Central Valley Wedding Photographers | University of Pacific Morris Chapel

I got to photograph the most adorable wedding on Saturday!  The bride and groom, both soft spoken and sweet were ready to say “I DO” at the most beautiful wedding chapel in the area.  I haven’t spent much time on the UoP campus, but as soon as I saw the ivy covered brick buildings, towers, tall stained glass windows in the chapel, I knew it was going to be an amazing day.  The rain held off for the most part (except for a 15 minute downpour at the reception), and it ended up being a beautiful day.  Enjoy the pictures!  My hat is off to Marshecka of www.chiqueweddingsandevents.com for being a great coordinator!

Love seeing the beautiful bride get all ready for her big day.  This couple didn’t have me there much before the wedding started, but still, there was plenty of time to capture those sweet moments before all the wedding rush begins.  There was plenty of time for bridal portraits, bridesmaids shots, groom and groomsmen shots…and they didn’t see each other before the ceremony.  It worked out great!

The handsome groom and beautiful bride!

The wedding party!

Then it was off to the chapel to get married!

Love this place!

They were definitely a fun bunch!  The bride and groom definitely surrounded them with wonderful friends and family!

As the guests, family, and wedding party went to the reception site, we hung back with the bride and groom to capture some moments with just the two of them…then, off they went to their party as well.

Brooke and Jenny decorated the reception site so beautifully!  The decorations were so cute, and there were so many of them that it was difficult to try and capture them all in pictures.  Wonderful job picking the colors, flowers, and all fitting with the casual, rustic theme of this wedding!

Congrats to the lovely couple, and best wishes on your life together!

San Francisco Bay Area Newborn Photographer / Redwood City

It has been 51/2 years since I’ve seen this family…and I was delighted to receive an email from them that stated they have added a newborn baby boy t0 their family!  Big sister was happy to have a little brother to snuggle, and I couldn’t wait to go to their newborn session.  They always have such great ideas for personalizing their pictures…making sure to capture all the things that are important to them and what makes their family happy.  The session ran beautifully and sweet little boy was so big…round, adorable, and just the cutest thing!  He was wide awake at first…look at that perfect skin, round cheeks, and a gaze that looks right through you!  So cute!

But, they do eventually fall asleep!

Sibling shots are some of my favorite…they are all so sweet…and something about older siblings makes my heart sing when they hold their new little baby sibling.

They had an awesome garden area outside, and during our session these wonderful succulents arrived from a friend in congratulations of this little baby boy’s birth.  What a joy to be able to use them!

And we ended the session with some more sibling shots.  Big sister was taking any chance she could in order to snuggle her brother!

Love!

Are you planning on having a baby sometime this summer?  It’s never too early to book your newborn baby session with me.  I have availabilities for newborn sessions, family sessions, weddings and pretty much any kind of portrait session that you might have need for.  Do you have a high school junior who will be a senior in the coming year?  Summer is the perfect time to take senior pictures.  If your session takes place in Tracy, CA, then I have a special deal for you as well.  The Bay Area has gorgeous summer days and evenings though…the perfect temperature for outdoor sessions~book today!

San Francisco Newborn Photographers | 6 day old baby boy

This adorable family just added a new baby boy to the bunch!  2 1/2 year old big brother was so full of laughter and joy…mommy, daddy, and both grandmas were also there sharing in the joy of enjoying the new baby and all the excitement that goes with it!  Baby boy was full of milk and ready to go when I arrived and set up.  He was in a wonderful, dreamy state that is perfect for a photo session with a newborn.  Newborns with a full belly, under 10 days old, and snugly warm usually creates the perfect conditions for a successful session.  Add in the cute big brother, sweet grandmas, and loving parents…we had a great newborn photography session.  Such a joy to be able to meet them and capture their love in pictures.

Love big brother’s mischievous smile!

Momma laughed at the thought of making a serious face (because not only does she have a beautiful smile, but it’s also more natural for her to smile!), but I really feel she’s just so stunning.  Their window light is stunning, I might add.

Once we were done with the family images it was time to focus on just the baby!

Are you expecting a baby soon?  Please contact me today for your special newborn session.  I work all over the Bay Area, San Francisco, the Peninsula, the East Bay Area and beyond.  I enjoy babies so much!  June is filling up quickly for sessions, but I’m still able to fit some sessions in.  I would love to add you to the calendar and meet your little one!  I also have sessions available for families, older babes, older children, etc.  I am able to shoot on location, parks, cities, or you can have a session in your own home!  Don’t hesitate to send me an email or message today!

San Francisco Newborn Baby Photographer

Newborn babies are always a favorite to photograph, but this one seemed to be especially close to my heart.  Two big brothers and one new baby sister all dressed up and ready for their newborn photography session just reminded me of my own little family just a short 9 years ago!  I remember the excitement of finding out after two boys we were about to add a baby girl to our family, and I remember how dearly the boys looked at their new little baby.  These boys were no different.  They were adorable, and so in awe of her…they had fun cuddling up to her, kissing her, giving her tiny tickles and just being the best big brothers ever.  Watch out, mommy and daddy…9 years have flown by for me, and very soon you’ll have 2 teenagers on your hands with a younger sister they will look after.

I was delighted to find out from mommy that the colors they have chosen for baby girl’s nursery were purple with white and green as accent colors.  Such a nice, fresh change for pictures.  I do a lot of neutrals and a lot of pink with baby girls, and it’s really great to be able to photograph a fresh color!  I brought as much lavender as I possibly could find, from blankets to props to headbands and hats.  It was so fun!

Baby girl was amazing through everything.  We started with the family and the boys first…because as great as young boys are, they do tire quickly, and all they want to do is be able to play, right?  So, then after those pictures we were able to focus on just the baby.  She did amazing.  At 5 days old she slept like a dream, and I was able to get through my set in record time.  What a fun session!

San Francisco Bay Area family photographer | Livermore CA

Spring in the San Francisco Bay Area is a beautiful time for family pictures and photo sessions!  The flowers are in bloom and the grass is really green everywhere.  The weather has been warm and beautiful.  This sweet family had me out to their Livermore, CA, house for some family pictures.  They just added a new little guy almost 4 months ago, and they wanted to document his addition to the family.  Many people choose to do newborn photo sessions with new babies in the excitement of the new addition, but there’s also something to be said about those who want to wait a little longer too.  Older babies are so adorable too…cooing, smiling, responding, awake, and just adorable with all of the facial expressions and pure joy.

I also love photographing in clients’ homes…there is something to be said about photographing in the environment where kids are comfortable, babies are happiest, and where the family is already making their lifelong memories.  When they look back on their pictures years later they can remember where they were in that stage of life.  Looking back, the young years of my kids are a blur…and I’m grateful for all the pictures to remind me of chubby cheeks, baby feet, and huge smiles.

This family was up for everything…we started in the backyard, moved inside, and then went to the front yard where they have an amazing oak tree at the beginning of their housing development.  It was great to be able to change up the environment for baby and big brother.  They had a great fountain, greenery and lamp post in the back yard, and the serene color and beautiful light in the baby’s room created perfect backdrops for the photo session!

Enjoy the sneak peek, there’s so much cuteness to be had!

His faces while in mommy’s lap!  Love!

Sweet boy with daddy!

…big grin!

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