Silicon Valley may not be as urban as San Francisco (although, some places down there are!), but maternity – family photos in downtown Santa Clara is just as fun. During this expecting mom’s consultation, she said she wanted photos at a couple of places she and her husband used to frequent pre-kids. Now that they are expecting their second son, they loved the idea of showing where it all started. I’m sure photos taken here pre-kids included a beer in hand. But having a toddler to wrangle in one arm and your spouse in the other is even more special.
Their son is close in age to my son. By the end of the session I asked if they’d be willing to trade – just a few a little while, geez. He was so good! He listened, played and stayed near. I was so impressed. There wasn’t a single tantrum the entire day. Which for a toddler is pretty much the Golden Globes. I also want to mention that after we took photos downtown we headed to a beautiful meadow where he was equally as compliant. They did bring a friend to watch him which was a huge help. Because when baby boy needed to burn some energy he had an adult playmate to run in circles with (I think he may have literally ran in circles around the car in the parking lot, ha!).
I hope these ladies don’t mind me mentioning this, but I actually met this family through another family I photograph. They’re in-laws! AND the ladies were both pregnant at the same time. I think the babies will be about 2 months apart. Isn’t that just the best?! Their sessions were a little similar in that we shot at both an urban and nature location. And both families are drop-dead gorgeous. I guess genes really do matter! 🙂
On Friday I’ll be posting their nature portraits which are just, gah! Beautiful. So stay tuned.
The great thing about living in the Bay Area is one day I’m a Silicon Valley maternity photographer and the next a Walnut Creek maternity photographer.
*Playing catch-up on my blog posts for basically the next month, ha! More past sessions coming soon, keep an eye out for your favorites.
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