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!!
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!