For Mother’s Day I thought it would be good to make a blog post which includes a few mothers 🙂 Extended family shoots do not often cross my path in the Bay Area. Having multiple generations continue to call the Bay Area home is a bit of a unicorn, Therefore I was very excited when […]

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Newborn sessions with first time parents are very rewarding. There is so much “behind the scenes” work, just to get those great first newborn shots. Once you deliver those pictures, the joy and gratitude of the parents, make it all worthwhile! Bryce and Vicky lives in downtown San Jose with two amazing Pup brothers, Bandit […]

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New clients are always exciting. From receiving the first request for information to when we meet in-person at the session, I love to learn more about my clients. I was so happy when mommy blogger Shauna, from stayinghomesawyer blog, reached out to me for family portraits to commemorate the first birthday of Sawyer, her beautiful baby […]

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Book your Holiday/ Fall Mini session – The Perfect gift! With the Holiday season and beautiful fall colors around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to do mini sessions for your holiday cards or annual portraits! I only offer mini sessions twice a year and spots are limited, don’t miss out and book […]

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I always love to have multiple sessions with the same clients. In a way, I start to feel like an extended member of the family. To see how the children grow and develop from one session to the other, is a real privilege. I met Sara and Jon when William was six months. This cute […]

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My dearest friend HelanĂ©, This blog post is in loving memory and honor of your dear husband and our friend, SĂ©an. The hugs he gave and his arms around your sweet girls, the way he looked at them and the way he spoke so proudly about them is replaying in my mind. I did not know […]

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I simply love the diversity of San Francisco Bay Area. Every now and then, I learn something new from other cultures. One of my recent clients provided such learning experience. In South Korea, baby’s 100th day is a big celebration. 100th day is a special milestone in Korean culture because in the olden days, many babies didn’t survive […]

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When your family lives thousands of miles away and you find friends who become your family – That is #Priceless! John “Uncle” & Madhavi “Auntie” has been our neighbors for a while and we can’t imagine having better neighbors and friends. Our kids play well together and very often we help each other out with […]

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Here is another beautiful set of some family portraits I did for my Mother’s day and Spring mini-sessions. There is still a few slots open, so book now! https://marelestrydom.com/mini-sessions   I know my time is coming, 🙂 but I have a lot of respect for mothers of teenage children! One of our friends, Juli, is right […]

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