Effortless Wardrobe Styling For Family Portrait Sessions

Wardrobe Styling For The Modern Family

When you think of wardrobe styling, does it make you anxious or excited? Having to decide on a style, coordinating colors and outfits, and pieces that flatter can be stressful. This is why I offer complimentary wardrobe styling with all of my portrait sessions! I do the hard work of outfit planning for you, so that you can relax and enjoy the experience of documenting memories as a family. From the moment we book a portrait session together, it is my goal to provide you with the most luxurious and unique portrait experience. I believe that our partnership in creating memories of your beautiful family extends beyond just capturing images. This is such a special and intimate time in your life, and you want to document it in the most timeless way possible! I am here to make sure that your session and all that comes with it is magical, unforgettable, and everything you’ve hoped for.

Perks Of Having Your Own Personal Stylist

Once we get a date for your portrait session in the books, next comes our wardrobe styling consultation. Together, we will decide on timeless colors and pieces from my Client Wardrobe Collection that work well for you. Rather than having to deal with the stress of doing it yourself, I will curate your family’s unique portrait session look based on your style, family vibe, and session type. My photographic style entwines timeless beauty with natural light, with a focus on sweet and organic details. I love to keep it simple and classic with neutrals, soft patterns, and colors that flow well together. You can choose from a variety of elegant gowns, ethereal dresses, flowy skirts and heirloom pieces for little ones. Having me as your personal stylist will take the stress and hassle away from coordinating your outfits. This way, you can focus on spending the weeks leading up to your session stress-free and excited for the experience.

Styling & Wardrobe Included In Your Portrait Session

All sessions come with styling appointment to try on and find the perfect dress. Whether it’s for maternity, family, or mama and me, I have a variety of carefully curated timeless pieces that will flatter your shape. I also create mood boards that reflect the choices you have for each family member to wear during the session. In my Client Wardrobe Selection, I offer outfits for mamas and babies up to age 5. Dads are on their own…BUT you with the style board, I offer inspiration on what they can wear as well. This way you can visualize everything laid out beforehand, and come to our session the day of feeling confident and relaxed. All outfits are chosen based on location, vibe, and feel of portrait session.

I want you to feel your very best coming into a portrait session! Making an investment in your family memories is so important – and investing in yourself is just as special when you have the option to do so. Hair and make-up is offered for additional fee for all portrait sessions – my team of hair and makeup artists all specialize in enhancing your natural beauty. Feel free to send me a message if you have further questions about our luxury portrait experience!

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  • KathryneI love this!! Takes away all the stress of picking outfits out!ReplyCancel

  • julieWhat an amazing service!!!!! I wish i lived closerReplyCancel

  • ReneeWow!  What gorgeous choices for your clients!  They are so lucky!ReplyCancel

  • LeliaYes! Figuring out the clothes is the hardest part. It’s great that you take care of this!ReplyCancel

Natural Newborn Photographer | Tahoe Newborn

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Celebrate Your Growing Family

As a natural newborn photographer, I absolutely love when I get to photograph siblings with their new baby brother or sister. Including siblings is an amazing way to get them excited about the new baby! The birth of a new sibling is exciting, new, sparks curiosity, and just a bit of chaos. Including your first baby/babies in your newborn lifestyle session is a perfect “gift” to give them to make them feel special and included in the celebration of the new baby! This big sister was the sweetest and gave so much love to her new baby brother Tahoe. She also had a blast jumping on the bean bag, where we do solo shots of babies – it’s always the sibling’s favorite! Newborn lifestyle sessions are all about your growing family, and celebrating your love for one another. Involving their siblings in the shoot will create some picture-perfect memories of their first interactions and excitement together.

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Gallery Wall Design

We designed a gallery wall to incorporate their engagement, wedding, maternity & newborn portraits (that they already had) with their most recent session of their newest addition to the family. Creating a gallery wall is something that you can continue to add onto as you have more professional portrait sessions done! A gallery wall is the perfect way to display all of your favorite memories of your seasons as a growing family. It acts as a beautiful reminder of where you’ve come from, and where you are now. We design your gallery wall (including frame choices and imagery to be framed) in our design consultation appointment post session. Here, you will be presented with all of your options to turn your photos into breathtaking artwork that reflects your home style and family vibe. From heirloom albums, to framed images, to customizable and timeless gifts, we have you covered with everything you need to turn your images into tangible keepsakes.

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mom kissing newborn baby

Sweet and Natural Newborn Photographer

My favorite part about newborn portraits is how sweet and serene the look swaddled while nuzzled in your arms. The newborn stage is a beautiful and precious time, where they’re still sleepy and can be easily posed. I always tell my clients that the sooner they can come in for newborn portraits, the better – the window I try to book for is by 14 days old. Your little one will have their own fresh swaddle to be bundled in, and an assortment of timeless and classic newborn accessories we can use for portrait styling. These images will become your most cherished, and it’s so important to me for them to be completely natural, organic, and full of emotion. I will direct you into natural and flattering poses as you hold and snuggle your little one, letting you experience this sweet time of quiet bonding as I click away. This is the best opportunity to start your collective Membership, where we capture all of baby’s milestones within the first year (newborn, 6 month, and one year portraits). Message me to find out more about how you can join this program!

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Embracing This New Season of Motherhood

You just spent 9 months with this precious little life in your belly, and the moment you’ve been dreaming of has finally come. They’re here! All you want to do is oak up every last minute of snuggles, breastfeeding, bonding, and smiles. This is your time to shine, mama. Our portrait sessions completely capture the essence of motherhood and the beauty that your unique story brings. As a mama myself, I know how fleeting and special this time is with your babies – watching them grow, memorizing every feature, and falling in love with your new normal. Each and every detail of your portrait session is taken care of, so that you can fully embrace this bonding time with your baby and family. I offer luxury hair and make up, wardrobe, and family styling services to ensure that you feel completely pampered and relaxed during your portrait sessions.

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Clothing borrowed from client wardrobe collection
Hair & Make-up: Unique & Flawless
Film Scans: Photo Vision Prints

If you’re growing your family this year, contact me with your due date so that we can sign you up for a year’s worth of beautifully captured memories starting with the bump. As your baby grows, so will your portrait collection! The Collective Membership Package is our most popular option for clients who want to capture every memory and detail of their precious baby’s first year of life. Contact me today to get your due date on the calendar so we can start booking your sessions!

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Natural Newborn Photography in San Elijo Hills | Cindy Newborn

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Natural Newborn Photography in San Elijo Hills

You’ve just had your first baby, and the emotions are flowing! You never want to forget this moment, how it felt to become parents, and the immense love you have for this tiny miracle. This little life you’ve created together is finally in your arms, and the joy that it brings to be a mom and dad is just unparalleled! This sweet couple welcomed their first baby and as you can tell, they are just smitten with their baby girl Cindy.

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dad kissing mom while she holds baby girl
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dad holding baby while mom gives kisses

Natural And Candid Imagery at An In-Home Studio

This beautiful, emotion-filled session was held in my home studio. Mom couldn’t stop smiling, and dad was over the moon in love with his little one. These images are exactly why I love doing this job – turning your priceless moments into tangible memories that bottle up those in-the-moment feelings you have as a family. I am so glad to offer a studio space at my home for my clients to have their portraits done. It is an intimate experience where everything you need is taken care of for you, from wardrobe styling to posing. No need to stress about cleaning your own home or getting anxious about weird lighting – my in-home studio creates the perfect, sun-bathed atmosphere to capture those picture perfect moments without distractions.

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mom snuggling new baby girl
newborn baby girl asleep in moms arms

Excitement About Baby’s First Photos

Your sweet little bundle just made their debut and you cannot wait for those first candid, raw, gorgeous images of your new family. Newborn portrait sessions are a great way to take some much needed time to bond with each other and your new infant. We allow plenty of time for mamas to nurse, dad to hold baby, diaper changes, and to make sure baby is completely comfortable to capture those perfect first photos. We provide everything for you – a warm environment with white noise, fresh swaddles and blankets in timeless neutrals, wardrobe and HMU for mom, and styling inspiration for dad. All you need to bring with you is yourself, and that sweet little one! We will take care of the rest 🙂

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mom holding newborn baby against chest

To book your newborn lifestyle or portrait session, please send me a message! I cannot wait to meet your newest addition. If you are an expectant mama, consider joining our Collective Membership Program for portraits of your bump through baby’s first year.

Clothing borrowed from client wardrobe collection.
Hair & Make-up: Blush & Adore
Film Scans: Photo Vision

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  • ReneeSO much beauty and joy present in these portraits!ReplyCancel

  • CaseyLook at those smiles! They cannot stop grinning at their sweet little bundle! ReplyCancel

  • MelissaThese are all so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Websterso bright and fresh, love the clean look!ReplyCancel

  • Mary bethOh my how beautiful!  Always such lovely light in your photos ReplyCancel

La Jolla Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Redding Newborn

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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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mom and dad smiling at each other while holding baby
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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.

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dad and mom holding baby
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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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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
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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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  • kathryneBeautiful moments you captured of the sisters!ReplyCancel

  • CaseyBeautiful family session! I love the love and connection you’ve captured between sisters!ReplyCancel

  • julieYou make this look so easy and flawless! These are so very lovely.ReplyCancel

  • BethanyThis session is beautiful…the emotion, styling, lighting, everything!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaSo beautiful!  And I absolutely LOVE the girls’ dresses, especially the flowered one.  ReplyCancel

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michelle's photography style is composed of capturing emotion-filled images in soft & neutral tones. her use of natural light with simple, authentic beauty allows your family love and bond to capture the focus.

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