San Francisco, CA Newborn Baby Photographer

I love photographing newborn babies!  This is a special family in which I have photographed 3 of the most darling newborn babies…four years ago, two years ago, and today!  Their San Francisco home turned out to be a beautiful backdrop for some sibling and family images.  It’s so fun to see how the girls got to hold and coddle their new brother.  Such sweetness all the way around.  Enjoy the sneak peek of images:)

I just loved their expressions here…genuine, pure joy at being able to capture it for the first time…holding him.  The novelty has not worn off yet, they are true big sisters…bright eyed and ready helpers.  Swoon:)

…and here he is close up.  What an adorable guy.  Almost 9 pounds, chunky and sweet!

Love when babies pose themselves! He seemed to like his hands near his head and face.  So cool:)

If you are pregnant and looking for a newborn photographer to capture images like these of your family, children, and babies…I would love to be able to help you out!  It’s such a joy to be able to travel to people’s homes all over the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing all the props and backdrops needed for the shoot…and capture special memories of this short period of time in a baby’s life.  In the first couple of weeks after they are born, newborns are very sleepy, curly, and mold into to many of the natural poses that they did in the womb.  It’s fun to be able to use calming techniques and natural posing to delicately have babies sleep soundly while taking images.  Paying careful attention to detail, I make sure to take pictures using the natural light in a pleasing way and watch for little things-wrinkles, fingers, etc. and make sure each image is great quality.  Thank you!

San Francisco, CA baby photographer | Central Valley, CA baby photographers

I headed out bright and early this morning to photograph a lovely little returning client…it has been my honor to photograph this sweet girl for her entire year of life!  She just turned one…what a treat to be able to see her at her newborn portrait session, six month photo session, and now finally marking the one year milestone with another photo shoot!  Like most one year olds, she was reserved and cautious at first, but had plenty of sweet smiles and the cutest little expressions that you could imagine!  Enjoy!

This little gem was from her newborn session…so sweet!

…and six months…so fun to see how she filled out and was just BARELY sitting up!

…and now!  Sweet, chubby, but still with that gentle sweet gaze.  Melt!

Big smile!

She was so cute and LOVED to clap:)

She’s standing against things…watch out mommy, she will take off walking any day now!

…and then at the end we went outside for a few pictures.  I was surprised that she does in fact like grass!  Most babies I photograph don’t love it.  She was happy there though, so we stayed and played…crawled around:)

I am booking up FAST for fall pictures!  If you are interested in having your newborn, baby, or family photographed in time for the holiday season, please contact me right away to reserve your spot!  I have new deals for those clients looking for a discount.  Tracy sessions are at a discount, and I’m offering mini sessions for all digital packages of baby only, mini newborn sessions, and family sessions.  This is a good option for those people wishing to gain only the digital files of their session and printing on their own.  I’m happy to offer suggestions for printing companies, to ensure you get the best possible outcome with your prints.  Don’t hesitate to contact me today!

Pleasanton Family Photographers | natural Senior Photography

Bittersweet!  I can’t believe how time has flown and she is now heading into her senior year of high school!  I’ve had the honor of photographing her beautiful face a few times before, and she really is one of the sweetest!  Believe it or not, before photography when I was in the preschool management phase of life, she was a lovely little face that used to frequent the office.  Calm and lovely.  She hasn’t changed one bit…just gotten older.  She’s ambitious, and smart.  Looking forward to advanced statistics in school…??!!  She impresses me, and I wish her all the best in the world.  There were SO many images to share from her session (she can’t take a bad picture!), I just chose a small sampling, enjoy.

It was a lovely evening in Pleasanton, CA…she was ready for her senior portrait session!

Her eye color…amazing.  Her make-up…perfect.

Golden hills of California summers.  Dry, still lovely:)

Enjoying the rest of hot summer nights before the busy-ness of school hits.

Still just a kid!

Sweet girl!

Did I mention she is amazing at dance?  She has won many awards…all kinds!  Ballroom, tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet…

Ending the night with some fun!  Dancing and leaping above the city skyline…lined with trees.  Gorgeous!  Best of luck this year, sweet girl, and forever as you enter a great phase of life:)

Are you a graduating senior?  I’d love to take your senior portraits!  Have your parents contact me today!

I have limited fall availabilities, and am currently booking for fall family sessions!  I have some new digital packages, local packages, mini sessions and deals to share with you for the first time ever!  Please contact me today so that you don’t miss out on a session.  I would love to meet your family and take lovely images for you to save and share forever.

San Francisco Maternity Photographers | Family pictures

This sweet family is about to welcome baby #2!  It was a pleasure to be able to capture their first pregnancy and newborn just 2 short years ago…and now they are growing their family again.  What fun!  Little man was ready for his portraits…and in typical toddler fashion was curious, ready to explore and play.  Good thing fun auntie came along to help wrangle him, play with him, and make him smile!  Can’t wait to show you the fun images…I really don’t think these guys could take a bad picture, gorgeous people!

Such a sweet boy!  Giving “baby sister” kisses!  He knew right where she was when I asked him to kiss her!

Fun daddies are always the best:)

Just loved his little face.  When mommy was changing, he decided to explore the stumps around the park…he paused for a split second with this serious face… <3

Gorgeous dress, color…everything.

We moved to the bridge for more family fun!

And these last few were straight out of my camera…couldn’t find a way to make them better.  So pretty!

If you are looking for a maternity photographer, I would love to photograph your growing family!  Please hit the contact me button below.  If you are looking for a newborn session, please contact me now before you have the baby to ensure that I have openings in my schedule.

I am a san francisco bay area photographer that travels to you.  If however, you are willing to travel to the central valley and meet me out here for a session, please contact me for discounted pricing.  I would love to photograph your new baby, older baby, family, belly, and weddings as well.  Portraits that show interaction, love, and “togetherness” are my specialty.  I would love to be able to capture that for your family.  Contact me today for a session!

San Francisco Photographer | Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding, Riva Grill

It was a cool weekend for a wedding in Lake Tahoe…even though it was summer, the weather was cloudy with thunderstorms!  But the day of the wedding turned out mild, sunny and beautiful.  It was such a treat to be able to follow this sweet couple up to the lake for their wedding day and be able to capture it for them in pictures.  One of my favorite things is to photograph weddings, families, babies, and children of sweet kids that went through the youth group all the years that Chris and I helped out.  This couple is no different.  Growing up, ready to start their lives together…and looking amazing while they are at it!  The ceremony was simple, yet meaningful and beautiful; the reception-great food and people sharing together.  I can’t wait to share these images with you!

They got ready for their big day at a hotel…separately preparing to see each other at the altar.  The girls were giggly and giddy…helping to get her ready!

Stunning!

Glamorous!

Across the way the guys were getting ready as well…

The handsome groom!

…and his men!

Wedding time!  I love her smile as she gets ready to meet her groom at the end of the aisle…and he couldn’t keep his eyes of her either.  A single tear streaked down his cheek.

They’re married!

Ready for some fun with the bridal party!

…and I always steal away the bride and groom for some shots of just THEM.  It’s a nice break from the chaos of wedding coordinating to just be able to be a couple for the first time, and cherish that moment.

The lake was stunning!

…and so were they.

Waiting to be announced into their wedding reception…the wind outside prevented the unity candle ceremony too, so they did that immediately upon entering the restaurant.  Beautiful!  Couldn’t help but silhouette the beautiful lake behind them for a couple shots:)

…all the details were beautiful!

Dinner and toasts!

Cutting the cake!

Saying goodbye on the stairs and balcony!

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