Welcome Baby Colette

I was so incredibly excited to capture this little one! Maribeth and Matt welcomed their beautiful baby girl on September 20th! Her big sister, Madeleine was so excited to meet her. When I went to their home when Colette was 9 days young, Madeleine couldn't wait to help get Colette ready for her portraits and to hold her and cuddle with her. Such a great big sis!

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What is great about these documentary style sessions is that you can go about your normal routine in your own home while I capture these precious moments of your new life. Madeleine was able to read stories with her Dad while Mom nursed baby Colette. 

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Maribeth was even excited about how relaxed the session was and being able to even feed Madeleine her lunch and put her down for a nap at her regular time which allowed us to capture some great moments with just mom and dad. 

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I was curious how Maribeth felt about their experience with this new Documentary style session and here's what she said: 

We had an amazing experience with Lisa. She immediately put our family (and my two year old) at ease, which led to her capturing some raw, honest, and beautiful moments with our family. I didn’t feel like we were posing — we were just moving from room to room and interacting as a family while she captured the moments.”

Her advice for new mothers: “It’s completely worth it! I wish I had done this when Madeleine was a newborn as well!
— Maribeth
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e were able to incorporate a few sentimental items for this family as well. 

A cradle and a toddler bed that were handmade by Matt’s dad (who passed away in a car accident). The cradle has been used by all of the grandchildren on Matt’s side, and the toddler bed was actually Matt’s when he was a toddler! Finally, we included a beautiful handknit blanket (knit by one of Matt’s sisters).
— Maribeth
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Here's their full story of bringing home Baby Colette. 

Photography by Lisa B. specializes in documentary style photography capturing newborns and families in the Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and surrounding San Francisco Bay Area cities. 

Lisa Bonacic