Late last year we had a beautiful family photoshoot at Salt Creek Beach with the Coelrubi family with their 18 month old son, and were so excited when they called a few months later with the wonderful news they were expecting! Being a mother of two boys, I knew the last thing a new mom would want to do is go out the house within the first couple of weeks, so we planned on bringing the studio to them when the time came.
Newborn Photoshoot at Home in Irvine
Their newborn daughter was just shy of 2 weeks when we arrived at their home. Grandma and Grandpa were there to help out with the 2 year old big brother, who was a little bashful of all the activity we brought in with us. Actually, I think the truth was that he was much more interested to see the workmen outside that had brought their big trucks and noisy machines! There’s no distracting a boy from his trucks.
Knowing that newborns have their own schedule, we had a very relaxed and laid back timetable. We started with little sister on her own first so that big brother could get used to us and what we were doing.
Having the two of us there for a newborn photoshoot is tremendously helpful as I was able to position her and keep her calm while Nirzhar took photos and video. This also allowed our new mother to have a little rest, spend time with her son and have something to eat while we were photographing her daughter.
Newborn and Family Portraits in Home in Orange County
After some newborn portraits, we moved to family photos so we could not only capture the baby’s beauty, but capture the moment of the family as a whole. Simple window light allowed for intimate portraits of them holding their new daughter, as well as some bed portraits where we could photograph the whole family, including some candid photos of big brother interacting with his new sister. We are so grateful to be able to share these intimate moments with this warmhearted family.
Testimonial from the family, featured on Yelp.com:
“Setting up the shoot is really easy and working with Rachel to explain what you are looking for us really easy too. The first family photos we took at Salt Creek and they totally accommodated my son’s nap schedule. They were really warm and friendly with my son who was 18 mos at the time and that made the entire experience really enjoyable. Those photos are so beautiful and we constantly receive compliments on them.
We also set up newborn photos recently and the experience was wonderful. Rachel recommended that they come to my house for the photos. A lot of other newborn photographers have you go to their studio and they limit the amount of people you can photograph. When you are sleep deprived, having the photos taken at your house is so so so much easier and less stressful. They were super patient the entire time since the baby had to nurse a bunch and was fussy. They were able to capture some really beautiful moments with my family and I can’t wait to send the announcement out and share photos of our daughter!
They will definitely be the people I call for family photos in the future.”
Newborn Photography in Orange County CA
We work with families to create family and newborn portraits that captures the memories how you want to remember them – beautiful, elegant and timeless. Call Rachel 949-427-5171 to see how we work, including wardrobe consultation, and in-home wall decor consultation. We’re a husband and wife team on every photoshoot, to help make a family photoshoot not a hassle but a happy memory with cherished moments.