Natalie and Alex welcomed their firstborn Calvin and I had the honor of photographing them in their beautiful home in San Jose! I am so fortunate to have the flexibility to travel all over the San Francisco Bay Area to photograph my clients in the comfort of their homes. Natalie and Alex’s home was filled with incredible amount of natural light and love. I am glad I was able to capture this exciting new phase of their lives! In-home lifestyle sessions allow for my clients to feel comfortable in their own space and makes it particularly easy and relaxed for the new Mama.
“After 9 months of preparations, we had a rush of emotion at the first sight of our baby. It was a feeling of responsibility, accomplishment, happiness, pride, joy, and so much more.” ~Alex
San Jose Newborn Photographer
“We wake up looking forward to spending as much time with Calvin as We can while cherishing each moment. He’s brought a lot of happiness to our lives.” ~Natalie
“We both love the name Calvin, and all the nick names we call him by. Our Calvie, Cal pal. His middle name Arax is the name of a river that flows through the countries where our families originated from. It’s meant to symbolize bridging our families together.” ~Natalie
Alex wanted to incorporate some of his favorite hip-hop themed books in the session, and I was all for it! My personal favorite is the “A-B to Jay-Z” book. Click here to purchase one for yourself!
“I love how the photos turned out, they are so bright and happy! I love how Calvin is looking straight into the camera and posing. You were great with him, and we were so happy that he cooperated and didn’t cry. You are the baby whisperer.” ~Natalie & Alex
Shefali Parekh is a lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn, family and engagement photography in San Francisco, CA.
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