Thursday, August 7, 2014

Birthday Boy | San Antonio Baby Photographer | Purest Light Photography | San Antonio Newborn Photographer

I had so much fun with this adorable family for Ru's One Year/Cake Smash session! How adorable is he!? I really love watching them tear into their cake! hahah And the fun little bath at the end. It was an absolute joy photographing you Ru!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vivienne | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

Vivienne was absolutely perfect for her session! She didn't make a peep and let me pose her in every set up. And she is just stunning! She was just the sweetest little peanut. It was an absolute joy photographing her.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Brooke | San Antonio Children Photographer | Purest Light Photography | San Antonio Newborn Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of photographing this adorable girl for her birthday! Her mama is my sweet friend Janssen over at Photography By Janssen. Brooke did an amazing job and the light was to die for! Janssen styled the whole shoot (not my forte at all lol).

Friday, August 1, 2014

Eli | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

I am so blessed to have met this sweet lady late last year. She is the lovely lady behind Brittany Brooks Photography. I cannot stress enough how important it is for photographers to hire a professional to photograph their brand new baby! When my daughter was born 3 years ago I chose to take her pictures myself. Bad.Idea. We were in a strange situation and had just been evacuated from Japan after the huge earthquake and tsunami in 2011. I was all alone with a newborn and a toddler. If I could go back I would have hired someone else to take them for sure!! I was exhausted, sore, scatterbrained and SORE. Because I was exclusively breastfeeding my baby ONLY wanted to boob. Every time I laid her down to pose she would scream to nurse. I have very vivid memories of me leaning over a bucket, where she was posed, with my breast out nursing her. As soon as she would pass out I would pull away and click click click! Hahahaha. You do what you have to do right!

Lets get back to how adorable Eli is!! Seriously those sweet lips kill me! I could have snuggled him all day! In true "photographer's child" fashion he was amazing for me and a stinker when mommy wanted to take pictures. I am so happy I could capture these special moments for you Brittany!

The bottom line is relax! Enjoy your brand new baby and let someone else do all the work. How are YOU going to capture pictures like this one below yourself?

Benjamin | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

I absolutely love sharing these special adoption sessions! What an amazing blessing!

Sweet William | San Antonio Newborn Photographer | Purest Light Photography

Monday, July 21, 2014

Newborn Mentoring | Purest Light Photography | San Antonio Newborn Photography

I am so very excited to announce the very first dates for Purest Light Photography mentoring sessions! I cannot wait to share my knowledge of newborns with other photographers. I really want to focus on the importance of newborn safety during sessions. I want my mentees to be able to provide their clients with not only beautiful timeless portraits that were captured in a safe environment but with an amazing experience all together.

Because I really want everyone to get the best out of these mentoring sessions, I will be limiting the seats to an intimate number of three.

This is what you can expect from a mentoring session with Susan from Purest Light Photography:

Learn | One day workshop. We will be working on session prep, lighting, soothing techniques, wrapping, workflow, use of props, parent posing, baby posing, basic editing, business Q&A and much much more. You will be able to use the photos you take during our mentoring session as portfolio builders. Both small group (1:3) and 1:1 mentoring sessions will be available. You will be able to ask Susan any questions about her photography business and workflow.

Requirements | A DSLR camera and a prime lens such as a 50mm. You must know your camera and be comfortable shooting in manual mode (know the basics of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.). Post processing will be done in Photoshop, so basic understanding of the program is helpful.

One full day of mentoring (1:1 or 1:3)
Lunch and light snacks
Purest Light Photography Posing Cards
Goodie Bag from workshop sponsors
Intimate group setting
Ongoing support and learning through a private Facebook group
Special dinner before mentoring session

1:3 Small group mentoring  $1000
1:1 Private mentoring         $1200
A $400 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your mentoring session date.

1:3 Small Group Mentoring
August 16th, 2014
September 13th, 2014

1:1 Private Mentoring
Please email me at so we can schedule a date that works well for both of us.

*Purest Light Photography's Mentoring opportunities will not be available to professional photographers who are currently mentoring photographers in any capacity or plan to do so within 1 calendar year, unless otherwise noted or special permission is granted.