Can you believe that this gorgeous mommy-to-be is expecting her baby in less than a week?
I met Emily during our first year of law school. In those 3 years, we went through a lot together (I was going to list some of those things, but I’m still slightly too traumatized to talk about it).
Emily is good peeps. She is perpetually happy and encouraging and beautiful, inside and out. Seriously. She’s super smart… and she’s gorgeous. Like, just look at her.
But she has a goofy, geeky side too… which probably explains why we are friends.
We attended eachother’s weddings and I am honored that she chose me to photograph her maternity portraits.
We met up on the gorgeous, sunny (was it windy?) beaches of Monterey. The timing was perfect. I found her and Eric, just strolling along the path as the sun set behind them. How lucky is that?
Eric and Emily are the perfect match. I am so happy to know both of them.
Emily and Eric, thank you for trusting me to photograph you during this exciting time in your lives. But more importantly, thank you, Emily, for being such a good friend throughout all of these years!
Stephanie came into the studio this morning for her maternity portraits…
… and she was absolutely beautiful!
Make-up and hair by: Lynette Burns
Liz and Tom were expecting a baby girl in about a month so they came into my studio for Liz’s maternity portrait session.
We started a bit early to have Liz’s make-up and hair done by Audrey, a wonderful local make-up artist and a new mom herself!
Liz was a dream to work with; she was organized, responsive to my wardrobe suggestions, and trusted me to try some new concepts I had been working on.
Oh, and she is simply beautiful!
I love this image of Tom because you can tell the love he has for his ladies.
Liz was so serene and lovely, awaiting her baby girl’s arrival. Pregnancy is such a finite and extraordinary time, which is why maternity portrait sessions hold a special place in my heart.
Liz and Tom, thank you so much for allowing me capture these moments for you and for your baby girl to look back on someday.
Make-up and Hair by: Audrey Mendoza
I dedicate this post to
my strong, beautiful mom who is always watching over me;
my loving and thoughtful mother-in-law who goes out of her way to take care of us;
and all the mothers out there, family and friends, clients, and strangers with whom I exchange understanding nods when I’m out and about,
who are strolling, sprinting–or, in my case–stumbling, on this path of motherhood alongside me.
Happy Mother’s Day.
Once again, I had the privilege of documenting Blossom Birth’s Annual Family Fair this past weekend.
I don’t photograph many events anymore but, once in a while, I have the opportunity to and I remember how much fun it is!
The morning started with the talented Andy Z performing with his good friend, Como C. Llama.
A Mother’s Day Achievement award was presented to the Nursing Mothers Counsel.
Which was then followed by an insightful and invaluable talk by keynote speaker, Dr. Harvey Karp (yes, THE Dr. Harvey Karp). The tallk, entitled, “What makes Toddlers Tick? Tips and tricks to raise happy, respectful, well balanced tots!” was given to a packed room!
I have yet to successfully implement his methods, but I will keep trying.
Exhibitors set up throughout the venue so that families could connect with wonderful local pregnancy, birth and parenting resource and service providers.
With a Music Together class, storytime with the Palo Alto City Library, baby and toddler signing with Touch Blue Sky, an ice cream sundae bar with MommyNearest, a diaper changing area with Earth Baby, a raffle, and more… this little one got tuckered out.
Thank you to the hard-working individuals at Blossom Birth for putting together this incredible event for all the families and soon-to-be mothers and for allowing me to capture it all.
Liz came into my studio for her maternity portrait session.
I can’t wait to show you the images from her session! Liz is stunning.
Make-up and hair by: Audrey Mendoza