Family Photography at the field in San Marcos

mom smiling down at baby girl

Natural Light Family Photography in San Marcos

I absolutely love when I get to photograph families who are just beginning their parenting journey! Capturing priceless memories of you and your little love and experiencing the magic your family brings to our sessions is so much fun. The images we create together will forever remind you of those early days as a new mama and dad.

mom and dad smiling at baby girl
family in field smiling at camera
close of baby smiling with floral crown
mom snuggling baby girl
close up of baby's feet
mom holding baby in field
mom kissing baby girl
baby girl with floral crown

First Photos As A New Family

As you reflect on the first family photos you take together, all of the dreams you had for your new family of three will be portrayed in your enchanting and organic first family portraits. This sweet local family won the giveaway I ran on my Instagram a couple months back for reaching 2k followers. This lovely mama is also signed up for the Motherhood Event I am hosting in April, so I will get to see them again in a few short months! Her daughter has the most beautiful smile and personality, and the love that her mama and dad have for her overwhelms each and every photo we captured! Mom shared with me during planning our session together, that Eleanor was their little miracle baby! She was born with a congenital heart defect and had two heart surgeries in the first five days of life, but was a total fighter.

dad smiling at daughter
dad kissing baby girl
dad snuggling daughter
baby girl with floral crown
mom kissing daughter on cheek
baby girl with floral crown
mom holding daughter's hands
close up of baby on mom's hip
dad throwing baby girl up in the air
mom & dad playing with daughter
walking in field holding hands

Planning Your Annual Family Portraits

The timing of your family portraits is always something to consider when planning out your annual photo sessions – each wonderful milestone of your little one is special and unique! The newborn stage, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and after are all great times to plan out your family photo session to get the best captures of your growing babies!

baby girl smiling at camera with floral crown
mom and dad holding daughter's hands
mom ticking daughter
parents smiling at daughter
parents kissing baby girl on cheek

What To Expect At Your Portrait Session

family smiling at camera
mom snuggling baby girl

Another thing we take care of is wardrobe styling for each portrait session. When you book a session with me, we will have a separate wardrobe styling consultation beforehand where we hand pick items that best fit your vibe, style, and shape going into our session. No detail is left out of the luxury portrait experience I offer my clients – you can also plan to have your hair and make up professionally done by one of my amazing professional stylists the morning of your session. When your images are edited and ready, we will meet again for a design appointment where you get to see your beautiful imagery for the first time in print. This is when clients are able to choose from the various luxury framing and album options I offer.

Clothing borrowed from Client Wardrobe Collection.

Film Scans: The FINDlab

Floral Crown: Kendra’s Floral Design
Hair & Make-up: Unique & Flawless

My ultimate goal as photographer is to not only produce organic and timeless imagery, but to also provide a luxurious and stress-free photography experience for new families. The luxury portrait experience I offer includes a pre-session consultation to discuss your vision for the session, exclusive access to my curated client wardrobe collection for both mothers and babies, personalized wardrobe, photo framing/heirloom album designing appointments so that we can create the perfect look that matches your home decor, and an optional add-on for professional hair & make-up services to make you look and feel gorgeous the day of your session. The only thing that should be on your mind is how much fun we will have capturing your beautiful family portraits!

Contact me for more details and to begin planning your family portrait experience!

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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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