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Storybox Art

Storybox Art
San Francisco, CA

Hello! I am Alpana, a San Francisco-based photographer and creator of Storybox Art. I love working with families and kids to capture their time together and create beautiful keepsakes for them.

This was a family session for a long-time friend Alisa. She is one amazing person. She battled and overcame breast cancer. We met online many years back while trying to have babies. We both had quite a roller-coaster journey in having our little ones. When she contacted me about booking a family session, I knew right away that it was going to be special. We hadn’t seen each other for a long while. The last time we met our little ones were toddlers.

When I arrived at their San Francisco home for the session, I could see that the little one wasn’t so little anymore. She had blossomed into a beautiful nine year old. And also a very, very smart one at that. We hung out in her room with her furry friends and talked books, science, and life. Then we spent some time capturing the family. It was evident that the three of them had a beautiful bond. When I take family photos, I try to look for something unique. Something that makes it their story. One of my favorite images ever is from their session is the one of the little girl jumping on the bed. It captures her spirit – the fierceness and sweetness rolled into one frame. I hope when they look back they will remember the fun time we spent making these memories.

These images were created with a mix of film and digital cameras. My favorite being a medium format Contax.

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  1. these are breathtaking! i love how real and genuine they are. you can really feel the bond that they share. so special; so beautiful!

  2. I LOVE this session!! It’s such a perfect way to capture a family as is, in the middle of real life. The photos are gorgeous, just like the family!

  3. Love the spontaneous shot of mom walking out the door and daughter on the glass. Lovely composition and artistic shots! Beautiful work!

  4. Beautiful!! I love the life in them! Such a sweet family session!

  5. SOOO good!! I love the shot of the little girl jumping on the bed and the one of her on the window sill. These are all amazing and what a lucky family to have such beautiful photos! :)

  6. beautiful session!! What a fun family!

  7. she is so good!!!! one of my favorite family photographers.. such creativity and love shown in this set.

  8. Your work is always beautiful and inspiring! Beautiful set!

  9. ooh…that image of her reading next to the window is stunning! Love them all! Beautiful work!!

  10. Oh Alpana I love your work so much.. it never disappoints. There is always so much emotion and depth to your photographs. Of course my favorite is that shot of the little girl jumping up over the bed, but these are all equally lovely. And kudos to mom for kicking that cancer’s butt!! XO

  11. What a gorgeous session!! Knowing the story makes it that much more special <3 This family will forever cherish these beautiful images!!

  12. Love this shoot, so natural and sweet!!

  13. That image of the girl jumping on the bed is just fantastic!

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