Baby Alice is One! Family Photographer | Berkeley Rose Garden

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I had so much fun taking photos of this beautiful family at the Berkeley Rose Garden a few weeks back.  It was a gorgeous morning for a family photo session and it just so happened to be baby Alice's first birthday.  Alice is so sweet and adorable. She is not quite walking on her own yet but is definitely on the move.  We had a great time playing on the playground and walking through the forest. 

As a family photographer I always strive to get fun and unexpected photos, tender moments and also some classic posed shots.  During this session we managed to capture it all.

Happy Birthday Alice! 

 
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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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Baby on the Way! Maternity Photographer | Tilden Park, San Francisco Bay Area

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

Baby is on the way and the pregnancy glow is a real thing. Those are the two real facts about this maternity session that I photographed a few weeks back at the Tilden Park. It was a perfect evening with the sweetest couple. They are about to become first time parents and they could not be more excited.  I also loved meeting their new dog Rusty who they adopted just a few weeks prior. 

About the Location

The time is almost here for Jamie and Matt to enter the joy's of parenthood and for this maternity photoshoot they picked one of their most favorite locations in Bay Area (Lake Anza, Tilden Park).  As the sun was going down we weaved carefully around the lake discovering together it's beautiful pockets that made a stunning backdrop for our images. 

Choosing my favorites was not an easy task.  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.

 

 

Newborn Lifestyle Photo Session | What to Wear

One of the most frequent questions that I get from my clients is what to wear during a lifestyle newborn photo session. Those first few weeks after a baby's arrival can be hectic and the last thing you need to be concerned about is what to wear.  I want you to feel beautiful and confident and not to worry about anything else other than loving your new bundle of joy.  Once you have decided on your wardrobe, everything else will fall into place.  

Here are some tips on what to wear during a newborn lifestyle photo session:

1.  Stay in your "Fashion Lane"

First and foremost, I like to emphasize that your style and personality are very important. Let your every day wardrobe influence your outfit for this photo session.  Staying within your "fashion lane" is basically listening to your inner fashionista and wearing what makes you, you. 

 
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2.  Light and Neutral Color Palette

We want your baby to be the central focus of the session so keeping everything else simple and neutral is kind of the key.  Soft pastels such as blush, grey, browns work great.  If you are running out of ideas, white/grey and ivory/brown color combinations are always a good option but please don't exactly match with your spouse, rather coordinate within the same color scheme.  

If I were to pick one color that you should stay away from, I would say to definitely avoid BLACK. 

 
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3. Play with Texture

Texture is just as important as the color that you are working with.  It gives dimension to the images and can add additional softness.  Layering can also help in adding more interest and can be very flattering. Many new moms feel uncomfortable with their post pregnancy bodies and it is very important that you feel confident and beautiful. A white tee with a soft grey cardigan would for example be a great choice.  

 
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4.  Keeping it Casual 

Lifestyle newborn sessions are photographed in the comfort of your home.  Therefore you should compliment the "comfort" only a home can provide by opting for a more casual option when it comes to clothing.  I would stay away from fancy dresses and especially high heels.  I would even go further to suggest that bare feet look most natural in a home setting.  The clothing should compliment the surroundings.

 
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5.  Movement

Before making a final decision on what to wear, I would do a what I call "movement challenge".  We will be photographing you laying down, standing up, from up above, from below...  the clothing should allow you to move as freely as you can. Not to forget, you will most likely be doing some diaper changes and feeds during the session.  One of my go-to suggestions is a long flowy dress in a soft pastel color (white and ivory also work well).  I personally love when new mothers wear dresses, it's often the easiest choice and it always garners the most compliments.  

 
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6. Baby Attire

I prefer babies dressed very simply in plain white onesies, wrapped in muslin swaddles or to just be in a diaper. The most important thing to pay attention to is that we want the chosen outfit to fit snug. Recently, I’ve fallen in love with knotted gowns and swaddles by Lou Lou and Co. that come in very beautiful designs. If we photograph your baby in the diaper, I find that diapers from The Honest Co. photograph very well. Including a special item that holds meaning is always encouraged. Often, my clients have a blanket that they had as a baby themselves or for example a hat that someone in the family knitted and I am happy to include them in the session.

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My favorite go to stores are:

Madewell

Lou and Grey

Banana Republic

Kit and Ace

Anthropologie

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.

Barrett Family Lifestyle Newborn Session | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I had such a wonderful time getting to know Barrett family during this lifestyle newborn session at their lovely home in Redwood City.  They welcomed their second child seven days prior to our session and wanted me to photograph these first sweet moments as a family of four in the most natural way possible. My natural approach to newborn photography matched perfectly with their vision so I knew going into it that this newborn session will be nothing but a beautiful adventure and so it was. 

 
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Newborn lifestyle sessions are done in the comfort of your home during which I usually photograph at least one part of the family photos in the master bedroom.  I love photographing family snuggled together on a bed enjoying each other and taking in the reality of bringing a new baby home.  In this case, this room was also very special because baby Tennyson was born there just a week before I came to photograph.  

 
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After we spent some time photographing in the master bedroom we walked outside to capture some moments outside in their beautiful garden.  Baby Tennyson's big sister Winslow was so loving and gentle and at the same time very playful during the entire photo session.  The connection and love within this family was so wonderful to witness and to be able to translate these sweet moments into images was an honor.  This is exactly why I love being a newborn and family photographer.  

 
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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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Baby Alden's lifestyle newborn photo session in San Francisco

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

I had a great time photographing adorable baby Alden's lifestyle newborn photo session at his home in San Francisco.  Baby Alden is just adorable! He is already sporting a full head of spiky hair and showing off his big personality.  The entire session ran smooth and we ended up with a beautiful gallery of precious moments.  

My style of photography is very natural and organic.  I do everything in a minimal fashion in order to show the perfection of a newborn in the truest way.  This little guy is as perfect as can be and my job as a photographer was just to capture it.  

 
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It was a a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco and my client's home was filled with natural light.  We photographed most of the family shots in the nursery.  The nursery was decorated in a refreshingly unique way with framed menus from well known restaurants in San Francisco and New York.  It turned out that baby Alden's parents are serious foodies. In fact, his mommy Dana is a CEO of a local food company, Render.  I can attest to the delicious State Bird Seed snack. My favorite was the Almond Rosemary.  

 
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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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At home lifestyle newborn session with beautiful baby Willow

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

This at home lifestyle newborn session with beautiful baby Willow was such a lovely experience for me. Baby Willow's parents were super sweet and so welcoming and their baby was such a joy to photograph.

 About the Session

It is always a little unnerving when I first enter my client's homes.  Homes are basically sacred places especially during those first days with newborn baby and entering them with my photography equipment can be somewhat disruptive. I always do my best to blend in as much as possible. My goal with every session is to provide comfort and a helping hand if needed.  Yes, I am there to photograph too but not until everyone feels comfortable and ready.  I have abundance of patience and throughout the entire process I encourage my clients that in the end there will be a beautiful gallery no matter what.  The beginning of this particular session was a little rocky but soon enough things settled and we had plenty of time to get beautiful images.  

My style in general is very natural however I am not opposed at all to using some props.  I have a nice variety of hand made high-quality headbands and hats that I like to incorporate in a minimalistic way.  Certainly, I do not want the prop to overpower the natural beauty of the baby and keeping things simple is the best way not to do exactly that.

I must mention that I really enjoyed the home of my clients.  Adrienne, baby Willow's mother, is a talented interior designer and the entire home is gorgeously decorated.  I especially enjoyed the nursery with flower wall details.

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.

 

 

Lifestyle newborn session with beautiful baby Stefan

A month or so after I photographed Krulj family's maternity session here in Walnut Creek, I had the pleasure of photographing this lifestyle newborn session with their beautiful baby Stefan.  Baby Stefan made us wait a little longer then expected but he was definitely ready for his photos to be taken.  He was awake for most of the session and didn't cry even once.  It was such a fun and easy going experience for everyone and the fact that we are friends made it that much better. 

About the Family

I've known Krulj family for a few years now and when Amanda initially contacted me I was super excited to photograph these very special moments for them. Our maternity session was a way to reconnect and I could not wait to photograph their beautiful newborn baby boy.  Meeting the newest family member was a joyous occasion for me but one person who was most excited about baby Stefan's arrival was definitely his big sister Olivia. Olivia's highlight of the day was to be able to hold her big brother and give him hugs and kisses. She did an amazing job and those images are some of my favorites from the entire session.  

About the Session

I was taken aback by the level of baby Stefan's alertness.  At only eleven days old he carefully observed his parents and sister.  He smiled and looked directly at the camera.  The three hour session flew by very fast and in the end we got such a variety of beautiful imagery.  The hardest part of this job was picking out my favorites to show in this blog post.

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.

 

 

 

  

San Francisco Three Month Old Lifestyle Baby Session

What a wonderful occasion to photograph beautiful Ariya's three month old lifestyle baby session at my clients home in San Francisco.  The entire session was smooth sailing.  From the minute I walked in baby Ariya was ready for her photos to be taken.  She smiled, looked at the camera, cuddled with her parents. What more could I want?! I was just happy to be there to document it all. 

Our finished gallery ended up being well over 100 edited images so naturally it was hard for me to narrow it down to these favorites. 

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.

One Year Old Photo Session at the Berkeley Rose Garden

FLEETING MOMENTS | PRECIOUS MEMORIES

Baby Grace just had had her birthday and for her one year old photo session we went to the beautiful Berkeley Rose Garden.  To celebrate this huge milestone we captured some beautiful portraits and finished off with some yummy cake.  I was slightly worried that baby Grace might not enjoy the cake but it turned out to be just the opposite. She went for it right away and enjoyed every bite.  I am so happy that I was the one to capture these very special moments.  

About the location

It was an easy decision to choose Berkeley Rose Garden as our location for this photo session.  It's one of my favorites.  It's a rose garden plus it has a gorgeous forest setting with redwoods and beautiful oak trees. 

Here are just a few of my favorites from this 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.