Stage 1 (& Stage 4!) – As you grow

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYAs promised, here’s some from this lovely family photo shoot, that’s Stage 1 for the little twin boys, and stage 4 (or at least the 4th photo shoot I’ve done of their older sister).  I cannot say enough how cool it is to be asked back to continue to document their lives.  (Plus, aren’t they just the cutest people ever?!)



Stage 2 – As You Grow

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYOne of my most popular family packages is the “As You Grow” series – parents like it because they get regular photo shoots at 6 month intervals of their little ones.  I love them because I get to watch kids grow up and families get stronger, which is amazing to witness.  Here’s a few of my favorites from a “Stage 2” shoot.  You might remember this gorgeous family from their Stage 1 Holiday shoot.

Multi-Generational Family Photo Shoot


I just absolutely adore it when people ask me to take pictures of their families, and even more so when I get to take multiple generations.  There’s something so cool about seeing everyone together in one place and how certain characteristics just show up in each generation.  I adore this family – I posted a teaser from their shoot a while back, and here’s a few more.

On a separate note, I just wanted to thank everyone who’s liked my posts, written to me and told me that you guys like reading my blog.  Your kind words really just make me feel so happy & it’s so appreciated.  So thank-you.  xoxo -L

Cavallo Point – Family Shoot

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY/Laura Monfredini

Every year I usually donate a photography package to be auctioned off for a worthy cause.  This year I donated to the Bay Area United Way & this lovely family was the winning bidder.  We went to Cavallo Point (one of my favorite places to capture both the Golden Gate Bridge and totally natural backgrounds) to do the shoot & their little girl just stole the show.  These are just a few of my favorite shots — this family clearly loves being together because they were all smiles all morning long.  I love doing something for a good cause and meeting awesome people.

Sneak preview

Just thought I’d share a little sneak preview from a recent family photo shoot we did.  I just loved this one.  There are 3 girls in the fam, and they’re 2, 5 and 11.  I think their personalities and “stage of life” just totally came out.  They were all having fun and were just fantastic to work with (although, I swear, it really doesn’t feel like work, ever & I am touched-by-an-angel-lucky to have the most fantastic clients ever).