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Mid-Century Modern Maternity and Newborn Session in Oakland

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

As soon as I walked through the door of Kelsey and Jason's beautiful Oakland Hills home I was certain that our maternity and newborn session will turn out gorgeous. The home itself is decorated throughout with mid century modern style which is my favorite. Beautiful windows and abundance of character adorned this beautifully decorated interior. Jason and Kelsey are such a beautiful couple who welcomed me into their home with open arms.  They wanted low key photos which show their true personalities.  As a lifestyle photographer, that is exactly what I love to hear.  It fueled my creativity even more. 

Jason and Kelsey shared such a cute story with me about how they realized once they started dating that they actually attended the same preschool in San Jose.  It is one of those stories that you read about in feel-good articles online.  Jason recognized an expression Kelsey used that was very specific to the preschool he attended as a child and soon after they realized that they were there together playing with legos and learning ABC's.  They even showed me the photos to prove it. How cute is that?! 

About the Newborn Session

A few weeks following our session, I got the call that baby Falcon arrived. I was so excited to meet him finally.  He arrived little later then everyone expected.  He is such a handsome and beautiful baby boy. I loved being a witness to these such special moments of being first time parents for Jason and Kelsey. To say that they are smitten with Falcon would be an understatement.  The session was a breeze and Falcon was a joy to photograph.

Location

Prior to the maternity session we brainstormed ideas on where to photograph. Oakland has so many great locations but in the end we picked a perfect location, their beautiful home in Oakland Hills. The home is set on hill in such a cute neighborhood.  Both, interior of the home and exterior (the backyard) were perfect for taking photos.  I definitely wanted to explore both areas and take advantage of beautiful mid century decor throughout.  

BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

 

 

Borges Ranch Maternity Session in Walnut Creek

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I met this gorgeous mama and her family a few years ago through a mutual friend of ours. Life tends to always get in the way and our mutual friend moved away to the East Coast so we really havent's seen each other in a while. I was super excited to hear that Amanda's second baby is on the way and that she wanted me to capture these special moments.  My sessions allow me to reconnect and spend extra time with friends who I don't get to see that often. Plus, I get to meet a little baby boy very soon.  Basically, my job is awesome.

About the Family

Amanda and Alex are some of the sweetest people I ever had a chance to photograph.  They were both natural in front of the camera and were playful and even goofy at times. Also, their little girl Olivia was such a ham during the entire session. Capturing her personality was super easy. At one point, I completely switched to just photographing her. Our maternity session got taken over by this adorable mini model and we went along with it.  She was doing her poses and it was so cute and fun. One thing is for sure, there was not one dull moment during the two hours we spent together.  

Did I mention, Amanda looked stunning! The entire time, I was literally in awe of her pregnancy glow and beauty and could not contain my constant compliments. 

About the Location

For this maternity session we've decided that Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek is a perfect location. Borges Ranch has been around since the late 19th century and it's actually a historic site that is open to visitors. It's one of the favorite locations for photographers here in Walnut Creek and rightfully so.  Amanda wanted a natural yet rustic feel to her maternity photos and Borges Ranch delivers on both those fronts.  Surrounding hills and trails were covered in green which just added even more beauty. We even spotted some deer during our session.  

BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

  

In-Home Maternity Photo Session in Oakland

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

The sunlight from the window pouring in and creating shadows in all the right places makes this shot extra special.  This maternity session I photographed yesterday at my client's beautiful home in Oakland was a visual delight. I can not wait to discover more gems such as this one during the editing process.  More from this session will be coming soon.

Also, I can't wait to meet their little one very soon.  

 
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Sutro Baths and Lands End | Maternity Session for Lauren and Matt

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

About The Parents-To-Be

I am in love with Lauren and Matt's beautiful maternity session! Lauren and Matt are expecting their first child and they can not be more excited about the next chapter in their lives. Lauren looked simply stunning and the dress she chose to wear was a perfect compliment to her gorgeous baby bump. I am so honored to have been chosen by them to capture these memories with my camera.

About The Session

This maternity session was photographed at the Lands End and Sutro Baths in San Francisco. This location is one of my favorite Bay Area locations to photograph. We're so lucky to be in this gorgeous area! One of the main reasons for my love of the Lands End and Sutro Baths is because you get so much variety, all within walking distance. We started off in the forest area. This is above the Sutro Baths and then, we made our way through the ruins, then down to the beach.  

Because of its beauty, it is no surprise that on any given day there are large groups of photographers working with their clients. Whether it's a wedding, engagement, maternity or a family photo session- the expectation for this area is that it's going to be super busy. I was slightly worried going into it on a beautiful Saturday afternoon like this, but it all worked out. Lauren and Matt had a beautiful maternity session, regardless of how busy it was.  It was a breath of fresh air to discover a sliver of deserted beach and that is where we finished off our session at the perfect time- as the sun went down. The hardest part about Lauren and Matt's maternity session was choosing these photos for this blog post. I could not narrow it down anymore so I am sharing a lot of them with you. Enjoy!

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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

 

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Maternity Session at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I was slightly discouraged by the vast number of visitors at the famous Sutro Baths in San Francisco, but it was a breath of fresh air to discover a tiny sliver of deserted beach nearby.  As the sun made it's way down, this mama to be looked stunning.  

More from this maternity session is coming very soon!!! 

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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

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Intimate Home Maternity Session in San Francisco Bay Area

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

When I found out my dear friend Maya and her husband were expecting, I was so excited. I photographed their wedding eight years ago and now I got to capture these quiet and special moments before their first child arrives.  Maya's idea was to photograph at her home to which I was absolutely delighted.  In the true Balkan way, first we enjoyed our coffees and then got to business. The entire session was so relaxed and really fun.

About the Session

I love everything about this intimate at home maternity session.  The light that poured through the windows was perfect. It created stunning silhouettes as well as beautiful soft portraits.  The dresses that Maya wore perfectly showed off her beautiful bump. She looked absolutely gorgeous. 

I can't wait to meet their little one. Enjoy!

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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

Anita and Joe's Maternity and Newborn Photo Session

Fleeting Moments | Precious Memories

And there were three!  As a lifestyle photographer, I relish in documenting stories and creating memories for my clients, and I love connecting maternity and newborn sessions together into one post.  Even now, as I am writing this blog, I feel so excited because my job is essentially visual storytelling and these two sessions were like a dream. I had the pleasure of photographing Anita and Joe's maternity session and I was super excited to photograph their newborn session as well.  It is so amazing to see two people who are clearly so in love with each other embark onto their new role as parents.

About the Sessions

For the maternity session we chose the beautiful Montrose Harbor which was in full bloom at the time.  Anita looked radiant and was so comfortable in front of my camera. Towards the end of the session we walked over to the beach.  The entire session's flow was just easy.  I enjoyed getting to know Anita and Joe and was so excited to meet their little one.

My newborn sessions are usually a nice mix of classic and lifestyle. I love letting my clients enjoy their brand new baby, cuddle, kiss and hug while I, in an unobtrusive manner, photograph. On the other hand, I also like to get those close up, more classic portraits.  Catching little details, yawns and stretches is also very important to me. The details complete the story in a lot of ways. Baby Evan was just a cutie and  such a joy to photograph.

From bump to baby, this story is created with images that I took.  Such an honor.  Enjoy!

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Cali and JD's Maternity Photo Session in Downtown Chicago

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

It is always an honor to photograph professionals who are creative and in the same business realm as myself.  Cali is a super talented caligrapher  while her husband is a Chicago based lifestyle photographer .  They just got back from their baby moon in Greece and wanted to do their maternity photo session in downtown Chicago. I am so glad they've chosen me because the two hours we spent together were so fun and didn't feel like work at all.

About The Session

For this maternity session we decided to start at the beautiful Lurie Garden which is an urban oasis of Chicago and then walk over to the River Walk. On the way we made an unexpected stop at the South Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago which turned out to be such a hidden gem. So lush and green.

Photographing in this city is so inspiring. Wherever you turn there is a picture perfect setting.  On top of it, I got to witness and document with my camera how madly in love Cali and JD are and just how excited they are about their first child.

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Beach Maternity Session with Asami and Kento

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I am so glad to have had the opportunity to meet Asami and Kento, expectant couple from Japan. They moved to Chicago in order for Kento to attend the Kellog School of Management and found out they are expecting, a boy. How wonderful!  In order to capture this special occasion, we decided to do a golden hour beach maternity session.

ABOUT THE SESSION

For this session we chose the Lighthouse beach in Evanston which is adjacent to Northwestern University. This location is one of the most beautiful I had a chance to photograph at.  The tall grass poking through the grass, beautiful sunset light coming through the lush green trees and the calmness of lake made this a perfect area to celebrate through images of what is to come very soon.

I was honored to photograph this sweet couple and I am so excited for their new arrival.  Enjoy!

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Boho Inspired Maternity Session

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

Expectant couple Elle and Patrick are young, beautiful and so in love with each other.  I photographed this boho inspired maternity session with ease. I was equally inspired by the couple as I was by the beauty of Miami Woods forest preserve.

ABOUT THE SESSION

It was easy capturing this sweet couple's maternity session because of closeness and connection that Elle and Patrick share.   At times, it was almost as I was not there.  I gave minimal guidance and allowed for their story to unfold.  The forest preserve looked surprisingly stunning this time of year. In a way bare yet with so much beauty.

It was such a pleasure getting to know this expectant couple. With sincerest happiness I wish them the best on their path to parenthood.

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