My February travel took me back to San Francisco, no complaints. In fact, BREAKING NEWS: please hire me in the Bay Area, all the time, because then I get to spend time with these favorite people of mine. This baby. I can’t believe how much I care about her. A very surprising natural instinct kicked in the first time we met, that made my heart grow a little bit more to include her. I am the worst baby hog when she is around, and all I want is for her to lock eyes with mine and coo at me forever. I began to refer to her as madame Ellie. “Would madame desire a boob?” Yes, the answer is always yes.
Shane and Rachel’s apartment can be a little tough to shoot in. They have large open rooms with only one natural light source: sliding glass doors. The doors are fantastic but because the light is so one directional it can be a little harsh. Rachel has sheer white curtains hanging from them, which also creates a really beautiful ambient light at certain times of the day. This is when I usually shoot them at home. This trip, I just left my camera out on the counter, ready to go anytime something sweet or funny was happening. So I dealt with all of the lighting conditions their apartment has to offer. One evening during the harsher light time of day, I just decided to work with the shadows and ended up loving the results.
On my last morning, I got her naked and threw her on some sheepskin, because when it’s your niece you don’t care about cliches.
You can see her newborn session here, if you’d like!