A San Jose Rose Garden Maternity Session | Rachel + Kevin | San Jose, California

I can still remember standing on the beach in 2013 in Destin, Florida with Rachel and Kevin for their engagement session and Rachel saying, “it’s a shame we are getting married in California.” To which I replied, with enthusiasm, “I’LL … Continue reading

The Savereno Family: Thanksgiving 2015 | Penn State University | State College, Pennsylvania

Any time that I am home in Pennsylvania, I make every effort to get to State College to see these sweet cousins of mine, especially now that we live all the way out here in California. Ever since little Ali … Continue reading

Melissa: Maternity Session | Fort Morgan, Alabama

When Melissa wrote to tell me that she + Jason were expecting + that they wanted me to do their maternity photos, I was over the moon! I just love hanging out with this sweet little family! Last weekend, I met them at their resort in Fort Morgan, Alabama for this gorgeous photo session. Melissa knows exactly how to rock the camera and makes my job a breeze! We started out with a few photos of Melissa + her little bump – they have chosen to keep the baby’s gender a surprise until the birth, which I think is so much fun! All the anticipation – I can’t wait to find out myself! Enjoy this lovely session!
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Then it was time for a quick outfit change + for Miss Tansley to join in on the fun! She’s gotten so big since last September, constantly chatting and still loving to eat the sand. She is such a little sweetheart and you can definitely tell how much she loves her momma!

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 I just love these next images of the whole family!
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One of my favorite things about working with toddlers are the unexpected moments that arise throughout the shoot. I usually keep some bloopers for my clients, but these were too cute not to share.
First up, a “hug” for momma:
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I was setting Melissa + Jason into the pose, when suddenly we had a photo bomb, complete with Mommy’s necklace!
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And my favorite… This is was happened when I posed Melissa on Jason’s lap – you can totally see Tansley’s thought process! Love it!!
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