Newborn & Children
We have been shooting here in the valley for the last 13 years and have been honored to earn the trust and recommendation from several boutiques, OBGYN’s, as well as past clients.
Our maternity sessions can be done in your home, a chic hotel, or I have several great outdoor locations that I love to use. We can do anything from a romantic couples session, to beautiful portraits of just you, to more of a sexy boudoir/maternity session to really show off the belly. Around 32-36 weeks is a great time to do maternity pictures.
Most newborn sessions take 2-3 hours! We work around feedings, diaper changes, etc. For the newborn session, I usually come out to you. I find this is easiest on everyone - especially mom. I will find an area in your home that has the best light and will set up there. Usually the master bed is great to work on, or the living room or kitchen... I'll take a look around and see what we can work with. The newborn session usually is about the baby - I prefer to shoot them naked or in a diaper or even a simple onesie (preemie size works best, even if your baby is full-term). Most clothes just overwhelm the baby at this age and take away from all the delicate new features.I am happy to include mom and dad in some of the shots as well. We tend to create natural relationship images here. We want to capture you interacting with your newborn and capture that relationship and bond.
Our newborn sessions are scheduled within the first week home from the hospital. We only schedule 6 newborn sessions a month, so please call early to reserve your time!
Our favorite age is between 3-6 months. Once your child is able to hold his head up and enjoy tummy time, we love to be able to photograph their newest skill... SMILING on demand. This is truly a time when their personality comes out.
6-9 months is another great milestone to capture the sitting phase. Children are most responsive to us during these sessions. We always get big smiles, and lots of fun interaction with them. Clothing is starting to look really cute in pictures (not just bunched up around them), and they are able to sit and respond to our cues.
Of course the 1 year mark is another favorite milestone for clients. Whether you want to schedule a cake smash session, or just record some of those first steps, this is usually an active session where we capture exploration and movement.
We feel that as your child grows, it is fun to mark each birthday with an annual photo session personalized to their likes and milestones. We will work with you to help determine the best fit and truly capture the essence and personality of your child.