I asked mom and dad how they came up with the name for their newborn, Brandon. It was such a sweet story. Dad’s grandmother had passed away during the first trimester of the pregnancy. Mom and dad were not telling anyone about the pregnancy just yet but they were very excited. They wanted to honor the grandmother so when they found out it was a boy, they named him Brandon, after the town she lived in. I thought that was so sweet.
Mom and dad were so excited that they actually contacted me 6 months before Brandon was due. That is planning ahead and I love it!
Brandon was such a sweetheart and mom and dad knew just what to do to keep him calm. He was already 2 weeks old when they came to the studio and they all seemed so comfortable and calm. Look at his sweet eyelashes and little expressions! I love when a newborn smiles and I also love when they have their eyes open and are calm! What a treat to capture this sweet little boy.
This little baby surprised mom and dad a bit earlier than expected. He was so tiny and absolutely perfect. I was honored to be invited to their apartment in San Francisco to photograph newborn Sabeer. He was so sweet and calm. He slept almost the whole time with breaks just to eat. Look closely at those adorable eyelashes. I was so impressed (and a little jealous) of those long and beautiful lashes! I love capturing the tiny parts with my macro lens so mom and dad can remember just how little he was. Mom and dad both had a lot of ideas for his newborn session and we were able to create so many options for them inside their apartment!
I loved photographing this family in their amazing home in San Francisco. I met mom and dad just a few weeks earlier for a maternity shoot and fell in love with them! Mom is chill and fun and dad makes her laugh! They are so cute to watch. How special to see them with their growing family when Amara was just a few days old. They had a few special blankets that were made for baby Amara that mom wanted to incorporate into the session. I love using special items like this because it makes each session unique. I often do newborn sessions in the home to keep everyone comfortable. I can create a studio feel even in the home. This gives a unique feel for the family photos and a more studio look for the photos of just the baby. This is my favorite combination. Amara was a perfect newborn sleeping through all of my poses and clothing changes! Mom had little leg warmers that I just had to use. So cute! Look at her tiny little feet and hands. I just love her all snuggled up!
I was so lucky to meet little DJ when he was just 8 days old. Mom and dad loved the photos so much they decided to upgrade to the Full Year Package (see info here)
I am so thrilled because I get to watch this adorable cherub blossom. Look at his sweet, plump cheeks. Mom and I were working hard to get DJ to smile but we knew as soon as dad walked in the door, he would light up. Sure enough, dad brought out all of the smiles. I love when families with babies come to the studio so I can do a variety of scenes and outfit changes all within a comfortable setting. Mom saw the photos and said, “Thank you thank you thank you!! I love the pictures so much! I can’t believe how many amazing pics you were able to get of DJ even though he was being cranky most of the day :)”