Why You Should Book A Maternity Session:
Nine months go by so fast, trust me. I know this from my own experience. Let me convince you why you need this session done.
You will want to look back on yourself carrying your blessing. Your body is so strong and accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.
Your children will ask to see these photographs of your pregnancy with them. When you show them,
watch the sweet expressions come across their faces.
Spoil yourself. You look wonderful. Have your hair and makeup done and feel how beautiful being pregnant really is. Your body is telling a story, and you should capture it.
You might be on the fence about booking a session. It might be the last thing on your mind right now with preparing for a big arrival. I get it, I really do. You will want to remember this beautiful time in your life.
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?
The best time to photograph newborn babies is when they are under two weeks of age, after two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date, I will then make a tentative booking and when you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact me to arrange a suitable time and day for your session.
I forgot to schedule a newborn session is it too late?
It is never too late to have your baby photographed. It is important to manage expectations of a session. Curly sleepy newborn photos are never guaranteed but usually achieved with babies under 2 weeks. A 6- week baby may sleep during a session and have awake time, but may not be able to curl into womb positions or want to be wrapped. I do believe that generally babies can be successfully photographed at any age.
HOW YOU PLAN YOUR CAKE SMASH SESSION
Scheduling: If you’d like to use your portraits to display at baby’s birthday party I recommend having your session take place when baby is 11 months old. This will give you time to make prints and order any products that you’d like to display.
Avoid getting a chocolate cake. I also suggest avoiding cakes with a lot of red icing. My clients usually order cakes form @justbaked_la.
Be prepared to participate! Some babies don’t quite get the hang of the smash right away so you may need to get your hands into the cake to help them get started.
This is going to be messy. Please bring an extra outfit for baby and possibly one for yourself!
Holiday Mini Sessions offered only once a year around the holiday seasons. I look forward to this every year because I get to see all my recurring clients while meeting lots of new beautiful families. Holiday Mini Sessions are perfect to update your family images and for your family’s holiday cards. I offer a variety of stunning holiday card options to all my clients for purchase in their online galleries.
Fall is my favorite season because I can see and photograph my favorite people two months straight. It is such a joy!
I am sharing same of the images form one of the 2022 holiday mini session.
Some of my favorite photos from baby Carsten's newborn session. Her parents brought her to my Santa Clarita photo studio from Lancaster.
My newborn sessions are held in my studio in Santa Clarita, CA or in the comfort of your home. If the weather is warm enough and you are comfortable with the idea, we can take the session outdoors.
Lucia traveled from Orange County to my Santa Clarita studio for her newborn photo session. Her mom booked Lucia's session two months before due date.
When you book your newborn session in advice you know you will get to have your session in the ideal time frame (7-14 days old) and not have to settle with your second or third choice photographer because I don't have space left in my schedule. Time moves so fast once your baby arrives.
I love photographing this beautiful family! We've done many sessions together and it is an incredible honor to be trusted like this.
The best investment that you can do is doing a portrait session with the people you love. It an investment of which worth will only grow with time. As your babies grow and when it will be time to say goodbye, your family portraits will become the most valuable thing you own.
Miriam wanted natural and relaxing photos for her maternity session. We were able to achieve this. I also love that these photos are so light and airy.
It was great seeing this family again. I photographed baby Halo's newborn session in the comfort of her home. This time for her first birthday and cake smash session parents chose a beautiful cactus garden in Beverly Hills, CA.
Callen's First Birthday and Cake Smash Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA. / Santa Clarita Baby Photographer
There is no better way to celebrate your baby's first birthday than with custom cake smash pictures. These sessions provide parents with a keepsake of their baby's first taste of cake. And they are so much fun!
Benny's First Birthday and Cake Smash Photo Session in Santa Clarita, CA / Santa Clarita Baby Photographer
Tips for Preparing for Your Maternity Session
Eat a well balanced meal & hydrate
Oil/ lotion/ moisturize/ face mask
Elevate feet- compression socks
Have neutral color nails
Get makeup done
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