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September 16, 2014

Sweet and Delicate Newborn Studio Pictures

Meet Ember Lynn. There is just something about her sweet and delicate little face that mesmerizes me. It could be her alabaster-rose skin or the little cowlick in the middle of her forehead…

tiny baby in knitted white aviator hatMaybe it’s those big almond eyes?

tiny baby lying on fur looking up at cameraOr that thick head of hair at only a few days old?

big daddy hands holding his daughter's tiny headI think Dad agrees with me on the whole “mesmerized” thing.

daddy holding his brand new baby daughter

newborn infant with eyes open looking at cameraAnd here they all are for their first family picture.

first family photo with their new baby girlMom and Dad move from place to place for work, so I don’t know if I’ll get to photograph little Ember again, but I feel so lucky to have been there at the beginning.  What an honor it is to capture these first moments.

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June 3, 2014

Studio Newborn Portraits

This spring, I celebrated my one year anniversary with my natural light loft studio! Both my clients and I love working in it because it’s just the perfect spot for studio newborn sessions.

This darling family visited me last week and I got to meet their newest beautiful baby, Quinn. Mom warned me that she had dimples, and I was not disappointed…

newborn baby with the sweetest dimples

Everything about her was adorable, right down to her little toes.

newborn cuddles with mom and sweet baby toes

And her delicate hands…

tiny little infant hand holding on to daddy's thumb

She just had the sweetest little expressions!

newborn baby smiling for her pictures

I think some of my favorite pictures are of fathers with their new babies.

newborn baby studio portraits with dad and mom

At just under five pounds, she is proof that good things come in small packages.

newborn pose on a purple soft blanket

And here’s everybody, big brothers included! They did such a good job for their photo-shoot!

family of five together on the bed for their family portrait

 

May 21, 2014

Lifestyle Newborn Photography Portraits

What’s big at the moment is “lifestyle newborn photography.” Lifestyle photography in general has been a pretty hot item for a while now, but it’s not very well understood by the general public. You’ve probably heard of it, but I get asked all of the time, “What is lifestyle photography?” Wikipedia defines it as:

“A style of portrait/people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.”

Incorporating the “art of the everyday”, this style of photography aims to portray a glimpse into a family’s life, veering away from the formally posed family portraits that we all grew up with and know well (thank you, Sears).  For those of you looking for “natural”, “unposed” or “candid” pictures, this may be right up your alley.

Lifestyle photography concepts carry over beautifully into the newborn session. A shoot like this one is perfect for anyone wanting to do a newborn session for a baby is that is a little older (2+ weeks old), since no special posing is required. For this family, we focused on moments at home between mom, dad and the kids.

Dad giving his little girl a tight swaddle to keep her happy:

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Big brother showing off his brand-new baby sister:

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Mom having a sweet moment in the nursery (love the little bird mobile):

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Darling little baby girl, along with a close-up of her itty-bitty toes:

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I love these little teepees they are selling for kids now!

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And those big blue eyes!

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The whole family cuddled on the bed (one of my favorite places to take pictures):

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Big brother getting familiar with his little sister (one of my favorite shots from the session):

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Lifestyle newborn sessions are perfect for families with homes that they would like to showcase in their pictures.

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Or if they like to showcase their pictures in their pictures… Ha!

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And it’s always good to end with a little silliness!

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If you’re interested in reserving a spot for your own newborn session, give us a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot us an email at info@jillcarmel.com. We would love to help you document your big life moments.

October 7, 2013

newborn twin portraits

I’m just putting the finishing touches on this family’s newborn twins gallery tonight and thought I’d share this scrumptious pair with you all. Cuteness overload…

newborn twin brothers rest sleepily on one another

August 22, 2013

Announcing Our New Midtown Studio!

If you didn’t already hear about through our popular monthly e-newsletter, we are very excited to announce the THE NEW MIDTOWN STUDIO! Designed with babies in mind, we are now able to offer the perfect setting for newborn and maternity sessions, for both our local and out-of-town clients. Say goodbye to worrying about whether or not your home will be too dark for your session…

midtown sacramento loft portrait studio

This isn’t your average “portrait studio”… Our loft is flooded with beautiful natural light and filled with cozy furniture, officially making it my new favorite spot for photographing brand new babies.

newborn baby with nest headband photographed in studio

Here’s a recent testimonial from a studio client:
“Oh my goodness, Jill!! You forgot to tell me to get out the tissues!! Totally crying. They are SO BEAUTIFUL! I’m in love and not quite sure how I’m going to choose any favorites. Thank you so much for these precious images!!” — BH

The studio is by appointment only, but everybody is welcome. Give us a call or shoot us an email to book your newborn or maternity session in the studio today!