Bellies and Babies

Hello, Darling | Brentwood Newborn Session

I love getting to know my families and their stories. Lindsey and Adam are college sweethearts who recently welcomed their first child, Felicity.  Their session felt relaxed and easy, just like friends hanging out. Lindsey's parents were in town visiting and I'm so glad we were able to include multiple generations in this session. I'm so excited for this family's new adventures together. Welcome to the world, darling Felicity!

Baby Liv | Newborn Session

When I photograph families, there are two audiences that I keep in mind - the parents and the child(ren). For parents I look for the details of your little one (oh those tiny toes!) and your environment (the nursery decorations, the little dress, etc.). For this sweet baby, I wanted her to have images of how much her parents love her and each other. Welcome to the world, baby Liv!

You can view images from Emily's maternity session by clicking here

Baby Jasper | South Pasadena Newborn Session

Boy, do I love newborn sessions! The warm squishiness and smell of a new baby is unbeatable. Also, the pride and joy that exudes from new parents is palpable, which I totally understand. You wait your whole life to welcome this little soul into the world and although the pregnancy may not have been easy and the delivery more difficult than you imagined, he's finally here. And he's perfect. Congratulations to Rupal and Andrew on your sweet baby boy!

Baby holding onto mama's hand - love it!

Baby holding onto mama's hand - love it!

team work

team work

It's always nice to get a photo of just mom and dad together :)

It's always nice to get a photo of just mom and dad together :)

Emily + Romano | San Diego Maternity Session

Romano and Emily met at a work event and it wasn't long before these two became smitten with one another. Last year, they learned they were pregnant but unfortunately there was a miscarriage. I was in awe of Romano and Emily's willingness to talk so openly about their loss. "If anything it's better that people know about it, it happens, it's part of life, and it didn't deter us from trying again," Romano said. Thank you so much Emily and Romano for sharing this exciting chapter in your lives. I am grateful to be the one that helps document their journey into parenthood and becoming a family when their little girl arrives this winter!

12 Must Have Newborn Photos

 To preserve all of those little details of the early days, here are my twelve must have newborn photos. Whether you're doing it yourself or you hire a professional, take the time to document your new baby and life together. It really does go by so quickly !

1. Baby's face

2. Baby's hand

3. Baby's feet

4. Baby's hair

5. The nursery or wherever baby spends most of his/her time

6. A photo with mom

7. A photo with Dad

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8. Details of the nursery

9. With a special family member (grandparent, sibling, pet, etc.)

Grandparents and great grandparents are a treasure and if you're still lucky enough to have one around, PLEASE don't miss this opportunity. 

Grandparents and great grandparents are a treasure and if you're still lucky enough to have one around, PLEASE don't miss this opportunity. 

10. With a special toy or heirloom

11. Keepsakes from baby's arrival

This one doesn't necessarily have to be done within the first month. If you hire a photographer, gather all of the items you'd like photographed such as baby's hospital bracelet or welcome home outfit and have them available. This type of photo can be during those downtimes when you're taking care of baby.

This one doesn't necessarily have to be done within the first month. If you hire a photographer, gather all of the items you'd like photographed such as baby's hospital bracelet or welcome home outfit and have them available. This type of photo can be during those downtimes when you're taking care of baby.

12. The whole family together

There you have it! Did I miss a moment that you think should be documented? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments. :) Also, stay tuned for a future blog post where I'll be sharing my tips for photographing your own newborn.