We have had the great pleasure of watching Duke’s family grow- I say it that way because first Duke had Maya, then he added Drew and, most recently, Mason to his family. And we knew Duke first, as he is our boy Max’s brother. We have enjoyed getting to know the whole family and have had the opportunity to photograph them from Maya and Drew’s engagement session to their wedding to their first family portrait to this most recent session with Mason. In preparation for the holidays, we captured these portraits of Maya, Drew, Mason and Duke at Piedmont Park.

From Duke’s perspective.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- dog with his family in the background at piedmont park, east bay, ca

A better look at the humans in the family.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- mason and his parents- park in sf bay area

Mason just happens to be absolutely adorable, no suprise given his genes, and a lovely little guy to boot. He offers huge smiles for his mom. Maya’s entertaining Mason and Drew behind our cameras.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca-dad with his baby boy at park outside oakland ca


mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- mom gives baby a kiss- crocker highlands, east bay

The pensive boys.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- man and his best friend thoughtful in sf bay area park

Maya taught me a few of her tricks to get Mason to smile for me. He did so a couple of times, but it is clear he loves his mom’s version of the ABC’s best.


The weather had been a little iffy so we wanted to keep Mason warm. We decided to head back home for a few with Mason having the spotlight all to himself.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- beautiful baby boy sits in adult chair at his home in the east bay of san francisco

Duke is such a good protector and big brother. He is so calm and is happy to allow Mason to sit cradled in his lap. So precious.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- dog cradles baby for portrait in their oakland ca home

Then one final image with Maya and her first boy.

mason_family_portrait_piedmont_ca- dog gives mom a kiss at home in no california

It is always a pleasure getting together with Maya, Drew, Mason and Duke. Thank you so much for inviting us into your lives.

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