Bump To Baby Photoshoots in Walnut Creek and San Francisco

Something some of you know, but most of you may not, is that I moved to this country as a refugee. I was born in Croatia and as a child I survived the ugliness of a war that ravaged the area formerly known as Yugoslavia. This war ultimately led me to the United States, and resulted in me settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I am hesitant to complain. Even though I am completely assimilated as an American some twenty years after arriving in this country, I still occasionally get a tinge of nostalgia. To cure the nostalgia, I travel to Croatia almost yearly, and I also often rock out to the 90s Yugo pop music (especially when editing photos while home alone). I especially love to meet people from my neck of the woods who share similar experiences as mine. So, when I got the email from Vesna I was super excited to photograph both the maternity and newborn sessions for her and her husband Matt.

About the Maternity Session

Vesna’s husband Matt was born and raised in Walnut Creek, so for the maternity session we chose to stay close to where he grew up. We decided on the beautiful Shell Ridge open space and Borges Ranch as our photo destination. The open space looks so gorgeous as the sun falls behind the rolling hills and the Ranch gave us a lot of variety to play with, and even a few goats to include in the photos for fun.

About the Lifestyle Newborn Session

Vesna and Matt have a beautiful condo in San Francisco which they completely remodeled and which Vesna decorated herself. I was thrilled when I saw large windows and fantastic natural light throughout the space. Their baby boy was so adorable and so easy to photograph. He cooperated during the entire three hour session.

Needless to say, this Bump to Baby journey was a joy to photograph! 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.



Maternity Session at a Horse Ranch in Danville | Bay Area Photographer

I just wanted to quickly post a teaser shot of the recent maternity session that I photographed at a private horse ranch in Danville. The couple had this beautiful classic Jeep Wagoneer and suggested to use it for our session. It was such a great idea. I will be posting more from this session once I finish editing. Until then, 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.

Lifestyle Newborn Session with Twin Babies and Toddler | San Francisco Photographer

Guys, how cute is this lifestyle session with twin babies and their toddler “big” sister? Even with ten years of experience photographing babies in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is not too often that I get to photograph twin newborns and especially not twins with a three year old older sibling. Actually, I am pretty sure this was my first such combination. I loved every moment of this lifestyle session including shooting and editing. Finally now I get to pick my favorite images to show off. Choosing favorites was not an easy task at all because the gallery ended up being huge, with 150 different captures, and you can imagine how narrowing it down can be slightly difficult.

About the Newborn Session

I was excited, to say the least, when I first entered this family’s beautiful home in the Orinda hills. It is always the unexpected that gets my creative juices flowing so I usually welcome a touch of uncertainty but this particular day was slightly worrisome to me as a natural light photographer. It was so dark and gloomy and it rained all day long with no break in sight. As I was driving the curvy mountain road up to the house I was hoping that there would be enough light and I would not have to postpone the session. As I entered, I saw the beautiful living space with huge windows and I breathed a sigh of relief. I knew immediately that it would work, erasing any doubts I had.

My favorite part during the whole session was the twins’ older sister who was so sweet and loving. She was giving her new sister and brother lot’s of kisses and hugs.

This session is an excellent example of why I love newborn photography. The precious memories of those very first moments when this sweet family became a party of five is captured by me and these images will now last forever. 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.

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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Family Session at the Crow Canyon Gardens in San Ramon

I have been super busy and barely had enough time to breathe properly. This is my busiest time of the year with holidays fast approaching. I love being busy but I completely neglected blogging about my photoshoots which I enjoy doing. I will attempt to rectify this once it slows down but until then, I just had to do this one really quick.

About the Photoshoot

I have been photographing the Wong family for a few years now and with each year photo sessions with them are getting better and better. Their kids are growing and we are getting a little more adventurous when it comes to the locations. This year we decided to try out the Crow Canyon Gardens in San Ramon. I have never photographed there but as always I am totally open to trying out something new. Honestly, when we first arrived, I had my doubts. These gardens are bordering on being completely wild which is nothing like the name suggests. The terrain is rough and there are no real paths which could be a nightmare for someone in heels. Luckily, the Wong family is amazing, as always. They had complete trust in me and were totally willing to rough it. My client brought her trusty Birkenstocks which helped immensely because we moved around quite a bit. We even scaled down a hill and went to take some photos near the creek. Towards the end of the session, we entered the orchard area and the sunlight was just perfect coming through the tree branches. We pulled out the bubbles and had a lot of fun. I can’t wait till our next photo session.

 
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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.




Family photoshoot at the Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line in San Francisco

For this year’s location Keltner family picked the famous Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Line in San Francisco. I absolutely love photographing in the Presidio area because of all the beautiful cypress trees so I was super excited to go there.

The session went by so fast because of all the fun we were having. Beautiful Reese and Zoe have grown so much since we last saw each other. I must mention my favorite dog ever, Mickey who was (as always) an excellent model.

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.


Walnut Creek Lifestyle Family Session with baby Evelyn

I was really looking forward to this family photo session because I was so excited to see baby Evelyn. I photographed her when she was just a few days old and now in what seems like a minute she turned one. Time basically flew by since our last session.

October is one of my busiest months in the year. With holidays coming up, families are looking to update their family portraits. It is the time when I get to see lot of my past clients who I absolutely adore. Reconnecting with my sweet families means a lot to me and it is a huge reason why I love what I do. So, even though I am working hard during this busy period, I am also having a lot of fun.

About the Location

For this lifestyle family session we chose a beautiful location in Walnut Creek. The Old Borges Ranch has a very rustic look to it and it’s also connected with the Shell Ridge open space. In such a small area there is so much variety. It’s one of my favorite locations to photograph at. I wrote about it here.

About the Session

We started the photoshoot on the ranch property itself and then we walked over to the nearby trail. Generally, with little kids I like to keep the session moving. Going from one area to the next keeps everyone happy and engaged. We ended the session with a celebratory cupcake which Evelyn ate up in a very short amount of time.

It was so nice reconnect with this sweet family. Till next time…

 
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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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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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