Newborn and Maternity photograph  by Chioma Afigbo

Capture These Precious Moments

Get unforgettable images of your growing family with expert newborn and maternity studio photography for San Joaquin County and the Bay Area

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Studio Photography in Mountain House, CA

Complete photography Brings You Right Back to the moments that Matter.

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Maternity is both miraculous and transformational. It’s a process that uplifts, uproots and comes with great change and details that are easy to miss.

Memories Don't Have to Fade

Newborn with Mother photography in Mountain House, CA

Photography You’ll Keep

My photography sessions and images are designed to give you accurate and gorgeous representations of mother and newborn in a safe and professional space, so you come away with an experience honoring your growth and images that will instantly take you back

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In Your Heart

Come exactly as you are. Sessions are treated with care, props and wardrobe for both baby and mother, allowing everyone a stress-free experience.

On Your Wall

Come away with images you’ll want to hang on your wall - permanent mementos of this momentous stage in the life of your family.

In Your Family

Remind your family of the beauty and love they share with representations designed in order to let family shine.

Newborn studio photography near Mountain House, CA
Chioma Afigbo, Family Photographer

Keepsake Family Photography

I understand the feeling of time passing and the preciousness of these years for your family. I was introduced to newborn photography with the birth of my first son. As an event photographer at the time, I found it fascinating. As a mother, my preferences went unheard. The photography never made it to my wall.

It’s my goal to give you a process that aligns with your voice and gives you the best possible standard of professional photography, so you have an experience that honors this special moment, empowers mama and soothes baby, with images that bring you right back no matter how many years have passed.

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Newborn and Maternity photography, San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area

Maternity & Newborn Photography

As you grow, become a family that looks back with fondness and love. Keep these pure moments in your heart and have momentos of your family’s foundation with pristine maternity and newborn photography. The time of your pregnancy may seem to pass you by, but the experience of these precious moments doesn’t have to.

As a trained photographer, newborn safety specialist, and mother of two, each image and session here in Mountain House is designed to create a flawless experience - mirroring the moments you’ll soon carry close to your heart. And don’t worry about setting a strict date during this phase in your life. All session dates are tentative. We’ll be working together, with baby, to find the day that fits best.

Remind yourself and your family of the moments that matter most no matter how much time has passed.

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Live More Timeless

3 Session Options

Newborn

*Feature Determined by Package

Trained Baby-Safe Posing

Professional Editing

$50 Off Next Session

Wardrobe and Props Included

High Resolution Images

Siblings and Parents*

3 Session Options

Maternity

*Feature Determined by Package

Professional Edits

$50 Off Next Session

$100 Off Newborn Session*

Wardrobe and Props Included

High Resolution Images

Partner and Children*

Photography Package Options

I currently have some availability in Maternity and Newborn photoshoots, serving families throughout San Joaquin County and the Bay Area in California.

All session dates are tentative on the timing of you and your baby(ies).
We’ll work together during your consultation on the best colors and date ranges for you.

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Your Guide to Capturing Maternity

Learn how to capture maternity and make memories that last with this guide for mothers-in-the-making.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY?

I prefer to photograph newborns the first 2 weeks of their lives, ideally 7-14 days but I have had older babies come in as well!. It is best to book your session well in advance so please give me a call as soon as you know your baby's due date. I will make a tentative booking for 10-21 days after your due date and we can amend it if your baby is early or late. Newborn sessions can take up to four hours and I usually only book them Monday to Friday. However, sometimes I have Saturdays available at an extra cost of $100. All newborn sessions start at 10am. I only ever book one newborn session a day so the day is yours and there is no rushing your baby.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The session fee is $150. This fee secures your booking and is deducted from the package you choose to buy after your session. The session fee is non-refundable. I have 3 packages and they all include digital images you have selected with a print release. Please refer to the pricing page for more details on the packages.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANY PROPS, OUTFITS OR ACCESSORIES TO MY BABY'S SESSION?

None at all! I have a range of outfits, wraps, props and accessories for your session. However if you have something special or of sentimental value that you would want me to include in your photos, please bring them along!​

HOW LONG IS A NEWBORN SESSION?

Newborn sessions typically last 1-3 hours but it all depends on the baby. All babies are different and I always allow time for feeding, settling and cuddling. Mini sessions last about an hour

WHAT TIME DOES MY SESSION START?

All sessions start by 10am, Monday to Friday

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY PARTNER AND MY OTHER CHILDREN TO BE A PART OF THE SESSION?

Partners and siblings are welcome to join but not for a mini session.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHOTOS WITH MY BABY?

Plain and neutral colors like black, white, creams beige and other soft, neutral colors always work best in family photos as they are not distracting and will not take attention away from your faces! Skin on skin images are also amazing and beautiful! These are just tips but the decision is all yours. The room will be very warm to keep baby comfortable so it's best to wear something light. Baby may also poo and wee on way so please come with a change of clothing incase there are accidents!

WHEN WILL I SEE THE IMAGES TAKEN?

Within 2 weeks after your session I will invite you back to my studio or schedule a zoom call for a viewing and ordering session. You will be shown 20-35 professionally edited images on a beautiful slide show. After viewing, you will then select the images you want in your package. After selection and payment the digital images will be sent to you via we transfer to download immediately.

DO YOU WORK ON WEEKENDS?

I only book sessions from Monday to Friday. However, I have some Saturdays available for an extra fee of $100

HAVE YOU DONE ANY TRAINING TO WORK WITH NEWBORNS?

Yes! I specifically trained to be a newborn photographer at the Russ Jackson Academy, the leading Newborn Photographer in London. I have also trained on posing newborns safely and pediatric first aid. I have invested in a lot of training workshops and I only practice safe posing techniques, putting the safety and comfort of your newborn first.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

I work from my home-studio located in Mountain House California, 95391 where I have created a warm, safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby and I have all props and equipment set up and ready for your arrival! Unfortunately, I do not do home visits.

CAN I BUY RAW IMAGES?

RAW images are not available for sale. After your session, you will receive professionally edited images of your choice in JPEG format.

Click below to schedule a time to go through your preferences and timeframe. If there’s availability and a good fit, I’ll send over forms to get started and hold a tentative date.

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Book a Free Consultation

Enjoy a process made to keep you light and carefree. Feel free to leave everything else home and enjoy your time being captured in your true essence with a selection of props and wardrobe for mother and baby available in-studio - followed shortly after by final photographs of your choosing.

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Come As You Are

We all know how much life can throw in our way. Have photographs as pure mementos of this special time in the life of your family. Place them in albums, share with friends or choose to have them printed and placed in your home for permanent reminders of the foundations you’re currently building.

3.

Keep The Magic

Three Steps to 
Timeless Images

For best results and ease of the in-session experience, all sessions occur in-studio in Mountain House, CA.

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Since arriving in Mountain House, CA I’ve photographed hundreds of growing California families.

“I highly recommend her for your newborn photoshoot since she will deliver pictures that you will cherish for the rest of your life.”