Menifee Newborn Baby Photographer

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It’s a girl | All about newborn photos

It’s a girl for this absolutely beautiful family, and they came all the way from the Irvine area for their new baby’s photos! Big brother was so cooperative and full of smiles (not always an easy feat with a two year old and a newborn!). I couldn’t believe how gorgeous baby girl’s eyelashes are! Try to spot her adorable dimple too… so sweet!

The Importance of Hiring a Newborn Photographer
Welcoming a new baby is a momentous occasion filled with joy, love, and precious moments that pass all too quickly. While it may be tempting to rely on smartphone snapshots or amateur photography, hiring a professional newborn photographer can make a world of difference in preserving these fleeting memories. Here’s why investing in a professional newborn photographer is so important:
Safety First
The safety of your newborn is paramount, and professional newborn photographers will handle and pose babies with the utmost care. They understand how to achieve those adorable poses safely. This expertise ensures that your baby remains comfortable and secure throughout the entire session.
Expertise and Experience
Newborn photography is a specialized field that requires specific skills and knowledge. Professional photographers have invested time and resources into mastering the art of capturing newborns, including:
Soothing techniques to keep babies calm
Proper lighting and composition
Posing that flatters newborns
Attention to tiny details that make each image special
This expertise allows them to consistently produce high-quality images that match their portfolio, giving you confidence in the final result.
Time-Sensitive Opportunity
The newborn stage is incredibly brief. Professional photographers understand the importance of timing and can capture those sleepy, curly poses that are characteristic of brand-new babies. By hiring an expert, you ensure that these fleeting moments are preserved before they pass.
Professional Equipment and Props
When you hire a newborn photographer, you gain access to their arsenal of professional-grade equipment, including:
High-quality cameras and lenses
Specialized lighting setups
A variety of props, outfits, and accessories
This eliminates the need for you to invest in or source these items yourself, allowing you to focus on enjoying the experience.
Editing Expertise
Professional newborn photographers possess advanced editing skills to address common newborn skin issues such as jaundice, flaky skin, or baby acne. They can enhance images while maintaining a natural look, ensuring that your baby’s photos are both beautiful and authentic.
Peace of Mind
As new parents, you have enough on your plate. Hiring a professional newborn photographer provides peace of mind, allowing you to relax and enjoy this special time. You can trust that an experienced photographer will handle everything from posing to lighting, resulting in stunning images that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
A Worthwhile Investment
While it may seem like an added expense, hiring a professional newborn photographer is an investment in preserving precious memories. These images will become family heirlooms, allowing you to relive those early days and share them with your child as they grow older.
The importance of hiring a newborn photographer cannot be overstated. Their expertise in safety, posing, lighting, and editing, combined with their professional equipment and props, ensures that you’ll receive beautiful, high-quality images that capture the essence of your newborn. These photographs will serve as timeless reminders of this fleeting and magical period in your family’s life.

It’s a boy! | Joey’s Newborn Pics

It’s a boy for this beautiful family, and Joey’s newborn pics were such a blast to capture! Joey and his big sister Melody cooperated so well for some of my favorite sibling photos ever. Melody was so sweet during her baby brother’s newborn session!

Getting to meet families from around the Menifee area is always such a treat for me. If you’re looking for a photographer with many years of experience working with newborns, babies, children, and families, contact me!

Zoey’s Newborn Photoshoot | Perris Newborn Photographer

Zoey’s newborn photoshoot took place when she was just 12 days new. We had envisioned capturing lots of sweet sleepy photos, but this little one had other plans. Zoey was determined to soak in every moment, and seemed to know how adorable she is as she stared intently into my camera. She is such a photogenic baby girl!
If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in the Perris area, my home studio is located in Menifee and I serve clients throughout Southern California. In-home sessions are always available upon request too (travel fees may apply depending on distance).

Chidike’s In-Home Newborn Photos

I had the pleasure of capturing adorable Chidike’s in-home newborn photos in his family’s beautiful newly built house in Hemet, California. Chidike was just 7 days old at the time of his photoshoot, and he was absolutely perfect. While I primarily do most of my sessions in my home studio in Menifee, I also offer in-home sessions upon request, with additional travel fees depending on the distance.

The Convenience of In-Home Newborn Photography

One of the many benefits of offering in-home photography sessions is the convenience it provides for new parents. Families can enjoy the comfort and familiarity of their own home during the photoshoot. This can be especially helpful for families with other young children.

Preserving Precious Memories

Newborn photography is a cherished tradition that allows families to capture the fleeting moments of their little one’s earliest days. By offering both studio and in-home sessions, I strive to provide my clients with the flexibility and convenience they need to preserve these precious memories in a way that best suits their needs and preferences. If you’re expecting a little one and would like to schedule a newborn photography session, whether in my Menifee studio or in the comfort of your own home, I would be honored to work with you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss the details and start planning your perfect photoshoot.

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).

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.

Newborn Twins | Cade and Elaina

Newborn twins … need I say more?!? Cade and Elaina are absolutely perfect and were so fun to photograph! They were born about 5 weeks early via emergency C-section, and then their momma ended up back in the hospital for a bit after their birth… these are just some of the hurdles this sweet and beautiful family overcame to make this session extra special. It means so much to me to be able to work with these amazing families and their much-anticipated little ones.


Looking for a newborn twins photographer in Southern California? I would love to meet you and your little ones! I’m Emily, the photographer behind the lens here at Emily Menzie Photography. I have been photographing babies for 15 years, everything from the tiniest newborn phase to busy personality-packed 1st birthday cake smashes! My home studio is located in Menifee, and I’ve worked with clients from all over the surrounding area including Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino and beyond.

Gorgeous Viviana’s Newborn Photos

Enjoy gorgeous Vivian’s newborn photos….I LOVED this session! This year has been full of sweet newborn boys so it had been quite a while since I had a newborn girl in my studio. Viviana is absolutely beautiful and her family is too! I had so much fun incorporating lots of girly setups and capturing this adorable baby girl’s cuteness.

Looking for a newborn photographer? I’m Emily, and I specialize in baby photos from newborn to 1st birthday. My home studio is located in Menifee, California. Contact me to discuss your baby’s photoshoot!

New baby boy | Menifee Newborn Photographer

Getting to meet this cute family and their new baby boy was such a treat! I love when siblings are old enough to hold their new sibling well because that means I can get a variety of sibling shots. Big sister was so adorably loving with her new baby brother.

If you’re interested in booking a newborn photoshoot for your little one, reach out and let’s chat!

Theo & Benny | Brothers and Best Friends

These cute boys are my next door neighbors. What adorably sweet brothers and best friends! I loved Theo’s “One of a Kind” pajamas…such a great reminder that all of these sweet little ones are so unique and I’m so fortunate to capture their photos!

Looking for a newborn photographer in Southern California? Contact Emily Menzie Photography to discuss your baby’s photoshoot.

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