Baby Michael

It’s always a delight to photograph families through their different life stages. From engaged to married. From pregnant to having a newborn. From one child to two…

The wave of love that suddenly covers you when you welcome your baby into the world is indescribable. It’s something that can only be experienced or reverently observed. If you’ve experienced it, it’s easy to recognize in others. These guys are swimming in it.

Congratulations to Angela and Jason! Your little boy will make your hearts grow in love more than you can ever imagine.

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Claremont, CA

Happy 1st Birthday, Riker!

Usually, these sessions will have a little break for the baby breakdown…not a dance (though, I wish it were a dance!), but an emotional breakdown. It’s pretty standard. Kid’s are cool with the camera until they just aren’t anymore and then they let you know it. No big deal, just part of the routine baby shoot. So, I was pretty amazed at how easygoing little Riker was. He didn’t complain. Didn’t cry. Didn’t even notice me too much, making my job incredibly easy-peasy. And the cherry on top was that he was smiling the whole time! Stellar!

Happy birthday, little guy!

May this year be as happy and easygoing as you are.

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Angela and Jason

We cut it pretty close, but we were able to fit in a maternity shoot before Angela’s delivery! I’m so glad we did. During the shoot I kept thinking (and saying out loud), “You guys are so ridiculously good looking…it’s just silly.” They were both glowing! You can see the joy and excitement that overflowed from the anticipation for the arrival of their baby boy who was to be born literally at any time! Their love and connection is so sweet. I can only imagine how it will carry over to their little one. And I am so happy for how their hearts will grow when he finally arrives in that sacred moment. Everything will change. Love will, somehow, be better than they have ever imagined it could be. DSC_0471-2 DSC_0480 DSC_0486 DSC_0503-2 DSC_0509-2 DSC_0515 DSC_0523 DSC_0525 DSC_0528 DSC_0546 DSC_0549 DSC_0552 DSC_0554 DSC_0565 DSC_0567 DSC_0572 DSC_0596 DSC_0600 Ang AngJas  Big Dalton Canyon. Glendora, California

Amongst the Flowers: Baby Jane

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is when I get the opportunity to photograph kids over time. And one of my favorite subjects to photograph is the special bond between parents and their little ones. So, this session just makes my  day. Baby Jane just gets sweeter each time I see her.   It’s always a treat!
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Arlington Garden,  Pasadena CA

My Maternity Photos by Marisa Avramovich

I am…

really close to the finish line with this one.

I feel his every move.

Even his hiccups. 🙂

I’m so happy that Marisa took these shots this late in the game. It will be so nice to look back at how big my belly was and how cuddly Eliot was with his brother even before he made his grand entrance into the world. You can check out her work here:

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Our little baby’s due date is on Valentines Day. We are having a home birth so we are in heavy preparation mode just in case he comes early. And I am nesting like a crazy mama bird. He could arrive anytime. But as my midwife says, “Babies come out when they are ready,” So…I need to work on being still during this time of anticipation.

Lord, help me to be present for each breath you give me.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

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Jessie: Maternity Shoot

The countdown is on.

The Maron family eagerly awaits the arrival of their 3rd baby! What a joy it was to take some maternity photos and to celebrate with them. And how sweet to be able to do the shoot at Jessie’s parent’s home and to snap a few of mamma with her father.

So special.

Jessie, you are glowing!

Congratulations Jessie and Greg!

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Glendora, CA