The Leary Family {China Beach}

The first time I photographed the Learys, it was just Paige (now Paige and Sam). She was sooooo shy as we made our way through and around San Francisco's Ferry Building, but I still love our shots we captured as it was who Paige was at that time of her life. Fast-forward 4 years and this year we were at China Beach (along with little brother Sam). The shot of Paige and her lovey (which is actually THREE loveys rubber-banded together) brings me right back to that first shoot. It's a photograph of who she is right now. She is at that unique spot in life of not being a toddler, yet not being a "big kid" either. Whenever her relationship with her lovey(s!) wanes, I am so grateful that she and her parents will forever have this image captured to bring them back to this time of innocence...

San Francisco Family Photos | Brooke Bryand Photography | China Beach Family Photographer

San Francisco Family Photos | Brooke Bryand Photography | China Beach Family Photographer

San Francisco Family Photos | Brooke Bryand Photography | China Beach Family Photographer

San Francisco Family Photos | Brooke Bryand Photography | China Beach Family Photographer

The Schlifke Family {Presidio Spire} San Francisco Family Photographer

There are so many aspects families have to consider when they do a family photo session. The clothing...the location...the weather...getting the kiddos to be happy at that exact hour...did I mention the clothing? And...to be honest...this major duty often falls on the mama. Moms hire me for 95% of the sessions I photograph. Jackie was no exception and I admired how prepared and, in many ways, relaxed she was for our session. We started at the studio to recreate a classic, adorable studio photo another photographer had captured for her first child. Her son nailed it and we were on our way to the Presidio Spire to do the rest of the session! She had plenty of outfits to choose from and - thank goodness - because her eldest son took a dive in the dirt within approximately 30 seconds of starting our session! Second outfit to the rescue. Here is the studio shot we created first, followed by our photo session near the Presidio Spire.

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Studio Family Photographer | San Francisco 1 Year One Year Photos

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer | Presidio Spire Family Photo Ideas

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer | Presidio Spire Family Photo Ideas

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer | Presidio Spire Family Photo Ideas

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer | Presidio Spire Family Photo Ideas

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer | Presidio Spire Family Photo Ideas

Sadie...growing up! {Cavallo Point}

Sadie, Sadie, Sadie. You steal our hearts with your adorable antics, impress us with your aptitude and win our smiles with your silliness. Sadie has grown up on this blog with her newborn session, six months, one year, and now she will turn TWO in February! We got together in October over at Cavallo Point in Sausalito to enjoy the warmth relative to San Francisco at least! and celebrate this amazing family.

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