Tracy, CA newborn photographer | Central Valley Bay Area

This sweet family added one more!  It’s always fun to go back to families where I’ve photographed them for a few years and watch their families grow!  Big sister is almost 2, and they just added number 2…a boy!  What a joy.  When I got there, baby brother had a belly full of milk and was ready to sleep.  He kept his eyes open for a short period of time, and then fell asleep for the rest of his newborn photo session…as one might do with a full belly and a warm atmosphere.  Big sister had me laughing at all her new words and toddler attitude, including talking/babbling into her pretend phone.  I think she’s seen that somewhere before.  As usual though, I could not resist her bright eyes and brown curls in some of the pictures…too cute!  Baby brother just might have blonde hair though!  Compared to big sister and his parents, he has such light eyebrows and lashes…it will be interesting to see how he grows!  Enjoy the sneak peek!

baby boy eyes open

happy sleeping baby boy

blue/cream baby boy

Couldn’t resist posting one of big sister (who loved coming over and sitting on my beanbag:)) while little brother was getting fed again.

toddler girl

…and here she is giving brother some loves <3  She loved to kiss him!

This guy was seriously one of my most “smiliest” babies ever.  He just had a ton to smile about, I guess…and those dimples!!!  To die for!

This guy…8 pounds of chunky cuteness.

If you’re expecting the baby in the next month, spots are filling up fast!  I would love to add you into my schedule so please contact me today and reserve your due date on my calendar!  Once baby is born, then we will get a solid date on the calendar (since we don’t really know when they are actually going to arrive and come home (most of the time)).  I would love to meet you and your family!  Mini sessions for newborns are just for babies (if you’re just looking for a few cute shots of your newborn…maybe for announcements and a few pictures to share), and full sessions have much more variety and allow time for family shots and everything in between!  Hope to meet you soon!

San Francisco Newborn Baby photographer | Marin baby

I got to meet this sweet baby girl yesterday morning!  They booked a newborn mini session…and baby was such a good sleeper, we got through so many setups and even fit in a family shot or two at the end.  Mommy, daddy and baby were really sweet, but the best first impression was their golden retriever that completely stole my heart.  She sat there and watched me set up, and watched over me doing the session…so friendly and happy, I couldn’t help but take a picture of her at the end!  Baby girl is lucky to have a big dog to watch over her!

Baby girl was fed, happy and sleepy when I showed up.  Ready for her newborn photo session.  Mommy loved pinks, neutrals and grays, so we had quite a bit of things to work with.  Furs, blankets, headbands, hats and wraps…all ingredients for the perfect session.

So cute!

If you are expecting a baby, I would love to photograph them for you!  I offer newborn mini sessions and full sessions.  Mini sessions take one hour, and 2 backgrounds of your choice.  Full sessions are unlimited (well, baby limiting) backgrounds and props…family/sibling pictures, etc.  Contact me today for your session!

I love photographing families as well.  The fall is right around the corner and it is great to be able to capture your family each year with the lovely fall colors and trees in the changing season.  Sessions to the bay area are normal pricing, but I do have a deal for those sessions taking place in Tracy…contact me for details.

Do you have an older baby, under one year old?  I would love to photograph them!  Babies under one year old can still be done on backdrops in the comfort of your home where baby is happiest.  Contact me today to book your older baby session!

San Francisco Newborn baby Photographer | 7 days old

I love getting to see old students that went through the youth group that we were a part of for so long!  The sweet mommy of this baby boy contacted me for her newborn session about a month ago, and I was so happy to be able to photograph him!  He was so sweet, big at almost 9 pounds, perfect skin tone and oh, so soft and squishy.  So adorable!  He was ready for his photo session this morning.  This time I did a newborn mini session.  Little baby boy was a rockstar!  He was able to get through 4 set ups in an hour (I just keep going until the time is up or baby tells me they’re done!).  Mommy chose blues and grays for the colors and I brought my beanbag and one basket and we were able to coordinate different little hats into the set up.  So fun to have a heavy sleeper that pretty much allowed me to do what I wanted with him.  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Are you going to have a baby soon?  I’m still booking some babies for August if you’d like to contact me for a session.  I’m offering full sessions (where I come out and bring all of my gear, different props, photograph around your house, photograph the family/siblings/etc), or mini sessions (where I just come out and bring a couple of carefully chosen props and blankets with your help).  I would love to do either session for you.  Family sessions for fall are also booking now.  I have limited weekend sessions available and there is usually a huge rush for family pictures.  Sessions taking place in Tracy, CA are half price if you choose the full digital package and collection made available via download link.  Contact me today for more information on all of these sessions!  See you soon!!

San Francisco bay area newborn photographer | Palo Alto maternity shoot

It’s so fun to see wedding clients (gorgeous, fabulous, wonderful wedding clients) start their lives together, and a couple of years later add a new member of their family.  This little guy, at one month old, was so alert with the cutest little chin and face.  I loved everything about him down to his spiky hair and dimples when he grinned.  What a doll!  Enjoy this tiny peek into our session!

Such a sweet face!  He was wide awake at first, and with some rocking…soon, he was out!

So simple and sweet!

Thanks for having me out, sweet family…a joy to meet your new family member and capture these memories for you!

I also had a maternity session after the newborn session that same day!  This little family is ready to add baby #2 to their family. They had me come out to their home for the photo session, and they did a bunch of lifestyle family session pictures with the big brother.  We had fun baking with mommy, puzzles with daddy, playing games together, and we also threw in some maternity pictures in the new baby’s room.  I jumped at the chance to do some maternity pictures since I love those.  Mama was so pretty <3

Are you pregnant and looking to have your belly or newborn baby photographed?  I would love to do that for you!  The best thing to do is to contact me near the end of your pregnancy for a newborn and the middle of your pregnancy for maternity pictures.  I usually like to do belly pictures when mommy to be is large enough to show a bump and still comfortable, usually around 32-36 weeks, depending on the person.  For newborns, it’s never too early to book…contacting me before the baby is born guarantees that I will have a spot available before your baby is 10 days old.  I also have deals when pre-booking both a maternity and newborn session.  Contact me today for details!

San Francisco Bay Area Baby Photographer | Oakland baby

I got to meet this 2 month old baby today!  I loved her long gaze and sweet smile, as well as meeting big sister and mommy and daddy.  I have a ton of images to share, so I’ll jump right in!

siblings

Love how excited big sister is about her little sister…so sweet!

siblings

smiles

baby on white

Tummy time!  Her little expression is so cute here!

Love, love, love this serious black and white…those eyes!

And even 2 month olds fall asleep…and it’s always fun to capture that!

Those lips!

After her power nap she woke up for a few more pictures…and what a doll she was!

Pretty in pink!  Love her!

Do you have an older baby?  I would love to photograph them!  After the newborn stage, sometimes I get asked when the next shoot will be…I often reply with more of a milestone guideline instead of exact ages.  Once baby hits 4-5 months, they are doing consistent tummy time and can hold their head up consistently…and they often like to lay on their backs and kick and grab their feet..that stage makes for adorable pictures.  Additionally, when baby is 6-10 months old and is sitting unassisted, that’s another great stage for pictures.  And of course, the 1 year birthday is always great to celebrate with more pictures because it’s such a milestone.  The end of their very first year where they have grown the most.  At one year, many families like to do a cake smash indoors on backdrops or outdoors on a blanket.  It’s fun to just capture them at this stage where they are standing or walking, babbling and just so expressive!

Contact me to find out availability for your older baby session…it can take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, or the Central Valley.  I do have sessions available towards the end of this month.  Send me a message today!

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