2019 Family Mini Sessions Book Now

2019 Family Mini Sessions Book Now

Book Now!

I’ve had so many of you ask about the dates for the fall mini’s and they are finally up and ready to book! These sessions book up fast in time for the holidays.

If these dates don’t work for you - let’s chat about scheduling a full hour session with flexibility on time and you can pick the location.

Life with our 9 Month Old

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Life with our 9 Month Old

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A FEW FIRSTS:

She now kisses and even makes the kissing sound while doing it. She’s clapping her hands to certain songs and has started the copying phase. A great eater! We’ve been more adventurous trying new foods with more texture and she is loving everything so far. She’s started to do the rocking motion on her knees ready to crawl but still prefers to get around in her walker.

We went to Nevada to visit family and as always just goes with the flow. She didn’t sleep much during the road trip but we had a bunch of things to keep her occupied. We went on a boat for the second time and she fell asleep on it again. I guess it’s the rocking?

FAVORITE THINGS:


Lovevery - She has the activity center but I finally signed up for the toy subscription boxes. She had so many toys given to her when she was smaller and some that were similar to what are in these boxes. I love this company and how they use non-chemical treated toys and the thought and detail they put into everything they make. Reagan has loved all the toys and is learning new ways to use them (like dropping the ball in the container) every day and it’s so fun to watch her. Use this link and get $10 off your first order!

Stacking Cups - She loves to play with these colorful cups and has now discovered she can sing into them and her voice gets distorted. So inexpensive, but fun that lasts a while!

The Big Book of Organic Baby Food - This recipe book has been so helpful and informative with what food is good for developmentally speaking. And it gives so many great recipe ideas on the types of food to mix together!

Baby Walker - She still loves this walker and can get around everywhere, even chasing the cat. Just be careful if you have stairs!!

Baby Bjorn Mini - We’ve still been using this during our travels and going to the aquarium and zoo. She can face out and loves it but when she’s getting tired I can face her in and she goes right to sleep on my chest. It’s good until the 25lb mark.

Nested Bean - We are still using this sleep sack, which I’m convinced has helped her sleep.

OUR LIFE:

It can be summed up as rapid. I want to freeze time at the rate it is going. It seems like once she hit those big milestones, everything else starts following quickly after. I’m already starting to plan her birthday party in just a few months and it has me so emotional!!

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Life with our 6 Month Old

Life with our 6 Month Old

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A FEW FIRSTS:

This month was a lot of milestones and firsts for baby girl. And as always our little girl goes with the flow. She was so ready to start eating solids that she was literally trying to grab food out of my hands and would chew when she watched us eat. She’s loved all the foods she’s tried, but sweet potatoes seem to be a favorite (just like mommy!) I could hardly believe what I was hearing just a few days before Mother’s day when she started to say mama. We took her to her first swim class and she loved it. No cries at all…she is a water baby for sure. She’ll be out surfing with daddy in no time.

We went on our first trip and I’ll have to admit I was a little anxious even though she always does so good when we’re out and about. She loved going on the boat and people watching as we walked around town. Her little gummy smile is contagious and has strangers waving as they walk by. We rented a boat and she actually fell asleep for the majority of our time on the water. It must have been the rocking! Our first night was a little hard for her to adjust so we were up every few hours with her popping in the pacifier. (something we’re not used to with this good sleeper, so we’ll take it.) After that night she slept as long as she does back home. She sits up on her own with no assistance and love watching her be more independent. I put a basket of toys in front of her and she grabs one out, talks about it and moves onto the next. It’s so amazing to see her personality and conversations with her grow!

We joined a stroller strides group and I love it. She gets to be out and enjoy the fresh air while mama gets some exercise. We also signed up for a mommy and me class which has been so fun to watch her interact and talk with the other babies her age.

Of course, this month flew by. It was month I didn’t want to come (half a year) because my baby doesn’t feel like a baby anymore. I know some people say that’s crazy but any new mom will agree and say the same thing.

FAVORITE THINGS:

This month we went on a trip so a few of these were necessities but we’ll continue to use throughout the rest of the summer. And as always, I generally get gender neutral options so they can be used for our next baby, too.

Baby Bjorn Mini - We’ve been using this for a few months now and love it. It the beginning she was too small for it, which is why the Solly wrap worked better. But now I stick her in this when we’re going to be out and the stroller isn’t necessary. It’s great for traveling when you need both hands. We brought it with us to Catalina and it made everything SO easy since we didn’t bring the stroller. We were doing a lot of walking and hiking around. Since she’s very observant and wants to see everything, I face her out. But when I know she’s getting tired I’ll turn her to face me and she falls right to sleep. We’ll be using this up until she hits the 25 pound mark.

Nested Bean - We transitioned her out of the Merlin’s Magic sleep suit once she started rolling over. Although, the first week was rough (she went from sleeping 10 hours to waking up every few hours wanting to be soothed) but this sleep sack helped. I think she was so used to being cuddled with the Merlin that she felt less secure without it. The weighted egg on the chest is supposed to resemble the touch of a hand. She’s now adjusted and back to sleeping 10-12 hours in her crib and I think this has a lot to do with it.

Pop up tent - This was so awesome to easily pop up to use while on vacation by the pool. With UPF 50+ she was able to lay inside it without getting sunburned and window cut outs for a breeze. We will be using this all summer by the pool and at the beach.

Inflatable canopy float - Another must-have we will use all summer at the pool. This has a canopy that covers her little arms from getting sunburned. (She also wears a rashguard, too.) As with any water related item, I never took my eyes off her in this.

Sunglasses - These had such great reviews and has the extra attachment so it stays on their head. She actually wore them the whole time on our trip and didn’t try to pull them off.

Bib/Apron - Since she has started eating, this covers her completely so she doesn’t get food all over her clothes. And the food wipes off so easily and dries quickly after being cleaned, too.

OUR LIFE:

It can be summed up as so much joy! This girl lights up our world and couldn’t imagine life any other way now. We finally have consistent routines with mornings, naps and bedtimes and it’s some of my favorite moments. The simple things each day bring so much happiness with our baby girl!


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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Aiden

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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Aiden

I was so honored to take these photos for this sweet family. It had been a long road to Aiden…and just like his shirt says, he was worth the wait! As a new mom myself, I can relate to client’s anxiety of how will the shoot turn out, will my baby be happy, will I feel myself? But it’s my job to calm those nerves for clients and reassure that we will roll with it and everything will be just fine. These photos will be your favorite memories ever!

Wait until you see the nursery, serious design goals. Casey had a vision of what it would look like and when it finally came together, we had to document them in his room!


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Just look at those baby lips!!

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“Ambre made the session comfortable, she was a newborn whisperer with son, and the photos she took were absolutely beautiful. As soon as our session was over, I was in awe of what just took place in my home.”

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Maternity Photography in Orange County | Baratelle Family

Maternity Photography in Orange County | Baratelle Family

This sweet family will be welcoming their little girl in a couple of weeks and couldn’t be more excited! Jacob is going to be the best big brother! I recently watched a video that describes the emotions of parenting one child to two and wanted to share it with you.

“It really is true that you'll never have to split your love between your babies, and it really is true that your love will multiply tenfold as you all get to know your newest little love. You may choke up like me when it's time to give your biggest baby one last hug before you meet your second one, but just remember this is all a beautiful part of this crazy life.” -Erica Despain

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“Your heart is about to grow so much more full with love.”

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