Thru the Lens of Auey Santos

.what as I see as my camera captures it.

Toombs Maternity-Family Session April 29, 2009

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture,Maternity,Portraits,Toddlers to Teens — aueysantos @ 8:28 pm

Sunday morning @ 8:30 am and I was greeted by three smiling faces, not at all perturbed by the early time. I knew I was off to a great start! Not only were they an adorable & gorgeous family, the Toombs exuded a genuine warmth and kindness that definitely reflected in their photos. I was snapping away like crazy, because every moment was just picture-perfect! Three year old Ruby was so excited about her new baby sister, the happiness was infectious! There are tons of great shots from this session, I had a hard time selecting the ones for posting here. Enjoy!









Cecille April 25, 2009

Filed under: Portraits — aueysantos @ 5:20 pm

I met Cecille about a year ago when she moved to the Bay Area from the Philippines. Instantly, I knew I wanted to photograph her because of her deep set eyes and great bronzy skin. And finally, I got the chance. This is the result of a rather quick-and-dirty one-light setup but I do like the outcome. Next time, I would put in one little hair light but I love the dramatic feel of it anyway.  Here are a few favorites from her session.






Baby Eli @ 1 month April 24, 2009

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture — aueysantos @ 9:32 pm

New baby! New baby skin! New baby smell! I love my job…I really do. Baby Eli is the first baby of Caesar and Maureen, whose wedding I covered. He was a total bundle of cuteness. Here are some of my favorite shots from a recent session.







Nathan & Joy E-session @ Rivermark April 15, 2009

Filed under: Engagement,Portraits — aueysantos @ 10:35 pm

When I do my engagement sessions, my favorite part is asking about the couple’s proposal. How he did, when he did it, how did the girl respond etc. I want to get ALL the details! That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised when Nathan and Joy shared their story. It was a simple proposal, held at this playground slash park close to their home. No frills but plenty of thrills! That’s what made this venue so special to them as we walked around snapping photos at their propsal site – a seemingly ordinary park in the suburbs but a place they will be sure to remember for the rest of their lives.

The swings is where it all happened!







Baby Loves Disco San Jose – Earth Day Fun! April 14, 2009

We all had a blast at the Baby Loves Disco Earth Day celebration, held at Avalon Disco last April 5. Whew – I really pushed myself hard and by the end of the day – I had photographed over 70 children in a span of 3 hours! Can you believe it? It was such an awesome experience to meet all the kids and parents who visited our booth. Thank you so much! The photos are now up on the on-line gallery. You know the password! You can also check out the slideshow here. Til next time — keep it groovy!


Here’s what the booth looked like:



And kudos to my super efficient assistants and staff that day – Angela, Josh, Kinsley and Andreas – you are all fabulous! Thank you!



Bambam @ Gamble Gardens April 10, 2009

Filed under: Babies,Family Portraiture,Slideshows — aueysantos @ 11:20 pm

What a great way to kick off Spring! A gorgeous family, Roseanne, Dennis and Bambam joined me at Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto for their family pictorial session. Little Bambam was such a trooper! He looked much bigger than his 15 months – and wasn’t shy to show off his big smile. Here are some of my favorite shots. And you can check out the slideshow here.