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September 29, 2014

Maternity Portraits in a Kimono in Elk Grove

I just loved this picture-perfect park in Elk Grove for maternity portraits. The weeping willow and gazebo make a beautiful background for this sweet moment.

pregnancy pictures with mom and dad in front of gazebo in elk grove

We timed it perfectly so that the sun was just behind them as they walked hand-in-hand along the path and through the late-summer foliage.

walking hand in hand through the trees for maternity photography in elk grove regional park

The park, complete with pond, streams and bridge, frames this portrait beautifully.

maternity portraits on a bridge in elk grove

As we walked through the park, they shared their story of how they met and what their plans were for the little girl that is about to join them. We laughed and photographed, talked and walked. It was an all-around good time with these two.

deep blue maternity blouse is perfect for pregnancy portraits by the fence in elk grove

I was loving the soft greens of the weeping willows, the muted brown of the dock on the pond and the contrast of the deep purple blouse and her luxurious dark brown hair. When my clients have hair like this, I’m always trying to show it off. I just love long hair!

elk grove park was perfect for maternity photos on the dock

As the sun set, the light turned pink and we captured “snuggle-photos” on the lawn between the trees. I think I just invented that word, but you totally know what I mean…

glowing sunset pictures for pregnancy at elk grove park

Ling told me that she wanted to take some pictures in her kimono and I think they turned out perfectly! She looks so feminine and strong, ready to walk the path that she has laid out before her: Motherhood.

pink kimono maternity photographs in elk grove park

September 23, 2014

One More Makes Four | Folsom Maternity Pictures

This is one of my favorite spots for maternity pictures in Folsom. The grass is long and golden. The sun shines through the trees at just the right angle. And there is this glorious light that bounces around, making faces glow and smiles shine.

Can I just start by saying a big “thank you!” to this mom for bringing this AMAZING lace dress to her session. She told me she found it at Free People. It’s just beautiful!

mother daughter maternity portraits in folsom

It was quite hot that day in the middle of summer, but Mom, Dad and daughter powered through it and I love what we came away with.

gauzy lace anthropologie dress for maternity portraits

big sister smiles with her pretty pink dress

How perfect is her little baby-bump?

striped outfits and a pink skirt while big sister kisses mommy's pregnant belly

Dad was always ready for fun. It was such a joy watching these two play together.

I have to give mom a hand for the outfits. Between her beautiful maternity dresses and her daughter’s fun wardrobe, she nailed it!

pretty tutu dress for family pregnancy photos in folsom

September 9, 2014

Maternity Portraits at the Monte Verde Inn

Maggie and Colby were married at the Monte Verde Inn in Forest Hill, so it seemed only right to come back for their maternity portraits. Maggie is a pro (literally) at hair and makeup and she looked simply gorgeous for her pictures.

maternity pregnancy pictures on a little bridge at monte verde innColby was just the perfect guy, ready and willing to shower her with kisses.

maternity portrait in forest hill at monte verde inn

monte verde inn forest hill maternity photos with tall grassThe fountain outside the inn with the sun shining through was the perfect spot to show off her pretty baby bump.

autumn maternity pictures taken by the fountain at monte verde inn

lying on a blanket in the tall grass with a blue dress for pregnancy picturesMaggie brought along some very cute outfits, including a sequined dress and a blush-rose headband.

flapper style head band for her maternity portraits in forest hill

sequins and rose head band for maternity pictures in the sunset grassWhat a stunning couple! And oh-so-sweet! They are going to make wonderful parents!

September 2, 2014

Meant to Be

I’ve been photographing this family for several years now and when Renée told me she was pregnant with her third baby, I was genuinely thrilled! In my humble opinion, Renée is one of those people who is just meant to be a mom. She is so FULL of love, generosity and warmth and simply one of the nicest (and funniest) people I have had the fortune to meet. Watching her kids unfold into their own (also very funny) personalities has been such a joy and I look forward to meeting her newest little boy.

mom is stunning in her long white maxi dress for maternity portraits

mother and son crouch by the river to look for birds

mommy and daughter hugging and kissing for maternity portraits

Little Miss M is such a character and I always feel like we are best friends when I’m taking her picture. She’s super shy in front of the camera. Can’t you tell??? ;-)

pretty pink and blue dress for pictures on the river

And here’s her brother, who we all love to call “Moose” (I totally feel like I’m in the inner circle because I get to call him that!). He’s definitely not short on smiles either!

smiling face and big blue eyes in Carmichael

sibling portraits and little boy jumps up high

If they handed out awesome family awards, these folks would definitely be on my nomination list. Love you guys!!

June 17, 2014

Stunning Maternity Portraits in the Sunset Light

It’s not lost on me that my clients are entrusting me with something pretty big — capturing some of the most important events of their lives. I don’t take a single session for granted and try to put all of myself into each shoot that I do.  Although most sessions look like a walk in the park, the reality is, when working with children, we don’t always get the perfect cooperation that we would love to have…especially with toddlers…and particularly with twins. But between Mom, Dad and a very helpful grandma, we worked together to create a set of stunning maternity portraits in the beautiful Folsom sunset light. I mention it here because I speak to a lot of parents who don’t think the time is right for pictures because their kids are “wild” or “unruly”. The fact is, most kids are going to be a little (or a lot) wild and unruly for their shoot and that’s okay! I got my tricks. ;-)

pregnancy portrait with mom and dad and river in background

stunning pregnant mommy lying down for her maternity pictures

twin girls in pretty floral dresses in a field playing

hands on pregnant belly backlit with sunset light

family portraits with pregnant belly pink dresses and sunset light

mom in pink dress with twin daughter smiling

folsom maternity portraits in field with long grass

Fingers crossed I look this amazing when I’m pregnant with my third child! Haha – yeah right.