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The most loving GrandParent and Grand Children Portrait photography session in Redlands, Ca. by San Bernardino Maternity, Newborn and Family photographer

These beautiful grandchildren and their very lucky grandparents in a lifestyle approach and portrait approach portrait session

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Mommy and Me CreekSide Portrait Session in the San Bernardino Mountains

There is something truly special about images featuring just mommy and her baby!  Women are the family's story tellers. They are the keepers of smells, the memory of scars, and they are typically the one's behind the camera documenting their babies and their families; Their phones bursting with images of smiles and firsts.  Beside the singular selfie where we tried in vane to be in the frame and get everyone else, we are absent from the memories, us mothers.  That is why women, mothers, value photography so much more than men.  Of course, men years down the road question why there are not more pictures, but usually it was them that proclaimed the cost was too great and was unwilling to give up a few nights at chili's instead of having Gorgeous Professional Imagery decorating the walls and making the house a home.  

So we moms have two jobs to do.  One, We have to stop griping about our weight and be willing to be in the picture and document who we are as mothers and wives and us!  We have to see us like our children see us.  Our Daughters grow up and look like us, and our sons are shown what real women look like and are rightfully worthy of love.  We are beautiful.  Stretch marks, kangaroo pouches, saggy breasts, and thinned hair, and gorgeous smiles, and loving eyes, and soft touches and magical kisses.  So, GET IN THE PICTURE! 

Second, we have to hide a $20 here and there, paint our own toe nails, and brew our own coffees, so husbands can not complain about the costs. Because our stash will help the budget and you can afford better imagery! Also, ladies, men have to bribed.  You know how to bribe your husband.  Get busy!  

Here is a lady I know and love, who choose to do a mom and me session with me.  I love her imagery and can not wait to show it off to you.  This mother will have beautiful images of the love she has for her son, and the way he loves her.  They are a gorgeous pair and hold a special place in my heart. 

Mother and Me Session by the creek in the San Bernardino mountains- Imagery and video by Nature's Reward Photography,  a Southern California photographer

In case you want to see the images individually....

Mother and Son wading in the creek, sitting on a rock.  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Mother and Son wading in the creek, sitting on a rock.  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Some motion blur in that fast moving stick, but the connection by Mather and son with the camera is gorgeous! Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Some motion blur in that fast moving stick, but the connection by Mather and son with the camera is gorgeous! Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

He hugged her and smiled with joy in this mother and son creekside portrai. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

He hugged her and smiled with joy in this mother and son creekside portrai. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

A flower like no other.  Her son blossoms in her doting care and love in this creekside portrait. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

A flower like no other.  Her son blossoms in her doting care and love in this creekside portrait. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Little boys and throwing rocks.  Here we laugh at the innate need little boys have to throw rocks and see big splashes.  Oh the joys of boy mom hood. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Little boys and throwing rocks.  Here we laugh at the innate need little boys have to throw rocks and see big splashes.  Oh the joys of boy mom hood. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Madonna. Breastfeeding mother in a creek.  The love.... Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Madonna. Breastfeeding mother in a creek.  The love.... Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Baby Fisherman- Photographic Art- Creekside image in the San Bernardino mountains. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

Baby Fisherman- Photographic Art- Creekside image in the San Bernardino mountains. Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

The little sailor.  Creekside San Bernardino Mountain Portrait of baby and his sail boat!  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

The little sailor.  Creekside San Bernardino Mountain Portrait of baby and his sail boat!  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

And that grin as mom kisses him.  I love this image!  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

And that grin as mom kisses him.  I love this image!  Image by Nature's Reward Photography, a Southern California newborn, family and child photographer

And these gorgeous images will hang in halls, in the living room, and will adorn dressers and night stands.  And it will forever encompass the memory of a little boy so small he was dwarfed by a stick, needed help to stand in the water and breastfed.  Soon he will be weaned.  He won't let his mom kiss him in public, he will throw rocks all on his own, and stand in water and refuse help of his mother; Because he will be a big boy and can do it all by himself.  But she will be able to look back and REMEMBER and RELIVE these very precious and fleeting moments. 

California State University, San Bernardino Master's Class Graduate Photography Session

California State University, San Bernardino 2017 Master Class Graduate

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Birth Photography of Baby Girl in Redlands by San Bernardino Photographer and Doula

My photography journey began in the labor and delivery room.  As a doula, I would pick up my clients phone or camera and snap pictures of my clients meeting their children for the first time.  Those images- I did not care what they looked like or how I captured them- I just wanted them to be able to look back on those photos and remember.  Remember the excitement, the labor, the happiness and pure joy they experienced when they held their baby for the first time.  After having a photographer watermark images I had taken, I decided that it was time for me to get my own camera.  My husband bought me my first canon- a camera that I quickly out grew.  I wanted to work on my imagery as I knew I needed to improve.  I started with my children, moved on to my friends children and now enjoy capturing for clients.  

It is with great joy that I revisit my doula roots one to two times a year.  This year I doula'd my 22nd doula baby into the world.  It was an amazing and beautiful experience.  I have permission from the momma to share the images of her birth with you.  May they remind you of your own birth(s) and get you excited if you are expecting yourself.  

The laboring mother has her mom put counter pressure on her tail bone to help relieve some back labor 

The laboring mother has her mom put counter pressure on her tail bone to help relieve some back labor 

Baby has come

Baby has come

This is my wow image.  I find it moving and just in awe of the scene that I witnessed.  That cord! 

This is my wow image.  I find it moving and just in awe of the scene that I witnessed.  That cord! 

I believe this image shows the emotional side of birth.  The love pours out of you for this new soul you hold and lay claim to. 

I believe this image shows the emotional side of birth.  The love pours out of you for this new soul you hold and lay claim to. 

Grandma Cuts the Cord Birth Photography
She was quiet for a couple moments and made a brief contact with the camera.  She is striking. 

She was quiet for a couple moments and made a brief contact with the camera.  She is striking. 

Dad is in the military and he listened to the birth and received imagery through the phone.  I gave this mother every image that came from my camera so that they could look upon the birth with dad and relieve the memories and moments.  

Dad is in the military and he listened to the birth and received imagery through the phone.  I gave this mother every image that came from my camera so that they could look upon the birth with dad and relieve the memories and moments.  

This look the look of pure joy and success.  She did it and she is strong. 

This look the look of pure joy and success.  She did it and she is strong. 

A Mother's Love Birth Photography

And this image here- this is the look a mother makes when she really looks upon her newborn baby.  I see it every time.  This look of a mother's love.  She looks gorgeous doesn't she?  

Thank you to the mommy for letting share her birth.  

Thank you for taking a look.