Maternity

Oakland Maternity Photography Session: Ayana + Damani

       We have done annual family photo sessions with Ayana for several years, but this year we got to document a very special new chapter in her life. She and her husband Damani are going to be having a baby (!!!!) so a maternity session was in order. We met with them on a chilly winter morning in Oakland, stopping at several lush locations to take photos. Ayana + Damani are thrilled about the baby and they are going to be truly wonderful parents! We can't wait to meet their baby boy later this year and take photos with their new tiny family member!

A kiss in the ferns. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography at Lake Temescal, Oakland.

A kiss in the ferns. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography at Lake Temescal, Oakland.

Mama and belly looking lovely at Lake Temescal. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography at Lake Temescal, Oakland.

Mama and belly looking lovely at Lake Temescal. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography at Lake Temescal, Oakland.

Ayana seriously glows! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

Ayana seriously glows! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

A quite moment with mom + dad on a park bench. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

A quite moment with mom + dad on a park bench. © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

All hands on the belly! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

All hands on the belly! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.
© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.
© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.
© Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.
Heart hands over baby belly bump! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

Heart hands over baby belly bump! © Bowerbird Photography 2013; Maternity Photography, Oakland.

       Congratulations Ayana + Damani!!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

Albany Newborn Photography: Baby Cate

     A few months ago, we took maternity photos with Lex + Grant at the beach. And then around Thanksgiving, the most adorable baby girl was born, Catherine Leigh. We went to go visit the new family of three in their beautiful home in Albany and of course, took photos of their most precious baby girl! We held her in our arms, and could feel our hearts melting as our eyes connected. Welcome to the world, sweet baby Cate!

What a doll! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.

What a doll! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.

Mama love! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Mama love! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Big yawn! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Big yawn! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Cate has such big beautiful eyes! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Cate has such big beautiful eyes! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Tiny baby hands! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.

Tiny baby hands! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.

Pro hand munching! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Pro hand munching! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Such a happy family! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.
Such a happy family! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Newborn Photography in Albany.

       So -- when can we babysit!?

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

San Francisco Maternity Photography Session: Lex + Grant

       Natives to the Bay Area, Lex and Grant appreciated the fog that swept in from the S.F. Bay for their maternity photography session.  It brought a beautiful closeness and quietness to these photographs commemorating the couple's first passage into parenthood.  We walked along the beach at Crissy Field with them, the inevitable future location of innumerable picnics and birthday parties, and stopped at the pier to take photos: a wonderful scene with the boardwalk extending out into the horizon, a symbol of their future together.  We can't wait for little Catherine Leigh to grow up and see these photos of herself still in her kangaroo pouch, and her parents, who, from their adoring expressions, are obviously head over heels in love with her.

Expectant parents at the pier.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Expectant parents at the pier.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

A mother's love.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

A mother's love.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Her parent's hands.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Her parent's hands.  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Almost ready to pop! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Almost ready to pop! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Adorable!  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Adorable!  © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Maternity Photography at Crissy Field, San Francisco.

       We're so happy to have documented this most wonderful of beginnings for this family.  A new chapter of history (the illustrated edition) starts here.

xoxo,

Sam + Ariel