east bay maternity session

Maisie's Newborn Docustyle Session // Berkeley, Ca

It was a cool overcast day as I headed out to Berkeley, Ca for a newborn docustyle session which I had been looking forward to for almost 2 months (since baby Maisie was born!). Alisen & Eric (mom & dad) had previously done a maternity session with me on a rainy/overcast day (see here), so it was fitting to have Maisie's newborn shoot on such a similar kind of day. Who needs the sun anyways? The light ended up being absolutely gorgeous in their home.

What's really amazing about these types of (docustyle) sessions is that we don't need to have newborns "cooperate" for the shoot. Honestly, that's silly to expect from newborns in general. Maisie wanted to eat almost the entire session and we still pulled off amazing content. The genuine love and realness that Alisen & Eric showed me was enough to make a gallery where even I cried while look through.

Besides wanting to eat on demand, Maisie's session consisted of a bath, spending time alone with dad and then with mom and even gave us the giggles when what we thought at the time was a blowout ;)

Details. Love. Interaction. And pure realness are what make such an amazing final gallery. Thank you Eric, Alisen & Maisie for welcoming me into your space and allowing me to document such a beautiful stage in your lives. ~K

Jon + Elle // Balboa Park Maternity Session : San Diego, CA

There's only one thing that makes me happier than when someone trusts my ability to capture such incredible life moments. When they trust me enough to have me travel for it! I had the pleasure of not only photographing Jon & Elle's wedding day a few years back, but again this past weekend to photograph their pregnancy.

I asked Elle what she loved about Balboa Park and why she chose for their session to take place there. She told me that because Balboa Park is so diverse looking, that she wouldn't regret shooting there. I think we pulled that off ;)

Thank you Jon & Elle for trusting in me to capture not only one huge life event, but two!! I can't wait to meet baby Melvin! ~K