Oakland Studio Bridal Portrait

Oakland Studio Bridal Portrait

Oakland Studio Bridal Portrait.

The wedding day can go by in a flash. Sometimes it’s nice to slow down and take some solo photographs before the big day. Bridal portraits are wonderful for several reasons. You can give yourself a chance to get more comfortable with your photographer, and with being in front of a camera. It will give you a chance to create a different vibe and get more gorgeous photos of you in your dress you so thoughtfully picked out for your wedding. And lastly you can use the occasion to do your hair and makeup trials and see if you like the way everything photographs. And lastly because they are fun.

Shannon and I met up a few weeks before her wedding and did a simple bridal portrait shoot in OMA studios located in Oakland. She had found this wedding dress at a thrift store but ended up deciding to wear a different one for her wedding day. She still loved this dress and wanted some photographs of her in this one as well. 

Mothers. Are. Everything.

Mother. Are. Everything.

I have written about my sisters pregnancy and motherhood before and I just feel so lucky to be able to witness this beautiful growth. She came to town a few months ago and we had a little mother son studio session and I love the results. I will be offering mother studio sessions at my new studio up in Paradise, CA in the future. Love how the studio strips away all distractions and allows the image to really just be mother and child. I love photography because it allows us a way to document these special and fleeting moments in our lives. A mother with her first born child just turning one years old. That's pretty damn special.

If you're local and interested in a session please email me at for more info :)