Newborn Baby Emmanuelle | Photography by Emily Payne

 Posted on August 23, 2017

I love when all of the preparation and conversation before the newborn portrait makes the session run seamlessly! Mom and I exchanged many emails regarding style, ideas and how to prepare for the session. Emanuelle arrived to my Potrero Hill studio asleep and ready to rock every set up we had ready for her! I started with her wrapped in a swaddle and in a basket. She couldn’t STOP giving me adorable smiles! I was so happy! Mom really wanted some amazing photographs with dad and Emanuelle so I made sure to do those right away while she was still asleep. Little miss E graced us with all sorts of bodily fluids and I was thankful for my easy-clean floors. Dad’s shoes however…

We did some beautiful family photos and then moved to some of sweet Emanuelle all on white. I love the simplicity and sweetness of these photos.

Mom beamed, “These are fantastic, thank you, Emily! We love them.”

Newborn Adeline | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on July 15, 2017

There is no better feeling than having a mom come back to me with their second baby! I loved photographing the story of mom’s pregnancy with her first baby and how the family came together when little Spencer was born. I was so honored to photograph their second newborn baby,  sweet Adeline! I love neutral colors but we decided a little pink was going to be amazing for this little girl! Mom was a little nervous about how Spencer would behave at the studio session as he did not seem super interested in his new sister yet. Well, they were so surprised that he did amazing! I played a little game with him so he would snuggle next to her on the fur carpet. Mom was floored! I was so happy to create these images for her right away so she could relax and enjoy the rest of the session!

Mom said, “Thank you so much! These are beautiful! I’m so amazed by how these turned out.  They turned out amazing.  Thank you again for your patience photographing a toddler and a newborn! ”  I am so excited to see her grow!

Newborn Celine | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on June 27, 2017

Usually,  expecting moms contact me before their due date so we can plan for their newborn session. I just love that this amazing and caring dad took on the task of finding a newborn photographer for his new family after their baby arrived. We arranged the newborn session to take place at their fabulous San Francisco apartment. Once I arrived, I could tell that this dad was so enamored by his new daughter! He had all sorts of fun facts about newborns to share that he had been researching. Mom was absolutely stunning. She looked so beautiful and calm and loved snuggling her little love.

Newborn Celine blew me away! She impressed her parents as well. She did all of the poses and positions that we wanted and she slept like a champ. Mom and dad were elated! They had had a tough few weeks caring for and learning about their new little love. This photo session allowed them to stop and enjoy her beauty for a few moments!

Celine is absolutely beautiful. She looked so much like both her mom and dad who were both stunning themselves! Mom said, “Thank you so much Emily! They are amazing ❤❤❤️”




Newborn DJ | San Francisco In Home Photography

 Posted on June 23, 2017

Baby DJ blessed his mom and dad,  arriving at 10lbs and 22 inches long! This big munchkin was incredible. Mom and dad were worried that he would be fussy during the newborn session but he did amazing! I arrived at their cool house in Emeryville ready with all of my props. The neat thing about doing an in-home newborn session is that I can achieve the unique, relaxed family photos in the comfort of their home AND I can create the sweet studio-like poses as well. I love that.

DJ did great. He took a break to eat in between our setups which worked out perfectly. We ended up photographing at their home for about 3 hours to get all of the set ups that mom and dad wanted. DJ nailed it!

Just look at his adorable chunky arms and lips!