I love meeting families as they welcome the arrival of a new baby. Besides the fact that photographing newborns is my absolute favorite, I feel so honored to share in this special time for families–filled with wonder and love. Each little baby is so small, unique and precious in his or her soft, curled-up newness. I love to document this fleeting period of time with photographs that you can come back to again and again as your child grows–to recall how tiny and new your child once was, and how it felt to welcome him or her to your life.
I believe that creating amazing newborn portraits requires patience, lots of experience with babies, constant attention to baby’s comfort and safety, and keen sensitivity to how best to highlight his or her natural beauty. I use color, light and carefully selected props to enhance and give variety to your portraits. In general, I aim for a look that is simple and elegant, and prefer to take a “less is more” approach by using props to complement, but never overwhelm your baby’s natural and adorable self. If parents and siblings are willing to be in photos with baby, I highly encourage it. I think that a mix of posed and lifestyle images makes for wonderful representation of this period of time.
It is a great pleasure to reacquaint with a child as his or her personality blossoms. When I photograph older babies and kids, I love to highlight the spirit, expressions and mischief that kids reveal when they are being themselves. My goal is to encourage them to play and let their real smiles shine. I also love to capture the looks shared between family members and their interaction. My style favors a look that is natural, comfortable and honest. Whenever possible, I photograph using natural light.
As a newborn and child photographer, I am fortunate to spend time with terrific families and children. I love the process of creating your portrait art and the way my clients gradually become friends. I hope that I will have the opportunity to meet you soon.
I am proud to be a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.
Before becoming a photographer, I was a practicing pediatrician for 14 years, until I made the tough decision to leave my wonderful practice to become an at-home mother and devote more time to our two happily rambunctious kids. I also used that additional time at home to indulge my passion for photography. I dedicated myself to trying to capture those looks on my kids’ faces that touched my heart and those expressions that seemed to epitomize their personalities. Gradually, as I began to photograph the children of friends, I realized that the joy and challenge of photographing children was something that I wanted to live every day.
Thanks to the support of my wonderful husband, children and friends, I am fortunate to be doing what I love best — being with kids and capturing their precious moments.