Category: Maternity
Mila’s 6 month and 1 year Session

I had the opportunity to photograph Mila, and her older brother Jax for this outdoor portrait session. I also shot the entire session on film, which was a lot of fun for me. I love film photography

Mila is one of our “As You Grow” babies…we have been photographing her since she was in her mommy’s belly and have been watching her grow into the adorable little one year old she is today. It’s a great way to capture a child’s first years of life, they are changing so much in the first few years and time just goes by in a blink!  Capturing images of their growth is a great way to keep the memories of how little they were.

Jax is one of my favorite little models (and I think he knows it too!).  He totally kills it in some of the portraits below with his little khaki shorts and button up shirt. He’s also an amazing older brother to his little sister Mila.

We shot both the six-month session and the one-year session outside and both times Mila had on some of the CUTEST outfits.  I just love adorable baby clothes! And that little yellow bow!? SO CUTE!

As you can see, Mila is not one for smiling for the camera but boy did I get some adorable crying shots at her one year session! I personally think those are just as cute as the smiling ones.

Portrait of a 6 month old girl

Little girl looking at the camera smiling

Little girl wearing a yellow bow

Little girl wearing a pink crown

Young girl sucking on her fingers

little girl looking at the camera

Two siblings kissing

Brother and sister hugging

boy and girl sitting outside

Little girl playing with her dress

6 month old girl sitting outside

Big brother sitting with his little sister

big brother holding his sister

siblings lying in the grass

Brother and sister sitting in the grass

Little girl sitting outside

6 month old kid sitting outside

two children playing in the grass

Boy standing in front of a bush

Little boy standing in the grass

Young boy standing against a tree

Little girl sitting outside crying

 

 

If you’re interested in doing an as you grow session to document the growth of your little ones, get in touch with me so we can plan something!

Alex’s Milk Bath Maternity Session

If you were to ask me what my latest photography obsession is I would tell you – milk bath maternity photos!  I was beyond excited when my friend Alex told me she was obsessed also.

So of course this meant we HAD to do a milk bath session. I commandeered my mom’s bath tub for the day (thanks mom!) and we got to work. Alex’s sister Jacqui volunteered to be our helper for the day as well, and assisted us throughout the shoot.

You can’t tell it from the portraits, but the three of us were squeezed into this tiny bathroom space. For most of it I was standing on a ladder, squished between the ladder and the ceiling, just to get over head shots. It was worth it though because they turned out amazing.  And of course I shot all film….because how can you not?!

We had a blast and Alex was just loving laying in the warm milk surrounded by all the pretty flowers.  Alex wore a gorgeous lace robe.  The texture mixed so well with the milky water and gave it the exact look we were going for.

What a fun time playing with Alex and Jacqui (aka my handy helper for the day!). Can’t wait to play some more when their little bundle arrives!

Flowers were provided by Mint Design.

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This isn’t the first time I’ve worked with Alex recently, as I also had the pleasure of shooting Eric and Alex’s outdoor snowy maternity portraits. Click here to check them out!

Eric and Alex’s snowy maternity session

Eric and Alex are good friends of mine and my husband.  I was super excited to find out that Alex wanted to do maternity photos with me..in the SNOW! (my all time favorite!)  We traveled about an hour to find some winter wonderland goodness.  It was freezing but the images we got were SO worth it.  There is just something about snow that makes everything perfect.

Eric and Alex had two outfits, my favorite being the blush colored maternity gown that Alex picked out.  It was the perfect color against the snow, with her blonde hair and fair skin!  Of course, I shot film of the entire session.  I couldn’t get enough of Eric and Alex and all of their adorableness.  We had a great time together.

At one point during the shoot, there was a moment where I was standing a bit far off, watching through my lens for the shot, and when I clicked the shutter, I realized I had captured magic.  Everything came toghter, the light, the scenery, the love…it was so beautiful to see.

We ended up finding two locations for our session so that we could get in some evergreen tree goodness but the second one was soooooo windy.  (I guess that makes sense since we were close to windmills in Tehachapi!)  Alex was freezing, so we did the second half of the shoot in like 15 min!  Way to go you guys for braving the cold (told you it would be worth it).

Can’t wait to meet your little bundle of girly joy!  (Let’s take her to Disneyland like RIGHT away!)

Man and pregnant wife holding hands

Husband kissing his wife's pregnant belly

Pregnant couple standing in the snow

Husband kissing his wife's forehead

Man and woman standing in the snow holding hands

Pregnant lady standing in the snow in a pink dress

Pregnant woman in pink dress standing outside

Beautiful blond pregnant woman standing in the snow

Married couple taking portraits in the snow

Maternity portraits of a woman in the snow

 

Maternity Session in the Dry Riverbed

Butterfly kisses, flying airplanes and the tiny footsteps of little Jax surrounded this maternity and family session of Morgan and Johnny. During the morning shoot there was a beautiful sunrise light which simply added another rich layer of effect and acted as a platform for every  emotion to be captured in this dry riverbed shoot. The interactions of this family were nothing short of precious. The simplicity of the wardrobe allowed for the details of this session to be left to the subjects themselves. Organic neutral colors like cream, tan, white and denim blended with the environment and allowed the camera to be drawn to more important features like the eyes. Adding a pop of color like  the tiny gold shoes added variety and interest to the photograph as well as a little excitement about the tiny feet that would one day  not only fill those shoes but fill the next place in this beautiful family.

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