Jenn, Magnolia & Chloe

Jenn, Magnolia & Chloe

Hoping for a rainbow. A rainbow baby is a baby that is born alive after a loss. We lost our first baby girl, Chloe Rose at 33 weeks gestation she was 4lbs 14oz and 18inches long. She had daddy’s golden skin, mommy’s wavy hair, daddy’s surfer feet and mommy’s button nose — more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.

So they say every pregnancy is different and for me, this couldn’t be more true. With Chloe I was that overly happy, go-lucky, so excited and sometimes annoying pregnant lady. With this pregnancy I have felt disconnected and terrified. When Tumay and I started talking about taking some photos I was very hesitant. After a few weeks of contemplating the idea and almost canceling more than once, I had a moment of clarity. I realized I needed to do this, for this baby. This baby is here now, I don’t know what tomorrow will bring but today I have a living baby growing inside me and I will always have her as my second daughter and Chloe’s little sister.

Before we started taking the photos I expressed to Tumay that it was important to me to incorporate Chloe in the photos. We decided on taking some photos of the necklace that I wear everyday that has an imprint of Chloe’s thumb print. I now have a picture of me and my girls all together embracing my love for them both.

For me these photos capture my family, our story, our loss and our new life. I pray everyday that we will bring this baby into this world breathing and healthy. I am grateful for the opportunity brought with these images to bring light and beauty through our journey for me and my family.
— Jenn Thomas
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For more info on our San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Family Photography Sessions, shoot us an email or call us anytime! 

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Summer Wedding Inspiration

Summer Wedding Inspiration

We’re starting off the week with a breezy coastal bridal inspiration, perfect for those of you planning a one-on-one session with your photographer! 
With floral design by Mission De Flores, and the dreamy bridal dress from Keepsake the Label, we love how this styled shoot has both a romantic & modern feel. 
Brides, are you planning on booking a bridal session with your photographer? This could be the perfect chance to get creative with location, give you a chance to try a different bridal look, and maybe have fun with your wardrobe choices a bit! 
For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego Wedding Photography Sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 
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 floral design: Mission de Flores | dress: Keepsake The Label | hair: Faryl Hoang | makeup: Asaneth Serrano | creative director & photographer: Tumay Aslay 

 

 

Mornings at the Ganser House | San Francisco Newborn & Family Photographer

Mornings at the Ganser House | San Francisco Newborn & Family Photographer

Meet the Ganser family: Haley, Matt, Eliana, Adelaide and Luna Ganser. I met with the Gansers in their beautifully decorated Alamo Square flat in San Francisco for their first official family photo shoot. The twins were the sweetest little models, sending tons of smiles my way. I am honored to have spent a morning with this gorgeous family and excited to share this wonderful session with you all!

For more info on my San Francisco Family sessions, shoot me an email or call me anytime! 

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Behind the Scenes | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer

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Behind the Scenes | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer

This behind the scenes shoot is not only soft and romantic but also very sexy. I loved collaborating with these women. Tiffany Wilson is a complete goddess and Desiree Niegsch is a talented San Francisco Bay Area makeup artist. 

I will be starting to team up with Desiree for any future clients who are also looking for a makeup artist. Believe me: she's worth it!      

For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego Photography Sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Lalena + Ryan | San Francisco Bay Area Engagement Photographer

Lalena + Ryan | San Francisco Bay Area Engagement Photographer

I felt so blessed and humbled when my dearest friends Lalena and Ryan asked me to photograph their engagement session. They even traveled all the way to San Francisco for it! 

We had an absolutely amazing time shooting for two days and were lucky to take advantage of Park Presidio during sunset and Mount Tamalpais during sunrise. This San Francisco Bay Area engagement session is breathtaking and their love shines through these photos. I am so excited to share these photographs with you and can't wait for their wedding! 

For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego Engagement Photography Sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Maya + Kareem | San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Maya + Kareem | San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Recently, I met Maya and Kareem at the steps of San Francisco City Hall to photograph their wedding. I was immediately taken away by how gorgeous they both were! They were simply so elegant and in love.  I am so honored to had the chance to be part of their special day and excited to share this lovely session with you all. 
For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photography Sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 
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760-445-5258

Erin, Jack + Ezra | San Francisco Family Photographer in Woodside, CA.

Erin, Jack + Ezra | San Francisco Family Photographer in Woodside, CA.

This Bay Area family photography session is just so beautiful! I had the honor to visit Erin, Jack and Ezra in their charming cabin in Woodside for their portrait session. Aren't they a beautiful family? I hope you enjoy this beautiful session as much as I do! 

For more info on my San Francisco & Bay Area family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

Welcome, Baby Palmer! San Francisco Lifestyle Newborn Photography

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Welcome, Baby Palmer! San Francisco Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I recently spent a lovely San Francisco morning photographing baby Palmer and her beautiful mother Traci. Palmer was the sweetest little model... and will you look at all that hair!  I am honored to be able to document the love Traci has for her new baby and I'm excited to share this wonderful session with you all!
Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!

For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Sunday Mornings at the Balaafjell House

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Sunday Mornings at the Balaafjell House

I just love EVERYTHING about this family session! I am so blessed. People open their doors for me and allow me to capture their sweet memories. It's a unique experience every single time and I am honored. Everything about this Bay Area family photography session is magical. Cirrus, Christian, Talan, and Bee: thank you for having me over and letting me witness your love for each other. 

For more info on my San Francisco Bay Area family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Beach Time with the Neuberger Family

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Beach Time with the Neuberger Family

Neuberger family has a very special place in my heart. It's been an honor to call Libby my best friend for over 15 years and an absolute joy to watch her build a beautiful family. I got to spend some quality time with Libby, Scott, Ethan, Ari and Owen Levi during my latest trip to San Diego. Despite the high tide and the sun quickly going down on us, I've managed to snap few lovely photographs of this fun family. 
For more info on my San Diego & San Francisco family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Zwack Family | San Diego Family Portrait Photographer in Encinitas

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Zwack Family | San Diego Family Portrait Photographer in Encinitas

This San Diego family photography session is just so marvelous! I met with Nicole, Dan, Lily, Lylah and Weston at a beautiful park in Encinitas for their portrait session. Aren't they a gorgeous family? I hope you enjoy these beautiful portraits as much as I do!

For more info on my San Diego & San Francisco family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Lauren+Apollo | San Diego Family Photographer in Encinitas

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Lauren+Apollo | San Diego Family Photographer in Encinitas

I am blogging all the way from Istanbul today. It's cold. It's snowing... but this beach session from San Diego is keeping me warm by just looking at it!  As some of you know, I've lived in San Diego for over ten years and it's where I call my second home. My goal is to have many more San Diego family portrait sessions in 2016...

We decided on an early morning beach session for Lauren and Apollo's family portrait session. Luckily the weather was perfect and the light was incredible! Hello San Diego in January!!

Lauren is one of those super single mothers who somehow manages to work full-time, raise a child and still find time to keep a healthy lifestyle. Such a beautiful and strong woman! She amazes me.. Apollo was a clever, humorous, and adventurous little model. His love for his mother was so adoring and boundless. It was so special to document. I hope that they will keep and cherish these wonderful memories forever.

For more info on my San Diego & San Francisco family portrait sessions, shoot me an email or call anytime! 

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Father Daughter Bond | San Francisco Family Photographer in Golden Gate Park

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Father Daughter Bond | San Francisco Family Photographer in Golden Gate Park

The bond between a father and a daughter is unquestionably a special one. It’s that bond that will shape that little girl into a confident and independent woman.  It’s his influence in his daughter’s life that will shape her self-esteem and opinions of men. I created today’s blog with the intentions of reflecting that bond between Gisela and Matt.

Gisela is a vivacious and sophisticated twelve year old who is without a doubt is one of the most beautiful little models my camera has ever captured. Particularly interested in photography and singing, Gisela identifies herself as an artist. I loved working with this gorgeous San Francisco family and documenting the strong love that they have for each other. I hope that they will keep and cherish these wonderful memories forever. 

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Welcoming Baby Luca | San Francisco Newborn Photographer in North Beach

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Welcoming Baby Luca | San Francisco Newborn Photographer in North Beach

Meet the Vecchio family: Jessica, Alex and the latest addition; Luca Julian Herzog Vecchio. I met with the Vecchio's in their beautifully lit North Beach flat in San Francisco for their first official family photo shoot.  Luca was the sweetest little model and what a beautiful skin!  I am honored to be able to document the love Jessica & Alex have for their new baby and excited to share this wonderful session with you all!

Welcome to the world, sweet baby boy!

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Kelly+Ella | San Francisco Family Photographer in Embarcadero

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Kelly+Ella | San Francisco Family Photographer in Embarcadero

This was my last San Francisco family session of 2015 with one of my favorite mother-daughter duos. Kelly reached out to me looking for a family photographer that could capture the unique bond between her and her daughter. We decided on Embarcadero as our location since this is where they lived and spent most of their quality time together. Ella was a smart, witty and curious little model with so much personality. This was such a fun shoot and the flow of energy between the two of them was so natural that it was so easy to capture. 

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McKenna+Liam | Newborn Photographer in China Basin

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McKenna+Liam | Newborn Photographer in China Basin

I’m always excited to photograph a lifestyle newborn session, and this lovely family's San Francisco newborn photos were the epitome of what I love most about these sessions – sweet baby twins being absolutely showered in love. Emily couldn’t take her eyes off of McKenna and Liam, and for good reason – they're absolutely adorable! The twins were total superstars for their first official photo shoot, sending tons of smiles my way! 

It was such a pleasure to get to meet you all and document your beautiful new family together! Thanks again for such a wonderful, heart-melting session, and congratulations again on your beautiful baby twins. 

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Dylan+Smith | Newborn Photographer in San Francisco Ashbury Haights

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Dylan+Smith | Newborn Photographer in San Francisco Ashbury Haights

Robin and Dave recently had me over to their lovely San Francisco apartment to document the arrival of their twin baby boys Dylan & Smith! 4.5 weeks old and still just so tiny! 

I absolutely adored this San Francisco lifestyle newborn session! The Daines family was so warm, welcoming, and the photo shoot was full of laughter. 

Welcome Dylan & Smith...

 

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