How I plan a newborn session: When I first started newborn photography, I didn’t have a studio. I did posed newborn photography in my clients home for 5 years…that’s right 5 years. While my SUV was always stuffed to the brim, I always made sure everything was planned out, so I could pack as “light” […]

Monterey Newborn Photographer

This workshop mentorship review  for Son Kissed Photography by Kristen Mackey is long overdue! I did my 1:1 hands on mentoring in September 2019 and now it’s March 2020. But better late than never right? At the time I’d been a full-time newborn photographer for almost 7 years. I felt very comfortable with the controls on my […]

I’m going to let you in on a little secret…99% of the time if you see a dog and a baby in one of my photos I have photoshopped them together. There are a couple reasons I do this. One, trying to get a good photo and control a baby and a dog at the […]

There is something about being in front of a camera that will make you immediately aware that you have hands and no idea where to put them. This is universally true. I would say at this point I should be pretty comfortable in front of the camera, but that lens is pointed on you it’s […]

Fall Mini Sessions are a great way to get updated portraits of your beautiful family! Plus, it’s never too early to think about what pictures you’re going to be putting on holiday cards. So get dressed up and make some memories! Mini Sessions are 30 minute total, including 5 minute at the beginning and end […]

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to update your family photos! The Holiday Special is a 1 hour session and includes 30 digital images for $450 (that’s a $100 discount from the regular price). You get to choose from the locations below and one of the available dates below. Times: available […]

Carly ended up being a 4th of July baby! Her parents are so in love with her is just melts my heart! You can see the final video here: https://youtu.be/6JRcsGEyvz0 Kite Maternity Session: http://socutephoto.com/salinas-golden-field-maternity-photo-session-kite-maternity/ Carly’s Sitter Session: http://socutephoto.com/salinas-baby-photographer-6-month-bay-carly/ Carly’s Ice Cream Themed Cake Smash: http://socutephoto.com/ice-cream-theme-cake-smash-baby-carly/

My goal for every newborn session is to create memories. We live in such a digital age that many time when people think about photo sessions all they think about is posting to social media, and I totally understand that. Social media is in fact social! You get to share your memories with family and […]

These two came from out of state for a little baby moon on the West Coast. Let me tell you, that Carmel light did not disappoint! It was the most perfect day, and there was hardly any wind (which for you locals you know is a miracle). I also found a little nook that over […]