Photography by Kristina Brandt. Portraits, Couples, Families, Friends.
Sarah wanted some portraits and head shots that she could use for her LinkedIn profile and Social Media profiles, and since we had both wanted to check out Fort Point after watching Vertigo, we decided to head up and take care of both to-do's in one trip! We got some great head shots, and played around with the cool, shadow filled structure doing a few additional moody portraits.
A portrait session with Sweet Baby Rhea.
Newborn session with precious 6 day old Abby Kate.
I was invited to a beautiful, intimate family party to celebrate sweet Jaxon's first birthday. It was so special to see Jaxon showered with love and smiling all the way!
Stephanie + Bump
As a photographer, my favorite things to capture are the connections between two people or families. I love photographing all the different unique relationships that people form. The special connections between two people come through in some photographs so beautifully. With maternity sessions, I've notice how that connection between a new mother and her unborn child shows quite differently. Watching Stephanie nurturing her bump throughout her pregnancy was amazing to witness, and I loved snapping photos of her connecting with her own belly so delicately yet passionately. It's appears to be a truly incredible thing to experience. From the outside, as an artist, I remain inspired by that connection and love that I can create beautiful images that capture that forming relationship between mama and baby.
This quick maternity session with Stephanie was supposed to be just 1 of 2. We had planned to shoot a bit more, later on in her pregnancy, but thought it would be fun to start here since she had her employers' house available to use. Stephanie loved the large abstract painting that hung in the living room and knew she wanted to use it as a backdrop. And so we did! The painting provided such a cool texture and interesting geometric lines that contrasted her new, growing, motherly figure.
I am so grateful we did this shoot early on. Since Stephanie's sweet daughter, Rhea, decided to come a couple weeks early, we never got to take a second round of photos. So, I think the fact that we got this shoot in when we did was some sort of kismet.
Jenna + Paul
Brett + Stephanie
Shannon + Clayton
Ashley + Richard
Intimate Napa Wedding.
Ashley + Richard had a beautiful intimate ceremony with just their families at The Celadon in Napa, CA. The event was filled with such love and happiness. This sweet family with their 1 year old daughter were glowing all afternoon! It was such a joy to witness.
Family portrait shoot at Felton Covered Bridge park.
Sarah + Stephanie
Coyote Point Babes.
A quickie best friends shoot with Sarah and Stephanie on a perfectly cloudy day. These two have been best friends since the first grade! Watching them support each other through life is so sweet.