A day in the life.

  This photo makes my belly look bigger than I think it is, but it is growing.  Only 8 or nine weeks left now.  And how nice were those warm days we had in the Bay Area a few weeks ago?  Felt so good to sit out for a bit a get some vitamin D.  So I thought I’d compare my life this time around versus last time I was …continue…

We’re having a . . .

First off I have to thank Caroline at Coeur de La Photography.  We had an absolutely wonderful time taking these photos a few months ago. I would absolutely recommend her for your family photos, wedding photography, engagement photos . . . if you need a photo I would recommend.  She and her husband (can they be any cuter?) were so great with both Jackson (who was his typical almost 2 year …continue…

Portraits: A summary of past portrait sessions

We are getting really excited for our first Portrait Day on Saturday.  We are gathering all different kinds of items to help make everyones’ photos memorable, and fun for the kids. Who doesn’t love to play with new toys they haven’t seen before? We are pretty much booked solid all day, but we will definitely be holding another weekend in the fall for all those families, couples, pets who couldn’t …continue…

Maternity Photos with Edyta!

(all images courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography) Four years ago, Edyta photographed my wedding.  We quickly became friends through the wedding planning and have grown closer over time.  Normally she sends portrait business elsewhere, but as a friend and former bride she graciously agreed to take some photos to document my pregnancy, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! We started out in my apartment to get a couple “at home” …continue…

First Trimester Style Board

A little late for me, but back when my baby bump was a mere mini-mound, Jessi made a style board for some first trimester apparel inspiration.  This would be a perfect look for fall, don’t you think? 1.  Draped Surplus Jacket from Anthropologie 2.  Maternity Cowl from Old Navy 3.  Jeans from Gap 4.  Bag from Moop 5.  Shoes by Toms from Nordstrom 6.  Bracelet from Anthropologie Thanks Jessi!  Love …continue…

The South in the Summer

(image found here) My husband and I are heading to Nashville for a wedding in August, and decided to piggyback a babymoon onto it.  After brainstorming many locations, we realized it would be much more economical to combine our babymoon with the trip we are already taking, instead of going on a completely separate trip.  We’ve both wanted to see a new part of the country, and the wedding provided …continue…

My Favorite Things: Laura

Laura submitted a few of her favorite things for kids and pregnancy.  One of her favorite photos is pictured above, her oldest (3) meeting her little sister and examining her tiny fingers.  So cute.  I have to agree that #2 came in handy for my back as well even as early as 20 weeks.  An I need to look into #1 now that we are starting solids, it can get …continue…

We’re pregnant! [a year ago]

Now don’t go getting all excited — nobody’s pregnant! I was just thinking back on last year and how we were just telling our families that we were pregnant. A year isn’t so long, but it feels like ancient history now.      Proud grandmothers. This time last year I was on my way to becoming a mom.  Jackson was more than a twinkle in our eyes at this point, …continue…

Lee Family Portraits, Part II

As promised, here is Part II of the Lee family portraits!  As a recap, I photographed this beautiful family last Saturday at Crissy Field in San Francisco.  Alisha is 39 weeks along with her second, and we spent a few hours hanging out at the beach capturing pictures of her and her growing family. We had to keep chasing the sun (it was setting and we kept getting caught in …continue…

Bump Day: Erica @ 18 Weeks

Well, I know we’re in a bit of a time warp still since Erica has already had the baby, but I figured we might as well continue to watch Erica’s bump grow. Here Erica was 18 weeks along, and we headed to the Mission to take this next set of photos. It was barely obvious she was pregnant, but her radiance gives her away. How stunning is she in the …continue…