A San Francisco Newborn Photographer

Capturing this magic (and exhausting) season in beautiful, unposed authenticity.

That first year of life

It is literally their first time around the sun. And every. single. day. is different.

You are tired, but you know this is a moment, and you know it will not last forever.

You want something to help you remember everything about today.

If you believe that everything about this season is beautiful – the joy, the wonder, and even those precious tears too – you are in the right place.

Welcome.

“The days are long, but the years are short. Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast.”

– Every parent I know

You’re in it, I’ve been there

My daughter Maggie (aka Magpie) was born in 2023. When I walk into a room and she looks at me with her lopsided grin, I know with certainty that there is no better feeling in the world.

But let’s be real, the first year has been an absolute rollercoaster. As the work-from-home-dad, I know intimately what it means to try and manage a home and a business and a life within the little spaces between the chaos.

I bring a sense of understanding to your photo session.

I also bring the knowledge that honest images are the ones that will mean the most to you in ten years. I am not into those weird newborn poses or putting your child in a basket of flowers.

I make pictures that will someday tell your child and your grandkids the story of this season for your family.

Man with newborn takes self portrait in the mirror.

In Home or Outdoors?

“Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness, and light into our lives.”

– Kartini Diapari-Oengider

Newborn Session Pricing

$1275

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are 90 minutes, usually at home, and we tell the story of what it means to bring a new life into your family.

What’s included?

50+ digital images

Free travel to Marin, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay

$100 print credit

Add Ons

Weekend – $100

Rush delivery – $200

Mom kisses newborn daughter's head while dad looks on.

First Year of Life

$2850

I speak from experience – very little gets done once your baby is born. Take a moment now to plan ahead (and save) with this great package.

Maybe the best part of this package is that I reach out to you a few months before each milestone and remind you to schedule. Payment is simple – 25% secures your reservation, then 25% is due ten days before each session.

What’s included?

Newborn session

Six month session

One year session

150+ digital images

$100 print credit

Next Steps

01

Get in touch!
It takes 60 seconds, just click below. Right away, we’ll get a date on the calendar.

02

Schedule a phone call at your convenience. This is your chance to ask questions and my chance to learn more about you.

03

Plan your session. We work together to choose the right time of day, then I share helpful tips about wardrobe how to prepare your home.

“With every newborn baby, a little sun rises.”

– Irmgard Erath

Ready to book your newborn session?

My calendar fills up fast. Summer, Fall, and weekends in San Francisco often book weeks in advance. Simply complete the form below and I’ll email you a scheduling link.

FAQs

The optimal time for newborn photos is 7 and 14 days after your baby’s birth. During this period, you’ve had a moment as a family to settle in, and babies are more alert and responsive, allowing us to capture their emerging personalities and genuine interactions with you and your family. 

3 weeks can still be great. I recommend scheduling before 2 weeks largely because some infants go through a period of baby acne from 2-5 weeks, but I also understand that every baby has their own timeline. Babies born early often go through this phase earlier in their lives, so often 4-5 weeks works better for them. We will create beautiful and meaningful images of your little one at any age.

The best time of day for an at home photo session is midday. This allows us to make the most of natural light and utilize various spaces within your home. 

I prioritize baby safety above all else. If parents are comfortable, I love incorporating siblings by having them hold the baby or capturing sweet moments together on the bed. 

Nope! I never pose babies, and I rarely even touch them. There are two reasons – I don’t want to get them sick, and I want these pictures to reflect your life with your baby, not some version of it that I invent.

I block off extra time for newborn sessions, so in the weeks leading up to your photoshoot you are often able to adjust the timing to fit your baby’s schedule. I also allow for a longer session duration to accommodate these needs. If your baby needs a feeding or even a quick nap, we take the necessary breaks. Your baby’s comfort and well-being are my top priorities.

Great question. Babies arrive when they arrive. And unexpected challenges are always possible. For a legitimate reason, I am always happy to reschedule a newborn session.