Hello there!

My name is Annie Tao. I am a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in lifestyle photography where you get to play, hang out, and be yourself. I capture the moments, real emotions and stories that occur during our time together. Check here often or subscribe to my blog (RSS feed) to see what I am up to or get creative inspiration. Thanks for visiting!

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My Philosophy

I scoured through thousands of my client photos and pondered my philosophy on photographing people.  What I realized was that my philosophy was incredibly simple.

Looking at all these gorgeous faces and families, my heart melts a little.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.   ~annie

Want to see more?  Yippeee… here’s a video on why you should choose Lifestyle Photography.

Published on Wall Street Journal

An on-point article published in the Life section of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) today about the trend of choosing holiday cards that represent people’s lives more.

Oh, and my client’s (Roberta and Alex’s) holiday card was chosen to be in the article!  Thanks for the feature, WSJ and Paper Culture!  :)


To read the entire WSJ article, click here.

Gold, Mushrooms and Trolls

Olivia and Emma had an adventurous morning with their parents.  They hunted for gold, explored a forest to find mushrooms, and avoided trolls at the bridge!   :)

There was also a lot of hugging, kissing and hand-holding, which made it a perfect way to spend a sunny morning after days of rain showers.



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Glorious Day on the Bay

There is nothing more glorious than being cuddled between the golden sunlight, the blue-est of skies, dancing waves on your favorite Bay, and the laughter of children who are happily building forts out of pillows and playing make-believe.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of sailing in the San Francisco Bay with my long-time clients (now friends), Priti and Rachad.  Bonus was seeing their children:  Maya whom I’ve known since she was a baby and Samir whom I met when he was born!

We sailed to a little cove in Sausalito, played there for awhile, and then headed back to the city just as the Super Moon appeared.  After we docked, we celebrated with wine and cheese while we continued to catch up.

Ahhhhh… it was a glorious day.


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