Family Photoshoot in San Francisco by Golden Gate Bridge

Spectacular sea view, rolling mountain hills, broad grassland, and beautiful sunset, Little Stories explore the hidden gem of San Francisco with family Lesley, Michael and baby Everly near Golden Gate Bridge. This could be one of the photogenic spots and a perfect place to take pictures with your loved ones!

Lesley is the founder of MumSquad, an organization for mothers to build a community in San Francisco. As a community builder, human connector, and motherhood advocate, Lesley cares about family life and Children’s growth. And of course, her family loves each other a lot!

Everly is Lesley and her husband Michael’s daughter. The photoshoot session is also a happy playing time for this lovely little girl, who enjoys the pure childhood happiness, running, bouncing and bathing in the sunshine. 

Of course, the best thing for the little girl is that she has been raised in a loving family! Lesley and Michael care for each other a lot. Love is the attitude that always nurtures this family.

When being interviewed by Artsolm, Lesley talked about how it felt to be a mother and why she wanted to build a community for women to share their ideas about motherhood. 

“I started this community because I needed support.”  Lesley said in the interview.


She shared some obstacles that she has encountered being a mom, “Becoming a new parent is hard stuff! We get a lot thrown at us all at once and often our social lives & personal needs take a back seat to the needs of our growing families. And on top of that, stress and anxiety, loneliness, and postpartum depression following a baby’s birth are incredibly common in our culture. ”

Mom squad has helped Lesley and many other moms deal with these difficulties.

“Mom Squad SF is a casual place to be social, connecting new moms who are experiencing the same ups and downs of life with their little ones. And knowing how hectic our day-to-day lives can be (to say the least!), our community offers support both online and in real life.”

Now Lesley’s community Mom Squad has been thriving, with more and more mothers joining the group, bringing the love and energy back to their families.

Of course, the best thing for the little girl is that she has been raised in a loving family! Being married for more than six years, Lesley and Michael care for each other a lot. When talking about how to maintain the relationship between Michael and her, Lesley said that “Communication, especially holistic, loving, considerate & supportive communication is key!”

She also suggested all moms communicate her needs and difficulties with their partners. Mutual understanding is crucial in consolidating family bonds.

Love is the attitude that always nurtures this family. 

As the family stands in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic landmark of San Francisco, a beautiful slice of their sweet life memories with the city is captured by Amy.

Kind words from Lesley: 

“We had a lovely time with Amy during our photoshoot. She’s friendly & caring, but was especially able to capture a special moment taking place within our family. We were able to focus on each other & her camera drifted into the background. I would definitely recommend her to other families.”

The sunset of California applies a warm pink and tangerine tone to the sky. Life could be so simple, peaceful, and satisfying with the company of your family.

Photography & Art Direction | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy @littlestoriess 

With | Lesley, Michael, and Everly

Venue | Golden Gate Bridge & Palace of Fine Arts

Text | Rachel

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White Christmas Playdate

Enjoy Christmas dining with role-play stations and tent ready for you, with education profession background from Amy of Little Stories, set by decoration team HoneyWood Flower Labs, we planned on this idea to bring Scandinavian Christmas to you at comfort, in this light-filled and spacious studio.

Not only coming to for a photoshoot, you can enjoy a festive Christmas spirit with people who matter to you in life, for family, BFF or couples.

In order to keep our works special of all times, we only offer very limited edition of our White Christmas Playdate with our dear clients.

Welcome to talk to us about our White Christmas studio photoshoot on limited edition. Christmas workshops are available as an add-on, by creating a mini Christmas tree, or a lifestyle Christmas wreath with your favourite ornaments, welcome to enquire at hello@little-stories.co for more.

Enjoy this special time in a year with people who matter in life. See you there 🙂

Special thanks to the amazing team behind:
Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Art Direction & Styling | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Decoration & Setup | HoneyWood Flower Labs
Denmark Tableware | sourced by Little Little Bean HK
Scandinavian Props | sourced by Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Makeup & Hair Styling | The By Nov
With Pretty Mama Cathy
Studio | Inkuu

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White Scandinavian Christmas Photos with Christine Field-Hall

As COVID locks us down in our hometown, we would like to share a White Christmas from one of my favourite design inspirations from Scandinavian countries, with the props we sourced from Europe including Denmark, Amsterdam together with amazing Denmark tableware from Liewood, Mushie, sourced by Little Little Bean, decoration setup from HoneyWood Flower Labs at this light-filled and spacious studio at Inkuu.

Sweet mama blogger Christine Field-Hall is pregnant on week 28, welcoming a Christmas baby! Isn’t it a lovely idea to celebrate with a photoshoot together at this special time of the year, with makeup done by Once Makeup with 18-month old baby boy together, let’s get on a party!

Welcome to talk to us about our White Christmas studio photoshoot on limited edition at hello@little-stories.co!

Special thanks to the amazing team behind:
Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Art Direction & Styling | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Decoration & Setup | HoneyWood Flower Labs
Denmark Tableware | sourced by Little Little Bean HK
Scandinavian Props | sourced by Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Makeup & Hair Styling | Daisy from Once Makeup
With Christine Field-Hall @mummy_diaryhk
Studio | Inkuu

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Scandinavian Christmas Winter Wonderland with Skye & Scott in Amsterdam

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This Christmas, we enjoy our time to celebrate Skye’s birthday (Skye is two now!) and Christmas in this houseboat in the west of Amsterdam.

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This house is filled with a modern and warm Scandinavian theme with festive spirit, with a Morocco carpet just in and sofa in Safari colour, Christmas tree from local store Karwei. Designed by mum Annelies Dorsman, she does not have a design background but an immerse interest in interior and styling. How amazing it is! She is super sweet and personable, and happy to share her styling and time with her kids Skye and Scott at her blog.

We have so much fun as we echo with the idea to let the kids play and be themselves, explore around the universe!

We had an interview with Annelies to share some design inspirations with us!

Design Inspirations

Q: What are the ideas when you work on the design of house? What inspirations do you draw from to make a collection?

A: Most of the inspiration I get from Instagram and Pinterest. But also I follow my own insights. When I have an idea, I know exactly what I want and go on a search the find the perfect colours and items with it. I don’t necessarily follow the trends.

Q: How often do you change the set up at home?

A: I think it’s never the same a whole year around. The last room I’ve changed is Scott’s Bedroom. And a half year before that Skye’s room. Also a few months ago we got a new couch and a few weeks ago a big, Moroccan carpet. Since these latest additions, it finally feels complete.

Tips in home styling…

Q: Do you have some tips for mums to decorate their house?

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A: Sure! Don’t let kids take over your house. Make a corner of a playground for them in such a way you can enjoy your home without all the toys. You’re not only a mom. You’re still you. You’re still a wife, a friend, a partner. You name it. Don’t forget that when decorating your living room.

And very important for me: make sure all the spaces in your house have the same vibes. Use the same colours /tints and materials in the rooms.

Celebrating Skye’s birthday!

For this winter wonderland photoshoot with everything in our dreamy pastel colour tones, baby Skye and Scott are blowing out candles together for Skye’s birthday! We have the dreamy set up and props from local design stores HEMA and card design from local studio Studio Maria-Loïs in front of the well-lit moon as the backdrop.

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Aww… See Skye is excited to have the candles light up!
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Mama Annelies lighting up the candles!

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Trying very hard to blow out all the candles! 😀
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I love the idea that Annelies would change around the design organically from time to time.

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We are so much in love with the Scandinavian Christmas theme with a modern twist.

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Hope you find the design inspirations useful. Wish you a Merry Christmas!

Also, featured on Amsterdam blog, Christmas Winter Wonderland Birthday fotoshoot , welcome to check out!

Photography | Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Design | Annelies Dorsman at Dirksdotter
On Scott:
Hoodle | Nununu
Pants | be kind
Blouse | HEMA
On Skye:
Dress | Neck & Neck
Christmas Tree | Karwei
Christmas Props | HEMA
Card Design | Studio Maria-Loïs

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Merry & Bright Christmas

It’s Christmas time! We are welcoming the festive spirit with a lovely Christmas tree, merry and bright lights, together with the pastel snowy look of Violet.

It’s the second time for our photoshoot. We are so delighted to prepare for the shoot each time with Violet’s mum, LamLam together. It’s amazing to co-create our photoshoot as we share our vision and aesthetics in minimalism, celebrating on the idea, “Less is more”.

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Childhood is all about dreams and aspirations that we would like to achieve. We enjoy our time catching the star with Violet, honouring the beauty of love while enjoying the time for support and unity together.

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“I try my best to give a secure and supportive environment for Violet, so that she feels loved and is willing to explore around and take on the adventure in life.” shared by Violet’s mum, LamLam. I feel very touched by listening to her. We are connected and committed to support kids for a better future.

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We have so much fun and notice that Violet is like a magician playing with the magic ball! We can’t help laughing a lot!

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The focus this time is on baby Violet, as parents hope to capture the lovely time of just her! Yet, we try to include a few family portraits so Violet can see how deeply parents love her!

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Photography: Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
Styling: Little Stories – the Moment by Amy with LamLam
Clothing: Zara

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