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It’s the bane of every parent of a newborn.    How to get enough sleep!  As any new parent knows, sleep is precious!  Between the feedings, diaper changings, dealing with other children, and household chores, when do you get to sleep???  As a professional newborn photographer, I see many exhausted sleep deprived parents.  Making sure that […]

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Tips for Sleep Deprived Parents

Newborn

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Newborn care When I was pregnant, all I wanted was to meet my baby. And then the day finally came, we were walking out of the hospital, and the minute I stepped into our house with that little infant, I felt terrified. I doubted myself and asked myself how was I supposed to know when […]

Newborn Care Tips /Orange County Newborn Photography

Newborn

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Six Tips for How to Prepare for Your Family Photo Session Does the thought of scheduling a family photo session make you feel uncomfortable?  What to wear?  Will the kids behave?  Where should the photo shoot be held? Family photo sessions are a special event, and we want everything to go smoothly.  Here is a […]

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Family Photo Session Preparation

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Pregnancy is a time to celebrate! There are so many changes happening inside your body, and it’s beautiful. I love that you’re looking into capturing these moments in studio photos with me. As a professional maternity photographer in Orange County, my job is to help you create the best maternity memories possible. Maternity Studio Photo […]

3 Benefits of a Studio Maternity Photo Session

Maternity

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Before You Book a Newborn Photography Session… So, you’re having a baby soon (or you just had a baby), congratulations! Now it’s time to start thinking about capturing all those precious newborn moments. But before you hire a photographer, there are a few things you should consider. Here are 7 questions to ask before you […]

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7 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Newborn Photographer

Newborn

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Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and book your summertime family photo session! The warmer weather and longer days provide ample opportunity to capture some beautiful memories. In fact, some of the best family photos are the ones that capture natural moments and personality. When everyone is relaxed and having […]

Summertime Family Photo Session Tips

Family

A milestone photography session is a photo shoot that captures a significant event or achievement in your child’s life. This can be anything from graduating to the next grade level to my personal favorite, celebrating a baby’s first year.  Milestone photo sessions are a great way to commemorate these special moments and preserve them for […]

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Making Your Child’s Milestone Photography Session Special

Family, Newborn

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For many families, their first ‘baby’ was one with four legs and a wagging tail. Your pup may have been the center of your home as long as it’s been part of your family. Now your family is growing, and you’re getting ready to bring home a newborn. There are several ways to safely include […]

How to Safely Include Your Dog in Photos

Family

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If you’re thinking about having a pregnancy photo shoot, here are some tips from an Orange County maternity photographer (ME!) to help make sure your photos turn out beautifully. #1 – Location Pick a location that has meaning to you. It could be somewhere you and your partner love to go on dates, or maybe […]

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7 Pregnancy Photo Shoot Tips from an Orange County Maternity Photographer

Maternity

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Newborn Photography Captures Growth As a professional newborn photographer, I know that when your child is considered a newborn in the first four weeks of life, they make astonishing changes. They grow and fill out, their skin changes color and becomes less transparent. They grow at an amazing rate, adding as much as an ounce […]

Why Hire a Professional Newborn Photographer vs. Using Your Cell Phone

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