modern, fine art newborn portraits in the san francisco bay area

Creative Newborn Photographer in Northern California Featuring Vintage Props or No props at All

Ok, I will admit that I am head-over-heels in love with newborns. It humbles me every time that I meet and work with a being that is just a week or so old.  As an experienced newborn photographer of over 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, I pride myself on being able to capture the sleeping newborn baby in adorable poses, as well as the awake newborn.  Some of my clients love colorful props and modern, vintage styling which I am happy to provide. Other clients prefer things very simple and organic in nature. No problem, I can do that too.  My newborn sessions also include newborn family portraits and photographs of the newborn baby with mom, dad and siblings. I am also a big fan of newborn photography with the family dog, and dogs are always welcome for part of our session.

In terms of timing for the newborn session, I recommend under two weeks ( 5 to 12 days old)  as the best time frame for newborn portraits – before the baby acne and the newborn baby fussiness set in. If you are in love with the sleeping newborn babies in baskets and in darling poses, 9 days or younger is best. This time frame can vary however for babies that are preemies, or babies that are born a week or more after their due date.  For the best newborn sessions, we meet together either over the phone or in person to plan out the session in a 30 minute pre-consultation.

Many of my Northern California newborn clients meet with me before the baby is born to discuss their preferences, and for ideas on what to wear for their family newborn portraits. For those that contact me after the baby is born, consultations over the phone are also very successful to discuss details and the nuances of your newborn baby.  Then once the due date is certain or the baby is born, we set up the date for the newborn session.  Sometimes people miss the two week time frame (because having a baby can be a bit overwhelming). Not to worry – as a seasoned newborn photographer, I am happy to photograph newborns of any age and will discuss in detail what we can expect from newborns older than two weeks.  I offer newborn sessions in my Alameda photography studio or in your home using natural light. At my studio I have access to all of my modern, vintage props and backgrounds as well as a variety of controlled lighting and heat. Newborn sessions at home are also available for an additional fee. For the home session, I bring a small arsenal of props and baby backgrounds with me based on our pre-consultation, and you provide a well heated house with good window light.  Click here to find out more about Newborn Sessions or Contact Me to get detailed pricing and set up your consultation.

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