Zoetic Photography: Blog https://www.zoetic.photography/blog en-us (C) Zoetic Photography zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:40:00 GMT https://www.zoetic.photography/img/s/v-12/u422783043-o372535327-50.jpg Zoetic Photography: Blog https://www.zoetic.photography/blog 120 94 Newborn Session- Luella https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2020/2/newborn-session--luella This session was booked by the mother's mother who happens to be a photographer herself! We were thrilled and honored to photograph this little beauty who slept beautifully through the majority of her session. 

 

Mom and dad were so proud...

 

 

Dad wanted to have a shirtless photo with baby girl and hilariously dropped and did 5 pushups right before we shot this. We've never had a client do that prior to a shot, and it gave us a good laugh!

 

 

Such a beautiful family...

 

 

At the end of the session. Little Luella calmly opened her eyes and gave us this gorgeous moment. 

 

 

These are just a handful of images from this session. It was such a joy to capture mom and dad in their earliest days of parenthood and baby Luella in her earliest days of life!

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San Diego Fall Mini Sessions https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/10/san-diego-fall-mini-sessions We've done 2 sets of mini sessions thus far and they were a huge success! All sessions sold out in September and October and both locations delivered with stunning lighting, texture, and beauty. We LOVE fall. Reuniting with families we've been photographing over the years and getting to meet new families is always such a joy for us.


Family photographs are so important. These photos help us recall chapters of our stories and stages in our children's lives. The experience is also very important. We do our best to make sure the sessions are FUN. We know booking a shoot and preparing for it can be stressful. We always want clients to remember that these sessions are an occasion to experience a beautiful time in nature with your family. ENJOY IT!

Here are some of our favorite photographs from these past 2 sessions.

 

 

We have 2 upcoming mini sessions. Message us for dates and details! Our November calendar is filling up FAST, but we can't get enough of these beautiful families. This is what it's all about. Happy fall!

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The Salcedo Family https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/9/the-salcedo-family This is the Salcedo Family.

They have twin girls that are blossoming in their toddler years, but what is not apparent at first glance, is that this is actually a family of 5. Before the birth of their beautiful twins, they lost their son Julian in 2016 due to complications from premature birth. They got to meet their son, only to have him slip away along with all the hopes and dreams they held for him. We simply cannot comprehend the pain, the loss, and the suffering that this couple went through. 

 

Some close friends of the Salcedos gifted them a photo session with us to do their very first family photos. They had not yet had professional photos taken, but finally felt emotionally ready in their healing journey to take that step. 

One of the many ways this family keeps the memory and presence of Julian alive and well, is that they do a butterfly release every year for his birthday. It’s a sacred tradition that they invited us to photograph. Butterflies hold so much symbolism and meaning. They represent transformation, endurance, hope, life, and resurrection. We can’t think of anything more meaningful to celebrate the birthday of their little angel.

This gorgeous mama is indeed a metaphorical butterfly. She embodies love and grace and she is a warrior. Everything about this shoot was so meaningful. From the monarch shoes the twins were wearing, to the tattoo on mama’s wrist that is of Julian’s last EKG read. At the end of the shoot one single butterfly was perched perfectly on a bush and stayed there for us to capture a shot of it with Julian’s urn. Tears. His presence was certainly felt throughout the shoot. 

We were so incredibly honored and privileged to take part in this. This is the Salcedo Family. This is their story, and these are their very first family photos. Let this family be a reminder to us all to never take life for granted. We wish them so much love and happiness as they continue on their journey of healing and parenthood. 

 

 

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San Diego Cake Smash Session https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/8/san-diego-cake-smash-session We had the privilege to photograph lil' miss Evelyn for her 1st birthday photoshoot! Man was it FUN!!!! This little firecracker was all smiles and giggles. Mama had a clear vision. We love when parents get involved in the creative process behind cake smash/1st birthday sessions. A lot of times, parents will run with the theme of the nursery. Other times, they'll go with whatever the favorite colors are at the time. In this case, mama wanted to celebrate the family's texas roots and go straight cowgirl for the session!

 

 

I mean, SERIOUSLY?! The boots, the overalls, the chubs! 

 

We typically encourage a few outfit changes for these sessions. We have some very cute rompers for both boys and girls to use, but mama supplied all the cute outfits for this session.

 

 

Etsy and Michaels are great resources for unique props to bring a theme/vision to life for these sessions. The hay and the barrel bucket were both from Michaels and really helped with the cowgirl vibe!

 

 

Above we see Evelyn getting her dance on as she knows CAKE is coming! We work with a wonderful cake maker who does custom cakes for our clients, but this is the first time mama wanted to make her own cake! And...

 

 

How CUTE is this RED VELVET PIGGY CAKE?!!! 

 

 

And CLEARLY baby girl loved it! This session is what cake smash sessions are all about. It was fun, messy, creative and preserved an amazing milestone. This beautiful family will always have these adorable photos to cherish and remember what their little one was like at this age. I'm sure at least one of these will be included at her wedding someday. We are honored they chose us. 

 

 

Typically these sessions are baby only, but we do offer an option for family portraits like the one above. This little family was so much fun to work with. Happy birthday sweet girl. We have no doubt you'll make the world a better place with your sass, spunk, and infectious smile. 
 

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San Diego Family Mini Sessions Fall 2019 https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/7/san-diego-family-mini-sessions-fall-2019 Well, it's that time of year again! We are preparing for the busy holiday season and planning mini sessions for different dates, locations, vibes, etc. Our first mini session date has been scheduled and we are calling this the Early Bird Family Mini Session at our Autumn Trails location. This unique area in University City has a lot of coverage from the beautiful canopy that the trees and foliage have formed. This makes it IDEAL to shoot in the MORNINGS as the canopy diffuses the light. Toddlers' morning energy mixed with their short attention spans makes a short morning session PERFECT! Plus, you'll be the family so on top of things you'll have your holiday photos done prior to the start of the school year!

Details:

Early Bird Family Mini Sessions 

Sunday 9/1/19

9:30-11:30 am

Rustic Trails Location

20 minute sessions

5 retouched digital images (photographer's choice) delivered via a password protected gallery in both JPEG (print) and PNG (online posting) formats.

$170.

 

Both of the above images were shot around 10:15 am. As you can see, the light is soft and the background provides beautiful color and texture. It has those gorgeous gold/brown autumn tones. San Diego can sometimes be difficult to bring forward that Fall feel, but this location always delivers that vibe. 

The path is easily accessed and the area is rich with color. The canopy can be pure magic as the light pours through. 

So throw on those Autumn colors and bring your family for these short, sweet sessions that will deliver all you need for those yearly family photos. You've got holiday cards, social media posts, and grandma/grandpa requests calling. :) Let's make some memories and document 2019. No one ever looks back and says they have too many photos. It's always the opposite sentiment. 

 

Email us to book!

 

 

Looking forward to this holiday season!

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Baby Nora https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/6/baby-nora This beautiful girl is the newest addition to a family we have been photographing for the past few years! We've been able to see their firstborn go from tiny baby to proud big sister =) 

And Gjyshe (Grandma) came all the way back from Albania again and was able to be included in this session as well. It is always so special when we get to include grandparents!

 

Getting to know families and watch them grow over the years is such a meaningful part of being a photographer for us. We love this family and hope to have the opportunity to continue photographing them over the years!
 

 

 

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Cody Likes Cake https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/6/cody-likes-cake We love getting to celebrate Cake Smash Milestone Moments with the families we've known since their newborn session with us! It's incredible to see how much babies change over the course of the first year. This handsome lad is Cody! We had so much fun during this session and it meant a lot for us to bookend his first year with galleries =)

 

We would be honored to photograph your Milestone Moments sessions! Contact us for details!
 

 

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Lovely McKinley https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/3/lovely-mckinley These parents were so excited to welcome their new baby girl to the world! This is baby McKinley and she was so adorable and fun to photograph =)

 

We were so happy to get to photograph this incredible chapter for this family. It's amazing how newborn sessions never fail to remind you of the immense importance of photographs and the beautiful family core of life that all of us should be lucky enough to experience when we come into this world.
 

 

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Presenting Little Riley https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2019/1/presenting-little-riley This beautiful baby girl rocked her mini session! The bigger our own daughter gets as the months go by really highlights just how small and amazing brand new babies are. It really is an incredible experience getting to photograph newborns because they are such a pure and inspiring subject! Just look at this gorgeous little being =)

 

We hope to photograph Riley again and see her grow throughout the years!
 

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2018 Holiday Highlights https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/12/2018-holiday-highlights We had a great time this holiday season photographing lots of beautiful families! We held quite a few Holiday Family Sessions at Mission Trails and it was so nice reuniting with so many people from our client family. Below are just some highlights. These end of the year portraits are always something we look forward to and witnessing the growth and change in the kids is always amazing. 

Happy Holidays and HAPPY NEW YEAR to our wonderful clients. Thank you for giving us such a successful 2018!
 

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Home, Sweet Home https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/10/home-sweet-home When a family moves away and has the chance to come back to where they started, it is always an honor and a privilege to be able to document their homecoming! This gorgeous family had such great time on the beach =)

We caught some beautiful moments with the kids together:

And a fantastic, candid Father-Son scene:

We hope this gallery will make this San Diego sunset one they will always remember!

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Maya https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/8/maya When a woman feels both excited about their pregnancy and fully confident and proud of their body, a special magic can be forever documented with a photograph. We had a wonderful session with Maya, who was happily awaiting her baby boy. She wanted to capture this chapter of her life and display the amazing ways her body had transformed in order to bring a new life into the world. 

 

We felt very honored that Maya chose us to create her Maternity gallery and we know these photos will be a special reminder of this beautiful and sacred period for her family =)
 

 

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Big Brother Knows Best https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/4/big-brother-knows-best We had a great time photographing the maternity session for this family expecting boy #2! The idea to do the session was big brother's because he thought they should capture the time that his mom was "so big" =) 

He was absolutely right - it is so important to document these incredibly special times to preserve family history. We of course had to get a few portraits of this proud big brother:

The whole family was really excited about their upcoming arrival and it absolutely shows in these photographs:

We love this beautiful mom and sons moment:

We feel honored that we were able to provide these memories for this family!

 

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Baby Boy Declan https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/3/baby-boy-declan This is baby boy Declan! He was 2 months new, so we were able to get some fantastic expressions and wide-open eyes, ready to take in the world. He was adorable and had a lot of fun watching his mommy trying to get him to smile! 

We were honored to commemorate Declan's arrival and help his family celebrate their new addition =)

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Welcome Eli, Baby #3!!! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2018/2/welcome-eli-baby-3 We recently had the opportunity to photograph the third addition to this family! We previously photographed big sister Iris, and now it was her turn to be the older sibling to her new baby brother Eli =) This baby was a DREAM to work with! He slept the entire time and had no problem letting us pass him around and pose him...

We started out with the family portion of the session and got some beautiful moments:

Big brother Aaron was so proud to be posing with his sister and new brother!

Then it was time for Eli to shine:

He even took a moment to open his eyes and ponder existence for a bit:

We are so happy we were able to provide more memories for this growing family! Baby Eli is lucky to have such a loving family to grow up with!

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For the Love of Family https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/12/for-the-love-of-family Family is at the heart of all of our photography. Whether it's welcoming a new little one with a newborn session, capturing the beauty of pregnancy with a maternity session, celebrating the milestone moments of a child, or getting the whole family together to document the newest chapter, it all comes down to memorializing the ones that are closest to our hearts and create the very essence of home. This gives every session we do an underlying current of such sacred importance that we will always consider it an honor and a privilege to present these galleries to our wonderful clients =)

 

This beautiful family has the cutest little girls who had a blast together! We've photographed them before when their youngest was just a little baby, and it was incredible to see how much she's grown!

They are always so fun to photograph and we really hope we get the opportunity to do it again!

 

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The Holidays Are Here! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/11/the-holidays-are-here We love it when the holidays roll around and families start wanting to memorialize the year with some photographs! We've been photographing this family since little Ricky was a newborn. Sadly, they moved away from San Diego but they still come back to enjoy the city and document the current chapter of their lives =) 

Ricky has always been a great little model, but this session took it above and beyond and he is definitely ready for the big time. Check it out:

See? He rocked it! We always love photographing this family and hope they keep coming back year after year...

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King Cole https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/10/king-cole Photographing this family was a joy and a privilege! They chose the Bun and Bundle package, so first we had a maternity beach session. It is always fun to see the before leading up to the after:

When they arrived for their newborn session, we finally got to meet little Cole! Mom was beaming with love at her new addition to the family:

Next came the proud papa with his son:

Cole is a lucky baby to have such adoring parents:

When it came time to photograph Cole by himself, he was not feeling sleepy at all so we captured all the eyes open photographs we could:

When he finally felt sleepy, we were able to capture some beautiful, classic moments:

This gallery will help this beautiful family forever remember their first days with their first born! We love getting to create these family heirlooms for our clients =)

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Here's Jamey! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/8/heres-jamey This handsome baby boy was a joy to photograph! His family was so happy to welcome him to the world and we were excited that we got to document this special period of time for them.

 

We were really happy that we were able to memorialize this father son moment:

Jamey did so well posing for his newborn photos! Here are some highlights:

It's always nice to have a classic black and white photograph in the mix!

Welcome to the world, Jamey. We hope this gallery will always remind you of how much you're loved =)

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Feel the Love https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/7/feel-the-love One of the joys of being a photographer that works with families is the opportunity to see them grow and develop over time! Beginning with maternity, we see a couple excited about preparing for the role of parenthood. When we photograph newborns, we get to see brand new parents celebrating the arrival of their little ones. Photographing families is such a privilege because we get to see the pure happiness that evolves out of those early days of pregnancy, when the future was just a dream to a couple in love...

 

There is no better example than this gorgeous family!!! You can feel their love and happiness spilling out of every image =)

 

 

We would love to photograph your family and provide you with memories you can see and feel for a lifetime and beyond!!!

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Declan's 1 Year Cake Smash https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/5/declans-1-year-cake-smash We recently photographed Declan doing an awesome cake smash to celebrate his first birthday! We started out with some straight up GQ modeling.

Then it was on to the Smash!

Declan went right for it and had fun with it all the way to the end! He knew how to bring in his 1st birthday with style =)

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Milestone Moments: Ricky's First Year https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/2/milestone-moments-rickys-first-year We've watched this little guy's journey through his first year since he was a brand new baby! His family booked a newborn photography session with us and then the complete Milestone Moments package which includes the 3-month, 6-month, 9-month, and 1 year cake smash sessions =)

 

Here's little Ricky when he was a newborn:

We thought he looked pretty punk rock =P Next was our 3-month session:

He had such awesome expressions! Then came the 6-month session:

Such a cutie! At 9-months, he really started to look more like a toddler and less like a baby:

Clearly destined for the limelight... And then we finally came to his 1 year cake smash celebration!! We started the session off with a few outfits because cute:

When we introduced the cake into the picture, he wasn't quite sure what we wanted from him:

But he soon figured out that not only was he allowed to get really messy, but we were all encouraging it!! Life can be so confusing... It's so fun watching kids react to the cake - that's why these sessions are our favorite =)

 

It was such a pleasure and an honor to document the first year of Ricky's life. We hope this collection will always remind his family of how special his first 12 months were, and that it will show Ricky how loved he was right from the start!

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The Bun and Bundle https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2017/1/the-bun-and-bundle There are few things as rewarding for maternity and newborn photographers as our Bun and Bundle package! It allows us the opportunity to photograph expecting parents celebrating their pregnancy, and then when their little bundle finally arrives, we get to memorialize them in all their brand new glory with a beautiful newborn gallery =) 

 

We photographed this gorgeous couple a few months back who were anxiously awaiting their little girl, Serenity.

We were very excited to get to meet this precious little girl and create images that will forever help this loving family remember her arrival into their lives!

It's seriously amazing to meet the little person who was in their mommy's belly the last time we saw them. It is a constant reminder of how incredible life is, and how lucky we are to get to be involved in the stories of these blessed families and their exciting new adventure...

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The Fantastic Fahlens https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/11/the-fantastic-fahlens The holidays are the perfect time for families to create some beautiful photographic memories. With everything life has to throw at us, it's easy to let too much time go by before documenting these special chapters... Our dear friends, the Fahlens came out to San Diego to spend time with their families and we got the opportunity to photograph them on their youngest son's 2nd birthday!

 

In between group family shots, we captured a couple spontaneous moments that we absolutely love =)

It's so special to be able to provide families with these galleries that perfectly preserve gorgeous glimpses into their lives. Especially when they are dear friends =)

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Sophia's One Year Cake Smash https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/10/sophias-one-year-cake-smash We've known Sophia and her awesome family since they came in for her newborn session one year ago! We've loved the opportunity to see her grow up during her exciting first year =)

Here she is as an adorable brand new baby:

Then she came back for her 6 month session and mega-cuteness occurred! Here is the proof:

This one is from her 9 month session! By this time, she's a seasoned model and needed very little direction:

And finally, she reached the one year mark and it was time to break out the cake. But first, we photographed her looking incredibly cute. Because, you know, fairies are awesome =P See? 

And then it was time for her to have her very first cake! What proceeded was the cutest series of photographs to ever bless the internet:

Happy Birthday Sophia!!! We loved getting to watch her grow up and we hope we'll be able to keep photographing her through the years! #cakesmash #oneyearofcuteness 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/10/sophias-one-year-cake-smash Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:29:40 GMT
A Penny for Your Thoughts https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/9/a-penny-for-your-thoughts Meet Penny, a beautiful newborn baby girl we had the pleasure to photograph! Her loving parents wanted our mini newborn photography package, so once they were settled in watching some Harry Potter on the TV, we got to work putting together a gorgeous gallery that would preserve Penny in all of her miraculous newness. She slept right through the session which allowed us to get these fantastic images:

Penny was also the first newborn to receive our complimentary baby birth announcement video we now include with every newborn photography session. Check it out!

We hope this video was a nice surprise for Penny's family! This gallery is such a perfect way to welcome this precious little girl into the world and help her family always remember her first days on the outside... =)

 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/9/a-penny-for-your-thoughts Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:58:34 GMT
Family Vacation in San Diego https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/family-vacation-in-san-diego We were recently contacted by a family from Iowa who were going to be having their first big family vacation and San Diego was going to be the destination! They wanted to capture the beauty of the ocean and the West Coast, so we took them to our favorite beach spot and photographed some gorgeous, memorable moments =)

Sunsets at the beach can be the most beautiful natural art with the moving reflections left behind by receding waves... It creates the perfect environment for a family to enjoy time together while appreciating their surroundings. This makes for good family photography!

These proud parents loved seeing the joy on their daughter's face as we snapped away, grabbing the photographs we needed to create portraits that would preserve these memories:

It was so much fun to see this little girl experiencing San Diego's beach for the first time!

This session was another opportunity to see that being a photographer is such an amazing way to use art as an effective service which contributes to the story of a family. Blending art and commerce is so often a point of contention and it's hard for artists to get to a place where they feel good about charging money for their creations. But photography is a unique venture that blurs the lines between creator and subject, and so tangibly and immediately benefits both. It's a privilege to work in an industry that has such emotional impact and value, where the more love and care you pour into the work, the more meaningful and important the end result is to those seeking the visual reminder of a time and place in their lives...

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer child photographer child photography family portraits san diego child photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/family-vacation-in-san-diego Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:22:18 GMT
Remy's Arrival https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/remys-arrival We recently had the distinct pleasure of photographing baby Remy and his wonderful parents who were very proud of their brand new bundle of joy! This family went with our Essential Collection package, which includes photographs with the family in addition to the solo classic newborn photography we love so much. We started out with the family portion of the session:

Both of Remy's parents are physicians and are enjoying their time off to spend with their baby boy! Here's Remy with his proud dad:

We love this gorgeous shot of a mother with her newborn son:

Then it was on to the newborn portion of the session! Dad settled in to take a nap on our couch, while Mom got to catch up on some TV, and we got to work. Parents really seem to appreciate the much-needed break they get while they're with us. They get to relax and know that we are doing what we do and taking the time it takes to get the shots we need. 

We loved this smiley shot we got of baby Remy. Such a great moment =) What do you think makes a newborn baby smile? Is it just biological comfort? Is it a memory? A dream? Whatever it is, there are few things that can bring as much pure joy to loved ones as a happy newborn, beaming with love...

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/remys-arrival Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:38:54 GMT
Waverly's World https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/waverlys-world We recently got to meet little Waverly and her adoring mommy and daddy! This family is beautiful inside and out and their gallery beautifully presents their first days together =)

 

Here are the gorgeous girls together:

There is something very special about a dad and his brand new daughter =)

Waverly is such a beautiful baby!!

 

We loved getting the opportunity to take the first official portraits for this family! It is a gorgeous gallery that they will always have to help them remember what those first days together were like... 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/8/waverlys-world Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:15:16 GMT
Addison and Malia: A Tale of Two Twins! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/7/addison-and-malia-a-tale-of-two-twins We're so happy we finally got our chance to work with twins! It's tricky enough getting one baby to do what you want so we weren't entirely sure what to expect, but these beautiful girls were such a joy to work with =)

Meet Addison:

​And this is Malia:

​Before we met the girls, we were thinking it might be hard to tell them apart - but that was not the case at all! Not only is Addison quite a bit bigger than Malia, but she also has more hair so it was very easy to know who was who =) Look how beautiful they are all wrapped up and cuddling together:

​The girls were both so sleepy and cozy together that we were able to get these gorgeous poses:

​We finished the session with this beautiful basket set up:

We had such a great session with these girls, and we're so thankful our first twin experience was such a success! It's incredible to think that Addison and Malia will always have these photographs to look back on and see their beautiful and amazing first days of life. In the meantime, their family will have this stunning gallery to cherish as they welcome their gorgeous girls into the world =)

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Beautiful Bailey https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/6/beautiful-bailey ​A few weeks ago, we got to meet beautiful Bailey and her loving parents. Look at how happy she is with her daddy!

We love getting shots that reveal how small these brand new babies are! This one also shows just how loved she is:

We LOVE this next one - gorgeous simplicity:

Lovely AND cozy:

Bailey was such a good model, we were able to get some really great basket shots too!

It's always fun to think about how these galleries will be seen in the eyes of these babies when they grow up. I think it's safe to say that Bailey will see the love her parent's have for her and how celebrated she was when she made her entrance into their life and the world!

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/6/beautiful-bailey Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:39:21 GMT
Little Liam https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/5/little-liam We really LOVE this gallery. It was the first time we got to try out our new grey backdrop and it was the perfect family for it! Little Liam and his loving family came ready to take some incredible photographs. See how great they look?

Grandma wasn't even sure she wanted to be in the pictures, but we're so glad we convinced her because this shot of grandmother and grandson is BEAUTIFUL:

It was gorgeous shot after gorgeous shot with Liam all throughout his session. He's such a handsome newborn!

This gallery was rewarding to create and an honor to deliver to Liam's family. We hope these photographs will be something they can always look at to remind them how incredible it was to welcome Liam to the world and into their life!

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/5/little-liam Thu, 05 May 2016 16:45:40 GMT
They Grow Up So Quickly... https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/they-grow-up-so-quickly It's amazing how fast time flies when you're having fun with photography! It was 6 months ago that we first had the privilege of meeting baby Charlotte. This one is from her newborn session, waaaaaaaaaaay back when she was a tiny newbie =)

We were really excited when Charlotte's family reached out to us again and asked for portraits that would capture her incredible cuteness at 6 months! Charlotte's mom was a little nervous that her little one might not be in the mood for picture time, but when they arrived, Charlotte was happy and ready to go! Just look at how cute she is:

This photoshoot was such a great reminder that what we get to do is incredibly special! We do not take it for granted that the families with newborns we get to work with are all experiencing a beautiful, intense, sacred, life-changing, momentous period in their lives. The fact that we get to witness and even play a role in preserving these precious moments is a genuine honor. But when one of these newborns comes back to us 6 months later looking and acting so different, it really drives home that as photographers we get to become a part of a family's history, documenting their progression and creating timeless mementos that can be passed down through the generations to come... We're looking forward to the next time we get to photograph Charlotte!

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/they-grow-up-so-quickly Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:28:47 GMT
Meet Miranda! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/meet-miranda The ideal time to photograph a newborn is typically in the first two weeks after birth. This is when they are at their sleepiest and most flexible, which makes them much easier to pose and wrap. We were contacted by a family who loved the look and style of our newborn photography, but their baby was now 11 weeks old! They had intended to schedule a photography session much earlier, but their little girl became very ill and they had to put it off =( So we eagerly accepted the challenge! We knew it would be very difficult to accomplish a true newborn session because at 11 weeks, babies are not only much larger and less flexible, but they're also much more alert and awake for long periods of times. So we decided the best approach would be to style the session using newborn setups, but capture the baby engaging with the camera and her surroundings in a way newborns do not do yet.

 

Meet Miranda! This is her loving family:

 

Miranda has a very sweet big brother who had fun posing for this beautiful sibling photograph:

Miranda was so expressive and happy!

But she also had adorable sleepy stretches that gave us the chance to bundle her up and photograph her peaceful beauty:

It takes a village to raise a child and this photograph perfectly captures that reality ;)

It was a great opportunity to provide this family with a newborn session (even though little Miranda was not technically a newborn)! We're so happy she's finally back to optimal health and now the family has a gallery of gorgeous images that celebrate Miranda's arrival to the world =)

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/meet-miranda Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:18:20 GMT
Celebrating Siblings https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/celebrating-siblings When a baby first comes into the world, we naturally focus on the beautiful relationship between parents and their new little one. Very few things in life come close to comparing to the bond between parents and baby, and documenting that sacred relationship is incredibly special for a photographer. But for families who have already had children, there's another relationship that deserves the respect of preservation through photography - Siblings! 

Mariah is such a great sister and loved holding her brother close, giving us these beautiful shots:

Then it was time to shine the spotlight on Stephen:

This next one is our favorite photograph from the session! A beautiful shot of a gorgeous baby:

 

We had a GREAT session with baby Stephen and his big sister Mariah! They were so fun to work with and had no trouble giving us exactly what we needed to create timeless treasures for their family =) 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/4/celebrating-siblings Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:44:17 GMT
Zoe's Portrait: A New Tradition https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/3/zoes-portrait-a-new-tradition One of the greatest things about the work a photographer gets to do is to create family relics that will adorn the walls of homes, fill the scrapbooks passed down to future generations, and line the wallets of proud parents and grandparents alike. We recently received an interesting inquiry from a mother who was seeking black and white portraits of her four year old daughter, Zoe. The portraits were based on a photo of Zoe's grandmother taken at the same age. Grandma wanted to have a photo that echoed her portrait and captured Zoe at the same age. We loved the idea of getting to do this for their family, and we obviously loved Zoe's name being that Zoe and Zoetic share the same root meaning of life and vitality! 

Here are the results of our session:

Zoe was so proud to show off each outfit and it was a joy getting to photograph this happy girl =) Zoe has a little brother, and because they loved the way this session went, we get to look forward to creating portraits for him as well when he turns four - in about three years...

 

We're so thankful that we got the opportunity to help start this new tradition for Zoe and her loving family!

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Baby Mikayla https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/3/baby-mikayla This beautiful family came into our home studio to celebrate the arrival of baby Mikayla! After settling in and making sure Mikayla was extra sleepy, we started with the whole family. This photograph perfectly displays the love and adoration mom and dad have for their beautiful baby girl:

​Look at this gorgeous baby!

Mom and dad wanted to show off their little angle, so they brought in these wings:

We really wanted to capture this cocoon pose, so we had dad help us out in order to get the composite shot. With some clever hand positioning and some Photoshop magic, it worked out perfectly =)

This gorgeous basket setup was one of the last shots we got from the session. We took a break and tried to wait for Mikayla to fall asleep again. Dad was rocking her in the basket for quite a while, but Mikayla was just not feeling sleepy anymore! We decided to go with it and just start shooting. It turned out to be one of our absolute favorites!!

This was a really great session with a wonderful family, and we feel lucky to be the photographers that documented this beautiful stage of life for little Mikayla!

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego San Diego Newborn Session Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/3/baby-mikayla Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:42:04 GMT
What Goes Into a Newborn Session: Emerson Luna https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/emerson-luna Our last newborn session was with an adorable little baby girl named Emerson Luna and her adoring parents. This has become one of our favorite galleries to date - but before you see some of the photographs from the shoot, here is a behind-the-scenes rundown about what goes into setting up for a newborn photography session:

 

-First, Lindsey creates unique headbands/hats specifically for the upcoming shoot.

-The evening before the session, the studio is fully cleaned and sanitized to protect the baby.

-Then, colors and wraps are chosen and combined with backdrops, baskets, and headbands/hats and put in the order we want to shoot.

-The day of the shoot, we put the coffee on, get the couch ready to be chilled on, and throw HGTV on in the background. These sessions are a time for the parents to relax and hang out while magic is being created in our studio, and we want to make sure they have everything they need to be comfortable and ready for the next few hours of quiet time =)

-Meanwhile, the studio is being heated up to a toasty 80 degrees to encourage happy, cozy, sleepy babies.

-When parents arrive, we get to meet the baby and hear about birth stories and how the first days of parenthood have been treating them. This is a time to really get the vibe of the parents and create a bond as we prepare to photograph the family together.

-After making sure the baby is fed, burped, changed and sleepy enough to pose, we get started!

 

And this session was no different! We liked this family right away. They came to us via Tree of Life Birth Center, where our photographs are displayed on their walls. They had very positive things to say about Tree of Life and we are so thankful that they feature our art! It had been a looooooong previous night for them, as little Emerson didn't feel like sleep was something she needed... so needless to say, they were tired but ready to capture the brand new family unit:

After a great session with all 3, we moved on to the newborn portion of the shoot! We quickly found that Emerson was perfectly happy, comfortable, and willing to sleep - as long as she was being held. The minute anyone put her down, she wasn't having it! After a few feedings and numerous sleep-inducing tricks, we were able to get these GORGEOUS photographs that we absolutely LOVE:

Here's a look at Lindsey in action, creating beauty:

Mom really wanted to incorporate this stylin' poncho into the shoot, so after Emerson had quite enough of not being held, we decided to roll with her mood and grab this memorable shot of mommy and daughter:

We really enjoyed working with this family and this gallery has become one of our favorites we have created. We are so grateful they chose us for the great honor of documenting their brand new family =)

 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Behind the scenes of a San Diego Newborn Session Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer Tree of Life What goes into a newborn session baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/emerson-luna Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:20:58 GMT
Little Baby Eli https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/little-baby-eli Last Weekend, we got to work with a teeny, tiny little guy named Eli. At only 4 lbs, he was definitely the smallest newborn we have had the privilege to photograph! 

Isn't he beautiful?

We really wanted to emphasize Eli's size, so we made sure to photograph him in his mother's hands:

Our favorite shot of the day was this GORGEOUS black & white image:

It was an incredible experience and great honor to create a gallery of memories for this proud new mommy and her growing family =)

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn San Diego Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby photographer family photography portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/little-baby-eli Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:07:44 GMT
Maternity Session at Presidio Park https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/maternity-session-at-presidio-park Presidio Park served as the perfect background scenery for this beautiful maternity session which featured a very cute Big Brother, the family Pooch (the dog's actual name), and a flowtastic dress that was a lot of fun to photograph!

 

This is the whole fam:

They are very excited to meet the new little one!

We were able to grab some really cute moments - even though this future big brother was always on the move!

Then, it was time for this mommy-to-be to don thee dress:

​The next gorgeous shot was this glowing mama's favorite:

It was so great to be able to create a gallery that memorializes this really special time for this growing family! We're also getting the privilege of photographing their newborn when the time comes =)

To be continued...

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Maternity Pregnancy San Diego Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer family portraits pregnancy photography san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer san diego maternity photographer san diego maternity photography https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2016/1/maternity-session-at-presidio-park Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:28:55 GMT
Maeve's 3rd Birthday Party https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/12/maeves-3rd-birthday-party We had the opportunity to shoot a FABULOUS birthday party for 3-year-old Maeve! This family knows how to birthday it up for a 3 year old and all her friends =)

Here's the birthday girl!

The theme: Cowgirl

The animals: Peacocks, sheep, bunnies, chicks, and ponies!

Just in case the petting zoo wasn't exciting enough: Balloons!

...and Face Painting!

Then it was time for cake! Cow-style.

Every partier got to take home their very own stick pony =)

Maeve's family made the day very special for everyone who came to celebrate their growing girl!

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Birthday Maternity Pregnancy Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer family portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer san diego maternity photography https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/12/maeves-3rd-birthday-party Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:16:38 GMT
Mommy to Be Session with the Manns https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/11/mommy-to-be-session-with-the-manns Fall is finally here and this shoot proves it! The Mann's decided to go with a rustic vibe for this maternity/family session and it was a great choice =) The family was running a little late, so it was a race against the sunset from the moment they got there. The result was the perfect golden hour of light!

Here's the whole gang, dogs and all:

You could immediately feel the HUGE love in this family:

They were all incredibly natural in front of the camera, so it was really about keeping up with them and documenting their energy!

In the midst of all the wild energy, we grabbed a couple moments of pure serenity...

But there was still a lot of FUN going on in the background!

We were even able to get some great sibling shots - both human and K9 =)

It was a FAST and FUN session with the Mann's and we could not be happier with the gorgeous gallery that emerged!

 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Maternity Pregnancy Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer family portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer san diego maternity photography https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/11/mommy-to-be-session-with-the-manns Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:06:21 GMT
Newborn Photo Shoot : Baby Sara https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/newborn-photo-shoot-baby-sara Our last newborn shoot was with little Sara. It just happened to be the first day that she was becoming much more alert and VERY hungry! Luckily, her family was very patient and willing to put in the time it took to get beautiful shots =)

We started with the family in the studio:

Sara is lucky she'll have such great older siblings!

This is the first shoot that we got to use the headbands Lindsey has been working on. They complimented baby Sara perfectly!

​Sara's mommy mentioned she liked shots of little baby feet, so we made sure we got a few of those.

Doesn't she look so cozy?

Though it took a lot of feedings, diaper changes, and baby bounces throughout the shoot, we were very glad we got the honor of photographically welcoming Sara to the world =) 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Best San Diego newborn photographer Best newborn photography Newborn Top San Diego Family Photographer Top newborn photographer baby photographer family headbands portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/newborn-photo-shoot-baby-sara Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:14:15 GMT
Babies R Us https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/babies-r-us Last weekend, we teamed up with Babies R Us for their Baby's First Halloween event! It was really fun getting to see all the parents proudly parading their babies rocking really cute costumes =)

We set up a mini studio in-store with a backdrop, a perfect little chair for babies, and a great Jack-o'-Lantern prop! We photographed each baby for about 3 minutes or so. It was hilarious teaming up with the parents to try to make their baby smile =) Here are a few highlights from the day:

This epic shot is OBVIOUSLY our personal favorite:

We're looking forward to our next Babies R Us Collaboration, Baby's First Christmas! 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Babies R Us Baby costume Baby's First Halloween Best Family photographer Costume Halloween Top San Diego Family Photographer Toys R Us baby photographer family portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/babies-r-us Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:50:12 GMT
San Diego Family Shoot with the Muncriefs https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/san-diego-family-shoot-with-the-muncriefs Last weekend, we trekked out to Mission Trails with the Muncriefs and found the perfect spot to photograph this beautiful family!

They even brought out Frank, the family Golden Retriever =) 

Lindsey caught this great tree-climbing moment:

This picture really shows there are few things as beautiful as a mother's love for her child...

And this was a great Father/Son moment!

Despite the heat and the constant swatting at the hordes of flies, we had a lot of fun photographing the Muncriefs. We found out only afterward that Mrs. Muncrief happens to be THEE Sydnee Michaels, Golf Pro extraordinaire! It was an honor getting to photograph this family and present them in such a gorgeous, natural San Diegan habitat =)

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Shelter Island Sydnee Michaels Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer family portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/10/san-diego-family-shoot-with-the-muncriefs Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:30:19 GMT
San Diego Family Photo Shoot with the Alminars https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/san-diego-family-photo-shoot-with-the-alminars Recently, we made our way down to Shelter Island for a REALLY FUN shoot with the Alminars! This year, Edgar and Eeva celebrated the arrival of their son, Enzo. This was their first official family shoot and WE were lucky enough to be the ones to do it =) 

How cute is this kid?

SERIOUSLY?!

It is absolutely worth noting that Lindsey WON the attention of Enzo by jumping around, waving a red brush, and belting Taylor Swift songs. She earned these shots with her SKILLS.

We caught this moment of happy love between new parents...

This photo perfectly summarizes the day:

Yay Enzo! Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba!!! *Imagine African singing from Lion King

It was a beautiful evening, and it was great to be able to show off San Diego's skyline behind this shiny, happy family...

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Best Family photographer Shelter Island Top San Diego Family Photographer baby photographer family portraits san diego baby photographer san diego family photographer https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/san-diego-family-photo-shoot-with-the-alminars Tue, 22 Sep 2015 03:26:00 GMT
Oil Painting Portraits https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/oil-painting-portraits If you are ever looking to have an oil painting portrait commissioned, we know an awesome oil painter that is offering to do an 8” x 10” portrait of one person for $1000.00 (normally priced at $1750.00). Below is an example painted from one of our photographs! Contact Rosemary for info: 714.329.4448. You can see more of her work here: http://www.vasquezart.com/rosemary-custom-art ‪#‎portraits‬ ‪#‎oilpainting‬

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zoeticphoto@gmail.com (Zoetic Photography) Portraits painting https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/oil-painting-portraits Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:44:50 GMT
Newborn Photo Shoot : Baby Landen https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/Newborn-photo-shoot-baby-landen Another beautiful newborn shoot! Heather and Sean brought their new addition, little Landen, to the studio to photograph this really special time...

 

One of the very first photographs of Landen we snapped caught his big blue eyes looking directly at the camera!

 

We captured this incredibly peaceful moment that turned out beautifully:

We love this image of Landen chilling like a little king!

This last shot of the day took some team work! Sean was a great sport and got right in there, holding on to the scarves that lifted Landen into photographic history =)

Congratulations to Heather and Sean! We hope these images will help them forever remember this incredibly special time in their lives...

 

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Newborn Photo Shoot : Baby Asher Vaughn Lehman https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/9/newborn-photo-shoot-baby-asher-vaughn-lehman Last weekend we had the distinct honor and pleasure of photographing Asher Vaughn Lehman, brand spankin' new son of our good friends, Joshua and Lauren. He was obviously gorgeous (as both of his parents are such beautiful people) and he was a fantastic subject from start to finish!  He arrived in style, rocking the collared shirt with the rolled up sleeves (just like his dad does).

His parents wanted to make sure he showed his San Diego pride - at least for as long as the team is here =/

After a HUGE feeding, a "milk coma" was induced and we were able to get perfect poses that look timeless in black & white!

Asher's mommy made this beautiful blanket, and it was really special to get to incorporate it. The result is gorgeous.

Our final shot of the day took some real shenanigans to pull off, but it produced this incredibly peaceful work of art =)

 

It was such a great experience getting to document this sacred time for the Lehmans, and we are so happy to get to be a part of Asher's life as he grows up and eventually gets to look back at how loved and welcomed he was when he came into this world! 

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The Smith Wedding https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/7/the-smith-wedding We had the honor of being asked to photograph the wedding of Bruce Smith & Jen Beach this past weekend. The ceremony was held at a beautiful home in La Mesa, CA that served as the perfect backdrop for their very quaint, intimate ceremony.  Below are just a few of the highlights...

These are the bride's beautiful girls!  

Do you see the resemblance?!  SISTERS!  :)

The kids at this wedding were so very sweet.  The bride asked us to be sure to get a shot of all of them together.  CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!

Seriously, how sweet are they?

It was our honor to be asked to preserve this special day for this gorgeous family. Here's to happily ever after...

 

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The Walters San Diego Maternity Shoot 7/3/2015 https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/7/the-walters-san-diego-maternity-shoot-7/3/2015 Last Friday we had the absolute pleasure of photographing some dear friends, Ilene and Mark Walters. Ilene wanted to preserve this very special time for her family. She is expecting their first baby girl!!! We decided to change it up and shoot in a more urban location. We thought nothing could be better than shooting downtown San Diego, near and around the central library! Mark studied Library and Information Science, so we thought it was VERY apropos. :) We started the shoot with just Ilene and her adorable son, Aaron!  

As you can see, Ilene was GLOWING...

Aaron was such a ham!  A natural born model!  

Aaron had this pose he used throughout the shoot. Ilene kept saying she had no idea where he picked that up or why he was doing it, but WE. LOVED. IT. We even made the whole family follow suit. :D

Next, we made our way over to the library... 

Yes, the library was closed and the gates were locked, but we didn't let that stop us from getting some great shots! At least until a guard reprimanded us and we had to be on our way! 

Isn't she lovely...

and this precious moment got us all choked up. He's going to be a wonderful big brother...

Such an adorable family...

This was one of the last shots as we were walking out of Petco Park.  

We cannot wait to meet their new little girl. Ilene has already purchased some outfits for the newborn shoot! Stay tuned...

 

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San Diego Family Photo Shoot With The Tuthill Family, Our Very 1st Blog! https://www.zoetic.photography/blog/2015/7/the-tuthill-family-2015 Last week we had the pleasure of doing a family shoot with... FAMILY! We met the Tuthills at Rose Canyon, a beautiful San Diego spot in University City. Right from the beginning, we knew this shoot was going to be gorgeous. With a surreal landscape and a beautiful family, how could it be anything other than stunning?! Below are just some of the highlights from this shoot.

This was one of the very first shots we captured of little Ayla and mommy Espie. 

Kai and daddy Collin had fun playing in the foliage and we captured this gem below. Kai certainly had the giggles this afternoon.

How cute is this family?!

We wanted some photographs with just the kids and they were more than willing to show their affection...

Which then resulted in faces like this after they started getting tired...

Hilarious cuteness overload!! Things came to a beautiful close and we wrapped the afternoon up with an awesome dinner at the nearby Draft Republic restaurant, which we recommend! It was super yummy!   

Until next time...

 

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