La Jolla Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Redding Newborn

mom and dad smiling at each other while holding baby

In-Home Newborn Session

This newborn lifestyle session was done in their beautiful home in La Jolla, CA. I have been working with this family since their older daughter (Arden) was just a newborn baby. I absolutely adore this family! To have the privilege of watching them grow and capture their family memories is such a blessing.

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black and white family photo
mom looking down at baby boy
mom and dad smiling at each other while holding baby
mom holding newborn baby boy
family of four dad smiling
little girl with baby brother on lap

Styling Your Images

I am a firm believe that your portrait session experience does not end once you receive your prints – it begins! There is a wealth of options you can choose from on styling your images once they’re ready. This family chose to create a luxurious heirloom album from their portrait session, as well as a gallery wall. Heirloom albums are the finest and most elegant way to display your photos as keepsakes once you receive your imagery. There is no parallel to the quality and timelessness of these portrait albums to house your most cherished memories. And if a gallery wall suits you more, we install it for you so there’s no need to stress over placement and hanging them on your own.

family snuggling together on bed
mom holding baby boy in arms
dad and mom holding baby
black and white of family in front of window
mom kissing newborn baby's forehead
mom lying next to baby in bed

Daddy and Me Portraits

I talk a lot about styling moms and motherhood sessions, but it’s when dads get involved in portrait sessions it becomes a completely different experience! You both created this precious little life, and having those images of your hubby snuggling up to his tiny babe are the most heart warming. This dad was all smiles during our session (as you can tell!), especially when holding his new baby boy.

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sleeping newborn baby
dad holding newborn baby
dad holding baby boy in arms
dad smiling at daughter and wife
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dad and daughter smiling

Natural, Organic, Timeless Baby Photos

At our session, we will capture the most perfect, angelic imagery of your tiny love. I bring a fresh swaddle to each session, and make sure that there is a soft, safe space for them to snuggle while I snap away. Newborn lifestyle sessions are all about you and your little family that just grew by one – take this time to bond, focus on each other, snuggle your baby, and enjoy quality time together. I will create timeless, organic, and natural imagery that will remind you of how little your youngest one once was!

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little girl giving newborn baby kisses
little girl looking at baby on bed
baby toes
mom snuggling newborn baby

If you would like to find out more details about booking your newborn lifestyle session, and find out which location (in-home, or in-studio) is the best fit for your family, send me a message to get your initial consultation on the calendar!

Hair & Make-up: Noir Beaute
Film Scans: Photo Vision

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San Elijo Hills Family Photographer | Webb Family

These sweet girls are the same ages as my boys, and their mama and I both homeschool. Watching friendship develop between families is so amazing, especially when you have so many similarities! This session was taken at my favorite field to photograph at in San Marcos.

Capturing Sibling Emotion In Imagery

I just love capturing emotion that comes from family bonding paired with being outdoors. There’s something about being in the warm sun without a care in the world. We got this beautiful, golden light as the girls romped and played in the field which gave us some stunning portraits of their sisterhood.

These sisters were made for each other! They’re best friends, and completely love each other. Their bond is so sweet and it’s a blessing to watch them grow closer throughout the years. Capturing sisterhood on camera is full of twirls, giggles, holding hands, and picking flowers! There was definitely no shortage of sweet sister moments during our session.

Styling for Portrait Sessions

What better way to spend the morning of your portrait session than turning it into a mommy and me experience? I am passionate about creating a luxury portrait experience for my clients, one that is unparalleled in service. This includes options for hair and make up for mama, full styling for the family, and complete access to our Client Wardrobe Collection. HMUA arrives at your home before your session to pamper mama with full hair and make up, taking the stress away from doing it yourself.

The girls’ outfits are some of my most recent additions to my Client Wardrobe Collection. I am always on the search for timeless, heirloom pieces that are feminine and classic for daughters to match their mamas during our sessions! It’s so fun to shop for girl’s clothing for my wardrobe collection, since I’m a boy mom and don’t get to play dress up!

All clothing borrowed from client wardrobe collection.

Hair & Make-up: Unique & Flawless

Family Quality Time On Film

The years of raising babies goes by so quickly – though the days seem long, they grow up so fast. Quality time with your hubby and with your kiddos is rare – but can be beautifully captured on film during our portrait sessions. It’s not every day you can experience a day of quality time while having gorgeous imagery of you and your family done! Consider our luxury portrait experience a gift of precious quality time with stunning imagery you can enjoy long after the little years are gone.

To book your portrait experience, please send me a message to see what fall dates are still available! If you follow me on Instagram, you can find my available portrait session dates saved to my story highlights.

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Why You Should Invest In An Heirloom Photo Album

grey linen heirloom albums

Once you are presented with your photos from your portrait session, you have the opportunity to turn them into a beautiful tangible family heirloom. Not only am I super passionate about capturing fleeting memories on film, but also about turning those images into stunning heirloom pieces that can be enjoyed by generations to come. And that is where my luxurious collection of heirloom albums comes in!

Investing in an Heirloom Album

My collection of heirloom-quality portrait albums perfectly work with your family’s style with the variety of fabrics and sizes we offer. We also offer petite copies to gift to grandparents and family. Investing in an heirloom album is such a beautiful way to relive your family memories during the fleeting seasons of motherhood and parenting.

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Tangible Ways To Preserve Your Family Memories

We’ve just captured dreams you’ve had for your entire life, now let’s preserve these moments in print so that you can hold onto them forever! Whether it’s a pregnancy you’ve been praying for, or the first birthday of the child that completed your family, your images deserve to be turned into artwork to celebrate what it means to you to be a family. Heirloom albums are a classic and timeless way to tangibly enjoy your photos from each session we’ve done together. They can be passed down and treasured, sharing your family’s story for generations to come.

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A Personalized Professional Photo Album

Each album comes in your choice of linen, velvet, or satin cover with custom cover personalization. You can have baby’s birthdate, your family’s name, or monogram stamped onto the front cover to make it even more of a unique and special piece to have in your home. I believe that true happiness from your portrait session begins after you receive your images – where we can effortlessly turn them into artwork that reminds you daily of how special and meaningful your family is to you. At our consultation, you will be able to touch and feel our album swatches and see samples of sizing, so you will know exactly which one speaks to your style the most. You simply select your favorite images, and we do the rest designing the layout of the album.

three album cover fabric choices
stamped custom front cover
three album cover fabric choices
grey and peach velvet photo albums
custom cover of photo album

An Album That Stands Out From The Rest

Each image is carefully placed and printed with true, crisp colors on smooth matte paper that feels extremely soft and sumptuous. Each page contains archival pigment inks which provide 100+ years of colorfastness. This isn’t your typical album from Costco or Shutterfly. This is an heirloom piece bound by hand and meant to be passed on from generation to generation. It’s more than printing pictures to make a photo book. It’s capturing your heart on print, it’s evoking emotion that you soon forgot what that felt like, every time you turn a page.

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grey and peach velvet photo albums
black and white images in photo album

We will work together during your ordering appointment to select your favorite images from your session, choose album cover options and cover design, creating something your family will treasure, forever. If your session has passed and you’re curious about still creating one, send me a message!

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One Year Milestone Photos

I have been photographing Olivia since she was in her mama’s tummy, and you know what that means – her mama is a part of my Collective Membership Program! This is the easiest way to make sure you capture all of your child’s best milestones as they grow. We have captured this sweet mama’s maternity, Olivia’s newborn, 6 month, Santa, and 1 year portraits. They also attended my Motherhood Event a few weeks ago and took the sweetest mommy and me portraits together. Little Olivia is such a doll! We celebrated her first birthday portraits with a special cake and wardrobe styling for both mom and Olivia.

Dressing Your Baby For Portraits

As many of you know, I have a gorgeously curated collection of stylish dresses and gowns for mamas to wear during their family sessions. But, I also style the entire family – down to your little ones! My Child Wardrobe Collection contains thoughtfully chosen heirloom pieces for babies up to age 5. I always search for pieces that evoke a sense of nostalgia and timelessness, with classic colors and softest materials. I also have a select handful of baby accessories and handcrafted wooden toys that we can also use in your child’s portrait session.

Documenting Significant Milestones With The Collective Membership

The more sessions you book, the more your tiny love will be accustomed to having their portrait taken. My Collective Membership Program is the very best option to choose if you are wanting to freeze all of the milestones in their first year of life. Typically we will do your maternity session, and then your little one’s newborn/6 month/1 year portraits. This membership package comes with discounts, free prints, and priority booking for each milestone. It is the most popular option with my clients! If you’d love to find out more about joining the Collective Membership, send me a message.

First birthday’s are a very significant occasion for your little one, and for you! You made it through your baby’s first year, and watched them grow from your belly into a their own little person. That first year of their childhood is so magical and fleeting, and is a season to savor as much as you can. To put your little love’s first year portrait session in the books, please contact me asap!

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Beach Family Photos in Carlsbad

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Beach Family Photos in Carlsbad

Taking family photos at Carlsbad Beach is a great way to capture the best of what San Diego beaches have to offer. This dreamy location is one of my go-to’s, and for good reason: white sands, soft light, and blue waters create the perfect playground for your little ones to run while mom and dad spend quality time hand in hand along the shore.

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dad kissing daughter on the cheek
mom holding son by the ocean

Local Family Photography

I love when I can capture memories of dear friends of mine – this sweet family lives next door to us. I love this mama’s kids Huntley and Amelia like they’re my own! She is expecting another little boy any day now…we even did a cute little pregnancy announcement photo at the end of their beach session. Big sister was over it at that point…but don’t let her expression fool you, she is over the moon to become a big sister x 2!

mom smiling at camera holding her babies
mom and dad holding kids at the beach
mom laughing with daughter and son on beach
mom holding baby boy

Maternity Wardrobe Collection

During pregnancy, your body changes in so many ways. Instead of stressing over finding something that fits the bump, we will style you in a gorgeous dress that perfectly flatters your mama bod however far along you may be. When we meet for your consultation, we will discuss how far along you will be at the time of our session and pick out your colors and vibe for the photos. Leading up to the session, you will receive a style board from me complete with outfit suggestions for the whole family! And on the day of your session, you will have me as your personal wardrobe stylist to help fit you into your perfect session dress. There is even an option to add on hair and make up for a small fee, so that you can feel completely pampered and taken care of as a mama to be.

Clothing borrowed from Client Wardrobe Collection.

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dad throwing son into air
family of four holding hands walking
mom holding son in arms at the beach
family of four walking along beach holding hands
mom kissing daughter on the cheek
family of four at the beach

Magic of Childhood

Children are magic. They see beauty and fun in the ordinary, they feel their emotions greatly, and find joy in the littlest of things. During our sessions, I will guide you into moments that evoke natural emotion so that we can capture the most genuine smiles, laughs, and intimate moments. Your life with your kiddos is anything but staged – there’s a mix of silly moments, sweet snuggles, mischief, and abundant love. This is who you are, what defines your family – and every bit of that should be celebrated.

dad throwing son into air
mom kissing baby boy on cheek
toddler boy smiling at the camera
little boy and girl sitting on sand
little girl twirling in the sand
toddler girl kissing brother's cheek
toddler girl smiling at the camera
two kids running towards ocean
mom holding son while laughing
mom laughing with daughter and son
dad holding kids on lap at beach

If you have questions about booking your next family portrait session, or if you want to set a date for your maternity or motherhood session, please shoot me a message! I would love to work with you to make your dream photo session come to life.

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