Woodside Newborn Photography | Isla

Woodside Newborn Photography is a favorite of mine, especially when I get to photograph days-old babies in their new home. When babies are first born, I find it’s easier on mom and baby to conduct their sessions in the cozy surroundings of home. This beautiful first time mom was radiant and glowing while cuddling with her baby girl.

mom cuddling newborn during a woodside newborn photography session

We stepped outside for a bit to capture some of the gorgeous wooded environment around their home.

young mom snuggling with newborn girl during a woodside photo session

This sweet little girl just loved being held and cuddled by her mom.

new mom with baby and dogs at home session in woodside

Their two dogs wanted to be part of the action too!

mom and daughter looking at reflection in mirror at in home session in woodside

Looking at reflections of mom and daughter. Baby Isla was alert most of the time we spent together.

newborn yawning during an in home photo session in woodside

The yawns are just too adorable! Isla was fighting sleep but was content throughout the session.

mom and newborn daughter during an in home photo session woodside

first time mom with newborn during an in home session in woodside


I got to see some of the family heirlooms and gifts for Isla during the Woodside newborn photography session.

If you are expecting a child and would like to have newborn photography of your baby, please contact me to discuss pricing and scheduling at 415. 518. 8880. I adore photographing little ones anytime but there is something super special about the first days of life. I specialize in Woodside Newborn Photography and also serve the towns between San Francisco and San Jose. Please get in touch for location information at


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New Love!/ Portola Valley Family Photographer

The Mexican feather grasses gently swayed in the breeze. The Willow tree seemed to call out for someone to dance under the canopy and swing on it’s branches. The afternoon sun was glistening, creating a halo of sweetness around each family member. And, there were smiles all around.

The delight of adding a new love to their family was felt in a strong way. Mom and Dad took turns holding and cuddling their first baby boy. Pure, joyful light could be seen in their eyes.

The big sisters were ecstatic to show off how they, too, could hold little brother. Adoringly they gazed at his tiny features. They giggled when he squirmed and made silly faces.

The first days with a newborn are so precious. It’s such an overwhelming experience to bring a new member into the family. It is filled with awe and discovery. Brought into the world with an abundance of love before it was ever know who he was or who he would become. It will be fun to see who this little guy turns out to be.



portola valley portrait photographer


portola valley family photographer

If you are looking to schedule a family photography session to capture memories of you and your loved ones in your home, please contact me via the links below. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about your family and your photography goals. I am based in Portola Valley and am willing to travel throughout the Peninsula including all areas between San Francisco and San Jose.


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Photographing Children 101 Class/Snap Happy

[caption id="attachment_1139" align="aligncenter" width="700"]snap happy workshop photo courtesy of Kate Bartow[/caption]Last month I hosted my first Photographing Children 101 Class in Portola Valley. As a fundraiser for our local elementary school, Las Lomitas, I offered up seats for a Snap Happy workshop. The idea for the class was to teach parents ways to quickly improve their photography skills no matter what camera they use. Whether using an iPhone, point and shoot or DSLR camera, my goal was to teach basics of photographing children that they could apply anytime, anywhere with any camera.

Here are a few photos from the night. Each attendee got to apply the new techniques during a quick photo shoot. They also got their turn behind the camera when I photographed them for an updated profile photo.

photographing children 101 class

photographing children 101 class

photographing children 101 class

photographing children 101 class

Snap Happy is a great idea for playgroups! If you are interested in hosting a Snap Happy class in your home for your friends and family, your seat is complimentary. Please contact me for details. I can be reached at 415. 518. 8880


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San Francisco Newborn Photographer/ Anna Dobrenski Photography/ Kate

As a San Francisco newborn photographer, I am so lucky to meet little ones in the first week to 10 days of life. It is such a special time for parents and siblings! Baby Kate was just eight days old when I photographed her. She was peaceful and serene during our time together. Big brothers were delighted about their new sibling joining in the fun! What a beautiful family!

san francisco newborn photographer

san francisco newborn photographer

san francisco newborn photographer

menlo park newborn photographer

menlo park newborn photographer

menlo park newborn photographer

menlo park newborn photographer

If you are expecting or know someone who is, contact me to learn more about my registry gift certificates! They are a great way to give the gift of photography to a new mom. Gift certificates can be used towards a newborn or family session for albums, wall art, birth announcements and more. Connect with me below if interested.


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