Every year I get the honor of photographing this sweet family! Most of my business is in San Francisco but I actually live in Petaluma. When my daughters were babies, I joined the Petaluma Mothers’ Club (PMC) to make some friends and to fellowship with other moms. It is HARD raising children, and simply having adult conversations helps alleviate the stress of motherhood!
I started photographing this mama and her family back when we were in the PMC together, meeting on blankets in the park. Her son was always one step ahead of everyone – even the adults! Every year, we get together for a fun-filled crazy mini session somewhere in Petaluma. This year, we were downtown with the brick buildings and bridge across the river. Location is everything, and this family needed to be photographed in their element. We chased the sun and captured the big love of this family. Big brother is enamored with his little sis (as we all are!) and he just wants to snuggle her! It is an adorable relationship to capture.
I love this little town and all of the support I have gotten from sweet families like this one.
I was so excited to visit tiny newborn Lily in her home in San Francisco. Lily was as sweet as could be and she had a full head of beautiful silky hair. What a treat! Lily wasn’t the only sweet thing at this house. I also got to meet Lily’s big sister Amelia! My heart gets so excited when I get to photograph sisters together. I have two girls who are also very close in age so it makes me feel all of the feels and truly makes my soul sing!
I worked with the whole family first, moved to photos with the two girls together, and then focused on just Lily while dad took big sister out for hamburgers and ice cream! So cool.
Mom wanted to be sure to capture Lily’s sweet peach fuzz and I couldn’t resist.
We all make our grand entrance into the world as tiny little baby bundles and newborn sessions are such a wonderful reminder of this. Fresh, new, miraculous life. I loved photographing all of the love in their home. Welcome to the world, Lily!
This Bernal Heights, San Francisco in-home newborn session will about make your heart melt. I simply love this family.
I was thrilled when I got an email from a past client who was expecting her second little boy! I previously photographed Levi as a newborn and now I get to see him as a big brother!
I went to the families new home to photograph newborn baby Cole and big brother Levi! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on that sweet baby boy.
I got to hang out in their home, just letting them be a new family. To know that, soon, these newborn photos will be a part of their home, too, really made my heart warm.
By the way, I need to tell you that I know all about 2 year-olds and tantrums (Believe me!). Let me tell you that Levi was the best 2 year-old I have ever photographed. He was respectful, took directions, and above all, he was kind, gentle and loving with his baby brother. I was floored!
Cole was perfect during his session and slept most of the time. We were lucky to get a few photos of him with his eyes open while he was calm as well. So cool. I loved seeing this family again. What an honor!
Little Miss Elliot came to the studio in San Francisco at just 10 days new. She is one of the cutest babies, and I’m a sucker for that sweet hair swirl! Not to mention her delicate and long eyelashes. Mom and dad were enamored with their new little girl. The neutral colors of her San Francisco newborn session were beautiful, and I always love creating simple, timeless imagery.
Mom saved her beautiful lace veil from her wedding dress, and we incorporated that into the session as well.
The family signed up for the Full Year Journey, and I was thrilled when they booked they were able to book their next appointment when Elliot turned 5 months old. She was already sitting up! We did her milestone session at the family’s new home, which was built in 1928! So cool. I love seeing clients in their own home and capturing new memories for them there. Since this baby is such an early sitter, I am sure I will be seeing her in just a few months for her last Full Year Journey session.
Mom and dad said, “We love the photos!”
I do, too!