Mid-Century Hideaway Family Session

When Yvonne and I were planning her session, the words “cool Mid-Century modern house” surfaced and my ears perked up like a curious puppy.  A noteworthy session in the works indeed!!

Why at-home family sessions?

20% of my clients decide to invite me to their home for family portraits.  Its a different, relaxed energy when you get to photograph people in their own space.  The images captured at home are some of the most genuine, intimate and candid moments I could hope to capture.

Arriving to the Mid-Century Hideaway

On arrival, I toured Yvonne & Michael’s Mid-Century modern hideaway and was in a photographer’s paradise.  High celings, floor-to-celing windows, gorgeous wood…  We even went to the garage and planned shots of the kids with their Porsche (you know I love me some cars).

Last time we photographed Yvonne & Michael to celebrate their only child Madison’s birthday (pictured left) & Yvonne’s baby bump and THIS time, their newest addition, Joelle, was turning 1, so to add to my delight, we planned for a cake smash too.

On the “Sachiko Studio favorite things” list, this shoot checked most of those boxes:  Mid-Century home shoot, cake smash, car shoot, documenting family growth.  Check check check!

Here is what 2 hours with Yvonne & Michael’s beautiful family was like!

 

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We Love Grandma Photo Session

The Deguchi family was one of the very first families I photographed when I opened Sachiko Studio 5 years ago.  Proud grandma Kazuko 5 years ago had 1 grandchild…since then her 3 other daughters got married and she now has FOUR grandchildren!  What a difference 5 years makes.

Here is a then and now photo of Kazuko and her oldest grandson Dylan (blog entry from their previous session):

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I was looking through my old archives and I also did a session with just Dylan that same year, my has he grown!

I returned to Kazuko’s beautiful Japanese garden at her home to photograph her FOUR grandchildren along with 3 out of 4 of her daughters.  Her beautiful daughters gifted her this “we love grandma” session for her birthday.  I loved coming back and meeting the new additions to the family.  Sessions like these, when I get to re-visit families and see how they’ve grown, warm my heart and remind me why I started Sachiko Studio in the first place!  These sessions also remind me of how far the studio has come since then!

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SGV Family Session: Hazel + Phil = Evelyn

Hazel has been my client since the beginning of my business.  She comes to me with exciting ideas like stealing her husband’s nice cars and doing shoots with them & her, or photographing her each month of her pregnancy or having me come to her holiday party to photograph each and every one of her friends with Santa Claus.

No where in the past have we had the chance to do something ordinary until now.  We got together on my turf and she gave me the freedom to choose the location for her first outdoor family session with me.  I chose the beach at Santa Fe Dam to celebrate the summer and a brand new spot within Santa Fe Dam to show some contrast.  We also ventured back to my studio for some head shots, as mom & dad are starting a new business together and baby Evelyn needed her modeling head shots updated.

There was never a dull moment during our 2 photo shoots featured below.  Evelyn gave me all her moods from hungry, happy, sweet, content to “I’m done with this.”  Ladies  & Gents, meet Hazel + Phil + Evelyn!
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