Newborn Photo Session with Baby Mackenzie in San Jose


I am in love with this newborn photo session.  Baby Mackenzie was just a perfect little sleepy bundle of love.  She slept through most of the session which gave me a great opportunity to try out some of my brand new headbands.  My style is very natural and organic and I wanted to make sure that if I use props they they reflect that.  Overall, I use props minimally and also pose very minimally. I prefer to photograph babies as they are in natural state, which is absolute perfection.  

I was also excited to see baby Mackenzie's big brother whom I photographed for his newborn session three years ago.  It's always great to see my little clients growing.  This little cutie had no hair back then and look at him now with his little curls.  So adorable. 

Baby Photo Story from the Crib | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer

I've been photographing this family for a few years now so when they called me to photograph their new baby boy I was super excited.  We decided to shoot the session at their home in Redwood Shores and then to walk over to the neighborhood park.

My favorite photos from this gallery were the photos of baby Ryan in his crib. When I got there he was just waking up from his nap so I quickly grabbed my camera and didn't want to miss any of it.  He woke up a little cautious of a new person in the room but within minutes warmed up and had a blast.  I love that we got such a beautiful set of baby Ryan just hanging out in his crib. Even his big brother joined the fun for a few shots. We got many other beautiful images but these are my favorite.


If you have a child that is younger then one year old, my suggestion when picking a location would be to do at least one part of the session in the comfort of your home.  Babies feel so comfortable and are often the happiest in their own environment.  I actually spent only about 20 minutes shooting these images in the crib and I got the most beautiful expressions.  

Walnut Creek Family Session | Roth Family
Fleeting Moments | Precious Memories

This family is definitely one of my favorites and also very special to me.  I've photographed them since little Emma was only six months old.  I have enjoyed watching little Emma grow to be such a sweet little girl and now I got to see her in a new role as big sister.  She was so loving and gentle towards her baby brother.  During our last session together baby Liam was still in his mommy's belly.  He is now 7 months old and he is super adorable.  His cheeks are like fluffy clouds and his big smile got me grinning the entire time.  

About the Session

For this session we chose to start at my client's home and then walk over to the neighborhood park.  Sometimes keeping it close and familiar yields very intimate and personal results.  Everyone felt very comfortable throughout the entire session. We spent about three hours together.  I was completely unaware of time flying by and truly enjoyed every minute of this session.