san francisco newborn lifestyle 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