San Diego Maternity and Newborn Photographer

There are moments you just want to pause in time

As a mom and seasoned photographer, I understand just how important it is to document those early moments with your little one. Babies change so fast, and these moments are truly fleeting. That’s why I’m here to help you capture them – in the most luxurious and full-service way possible.

I believe that photography isn’t just about taking pictures. It’s about capturing emotions, stories, and memories. And when it comes to your newborn photos, I take great pride in creating stunning, timeless, and bespoke images that showcase your unique baby and family dynamic.

My full-service photography experience takes care of every detail – from the initial consultation and design process, to the actual session, and all the way to the delivery of your stunning finished photos. I’ll be there to guide you through every step of the way and to ensure that your session is easy and stress-free.

As a busy mom, I understand that juggling a newborn can be tough. That’s why I’m here to make it as simple as possible. We can schedule your session either in my luxurious studio or in the comfort of your own home, and I’ll provide all the props and equipment we need to create breathtaking photos.

What do I offer?

  • Full-Service Studio: My guidance goes from the moment we are styling your session to expert advice on museum-quality print products that match your home aesthetics.
  • Maternity Photography Sessions: I cherish the beauty of your growing bump in a personalized and memorable session.
  • Newborn Photography Sessions: I specialize in safely capturing those precious early moments with your newest family member.
  • Everything you need for your session: my La Jolla studio is equipped with high-end props and outfits from well-known specialized vendors in the newborn photography industry.
  • Personalized Heirloom Albums: Transform your memories into beautifully crafted albums that tell your unique story.
  • Timeless Prints and Wall Art: Elevate your space with museum-quality products that encapsulate the beauty of your growing family.

The bump and baby photoshoot experience

Are you expecting a new baby? Let me help make the experience extra special at my La Jolla Maternity and Newborn Photography studio! I’m committed to creating an incredible experience for both you and your family by customizing each session according to your vision. When it comes time for pictures, take comfort in knowing that from start to finish we’ll be here together every step of the way; From learning about one another during our initial contact up to selecting products at our private viewing appointment later on. And even if life happened too quickly and the baby is already here – no worries! My years of expertise make sure I can safely handle newborns up to 6 weeks old (or new).

Relax Mama, everything can–and will!–be taken care of in three easy steps:


First, you’ll answer a short questionnaire that helps me get to know your family and style a little better. Then, you’ll tell me about your vision and preferences, and I’ll make the magic happen for you! Styling sessions are what I love.


Then a few days prior to your session you will get a ‘how to prepare’ guide with quick tips for a stress-free session. On photoshoot day, just relax – my studio is designed for maximum comfort so that we can focus on making art together.


But the BEST part comes in last! A week after the session, you will come into the studio for a private viewing of your images. When it’s time for ordering products afterward, there are plenty of gorgeous options crafted with archival quality materials; perfect as timeless keepsakes in your family home!

Think we are a great fit?

And let’s document every milestone after that…

Being able to witness the journey of a newborn growing into an adorable toddler, and then blossoming into their own unique personality is something truly special! I love offering motherhood and milestone sessions that capture all those amazing moments in between – from baby’s first smiles at 3-4 months old, to sitting up unassisted around 6-8 months old. And finally, capture your little one turning 1 with our signature cake smash memories! It just warms my heart to see all these beautiful stages of growth.


My Recent Work


My clients’ experience

I have had three photoshoots with Renata, and all were amazing experiences! Our first was with our newborn baby girl. Renata was always patient and gentle, and we got the most incredible photos. The second and third were for our daughter’s first and second birthdays and for each one, Renata managed to capture our her silly personality. I am looking forward to our next photoshoot!
Rachelle W