Newborn Portraits:
How to Know if Your Home is the Best Location


In-home newborn sessions really are great! But before you set your plans, here are some things to consider before deciding your home is the best location for your session: 

Do you have a little one on the way? This blog post is definitely for you! Stay tuned!

How to Prepare for a Smooth and Simple Newborn Session

Hi mama! Let’s talk about in-home lighting for your newborn portraits. I’ll be the first to tell you, as a natural light photographer, that the single MOST IMPORTANT factor in quality newborn portraits in-home is the light ✨.  I’m less concerned with which exact room we’re in, and all about harnessing the beautiful natural light in […]

As a newborn photographer, I’ve worked with a LOT of newborn mamas in the early days of newborn life. And let me say – with postpartum recovery, around-the-clock newborn care, breastfeeding, taking care of toddler siblings, and navigating family dynamics, new mamas are absolute superheroes. Which is why I wanted to add these special services […]

Capturing that perfect toddler portrait? Not exactly a walk in the park, I know this especially as a mama of three myself. I get the hesitation and anxiety—it’s a real struggle getting those little ones to play along! But hey, good news! I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to ensure every toddler portrait […]

Hey there! I wanted to take a quick second to tell you about the holiday event I hosted in the magical Apple Hill! Two dates, both set against the backdrop of a stunning Christmas tree farm – and let me tell you, it was a visual feast. The photos are giving me all the feels! […]

Hey there! I am really excited about these photos that I captured during our holiday studio petite session with the kids! We kept it short and sweet, just around 10 minutes, and boom, got these fantastic shots that I’m genuinely thrilled about. My plan is to frame them up and use them as our Christmas […]

Hey there, mama! Trusting your newborn to someone else can feel like the last thing you want to spend your limited emotional energy on! I completely understand the unease that comes with it. Your baby’s safety is of utmost importance, and I want to share how I prioritize their well-being throughout the entire portrait experience. […]

Hey friends! Having spent years working with expecting mamas and going through pregnancy myself three times in the last six years, I’m pretty familiar with the whole experience. When it comes to planning your maternity portrait session, I’ve got a few tips and tricks up my sleeve that I’d love to share with you! #1: […]

Honestly, I know the struggle all too well. You’re investing in this beautiful artwork where your family will be the centerpiece, and you want wardrobe choices that won’t distract from the bond and connection captured in the images. You want your family to wear clothes that are comfortable but also photograph beautifully. The clothes need […]

Hi there, friends! Many of you know I’m a mother to three, currently ages 1, 4, and 6. Time has flown by, and it doesn’t feel that long ago that I was growing my family. When I think back now, I can recall a few things that have been game-changers for me in having multiple […]

You might know that I’m a mama of three kids, all six years old and under. I’ve been through the newborn stage three times in the last 6 years, so I know exactly how overwhelming it can be trying to figure out which baby items are essential for first-time parents. Back then, I relied heavily […]

You may have heard that I’m offering full-service family portrait sessions this fall, but maybe you’re not totally sure what that means! Not to worry, here’s some info to help!  Reason #1: YOU WILL LOOK GORGEOUS With a full-service session, the professional hair and makeup services for mom are complimentary and done right in your […]

Fall is just around the corner and here in the Sacramento area! I get so excited for the Fall because that means gorgeous location options are before you for your maternity session! Here are my top five favorite fall-time locations for portraits locally:  Pampas Grass This setting is just stunning, and there’s nothing like it! […]

Hi mama! Congrats on your little one on the way!! This is such a special time in life and seriously I already know it’s going by so fast. You’re probably busy researching photographers for this special moment and you might have several options in your mind. You could choose to hire the photographer from your […]

Hi mama! You’re pregnant with a little cutie – congrats Mama! I see you getting ready to book your newborn session and I’m here to help!! As a Sacramento newborn photographer, here’s what I recommend to help your newborn session go smoothly, and to make life easier for you: Before the Session: 1. First, have […]

Hi mama,  As a Sacramento newborn photographer, I’ve photographed plenty of newborn sessions both in-home and in-studio, and I leave the location decision ultimately to you, the client! These are your photos and you get to choose the setting that will bring you the most joy!  In-home newborn sessions are simply lovely – there is […]

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Sacramento newborn and maternity photographer

I am a mom of three littles, and I'm right there with you, mama. I know about all the struggles that go along with pregnancy and the newborn stage, and how unbelievably fast this time is going by. I'm here to help you enjoy and cherish this brief moment in time. Let's create keepsake art that will tell this story to your children. 

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