I’m excited to announce the 2017 dates for my Petite Sessions! These sessions sell out quickly and are a great way to document your family in a quick and easy setting. You can see full details and book online here.

I always look forward to my Bump to Baby newborn sessions since I have already met and photographed the parents. It makes it feel like I’m hanging out with old friends! Liz and Chris wanted to recreate a few of their maternity images from Clarion Alley, you can see their maternity session here.

You wouldn’t guess it from these images, but baby Caroline was fussing through the entire session. I always tell parents not to worry, because they have no idea what I am getting during the in-between quiet moments. The less stressed the parents are, the better the photos will be.

The best thing about being an in-home newborn photographer is getting to document the baby in their first home environment. Many families who have their first child in the city end up moving out to the suburbs as the child grows up, so I know these images will be extra special years from now when Marian wants to see pictures of her first home. Congratulations you guys- she’s precious!

As kids, my cousin Leni and I would always look forward to family get-togethers and vacations. We are only a few months apart and we lived in New York at the same time while she was at Columbia and I was at NYU. I am so excited for her to have her first baby, I only wish he lived closer! She was in San Francisco for her baby shower, so I got to give her belly a big hug!

These world travelers are new to the Bay Area and have the cutest new baby! Hannah was so darling and slept the entire session. I love keeping my newborn sessions very simple and natural, focusing mostly on the sweet moments that happen between parents and baby. I hope they stay in the Bay Area so I can see them throughout the years- such a great family!

I am embarking on a new personal project this year called “5 Year Journey: Motherhood.” I will be photographing a handful of select women who are not yet moms, but who hope to be in the future. I will photograph them again in 5 years to see where they are, what they are doing, and if their ideas of motherhood mesh with their ideas of motherhood before.

Here is one of my first subjects, Shannon!

I love seeing the change that happens the minute a woman become a mom. When I first met K for her maternity session, she was so nervous and felt uncomfortable getting photographed. When I came back for the newborn session, she was so calm and totally at peace with her sweet baby. It was a beautiful reminder that mother nature has our back and falling into the role of “mom” is pretty effortless. Congratulations on a very sweet and adorable baby!