I am a wife, a mother and a portrait photographer specializing in newborn baby photography. I am a lover of organic, timeless, stylized images of new babies. I love neutrals but also ADORE color, but used simply and monochromatically as to not take away from baby but to enhance an image.  I would describe my style as dreamy, natural and timeless with lots of texture and beautiful light. Each time I get to photograph a new addition I am so humbled and honored to be able to stop time for these new parents and know that they will have these portraits/memories for a lifetime.


Whilst my specialty is newborns, I also love photographing older babies, such as six month milestones when they are sitting up and one year old. I also adore taking beautiful maternity portraits.  Maternity sessions can be done in locations such as beaches, parks, gardens, trails, or any other beautiful outdoor location or a gorgeous indoor studio session that focuses on your growing belly.


Originally from Brisbane, Australia, I moved to the US several years ago with my family and love it here! With a degree in Fine Arts where I specialised in painting and as a former Visual Arts teacher in Australia, I loved teaching art and photography to High School seniors before taking leave to have my children. When my babies were born, I made it my mission to capture every moment in their lives and even set up a little studio in my house to practice the studio lighting skills on them that I had been teaching the kids at school.  After photographing my own kids, came friends and then after photographing my first newborn I was hooked and never looked back! I wanted to bottle up these emotions for as many new parents as I could so they always remember when they first met.  The pouty lips, the little fat rolls, tiny flakes and of course those first family photos with lots of cuddles and kisses. After that, I knew this was what I wanted to do, and I invested heavily in it with the best camera equipment out there and filling my studio with beautiful props.  I also started getting extensive training from some of the top newborn and maternity photographers in the country, who have been just wonderful and continue to provide mentoring and guidance for me as new ideas arise. 


My home studio is located close to downtown Campbell in San Jose and I serve clients from all around the Bay area.


To book your session or to learn more about the portrait experience please use the Contact link on my homepage.


Can’t wait to meet you and your baby!


♥ Shailee





Second place in Children’s Portraits Category – Professional Photographers of America’s Western District print competition 2017


Four Merit Awards Photographic Open print case – Professional Photographers of America’s Western District print competition 2017


Published in Inspire - Digital or Not Fine Art Photography Magazine, March 2017


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