Monthly Archives: April 2016

Santa Rosa Photographer | Mommy and Me Session

Santa Rosa Photographer, Lindsey Tatum, shares a sweet Mommy and Me Session!

Mothers Day is approaching fast so I wanted to share a mommy and me session with you.  As mothers we are usually the ones behind the camera taking photos of our little ones.  It’s nice for a change to capture the sweet moments between a mama and her baby.  Something to look back on and remember those chubby hands touching our face, the soft feel of their cheeks when we go in for a kiss.  I don’t know about you, but I want to savor those moments forever and ever.

This mommy and me session took place in my home studio.  I lucked out with a nice big window in my front room that gets great light.  I just lay down the barnwood floor and it’s good to go!

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It has been so fun getting to know this mama, we met while she was still pregnant with her sweet Ava and have kept in touch ever since… that’s the wonderful thing about social media (at least in my opinion).  Once you’re friends with someone on, Instagram for example, it’s so easy to send a quick comment or happy face or wish them well without being intrusive.  It’s fun to watch their families and babies grow.  Each family I meet along this photography journey of mine will always hold a special place in my heart.

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I snuck in a few solo portraits of Ava, she was just so cute, I couldn’t resist.


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I don’t always offer a “mini session” BUT these types of sessions are near and dear to my heart and I know us mama’s (myself included!), have a hard time spending a little extra on something for ourselves.  So, now thru May, I’ll be offering these Mommy & Me sessions at a discounted price.  Contact me today to set up your session!


Lindsey of Lindsey Tatum Photography is a Santa Rosa Newborn Photographer also specializing in maternity, family, and senior photography in Santa Rosa, California and Sonoma County.



Santa Rosa Maternity Photographer | Mustard Field

Hi there, I’m Lindsey, a Santa Rosa Maternity Photographer : )

If you know me, you know I love all things that have to do with wildflowers.  Some might say I’m slightly obsessed.  Needless to say, I’ve been wanting to go out and shoot a maternity session in the mustard field.  The weather seems to be a bit hit or miss lately… sometimes sun, sometimes fog and clouds.  I was really hoping for sun tonight and lets just say mother nature did not disappoint!  I feel like I’m always talking about weather but I guess for me the weather does play a big role in how the session will turn out.  A sunny backlit photo does have a different feel to it than one with an overcast sky.  For me the mustards and the sunshine go hand in hand, must be all that yellow.

This was my first time meeting this mama to be and she was just as sweet as ever.  As we discussed beforehand, she brought a few outfits and was even brave enough to change behind a bush- lol.  We started with a beautiful cream lacy dress.  I loved the soft cream color with the pops of color from the grass, mustard flowers and the huge acacia tree that happened to be in full bloom (good thing I took my allergy medicine that morning!).  Her next outfit was one that showed off her beautiful baby bump!

I do recommend bringing a few outfits to a session, it adds a nice variety to your gallery of photos and in regards to a maternity session, it is nice to bring along an outfit that will let you show off that bare bump!  (and if you’re concerned about a few stretch marks, don’t worry, those are easy to lighten/remove in Photoshop).

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Halfway thru the session we changed locations.  A few days prior I happened to be driving by an orchard that was full of blooming mustard and bare apple trees.  It looked so gorgeous I knew I had to shoot there.  I had a wonderful time with this stunning mama and I can’t wait to meet her baby boy!


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And my personal favorite of the evening, actually this image is probably in my top 10 of all time… Aly truly made my vision come alive with this shot.

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Lindsey of Lindsey Tatum Photography is a Santa Rosa Newborn Photographer also specializing in maternity, family, and senior photography in Santa Rosa, California and Sonoma County.