My only baby girl for the month of July!

I was fully booked for the month of July and boy oh boy was I booked with a bunch of newborn boys! This sweetheart was the only baby girl I photographed during the whole month of July! I was so excited to break out my floral headbands, pink wool fluff and purple back drops. Now don't get me wrong, I love photographing baby boys, but after so many boys in a row it was refreshing to photograph a little girl. Here a few of my favorites from her session. 

What to expect when you book a Newborn Session...

Many times, when a client books a newborn session it is their first time being part of such an experience and do not know what to expect. It is my goal to make this experience as relaxing (I know you are tired with a new baby!) and fun as possible. 

It starts before you even arrive for your session- we can either meet in person, talk over the phone, or simply communicate through email. I want to know what you envision for your newborn session- if you pinned some of your favorite photos, or what colors you love! These are YOUR photos and memories, I want to make sure they are tailored to you and your family. 

When you arrive for your session, you are given time to settle in and feed your baby if they need it. I try to stock up on everything you may need, just in case something gets forgotten at home. I have diapers, wipes, pacifiers, burp clothes, cold water, and snacks on hand.

Once you are ready, you can gently hand your baby to me and watch me pose your little one in cute set- ups and poses. Parents always have so much fun watching this part- I often hear "Oh my goodness, how cute" behind me while I am posing their baby. I often start with the baby bundled up in a beautiful wrap, as this gets them nice and cozy and off to sleep. Once the baby is sleepy, I begin unwrapping them. You can expect me to get multiple shots of your baby wrapped, half wrapped, and posed naked in buckets, baskets, and bowls. It is quite the experience for parents to watch this little being that they made be posed and wrapped so adorably. 

All the while, I am taking your new babies safety as a top priority. You worked hard for this little one and I would never risk their safety! Not only am I a registered nurse, but I have also been trained in person by some of the world's top newborn photographers. I've taken a workshop with Ana Brandt and have done one on one mentorship with Kelly Brown. This training has taught me how to get the cute photos of your baby while keeping them 100% safe. 

After your session is over, I hand edit the photos of your baby. So if you are scared to have newborn photos taken because your baby is jaundice or has flaky skin- no worries, I can fix all of that! About a week after your session, we will meet up again. This can take place at your home or in my studio- whichever is most convenient for you. At this time you will get to view and decide which of the photos of your beautiful baby you want. 

Babies have one job and that is to grow! They won't stay this small forever, it is such an incredible time to capture. What a gift to give your child, when they are adults they can see what they looked like as babies. It's a gift of a lifetime, when everything else changes you and your family will forever have these photos. I love photographing babies and making it such a fun, exciting experience for parents to see this being they created be photographed. 

Splish Splash!!!

The days have been cooling off slightly, but boy is it still hot outside! And what better than to splash around in water? These sessions are perfect for babies that are able to sit up on their own (around 6 months) to roughly 2 years of age.  For this Splish Splash session, Zeke's mom brought along his favorite stuffed animal. These sessions are the perfect way to get a genuine smile from your little one, a memory to last a lifetime. 

Glitter Sessions

I love anything glittery! So I am so excited to offer glitter sessions in my studio! This was my first attempt at a glitter session and it was a blast. It's a great way to get genuine smiles out of a child!

Newborn and Maternity Workshop with Ana Brandt

When I began my career in photography, I was so inspired by Ana Brandt's work. Words cannot express how much it meant to me to be able to learn from her this past weekend. I've taken online classes with Ana Brandt and to learn from her in person was amazing! I feel like I learned so much this past weekend and I cannot wait to start using all the new skills I've acquired in your upcoming Maternity and Newborn sessions. 

In home studio!

I am so very excited to announce that I have completed my In home newborn studio in Concord, CA. My goal is to provide a safe and relaxing environment to capture all the little details of your newborn. 

Can't have a newborn studio without lots of headbands! 

Can't have a newborn studio without lots of headbands! 

Maternity Glow!

What fun it is to capture such a special moment in time! Good luck and best wishes to this mama as she approaches her due date! I know her baby girl is going to be too cute! 

It's a girl!

It was somewhere in the 90s in Dixon, but we all stuck it out to find out what the gender of Jamie and Brandon's baby is. It was worth the heat and the wait to get to celebrate with this couple. Congrats on your baby girl! 

Seeing old friends

It was so much fun to meet up with my childhood friend, who I hadn't seen in over ten years! It was so crazy to see her baby sister all grown up and to see that her parents (who were basically my second set of parents) again.