Children Archive

Murietta Birth Photography – {Baby Jack}

I’ve been a little preoccupied this week with a new man in my life.  My best friend had a baby last Thursday and I am totally smitten.  I’m a little biased but isn’t he the cutest?

Jack William Michael Smoley
Born June 14, 2012 – 1:19pm
6lbs 13oz – 20 inches long

Birth Photography – {Kapri Grace}

January 25, 2012 – A couple weeks ago my good friend Eve gave birth to a beautiful little girl.  I was very lucky to have been invited to be there for her birth and capture the process.  This was the 2nd birth that I have photographed and I loved every minute of it.  The anticipation, the calm, the birth and the joy.  It’s extremely emotional.  Kapri arrived just after 3am after a (relatively) short labor for Eve.

Hope you enjoy a peek at the photos of Kapri’s birth.

Seattle Family Portraits – {The M Family}


Nikki is my college roommate and has probably made more appearances on my blog than anyone else!  I’ve been shooting her family since Addy was born!   They recently moved to Seattle and we were having trouble finding a time to do their family photos for the year.  We had given up when I found out I had a 6 hour layover on my way to Maui last month!  Voila!   They picked us up from the airport and took us to the adorable area near their home, in Fremont.  We wandered around the neighborhood and I drooled over all the beautiful Fall colors!

San Diego Newborn Photography – Baby Isabella – One Week Old

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to meet Shawntae and Mike’s brand new little girl, Isabella! I’ve known Shawntae for years, since I shot her best friends wedding years ago!   Their baby girl is adorable, barely making a peep as I rolled around on the floor next to her!  Their fur-baby Jax just had to jump in a few of the pics as well, since he is sharing the spotlight now! 😉

Hotel Del Coronado Family – The Cave’s Vacation

I had so much fun catching up with the Cave family when they came to So Cal for a vacation from Illinois!  Mom, Misti is my sorority sister from College!  I photographed the kiddos back in 2008 in Peoria. Wow they have grown so much!  As have I!  😉  Misti and Joe honeymooned on Coronado 10 years ago and brought the whole family back for some fun in the sun (and Disneyland!)



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