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Baby Jenesis

When one of your loveliest past brides needs Lake Elsinore newborn photos, you make that happen! I’ve had the pleasure of documenting many different stages in Jennifer and Jorden’s lives, from their Chino Hills engagement photos to their Dana Powers House wedding, their first newborn session (which somehow I’ve yet to blog) and multiple family sessions. Every time they have a major life event, I have the honour and privilege of telling the story!

Lake Elsinore Newborn Photos

Jennifer and Jorden had just moved into their new house in Lake Elsinore when Jorja came along, but somehow Jennifer already had everything perfect by the time I arrived for their newborn photos back then. So this time around, I already knew where all the best spots were in the house to get beautiful light.

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Since we knew it would be toughest to keep Jorja excited about these photos for long, we started off with a few of the sisters together. Jorja was so thrilled to have a baby girl in the house, and is clearly ecstatic to be a big sister.

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We moved into the nursery for some sweet photos of Jennifer and her new baby girl, and she had the adorable idea of having Jorja read a story to Jenesis.

lake elsinore newborn photos of mom and new baby

lake elsinore newborn photos of big sister reading to little sister

Jennifer might have missed her calling as an interior designer, because everything about little Jenesis’s nursery was absolutely precious. I especially loved all the flowery touches to this baby girl’s room.

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Family Photos at Home

One of my favourite things about doing these family photos at home is that it gives us the chance to document the whole family. It actually turns out to be just as much family photos at home as it is newborn photos in the home. When we were shooting Baby Jenesis’s Lake Elsinore newborn photos, Jorja ran into her parents’ bathroom and started putting on makeup.

lake elsinore newborn photos of big sister putting on mom's makeup

Truly one of the sweetest moments of the day, Jorja was having the best time and couldn’t stop smiling. She wanted to be just like her mommy.

lake elsinore newborn photos of adorable big sister playing with mom's makeup

I may be biased because I’ve known her forever, but until my niece is born, Jorja is pretty much the cutest little girl in the world.

lifestyle lake elsinore newborn photos in the home

Another wonderful thing about doing newborn photos at home is how we can use the environment to tell the story. Life looks a little different for this family since the last time I was doing newborn photos there, with some obvious joys, but some heartbreaks, too. (They had just lost their fur baby, Achilles, and were feeling his loss during these photos, which he had actively participated in for Jorja.)

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Last stop, Jennifer was planning to use this cute bunny rug to document Jenesis growing every month. I had the pleasure of being able to take the first photo!

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It’s always such an honour to be invited back again and again into people’s lives. I love seeing the same families every year, watching families (and children!) grow, and seeing all the things that change and all the things that stay the same.


  1. Todd Barnett

    March 19th, 2018 at 06:10

    These are so adorable! The shots of the big sister putting on makeup are priceless!

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