The Forbes Family

Family Photographer – Family Photography Session – The Forbes Family

I had a wonderful time taking pictures of the Forbes family at Stinson Beach! Jules and Mike are originally from Britain and have been living in the Bay Area for the past seven years. They decided to get some family photos taken to commemorate their time in California before heading back to the UK!


“Mike and I met in London in 2008, we had no intention of having three kids. Our only real plan was to live abroad for a while before settling down. But once we had one baby we realized hey this is what it’s all about – let’s carry on!” – Jules


“We moved here as newlyweds in 2011, just for a year, but loved it so much we couldn’t leave San Francisco! After we had our son, we moved north and fell in love with Marin, so much so that we stayed for another six years and had two more kids here! Sadly we’re moving back to London this fall, mainly to be closer to extended family. But it will be very hard to leave California!” – Jules


“We have three kids; Archer is four and at that fun inquisitive stage where every single thing is a science project in the making. It’s exhausting! Margot is two going on 22, like many two-year-old girls she rules our house. Hamish is eight months and so fun and smiley. I think he’s already realizing he has to step it up to get attention!” – JulesFamily Photographer



“I’m unapologetic about the fact that, right now, motherhood is everything to me. I know that when my kids are older I’ll go back to work and probably have more balance in my life, but right now they are my full-time occupation and take up all my emotional and physical energy ~ and I’m pretty happy with that. It’s a very short period of time that you get to be home while your babies are small and I’m enjoying making the most of it. My advice to other mothers would just be kind to yourself – it’s a hard job, you’re going to lose your mind about ten times a day and that’s ok. I’ve totally convinced myself that young kids only remember the good stuff!” – Jules

“As we relocate to London I’ll be sharing our family’s journey on my blog so tune in!” -JulesFamily Photographer

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Shefali Parekh is a lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, family and engagement photography in San Francisco, CA. She also serves San Jose, Mountain View, Danville, Redwood City, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Livermore and all Bay Area Cities.

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