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September 15, 2015

Historic Folsom Maternity Portraits

This couple was so much fun, I just had to share these Historic Folsom maternity portraits with you. I love the bright colors of the train in this photo…

maternity portraits in Old Sacramento in front of a red train

Red fingernails add a fun pop of color.

maternity portraits in Old Sacramento with hands on belly

We couldn’t do a family portrait without their first baby, of course!

maternity portraits in Old Sacramento sitting on a bench with black dog

We stopped on the bridge for a couple of shots and Donald had us laughing the whole time. I love their playfulness!

maternity portraits on a bridge in Old Sacramento wearing a white dress

And finally, we ended up along the river for some cozier photos…

maternity portraits by the river in Old Sacramento wearing a white dress

She’s just radiant, isn’t she?

maternity portraits by the river in Old Sacramento wearing a white dress

If you’d like to book some a fun outdoor maternity portrait session, give us a call at 916.933.8352, or shoot us an email at!

July 3, 2015

Outdoor Maternity Session by The River

Hilary and Matt were game for an outdoor maternity session, so off to the river we went. The golds and greens made such a beautiful setting for this lovely couple, who were expecting their first child soon.

She looks so radiant in the grassy field, in the shade of the oak trees…

outdoor maternity session by the river under the oak trees with white flowy dress

I just love this black and white close-up of her belly…

outdoor maternity session by the river black and white close up of her belly holding hands

The river made a stunning backdrop with the sun shimmering off the water…

outdoor maternity session by the river in a blue dress

We finished up with a family picture of them with their first “babies”

outdoor maternity session by the river with family dogs

What a fun day! I’m so happy for them and the new addition to their family.


May 24, 2015

Maternity Session in a Mid-Century Modern Home

When Dana first emailed me about booking a maternity session, I was so excited to meet her and her husband (and her two pups, of course, because that’s how I roll). She told me all about her beautiful Mid-Century Modern home, right by the American River and I was already visualizing how the session would play out. I mean, how cute is this with these amazing MCM bricks, bright orange planter and that skylight above them… I was in heaven!

out on the front porch with designer mid-century bricks and bright orange plant pot

We ventured inside for a few pictures, only to discover that they have designed the interior of their home beautifully, complete with an organized-by-color bookshelf. Omgeeee.

mid-century home makes the perfect backdrop for maternity session

It was really important to them that we include their fur-kids (some people call them “dogs”) in the pictures since they were the first babies on the scene. Throwing pups into the mix for a photography session is always a “let’s see how it gooooes!” kind of proposition, but they were so good and posed for the camera like they do this for a living.

everyone dog-piled on the sofa in this mid-century home with color coordinated books

They even give kisses on command. Lol

snuggles with pups for their family maternity shoot in sierra oaks

It makes me happy to know that her daughter will be able to look back on these, when she is a mother herself, and see what an amazing, powerful mother she had.

denim top and hugs from husband

Since they live by the river, and it’s such a big part of their lives, we went for a walk as the sun was going down.

family walking along the american river in sierra oaks with dogs

I love this color palette, from the deep yellow to the hints of turquoise. If you guessed that Dana is an artist, you guessed right!

ocre yellow shirt with caring hands on belly

I book maternity sessions all throughout the year, but the spring and summer is a particularly popular time for them! Give me a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot me an email at to book your maternity session today.

January 22, 2015

Winter Session Discount!

Another wonderful holiday season is behind us! It’s always such a whirlwind time of year for me, and it’s possible that I didn’t get the chance to see your lovely faces! If that’s the case, I’ve got a special little treat for you…

 Book a weekday session to take place before February 28th and…

Receive 50% off your session fee!

Making your session just $100!*

 I’ve got lots of recommendations for beautiful locations to use during the winter — don’t let the naked trees fool you! And remember, the winter light is some of the most flattering light of the year — see below for an example of session that was shot only last week! Golly, I love that light…

To book your session, call us at 916.933.8352, or email

 *Discount may not be applied to Newborn or Baby Club sessions and may not be used in combination with other discounts. Snow sessions may include an additional travel fee.


winter sacramento family portraits davis


October 21, 2014

Six Peas in a Pod | Fairfield Maternity Portraits

If you’ve been a faithful blog reader, you’ll recognize this beautiful family. I’ve been photographing them every year since 2010, starting with the pregnancy of their first daughter, Dylan, and they recently welcomed their second daughter, Petyon, into the world. This is the kind of relationship I love. We are like, well, six peas in a pod, now (counting their first baby, Armani, the Pomeranian). I know them and they know me and our shoots unfold simply and naturally.

fairfield vacaville maternity photo (3)

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fairfield vacaville maternity photo (5)One of my favorite things about them is that they love to play and have fun. This is a real team. You really get the feeling that not one of them would rather be anywhere else than right here, in this moment, with one another.

fairfield vacaville maternity photo (1)

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fairfield vacaville maternity photo (6)Already looking forward to the next shoot with these awesome people!