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September 21, 2021

San Marcos, Ca Newborn Photography: STRETCH

This little stretch fest had me smiling! What a cutie, waking up and stretching and making all the faces. Do you say "Oh, big stretch!!!" every time a baby stretches? Yes, I do. Every. Single. Time.

September 11, 2021

Cake Smash Photographer: San Marcos, Ca

 I gotta tell you, cake smash photography is pretty fun! I love getting to see my newborn clients grow-up, and meeting new little almost toddlers as well.

Generally, I enjoy using light colored backdrops for cake smashes. It keeps everything light and bright and in a party mood. I provide the backdrop, simple decorations like a banner or bunting, and balloons! We work to coordinate colors and/or a theme you have in mind. My clients bring the cake and any extra decorations they would like included (like the big checkered #1 below). I have several cake stands and splash tubs as well.

I usually will take on no more than 3 cake smashes a month, so get in contact as soon as you can to reserve your babies spot and we can start planning your session!


August 12, 2021

San Marcos, California Newborn Photographer, Shelly Rosen Photography-Colors

I often ask my clients what colors they would like for their baby's newborn photography session. As you can imagine, pink is a popular choice for girls and blue for boys. I like to think of the colors for the session as a whole, so all the images get along. This works out great for designing albums or hanging prints side by side.

There is nothing wrong with pink and blue! They are two of my favorite colors for sure. But it is fun to play with new colors and color schemes too. Have you noticed the earthy tones that are all over right now? Lots of creams and browns, oranges, reds and yellows.

This session  in my San Marcos, Ca studio, mom requested lots of earthy tones. I pulled out warm brown-orange and reds for the earth, a muted blue for water and sky, a pale happy green for the grasses and trees, and cream to match it all and lighten it all up. It turned out perfectly! What do you think?