This Balboa Park newborn sleepy girl was such a delight to photograph. Yes, she slept the entire time but that’s just who she is right now. The parent’s lived in beautiful modern home and the mama clearly had a knack for interior design. I loved their bay windows at the front of the house. It brought in so much ambient light. The fog rolled in by the time we started their newborn shoot but with those big windows it didn’t matter.

This sweet newborn girl had such a cute nursery too. I loved the tree and bird wallpaper and the modern wooden crib. It was simple and so thoughtful. There were also accept pieces in the room themed around feminism. Girl power! Can’t start empowering girls too early these days. I just loved it.

The new parents were very laidback. I remember when I brought up something I had watched on TV the dad joked saying that maybe they should start watching more TV. I chuckled because I remember those days back when my own little boy was a newborn. We became completely disconnected from media – no time for that!

I always tell parents I have no expectations of their newborn during the shoot. I’m completely thrilled if they’re sleeping, awake or both (and everything in between). This little newborn girl slept so much that the parents were hoping she might open her eyes for a few shots. At the end of the shoot I said ok, if you really want photos of her awake go ahead and rouse her. Welp, all she did was whine and cry – and she didn’t even open her eyes while doing that haha. That’s a first lesson in parenting – your kids are who they are and will do what the want.

Enjoy these photos of this Balboa Park newborn sleepy girl.

Please contact me to book a maternity + newborn session.

asian mom holding newborn girl in arms with white dad wrapping his arms around herwhite dad and asian mom holding newborn girl in arms looking down at her smilingasian mom holding newborn girl close to chest standing near window at home with white husband embracing them asian mom holding newborn girl close to chest standing near window at home with white husband embracing themwhite dad and asian mom holding newborn girl in arms looking each other smiling asian mom holding newborn girl in arms with white dad wrapping his arms around her asian mom holding newborn girl in arms with white dad wrapping his arms around herasian mom holding newborn girl on her chest close-up of her face and newborn's back of head asian mom holding newborn girl close to chest standing near window at home asian mom holding newborn girl close to chest standing near window at home asian mom holding newborn girl close to chest standing near window at home asian mom holding newborn girl on her chest close-up of her face and newborn's back of headdad holding newborn girl in arms looking down at her standing near windowdad holding newborn girl in arms looking down at her standing near windowclose-up of newborn girl's head cradled in dad's arms close-up of newborn girl's feet cradled in dad's armsclose-up of newborn girl sleeping in dad's arms close-up of newborn girl's hand laying over her stomach close-up of newborn girl's hand laying over her stomachdad holding newborn girl in arms looking down at her while sitting in wire chair newborn girl curled up sleeping in dad's lap newborn girl curled up sleeping in dad's lapnewborn girl laying on white knit blanket yawning newborn girl laying on white knit blanket with arms over headBalboa Park Newborn Sleepy Girl laying on couch in swaddle Balboa Park Newborn Sleepy Girl detail of face Balboa Park Newborn Sleepy Girl laying on couch in black and white swaddleBalboa Park Newborn Sleepy Girl detail of side of faceclose-up of newborn girl's handBalboa Park Newborn Sleepy Girl in moms armsnewborn girl swaddled in green leaf print sleeping in crib newborn girl swaddled in green leaf print sleeping in crib newborn girl swaddled in green leaf print sleeping in crib newborn girl swaddled in green leaf print sleeping in crib newborn girl swaddled in green leaf print sleeping in cribfeminist children's books in nursery next to a cactus white dresser in nursery lamb clothing basket in nursery modern crib in nursery with bird and tree wallpaper and colorful rug colorful dotted rug in newborn nursery modern crib in nursery with bird and tree wallpaper and colorful rugasian mom holding newborn girl in arms smiling