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Moppin Maternity Shoot | Sycamore Grove Park

We spent a beautiful afternoon with the Moppin family, just 2 weeks before baby Kaiden's due date. For this shoot, we decided to go back to Sycamore Grove Park, but explore the other side, which was all new to us, (didn't realize how big this park really is)! Soon after their arrival, we all quickly found ourselves trying to keep up with the energetic, adorable and soon-to-be big brother, baby Keith, who never ceases to melt our hearts every time we see him! We've known Ruby and Richard for almost 9 years now, and it's truly been such a thrill getting to watch this adorable family of 3 grow to 4. So happy to announce baby Kaiden arrived March 7, 2014, and we are very excited to meet him! Congrats to the Moppin family!

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Moppin Family Generations Shoot | Sycamore Grove Park

When asked by our good friend Ruby Moppin, if we were interested to shoot the Moppin Family's first ever generations photo shoot, we just couldn't say no. The family especially wanted this for Pauline Moppin (mother / grandma / great-grandma). They traveled from all over the Bay Area to the Sycamore Grove Park in Livermore just for this special day. We of course initially thought that shooting a group of 30 was going to be a huge challenge, but everyone made it so enjoyable and so easy for us. Our only regret was not getting more time to spend with each individual family. Thank you to the entire family for spending the afternoon with us, especially to Pauline for being the anchor of this beautiful fun-loving and energetic family! Here are some highlights...

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Sanchez Family | Sycamore Grove Park

When Erick and I finally decided that it was time to get aristonrose photography up and running, we were so lucky to have such amazing friends who enthusiastically volunteered themselves to "officially" be our first! The Sanchez Family have been great friends of ours for a few years now and have been some of our biggest supporters. They are no stranger to being in front of our camera since Amanda and David are 2 of the best "photo bombers" we know. And their 5 year old son, Gabe, with his boundless imagination and assortment of facial expressions, makes him one of our favorites to photograph. Their recent move from San Mateo to Livermore has been such a great treat for us, making it even easier for all of us to get together. Whether we're exploring new wineries, grubbing yummy food, jumping into limos, after-partying at Naan N' Curry, or simply BBQing at their new home while watching Sunday football, it is always a GREAT time with this family!

Amanda's one request for this shoot was to capture Gabe's current love for super heroes and capes. We knew it was going to be a challenge to figure out... "how can we make his cape fly?" But after a few outtakes and lots of laughs, we were able to pull it off.

We truly couldn't have asked for a better family of 3 to launch this new adventure with. Thank you to the Sanchez Family for being so photogenic and for making this a memorable "first" for us. We love you!

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