Baby Ella {Newborn} San Jose Newborn Photographer

Baby Ella arrived just before Christmas (she was due after Christmas but apparently didn't want to be upstaged by Santa) and wow...she is a beauty! After photographing Melissa + Dan's maternity session in October, I wasn't sure they could get any cuter. I am the first to admit - I was wrong! They are so deeply, fully, completely in love with Baby Ella...it is absolutely precious. Here are some of my favorites from our newborn photography session at their house in San Jose...

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Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn Photographer | San Jose Newborn Photographer

Boyd Family {Los Gatos} San Francisco Family Photographer

I have known Gina and her amazing family for the last five years, since moving to San Francisco. We worked together at Symantec when I was doing the 9-5'er and shooting on weekends, and she has helped encourage me and my business every step of the way. I have taken a few snapshots of her kiddos, but we've never done a "real shoot" where we actually plan outfits, plan locations and - gasp - get her awesome hubby involved too! We decided we'd start at their newly-built home in Los Gatos (her hubby Dan is seriously off-the-chains talented - company is DJB Construction and their house belongs in Architectural Digest), then head to a local park where we could let the kids run around and be kids. Let me start by saying I've never seen a brother-sister combo like Jake and Stella. As in...never. Parents, if your kids are an iota like them, please, please stop reading this and start thanking your lucky stars. They were ridiculously cute together - Jake (older brother) trying to impress Stella, and Stella hanging on to his...every...word. If Jake jumps on the bed, Stella jumps on the bed...if Jake climbs in the tub, guess who is his shadow scrambling in beside him? And the best parts?? They hug...they laugh...they hold hands - it's this crazy concept that they actually like each other!! I couldn't get enough of them.

Oh, and the parents? Not too shabby either. Aside from them being unfairly (okay, it's not a word...but you know what I mean) good looking, they live for their kids. As Gina says, "come Friday at 5:00, they own me"!

So enough mush about this wonderful family. Thank you, Boyd Family, for letting me walk into your lives and capture your precious little-big kids.

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer

Melissa + Dan {Maternity} San Jose Maternity Photographer

Melissa + Dan are expecting a baby girl in December! I have known Melissa for a few years, but you never really know someone until you're in their house...with their spouse...seeing them in their element. Let me tell you...Melissa + Dan may secretly do photo shoots for a living and just not tell anyone. They were so natural and easy-going, it made our shoot a ton of fun and I am so thrilled with the results! Congratulations, Melissa + Dan...I can't wait to meet Baby Ella next month!

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer | San Jose Maternity Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer | San Jose Maternity Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer | San Jose Maternity Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer | San Jose Maternity Photographer

Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer | San Jose Maternity Photographer

Brooke (nope, not me) {6 months} San Jose Family Photographer

How could I not immediately fall in love with a baby who shares my name?? Brooke was super-accommodating to all of my zany ideas for our session (well, except for the tutu...everyone has their limits, right?), including using my new well bucket from eBay (you truly can find ANYTHING on eBay!). We hung at the house in San Jose and used their gorgeous backyard for most of the session. It was a typical sunny, gorgeous South Bay day! I am dying to see this first image as a square canvas...I just love Brooke's expression! Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Family Photographer