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August 23, 2016

Three is a Magic Number | Newborn Portrait Photography

I’ve been honored to photograph this family since Mom was pregnant with their first baby (you can see his darling newborn session here). They are one of those families that set the bar really high: loving, patient, smart, and just darn good-looking! Every new addition to this amazing family is a celebration — these kids bring so much joy to so many people!

what to wear and family snuggles in this bright and airy los angeles home welcoming their new daughter during her newborn portrait session | Jill Carmel

What a lucky little girl to be welcomed by these two.

mom and dad gaze mesmerized at their new baby girl for their los angeles newborn photography | Jill Carmel

Pretty in pink with her sweet rose headband.

pink flower headband and pink blanket backdrop for this newborn session | Jill Carmel

Big sister and brother goofing around, which I’m always happy to document!

big brother and sister have a good laugh during their sister's newborn photography session | Jill Carmel

Love these smiles and all three kids together.

big brother and sister smile as they hold their little baby sister | Jill Carmel

Her brother seemed so proud to be holding her.

big brother holds his baby sister while the kids cuddle on the sofa during this newborn session in los angeles | Jill Carmel

Gentle kisses from big sis.

big sister gives kisses while little sister is wrapped in a pink swaddle | Jill Carmel

The whole family snuggled on the sofa will always be one of my favorite shots.

what to wear neutrals for los angeles newborn session | Jill Carmel

Safe in Mama’s arms. Dream big little one.

mama kisses her baby girl for her newborn portrait session | Jill Carmel

If you’re interested in booking your own newborn session with Jill, give us a call at 916.933.8352 or email us at

Here’s a recent review after a newborn session:

Jill is an absolutely incredible photographer, she is beyond talented. She did a newborn shoot of my daughter and I was truly blown away by the results. I will treasure the photographs that she took forever. Jill is AMAZING with babies and she’s super easy to talk to so the shoot is very relaxed and fun.

I would recommend Jill 100% and will definitely see her again for more photographs of my family. Could not be happier or more impressed with her work and everybody who has seen the images compliments them. Jill is one of a kind! — Sarah W.

August 9, 2016

Sacramento Studio Newborn Portraits

Um, hello gorgeous people who showed up on my studio doorstep ready for their newborn session! Such a darling family and super nice on top of it! It was a complete joy to document their first family pictures together, as parents to their sweet little boy who was so good for this first photo shoot.

first family portrait at newborn session in sacramento studio

One of my favorite pictures is of a baby’s hand in mom’s hand — a baby’s hand is super cute photographed alone, but you can see how small it is when photographed with mom to hold it.

fur-lined basket and holding newborn son's hand

I’ll never stop swooning over a newborn baby gazing directly into my camera.

eyes open pictures for this newborn boy in sacramento portrait studio

Okay, stop it! That smile!!

father and newborn baby boy in portrait studio

One of my favorite little poses – perfect for a tiny knitted hat.

knitted woolen hat on baby boy for his natural light studio portraits

I’m still waiting for someone to invent an adult-size fur-lined basket like this because, I mean, look at that face… He looks pretty blissed-out.

baby smiles on this newborn boy nestled in a fur basket

What a lucky little boy — he found such a loving family to grow up in.

mom and dad kissing over newborn son in sacramento studio

Their rings were so beautiful, I just had to sneak them in somehow. These little toes make a fitting closing shot.

classic newborn picture of rings on toes

August 1, 2016

My Nephew, Archer | Natural Newborn Portraits

Recently, I got to welcome a new nephew into the family! His name is Archer and he’s one of those babies that’s all smiles and barely ever cries. He’s all anyone could ever want in a baby boy and it was such a joy to photograph him during his first couple of weeks.

sister and brother are all laughs for this los angeles newborn photo shoot

Big sister, Olivia was pretty happy to get to hold him — I love how it’s such a huge responsibility for her and she does her best to hold him just right.

big sister holding her newborn brother striped dress against yellow patterned pillows

My sister-in-law always looks incredible after having a baby. I don’t know how she does it but I think that she’s the most glowing after her third.

gorgeous mama bohemian styled newborn session in los angeles

Sweet kisses and baby smiles.

bohemian style dress with lush greenery newborn portraits in Silverlake Los Angeles

Those tiny feet in Daddy’s hands.

daddy holding baby's feet for this los angeles newborn session

That little button nose.

baby boy on blue blanket for los angeles newborn session

Welcome, little man! You are loved!

February 17, 2016

Natural Newborn Studio Pictures

Meet Zoe. We shared some time together in my natural light studio for her family’s first portraits together. There is just something about this sweet little face that mesmerizes me.


Maybe it’s her perfect little rosebud mouth…


Or her ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes…


Or that thick head of hair at only a few days old…


I think mom and dad agree with me…


They seem pretty mesmerized by Zoe too…



What an honor it is for me to capture these first moments. If you are looking to schedule a newborn photo session, my natural light studio is a great location. Just give us a call at 916-933-8352 or email us at


September 27, 2015

Fall Family Photos in McKinley Park

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family many times over the years, and I just had to share this session taken in McKinley Park in Sacramento, where I got to meet little Leo. The fall colors of the trees make such a beautiful backdrop…

Fall family photos in McKinley Park Sacramento 

I think these big sisters are pretty crazy about their new baby brother…

Fall family photos in McKinley Park Sacramento little girls with newborn baby brother

A squeeze from dad always brings laughter and smiles…

Fall family photos in McKinley Park Sacramento dad with young daughters

Such beautiful girls in their colorful fall clothes…

Fall family photos in McKinley Park Sacramento young daughters

Mom and dad look regal in blue with the soft green backdrop…

Fall family photos in McKinley Park Sacramento mom and dad with newborn baby

Call 916-933-8352 or email to book a session for your family! I know a ton of great spots in the outdoors, perfect for autumn family pictures in the Sacramento region.