Category Archives: Newborn

Baby G – Monterey Newborn Baby Portrait Photography Session

Merry Christmas Eve eve, everyone!

Here are some of my favorite images from Baby G’s newborn portrait session.

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I often wonder what babies think and dream about.

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I bet Baby G was dreaming about his parents… or his cat siblings.  Baby G was and still is the smileyest baby I have ever met… it could be a word!

Photographing newborn babies brings me so much joy.   I love their tiny eyelashes and pouty lips.

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Is there anything better?

Emily and Eric, thank you for allowing me to photograph your newborn baby boy!

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With that, I wish everyone a very lovely and Merry Christmas and holiday season!

 

Baby E – Los Gatos Newborn Portrait Photography Session

Baby E was in the studio for her newborn portrait session.  San Jose Los Gatos Willow Glen Newborn Baby Portrait Photography San Francisco Bay Area Baby Girl (1)

She was such a beautiful newborn baby and was most content when held in her parents’ arms.  Snug as a bug in a rug.

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This image of Tom always makes my heart smile.  At Liz’s maternity portrait session, Liz and Tom specifically indicated to me that they did not want any kissing pictures.  But, of course, Baby E was just too irresistible!

I absolutely love mother and daughter images.  There is nothing more beautiful.

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I think Baby E has her mama’s sweet smile.

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Tom and Liz, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your sweet baby girl!

Emily and Eric – Monterey Maternity Portrait Photography Session

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.

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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.

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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?

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Eric and Emily are the perfect match.  I am so happy to know both of them.

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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!

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Liz and Tom – Los Gatos Maternity Portrait Photography Session

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!

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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!

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I love this image of Tom because you can tell the love he has for his ladies.

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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.

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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

Baby D – From Newborn to 1 Year Portrait Sessions

I am so excited to finally share these images of Baby D.

Throughout the past year, I have had the amazing opportunity to photograph Baby D from his newborn days through his first birthday!

Baby D was one of the first babies to be photographed in my new studio space.  Pat and Carol (and Carol’s mom), were so gracious and patient as I photographed little Baby D in his first week out of the womb.

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Although it was over a year ago, I vividly remember Baby D’s newborn portrait session.  It was cold out that day.  Pat spent a lot of time entertaining Baby D’s big sister.  Carol was totally prepared with wardrobe changes, hair pins, and a packed lunch.  And Carol’s lovely mother sat right next to me, making funny faces so that we could capture this image.

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I will always think back on Baby D’s newborn session with fond memories.  (I still can’t get over how little Meadow looks in this photograph!)

It is extraordinary how much babies grow that first year.

By month 6 (well, technically 7), Baby D was sitting and smiling…

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… and sitting in a basket.

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All cute babies should be carried around in baskets decorated with balloons, don’t you agree?  I love Baby D’s gummy smile in this image.

By his 1 year portrait session, Baby D was standing!

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And walking!

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And carrying heavy objects around!

I don’t think I have ever seen a one year old baby eat his cake with a fork and spoon, but Baby D is a proper little man.

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“Who, me?”

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To Pat, Carol, Meadow and Baby D, thank you for trusting me to capture this year of your family’s story.  It was so rewarding seeing your children grow and I am deeply, incredibly, truly honored!

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Blossom Birth & Family Fair – Palo Alto Event Photography

Once again, I had the privilege of documenting Blossom Birth’s Annual Family Fair this past weekend.  Blossom Birth and Family Fair 2016 Harvey Kaarp Palo Alto Kids Family Pregnancy Baby

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.

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A Mother’s Day Achievement award was presented to the Nursing Mothers Counsel.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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