Posts in Newborn
Twin Lifestyle Newborn Session | San Francisco Photographer

Whoa, it has been so long since my last post. I have been so busy and now I am finally coming up for air. Between my son being out of school, the holidays and bunch of photoshoots I am slowly coming back to normal. I can not wait to blog about the sessions that I did but for now I have a teaser shot from a lifestyle newborn session with twin babies and their three year old big sister. I don’t get to photograph twins all that often so I was super excited and ready for the challenge. I will be posting a more complete blog post very soon from this session. It’s definitely one of my recent favorites in the newborn category.

With little to no prompting this little three year old girl was cuddling and giving her brother kisses during the entire photoshoot. It was unbelievable. Her parents told me that she is in awe of them and that she thinks they are just the cutest. I happen to that too.

 
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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.

From Bump to Baby with Molly and Manju | East Bay Newborn Photographer

When I was first contacted by Molly about the maternity session, it was such a short notice. Their scheduled photographer didn’t show up the day of the session and they needed someone quick to fill in. Luckily, I was able to move things around to fit them in because only two days after our maternity session Molly went into labor. I am also super glad that we were able to make it work because I got to meet the sweetest couple ever and we didn’t miss out on capturing these very precious memories.

About the Maternity Session

Molly and Manju picked the Lafayette Reservoir as their location for the maternity photoshoot. Normally the Lafayette Reservoir is not my first choice but in this case, it was the only right choice for the couple. They got married there a year prior and for them the Lafayette Reservoir is a special place. During the entire session these two acted like they are still on their honeymoon. It was so obvious to me how much love is between them. Also, during this session, I’ve grown to love this location and now it will definitely be on my list of favorite spots. I especially loved going close to the water’s edge and getting those beautiful sunset shots. The session was so easy for me and I really enjoyed Molly and Manju’s company and once it was all over, I was so excited to meet their baby girl.

About the Newborn Session

Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait that long until their baby was born. Exactly two days after our maternity session, Molly delivered a very healthy and beautiful baby girl. Newborn photo session was scheduled soon after and it was photographed at their beautiful home in the Orinda hills.

Side Note

I’ve been hearing lately terrible stories about professional photographers not being so professional. For example, I have friends who did the session but never got their photos afterwards or in this case where photographer never even showed up to the session. Imagine being all dressed up with make-up and ready to go and then your photographer is a no show. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, please please please do your homework. Research the photographer and read his/her reviews. Also, it’s a good idea to put down the deposit and sign a contract. There is a lot of us out there which makes the right choice that much more difficult. Family mementos such as images documenting special events in one’s lives have to be important to photographer as much as they are to you.

 
 
 
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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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Golden Retriever Puppy and Baby | Lifestyle Newborn Session

Today’s lifestyle newborn session was twice as adorable. This golden retriever puppy was super excited to sit next to her newborn baby sister. She even stole one kiss. I’m thankful for my fast camera skills because this moment lasted a mili-second.

 
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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.




In home lifestyle newborn session in San Francisco

This lifestyle newborn session which I photographed at my client’s home in San Francisco was such a treat for me. Three years prior I photographed baby Blair there and now it was baby Elin’s turn. It was so wonderful to see Blair being so sweet and loving towards her little sister. She even held her and was giving her kisses.

One of major perks of my job is getting a call from past clients who are adding one more baby. Such sessions are filled with emotion and tender moments that are simply not to be missed.

 
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Blair made sure we didn’t forget her during the session. She was so playful and full of energy and at the same time she was gentle and loving towards her little sister.

 
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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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Lifestyle newborn session with the Rothe Family | Oakland Family Photographer

This at-home lifestyle newborn session was such a treat for me.  I got to see one of my cutest little clients after four years and I got to meet his little sister.  Baby Flora is only 10 days new and so adorable.  Her big brother is so loving and so sweet with her.  

I love it when my clients have full trust in me and let me do my thing.  We spent three hours together and it really didn't feel that way.  It was a relaxed atmosphere and in return we captured some beautiful memories.  

 

 
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These first moments when you bring a new family member home are so precious.  The curiosity of baby Flora's big brother and first kisses are something families are going to smile at ten years from now. Kids grow fast and change even faster, freezing moments with my camera and transforming them into photographs is so important and priceless. 

 
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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.

 

 

 

Newborn, BabiesBojana Korach
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.