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The Garcia Family

Baby Olivia joined us on this planet a little over a month ago, and her delightful parents invited me over to their home in Burbank to take some photos. Olivia has a ton of jetblack hair, and beautiful brown eyes. Her mommy and daddy are the luckiest parents in the world to have her, and she them.

 

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Little Baby Boy G’s Birth

Baby G’s Mama called me up a week before her due date. She told me she was going to the doctor but that she had to bring her hospital bag because she didn’t know if they would admit her to the hospital or not. She had gestational diabetes which can lead to several complications, one of them being a baby who is under stress and needs to come out early.

 

She called several hours later saying that she had been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and her labor was starting to be induced with pitocin. I was able to rush over there thinking she would already have her support team of her doula and husband assembled, but when I walked in she was alone in the room working on a paper that was due that day! I definitely knew she was not to the uncomfortable stage yet, as she was relaxed and talkative, and I also knew she probably would not finish that paper on time!!!

Her husband came straight to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from the desert where he had been filming a commercial, and they had not seen each other for a whole week! Needless to say, the reunion was heartfelt, as excitement for the impending birth filled the room.

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The quality of care she received from Cedars-Sinai nurses, and her doctor was incredible. They were patient and calm and explained every procedure in detail. Because she was induced and the baby was showing signs of stress, she had to wear a fetal monitor at all times and an oxygen mask at intervals to make sure the baby was getting enough oxygen. She also had to check her blood sugar several times. Despite these complications, the nurses and doctors helped her make her desire for a natural delivery possible. Her doula was also invaluable. She kept mama calm and centered, and was her emotional and mental leader. To watch the dynamic between them left me in awe of the strength and power of compassionate support during labor and delivery. Mama also brought some prayer and meditation objects while meditative music and candlelight filled the room. It truly was an east meets west delivery.

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After many hours of laboring, Mama was ready to push. Suddenly a team of over 8 Cedars-Sinai nurses and her doctor came into the room to prepare for the delivery. Baby Boy G was delivered soon after midnight and was healthy. Needless to say, we were all overjoyed!

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Capturing these first moments of bonding between baby boy and his Daddy were precious, and did not leave this mama with dry eyes! Also, newborn expressions are just the best!

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Of course nursing and cuddling with Mama was equally as precious. I am so honored that I was able to capture these first intimate moments in Baby Boy G’s and his parents’ new life together.

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A big shout out of gratitude goes to the nurses and doctors of Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Department for going above and beyond for a safe and healthy delivery for Baby Boy G. It was an experience I will never forget!

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Do you use your Smartphone, mama? So do we professional photographers!

Oh, did you know?

I have two children and I snap photos of them on my iPhone incessantly? What, you haven’t been following my Facebook posts or my Instagram feed?

Do you have an iPhone, mama? A Smartphone, mama?

I think as a modern parents we are programmed to want to capture every instance of our children’s life. However, I cannot be toting around my Nikon DSLR everywhere, people. Even though I love it to death. Almost as much as my children.

For day to day life my iPhone wins. It is always with me, takes truly good pictures, and even video! What more can a parent ask for?

So yes, you can take amazing photos on an iPhone. Most top photographers I know are on Instagram, and they even tell you when the photo they’re sharing is captured with their iPhone or Smartphone.

Without further ado…here are a few of my faves from the last couple of months. Maybe this will become a new weekly blog thing? You know, in case you missed my personal Facebook posts, or Instagram feed. or… Gah!

Let me be clear lest you misunderstand…this is only for day to day usage. When it comes to taking photos for that wall canvas or for Christmas cards, and iPhone just doesn’t cut it for me. Maybe I’ll explain why in the future…but for now, enjoy these cuties!

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In their Sunday best!

Like what you see? Contact me!

 

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Birthing a Blog!

Introducing Baby Anya.

What a delightful way to birth a blog!

 

All photos were taken in their home in Santa Monica. The great thing about Newborn Photography is that we come to you!

Here she is with her older brother Zachary. Swoon! Somebody get these kids an agent!

 

Thank you so much, Josh and Sarika, for allowing me the privilege of photographing your precious babes.

To Kristen Burtch, my assistant extra-extraordinaire for the day! Check her out at Burtch Photography.

xo, Kristen

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