Sunset Family Session in Castro Valley, CA

Family Session

CASTRO VALLEY, CA


The cutest kid award goes to...

Now that I have your attention....doesn't this smile melt your heart? When Michelle asked me to take photos of her growing family this year, I felt so excited to see her again. We first met in 2015. Her kids are darling and everyone together is so sweet.


Before our session, I began by consulting with Michelle and her husband to learn their vision for what they hoped for in photos. Although I offered location suggestions, Michelle already had a wonderful spot in mind. To plan the shot list and where to meet, I checked it out in advance.


On the day of the session, we hiked up an easy trail near sunset and met at the top of the hill. This was the perfect setting because we had a lake, city view, paved path, a bench, and trees, many, many trees to play with!


Any excuse to take photos outdoors, in a garden, near a beach, or surrounded by hills with the warm sun beaming down on us, I will be there in a heart beat. My goal is to bring playful joy and fun to your experience in a relaxed way.

Our experience with valarie was wonderful from start to finish...She made everything so easy and they all came out so beautifully and exactly as I'd hoped! - Michelle