We did not get a chance to plan and offer holiday mini sessions ahead of time this year because we were busy moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, but now that we have settled down a little, we want to do a (very) last minute holiday mini session marathon this weekend.

If you wanted to get your family photos taken but didn’t get around to do it this holiday season, here’s another chance for you to make it happen. Your photos will be ready within a week!

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
Los Altos, California
30-minute sessions
15 high-resolution image files

Please email us at service@ilmarephotography.com or call us at 408-306-2416 to sign up! Happy holidays everyone!


Happy holidays, everyone!

Debbie and I have a big announcement: we have moved back to the Bay Area!

It was a tough decision for Debbie and I to make because we really liked living in Los Angeles where we called home for the past 10+ years, but our hearts were always here in San Francisco (cue Tony Bennett). This is where we grew up, met each other, had our first kiss, and shared many more memories. This is that special place for us and we knew we wanted to be back. Therefore we packed up and said our goodbyes to Los Angeles.

To celebrate our homecoming, here’s a photograph of Jadee enjoying his first visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Il Mare Photography has moved back to the Bay

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

We are always excited when we get the chance to sit down and share our work with you. And today we have Denise and Chris, a couple that loves being silly and playful. Instead of going on location and shoot outdoors for their couples session, we decided to do a fashion-spread type of shoot. Chris warned us that it would be a challenge. Denise agreed. All that laughing and giggling during the shoot did not help, but we had such a good time! The end result? We loved it.

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The first weekend of our mini sessions was a great success. We had so much fun spending time with all of you, and despite the cruel and unusual heat, you guys embraced it so well and we got so many fabulous shots!

We still have openings available for this coming Saturday at Manhattan Beach. We also have some openings available on October 25th in Irvine, and November 1st in Old Town Pasadena again. If you are thinking about having your family photos taken for the holiday season, these 30-minute mini sessions are great!

Please email us at service@ilmarephotography.com to book your mini session, or call us at (626) 696-3842. Have fun!

Hello everyone!

First of all, as you may have noticed by now, our new website is finally finished! YAY~! We apologize for taking as long as it did to relaunch our site, but now that it is ready, we can’t wait to share our work and every bit of our lives with you (well, maybe not every bit) again!

We are ecstatic to announce that we have moved our studio and office to the beautiful Old Town Pasadena. As we continue to decorate and set it up, please feel free to make an appointment with us and come check us out. We are sure you’ll love it as much as we do!

Last but not least, let’s see some photographs!

We have 3 families who stopped by our studio and had their family sessions taken recently. Here are some of the photos from the 3 sessions:




And our Jadee made a special appearance as well:




Thank you everyone for keeping track of us all these years. We are excited with our new website and new studio. Debbie and I can’t wait to create more work and share them with you. Stay tuned. We promise we’ll keep them coming.