A Look Back at 2020

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. It was especially difficult for small business owners and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who supported my business that I have poured my heart and soul into for the past eight years. To my clients, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigated this unprecedented situation and had to reschedule many of your sessions multiple times as businesses were forced to close. Despite the difficulties, this year had some unexpected blessings as well which I am incredibly grateful for. It forced us all to slow down and be more intentional with our time…it taught us the value of family and the importance of focusing on what really matters. I believe photographs are a vital part in documenting your family’s love and legacy so thank you for trusting me to capture so many beautiful moments for you this past year.

Here are some of my favorite images of your babies, bellies and families in 2020. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with health, joy and love!

Bay Area Newborn Photographer | A Look Back at 2020
Bay Area Maternity Photographer | A look back at 2020
Bay Area Family Photographer | Best of 2020

Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer Bay Area

Bethany Mattioli is a maternity, newborn and family photographer in the Bay Area that specializes in simple and timeless photography in Morgan Hill, CA and surrounding areas including San Jose, Gilroy, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Willow Glen and the greater South San Francisco Bay Area. 

If you would like more information about reserving a session, please contact me so I can answer any questions you might have and start planning our portrait session together. 

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Merry Christmas · 2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Wishing you love, joy + peace this holiday season.

 

 

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Morgan Hill Family Photographer | Bethany Mattioli Photography
Morgan Hill Family Photographer | Fall photos of family of five
Morgan Hill Children Photographer | three children sitting in field

Bethany Mattioli is a Morgan Hill family photographer that specializes in simple and timeless photography in Morgan Hill, CA and surrounding areas including San Jose, Gilroy, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Willow Glen and the greater South San Francisco Bay Area. 

If you would like more information about reserving a session for 2021, please contact me so I can answer any questions you might have and start planning our portrait session together. 

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My Baby Turns Two!

Our youngest turned two! I guess we need to officially stop referring to him as “the baby” now. I’m feeling a little emotional about it as it seems like the end of an era for us. It’s true what they say…babies don’t keep and it really does go by so fast.

He has always been my most challenging photography subject ever (starting at birth) and getting him to cooperate for birthday photos was no easy task. Thankfully, he was interested in his cake this year and even jumped for joy…I mean, who doesn’t get excited about cake, amirite? I wanted to keep it timeless with a simple vanilla naked cake garnished with fresh olive leaves (one of my favorite greenery options).

We’ve managed to recreate the photo of me holding him in the chair in our living room every single year and I hope to continue the tradition as long as he’ll let me.

Clothing is from Jamie Kay and Zara and available as part of the studio wardrobe.

Two Year Old Boy Birthday Photos | Bay Area Children Photographer
Two Year Old Boy Sitting on Stool | Bay Area Children Photography
Second Birthday Cake Smash Photos | Bay Area Studio Photographer
Second Birthday Boy Cake Smash Photos in simple white studio
Simple Vanilla Naked Cake with Olive Leaves Garnish for Boy Cake Smash
Two Year Boy Mommy and Me Birthday Photos | Bay Area Family Photographer
Mother and Toddler Son Lifestyle Session in Neutral Home | Bay Area Family Photographer
Toddler Boy and Mother in Neutral Living Room | Bay Area Family Photographer

Two Year Old Boy Birthday Photos

Bethany Mattioli is a Bay Area children photographer, creating simple and timeless two year old boy birthday photos. Located in Morgan Hill, CA and serving San Jose, Gilroy, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like more information about reserving a session, please contact me so I can answer any questions you might have and start planning your custom portrait experience. 

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Beautiful Light, Beautiful Love

While still in her first trimester, this expecting mother reached out and said, “I love your pictures. The soft colors, the scenery and the light. It’s exactly how I imagined our maternity pictures.” I love when people are able to connect to my work in this way and know they want me to be the one to photograph such a special time for them. There are so many maternity photographers in the Bay Area to choose from, so I am always honored when someone chooses me.

When it finally came time for their maternity session months later, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening with the prettiest soft golden light. She selected two different dresses from my extensive studio collection and looked amazing in both options. Even though breathtaking scenery, gorgeous light and pretty dresses all make for beautiful photos, it’s the visible love and joy of new parents that truly makes all the difference and gives that beauty real meaning.

If you are expecting and interested in reserving an outdoor maternity photography session in the Bay Area, please contact me so we can start planning our session together.

Hair and Makeup by L Makeup Studio

Both dresses are from Free People and were provided by the Studio Wardrobe that is available to all clients to borrow from.

Maternity Photography Bay Area | Outdoor Field Maternity Session
Outdoor Maternity Photography Bay Area
Outdoor maternity photos close up details | Bay Area
Outdoor Couples Maternity Photos in Bay Area
Maternity Photos Bay Area | Romantic Outdoor Maternity Photo Session
Romantic Outdoor Maternity Photo Session in Free People Dress | Maternity Photos Bay Area
Outdoor Maternity Session in Pink Free People Dress
San Jose Maternity Photographer | Outdoor Sunset Maternity Photos
Maternity Photos Wearing Free People Dress
Gilroy Maternity Photographer | Golden Grass and Oak Trees
Outdoor Field Maternity Session | Bay Area Maternity Photographer
Maternity Photography Bay Area | Outdoor Sunset Maternity Session in Northern California
Couples Maternity Session Outdoor | Bay Area
Walking Couples Maternity Photo | Gilroy Maternity Photographer

Maternity Photography Bay Area

Bethany Mattioli specializes in natural, beautiful and timeless maternity photography in the Bay Area. Serving Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

If you would like more information about reserving a maternity session, please contact me so I can answer any questions you might have and start planning our portrait session together. View more recent maternity sessions here. View pricing and session details here.

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The Sweetest New Sisters

Newborn sessions are usually reserved months in advance but every once in awhile my schedule shifts and I can accommodate someone last minute (so it never hurts to ask). I’m thankful I was able to squeeze this sweet baby girl and her beautiful family in as they were so incredibly nice. New Baby sister was gorgeous with her long lashes and full head of glossy dark hair and big sister was as proud as could be.

If you are interested in reserving a simple and timeless newborn photography session in my studio located in Morgan Hill, please contact me so we can start planning our session together

Newborn Photography in Morgan Hill | Simple and Timeless Newborn Photography
Newborn Profile Detail | Newborn Photographer in Morgan Hill
Newborn Photography in Morgan Hill | Natural Baby Led Newborn Photography
Big Sister and Newborn Sibling Photos | Newborn Photography in Morgan Hill
Newborn Daughter and Mother | Bay Area Newborn Photographer
Mother Holding Newborn Daughter | Bay Area Newborn Photography
Family of Four Newborn Photo | Bay Area Newborn Family Photographer
New Big Sister | Bay Area Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography in Morgan Hill

Bethany Mattioli specializes in simple and timeless newborn photography in Morgan Hill. Also serving Gilroy, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

If you would like more information about reserving a session, please contact me so I can answer any questions you might have and start planning our portrait session together. View more recent newborn sessions here.

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