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aszichild35 aszichild26 aszichild31 aszichild34My first PNW family shoot and I GOT LUCKY! This family is so generous and the kids during the shoot were SO quick to accept me into their world. I have a lot to learn from this bunch…how to build your own home, how to live a minimalist life, new perspectives on parenting, etc. Good eggs.

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I don’t play favorites but occasionally I’ll have a shoot that just inspires me. Thiiiiiiiiis was one of those families. They had such a fun light filled and thoughtfully designed home, their kiddos were allowed to just do their thing and be themselves, and their outfits (or lack there of) were so insanely cute! And, to top it off we ended the session with ice cream which = chocolate mustaches. Thanks, guys. I genuinely had a grand time.


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Last spring I was lucky to photograph this family in a special little spot in the Oakland hills I had never been to before. Now I want to have loads of free time back in the bay area so I can take my family back to this location and spend a lazy Sunday reading books and eating cheese…oh reality…you so terribly get in the way of all the fun.

aszichild1This family. They lived down the hall from us in our crazy loft building and we became good friends. We had babies and bonded. Now they are off on a new adventure and they will seriously be missed but that just means we get to travel to Tennessee (!!!) so it ain’t all bad.

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I have to “quiet my wild mind.” I posed the thought on Facebook about doing a pop-up in the bay area at some point in June. The response was awesome and now my mind is going insane with ideas. So here is the plan:

The basics:

A 20-30 minute portrait session for up to two kids (max) aged 4-6months (i.e. siting up) to 8 years (ish). We’ll meet outside at a predetermined location and your kiddos can become whatever creature of the forest they want. Think wild things, caped queens and kings, flower fairies, etc. This will predominantly be a time for your kiddo to play and will be a kid focused shoot but parents may want/need to step in. I’ll have some costumes on hand for your offspring/s but I’d encourage any articles that may get your kid/s in the mood (i.e. crowns, capes, wings, tutus, flower crowns etc). If your kiddo/s don’t want to channel their inner woodland creature/s we can most certainly do normal stuff sans costume.

When and where:
June 27th from 3-7pm in San Francisco.
June 28th from 3-7pm in the East Bay.
Exact location TBD.
Sessions happen on the hour and time slots must be reserved in advance.

How much and what do I get?
$200
20-30 minute session
Private online gallery with 10-15 photos
5 high resolution digital files for download

Tell me more:
Session fee due at the time of booking to reserve your time. The fee is non-refundable. From the online gallery you will choose your 5 favorites photos and send your selects to me.  I will electronically send you the high resolution digital files for you to download. The download will include a permission to print release for personal usage only (copyright still belongs to me). Turn around time for the digital files will be four weeks from the shoot date.

Snap, can’t make it on either day, will you be doing this on any other days?
Potentially, but most likely not. We’ll returning to the bay area in early September and October and **might** do additional shoots then. Email me if you are interested and we can chat.

Give it to me! How?
Email ali[at]aszichild.com and let me know:

1.) Your name and the name/s and age/s of your offspring. Two kids max per each session. If you have more than two kids you’ll need two sessions.

2.) Your top three picks for time slots in order of preference (i.e. 3pm, 6pam or 7pm). Reservations are made on a first come first served basis and will start on the hour.

aszichild_pop-up_201447-2By golly our schedule  for the next few months is filling faster than I can keep up. To help tame the madness I have a few dates reserved for our pop-up mini shoots. This is my effort to help you collect awesome pictures of your offspring because hey, YOU MADE HIM/HER/THEM! And, this is a chance to get a quick family portrait for your holiday card…while the focus will be on the kiddos I know you want something with all of you in it too!

The basics:
A 20-30 minute portrait session for up to two kids (max) aged 6 months to 6 years (ish). If you have more than two kids you’ll need two sessions. We’ll have a preset backdrop and lighting set up for all studio shoots and we’ll use natural light for all outdoor shoots (see below).

The dates:
Sessions happen on the hour between 9am and 3pm and time slots must be reserved in advance. Additional days may be added based on demand and availability.

Sept 13th | Location: Studio in Emeryville
Oct 12th | Location: Outdoors, weather permitting (exact location TBD)
Oct 26th | Location: Studio in Emeryville **this will be a Halloween costume themed shoot (SO FUN!) but before the costumes come on we can do a normal family portrait with a gray background.
Nov 1st | Location: Outdoors, weather permitting (exact location TBD)

How much and what do I get?
$200
20-30 minute session
Private online gallery with 10-15 photos
5 high resolution digital files for download
15% off print purchases

Location:
Our studio loft space in Emeryville or outside as noted above.

Tell me more:
Session fee due at the time of booking to reserve your time. The fee is non-refundable. From the online gallery you will choose your 5 favorites photos and send your selects to me.  I will electronically send you the high resolution digital files for you to download. The download will include a permission to print release for personal usage only (copyright still belongs to me). Turn around time for the digital files will be three weeks from the shoot date.

Snap, can’t make it on the dates above, will you be doing this on any other days?
Potentially. We’ll see how the demand is and how much insanity I can handle over the next few months. Email me if you are interested and can’t make it and I’ll get a sense for need. More pop-ups to come.

Give it to me! How?
Email ali[at]aszichild.com and let me know:

1.) Your name and the name/s and age/s of your offspring. Two kids max per each session. If you have more than two kids you’ll need two sessions.

2.) The date you wish to reserve.

3.) Your top three picks for time slots in order of preference (i.e. 9am, 11am or 1pm). Reservations are made on a first come first served basis and will start on the hour.

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Fo schizzle yo nizzle…time for another pop-up! This time the focus of the mini pop-up session is to capture a stellar black and white portrait of your little one. The biggest challenge will be trying to get your mini you to sit for more than 2 seconds but the end result will be a striking, classic, black and white image that 60 years from now you still can’t get enough of.

The basics:
A 20-30 minute portrait session for up to two kids (max) aged 4months to 8 years (ish). Your offspring should be able to sit up on his/her own and/or have the capacity to sit still for at least a few seconds (ha!). We’ll have a preset backdrop and lighting set up and ready to go. This is not a family portrait session, so sorry. The framing of the shot will primarily be upper body (i.e. portrait) so I’d encourage dapper hats or costume items that may accentuate the personality of your kid/s (i.e. crowns, tiaras, glasses, etc). We’ll do some photos with/without costume items.

When:
May 24 from 9am-3pm. Sessions happen on the hour and time slots must be reserved in advance. Additional days may be added based on demand.

How much and what do I get?
$200
20-30 minute session
Private online gallery with 10-15 photos
5 high resolution digital files for download
15% off print purchases

Location:
Our studio loft space in Emeryville.

Tell me more:
Session fee due at the time of booking to reserve your time. The fee is non-refundable. From the online gallery you will choose your 5 favorites photos and send your selects to me.  I will electronically send you the high resolution digital files for you to download. The download will include a permission to print release for personal usage only (copyright still belongs to me). Turn around time for the digital files will be three weeks from the shoot date.

Snap, can’t make it on the 24th, will you be doing this on any other days?
Potentially. We’ll see how the demand is and considering that it is a holiday weekend and not too far away we’ll probably offer another date in June or July. Email me if you are interested and can’t make it and I’ll get a sense for need. More pop-ups to come.

Give it to me! How?
Email ali[at]aszichild.com and let me know:

1.) Your name and the name/s and age/s of your offspring. Two kids max per each session. If you have more than two kids you’ll need two sessions.

2.) Your top three picks for time slots in order of preference (i.e. 9am, 11am or 1pm). Reservations are made on a first come first served basis and will start on the hour.

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Is life happening at warp speed and the holiday madness has prohibited you from taking any new/fresh photos of your offspring? Shazam! A last minute mini session at your service! 

The basics:
A 20-30 minute portrait session for up to two kids (max) aged 6months to 6 years (ish). We’ll have a preset backdrop and lighting set up and ready to go. This is not a family portrait session, so sorry.

When:
Dec 15 from 9am-3pm. Sessions happen on the hour and time slots must be reserved in advance (but are already filling up fast so get on it!)

How much and what do I get?
$200
20-30 minute session
Private online gallery with 10-20 photos
5 high resolution digital files for download
15% off print purchases

Location:
Our studio loft space in Emeryville.

Tell me more:
Session fee due at the time of booking to reserve your time. The fee is non-refundable. From the online gallery you will choose your 5 favorites photos and send your selects to me.  I will electronically send you the high resolution digital files for you to download.  You can then make prints or late holiday cards, ha!  The download will include a permission to print release for personal usage only (copyright still belongs to me). Turn around time for the digital files will be one week from the shoot date. As long as you get on it right away there will be plenty of time to get prints made to use as holiday gifts (side note: prints ordered through me **may not** make it in time, just a heads up).

Snap, can’t make it on the 15th, will you be doing this on any other days?
Nope, this is it for this year but if you are nice to me this go round future pop-ups may happen in 2014.

Give it to me! How?
Email ali@aszichild.com and let me know:

1.) Your name and the name/s and age/s of your offspring. Two kids max per each session. If you have more than two kids you’ll need two sessions.

2.) Your top three picks for time slots in order of preference (i.e. 9am, 11am or 1pm). Reservations are made on a first come first served basis and will start on the hour.