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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

To create this video, 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

Beach at Low Tide

A darling family who live and play at the beach had a very specific goal in mind:  to capture photos of them doing their thing!  Things like walking on a wooden bridge, exploring caves, climbing on rock walls, and investigating the tide pools during low tide may sound exciting, but they are not out-of-the-ordinary activities for The W Family.  This is their life in Half Moon Bay.

To make this shoot of a gorgeous family in a gorgeous location even better, the rain storm that sat over the Bay passed through just before the start of their shoot.  This unveiled the most beautiful sky!

So Tom, Heather, Quin, Rouri and Noni enjoyed the beach, as they usually do.  :)

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