San Francisco Family Photo Session | The H. Family

 Posted on January 16, 2018

I have been blessed to have photographed this beautiful family since their twin 9-year-old boys were just newborns. They were tiny little bundles of adorableness. Look at them now with their little brother in the mix. Let’s not forget this year’s newest addition, Roger! Roger is so cute and fluffy, he reminds me of a muppet!  Roger was definitely trying to hog the attention of the camera. The boys are so funny, I could hear them whispering in each other’s ears teasing each other but then they would all look at the camera and smile! They are rough and tough but love snuggling with their stuffed animals. I love visiting their home in San Francisco to capture the family in their own amazing environment. Their house is filled with light and sweet decor.

Love this family who has given me the honor of photographing them for 9 years!

Big Bro Theo and Little Sis Stella! | Photography by Emily Payne

 Posted on September 28, 2017

I have been blessed with so many repeat clients over the years. I have been taking photographs of this family since Theo was a baby. And now there are two beautiful smiles to capture!  I have blogged about Theo before because one year he came running up to me from 100 yards away to give me a hug. So sweet! We scheduled this mini portrait session for Oak Hill park in Petaluma. I love the golden warm colors and the big oak trees. It is a perfect place for our yearly sessions.

Theo has such a beautiful and contagious smile. Baby sister Stella has the same huge smile! This family is so blessed!

Newborn Solian | Photography by Emily Payne

 Posted on September 17, 2017

Solian, what a beautiful name for this blue eyed baby boy! Mom emailed me after Solian was home and was very eager to have his newborn photos taken. I was so happy to have a few appointments open that worked for them as well. I arrived at their cool apartment in the Castro, San Francisco and set up a little studio next to their big windows. Mom had mentioned his beautiful blue eyes in our correspondence so I went to this session with a different approach. Usually, I would like the baby to be asleep but we wanted to capture his eyes! So, it worked out perfectly. He was awake and happy (not a normal thing for a newborn!) and he actually gave us smiles…what a treat!

Dad worked hard to do some soothing and we were able to get a few photos of him asleep as well. What a parenting pair, they worked so well together. I can’t wait to see Solian grow!

A Mother’s Journey | Photography by Emily Payne

 Posted on September 6, 2017

Beautiful Flora contacted me a few months before her baby was due to talk about a maternity and a newborn session. She was so excited about the session and had lots of ideas and hopes for the both sessions. She had purchased special maternity dresses for the portrait and was so eager to capture this special moment for her and her husband. We scheduled the session for both the Legion of Honor and a special spot in the Presidio, San Francisco. They arrived with huge smiles and nervous excitement. I was so thrilled to be at the Legion of Honor to capture Flora in her colorful dress. It was a perfect compliment for the stark architecture. We then headed to one of my favorite locations in the Presidio for beautiful foliage and light. It is delightful to photograph an expecting couple when they are having so much fun together! Flora loved the photos and said, “Omg! Thanks so much for the pictures!! They’re sooo beautiful!! You did such a great job!!!! So happy to see these nice pictures!!” Lots of excitement and anticipation for her new little boy.

We had to schedule the newborn session when baby boy was just 4 days old. 4 days! So tiny and adorable and sweet. He had to get back to the hospital for a procedure so we had to photograph on that day. Oh my heart melted when I met him. He was perfect and so calm. Mom and dad are on a beautiful journey together and I am so honored to have been able to photograph them during this special time. .