Introducing Our New Baby Girl! | San Gabriel Valley Newborn Photographer

I am happy to announce the arrival of our new baby girl, Amelia!   We’ve been home from the hospital for a little more than 2 weeks now and she has brought so much joy into our lives. She’s getting along with our furbaby, Charlie (our 3 year old Labrador Retriever), very well and we are all adjusting to being a family of four now.

Needless to say, I’ll be continuing taking some time off to take care of this new little one.  Sessions will be resuming on January 15th, 2014 and I will be taking a limited number of sessions per month.  If you’re interested in booking a session after this time, please email me at info@cathymurai.com or fill out the contact form under ‘Contact Us’ at the top of this page.  Thank you for your patience while I am recovering from my delivery and enjoying being a new mom for the first time.

Before I went to the hospital, I set up my photography equipment as I could hardly wait to photograph my own newborn baby!  I had endless ideas of how to photograph Amelia, including specific props, poses and background, however, what I didn’t consider was that I would still be recovering after we got home from the hospital and extremely tired since I was getting no more than four hours of sleep each day.  I wasn’t ready to grab my camera and bend down to get all of the usual newborn shots until she was 12 days old.  Here’s one of the few photos I took of Amelia with the crown that I made just for her! (I’ll be adding more images as they are ready!)

Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl wearing a handmade gold lace crown and white diaper cover, posing and sleeping on white blanket.  Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography

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Instead of doing one long session within a day, I spent a short period of time each day photographing Amelia during her first six weeks.  Here are some of my favorites!

Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl posing and sleeping on brown furry prop / blanket inside the wooden puzzled bowl on float rug in front of tan, ivory, cream background. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA  Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
The hardest thing about photographing her was to keep my dog, Charlie, away! LOL! Ever since he was a puppy, I photographed him a lot and he was always my model whenever I needed to test my studio lightings. So, to him, photo shoot = lots of treats = happy!!   So he often wanted to be a part of the pictures too :)

Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl posing and sleeping on brown furry prop / blanket inside the wooden puzzled bowl on flokati rug, in front of tan, ivory background with a family dog. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA  Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl posing and sleeping on brown furry prop / blanket inside the wooden puzzled bowl on flokati rug, tan in front of ivory background with a family dog. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA  tudio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl wearing a lace headband, posing and sleeping on tan blanket Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angles, CA  Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl wrapped by grey wrap posing and sleeping on grey float rug. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA  Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian 2 weeks newborn baby girl wearing a DIY /  handmade birthday calendar white onesie, posing and sleeping on pink float rug. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley,  Los Angeles, CA Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian newborn baby girl wearing a red flowers halo, posing and sleeping on brown furry prop inside of the brown bassinet on the wooden floor. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian newborn baby girl wearing a red Santa hat and stocking posing and sleeping on ivory cream float rug during Christmas session for Christmas cards,. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Asian newborn baby girl wearing a white wings and snowflake headband / prop, posing and sleeping on wooden bed next to Christmas tree and reindeers during Christmas session for Christmas cards. ivory float rug, cream, tan background. Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, CA Studio Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography

 

melissa - November 3, 2013 - 2:50 pm

congratulations and oh my goodness she is adorable!!

Jennifer Wilcox - November 4, 2013 - 9:07 am

Congrats! She is a definitely a princess!

Angela - November 4, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Congrats! Just beautiful!

natalie - November 4, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Congrats! She’s a doll!

lorena - November 5, 2013 - 8:10 pm

So adorable!!

Michael and Carina - November 6, 2013 - 5:11 am

Great work! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Jackie T - November 6, 2013 - 5:44 am

That crown rests so comfortably upaon her beautiful little head–indeed you have yourself a little princess. Such a pretty photograph.

Starla Wise - November 6, 2013 - 6:59 am

That is a beautiful shot. Perfect crown for a perfect princess. Congratulations.

Jennifer Beitchman - November 6, 2013 - 10:11 am

Congratulations. She is beautiful. Enjoy every moment.

Eden - November 6, 2013 - 11:09 am

Congrats, Cathy! Welcome to motherhood! She’s is ADORABLE!

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