From Belly to Baby… San Diego Maternity and Newborn Posing & Photography

I love these double blog posts!  Not only do I get to share a super adorable newborn session with you, but also a gorgeous maternity session too!
Meet baby Quinn!  Isn’t she so cute?  Her lashes were just amazingly long and gorgeous!  I totally want lashes like hers!  Anyways, baby Quinn came to the studio last month for her newborn photography session and we had a great time!  At just one week old, we had a great time posing her and getting a few adorable smiles and expressions from her while she slept peacefully.

I always recommend that newborn sessions be held around seven or eight days for a couple of reasons.  First, coming in super early – like day 3 or 4 – is awesome, but sometimes, if mom is breastfeeding, milk is juuuuuust starting to flow at a somewhat consistent pace, so baby and mommy can begin to figure each other out.  Giving them a few days to get into a rhythm is key to keeping baby content for longer periods of time when feeding.  I also like the 7-8 day range, because I find that close to two weeks old, babies begin to go through a growth spurt, which makes them super HUNGRY for a couple of days.  It is totally workable and I have had amazing photos captured of 2 week old babies, but it does require a bit more work to get there.  After the two week mark, all is good, and posing is still great, but baby’s body begins to change.  I like to capture baby early on, just to really show how scrunchy newborns can be right out of the womb.

Here are a few images from sweet Quinn’s newborn session… scroll down to see where she gets her good looks (maternity session below :))

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N and T’s maternity session took place on a super bright and beautiful San Diego day.  Anytime I arrive at the beach and it’s super bright, I usually explain to my clients that we’re going to be ‘killing time’ for a short while as we wait for that sun to dip down and those magical clouds to turn amazing colors.  So on this particular day, as we were ‘killing time’, I decided I would try out a spot with a bit of shade – a lovely moss covered rock that I would stand on in order to photograph this gorgeous couple from above.  I had N and T stand by a rock while I climbed up… Well, the moss covered rock decided it didn’t want me to step on it and I took quite a fall, ripping the skin right off of my leg.  Ouch!  But the camera was ok!  Lol, that is what I was most worried about, haha!  Sophie Crew Photography Maternity photography beach session Full sun beach maternity photo shoot San Diego Maternity and Newborn

And then the sun went down and we got this magic…Sophie Crew Photography Beach photo of pregnancy photographed at the beach at Windansea La Jolla La Jolla Maternity Beach Photo Beach sunset maternity photo shoot Sunset maternity image San Diego San Diego Maternity Silhouette Photo