creatures of the woods come out and play! a pop-up



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?
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] 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.

Author: Ali Carras

At a very young age I lost site of my mom in a local grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. I did, however, have the smarts to go to the customer service counter. The kind woman at the counter asked "What is your name little girl?" My reply: "Assi." The woman gave me a look like, "Are you playing with me you little devil?" but she proceeded to blast on the loudspeaker the "We have a lost Assi at the front of the store." Customers throughout the store gagged and giggled, but my mom knew exactly who the woman was referring to: the mullet haired little girl with a tongue too big for her mouth, wearing a leotard, skirt, tights, and jelly shoes (with florescent green laces in them...even though they didn't need the laces). A shy little character for whom every little detail in life was a huge thing. I am pleased to report that today I am able to fully pronounce Allison (aka Ali), but the Assi pseudonym has always stuck, evolving into Aszi. As for the shy little character for whom every little detail in life was a huge thing? Some things never change. I have closed my comments due to mass amounts of spam that no filter could ever control. Feel free to contact me abeckord [at]!

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