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My baby boy turned 3 years old today. We were both pretty excited about it. He made me retell the story of his birth like five times this morning. “And then, you were kicking in mommy’s belly – which was HUGE – and trying to get out. The doctor told me to push, PUSH and then out you came.” Gesturing at my crouch. His face looked like whhhaaatttt?! And then he’d ask me to retell it again. Because real life is so much more scifi than fiction.

We had a small birthday party last weekend. Just cousins and his best toddler pals to celebrate. Because, as you might notice in one of the photos below, we still have no furniture since our move. And, if I’m super honest – I’m just tired so I wanted something a little low-key but special for his day.

For months he’s been asking for a guitar. So, we decided to get him one for his 3rd birthday. I researched on Amazon and found one that was perfect for him. It came in about 20 different colors. We let him pick which color he wanted. We went through all the colors online: blue, navy blue, yellow, orange, black, bright pink… “Bright pink mama. I want BRIGHT PINK!” So that’s what he got. And he’s rockin’ it!

Love my little musician.

Oh, I threw in a photo I snapped of my husband because he looks hot. Enjoy yourself! 😉

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I loved working with this gorgeous Hillsborough couple expecting a baby boy for their maternity photos. Aside from that fact that they are great friends of mine and my husband, I think their portraits turned out gorgeous. And I’m not just saying that because they’re a gorgeous couple but it does help. Their baby boy is going to be such a little handsome dude too, eek.

They moved into a new home in Hillsborough and wanted to shoot at a location nearby. I immediately knew of the perfect location in their neck of the woods that was “country” looking-inspired per the mama’s request. As soon as we walked out onto the trail, the mama pointed to an old knobby tree that was standing along on the mountain range and instantly fell in love with it. We spent a good amount of time with that amazing tree taking photos. I had to assure the mama we took plenty. And I totally got it – that knobby old tree was just everything.

I loved the pink sheer long dress the mama purchased from SewTrendy.com. It looked especially beautiful with the light filtering through it. And I love being able to see the outline of the baby bump when that happens. I should mention that this session was photographed back in the winter (yup – still playing catch-up on my sessions!). So you’ll notice the cool light and the cool ground. I loved how muted all the colors and the scenery was. The ground almost looked frosted, but it was actually just long grass that had grayed from the cold.

I’m overjoyed for my beautiful friends and their pregnancy. They’re going to be such amazing parents. If their newborn boy is even an ounce as fabulous as his mom and dad he’ll be blazing trails in no time.

Enjoy these portraits of this Hillsborough couple expecting their baby boy.

*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.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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Remember in my last post, “Silicon Valley Maternity Photographer, Urban Family Photos,” when I promised that this family’s pregnancy photos in the meadow were divine? Well, now you can see the amazingness for yourself! I want to mention this session was photographed way back during winter (I know, I know I’m a slacker!) which is why the light looks so cool. I love it! I love working year round in different seasons because each has it’s own unique light. Now, you might be asking if mama was freezing in her beautiful sequin dress. The answer is yes, she was. My mama’s go all out! Also, this was their first professional photography session. They didn’t have maternity portraits taken when mama was pregnant with her son so I felt like she really brought it.

As you saw in my last post, we went from urban (ish) downtown photos to nature. Pregnancy photos in the meadow turned out to be my favorite from this session. The cool winter light, mama’s beautiful long flowy dress with the gold sequins and we even had a view of the cityscape. A pretty amazing spot for sure. Such a gem with views like this. We were planning on taking a short hike up the mountain but because we were running out of daylight we stayed near the parking lot. And it worked out beautifully.

Again, their toddler son was so good. He did tire out towards the end. But again, it just worked out great because I was able to take portraits of the parents connecting and laughing. They reminded me of high school sweethearts. Which is the best! I love their spark and smiles. So much love in this family.

*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.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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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.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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Remember this gorgeous couple from their “Urban and Glamorous Photos in the Mission” and “Pregnancy Photos at Golden Gate Bridge Beach“? Well, they’re back! But now they have a little newborn girl in tow to complete their beautiful family. I should also mention, in addition to giving birth to this adorable girl, they also moved into a new amazing house in San Francisco. I know, expecting parents do the craziest things. Even though they seemed pretty settled by the time I met their newborn girl, they had contractors coming and going while I was there. I have no idea how some parents do it. For the first year of my son’s life I felt like I was living in a fog. Let lone being required to make major house decisions with a newborn. Mad props to them. This parenting thing isn’t easy but boy do they make it look easy!

I think my favorite photo from this session is the first one post below. It’s just… well… it’s just perfect. I’d enlarge that image and frame it in my house in a nanosecond. You’ll also notice one portrait of baby girl wearing her traditional Indian clothing and jewelry. She’s a fashionista at just days old! Love it so much.

There were so many adorable and memorable portraits from this newborn session I just put them all in here. She was so sweet the entire time and the parents were just dotting over her.

My advice for this family? Never lose that spark and deep admiration that you have during baby girl’s first days home. I’m so thankful to have captured it.

*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.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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Terrible twos, shm-errible twos. Two-year-olds get a bad rap. So do gangsters. Which many parents might argue the parallels between the two. But I’m going to be focusing on the merits of why two-year-olds are awesome. Why am I celebrating two-year-olds? Because my son will be turning three years old in a few short weeks and all I keep thinking about is how awesome this past year has been and how much more awesome things keep getting. My maternal grandma has a saying though which is, “Don’t brag on your kids because as soon as you do they’ll embarrass you.” Which is why I waited to write this until right before my son’s third birthday. I certainly didn’t want to jinx the good times. Read on to learn why the terrible twos are actually awesome.

Here’s five reasons why two-year-olds are awesome:

1. Dancing Machines: They jig and dance to anything that sounds like music. I love glimpsing my son dancing in his car seat to literally anything I put on the radio (confession: I only listen to his toddler music in the car so maybe that’s why). Or, have you ever seen a toddler dance to kitchenware being banged together? Their standards are so low I feel like I’m Beethoven when I’m banging out Twinkle Twinkle on his xylophone. By now, most parents know of the wonderful benefits of music. Such as accelerated brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills. So ya, I’m all in with this music and dancing thing. Let the bells ring!

2. Cuddlers and Sometimes Smothers. They love to snuggle and cuddle. No one told me that toddlers love to cuddle so much. Curling up with your toddler is like sleeping with a domesticated wolf. It feels amazing to be so close to them but you’re not entirely sure they won’t bite your face off if you fall asleep. Yet for some reason you always take the risk. Sure, sometimes in the morning when I snuggle with my little man and I decide it’s time to get up he’ll get all prison guard on me. And ya, I steal kisses when he rejects them or worse, when he slaps my face away. But man, toddlers are such lovers. As a bonus, I read a study that links adults who experienced “sensitive, non-controlling caregiving,” aka cuddles, as toddlers as being less anxious about their attachment to partners (ie: I worry that my partner doesn’t care about me) and are able to share their feelings more easily as adults. So boom! Bring on the cuddling.

3. Opinions on Errthang. I love that my little guy has an opinion on everything. He doesn’t hesitate. He’s like, “I want the pink guitar,” “I don’t want to eat spinach,” “I want to wear my orange socks.” Yes, it can be trying too. With all these opinions being spewed at me all day long. But generally speaking I love people who are decisive. I just never realized that I’d enjoy that trait in a toddler. I personally spend why too much time waffling between options. Whereas toddlers seem to know pretty much instantly what their stance is. It’s refreshing.

4. They Have a Brain! I noticed that as my son got older, especially when he transitioned from infancy to toddlerhood, he actually had a brain and was using it. Gone were the zombie baby days where he’d bonk into a wall or climb up a chair and fall off and then zombie walk back into the wall. Now I get to observe him making connections and conclusions, remembering events and people. Seeing him explore the world around him and making daily discoveries is exciting for me as a parent. His latest thing is playing catch or kicking a ball. I love getting to interact with him in a bigger way. I feel that I now have a two-way relationship and it’s continuing to grow and bud every day.

5. They Still Nap. My boy is a napper. I’m sorry to brag about this. But it’s true. The boy can nap. I feel really lucky because I know not all toddlers/infants nap well. I will say I worked my butt off when he was a baby for the perfect nap schedule. And I did so at the determent of my own social calendar. But, dang – I love having that down time daily. Me being a nap fanatic combined with my son’s natural tendency to want to nap worked out in my favor. Anyways, napping is awesome for everyone. Him, me – me, me, me. A couple months ago we hit a nap strike. I was flabbergasted and scared our arrangement was coming to an end. People kept suggesting that maybe he was ready to drop the nap. Um, no. I get that some two-year-olds stop napping early, but it’s a very small percentage. Fortunately, I stuck it out and played around with his sleep schedule and he’s back to napping. Sure, the days of his amazing marathon naps are over. But I’ll take any type of nap over no nap. I read that over 50 percent of toddlers stop napping sometime around four years old (noooooo!). I’m going to enjoy the nap and squeeze every last nap I can for as long as he’ll let me. Long live napping!

These are five good reason to argue that the terrible twos aren’t so terrible – but are pretty awesome. Let’s get real though, sure, my son really pisses me off sometimes. Like the time he poured Dr. Bronner’s liquid hand soap all over our newly re-finished hardwood floors. Or when it’s bedtime and he refuses to go to sleep and demands water, then hugs, then potty – argh! But really, all these small things are just small. My stretches of joy far outweigh the rants. And sure, it’s a bit of a roller coaster. Weeks of being all Skittles and rainbows followed by weeks of angst and then repeat, repeat, repeat. But overall, when I review the past year all I remember is awesomeness. I dunno, maybe I’m doomed for the “threatening threes” since the twos have been so magical.

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Age 41, this Marin mama shares her pregnancy story of heartbreak and joy on her journey to being a mother of two. She birthed her first child, a son, at age 37. Conceiving was easy and other than morning sickness her pregnancy and delivery was an easy process. But a couple years later when she and her husband decided to try for a second child the experience was completely different.

“At my first prenatal appointment, there was no heartbeat. I was stunned. The possibility of miscarriage hadn’t really occurred to me. Until then, I didn’t know that miscarriage was not only a possibility but, now at 40 years old, a likelihood,” said Marta. “It was a very emotional experience for me and my husband (and our families).” These are some of the very real and heartbreaking facts when over 40 and pregnant.

Marta realized having gone through pregnancy and miscarriage that she more so than ever wanted to have another child. For her son to have a sibling. So, her and husband conceived again a few months later. This time, they received good news – the fetus had a heartbeat. However, the fetus was measuring small. A few weeks later at an ultrasound appointment, the doctor confirmed what Marta feared most: the fetus no longer had a heartbeat. Dealing with a second miscarriage within six months was devastating. “My husband and I agreed soon after that we’d try one more time as neither of us could bear the physical and emotional pain of many more miscarriages,” said Marta.

pregnant after 40 years old mom holding toddler son and hugging him while standing in a field with long grass wearing a long white dress“When it was time to start trying again, I spoke to the universe and simply said that if I was meant to be a mom to two children and if we’re meant to be a family of four, that it had to happen in this pregnancy because this was going to be the last time we’d try to have a baby,” said Marta. “I truly released my expectations and hopes, and trusted that the universe would show us what our family was supposed to be.”

The universe indeed decide they were to be a family of four and blessed them with another pregnancy. This time, the fetus was growing and thriving as expected. “When my son was born, I thought it was the closest thing to magic that must exist,” said Marta. “But the experience and process of losing two pregnancies, and now being eight months pregnant, eagerly anticipating a little girl, has clarified for me that birth is truly a miracle. By the time we’re born, we’ve already won a whole series of life’s lotteries!”

How does it feel to be over 40 years old and pregnant? “Waiting to have children until my 40’s has empowered me by making me a better mom. I’m ready. I have more life experience, I have a partner in life, we’re financially secure, and I have more self awareness and emotional intelligence,” said Marta. “By spending the first 37 years of my life focused on myself, my career, my friends, interests, and my marriage, it allows me to focus my 40s on being a parent. As a result, the sacrifices that naturally come with being a parent don’t feel as much like sacrifices to me because I’ve already lived so much of my life for myself and my own interests. I’m ready and able to dedicate myself to being a great mom.”

Her best advice to mom’s considering pregnancy after 40 years old is, “There are pros and cons for having a baby at any age so there’s little point in focusing on age. The bigger picture is about being a parent!”

Empowered by Living in the Bay Area

pregnant women standing in field showing belly looking over her should for pregnant after 40 projectIn some ways, Marta feels that living in the Bay Area has empowered her to be a mom in her 40’s. “I do believe living in the Bay Area, where there is a greater population of older parents, certainly made me feel less concerned about my age,” Marta said. “That’s very clear to me, particularly when I compare myself to most high school peers (from a small, rural town in Oregon) whose children are in high school or even college. Heck, some of my former classmates are already grandparents and here I am just having my second child! When I think of it this way, I suppose the Bay Area in general empowered me.”

What do you think about being pregnant after 40 years old? I’d love to hear. And please, feel free to share your own motherhood story. 

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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This San Jose newborn girl and big sister were simply the cutest little pair. Big sister was all smiles when I walked in the door. She was excited to introduce me to her new baby sister.

The first time I met this family was for their maternity session. It was photographed in the home in San Jose. It also happened to be one of the hottest days down there. I recall hearing lots of laughter and slashing in their complex pool. The day of the newborn photo session, was the complete opposite. It was stormy and raining – the skies were dark grey in the middle of the day. The only light I could shoot in was right on the corner of their master bed. We also used this room for their maternity portraits, but the light was very different that day.

Everyone cuddled up in the small piece of light on the bed and coo’ed at newborn baby girl. Baby girl was really a sweetheart and so cute! She had a sweet little dimple on her cheek when she smiled too. In fact, I got lucky and captured a sweet portrait of her smiling with that big dimple showing.

I so loved meeting and being this family’s photographer for both their maternity and newborn milestones. So much love and joy in the house.

Be sure to see this mama’s maternity photos, “Autumn Baby Girl Due San Jose Maternity Photographer.”

Enjoy these portraits of newborn girl and big sister plus mom and dad!

*Playing catch-up on my blog posts for basically the next month, ha! This past fall season followed by the holiday season took a toll on me keeping my blog updated. More past sessions coming soon, keep an eye out for your favorites.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

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If you haven’t seen the urban pregnancy photos taken in the mission and with the downtown cityscape, be sure to see those here: “Dubai Couple Travels to San Francisco for Maternity Photos” part one.

*Playing catch-up on my blog posts for basically the next month, ha! This past fall season followed by the holiday season took a toll on me keeping my blog updated. More past sessions coming soon, keep an eye out for your favorites.

**Hair and make-up by the ever lovely Vani Leon.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

Enjoy part two of: “Dubai Couple Travels to San Francisco for Maternity Photos.”

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I was thrilled when this gorgeous couple contacted me from their home in Dubai about being their photographer for their maternity photos. They were flying to the Bay Area to visit family and decided it would be fun to have their portraits taken here in beautiful San Francisco. Working with clients from around the world is so fulfilling! For example, they said wanted some urban photos in San Francisco. We headed down to the murals in the Mission. And while we’re walking around they’re taking photos with their iPhones and really soaking it in. It gave me a moment of realization that hot-dang! all of us Bay Area people live in a really beautiful city.

As mentioned, they wanted urban photos in the city so we headed to the Mission and walked down an alley decorated with graffiti. I loved the wine color dress the mama wore. It looked amazing against the pink graffiti wall. And her husband rocked the leather jacket and glasses! They looked amazing.

We then drove to a vista point that had a view of downtown San Francisco for cityscape photos. The pregnant mama changed into the floral dress and paired it with sophisticated pearls. I love the mix of soft-romantic and the urban cityscape in the background.

Our journey continued down the bay. I’ll be sharing those photos in the next post so keep an eye out!

*Playing catch-up on my blog posts for basically the next month, ha! This past fall season followed by the holiday season took a toll on me keeping my blog updated. More past sessions coming soon, keep an eye out for your favorites.

**Hair and make-up by the ever lovely Vani Leon.

Please contact me to book your maternity session + newborn session.

Here are the photos folks: “Dubai Couple Travels to San Francisco for Maternity Photos”

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Dubai Couple Travels to San Francisco for Maternity Photos

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