Saturday, August 20, 2016

Family photo session in Mountain View, CA

I had a pleasure to photograph this beautiful family before the Summer. I took these photos with the full sun and help of my new friend - Westcot Rapidbox. Being able to use not only reflector but also a beautiful light diffused by this little soft box helped me create these wonderful images. And of course - the models! Such amazing siblings! I am looking forward our next sessions. It is great to see the kids grow and change (we had a session 2 years ago too).

Friday, May 27, 2016

7 days new Natalie / San Jose Newborn Photographer

I feel blessed having the best job in the world. I am given a chance to photograph those first moments full of sleepless nights and never-ending tiredness but also full of joy, devotion and pure love. It is so emotional that I usually get emotional too. I understand parents very well, I have been there 3 times myself. It is such an important time in any family and I am happy to be a part of it.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Newborn Photoshoot in Mountain View, CA / Newborn photographer Bay Area

I am so grateful for all these moments I can witness new lives, new families and new love. Newborn photography is totally rewarding. Meet Harrison who is 6 days new in these pictures! 



Thursday, April 21, 2016

UPDATED Newborn Model Call / Bay Area Newborn Photographer

Newborn Model Call
Free Newborn Session
& 4 free digital images

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Newborn must be 12 days and younger.

Email for details: ania@aniagajda.com or call 408-796-9106. Include due date/birth date, baby gender (if known) and phone. I am looking for 4-6 newborns that could come to my home studio in South San Jose 04/24-05/22/2016.

UPDATE: As of 5/2 I am no longer looking for newborn models. Thank you for a wonderful response.

Friday, April 1, 2016

My favorite photo locations in South Bay and Peninsula / Family Photographer Bay Area

I always look for a perfect photo location for my photo sessions. But there are a few locations that I really like and that I like to come back to. Each one offers something different and each changes throughout the year.

Guadelupe Oak Grove Park, San Jose 
Beautiful Park full of sandy paths and oak trees with some grassy landscapes too. It is especially amazing in the morning. Beware - there are bobcats and tarantulas in the park (I have seen one of each).

Pfeiffer Park, San Jose
Totally unknown little park next to Los Alamitos Trail that offer some wonderful grassy fields as well as paths. It changes over the year from green in winter/spring to yellow summer/fall.

Ed Levin Park, Milpitas
Especially beautiful when the long yellow grass is there (just by the parking).


Meadow on Saratoga Ave., Saratoga
When you get off Fwy 85 NB on Saratoga Avenue towards San Jose, there is a small meadow just a minute away on the left (you can't miss it, it is the only meadow surrounded by houses).
It changes throughout the year, now it has yellow mustard flowers, later on it has beautiful rye grass and orange poppies.


Montalvo Villa, Saratoga
It is very elegant park that is popular among newly weds. One needs to get there first thing in the morning to avoid crowds.


Ulistac Natural Area, Santa Clara
Wild park that offers a variety of paths, meadows and fallen branches. It is the only place in Bay Area that I encountered mosquitos - fortunately they are active at dawn only.


Cuesta Park, Mountain View
Very convenient location that offers variety of backgrounds. From green park with benches and paved paths to wild grassy fields and yellow paths. Also - very colorful in the fall. Watch out for prickly grass and wasps nests in the ground (there is one close to the single big tree in the wild part).

Holbrook-Palmer Park, Atherton
This park offers beautiful paths, green grass meadow and some architectural features - barn door, steps, walls.