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 […]

Keira seemed so tiny to me but she was almost 9lbs! I think it might be because she was a long baby and all that 9lb goodness was stretched out. I gasped with excitement when I first saw her-all that hair! Usually babies that have a lot of hair have very dark hair but hers […]

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 […]

Baby Lucas cracks me up! He absolutely loves to dance and do the arm pump, and if Baby Shark comes on well it’s game time! Mom chose a Mickey Mouse theme for the cake smash, and actually made the cake. She did an incredible job! I usually warn people about doing dark or very saturated […]

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/