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.
I have a pretty good feeling there will be a lot of Ellie photos in the future, so she got her own category.
You can see her newborn session here, if you’d like!
I honestly want every single one printed. I die over and over. Thank you, thank you for these beauties. I love how she has her own category. Perfection. She loves her Auntie so much and so do we.
the wink. shut up. really love these photos, thanks for sharing ellie with us.
I can see why you find her so irrestible – what an adorable baby!! And she’s lucky to have you as an aunt. I would place a bet that she’s going to have lots of adventures with her Aunt Tara over the years!
honestly, i love the shadows and the depth they create in these. beautiful captures of a beautiful family!
I love her. She’s seriously the cutest. What a cute little family.
She has so much personality already! :)
Love your work, Tara. Always always always.
I am in love with your photos! I’m so inspired, congrats!
Omg, she’s adorable!
She is divine!
She’s so adorable, and the image of your brother!!
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