Meet the smallest baby I have photographed this year; this little guy weighed only about five pounds! He was so tiny!! He was also not very interested in sleeping but I used all my tricks and still got to fill the gallery with 25 beautiful portraits (this was a petite newborn session). I also included one photo here on the blog that shows just how tiny (and wide awake!) he was during our session.
I met this little guy at his Sunnyvale home. His mom loves neutrals and simplicity so that's what we delivered to his final gallery. Little Ben had to spend some time in the NICU after he was born so we didn't meet until he was already a month old. Luckily he seems to be doing great now and his family is happy to have him home.
Remember the mama who had her maternity photos taken just two days before she gave birth? Well here he is! We had a lot of fun with this session taken at his home in Sunnyvale. I recently got a new white romper as well as some new digital backdrops and I was lucky enough to be able to try them out during our mini newborn session together. Baby boy started the session awake but he was so comfy in the wool that he fell right asleep. And I even got a smile! What a good baby!
I met this sweet baby girl in her Sunnyvale home when she was 10 days new. Mommy was so glad to finally have her baby girl to join their family with two older rambunctious brothers. We used soft pinks and purples to highlight the soft femininity of a new baby girl. Baby wasn't super interested in sleeping at the beginning (as is typical) but we got there in the end.
I was so glad when a friend of mine messaged me on Facebook out of the blue about taking photos of her new baby boy! We had gone to the same church for a while but she moved away from Sunnyvale about a year or two ago, though still in the Bay Area and close enough to make the drive over to see me in my home "studio" (I typically travel to the baby's home but there have been a few times when I shoot the session in my own home based on my client's needs). This baby boy was a little bit premature so we met for his photo-shoot when he was about a month old. He was still very sleepy although not quite as squishy/flexible as a brand new baby. But we still got some great newborn photos together! His mom brought a really cute African tribal print cloth to celebrate his father's heritage. I loved it since it allowed me to stretch my creativity from what I normally use. And I now have a cool new digital backdrop with an African theme (the one with the cloth laid out flat and the brown bowl on top).
Recent sessions by Jessica Esplin Photography will appear here on the photo blog