Dallin engaged!

I’ve probably known Dallin since he was like…6. I used to visit California every summer when I was a kid and play with him and his 8 siblings! So fun. I also photographed Allison’s senior pics a few years ago, her sister’s senior pics, Dallin’s sister’s senior pics, and Dallin’s sister’s wedding! I LOVE my repeat clients and friends :).

These two have to wait until Dallin graduates from West Point to get married, so come next summer they’ll be newlyweds.

Isn’t she beautiful?! They were so much fun to photograph.

Around now it started raining…but that didn’t stop us!

It was also REALLY foggy.

And SUPER windy!! This one cracks me up.

One funny thing about their relationship is that their dads work together and actually set them up! So at least we know they both approved of the relationship :). So fun to see you both again!