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Absent or present, there is no figure that holds center stage in our lives more than our mothers. Yet, many times moms are the last to get in front of the camera. They make appointments for their children to get photographed, yet they will show up in yoga pants and a messy bun and insist […]

The Importance of Being in Photos as a Mother

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Congratulations, you’re pregnant! The next nine months are going to be filled with decisions about buying things you need and want to make sure you are prepared for baby. Before you go too crazy or get overwhelmed, let’s take a look at a few things that you might want for your pregnancy in the first […]

5 Surprising Things You Need for Your Pregnancy

Tip #1: FOCUS on What YOU Can Control We are living in a most unusual time. At the turn of the New Year, most of us had not even heard of the Coronavirus. Now, at the end of the first quarter, nearly all people around the world are personally feeling it’s effects in one form […]

5 Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Photography Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Toddler girl piles pillows on top of each other while she helps her mom make the bed.

Have you been assigned to work from home due to the Coronavirus Pandemic? If so, you are not alone. In fact, you likely have your children home with you now too due to school closures. While this is probably every kids’ dream to have an unexpected month off of school, you may be wondering how […]

How to Productively Work from Home with Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Deciding what to wear for your maternity photoshoot doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. I’ve put together this simple guide to help you know what to bring from home for your photo session. You can also take a look at the options available to borrow from the studio. Can I wear my own clothes for maternity […]

What to Wear: Your Maternity Photo Session Clothing Guide

FEATURING CAROLYN LOZANO I am so excited to have met Jennine Coosaia and to have worked with heron a pregnancy fashion photoshoot! Jennine and I initially met through aFacebook group online and we instantly connected through our passion tocreate content that inspires others. During our photoshoot, Jennine shotseveral different outfit looks that were styled and […]

PREGNANCY FASHION- DRESS UP YOUR BASICS

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Good newborn photos don’t happen by accident. This is the reason I have compiled the Newborn Photography Session Prep Guide. Capturing this special time with a professional photographer is such a wonderful gift to yourself and your child. Something you will both treasure for many years to come. See below for tips and tricks to […]

Sky 9 Studio | Newborn Photo Session Prep Guide

As an established East Bay family photographer, I’m known for my studio work. This year, I’m adding a new offering with sessions in the Livermore Hills. I wanted to share this gorgeous East Bay hilltop sunset session so you could see why I’m so excited to make this available. If you watch the video, you’ll […]

East Bay Family Photographer – Hilltop Sunset Session

Fine art photo of pregnant mother holding toddler son in her lap. His eyes are closed and he is peaceful and serene

One of my favorite things about photographing this stage of a woman’s life is the glow. It’s no joke! When this pretty mom came in, she asked if she should put on more makeup. The truth is, she didn’t need it! Don’t you agree? I love this natural, beautiful, and dramatic look. I’m so excited […]

Motherhood and Maternity Session Featured on the Clickin Moms Blog | San Francisco East Bay Mother-Son Pregnancy Photography