You may remember sweet Eleanor from her baby shoot last summer.  It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that she completely and totally stole my heart.  When it was time to see her again for One Year shoot, I was so excited.  This little red headed doll just melts me.  (And my girl crush on her mom is still going strong, in case you were curious!)  Her session on Baker Beach was a blast, but I’m so glad we got to shoot in Weezie and Rod’s ridiculously cute San Francisco flat.  It wouldn’t be an Eleanor shoot if would couldn’t include Lylah the dog!

Thank you Weezie for allowing me to capture your adorable family as your change and grow.  It has been such a pleasure to get to know you!

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To book a session with Meg, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com

I’ve said it before, but I really do have the best clients.  #Truth. They get all dressed up.  They trek to (almost) any destination I can think of.  And then they let me mess them up.  (I have a knack for finding the grossest ‘pretty’ locations out there!) Karen and Ryan were no exception.  We saw a slice of blinding summer light on a typical foggy San Francisco summer day, and they followed me blindly into the trees to capture it.  I love it! So just in case I don’t say it enough, I have a big ole THANK YOU to all of my clients for trusting me and being willing to roll around on the ground to get a shot.

Karen and Ryan are getting married this September and I was so incredibly excited when they asked me to shoot their wedding.  (Ryan, and my husband Koka were in the military together!)  We headed out an explored the streets of San Francisco for their engagement shoot.  Aren’t they cute?

To book a wedding with Meg, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com

As I’m sorting out all of the posts that are building in my head to go on the blog, I just keep stopping and smiling at little Isla and her mini session. Isla and Olive are close in age and getting a chance to capture her babyness just made my heart sing! Maybe because I’m getting used to the idea that I’m done having children, and my little family is complete – but I just melt when I get to spend time with other people’s babies.

Thank you Amy, for being a part of the Mother’s day mini sessions this year.  I hope you always see how much your little girl loves you in those images.  They are some of my favorites of the year.

To book a session with Meg, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com

Somehow, the last few months have just gotten away from me!  I can’t believe how much work I have sitting in the queue just waiting to be blogged! I must say, I have a new found respect for all of you out there that are stay at home moms, or have large families with a brood of kids, or really anyone with kids at all.  This parenting thing is just plain hard work.  Thankfully, its worth it and even with the sleepless hours, endless cleaning up, and ridiculous amounts of cooking (How can two tiny people require so much food!?), I still look down at my kids and just feel good just by realizing that they’re mine.  (Cheesy? Maybe.  But true!)

So, enough blabbing about my kids!  On to the photos…

I am absolutely, 100%, in love with this family.  Stephanie and her lovely littles have graced the blog a few times in the past.  (Here is just one of those times!)  And every time I get to hang out with her, I end up spending half the session nearly in tears.  She’s funny, y’all.  This session really wasn’t any different.  Thank you, Stephanie, for pushing your stroller full of picnic goodies over the hill.  And thank you even more for saving the wine.

To book a session with Meg, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com

As my children grow up and my pile of photographs grows taller and taller by the day, the average number of photos that I’m in is shrinking.  Why is that?  My kids don’t care about the baby weight I might still be holding on to.  The future me isn’t going to notice that I didn’t have time to *ahem* brush my hair that morning or that maybe I wore those yoga paints just a touch too often.  And lets face it, those wrinkles I don’t like now aren’t going anywhere in the future.  When my babies are adults and my twenties and thirties are nothing more than memories contained in the pages of our photo albums, they aren’t going to think anything other than, “Wow, Mom looked so young!”

So, to honor all the other wonderful mothers out there who maybe aren’t in as many photographs as they should be, I’m offering a day of relaxed and casual portraits at a special rate.  Join me for an intimate session with your little ones that you know will be treasured.  I don’t normally do this.  So that makes what I’m about to offer an extra special treat.  Don’t miss your chance!

To view location information, available times, and register for your session, you can click here:

Eventbrite - 2013 Mothers Day Mini Sessions

To book a full session, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com

It is very exciting to be featured on Inspired by This.  Leila and her team of PR experts have done amazing things for my generation or photographers.  I’m thrilled to be included on her blog!

You can see the rest of Angela’s amazing family session here.

It is a humbling experience to watch a person grow, learn, and experience the world for the first time.  Every little thing around her is new.  It’s exciting and entertaining.  Watching Olive discover herself and her surroundings has helped me to reestablish my vision and expectations each day.  I feel a little less jaded and a little more open.  It feels a bit like I’m teaching her the basics of living, but she’s teaching me to better experience life.

Cheesy, right?  But it’s true.  And it’s hard to imagine that this is the last baby I’ll raise.  That this is the last time I’ll view the world through a completely new set of eyes.  And it’s going so fast.

Olive Harper, 6 Months.

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To book a session with meg, please email meg@megsextonphotography.com