You may recall Russell's parents from their maternity session. They brought an adorable jersey with them to that session and this time they had a super cute onesie that said, "Birth: Nailed It" (get it?? last name is Nail?? ha!) He wasn't exactly thrilled about it when we were shooting that portion, but the concept is adorable nonetheless so I am sharing! My favorite shot from the newborn session is mama with her eyes closed smiling...or rather laughing...just such a precious time for them!
Welcome, Ronan!!! He was a dream to meet and I adored his sweet parents (and grandfather visiting from SWEDEN). We captured not one but TWO smiles during our time together - so special! And I was a little obsessed with his tiny fingers - ha ha!
I had the pleasure of capturing Emmy's newborn photos back in May of this year and she has been nothing short of perfect with each encounter. Her smiles light up the room and they go on for DAYS! My hubby was watching over my shoulder as I put the final touches on Emmy's gallery for her parents and he kept "oohing" and "ahhing" - not at my work but at how adorable and sweet Emmy looks! We hung at their home in San Francisco for Emmy's 7-month photos:
This family is one of the happiest, most good-natured, easy-going families I have encountered. Jon and Dora and just sweet. Ethan is the center of their world and they think nothing of doing the silliest, goofiest, most awesome "tricks" to get smiles out of this little guy! We headed to Land's End and then to China Beach to enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and get some sand time in with Ethan. This is the third of four shoots I have had the honor of completing for Dora and Jon, including their maternity session and Ethan's newborn session. Here are some highlights from his 8-month session...and I just found out we get to do a 1st Year Canvas after he turns one in November!
After photographing Shelby and Tuhin's first child, Nayana, throughout her first year...they then invited me to document their son Rohan! I honestly don't know how many shoots we have done together...but I know that we are working our way through San Francisco and finding every nook & cranny that is awesome in our lovely city. But for Rohan's 6-month session, Shelby had the great idea to gasp! leave the city for a shoot! So we went to the most beautiful place in San Francisco's back door...Sonoma!
Here are some of my favorites from our morning together. I loved every moment of this shoot. The location gave us a variety of backdrops, the weather was divine, and the kids loved being in nature!
To think back to Jackson's newborn shoot, I remember that Mama Gina's sister was in labor at the very same time we were shooting!! Gina was juggling the joy of her own bundle with the beaming pride for her sister, and it was just beautiful for me to watch. Jack turned one in June and we headed to China Beach and Land's End in hopes to get some Golden Gate Bridge shots for his 1-year photo shoot. The Bridge cooperated and I love our session!
Mom brought Jack's lovey with them and I am so glad we were able to capture him with it - such a precious moment in time!
Maya turned ONE in June and we celebrated her a month later at the Palace of Fine Arts and also at Crissy Field. I see her updates on Facebook, but to see her in person is to simply melt in her cuteness!!! A look back at her first year:
- Maya's newborn session
- I owe a 6-months session update!
Check out some favorites from the Palace of Fine Arts.
Ahhh, Piera. Remember her from her newborn shoot?? Yes, yes, yes...the cutie pie who slept like a champ, has the kindest, most relaxed parents a kiddo could ask for, and is now SEVEN MONTHS! Get ready, y'all. This first one is my favorite!!!
This is an all-star family. Mom is super-smiley and beautiful to boot...Dad is hands-on and always ready to laugh...and their twin daughters? Gorgeous. But let's back up a moment...we started last Fall when Christa + Paul had their maternity shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco! We had a great time getting to know each other and documenting the one time Christa would be carrying two human beings in her body...such an unbelievably special time in their lives!
Fast forward and the girls, Georgia + Eleanor, are now 8 months old! And precious...did I mention precious? Get ready to melt, especially with their tutus!!
I did my first screencast demonstrating what goes on behind-the-scenes when I edit images, which you can see here.
Here are some highlights from our session together - can't wait to see them when they turn ONE this Fall!
I can't possibly believe that Ella and Olivia are now TWO YEARS OLD! It has been so incredible for me to watch them grow over the last two years, and to watch their loving, incredible fathers grow with them. We headed to China Beach and Land's End to explore with the girls in April...here are some highlights of their sweet personalities:
Emmyyyyyyy. Just saying her name makes you smile! Her parents are a delight through and through. They are so laid back yes, even as first-time parents!! that it makes my job all the better. Her newborn photographs speak for themselves (or rather for her) - welcome to the world, Emmy!
Danielle and I had our first kiddos around the same time. Cooper is now 3 1/2 and is ready to become a big brother any day now! I am thrilled and honored to be able to capture their First Year for them, starting with a family maternity shoot at Land's End and China Beach! Congratulations, Danielle, Dave + Cooper...I can't wait to meet Baby Girl in a week!
Ella is already ONE! Actually, 15 months when we did our shoot and her personality is every bit of 15 months! She knows how to work a smile AND a stink-eye within a second of each other - hilarious! Fortunately for me, she gave me tons of laughs and smiles...every single one a gift as she is such a joy! Here is a walk down memory lane: Melissa + Dan's maternity session Ella's newborn session Ella's 6-month/7-month session
And now, we bring you her one year session!
Sadie!! Sweet, sweet Sadie. I have watched her and her parents grow over the last year and it has been a total joy to have them in my life! From their maternity shoot and newborn shoot...to her six-month shoot...to now her one-year celebration...each one has been a pleasure for me to document.
We headed to China Beach and then to Land's End, finishing our year by commemorating Sadie turning one with a cake smash (where her mom actually MADE the cakes...and sent me home with one!). What a FUN morning we had!
I have had the pleasure of documenting Jacob's 1st Year, including maternity, newborn and his 1st birthday! I loved seeing how much he changed from being just a week old to exiting the baby phase and growing into a toddler! His parents are awesome. They are so easy-going and truly a pleasure to photograph. Phoebe is sweet-as-pie and you just want to hug her. Sean is laid back and chivalrous...he even dragged my loud, heavy wagon for me! In a word, I adore them. All three of them!
Yes, sweet little Jackson is now 7 months old! He is sitting up, chubby, smiling and quite the cutie-pie. Here is a glance back to his newborn session...it seems so long ago since he looks totally different! For his 7-month shoot, we started at Gina + James' house and then headed together to a very windy Crissy Field! We were hoping for pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge, but the weather had other plans for us that day. Fortunately for us, Jackson was easy-to-please and gave us smiles with any situation we threw his way...just a delight!
I don't know how else to say this other than I feel simply lucky to have had Taryn + Nicole enter my life. They found me on Google of all places (95% of my business is word-of-mouth, so it always surprises me when someone finds me on Google!) and we started with their maternity session at China Beach in the summer...and the rest is history. Upon meeting them in person, I didn't stop laughing or smiling for the next two hours. They are balls of energy and the perfect complement to each other! Their son, Cullen, entered the world in July and I am SO thrilled to be able to document his First Year for them. I know we will blink and I will be posting some favorites of his 6-month shoot before we know it!! Enjoy these from their maternity shoot at China Beach & Land's End, then check out their newborn session at home-sweet-home.