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California Maternity, Family, and Brand Photographer  —  San Anselmo  —  Marin County

Hey, I'm Jamie!

Lifestyle photography has always been my passion. I’m drawn to capturing memories in ways that step beyond snapshots. They bend rules to show connection, mood, and movement. Let's create art!

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Cozy, in-home family sessions make my heart explode.

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Give your brand a visual aesthetic that connects with your ideal clientele.

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Take a peek behind the scenes of my own crazy life with children.

From bump to newborn to toddler—it's a privilege to watch your family grow.

Marin Beach Maternity

Back at one of my favorite spots on the Marin County coast for this lifestyle maternity session. It’s certainly easier to see the difference between posed and lifestyle photography when there are kids involved. However, I think it’s entirely possible to achieve a lifestyle (or relaxed and authentic) feel for maternity sessions too. It’s a request I get all the time.

marin county beach maternity photography

Lifestyle is not the same as documentary style. At a lifestyle maternity session, I still give prompts. I will position you in the places with ideal, flattering light, but once you’re in there a lot of it happens naturally. That’s the beauty of lifestyle photography. I believe the simple things you do naturally- smiling at your partner, laughing together, walking hand in hand- are flattering and photo worthy. Much more so than being perfectly posed in unnatural positions.

I believe the simple things you do naturally- smiling at your partner, laughing together, walking hand in hand- are flattering and photo worthy. Much more so than being perfectly posed in unnatural positions.

More than any other session, I get a lot of questions about maternity photo sessions. One common one is about when to book the session. I recommend scheduling your maternity session for 34-35 weeks pregnant. It’s not at all an exact science. Please consider booking your session two or more months in advance.

Another common question is about what to wear during a maternity session. Style is entirely up to you. I do recommend wearing something that is form fitting in at least one area of the belly. Tunic style tops and dresses that are loose fitting both above and below the belly tend to not photograph well. Whether you go casual with jeans and a top or choose a maternity dress, you’ll be happiest in something that feels comfortable and is true to your regular style.

To see more of my recent work, connect with me here on Instagram. To inquire about booking a session, please fill out this form.

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Film: Kodak Professional Portra400 120

Camera: Pentax645N

Digital: Sony a7riii

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