Family Life in the Berkeley Hills :: babies, guitar solos and explorations

As I packed up my camera, doled out goodbye hugs, and climbed into my car, I realized my heart was overheating. I hadView full post »

Growing up in the Presidio :: San Francisco family life photos

When I’m photographing a family session, I can feel the family’s energy and perpetual movement–and a lowView full post »

Living life at the pace of toddlers :: Alamo Family Photography

When she opened the front door I was instantly reminded of Thanksgiving. Not because there was a table full gorgeous,View full post »

Lilly’s Plastic Purse (life lessons from a children’s book).

Sitting in the carpool line, waiting for the bell to ring and the chaos to resume, I realized that I forgot toView full post »

Crowdsourcing Motherhood – Share your story. Be in the parenting book.

There we sat. Feeling like frauds. How on earth did we get to this place? Sitting in a hospital room, waiting to beView full post »

She loves with an unstoppable heart

After spending only a day with them, I found myself thinking about them long after the session was over. Weeks afterView full post »

The Photos on Your Wall Are Only Telling Part of the Story

Recently I was asked what to do with printed photos. This mom had taken my online photo organization class last yearView full post »

Sticky Walls and All :: Learn How to Take Creative Photos of Your Kids

Alright ladies. Are you ready to learn how to take everyday photos of your kids? More importantly, are you ready toView full post »

Learning To Let Them Be Little

There will come a day when he will be the largest thing in the kitchen. When using the cabinet as a stepping stoolView full post »

5 Easy Tricks to Make Your Christmas Card to Stand Out!

Years ago, my favorite part of the holiday season was getting Christmas cards from friends and family. I’d gather themView full post »

Candid and relaxed family photography - in the home and at the park. Jennifer Chaney, Family Photographer

Bed head, Playgrounds and Scooters :: Family Photography in Palo Alto

She’s quietly sentimental. She doesn’t gush, rave or worry about the different stages her children are swiftly cruisingView full post »

Our Most Important Work – Parenting Inspiration

A couple of months ago I exhaled as I pinned this quote to my Embrace Your Chaos pin board. It was the reminder IView full post »

How to Take Creative Halloween Pictures- Jennifer Chaney

How To Take Creative Halloween Pictures of Your Kids (8 Quick Tips!)

1)  Make it a game. This is a trick I use in my professional family sessions, and it’s a favorite! Many times weView full post »

Creative and candid family photography done in the home on a Saturday morning - Jennifer Chaney, photographer

Norwegian Pancakes, Childhood Art and A Swim School Family :: Photographs of Saturday Morning in Danville

She carefully tucks her plastic hair brush into her purse, placing it alongside her tangled bracelets and lastView full post »

Children's books can be mind-numbing, and other's will subtly teach you about parenting. Many Moons by James Thurber

A princess, a moon and me in first grade (simple parenting lessons from children’s books)

Reading to my crazies is one of my favorite parts of motherhood.  I’ll quickly pass up trips to the playground in lieuView full post »

9 Style Tips to Help You Dress Your Family for Pictures (Without the Stress!)

You know the drill. When it comes to getting our family photos taken, the stress starts the moment we book ourView full post »

Jennifer Chaney Family Photographer Piedmont, CA

Piedmont Family Life Photos :: Pillow Cities, Kissing Dogs, and a Sentimental Mama

“This one… it’s one of my favorites,” she said pointing to a the picture of her youngest son laughing in his room. IView full post »

My Secret Weapon to Capture the Best Photos of Your Child

Your chest swells a little with that deep-in-your-heart feeling that your son is getting older. That time is moving tooView full post »