Baby Zayn (Newborn Home Shoot in San Francisco)

Oh my, this little boy was all sweetness and light. There was so much love surrounding him that it was hard not to get pulled into that orbit. I had the honor of photographing Zayn's parents just before he was born and at that shoot I learned that they were not only were from my hometown of Houston, but they also grew up in the same subdivision (go Alief!) and mama-to-be went to my high school. Small world, right?! To add to my already long list of things I loved about this crew, papa's mom/Zayn's grandma was at our shoot and exuded so much warmth and character that I wanted to curl up and talk with her for hours and hours. Congratulations, L Family! And welcome to this wonderful world, Baby Zayn!!

Baby Soraya (Newborn Home Shoot in San Francisco)

It's been a minute since I shared any new photos here... I'm here now and quite happy to share images from a serene newborn shoot a few weeks back. On the newborn shoot topic, it's always so interesting to enter the home of a new family - everything feels sacred and broken open (in a good way). If I were more of a writer, I would make an ethnograph of San Francisco parents as they begin their journey. But I digress... This sweet trio seemed so comfortably cocooned in their little plant-filled oasis. Baby Soraya was all about deep-in-the-soul stares and intense cuddling. Mama and Papa were happy to hold her and stare right back. Welcome to the world, little girl!