Sunset Maternity Session

Plans are in motion for this baby's upcoming arrival! Here are some family/maternity pictures taken over the winter with mom, dad, and soon-to-be big sis! I love the sun-soaked look that we were able to get.

Baby Portraits

Wrangling my own baby (now 8 months old) over the last year has been enough of a challenge to blogging, so clearly I am pretty far behind. These are some of my favorite newborn and infant photos (of other people's babies!) taken over the past year. Oh, to be so young and cute!  

Family Portrait Season

In case you missed it, I am currently booking family portraits for limited dates, late September through late November. If you're on the fence about getting some, here are some favorites from last year!

Newborn baby Everest

I have been meaning to blog this sweet session for a while now! As his mama told me, Everest was so named because "I had to climb Everest to have him." His beautifully decorated nursery had some pristine window-light, so it was definitely not a mountainous struggle to get some splendid newborn photos of him!

Maternity photos amongst the oaks

This family. They are the cuuuuuutest! I am a big fan of little Nathan's luminous smile. We photographed another maternity session when they were pregnant with him, too. These sweet family photos taken while they're all on the verge of graduating from "three to four" just make my heart so happy for them!cute family maternityLuminous maternity photosweet family maternitycute maternity couplecute family photo with toddler 

Huntington Beach maternity pregnancy photos

I found a new "secret spot" recently and have been excited to try it out on someone. I found that someone with Rita and her little clan, who are about to add one more member!I have to say, their little boy is one of the sweetest and best-behaved toddlers I've come across for a photo session. He is going to make a swell big brother!adorable maternity photopregnancy family maternity photoshootcute toddler boysibling lovepregnancy photoshoot ideasweet pregnancy photo

Los Angeles Beach Family Photos

At this point I would consider Karla and her family longtime clients, I not only photographed their little girl Mika as a newborn, but also Karla and Vince when they were expecting! This time they're back with extended family for some beautiful sunset pictures at the Santa Monica pier!BeachFam001BeachFam003BeachFam004BeachFam006BeachFam002

Nathan's Newborn Photos

Nathan is the first newborn I've photographed since having a baby of my own (you may remember his parents' maternity session from a few months ago!) and what's fascinating is that to me, suddenly all newborns are vastly different from each other. My Coral is a big, robust, expressive 5-week-old baby while Nathan is still a tiny, delicate, sleepy, serious little 2-week-old peanut. That doesn't mean that he didn't absolutely rock his photo session...including all the adorable hats his parents found for him!

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I love asking new mothers about their favorite features in their newborn babies, because most of the time those features will be gone and outgrown within a matter of months. Nathan's mama said she loves his "tiny little triangles" of nostrils.

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Welcome to the world, Nathan!

Newport Beach Maternity Pregnancy Photos

We photographed Pamela and Matt's wedding a few years ago so it was exciting to get their inquiry about some maternity photos for them now, too! The two of them are expecting a little bambino around early March and got some fabulous January weather for their pregnancy pictures.And yes, I totally photographed this session while pregnant myself. I like to give the nice beachgoers down in Newport a good show.BrothersMaternity1047BrothersMaternity1027BrothersMaternity1079

I giggle every time I look at this shoe photo, because the tiny little shoes look like laughing mouths, complete with tongues!

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