Archive for March, 2012

This family reminded me so much of my own. They have 2 little boys around the same age as my own boys, and are expecting a third (surprise gender!) little one next month.

The kids had high energy during this session and definitely kept me on my toes, but I loved every minute of it. B family, thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your life. I can’t wait to meet your new little one next month!




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Jennifer W: Beautiful pictures, I love family maternity pictures!

I am hosting spring mini sessions this year at the end of March in Corona! This is the perfect time to get your little one photographed for an amazing price! I have picked out a gorgeous field to shoot at. E-mail me to snag your spot!




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I am part of a group of fabulous photographers from around the country who have embarked on a little photo adventure together. Each month we will post based on a theme and photograph based on our interpretation of that theme. Sounds fun, right?! I will link to another photographer at the bottom of each of my entries, and hope that you will keep our blog circle going by following the links to each photographer in the circle.

So the first month’s theme is Discovery. I will admit this month snuck up on me and I did not get to shoot the vision I had for discovery. The photo below is a few months old, but I knew it would be perfect for this month’s theme. I remember this little guy’s mama was telling me this was his first time sitting in grass. How cool was it for me to be there, capturing him “discovering” grass?


Now click here to see what Brie from Brie Homer Photography has for us this week!


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Jen Snyder: Love his expression at the discovery of grass! :)

Lindsay: So cute!!! Perfect for the theme! :)

melissa: What a cutie! Such a sweet look on his face!

Ryann: Cute! His expression makes me giggle. :)

Kat: aww! Love his look!

Month 2 -Reflection | Inland Empire Photographer « [...] posted last month about this blog circle that I am a part of. The theme this month was reflections. I had this great vision of taking [...]

This little one did not get to me until she was almost 3 weeks old. While it took a bit longer to get her to sleep, she did give some amazing eye contact! She also had the most gorgeous head of hair! Mom and dad are in trouble when this little lady grows up ;)


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jenn: Gorgeous Val! I love the understated girly aspect of these. And what a sweet little girl! That last one is just perfect!

Nitin: I hope all this calms down soon, as it is not in anyone's intseret for it to continue. That, I believe, is why the French prime minister called Nick Clegg on Friday afternoon [to build bridges].

Victor: - Oh! Those pictures are GORGEOUS! I wish I could have a do-over with my nenowrbs so you could take pictures of their little toes and their sweet, sleeping faces. You are definitely gifted!

I get e-mails often from other photographers asking how I achieve certain poses on my website. I am not above sharing what I know with others in order to educate them on newborn safety. Not all newborns will do every pose requested from the parents and I explain this to them before our session. The pose below is requested often, so I thought I would show all of you how to achieve it safely. It is actually a composite, which is multiple images merged together in Photoshop. By doing a composite, I can make sure the baby is safe the entire time and do the work in Photoshop to give the illusion that the baby is suspended in the air. There were two assistants helping me in this shot, and a hand was on the baby the entire time.

If this helped even one person, my work has been done! Happy Tuesday :)


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I had so much fun photographing this little guy last month. He made so many cute faces when he was awake and had the best eye contact!


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Mara: Sharon Valyo - WOW! This is a fine teaser for what is yet to come. Betsy, these are bftuaieul and your pictures radiate all the magical moments that were so plentiful throughout this wonderful day. Well done. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I had so much fun with this little guy. I’ve had a string of good sleepers lately and he was no exception! I absolutely love red heads, and it looks like this little guy’s gorgeous locks might stick around! He also had the chubbiest cheeks, which could be because he was almost 2 weeks late! (poor mom!) Anyways, here are a few images I was able to capture while he was 7 days old.



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