Newborn Peter! | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on June 7, 2016
I just love sessions in my clients’ homes. I got to meet Peter and his mom and dad at their BEAUTIFUL San Francisco home for this newborn session. There is nothing more personal than photographing a family in their own special space. His mom bought flowers for our shoot and we had plenty of gorgeous natural light. Peter’s nursery provided the perfect backdrop to capture some precious moments for this new family. So much anticipation and love go in to the design of every nursery which makes for such a meaningful space to photograph newborns. Peter was such a dream and did exactly what we wanted! He ate, then slept, then ate some more! We got some adorable posed photos as well as some casual family portraits with mom and dad. Newborn photography is such a gift! It captures the sweet emotion of this priceless time as new parents. Learn more about what I offer my clients during newborn sessions → here. After receiving the photographs, Mom said, “Thank you so much for the photos. We absolutely love them!! It was a pleasure working with you!” You are so welcome guys! The pleasure was all mine.
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Baby Calvin, 9 months! | San Francisco Baby Photographer

 Posted on May 30, 2016

There is so much beauty in capturing the every day love of a family. There’s nothing more genuine or heartwarming than the connection between parents and their babies. I absolutely love capturing those little details and nuances that make each client unique. These guys came to my Portrero Hill studio in San Francisco for their baby photography session. Dad was not feeling great, but you’d never know by looking at these photographs! He was such a trooper and their son Calvin was just soo cute! He was in to everything and had the best time playing during our time together. I loved interacting with him from behind my camera and his expressions were so sweet. These three were such a joy to photograph and I look forward to watching little Calvin grow. His mom said, “OMG LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much.” Wow. Melts my heart each time I hear how much a client loves their images. As a San Francisco baby photographer, I couldn’t be more honored!San Francisco Baby Photographer_0350 San Francisco Baby Photographer_0351

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

 Posted on May 24, 2016
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
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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