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One of my favorite things is to come full-circle with clients, and this session was exactly that! Two summers ago I took Melissa and Steven’s engagement photos (I was pregnant with Eliza at the time), the following summer I shot their wedding, and this spring they welcomed the sweetest little baby boy into their family! It’s so fun to document numerous milestones for clients, and so fun to watch their lives change and evolve over time!

I headed down to San Jose to photograph little Baby J when he was just over 2 weeks old. He is such a little hunk and his sleepy little newborn snuggles had me missing that sweet newborn stage. J’s nursery had the BEST lighting so we staying in there for most of the session, taking pictures of him in his newborn sleepy glory. And of course lots of photos of mom and dad getting their snuggle on with him.

This was my first time shooting film indoors and I am so excited about the results! I chose to shoot Portra 800 to allow some extra light to hit my film, and the photos turned out so beautiful and dreamy- and I still got those creamy film skin tones!

I adored the time I got to spend with the three of them, and am so grateful that they welcomed me into their home to capture this amazing milestone for them! I really loved taking some newborn photos for them! I’m looking forward to continuing taking their San Jose family photos as Baby J grows and changes, he already has changed so much since their session.

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