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What a 5 year old likes {Lifestyle Family Photographer, San Jose, CA}

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Today I asked my 5 year old about things she loves, I also asked my 3 year old the same question, but that is for another post 🙂

At first I though the list will never end. She had so much fun talking about all the things she enjoys, likes, love.

I encourage all parents to do that with their kids. This is such a great opportunity for them to connect with you and talk to you about things that are important to them. Some of those thing we might not know about…

This weekend find some time sit down with your kids and ask them this simple question. They will love the attention and you will love hearing the answers.

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Ewa, your Family Photographer

 

 

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Fun Family Session {Family Photographer, San Jose, CA}

You know it’s a good session when in the middle of it one of the parents says: “Now, Let’s do something fun”. They all deserve a standing ovation but most of all the white hair angel, who came to the session sick and despite of not feeling well, she simply rocked my socks off.

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Self-Portrait of the Photographer {Portrait Photography, San Jose, CA}

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Taking pictures is my passion. It is a passion of every photographer out there, at least this is what I believe in.

We spent hours on end shooting, editing, thinking about locations or location hunting, visualizing sessions with clients, browsing the Internet and organizing our Pinterst boards. Everything for one purpose – to become a better photographer and to serve our clients better. Many of us have mastered and memorized all the techniques of encouraging our models to feel comfortable in front of the camera. We know a lot about posing, how to make people look good, how to use the light and how to use every bit of space as a good spot for a photograph.

We take tremendous amounts of pictures weekly… Don’t we.

But how many pictures of ourselves, with kids, with spouses or without them, do we have?
How many times when somebody said, “hey you’ve been shooting all the time, let me take some pictures of you”, you just packed your stuff and run away or hide? I remember those days too good.

We have all the fancy equipment to capture beautiful moments of people and for people but so few of us use the same equipment and talent for themselves.

In addition there isn’t a better way to practice the knowledge about photography than to practice on ourselves. It’s free and nobody else needs to see it.

At the same time you might be really surprised how many great moments you will capture, especially if there are kids involved!
I cherish all my self-portraits I’ve taken so far, no matter how blurry and not perfect they are.

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So, if you’re a photographer, and if you read this, I challenge you to go out there and turn your camera on yourself.
Once for a while, instead of spending an hour in front of the computer looking for inspiration, just go out and face the camera yourself. You might be surprised how many new things you’ll learn, how many new ideas you will get.

I can promise you that!

Here my two tutorials talking about of how to start taking self-portraits:

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Now go out there and shoot yourself! Good luck and don’t forget to have fun!

Happy 1st B-day {Kids Photography, San Jose, CA}

It’s been 1 year since she came to this world.

Oh… what a year it was!

Happy B-day NO.2! 🙂

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The Girls in Yellow Hats {Kids Photography, San Jose, CA}

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What a lovely day we had today.
We have managed to finish colorful hats and take them for some shooting – the hats, I mean.
The kids loved the idea of wearing new hats and they definitely didn’t mind to spend some time playing outdoors.

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NOT twin Brothers! {Kids Photography, San Jose, CA}

When I got to their house, at 8am, I was welcomed by one sleepy head, his older brother was still asleep, and we got up he wasn’t in the best mood for a photo shoot. We had worked a little bit harder than usual to get a smile out of him. We watched cartoons, ate breakfast and played together. I captured their morning routine.

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Goodbye California, {Family Photography, San Jose, CA}

They were flying, jumping, hula hooping, peek-a-booing and hiding in moving boxes. What a session!!!

I had a pleasure to photograph this fun to work with family right after their baby No.2 was born (pictures from that session HERE).

This time we met for a session that would capture the memories about their neighborhood, their favorite park, their favorite spot at their house (a couch, lol), and a few other things that will remind them about the place they used to live for a long time.

We had so much fun, I couldn’t stop photographing them:

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Fly High – Happy New Year!!!

In this New Year I wish you all the best! May your dream come true (at least one), and if you already haven’t to discover the side of a child in yourself!

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4 days old baby boy {Newborn Photography, San Jose, CA}

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Last week I had a chance to meet this happy and very content baby boy. At the time he was only 4 days old. So tiny. Just during those few hours I’d spent with him he received many, many hugs and kisses. He is a lucky boy to be born in such a loving family!

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