Photos by Kim E – San Jose family photographer » San Jose Family photographer

from what i remember, the newborn phase is a super hazy time. we can barely remember to brush our hair or teeth. can’t figure out how to eat with a newborn cradled in your arms and function on very little sleep. making the first excursion out of the house is stressful yet once you do it, you feel like you accomplished the biggest hurdle (thank you target). but there is one thing that i remember. you spend your entire day looking down at your little one memorizing every little bend of the fingers, the long fingernails, the curl of the toes and the soft flakes of newborn skin. your neck muscles get strained because you’re spending so much time looking at this amazingness. and this newborn stage is so fleeting that i love being able to spend time with the parents in their home, photographing them as they soak in every bit of this precious short time.

a few months ago i had the honor of capturing their joy for their upcoming little one during their maternity session at wilder ranch and to join them in their home for their newborn session that was filled with so much unconditional love was just perfect. we spent our time capturing their connection and bond between mom, dad and baby and even though our little trooper stayed awake for the entire time (except when he finally fell asleep in the swing when i was packing up heehee), he was bathed with kisses, cuddles and even some funny faces. i will probably have to do another blog post on the amazing nursery. this peter pan nursery was almost all handmade and even included a super cool lightning cloud!

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thank you again for having me capture your beautiful family, i loved spending this precious and intimate time with you guys, give him some snuggles from me:)

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oh look at this face! isn’t he the cutest?! this sweet chocolate lab puppy joined us during this family session at vasona park and he was awesome. when we were planning our session, mom asked me if it was okay if they brought their new puppy along which is definitely a big yes! we don’t have any pets (we’re still balancing the two pets of children ha) but i know that pets are such a big part of families that to not have them come along to the family session just doesn’t feel right. i’m so glad that he joined in especially since it was pretty cute watching him try to bite the water and bubbles!

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isn’t this family the cutest?! thank you again for heading down this way and for being so wonderful and fun to photograph! and this last photo is probably my favorite photo! which one is your’s?

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with the help of her magic wand and magic hat, sporting her “cinderella” pajamas this morning, my assistant helped draw the winning name for the mother’s day family photo shoot on the hill. i absolutely loved reading everyone’s entry and all the specialness and sweetness that you all did with your families!

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yay, congratulations kendy! looking forward to meeting you and your family! please contact me at: kim@photosbykime.com so we can go over details and figure out a date:)

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after my assistant was done with her duties, i had to play a bit with all the poppies and the fresh rain. i love the softness and glow when it comes to freelensing plus i spy a heart:) san jose photographer - photos by kim e - freelensing - macro - poppy flower - pink - waterdrop

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something rare happened today in san jose. it rained! which meant that emilia could suit up (seriously love what she chose to wear) for puddle stomping on our evening walk. luckily the house in front of our home collects an epic puddle for her so we don’t have to go far. hopefully this winter there will be a bit more rain in our future so carina can join in with the fun.

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my sweet baby girl is almost seven months and is way too active for our liking. she started crawling just before 6 months and now she’s trying to cruise and walk (not cool ha).sanjoselifestylephotographer-002sanjoselifestylephotographer-001sanjoselifestylephotographer-007

for the past month, she has been rocking one tooth. it’s been ridiculously cute and capturing teeth is actually kind of tricky as most of the time, they are still too small to really capture. i’ve recently noticed that the second tooth is about to break through so i knew that i had to capture these photos for her baby book and well, it’s just super cute. but since she’s on the move, these photos were ridiculously tricky to take. i would lay her down and she would instantly flip over and crawl away. sanjoselifestylephotographer-004sanjoselifestylephotographer-008

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i was using every trick in my book and finally, came up with a new game that seemed to work (i would share it but muahaha it was an epic trick so definitely not sharing it ha). sanjoselifestylephotographer-003sanjoselifestylephotographer-005sanjoselifestylephotographer-006

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