Menifee Newborn Baby Photographer

D’Angelo 4 days new | Perris Newborn Photographer

Sweet little D’Angelo was just 4 days new at the time of his newborn photoshoot. As you might notice, there’s a certain pose in his gallery I don’t usually do because I normally do more baby-led posing, while this pose is a composite. His momma specifically requested it, and she knew how to assist me in capturing it safely, and I must say it turned out so adorable! I also loved the blues and greens his momma requested, which changed things up from my typical white and neutral backgrounds. The bold navy was an especially nice color for D’Angelo! His daddy was wearing a Dodgers jersey to the session and I knew it would be a favorite color for them. D’Angelo did so well and I laughed when he suddenly opened his eyes and looked at me like “ok I’ve been really good, are you done yet?!”.

If you’re looking for a Perris newborn photographer, I’m located in nearby Menifee and serve clients all around Southern California. Contact me to discuss your baby’s precious photos you’ll cherish for a lifetime!

Amelia’s Boho Cake Smash

Amelia’s first birthday photoshoot was a bit of a boho cake smash with lots of neutrals and earthy tones, and of course an overload of cuteness. Her momma had contacted me several months in advance to book Amelia’s very special 1st birthday session and I was so excited to finally meet this beautiful family! As it often goes with little ones, we never quite know what we’re going to get. I let them take the lead and snapped away. There were some tears, but also lots of the cutest smiles. We started off with family photos, then gave Amelia’s big brothers a break while capturing some parents & baby shots. I cycled through some of my cutest outfits and headbands to add to the variety, then completed her 1st birthday photos with a cake smash and some tub time. After a session packed with a little bit of everything, I hope I captured a gallery her family will cherish forever.

Beautiful Victoria | Family photos with a newborn

As I write this, I have “Victoria” by the Kinks stuck in my head, specifically the scene from How I Met Your Mother where Ted meets Victoria. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re missing out (I love that show and have watched it many times, with and without my kids and husband who also love it). Anyway, steering away from a complete tangent and moving on to beautiful little Victoria’s newborn photos! I loved meeting her beautiful new little family. I strongly recommend doing family photos with a newborn photoshoot. These are photos I hope my clients will always treasure. In every session, and with every newborn photography package, I have clients fill out a questionnaire to let me know what photos they are hoping for. This includes allowing to capture family photos with baby, mom and baby, dad and baby, and sibling and baby shots (if baby has a sibling, of course).

Is my baby too old for newborn photos? Older Newborn Session

“Older Newborn Session” is a bit contradictory because babies are brand new! While newborn photos are typically done under 2 weeks old, I’ve done newborn photos up to 8 weeks old or so. Beautiful Mía was 5 weeks old at the time of her session, and if you’ve wondered “is my baby too old for newborn photos?” Mía is here to show you that any age is the perfect age for a baby photoshoot! She is absolutely stunning. I had so much fun getting to photograph this beautiful baby girl! One of the best things about doing newborn photos a little later is getting to capture some sweet portraits, eye contact, and emerging personality.

Raelynn’s Sitter Session | 8 month old baby photos

A sitter session is an extra fun and extra cute photoshoot typically for 6-9 month old babies, so it was a perfect time for 8 month old baby photos for Raelynn. This phase is such a blast because babies are full of personality, can typically sit up well on their own (and of course crawling is often right around the corner, if not already started). Cutie Raelynn was just shy of 8 months old for her photoshoot and what an adorable baby model she is! I loved her cute pigtails and big brown eyes…not to mention her captivating smile! She smiled and clapped her way through some of the cutest photos ever and made the whole session such a breeze.

Viviana is 3 months old! | Mommy and Me Photos

Getting to photograph Viviana for her 3 month photos was such a treat after getting to capture her newborn photos a few months ago! Honestly, I couldn’t believe it when her momma told me she had just turned 3 months old. It felt like it was just yesterday that I got to meet her beautiful family for her newborn photoshoot. I think as I’m posting this, she actually just turned 4 months old, but I’m catching up on blogging this week and time keeps marching on as all these little ones keep growing!


With Mother’s Day less than a couple months away, I have Mommy and Me photos on my mind and I absolutely loved including lots of mommy-and-me shots in Viviana’s session! My sessions are fully customizable to choose the photos, shots and groupings clients want. I highly encourage moms to join in the photos with their little ones! I can’t emphasize enough how precious these photos will be for you and your child for years to come.

I also encourage baby milestone sessions! There is nothing sweeter than watching a baby grow and develop their personality. Viviana of course has the sweetest personality and is as beautiful as can be.

Mia’s 1st birthday photoshoot

Mia’s 1st birthday photoshoot exceeded my expectations, which is not surprising because she is an absolutely adorable baby. When her momma reached out to schedule her first birthday photos, I was so excited to see how much she had grown since her newborn session last year. Her mom warned me that she tends to be very scared of strangers (super common for babies and toddlers), and was hoping to get at least a few smiles and not too many tears. I set up my studio, put out all of my favorite extra cute 1st birthday items and props, and hoped for the best. Mia did not disappoint! In fact she was all smiles and personality and oh-so-very-cute!

I started off with some sweet portraits, then moved on to get some candid shots of Mia playing. She loved playing with my chair (it’s the perfect size for babies, and they love it) and showing off her standing skills. We ended the session with a cake smash, which is of course always a fun highlight for first birthday photos!

I always love doing first birthday photos and this session was one of my favorites to date! Now to show off so many favorites from this brown-eyed beauty…

Sienna’s 3 Week Photos | Local Newborn Photographer

Enjoy sweet little Sienna’s newborn photos by Emily Menzie Photography, your local newborn photographer ! 🙂 Sienna was 3 weeks old at the time of her photoshoot, and she was so teeny tiny and sleepy. This allowed for so many sweet photos during her mini newborn photoshoot. I loved adding some touches of lace and flowers to her photos, and of course the most beautiful element of all is her!

Hi there! I’m Emily, and I’d love to meet you and your little one for a sweet newborn photoshoot! Check out my newborn, baby, and child photo packages. My home studio is located in Menifee, and I also offer in-home sessions for the surrounding areas (additional travel fees may apply depending on distance). I’m close to Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Perris and beyond.

Benjamin is turning one | Menifee 1st Birthday photoshoot

Handsome little Benjamin is turning one! His 1st birthday photoshoot was filled with smiles and so much personality! I got to capture his portraits, birthday outfit photos, and some Toy Story themed photos for his birthday party. I always love meeting new clients, and meeting Benjamin and his momma was extra special because I learned they live in my neighborhood.

Emily Menzie is an experienced baby photographer in Menifee, California, capturing baby photos from newborn to first birthday for clients throughout Southern California.

Birthday Photographer | Moreno Valley Cake Smash

Avraj’s momma was looking for a birthday photographer for a fun cake smash photoshoot. She found me over on Thumbtack – I’m always intrigued to hear how people find my work and my website. I absolutely loved the style she requested for her little guy’s 1st birthday session. We started off with family photos, along with mom/baby and dad/baby shots (I highly encourage parents to be in the photos with their little ones!), captured some sweet portraits (I always try to get some great portrait photos — I think they’re the most important part of any photoshoot), snapped some fun “explorer” shots for his adventure themed birthday party, and ended with the cake smash. I loved his neutral cake smash with some pops of color from the greenery and balloons. Avraj was a total delight for his photoshoot — he was adorably expressive and smiled and clapped through the entire session. I hope he had a wonderful first birthday! I can only imagine it was extra fun with his fun-loving personality!

Emily Menzie Photography is located in Menifee, California and specializes in baby and child photography, from newborn photos to baby’s first birthday and beyond, including Fresh 48 sessions, in-home lifestyle sessions, and cake smash photos. Serving clients throughout Southern California including Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Winchester, French Valley, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Canyon Hills, Moreno Valley, Riverside and all areas around the Inland Empire.

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