Baby Liam | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

 {In-Home Newborn Photography Session}

Earlier last week, I visited Vanessa and Gavin’s home in San Francisco to photograph the newest addition to their family! These two were so excited to welcome their baby into their home – it shows through their photos! Baby Liam was a joy to capture! Not only was he was awake for a portion of the session, but also calm all throughout. In addition to that, both parents knew exactly how to soothe and comfort their baby.

Additionally, Gavin and Vanessa’s dog Nash was extremely gentle and protective of Liam. I loved how content he was just looking at the baby! In addition to their adorable pup, Vanessa mentioned how they also have a horse named Euro who lives in Portola Valley. I look forward to photographing them again later this year for their family session – possibly with their horse too!


Gavin + Vanessa, you two make wonderful parents!


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 “Our dog’s name is Nash. I adopted him from the Atlanta Humane Society the week I graduated from college. He’s our first baby and is taking his big brother job very seriously. He guards the crib and makes sure we know when the baby is crying.” ~ Vanessa


“Becoming parents still seems unreal- we are fascinated by everything this little guy does! It’s amazing how much we loved him the minute we met him.” ~Vanessa

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I was really curious to know how they came up with a name for their baby and this is what Vanessa had to say: “My husband’s late father was named William so we felt that Liam was a modern version of his name and we wanted him to be a part of his life even if he’s not physically with us. Liam’s middle name is Alexander, after my older brother who has been my best friend, mentor and role model my whole life.”


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Moreover, the best part about my job is getting to know my clients! As a matter of fact, Vanessa and Gavin both went to the same college but did not start dating until 8 years later when they found themselves in SF. “My husband and I met in college freshman year. We were close friends through college but never dated. We stayed in touch and reconnected once we both found ourselves in San Francisco in 2012. We started dating then and the rest is history!” ~ Vanessa

“We love our photos!” ~ Vanessa & Gavin


Shefali Parekh is a lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn, family and engagement photography in San Francisco, CA.

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