Photos by Kim E – San Jose family photographer » San Jose Family photographer

that moment that you noticed someone climbed up on the couch in your office, found your phone and backup camera…you totally have to document it. totally caught in action! haha! *and the fact that she just happened to be wearing the cutest shirt ever just makes this series way too cute!

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i can’t get over her calm yet snarky expression here!

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she also learned how to take off the lens cap…

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and then tried to take selfies…

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wait…nope…just trying to use it as a teether.

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oh sweet carina, glad that she found something else to teeth on.

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all photos were taken with the canon 5d mark 3 but with a film 50 1.2 manual lens so they’re totally imperfect and love that crazy flare!

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  • Cherlyn - OMG! Sooo darn cute! She is of course, a photographer’s child. And, how is she so big already? I love this series and awesome film lens you have.ReplyCancel

fall season is my busiest time that once december/january rolls around, i have a hard time mustering the energy to shoot. at least with december, i photograph the family festivities but come january, i have the hardest time picking up the camera. i think that it’s my time of the year when i can just refocus on myself, my family and my company without the weight of the camera. and then clockwork, at the end of january, i start to see the light again. the way the light will fall across the girls while they play or the way the shadows create mystery in the morning until the light awakens it. and that little shift makes me itch for the camera.

so for this adventure at the park, i packed my gear and let the girls roam the park.

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and i get a giggle out of this photo. emilia wasn’t too happy that she couldn’t jump high enough so she pouted away in typical teenage fashion, ha!

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Photos by Kim E is a San Jose photographer that specializes in fun family sessions. If you’re interested in a unique and fun, family session in the Bay Area, take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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back in june (carina was about six months), we had a photographer, jenna christina photography come into our home for a day in the life session.

i was so glad to have jenna come and spend the day with us. if you’ve ever wondered if you should do a day in the life session, i softly shout yes. because these candid moments of me with my daughters while we’re home? is something that i absolutely cherish. i love the uniqueness of watching the day unfold. there is zero posing (although as the husband likes to mention that being a photographer myself, i know how to steer things for the shots, he has a point ha). i also love how her style is completely opposite of my style. there’s something refreshing about having a photographer’s whose work i love and admire be completely different from mine for our session.

i’ve been meaning to post this since oh, june but i may or may not be in craze mode like all the time:)

 

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back in december, i had an amazingly fun family session while i was in los angeles with an old friend/coworker (we used to work together at an advertising firm so i know how crazy creative she is). their session was a definite favorite (refresher: http://www.photosbykime.com/2015/12/san-jose-photographer-family-session-mentryville/)

and one of the coolest thing was that she showed up with these amazing illustrations of my family! i was so surprised at the thoughtfulness and creativeness that went behind her work. they were also a huge hit with my family. my daughter loves her pigtails though she doesn’t understand why she’s holding a frog as she “wants to hold a dolphin or whale” ha! she also nailed my husbands hair and carina’s expression! plus she also included one of all of us a family unit. seriously amazing and if you’re ever looking for some custom illustrations of your family, check out her work here: http://www.mayelwei.com/

now the big question is how do i showcase these? for the individual photos, should i put them each in an individual frame or maybe some twine and clip them? or in one big shadow box frame? or put the ones of the girls in their rooms? or hung together? help? i may be creative when it comes to photography but when it comes to design/decorating, i am really not too creative so outsourcing with you all helps:)

what are your thoughts? how should these be showcased? write your thoughts in the comments <3!

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Photos by Kim E is a San Jose photographer that specializes in fun family sessions. If you’re interested in a unique and fun, family session in the Bay Area, take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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we’ve been talking about taking our oldest daughter to the snow since she was one and we finally got around to it (just four years later ha). we headed up to arnold, california which is about three hours away from san jose for our snow adventure weekend. so pretty much the perfect drive time with the littles. bear valley was a short drive away (though a bit longer since there was a storm during mlk weekend and we had to put chains on the minivan) and even though we don’t ski or snowboard, we still had fun tubing and playing in the snow.  we even fell in love with our weekend away and are day dreaming about how to find a quaint little cabin for us to purchase in the area.

and even though i brought along my camera for the weekend, it never came out of my bag so i managed to take zero photos with it but instead used my cell phone. sometimes it feels nice to just disconnect from the big camera and soak in the scene with something smaller that can quickly be put away so you can continue your snowball fight. though i will say that these first series of photos were in a large snow covered field with the sun setting and the mist creating a beautiful glow. i really wished that i had my camera for these but still love the cell phone perspective.

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Photos by Kim E is a San Jose photographer that specializes in fun family sessions. If you’re interested in a unique and fun, family session in the Bay Area, take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

And if you’d like to stay informed of upcoming specials, sign up for my quarterly newsletter here

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