Hi there! I am Angie Ochoa, a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a photographer. I live in Dublin, California with my husband (born and raised in the Bay Area), whom I met on eHarmony. I have been a mom for 23 years, and 3 of my four kiddos are boys. I know what it's like when little boys have "some energy". And I know that little girls can be daydreamers, or they can be shy. I believe that sometimes it's ok to let kids act their age when getting pictures done. Sometimes we expect too much of them, to sit still and smile and pose sweetly for photos. Sometimes, I like to just let kids do their thing. Those are the times that you will get photos that you love even more than the posed photos, because they are sweet and precious memories of who your kids are at this stage in their lives.
My husband and I have been foster parents for the past 8 years, having adopted our three youngest through foster care. All three of our boys have varying degrees of special needs and we have had a long, hard road, but we trust God with their lives just as we do with our own. I hope that you will feel comfortable allowing me to photograph your beautiful family, ESPECIALLY if you have special & wonderful kiddos with special needs.
Family and photography are not my only loves. I also really enjoy reading, cooking, playing board games, camping, and road trips. One of my favorite places in the whole world is Monterey, CA. I also love to share about Young Living Oils, and how these oils and other products have blessed our family!
I specialize in maternity, newborns, and families, and I also do Glamour & Boudoir sessions. One of my passions is photography, and I'm so thankful that I have a job that I love. My husband is my greatest support and encouragement when it comes to me pursuing my dreams. My family has been the driving force behind my photography, because I wanted to be able to take better photos of them, AND because I want to be able to help with the household income so that we can do special things together as a family. I have loved taking pictures since I was a little girl with my Kodak Instamatic with the flash cube. I took pictures for our high school yearbook...with a film camera! I didn't know that I wanted to be a photographer when I grew up, but I sure am having fun with it!
Because family is so precious to me, and because time goes by so quickly and before you know it they're grown and have moved out, I want to help you capture family memories that will last a lifetime. I love taking "lifestyle" photos, that showcase your life, your love, your memories. It is my goal to provide with you with treasured photos that will be keepsakes for generations to come. I am grateful for this gift of photography that God has blessed me with, and I look forward to sharing it with you and your family!
If you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.