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10 year studio anniversary mini’s! |San Francisco Studio Photographer

 Posted on May 24, 2016
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I was so honored to celebrate a DECADE of business with some of my favorite clients! I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate our 10th anniversary than with mini sessions. It was so wonderful to reflect on this important milestone with so many familiar faces and friends around. I hope you enjoy this selection of some of the super cute images we captured that day. The icing on the cake was hearing comments afterwards like, “EMILY!  You’ve done it again.  The pictures are so wonderful and capture Nathan’s spirit!  Thank you!” and “These are great!  Thanks so much, as always, for wonderful photos that really capture the spirit of my kids.” The best part about my job as a San Francisco studio photographer truly is all of the wonderful people that I get to meet and photograph. To all of my clients from this amazing first decade, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am beyond blessed and look forward to what the next ten years has in store for Emily Payne Photography.San Francisco Family Photographer_0339 San Francisco Family Photographer_0340

Baby Ili, 6 months | San Francisco Baby Photographer

 Posted on May 18, 2016
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Babies are the only ones who can make fat rolls and chub look good, and precious baby Ili has plenty! I have been lucky enough to watch this sweet one grow. From a tiny newborn, to about 3 months, and now again at 6 months! I have loved all of our sessions together {check out our festive holiday session→ here} and this one was just as swoon worthy. Look at those cheeks! Baby Ili and her family joined me at my Portrero Hill studio in San Francisco for this milestone baby session. One of my favorite things about repeat clients, especially newborns, is seeing those personalities emerge and change. Ili is just so cute and happy with tons of expression to boot! My studio provides the perfect “blank slate” environment to allow for your little one’s unique nature and charm to take center stage. Baby milestone photographs are treasured gifts to ourselves as parents. They allow you to look back on your child’s precious first year of life and remember in exact detail those moments that would otherwise be gone forever. Contact me today to schedule your baby’s milestone session! Here are some of my favorite images of adorable Ili.
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Newborn Dhaaryan! | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on May 9, 2016
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Welcome to the world dashing Dhaaryan! I met this beautiful baby boy and his family at their amazing home in Soma, San Francisco. This little guy gets to grow up in such a cool place! You’d never guess by looking at the images, but Mom worked tirelessly to get Dhaaryan to sleep! He finally slept for just a few moments at the end of the session {thank you Dhaaryan!} so we quickly got in a few adorable posed shots. This newborn session was just full of love and light and I think we captured some amazing real life moments. I love the image of Dhaaryan, his mom and his Grandmother. Photography gives us a ticket back in time to a moment that would otherwise be gone forever. Those first few days are so special yet they pass by so quickly. It is such an honor to get to photograph these precious new lives before those little squishy face begin to grow and change. These guys were so fortunate to have family around to help during this special time and I just loved every moment of our time together.

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Alec and Brothers! | San Francisco Newborn and Family Photographer

 Posted on May 3, 2016
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I captured sweet baby Alec at just a few days old and I loved having him {along with mom, dad, and big brothers!} in front of my camera! These guys are just a dream and Alec is so fortunate to be surrounded by such a loving family. Every newborn is so special and I take such pleasure in capturing all of their precious details. Alec’s button nose, and perfect tiny fingers and toes remind us of how fleeting and special those first few weeks with your baby are. It’s not surprising that moms and dads can spend hours just looking at their little one. I am honored to be able to capture and forever preserve these moments for my clients. Mom says,” Thank you soo much for such a perfect photo shoot. Truly, I think these are the best pictures yet! Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job capturing our first family photo shoot. There are so many great shots I am hard pressed to find a favorite.” As a San Francisco newborn and family photographer, there is no greater gift than hearing from a happy client! Congratulations guys! Alec is just perfect.

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