San Jose fun family photographer – Photos by kim e » San Jose fun family photographer

So how many photos do you have on your cell phone? I have over 2100 images and that it’s a lot of images that might never come off my phone. However, one thing I’m really good about doing is making sure that these photos are printed so that my kids can see them and have them as they get older. In the years to come, how will our children see the photos from their childhood? By providing the password to the cloud or by having their photos printed so they can touch them flip through the albums?

I wanted to share some of my favorite companies that print cell phone photos so you can have them in your hand, printed on the wall or gifted for the holidays.

  • Chatbooks allow you to print directly from your phone and you’ll get mini albums delivered to your home. We had a summer trip to Vietnam and I made mini albums for my daughters of their time with their cousins. It took me 10 minutes to make from my cell phone and I received it within a week. You can also set it up monthly so it will automatically make you a monthly photo book for about $5 a month!
  • Artifact Uprising is a great printing company that’s based in Colorado and their quality is wonderful. Their prices are a bit higher but you can get your photos off your phone and into a quality album straight from your phone.
  • Blurb is my go-to coffee table book for our yearly albums. My daughters grab a past album, cozy up on the couch and go through their baby albums. Seeing this reinforces how important it is for our cell phone photos to be printed.
  • Amazon Photos. This is what I personally use to store/backup my photos cell phone photos and they now allow you to order prints straight from their app. Prints start at .12 and they even do large prints, canvas, wood prints and you don’t have to do anything but click from your phone.

It seems so easy to forget about the images on our phone so creating an album for each month helps to sort through the images. Pick your favorites from each month and use those images to create a monthly album, or even for the entire year. If you want to do editing on your images, there is Lightroom Mobile, the editing software from your phone or endless other photo apps that are easy to use.

As your children get older, having you print cell phone photos in albums for them to have is not only a wonderful gift but it preserves these moments for future generations.

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• even when my littlest was a newborn, they were going through the yearly albums •

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Photos by Kim E is a Bay Area – San Jose family photographer that specializes in fun and unique sessions. If you’re interested in a family, maternity and newborn session that’s creative and caters to the uniqueness of your family and are located in the Bay Area – San Jose area – take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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with my sessions, they’re all about the fun, love, and silliness of the family but sometimes kids aren’t too interested in photos. so thinking on my feet, i’ll read their personality to see what kind of game we’ll play.

here are some of my favorite tricks for kids during our fun photoshoots! but definitely not all my tricks as i don’t want to give everything away 🙂

“oh no, is there a butterfly in my camera, can you see it flutter?” kids love to look hard in the lens to find the butterfly and they’ll inch forward to find it…when i click the photo, they’ll see a flashing red light from inside the lens and they get so excited seeing the butterfly.

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tackle and tickle time. i’ll ask them to surprise the parents by sneaking up behind them and then tackling (or tickling), which then has everyone wanting to tackle and tickle.

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mom’s hair.  sometimes, i will hide a small toy or candy in mom’s hair so the child can comb through to find the treat, and the effect ends up being as if they’re sweetly touching her hair.

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squirt! occasionally, i’ll hide a small water spray bottle in my pocket, and when they least expect it, squirt them with water!

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farts, farting, and more farts. kids can get a bit overexcited and wild and i will break out fart jokes or my favorite, fart noises. i’ll act shocked but then most kids will start to giggle and fart along and then i’ll tell the kids to lean into their parents as if they’re going to tell them a secret and then make they’ll fart noises into their ears.

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Photos by Kim E is a Bay Area photographer that specializes in fun and unique sessions. If you’re interested in a family, maternity and newborn session that’s creative and caters to the uniqueness of your family and are located in the Bay Area/San Jose area – take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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10 years!

10 years of snuggles, air tosses, kisses, laughs, tears, silly faces, jumps, high fives, and so much family fun! thank you for entrusting me to share in your family memories and am honored to be a part of your family fun!

to celebrate this awesome milestone, it’s giveaway time with a family fun session in the bay area/san jose/san fernando valley area – please read fine print below for further details!

ways to enter – please note that each of these is an entry:

  • sign up to my mailing list: https://bit.ly/2ZvRlsU
  • follow photos by kim e on facebook and comment on the giveaway photo on your favorite family fun adventure
  • follow photos by kim e on instagram and comment on the giveaway photo on your favorite family fun adventure

winner to be announced via facebook/instagram page on Wednesday October 16 – my birthday!

thank you for entrusting me to photograph your memories, fun and love. i’m looking forward to another 10 plus years of fart noises, silly faces, and many more family fun adventures!

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fine print:

value: $650 – 90-minute family fun session, digital download of images that are printable up to 5×7. larger size prints or high-resolution files can be purchased for an additional fee.

date: january, february or march of 2020

winner will be chosen by random generator

not valid for family day session, extended family session, heirloom story session or newborn session

open to bay area – san jose – san fernando valley

must sign talent release waiver

not sponsored by facebook/instagram/anyone but me

 

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first time with donuts?! yes please! mom and dad wanted to wait until their kids were a bit older than one to have them explore the sugary sweet goodness of donuts and they also wanted to document it, amazing right?!

these incredible donuts came from colorado donuts in pasadena and i had a very hard time not buying one of each! their specialty donuts are sweet, soft and very flavorful without being too hard to eat (you know sometimes the donuts are too overflowing with toppings that it’s too hard to bite into. not with these which makes them perfect first-time donuts for the twins – and even for my daughters too because i had to buy some for us!)

what i love about their first time with the donuts is that each child had their own personality with how they explored the donuts. one destroyed, smashed and kept stealing his sisters while the other calmly picked off the toppings and nibbled on the donuts. the only time she cried was when mom put the donut over her head and she thought she wasn’t getting any. she kept signing for more even though there were lots of donuts in front of her.

what have you been wanting to do as a first time with your littles? maybe during our family fun photo session, we can save that first time experience so we can document it and cherish these moments while having you in the photos too! plus that messy face with a sugary smile is definitely something to capture.

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Photos by Kim E is a Bay Area photographer that specializes in fun and unique sessions. If you’re interested in a family, maternity and newborn session that’s creative and caters to the uniqueness of your family and are located in the Bay Area/San Jose area – take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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now that school is back in session, it leads me to one of my favorite tradition – after school fun! what do you like to do with your kiddos after school?

with my girls, thursdays we visit the library for new books and dvds to rent for the weekend. on fridays, we bike to the local boba shop to enjoy boba. and of course the other days of the week are all for homework and dutch school.

every family has their own tradition and i love to photograph your after school tradition! this mom and her kids love to book it to the library followed by a short walk to their favorite bakery for cupcakes.

next time you venture out for your after school tradition, let’s connect and photograph all of your awesome fun and love!

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Photos by Kim E is a Bay Area photographer that specializes in fun and unique sessions. If you’re interested in a family, maternity and newborn session that’s creative and caters to the uniqueness of your family and are located in the Bay Area/San Jose area – take a LOOK AROUND and let’s CONNECT!

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