Let’s face it: being pregnant is one of the biggest milestones you’ll live as a family. Whether this is your first child or the last one, it is a moment that deserves to be immortalized with gorgeous imagery by a professional maternity and newborn photographer. At Lemonshoots, we specialize in these fleeting moments, and Walnut Creek is one of our favorites cities to work at.
Your Maternity Session: Walnut Creek is the Perfect Backdrop for Your Session
The Bay Area has breathtaking spots to grace your maternity sessions, but the greenery and great weather in Walnut Creek makes it an incredible location, while avoiding the heavy traffic you’ll encounter if you decide to go to the city. Of course, your belly is the focus along with your family, but the right scenery sets the tone for your session and lets your personality and style shine. These are some of my favorite places to go for maternity sessions in Walnut Creek:
● Heather Farm Park. This is such a fantastic location because of its variety of settings. Heather Farm Park has a big fountain, sweet little trails and tons of greenery, which means we can capture a range of backgrounds without you having to go more than a handful of steps in any direction.
● Diablo Foothills National Park. You don’t have to go very far to harness the essence of the geography (rolling hills, oaks, shrublands, etc.) of our beautiful Bay Area and it’s natural abundance. This location might require a bit of a hike, but it’s completely worth it!
● Ruth Bancroft Garden (& Nursery). There’s a reason why Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery also serves as a wedding and event venue - it’s gorgeous. You’ll look like a goddess too, set amidst the myriad of flowers, trees and plants. It’s important to note that this location requires a permit with at least two weeks ahead of time, so make sure to plan accordingly.
● Of course, I’m also open to your recommendations and preferences. I want your session to reflect your style and be deeply meaningful to you.
Your Newborn Session: Capturing Your Baby’s First Moments in the Comfort of Your Home in Walnut Creek
Your little bundle of joy’s first days are magical. Sadly, most likely you’ll be sleep deprived and overly tired to acknowledge his/her tiny-ness. That’s why hiring a professionally trained newborn photographer to capture this fleeting moment for you is a great idea. At Lemonshoots, we understand that it might be too much to ask to bring your baby out on those first couple weeks, so we go to you. You read that right! We bring all our props, wraps and the cutest outfits to the comfort of your home so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Your baby’s safety is my top priority, and with my flair for art and drama - and a splash of post-development photoshopping - I’ll create newborn photos that are otherworldly and divine. I accomplish all of the above without ever risking a single hair on your baby’s sweet-smelling head. S/he will never leave the comfort of loving arms, a soft, comfortable cushion or a very flat surface - yet we’ll create images that are artistic, ethereal and unbelievably precious.
If you understand the importance of this moment in your life and you’d like to book a maternity and/or a newborn photography session, contact me at Lemonshoots so we can talk about it. Together, we’ll create beautiful art that captures the growth of your family, so future generations -including your unborn child- can know your story.