San Francisco Bay Area Maternity Photographer | Virginie & Charles

When Virginie called to inquire about a maternity session I was immediately in love. Yes, I admit that I am a sucker for a beautiful foreign accent and seeing as how both Virgine and Charles are from France I was in luck! They were expecting their first child, a baby girl, and wanted to document her pregnancy in one of the most beautiful places in the states- San Francisco. Both musicians, they asked if it was okay if they brought along a guitar for Charles and a microphone for Virgine (she's a vocalist). While I don't usually love props, I do love props that are deeply important to someone's story. Music is how they met, it's what they do as professions, and they are even naming their daughter Melody!

Yet again San Francisco didn't disappoint! It was a stunning, warm evening overlooking Sutro Baths and Lands End. The only bummer was that every other photographer in San Francisco seemed to agree that it was a great spot for photos because it was packed! I actually ended up outsourcing a few photos to have people removed from my background. While sometimes it doesn't bother me there were a few photos where I really wanted the focus to stay on Virginie and Charles.

I am happy to announce that their sweet baby Melody has been born and she is STUNNING!

Christina & Julian's Maternity Session - My last week in Seattle

In the 6 years that I've had this blog, this is the most behind I've ever been on blogging my sessions. I'm only 3 months back, so it could be worse, but I still feel bad. As I was preparing to post these images and looking at them one more time it really hit me...I can't believe we left Seattle. I can't believe that I may never visit Discovery Park ever again, much less live 1 mile from it and get to photograph clients there. It made me really, really sad. I spent so many beautiful evenings at Discovery Park so there are wonderful memories tied there. California is home, but my heart aches for Seattle and I miss it terribly. Christina and Julian rocked their maternity session. They were both so natural in front of the camera and we lucked out and got some sun at the very end (something I'm already taking for granted here in the Bay Area). The cool wind was blowing through Christina's hair and it all came together perfectly, one of my final nights in the Emerald City.

Their baby boy will have been born by now, so if you guys are reading, congratulations! We only spent an hour together, but I know that you are going to be amazing parents.

Melissa's Maternity Session | Cupertino Maternity Photographer

This was my very first session as an official Bay Area resident! Thanks to the referrals of a good photographer friend of mine, these first couple were actually booked BEFORE we landed in California. I thought it was fitting that my first session was for this family - they just relocated to Cupertino from Michigan one month before we moved. Melissa confessed that she was having a hard time adjusting - it was their very first move away from their home town. I remember how I felt when we left Sacramento for Riverside, and that was only an 8 hour drive...not a 4 hour plane ride. It's hard, but I hope that they can eventually feel at home here because the Bay Area has so much to offer. It was shocking to me just how warm and dry it was for their maternity session. Oh hey, that's right, I'm not in Seattle anymore! haha. There were mosquitos, the grass was pokey, and we were all sweating...but it was totally worth it. Their daughter was the sweetest and Melissa was positively radiant. As miserable as I make it sound, I left feeling like I was "home" - I missed all of those things because they are what I know. It feels so great to finally be back.