Photo by Bre Thurston.

Hi. I'm Sharon. It's nice to meet you.

I'm a lifestyle photographer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in lifestyle family photography. I adore photographing families of all shapes and sizes, especially young children, babies and newborns. 

What is lifestyle photography? To me, it means capturing the connections and interactions between families - the joy, love, fun, laughter, silliness and even the occasional tears or tantrum. I love photographing families as they are in their everyday, natural element. Those are the types of photographs that are the most meaningful to me... and I hope those are the ones that are the most meaningful to your family, too.

(And yes, all of my sessions do include some traditional posed portraits - the "ones for the grandparents," as I like to call them.)

I work exclusively with natural light, which means that most of my sessions are held in outdoor locations. Luckily, here in the Bay Area, we are overflowing with beautiful outdoor spots and we can photograph outdoors all year long. I work mainly on the Peninsula, between San Francisco and San Jose, but I love exploring new spaces and I'm happy to travel throughout the Bay Area for the perfect shoot.

My love of photography began over ten years ago, when I worked in entertainment marketing and had the opportunity to photograph a ton of bands and concerts. I got my first DSLR camera, took a photography workshop at the Academy of Art... and I was hooked. 

My love of family photography began when my daughter was born. As I became obsessed with capturing every little thing about her in pictures, I also began growing my own skill and style as a family photographer.

After years of having a ton of photos of my kids and my husband (but never of myself or of the four of us), we finally had our first session done as a family. My immediate thought was, "Why didn't we do this sooner?!" Every family deserves beautiful photographs of themselves. I would love to help make those memories for you. 

I live in Mountain View with my husband, daughter (she's 5), son (he's 2) and naughty beagle. 

Photography is my art. Thank you for letting me share it with you.