My style is relaxed and minimalistic. I prefer to capture your family as you are, in this stage of life. I don’t rely on props, and aim to keep the focus on what matters. Let’s document your growing belly, your brand new baby's itty bitty features, their roly poly legs and those wobbly first steps. Freeze all the things you’ll want to look back on and remember. It goes too fast! I love interaction and natural smiles, so by all means, play with your kids, squeeze your spouse, laugh with your loved ones. I want to capture reality. No strict time limit on full sessions, though a typical session will last 45-60 minutes. (Newborn sessions can last 2-3 hours.) Images will be fully edited, and placed into a password protected gallery for you to download within 2 weeks of the session date.
**Outdoor sessions begin roughly one hour before sunset.
Let’s capture every bit of your brand new bundle in a sweet and simple way. Newborn sessions take place in the first month after baby’s birth in my natural light studio located in the East Bay (Castro Valley). Parents, siblings & pets are welcome! Newborn sessions can take 2-3 hours, allowing plenty of time for milk breaks and soothing.
I suggest maternity sessions to take place between 30-36 weeks. In my opinion… bigger is better! I love a nice round belly for pictures. Why not capture the full potential? There will be plenty of time to change clothes if you’d like. I have several website suggestions for maternity dresses if you need some help shopping! Maternity sessions usually last about one hour.
Capturing milestones through the first year can be such a fun way to celebrate your baby and document their unique personality during this fleeting time. I prefer to photograph babies up to 1 year in my studio where the temperature is controlled, light is always beautiful, and we can work around their nap schedules. Classic portraits and playful candids will never go out of style. I have an extensive baby wardrobe you are welcome to utilize. Parents and siblings are always invited to join in on the fun. Milestone sessions are fast paced and last about 1 hour.
2811 Castro Valley blvd
Castro Valley 94546