Babies and toddlers reach so many milestones during the first two years, and some can be wary of new faces, so I always tell parents to have no expectations during the session. I remind them to just be themselves and let me do the rest. I might be silly and play or I may hang back and give your baby or child time to warm up, but I promise I will never make your baby or child smile or say “cheese.”Read More
Maybe this is your last pregnancy. Maybe you never documented your other pregnancies and you really want photos to commemorate this special time. Maybe you want to treasure your last memories as a family of 3 or 4 before your next little one arrives on the scene and changes your well established family dynamics.Read More
After living in the Bay Area for over 20 years, I love that I can still discover new, fun places. Every day can be an adventure and Fort Point doesn’t disappoint!Read More
Before having my son, I never realized how much it would change me in so many ways. I’m also an early childhood educator, so I had some insights in working with other parents for many years, but nothing really could have prepared me for parenthood.Read More
Family is where it all begins and and I was thrilled to capture shared moments with extended family in celebration of a wedding anniversary!Read More
Whether at home or on location, my primary goal as a lifestyle photographer is to keep families relaxed, having fun, and enjoying meaningful moments together, so that I can capture these memories authentically. And sometimes a session is just magical - full of love, connection, and joyful interactions.Read More
Being invited into a family's home to document special moments is an honor I don't take lightly. My goal as a lifestyle photographer is for families to feel comfortable and have fun, so I can capture who they are -- what makes them unique, the personality of each family member, and who they are together.Read More
Babies. For as long as I can remember, I've LOVED babies. So precious, vulnerable, and new. I've had two of my own and those early days are special, even when thoroughly exhausted from birth and meeting the many demands of a newborn. And with photography, I have the opportunity to combine two things I'm passionate about! Fresh 48 sessions are an amazing way to capture those fleeting moments that you think you will remember, but 2-3 kids later while busy parenting, those early moments quickly become jumbled and fade. What better way to hold onto those moments than through a Fresh 48 session!
I was thrilled to be able to capture Baby Simon and his family just 2 days after his birth. Our plan was for a hospital session, but he decided to take his time arriving and he and Mom were doing so well they were released early from the hospital. We opted for a session at home and included Simon's two big brothers!
Simon was welcomed into a warm, loving, and caring family. The way he gazed up at his parents (already!), calmed to his mother's touch, his father's gentle "shh," and his oldest brother's voice was amazing. The connection was strong even at 2 days old! He'd been hearing all of these voices for months and now they get to hear his!
Simon's oldest brother, now a brother twice over, jumped right in with the idea of a new baby. His other brother, however, wasn't quite as sure about giving up his spot at being the baby of the family. Being a big brother is a tough job for a two year old. Watching the moment felt raw, honest, and precious to me. His parents were extremely sensitive to all of this little guy's feelings about his new brother despite sleep-deprivation and caring for a newborn.
One thing I can never get enough with babies are the details! Such tiny features - the long fingers, all of the wrinkles, the yawns, etc. I could probably take photos of baby feet for days! And because babies change so quickly, I want to document everything, especially for new parents who are exhausted and caring for older children, too. You think you'll bring out your camera, but who really has time when a new baby arrives and is the 3rd in the family!
Welcome to the world, Simon! You are here and you are loved! And I'm thrilled I got to meet you when you were just 2 days old!