A San Francisco Shoot: Indoors & Outdoors

I absolutely love seeing families I’ve been shooting for a few years!

To see my clients’ children grow up makes me feel like Auntie Annie instead of just their Photographer.  And seeing my clients again is like a fun catch up period with friends!

I am so lucky to have such awesome clients.  They make me excited to get up at the crack of dawn and lug heavy equipment around for a couple hours!  :)

[Click here to see the Y. Family’s shoot from July, 2009.]

I Heart San Francisco

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“Disrupting Wildlife”

Annie Tao Photoshoot Leniency Act 14a:  Let kids chase nature to get the right shot!  ;)

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Smokin’ Hot

One of my favorite shots of Edward.  He has a great profile and so does his son, Griffin!

The wall behind them makes this photo especially intriguing.  (You know I love patterns and textures!)  The tear design looks like Edward is smoking, which of course he is in this photo!  :)

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Fave Outdoor Family Shots

Alright, these are just a few of my favorites!

[FYI to Photographers: I slightly overexposed the outdoor images because it was a typical overcast day in the city.  I also gave it a nudge more saturation — set in my camera, not post-production — to make my images pop despite the gloomy weather.]

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So sweet and natural…

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Lines, Patterns and Curves, Oh My!

The wide angle accentuates the arc of the path and elongates Edward’s back leg.  Together with the curve of Edward’s back makes this a “Wow” image for me.

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Fave Indoor Shots

The delicious light and Griffin’s expression made me stop at this photo when I was flipping through all the images I took from today!

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I composed this tight shot so Ellen and Edward act as visual “bookends” to their adorable children.

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Ah yes, another Annie Tao Photoshoot Leniency Act:  Give children candy if it will look good on film!  :)

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A Quiet Beginning

This is one of the first photos I shot this morning, so it was a quiet stroll with no playing or goofing around.

I love that Ali is looking outside and Ellen is gazing adoringly at her daughter.

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Funny Moments

An Upside-Down Griffin Cake!

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It’s too loud!

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I never knew candy could taste so…. icky!

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4 Comments

  1. Very nice session…i really admire your photography!

  2. I just love your photos. I love the sad face w/the candy!

  3. Thanks so much, Gil! That means a lot, coming from another photographer! :)

    Angela, you have always been a big fan of my work! I appreciate that so much! Did you notice Griffin’s hands in that shot? I think the candy tasted sour or just really bad! I love capturing an emotional moment… all kinds of emotion, not just happy ones!

  4. Ellen

    annie, i love the candy pictures, especially the one where griffin isn’t quite sure if he likes the taste of his!! :)