This was my last session before the quarantine happened. I'm so glad we were able to do it about two weeks before the quarantine made everything crazy. I met these two adorable twin baby girls at their home in Santa Clara at the end of February. I haven't been had the opportunity to photograph twins since I took my nieces' photos so I was super excited to do this session. The older two sisters just loved their new little twin sisters. And the two year old was remarkably well behaved for her age, something nice to have to make my job a little easier. And oh boy, let me tell you: their mama is a rock star! She delivered her twins at home at 39 (and closer to 40!) weeks gestation. Wow! And you could never tell by how stunning she looks! Simply amazing!
One twin was more interested in sleeping than the other, but that's usually how it goes right? They're still both so cute! Do you see the crocheted pea pod? That was a prop that the mom pulled out and asked to use in the session. I was dying from how cute they were in it; two peas in a pod!
I photographed this little guy with his mom, dad, and big sister at their home. Big sis was amazing! Two year olds can be a difficult age to work with but this little girl was a rock star and such a good listener. You could tell she was really excited to have a new baby in her family.
When we started the session it seemed like little baby boy was not going to settle or sleep but once he was swaddled he went right to sleep. While this is not always the case you as a new or soon to be parent can learn about why swaddling often works so well (along with other advice about soothing baby) by signing up for my Free New Parent Email Guide (link also in side bar --->).
I met this mama to be in her Sunnyvale home just two days before she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! Can you believe it? While I normally recommend having your maternity photos taken a little earlier in the pregnancy, sometimes things just don't work out and this time we cut it close and lucked out that her baby waited until we got the photos of mom before making his debut! This mama loves plants and that might be an understatement!! I was so glad that I could incorporate her collection of flowers and fauna to make her session a little more special. We also got dad and big sister to join in on the photo fun! Such a beautiful little family! P.S. Stay tuned for her son's newborn baby photos that will make you have baby fever!!
I met Vani and her husband Chetan along with their oldest son Sid at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale (Sid is very happy to have a baby brother in August). Vani was about seven months pregnant (which btw is a great time to get maternity photos since you are not too tired yet but your belly still looks amazing). We had a lot of fun with many props that Vani had brought (she is Pinterest master/genius!): chalk board sign for custom messages, clothes line with baby outfits, baby shoes, and flower crown. She is amazing for being so creative and I'm glad we got to use them to make her session more special. P.S. They also brought a family friend along who filled in as our session assistant and he was amazingly helpful! Thanks guys!
I met this little guy on his two week old birthday. We did photos with his parents and his maternal grandparents (who were in town to help out and meet their new grandson). This little guy was not super interested in sleeping but we got there in the end. I think babies must just be so excited for their photo debut because the moms of the babies I photograph frequently say that their baby usually sleeps around the time we do the session but the baby is usually awake at the beginning of their session. As long as they are content I will continue to take photos. I take my time and use all of my best soothing techniques and I can typically get the baby to sleep eventually. Check out my New Parent Email Guide if you want to learn some of these soothing techniques (the link is in the side bar or click the "Free Gift" link above)!
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