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Getting started as a new photographer can be overwhelming, so I’ve put together some tips! These tips for new photographers are only a starting point, and each section could be an article on it’s own! I hope these little tips can help you navigate your start in the exciting field of photography! [Some links might […]

Tips For Photographers

Jan 28

30 Tips for New Photographers!

Infographic geared towards new beginner photographers showing how opening and closing the aperture will affect the depth of field
mom in salmon maternity dress stands in a field of yellow wildflowers

Spring in Walnut Creek means colorful hills speckled with wildflowers! From the yellow mustard flowers that pop up in late January / early February, to the orange poppies and blue lupine that spring up in later spring, I can’t think of many settings more perfect for a maternity photography session than wildflower fields! Scroll through […]

Family Photography, Maternity Photography

January 6, 2024

Wildflower Maternity Photos

Walnut Creek is covered in wild flowers in the spring, making it the perfect time for family or maternity photos. The hills are covered in yellow mustard flowers, orange poppies, and blue lupine! Last year mustard flower mini sessions were the incredibly popular and for a good reason! These are so unique to the Walnut […]

Family Photography, Maternity Photography

Jan 4

Mustard Flower Mini Sessions in Walnut Creek

a girl puts yellow mustard flowers in her sisters hair. they are in a huge field of wildflowers
3 siblings on a blanket. 2 sisters kiss the cheeks of their little brother.

So as a family photographer, I’m biased. Of course I think it’s a great idea to have family photos taken! You can even read about how I prepped my own family for our photos! But here, I interview a few other moms to find out why they chose to have family photos taken! “A little […]

Family Photography

November 13, 2023

Why (or why not) Get Family Photos!

When I was pregnant – awkward and clumsy – I wish someone had told me how to feel comfortable in maternity photos! Instead I stood there, full facing the camera, hands dangling at my side, and smiling uncomfortably at the camera. I promise, it doesn’t have to be awkward or uncomfortable. Your maternity photography session […]

Maternity Photography

Oct 11

How to Feel Comfortable in Maternity Photos

A spring maternity photography session with a mama in a field of wildflowers. She holds her belly and smiles softly. You can see the walnut creek open space behind her featuring mount diablo.

Three great looks to consider for your fall family photoshoot outfits, and why I love them for your photography session! These looks were all put together as inspo for fall mini sessions in the redwoods in Oakland, CA, but they are really quite versatile and would look great in a meadow, surrounded by mountains, or […]

Family Photography

September 28, 2023

Fall Photoshoot Moodboards – Outfits for the Family

So you want to take maternity photos… Once the wild ride of the first trimester comes to an end, you might start noticing your growing belly! Around this time is common to start thinking about how you’d like to document your pregnancy. Not to try to make a pregnant gal cry, but this time is […]

Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography

Sep 27

Planning Maternity Photos in Walnut Creek

Toddler hugs moms leg during her maternity photography session

I’m going to share my top three tips for a great family photo session with toddlers AND how they were used in my own recent family photography session! First of all, toddlers are actually my favorite age to work with. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old of my own, so I […]

Family Photography

September 13, 2023

3 Tips for a Family Photo Session with Toddlers

What is a Mommy and Me mini session? Just like it sounds, a mommy and me mini session is a short and sweet session that’s celebrating motherhood in all its forms. These are short sessions where I will meet you in a beautiful East Bay location and document you and your babies just as you […]

Family Photography

Mar 14

Mommy and Me Mini Sessions in Walnut Creek

mom and toddler in a large field of yellow wildflowers
A mom and dad walking down a trail in the hills.

First Things First… Before we get into the outfit tips, there’s a few things that should be in place. First, make sure you have chosen a photographer whose style you love. There are so many factors that go into choosing a photographer – there is so much talent in the Walnut Creek area, let alone […]

Family Photography

February 8, 2023

5 Outfit Tips for Fall Photo Sessions