How do you measure love? | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on January 2, 2017
The world just got a little sweeter now that baby Ryan is here. I was lucky enough to spend some time with her and her family at my Portrero Hill studio in San Francisco for this peaceful newborn photography session. A new life is very much like a new year. Full of potential and opportunity.  It’s always special for me to capture those first few memories and in this case, their first photographs as a party of five. The family traveled down to the studio from Mill Valley. Even though she had already slept in the car, wee Ryan slept the entire time and did so well for her first session. Big sister was just beaming with pride. It was fun to watch her cuddle with her new sibling through my camera lens. Big brother was just as joyful to have another little sister to love. Oh the adventures these three will have! I hope these photographs will be special to them down the road whenever they look back at their first few days together. I look forward to watching Ryan grow.
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Beautiful, Newborn Sage | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on December 26, 2016
Meet serene little Sage. I was thrilled to have this precious girl and her Moms in front of my camera at my Portrero Hill Studio in San Francisco for their heartfelt newborn photography session. Moms N and S were so calm and present. They enjoyed every moment, every movement from baby Sage. It was so beautiful to watch them as a family. Every detail of a newborn is noteworthy and special to me. From her feathery dark hair and perfect little features to those little wrinkly fingers and toes, Sage was perfect in every way! Bringing a new baby home is one of the most memorable times for a couple. It can also be one of the most stressful. Days and nights can run together so quickly. Scheduling a newborn photography session {in advance} allows you to take a moment just to reflect and enjoy the miracle of your new baby. Portraits like these are such a gift. They ensure that you can go back and revisit your child as a brand new human whether they are now 6 months old or 16 years old! Contact me today for more information on scheduling a newborn session and check out my session offerings → here.

Newborn Izzy, just days | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 Posted on December 19, 2016
Welcome to the world baby Izzy! I loved having this family to my Portrero Hill studio in San Francisco to capture little Izzy at just a few days old for her newborn photography session. She was the absolute sweetest and was perfect in every way. I couldn’t get enough of her precious smiles, chubby cheeks, and tiny toes + nose. The wraps and props I have available in my studio accentuate all of those newborn features and perfectly frame precious tiny ones like Izzy. I was overjoyed when her Mom said, “Thank you so much Emily! This photos are beautiful and truly exceeded my expectations. Izzy looks so peaceful and calm and I’m not sure how you managed to make two exhausted parents look half way decent!” Such humbling comments fill my heart with intense gratitude. I was honored to capture these photographs and I am excited for my next session with beautiful Izzy and her parents. You can see more of my favorite newborns in my Start of Life gallery. Expecting? Know a deserving couple that has a baby on the way? Newborn photographs make for a perfect and memorable gift. Contact me today to learn more.
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C and E meet little Poppy | San Francisco Maternity and Newborn Photographer

 Posted on December 5, 2016
Oh how I love my Maternity and Newborn Journey clients! Getting to capture a couple’s pregnancy + their brand new little one is a magical experience. C and E are my very good friends. I am so honored to have been able to photograph them when they were just two and then again when little Poppy arrived. Pregnancy is such a special time between a couple. Nine months of anticipation and excited expectancy create a new chapter in a couple’s story and documenting that connection is such a pleasure. C and E rocked their session and share the strongest bond with one another. I always enjoy having them in front of my camera but these sessions were extra special. This mama to be was just stunning with her beautiful baby bump. Flash forward a few weeks to little Poppy’s arrival and I got to join this brand new family of three for their in-home newborn photography session. Poppy was just as beautiful as her mom and she had a full head of hair and the most calm demeanor. Having a newborn is hard, but C and E handled it with grace and ease. Poppy is so lucky to have such wonderful parents! Congratulations guys! I can’t wait to watch Poppy grow.