Category Archives: Baby

Baby Paul

I know sometimes when you bring a new baby home to your other kids it can sometimes feel chaotic, trying to split attention, making sure everyone feels loved and seen. It can be a lot of pressure. I remember it well. Personally, I know,  being the 2nd born of three, it can be tough for a kid too. We still have the proof (letters I wrote to my mom) of how she ruined my life. Of course, now my little sister is one of my favorite people in the world.

The funny thing is that, for me, it’s such a peaceful and relaxed experience to walk into a newborn session. I love witnessing the moments of interactions of new siblings, I love how they ask for attention, and I love to give it to them and make them feel special. I kind of get to be a fly on the wall into a really intimate experience of moments. I think that’s why I get so attached to my clients: because I’m sharing and capturing these moments with you and they are SO important. I’m witnessing the strength of your love for each other and the joy that comes from being together. I’m witnessing what brings my life energy and light: Love.

 

*This session was shot exclusively on film.*

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Finnegan Frampton

He is finally here! Finnegan was born on April 13th. Welcome to this world, sweet boy. We already love you so.

You guys know Brendy as one of the creatives I love to work with. Incorporating her into our sessions adds so much detailed beauty through her warm inspired touch. By now she has turned into a really good friend as well. As this munchkin was growing in her we would get together and talk about being mothers, about being wives, about life and what our experiences have taught us, or what we hope they will. These kinds of relationships are invaluable to me. It’s so important to me to be able to relate to others on the great, amazing love in our life, and the challenge that drags us down some days in boredom, or comparison, or a fussy kid, or an irritated mind; whether it’s the day, or a phase, or something that persists, it helps to know we’re not alone in it. The day I sent her these final images was the 1st day she was alone with both of her boys. I remember feeling so accomplished on that day for me. I even vacuumed! I was in slight shock that I actually survived the day, but it built my confidence up. I recently read somewhere, “Mothering begins and never ends”. That’s 24 hours a day, non-stop until they get big kind of a job. With mother’s day coming up, I’ve been reflecting on the true gift motherhood has been for me and how I can’t (and even before I had kids, could never) have imagined myself without them. I also never could have imagined how beautiful and unique they would be and how the bits and pieces of Brad and I and our parents and siblings would come together to create a completely new and unique human.

I mean, wow.

Just so lucky, and sometimes too bogged down to feel it. But that’s ok. That’s motherhood. It’s perfect and messy and irritating and exhilarating.

One of my mama friends in my life posted this article to fb recently and I wanted to share it with all the mamas that may check in on this blog from time to time. I loved the relief I felt when I read it and my sister and I agreed, we’ll refer back to it on the days that are harder. To remind us to go easy and be in the moment.

Want to be a happy parent? Give up these 15 things to find joy.  by Carol Tuttl

xoxo

 

 

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Greyson Pace

You forget how tiny they are. Their little bodies melt into you. As I walked in the door, daddy handed baby to me. “Do you want to hold him?” Oh, the luxury of holding a newborn in my arms. I just love how it feels. I told them I can appreciate so much more the sweetness of this stage when it’s not my baby. I was too sleep deprived and anxious the first time around. I think that’s why it’s become easy for me to comfort newborns…. I have the skills left over from having my own, but the ones I’m soothing now I haven’t used all my energy on. I’m not trying to balance equal attention between kids, plus a photography job, and mommy work on top of it all. So, I have so much patience and time to relish in the moment. I love that. It’s amazing. Hats off to this mama who is gracefully learning how to juggle two babes now. She is a light and a love. She truly appreciates the art of photography, and after receiving her images wrote to me saying:

“Cassie, I am speechless over these pictures! I literally have tears in my eyes. You are such a talent and I’m beyond grateful to have found you. I love them, they mean the world to me.”

made.my.day.

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Sophie Francis | 6 days old.

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The peacefulness in the home really shows for me in these photos. I fell in love with the bright light and the character of their home immediately. All the little detail inside reminded me of the home I grew up in in Massachusetts. Mom and Dad were so calm as new parents–I was in awe of them. I love that smile on mama. So in love already. I shot a combination of film and digital images. So glad to meet this super sweet family. I’m excited to share these with them. xo

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Baby Agustin

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The Lovely Little Lenti

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The Perry Family

“and she loved a little boy very, very much  -even more than she loved herself.” -Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree 

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Baby Emme | Pleasanton Family Photography

Meet sweet little Emme. She is such a happy, mild mannered baby and so squeezable! I love her smile. I’m so glad I got to meet this sweet family. A big thanks to Magda for sending them my way!  Kelly & Joel are in love with their angel girl, as they should be. She is almost edible!

Thank you guys for a great shoot in your beautiful home.

 

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Todd Family | South Bay Area Family Photography | The Rose Garden

I loved this sweet session at the Rose Garden! Little Madelyn is just 3 months old and it was so fun to watch her take in all the stimulation. She’s unbelievably darling (she takes after her mama. Isn’t she gorgeous?! Her kindness makes her even more so.) What I loved most was getting to see how head over heals in love her mommy and daddy already are. That look in their eyes, those smiles, they are so genuine. It’s a precious part of life, the experience of loving something that is part of us. It’s so big and I absolutely love capturing it in photographs. I’m so glad to have had the chance to work with these awesome people. Thank you for a fun shoot. xo

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The Dimick Family | Los Gatos Family Photography

 It was so great to be introduced to the Dimick Family.

Noah is just 6 months and so small and sweet. I got to hold him! He’s like a feather compared to the 27-pounder that I hold everyday!

He has those baby blues too, and mom and dad are just enamored with him, as they should be.

Nothing compares to the joy a baby brings out in us.

Their first baby! And what a beautiful boy he is.

Enjoy a peek into our shoot together.

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