Spontaneous, Artistic & Unforgettable. Anna Myers is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in fine art maternity and newborn photography, contemporary baby photography, unique child photography, cool teen senior portraits, engaging dog and pet portraits and modern family portraits. Located in San Francisco Bay Area - serving Northern California
When the oldest child is almost ready to go to college - it is a very interesting time in a household. There is much anticipation of the new life waiting, the new room that will become available, and the changes ahead. One thing is for certain - the family life as they know it will be changed forever. This is a perfect time to stop a moment and document those siblings at that point in time - before all of the changes. Here are some images from a session I did recently with Henry and Ethan before Henry left for college - photographed in some urban spots in Oakland.
People ask me all the time when the best time is to photograph their newborn - and my answer is a firm "under 14 days". But for many new parents the first few weeks after the birth are a bit overwhelming and the thought of leaving home to come to the studio with a 10 day old baby can be daunting. No worries! I love to photograph newborns in the home using natural window light! Let me come to you! This newborn photography session in San Francisco with done in a cozy apartment with beautiful window light. Here are some of my favorites with this 12 day old baby...
Now that the holiday rush is winding down, I finally have the chance to add some content to my blog! I have had some great sessions in the past few months - including this fun mini session with Finn and Delia down by the Railroad tracks. Of course I choose non-operational railroad tracks, and then add a chair and some fun loving kids and sha-bang! We get some artsy, colorful, urban portraits capturing their personalities and their relationship. I love the urban look for kids and their mom did a great job of choosing their clothes to create a coordinated casual but modern look. And Delia's little pink sequin shoes tied it all together! Here are a few of my favorites from the session...
Available for weekday sessions Monday 11/1 through Wednesday 11/24, book your 30 minute mini session for either in studio or on location near the studio for $95.
Mini Sessions are perfect for creating unforgettable holiday gifts and artistic holiday cards! Your choice of in the Alameda studio or on location near the studio featuring urban, woodsy or bay beachy - we can find something that matches your style for custom portraits of you and yours.
Mini Sessions include a phone consult to discuss location, clothing, people in session, as well as a 60 minute post-consultation in the studio with Anna to view the images and place your order. Post-consults for mini sessions are available weekday afternoons, Wednesday evenings and some Sunday evenings. All post consults and orders must be completed by Friday 12/3/10 for Christmas Delivery.
Call the studio to book your session at 510-748-8959 or email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the calendar. Limited Availability - monday through friday between 9am and 5pm - 11/1 through 11/24 - sign up asap for your best time!
Holiday Giving - Toys for Tots Bring a Toy - Get a Facebook File! This year instead of having one day for the Toys for Tots, we will honor the spirit of giving throughout November. All clients who bring a new toy valued at $25 or more to the studio (unwrapped) for their Post-consultation will receive a facebook file of one of their ordered files as a thank you from the studio. While you are at it - click here to FIND US ON FACEBOOK
Don’t do facebook? Bring a new toy valued at $25 to your post consultationfor your November session and we will give you a set of wallets from one of your ordered images!
Along with some special holiday deals on old favorites like framed triptych’s and image folios, we have new products – sleek & solid story panels for the shelf or wall, way cool metal prints, new session box or albums, and great new holiday templates for vintage or modern holiday cards at a great price.
Our official cut off this year is November 24th for sessions that are intended for holiday cards and holiday gifts - which will give us plenty of time to create our custom design cards and beautiful fine art prints and deliver them to you in time for you to get them out for the holidays. If you have not scheduled your fall family portrait session - we still have some openings, but they are going fast - so call the studio 510-748-8959 to schedule.
As an experienced san francisco bay area maternity and newborn photographer, I know how important it is to capture the milestones of the first year because babies change so darn fast! Once a baby is over 12 weeks old (newborns need longer sessions), I recommend doing mini sessions at key ages to capture that time and all that cuteness! Mini sessions are 30 minutes long and for babies that are not walking they are done at my studio on weekday mornings. For walking babies, I offer a 30 minute mini session at a location near my studio that will give them more room to roam.
The Oh Baby! Club is the baby plan at the studio that gives you three mini sessions between the ages of 14 weeks and 16 months for $295. Special discounts on prints, framed products and albums are also available for Oh Baby! Club members. You can get modern fine art photography of your baby at a great price - easy cheesy with 30 minute sessions - who needs the mall? And you can add extra mini sessions to your plan for just $75 per session. For maternity and newborn clients that purchase special packages, the Oh Baby! Club is included as a bonus item at no cost.
Here are some layouts from Chase's one year album - including chubby naked 6 month old Chase, holiday festive 11 month old Chase and tractor loving 16 month old Chase:
One year Portraits are one of my favorite subjects to photograph - and when it is with twins it is double fun! I photographed Jaya and Phillip for their maternity and also for their newborn, so I was so eager to see them again at their one year old milestone. These twins love to dance and take turns being smiley or cranky - as most twins do. So there is always someone in a good mood to capture. And these two were always on the move! Here are some of my favorites from the twin one year portraits in the san francisco bay area
We are still working with the East Bay SPCA to get the winners posted on their site, but here are the results of the east bay dog portrait contest !
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Favorite Big Dog and Overall Top Dog goes to Jack. Jack will be featured on the cover of the East Bay SPCA Newsletter as well as on the front page of the East Bay SPCA website. All of the other winners and runners up listed below will be featured on the East Bay SPCA website.
Close in voting for favorite big dog were Charlotte (Jack's Best Friend) and the very handsome Kiska :
Favorite Small Dog went to the darling Ellie:
Best Dressed Dog went to Joe with a close runner up as Sadie:
Best Looking Dog went to Sterling:
Favorite Dog went to Bluesie with the runner up as Suzie:
There is a fantastic new clothing and accessory store for pre-teen girls in Alameda opening in July called "In Bloom". Store owner Monisa Croxton asked me to produce images for the store walls - something colorful, casual, fun and in tune with girls age 8 to 13 years old. We put together a quick "backyard feeling" session with models and clothing provided by In Bloom, and here are the resulting images that will grace the walls of the new store when it opens later in July. See anyone you know? Alameda can be such a small town!
Aneesh contacted me because he wanted to have some modern professional portraits in the Bay Area done with his brother AJ before AJ left for the Air Force Academy. He and his brother are very close, as is his whole family. He not only wanted the portraits for himself, but also as a gift for his parents and grand parents. Wow, was I impressed with this young guy who intuitively understood the value of professional portraits. So we set out to capture the two brothers both in a more traditional format as well as a more edgey, cool format to document the brothers, their relationship and meet the needs of all of the intended audience. Aneesh and AJ were fantastic to work with - they are both huge soccer players so we had lots to talk about - and we got quite a range of images in one short, sweet hour. We started out in studio, then hit the streets near the studio for the urban look. Here are a few from the session...