San Francisco Maternity Session | Denise & Ryan

It must be baby season. I don't know if it's a coincidence or what but the beginning of this year was full of babies and pregnant ladies.  And strangely enough, I don't have any baby/maternity clients during wedding season.  I really love pregnant ladies and babies, so I was happy to photograph Denise and Ryan for their maternity session a couple months back.  Ryan, a man after my own heart, is an architect.  He chose all these wonderful spots that any architect would truly love.  We started at Bernal Heights Park, with it's magnificent view of the city, then headed to Lands Ends where we took a peace stroll along the side of the coast.

It was such a beautiful day, and I loved seeing them again!

a year of love | march.

By the time I returned to New York in late March, Leigh was growing into her little baby bump.  I actually don't have too many milestones as an adult like childbirth or an engagement (30 will be awesome, though), but when I look at the pictures of Leigh and D I just smile.  It's kind of weird to think of myself being a part of their lives at that just point even though I was just taking their picture.  But something really does happen when you're a photographer taking pictures of people.  I really do connect with people.  I have cried over events and pictures too many times to count.  If I'm not crying or smiling I'm usually just sleepy. :) Either way... you can't tell but it was cold when I photographed Leigh and D.  That's what I love about New Yorkers; cold isn't cold until it's bitter cold.  Cold for me is 75 degrees.  Sorry, I'm a wimp.  Leigh showed up wearing her cute outfits and I was wearing a three-quarter length puffy coat and still freezing.  And if you haven't noticed, I'm a slightly fascinated with the clothes pregnant ladies wear.  I think women just look so great in clothes when they're pregnant.  I especially loved Leigh's heart sweater from ASOS.  I would have purchased one, but when I got to the online checkout I wondered how pregnant I'd look wearing it, and opted out... (I've never been pregnant, btw.)

Anyway, for Leigh and D's session we explored SoHo one day then I convinced them to meet up with me again in the Meatpacking District.  Those are two of my favorite areas in New York.  I like how industrial the buildings can look.  (Side note: I love it when people say Houston Street like "How-stun" not "Hue-stun".  I pretend I'm a New Yorker because I know to call it the former and I know that 1st and 3rd is 1st street and 3rd avenue.)

So I love photographing Leigh & D. Wouldn't you? :D  At that time I was so excited to see what Baby C would look like.

This is when D was singing the Seamus song for their dog, Seamus.  Hilarious.

See their other sessions here: January 2012  .  March 2012  .  August 2012  .  November 2012


New York, New York. March 2012 | Canon 5d markii

Baby 2

My brother and sister-in-law are having their second baby. I'm so excited to meet the next little baby Tsang.  I shot their first baby, Norah's, birth, and I'm hoping to do the same for baby 2!  I took some quick pictures of Alison at around 26 weeks.  Yes, the heart hands on the tummy is cheesy, but it's so cute.  Who can resist it?