One Year Old San Francisco Home Lifestyle Portraits

This family had just moved from overseas to San Francisco and was starting over completely from scratch in furnishing their home. They were a little concerned that the mostly unfurnished rooms would be too empty for lifestyle portraits, but I was sure we could make it work. As it turned out, the simplicity of their little home worked out perfectly! They had only a kitchen table, a bed, a shelf for the baby’s toys, and a wide expanse of beautiful wooden flooring for the baby to crawl about on. A perfect setting for this photographer!

Prior to my arriving, Mom had put together a few outfits for the baby that she thought might photograph nicely and laid them out for me to go through. Included in the outfits was this cute pair of purple overalls that were Mom’s when she was a baby! Well, of course that had to be the first outfit worn for the photos! I adore overalls on babies and I love when we can include multi-generational elements in a family’s portrait session. It adds just that extra little bit of sentimental value to the photos.

Oh, those sweet, little toes!

Caught making a mess, haha! I was told that every day she would pull all the books off the shelf and read them each, one-by-one. What a little bookworm!

I love her sweet little face with those round cheeks and long lashes! When I had first walked into the house at the beginning of the session and was introducing myself to the family, this sweet little thing flashed me the CUTEST grin and held her arms out to me to be hugged! Melt my heart!

Hanging out on the family bed. That colorful patchwork quilt made such a lovely splash of color in these otherwise minimalistic photos. Such a beautiful setting for her portraits!

I love this wooden giraffe by Melissa and Doug! Simple, wooden toys make the sweetest photo props!

Peeking out the window to watch the birds chirping and flying by was a favorite past time of this little one. How precious is she, up on her tiptoes, just barely able to see out the window. So tiny! I love how the window light accentuates those sweet, round cheeks!

For the last half of the session, we decided to take a walk to Mission Dolores Park and let the baby crawl around and play outside for a bit. What a fun playground this was with such a beautiful view! Baby girl loved flying in the swings!


Windswept hair!

All those teeth at just thirteen months old! And such beautiful eyes!

The baby needed a little nursing session while we were at the park, so we captured a few photos of that as well. I love doing breastfeeding portraits and seeing that sweet bond between mom and baby!

I’m now booking for spring sessions in Sacramento, the Bay Area and elsewhere in northern California. Shoot me an email at to get your spring portraits on the schedule. I’d love to photograph your family!

Jennifer L Omg I just adore all these photos of the gorgeous baby girl. Love how you captured her joy.
Gail Harrison Not only are there the beautiful photos, the darling toes, the intimate family touches, the child's personality, but the photographer shares her heart towards her photography subject.
cait these are simply GORGEOUS photos and such a dream to have now! so glad you were able to share such a wonderful photographer!