Zoie | San Francisco Newborn Photography

I have been so fortunate to photograph big sis Ellie many times. I first photographed Ellie as a newborn, then at 6 months, at 1 year, and now as a big sister to Zoie. Mom and dad LOVE photos and take many photos themselves. Like, tons. Mom plans to do a first year album that has one page of photos per DAY of life! That is impressive!

It is so much fun to have these guys in the studio, located in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. This family laughs together and has a good time navigating toddler AND baby hood.

Mom usually snags a few behind the scenes photos as well, which is wonderful.

I want newborns to be remembered just as they are, and a big part of that is capturing beautiful imagery straight out of camera and keeping post-processing to a minimum. From their precious newborn details, to the special bond they’re developing with you, there is something especially special about preserving every bit of this earliest stage of life outside the womb.

These photos of Zoie, and Zoie and Ellie, mean so much to me. I know they’ll be treasured for generations to come. I hope I’ll be able to look through these with Zoie in a year or so and see her reaction. Oh, the joys of a baby.

Time is fleeting, memories can fade, but little moments captured in images can last a lifetime.


newborn baby girl in basket, big sister

Portrero Hill, San Francisco family portrait

silly San Francisco family portrait, Photography by Emily Payne

newborn baby girl and big sister studio portrait, Portrero Hill

beautiful newborn baby girl picture, San Francisco newborn photography

newborn baby girl details

newborn girl swaddled in white

newborn portrait, studio, Portrero Hill

big sister booping baby sister's nose

newborn baby girl awake

newborn hands detail image

half swaddled newborn baby girl, flokati

newborn toes, San Francisco newborn photographer

newborn baby, flokati


These photos were taken during a studio newborn photography session. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are expecting a bundle of joy, I would love to capture the precious details of your newborn baby. Feel free to visit my Investment page and use the contact page to get in touch with me. Let’s schedule your session!

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Photography by Emily Payne

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San Francisco

Newborn Photographer