San Carlos, Belmont & Surrounding Bay Area | Boutique Newborn & Family Portrait Photographer | Meet the Adorable Miss M.

This family is so sweet and super fun to photograph. Thanks K & J, you guys did great! Baby M. is of course adorable.

This sweet family was gifted this set of animal outfit props which really turned of super cute. I now I have something else to add to my own prop shopping list! 😉  Miss M. is totally adorable without the props, but getting to use new props and dress her up as a bee, koala, and lion was really fun. Hey, these sessions are SUPPOSE to be fun! 🙂

Here is a little peek into miss M’s session and her lovely parents…


Kristin Troyer - Sure, feel free 🙂

Brett Rossi - do you care if I promote this on my twitter?

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San Carlos – Bay Area | Boutique Maternity Photographer | With the Lovely Miss J

I LOVE maternity sessions. It is such an honor and so very cool to be a part of the excitement of a soon-to-arrive-baby. It’s even cooler when those babies then come into the studio for their very first photo shoot.

This session was lots of fun (J, you did great!). We started outdoors and then headed over to the studio for studio photos. For you expecting moms out there, this is a great option to have some images of both!

If you are planning on booking a maternity session, 30-34 weeks along is a good time frame to have your photo session. 34 weeks is actually my favorite time to have the maternity sessions as you are REALLY showing by then 🙂

And remember that when pre-booking your newborn session, your maternity session is complementary! 🙂

Here are a few images from the lovely Miss J’s session…


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Bay Area, San Carlos – Belmont | Fun and Creative Newborn Photographer | What to Pack for the Hospital, Labor, Baby and I?

So, you are having a baby…   Congratulations! There are so many things to remember when packing for the hospital. It is easy to forget something. Here is a list to help you out. I hope you find it helpful. 🙂


What should I pack for labor?

  • Your picture ID and insurance card
  • Your birth plan (if you have one)
  • A nightgown of some kind for if you decided to pace in the hospital. Something comfortable
  • A lightweight t-shirt of some kind (something something that breathes easily) you might want to wear this during labor
  • Thing to help you relax: music (ipod or cd player), your own pillow, something you find reassuring
  • Something for downtime. Especially if you’re being induced, you may have a good amount of down time before labor actually starts. You could bring books, an ipad, magazines
  • Slip-on slippers (backless are best)
  • Socks, your feet will probably get cold at some point
  • Hairbands/clips, something to keep your hair up and away from your face
  • Chapstick of some kind. You might find your lips drying out during a long labor
  • A birth ball can be helpful in labor. Check with your hospital if they already have them. If not, bring your own


What should my Partner/Birth Coach pack?

  • Camera and or video camera (don’t forget the chargers, batteries, and memory cards!)
  • mobile phone and chargers
  • Toiletries
  • A change of clothing
  • Comfy shoes
  • Swimwear (if you plan to do a pool birth or use a pool during labor and they plan to join you)
  • Money for vending machines
  • Snack and drinks
  • Bendy straws so you partner or birth coach can help you with something to drink
  • Something for down time: books, ipad, laptop, something they like


What to pack for after the birth?

  • Nursing bra (or a few) and nursing pads
  • Your going home outfit. Something comfortable and loose fitting. It can take a while for your tummy to go down. Loose yoga pants or sweatpants are good ideas
  • Toiletries
  • nightshirt or t-shirt
  • comfortable underwear
  • maternity pads
  • eye mask 


What Does Baby Need?

  • Onesies and/or sleepers (3+)
  • A going home outfit
  • A hat
  • Blankets. Though the hospitals are warm, baby will probably need a blanket at some point
  • Diapers, lots. Your baby may go through 10+ a day
  • Baby car seat. Some hospitals will not let you leave by car without one





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Bay Area – San Carlos | Boutique Newborn Portrait Photographer | Our New Site is Up and Running… Here is a Quick Re-Cap of the 2103 Holiday Season

Hi Everyone! I’m am thrilled the new site is up and running  🙂  Just a few more things to tweak, but for the most part we’re all set.

While we were working on the new site we were also very busy with the holiday season. So many wonderful families, babies and kids. I’d love to show them all to you, but I simply don’t have the time, so I will go through some highlights and give you a summary.

Enjoy and Thanks!




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