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There is nothing like meeting your child for the first time. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of holding them in your arms. The sweet newborn smell. Their soft skin, tiny fingers and delicate little toes. It's amazing how quickly they change, almost before your eyes. Newborns always have a special place in my heart. I love providing the sweet families who hire me with timeless images of their precious baby. My favorite thing about being a San Diego newborn photographer is stopping time with one click, so they stay that small forever. 

Before you know it they move into the next diaper size. They sleep through the night. They start kindergarten and all of the sudden they are off on their own. It's amazing and heartbreaking all at the same time. I'd love to freeze these fleeting moments for you!

Your San Diego Newborn Photographer

Sweet. Soft. Love.

A selection of Sweet babies during their newborn Sessions


San Diego Newborn Session

San Diego, California

Encinitas Newborn Session

Encinitas, California

Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad Newborn Session

Congratulations on your sweet baby! Newborns are so tiny in those first few days after birth. With the sleepless nights and whirlwind of emotions, that itty-bitty stage seems to pass by in seconds. A newborn photography session is the perfect way to capture your tiny miracle in this special time before you blink and they have changed. I still look at the newborn photos of all of my children and wonder where the time went. 

Most newborn sessions are done within 1-2 weeks after delivery. I know you might not feel your best after birth. I've got you mama. I provide you with everything you will need for your session. Props, delicate wraps, even a selection of gowns for you if needed. If you send me your coffee order, I even promise to have a nice, hot cup of pick-me-up ready if you've had a sleepless night. If you want outfit styling or hair and makeup recs. I've got you. I have a wonderful styling service I invested in for my clients and they do it all! I also have a few extremely talented hair and makeup referrals I can send if you desire that as well. I have prepared for every detail, so your experience is as stress-free as possible. 

Newborn sessions generally last two hours, allowing plenty of time for feedings and soothing to keep your baby happy. The studio is kept at an ideal warm temperature throughout the session, so the baby feels super comfortable. We’ll capture a variety of newborn poses, while also capturing the sweet tiny details that make your baby unique. A simple studio set-up in the comfort of your home along with lifestyle portraits is available . Parent and sibling shots are always included in each session if desired. 

During your baby's session, I want you to sit back and relax while I capture these beautiful, soft, simple and timeless memories you can enjoy for years to come. 

I'm looking forward to working with you and your new baby!

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The Experience

These Days are Fleeting

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Session Fees starting at $150

My newborn clients  are looking for professional, clean, and timeless portraits and heirlooms as well as an experienced photographer with a significant amount of newborn handling and safety experience. 
I'm looking forward to working with you to plan the session of your dreams. I've been photographing expecting mothers, newborns, children and families for well over 10 years.
I know there are lots of photographers to choose from, but I am confident I can provide you with the best service and images that you will cherish and love to show off for years to come. Please contact me for additional information & to receive a pricing guide. 
I provide payment plans with all collections and clients love the chance to add my services to their gift registry.  
I can't wait to hear from you!

The Investment Details

Tristan did a newborn photography session with our 2 week old baby and was so gentle with her. Her creativity truly shines with newborn pictures and my baby didn’t cry or wake up once! She lovingly incorporated some extra special details that meant the world to us. I've waited for my sweet girl for so long and I am beyond happy to have these memories of her forever! I look at the photos all of the time and my heart just bursts!

Newborn Session | Encinitas, CA

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Erin B.

We recently had the amazing experience of working with Tristan to capture our newest family member with some fantastic newborn photos! She is patient, caring and knew how to make my husband and I look WAY less tired than we were with a 5 day old! We've already received many compliments on our new family photos and I was in love with her work. Strongly recommend Tristan - you won't regret it!

Newborn Session | San Diego

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Kristen S.

Some Kind Words

When Is The Best Time To Take Newborn Photos?
Hello! Congratulations on your sweet newborn. I'm so happy you found me in your search for a San Diego newborn photographer.
I’m guessing here because you are wanting to capture your baby’s fleeting newborn days. So what is considered the “newborn stage” exactly when it comes to photography? Some newborn photographers will put a 2 week or 10 day age limit on newborn photo sessions. I definitely prefer to capture them in these first two early weeks, but there’s no reason why you can’t have your baby’s newborn photoshoot up to around three or four weeks old. Life gets in the way or maybe you had to stay a few extra days in the hospital. Don’t worry. I’ve got you mama! I’ve been a San Diego newborn photographer for over 10 years. This process is much more relaxing and stress-free than you might think!

Younger vs Older
I do recommend getting your newborn photography session done within two weeks after delivery. Babies at this age tend to be pretty sleepy & are still very curled up like in the womb. This is a great time for capturing all those gorgeous curled-up sleeping shots, snuggles with parents, and close up shots of baby’s eyelashes, lips and feet. This is also a great time to capture some photos of baby with their siblings.

Babies older than two weeks can start to be a little more alert and are growing quickly. Most have regained their birth weight and then some. They also start to lose some of that sweet, wrinkly skin and downy hair. Baby acne and peeling skin can appear from around two to three weeks old. According to, newborn acne peaks around weeks 2-4. Although none of these are reasons not to have your baby photographed, of course! A very small amount of light retouching & editing can work wonders on some flaky skin or tiny red spots. Slightly older babies are likely to be more alert and aware of their surroundings. So photo sessions with older babies can result in more ‘eyes open’ shots than sleepy ones which can be just as adorable as the sleepy shots.

Every baby is different and it is more than possible for an experienced newborn photographer to get amazing shots of your new baby during that first month. A photo session with your newborn is always a great idea. As a mom of six kids, it is super important to get these special photos of your children before they grow. Trust me. It happens overnight!

Newborn Session Details
Once we have your session date on the calendar, I will walk you through all of the details ranging from what to wear to how to prep your little one. I have tops & dresses in my client closet for you to use if needed and everything we will need for the session will be provided. I’ll even have a steaming hot cup of your favorite coffee or tea from a local shop if you need one! You just need to sit back and relax while I capture the beauty of your sweet newborn. These are the moments you will want to freeze in time forever! I can’t wait to work with you! Reach out below to book your session!

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It's your turn to share a little about you. Fill me in on some of the details below so we can start planning the session of your dreams. Whether it be capturing the tininess of your newborn or the endless smiles of your sweet family.