I posted this on my Facebook page just now but I’ll open it up to you all for your opinion as well.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on those close up images of newborns. You know, the fuzz of the lips, those gorgeous lashes, and little toes. As a parent, are these something you absolutely want to have or do you care either way? I’m curios because since my clients tend to do their own printing, I don’t know if they utilize these images I create. Sometimes I wonder if it’s a waste of session time. I know I love them, but do you? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Newborn macro photography


2014 has drawn to a close. It hardly seems possible that an entire year has passed by again. This year has been filled with so many wonderful clients – from pregnancy/maternity sessions, to in-hospital newborn session, to newborns, to babies, and even some families have been photographed! I can’t express how truly humbled I am each and every time a family chooses me to document such an important time in their family’s life.

In this coming year, there will be some changes to Jen Dunham Photography. After much reflection, I’ve decided to let go of my beloved studio location. I will once again be traveling to my client’s homes to fulfill their newborn sessions. Baby and maternity sessions will likely be done outdoors going forward, and I will bring some lifestyle photography into my newborn sessions in addition to the traditional posed shots. I’m also hoping to take on more Hello World! sessions, where I photograph the newborn and his or her family right there at the place of birth within the first 48 hours (also frequently known as Fresh 48 or First 48 sessions).

Now I’d like to share with you some of the newborns I had the pleasure of working with in 2014. I hope you love them as much as I do! To a great new year – cheers!  -Jen

2014 Year in Review


I’m dusting off the old blog here and attempting to catch up on some session shares! You may remember a maternity session I did awhile back for Michelle, who was expecting a baby boy.  I then blogged his first hours earth side at the hospital in his Hello World! session (also known as a Fresh 48 session) out in San Francisco. Well, here he is at just 10 days old for his newborn session. Thanks so much to Michelle and her hubby for bringing him out to the studio for me! It’s been such a tremendous pleasure getting to know your beautiful family!


Photos of 10 day old newborn baby boy from Petaluma, CA


It’s that time of year. The weather is turning chilly and snuggling in our jammies under the covers while sipping hot cocoa sounds absolutely perfect! I’ve decided to offer something fun and new this year to celebrate this special time of year – Holiday Pajama Mini Sessions! These are a quick and fun kids-only photo shoot. Deck them out in their cutest Holiday themed pj’s and them select your choice of 3 digital images from the session to download. Image turn around time will be just a few days so that you’ll have enough time to use them on your Holiday cards or as gifts this year. Can’t choose just 3? No problem! Additional images are available at just $50 each! I can also help you with print products such as cards, canvases, or prints if you’d like. Print them on your own or let me handle all the work – your choice! Keep scrolling for more details…

Bay Area Christmas Mini Sessions  To book your time slot, please head on over to my store listing right here. Please note, this particular session is being held only for the kiddos! No adults this time around! Due to the nature of the setup, please only book for children who can sit unassisted. If they have an older sibling to be photographed as well and you’re confident they’ll properly support the baby, that’s okay too, but please do so at your own discretion as I cannot be held responsible for children who do not cooperate.  Hope to see you soon!