mom holding baby son near window beautiful tender portrait of mother breastfeeding baby with father caressing son's head newborn photo sf bay area home session



September 30, 2016


I immediately had a good feeling about this newborn session by the way this loving (and exhausted) couple greeted me at the door. Stefanie donned what her husband endearingly called “mom hair” and I thought “yeah, these people are as real as any new parents can be with a 1 week old.” We listened to some TLC, shared our pregnancy and birth stories, and fell under the spell of little Kenji. Seriously, such cuteness can’t be confined to just 10 photos! I couldn’t have asked for anything more from this session. Gold all around. 

About Me

Real life is more than pretty pictures.
The beauty is in the journey, and it's absolutely
worth documenting all of it. 

I’m captivated by people and always have been; my B.S. is in anthropology. Early on, I appointed myself the family documentarian, carefully recording milestones and travels and learning along the way how much I love visual storytelling. I picked up my first professional camera when my daughter was born, knowing those early years with her were precious and full of changes. A photographer friend’s encouragement soon led me to make photography my career. Today, after many years and proud accomplishments, my passion for it only grows.

I can’t imagine doing anything else.       


©Carmen dunham 2024

branding by Bella Maven