Monthly Archives: April 2013

Relay For Life of Almaden / May 4 & 5, 2013 – Event Photographer

Relay is almost here…

Join our walk in the fight against cancer on May 4 and 5 at Leland High School. If you cannot make the event please consider donating to our team.
Leland High School
6677 Camden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120
As of today we have raised $13,490.52 and our goal is $15,000. Please help us reach our goal!
My Team Page:  Charlie’s Angels

Relay For Life Logo

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Maternity & Baby Portraits – San Jose & Bay Area Photographer

These maternity portraits were taken one year ago this month and on my birthday to be exact.  My, how time flies!  Marisa is a fabulous hair stylist and has styled many of my clients as well as my own hair.  She came to me for maternity portraits and I was so flattered! A few weeks later Zoey came along. 

This is Zoey, she is so adorable!

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Silicon Valley Cares – Non-Profit Organization / SJ & Bay Area Event Photographer

Silicon Valley Cares Chair Members (L-R)

Pricilla Avery, Marjorie Moehrke, Mia Burnham, Zoey North, Sandy Palicio, Amber Hurd Marienthal, Kelly Dippel (Founder), Julie North, Katherine Noller-Fernandez, Tori O’Halloran, Michelle Ward and Charlene Chavez.

The purpose of SILICON VALLEY CARES is to raise funds for non-profit agencies and organizations, which benefit children, teens, homelessness, as well as funding crisis situations within Santa Clara County. Our goal is to raise these funds while bringing the community together for socializing, entertainment, and compassionate involvement with non-profit agencies and organizations in. Through our events, Silicon Valley Cares hopes to provide organizations and individuals the help they need to overcome obstacles and thrive.

Save the date for these upcoming events/fundraisers:

The Doves Club hosting “Spring into Fashion” (to benefit Silicon Valley Cares) – April 25, 2013 at Forbes Mill Steakhouse in Los Gatos

ParTee Classic – July 18, 2013 – Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Broomstick Ball – October 19, 2013 – The Hayes Mansion



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The Perrino Family – San Jose and Bay Area Family & Children Portrait Photographer

Say hello to the Perrino Family.  Catherine and I met about 8-10 years ago as members in the Almaden Valley Women’s Club.  Catherine is a busy mother of two but who isn’t busy these days because raising the kids alone is a full time job!    I previously took portraits of her children and first time for the whole family.  Her kids are very photogenic, as you can see, and they are pretty playful when they are being photographed.  We found this beautiful spot in a corner near one of the holes on the golf course and it turned out to be a cloudy day which worked well for us!  Thank you Catherine for having me photograph your beautiful family!

Spring is a great time to take Family Portraits; the kids are out of school, the weather is very nice, the grass is tall and green and there are some flowers blooming beautifully right now.  If you are interested contact Charlene at (408)859-6267 or

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