Within a day of little miss Ava June’s grand arrival, I got to photographer her at Long Beach Memorial in all her brand new adorableness. Then once Lauren and Jordan brought home there baby girl and started to get settled into life with their baby girl we had her newborn session. They were just over the moon about their little girl so it was so fun getting to capture the three of them all in pure awe of the little ball of cuteness they created.
Then folks I entered into the holy grail of baby girl nurseries. Lauren told me how much she loved choosing every thing for the nursery once they found out they were having a girl. And wow did it ever show! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some of the cutest nurseries and this one might top the list. Just because it reminded me so much of the same decor in my little chickadee’s bedroom. It’s like Lauren made the three year later much improved vision of my daughter’s nursery. Well and that Lauren had the level of fresh enthusiasm of a first time mom and my poor girl is my #3.
Ava’s nursery was flawless. The perfect picks from Etsy, that gorgeous rug from Lulu & Georgia, and the very same travel the world calendar from Rifle Paper Co. I had used but the edition from three years later hung as prints. But my favorite was a watercolor of cacti and succulents that momma Lauren had painted herself. Seriously everything was just perfect. So if you are looking for some boho nursery inspiration for a little baby girl, then enjoy pursuing little Ava’s in home lifestyle newborn session.
Can you even handle that smile!?!
If you are located in south bay Los Angeles, north Orange County, or the Long Beach area and are interested in booking a lifestyle newborn session for your baby on the way, then I’d love to hear from you.
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It’s embarrassing how far behind I get with blogging. I do believe I did finish 2016 a couple months before the end of 2017 though ;). I think each year I set the goal to be more on top of my blogging and I fail every time. Oh well here’s to hoping 2018 will be the year I finally get on top of blogging!
This was a session from last year when the California Super Bloom was in full force. I had never seen this area even remotely close to looking like this. All that rain that made rescheduling my winter sessions a complete nightmare sure paid off when it came to the spring time wild flowers. Hoping for those wild flowers to bloom like crazy this year again and looking forward to spring sessions here a few months from now.
I had a session with the Panian family in the fall and it was so much fun to catch up with an old friend and meet his wife and kids. So it was even more fun to get to see them again so soon when they wanted to do another family session as baby girl’s 1st birthday rolled around. So happy I was able to capture her nursing and those seriously adorable bottom two teeth in these final days before she turned one.
2017 for Francesca Marchese Photography brought the joy of getting to be there to document:
-the births of 2 beautiful girls
-a half a dozen newbies within a day or two of making their grand entrance into the world while they were still at the hospital
-even more newborns during their first days in their home, solidifying my absolute love for lifestyle newborn sessions
-quite a few bellies celebrating that those babies were on their way
-so many families (lots that I have had the pleasure of photographing for years now and know and love, and lots of new families that I got to fall in love with for the first time)
-and lots of absolutely adorable faces for school portraits with the boutique school portion of the business
It was also an exciting year of recognition for my business. I was published in two magazines, featured as a finalist in the clickinmoms voice competition, recognized as a ClickPro, and featured on various photography forums.
I am ever so grateful for all of you that hire me as your photographer, follow my photography, and/or support my passion. Thank you for being part of the reason 2017 was another great year for Francesca Marchese Photography. I look forward to meeting more families throughout southern California.
Onward to a new year and all the new adventures that await. Wishing everyone a very happy 2018!
Fresh 48 sessions, capturing the newest of newbies. Ava June arrived and I got to capture the little bundle in all her squishy goodness at Long Beach Memorial shortly after. Seeing first time parents (and grandparents) in complete awe over this little person how has completely changed their lives and made their hearts want to leap out of their chest is one of the sweetest things to get to witness and capture. And baby feet pretty much are my favorite.
Oh this family! Can we just talk about life with four kids and how they rock it?
Kameron knew she wanted some sort of spring flowers for their session. Well thankfully to the California Super Bloom one of my regular spots went crazy with the wild flowers. I was so happy when I noticed all the flowers and knew this spot was going to be amazing to photograph them in. The three girls are all unbelievably beautiful and have personalities galore in their own particular ways. And then the baby of the family, the one and only boy. Can you imagine when this little dude brings home a girlfriend for his family to meet? Hello overprotective big sister grilling!