Paula's Maternity Photos

What I love most about this job is that I get to meet really fantastic people. I photographed Paula and her family last year for her daughter Ava's first birthday portrait. During that time Paula was only a couple months pregnant.

I was really looking forward to photographing Paula and her family for her maternity shoot. We decided on a historical park in San Jose and the rustic backdrop was a perfect setting for their shoot.

It's always funny photographing with a toddler because really, they control the shoot, and we are just there to capture it. So, I've included some photos of Ava doing her thing as we are shooting and I think they're hilarious and super cute, because yep, that's reality.

I can't wait to share the newborn shoots with Paula. Stay tuned!

Shawna and Mike's Maternity Session

Shawna and Mike contacted me a few weeks back to do maternity photos and we decided to meet on Superbowl Sunday at a beautiful farm in the foothills of Los Altos.

Shawn and Mike are high school sweethearts and are proof that love can only get stronger through the years. They brought along their beautiful Pomeranian, Tofu. I had so much fun photographing them around the farm. 

The backdrop of the farm and greenery that surrounded us was just perfect. The farm is still a functioning and educational one, which allows families to bring their children to learn about the animals. 

It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to meet the little one in a couple weeks. Wishing Shawna and Mike all the best in their delivery. 

I can't get over how cute Shawna is!

Maternity Photos In Morro Bay

The new year is getting off to such a great start. I had started with photographing sweet Elise's first birthday and the next day, on the 3rd, Ian and I work up super early and drove down to  San Luis Obispo (SLO) area for a maternity shoot.

We were meeting my lovely friend Katelin and her husband. Katelin is from the LA area and we had met a few years back and she's just one of the nicest people I've ever met. And since we weren't going to be in either regions during the time needed for the photos, we decided to meet in the middle in San Luis Obispo.

I had rarely ever spent time in the central coast so through the powers of Google Maps, I picked Morro Bay because the beaches looked really beautiful, and also, the GIANT ROCK!

We started with some yummy breakfast in Morro Bay’s downtown area, and took a walk around the town to check out some shops. Once we were ready, we drove about two miles away to a different beach that was so pretty. 

I had so much fun photographing these two. They have been waiting for the little one for a while, and when she found out she was pregnant, everyone has been so thrilled! They are so loving and supportive of each other and are going to be amazing parents. Matt is so hilarious and it’s cause of him that I was able to capture such beautiful smiles. Katelin is so gorgeous and I think she’s secretly a model, so Gap Maternity needs to hire her before she has the baby. 

I felt incredibly special that Katelin wanted me to do her maternity photos and she was willing to meet me in SLO to do so. I can’t wait to meet the little one and photograph them whey they come out. For now, best wishes for the final weeks for Katelin and Matt. 

Oh, yeah. They don't the sex of the baby. What do you think? Boy or girl?