My pregnancy bump 12 weeks to 32 weeks. My last bump photo. June 14 Bradley and I headed to urgent care early in the morning at Kaiser in San Jose. I had an abbess cause by a chronic skin condition I have called hidradenitis suppurativa, that needed to be looked at and was extremely painful. […]

SEO photographer education

SEO can be extremely overwhelming, and many times it’s hard to know where to start. I put together this blog to breakdown the basics of SEO for you as a photographer. Of course, there are tons of experts that can get into the nitty-gritty of SEO, but I wanted to provide simple and easy to […]

Pastel Rainbow Balloon Garland for gender reveal

http://socutephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gender-Reveal-Video.mp4 I also knew that they last awhile and started the day before the shoot. I think after all was said and done putting this rainbow balloon arch together took about 12 hours. My fingers were raw from tying all those balloons, and I may have cried a few times because I accidentally overfilled some […]

If you want that balloon garland look but don’t want to spend the time and effort that it takes to put it together, I’ve got a hack for you! Now balloon garlands aren’t actually that hard if you have all the right materials, but even the easiest ones can take some time if you want […]

newborn wrap swaddle prop vendor

One of the first things I do for a newborn session is wrap the baby. If there is an older sibling it’s easier for them to handle a wrapped baby, not to mention it keep newborns calm and content, and then I go through my work-flow from there. But there are a lot of other […]

photographer, monterey, wacom

Sizes: Small, Medium, and Large I have a small Wacom intuos pro and a small Wacom intuos. I got the pro first, but when I decided I was more productive if I edited outside of the house I got the small non-pro version and it works just as well. The only tradeoff is on the […]

There are a lot of different lighting scenarios you can use in your newborn photography. Most of the time when you like a photographer’s “style” it has a lot to do with their lighting setup. Most of these lighting styles can also be done with natural window light. The difference is instead of moving the […]

Thank you Quianna for these incredible announcement photos, and Brave and True Designs for our sign! When/How did you find out you were pregnant?   We’ve been trying to get pregnant for 3 years and at this point I was very used to taking pregnancy test, hoping for 2 lines, staring at it for a […]

The Talbott family is getting a new addition! Watch their touching video here about Corey’s journey.  I am so incredibly happy for them cause we had a very similar journey with miscarriage and infertility and I’m about 2 months behind her. I loved doing this gender reveal with Tydus and Ryatt, they are such sweet […]

https://youtu.be/8r_GtDqAWJo Do you ever get distracted working from home? I know I do! This simple setup covers everything you need to edit your photos on location. Whether you just need to get out of the house, don’t have an office space, are traveling, or you’re a wedding photographer and need to get some photos edited […]