Hazel Moon Photography » Grass Valley California Natural Light Photographer specializing in families, maternity, newborns, and high school seniors

Sweet little Jack was a month old when he came to visit me at my home studio. As a Grass Valley child photographer, it’s so nice to have the flexibility of my studio and an outdoor space! Since he wasn’t in the mood to be bundled up, we did a little lifestyle session outside. I loved capturing the candid moments of him enjoying the trees and sky. His sweet little toes, hands, and those smiles are all so precious.

Of course mama wasn’t planning to jump in the photos, but I have a rule about this. Parents should always get in the frame for at least part of the session. Someday, your kiddos will look back and cherish these moments, and you will too! I’m such a sucker for that mama-baby bond, it is just the sweetest! Of course I’m pretty sure I say this about the daddy moments too.

If you are looking for a Grass Valley child photographer, you can contact me here. I serve families in Nevada County and surrounding areas including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Beale AFB. I’d love to chat with you about creating a custom family or children’s session!

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Jennika and I share a love of baby wearing and met through our local group. When she contacted me for newborn photos, I knew that we would need to include her amazing wrap collection. As a Nevada City newborn photographer, I’m often asked to come to my client’s home for their session. Jennika has a gorgeous old house and amazing taste, so it was the perfect backdrop for a lifestyle session.

When I travel to client’s homes, I also do posed newborn photos. I bring everything we’ll need- from the heater to the hats and wraps, so all new parents have to do is relax! I also love incorporating interesting elements in the home. We had fun photographing in their living room, bedroom, and even the bathroom (it had amazing light!). I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous light to capture the perfect moment!

If you are looking for a Nevada City newborn photographer, you can contact me here. I serve new and growing families in Nevada County and surrounding areas including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Beale AFB. I’d love to chat with you about creating your own custom newborn or family session!

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  • katie - What a beautiful capture on this little guy and family! You captured so many great images and love that you include one of big brother and kitty!ReplyCancel

  • Lacey Carroll - What a beautiful lifestyle AND newborn session! I love the intimate moments you’ve captured, their style is totally represented here too. I get a full picture of their little family! I love it!ReplyCancel

As a Grass Valley Preschool Photographer, I have the cutest possible clients. I love going to area preschools and meeting these sweet kids. I did this shoot for Little Flower Preschool, where my own kids used to attend. Little Flower is a gorgeous, homey preschool in Grass Valley that is the perfect transition from home for little ones. I always love returning here to do school photos, since my own kids have moved on.

Unlike traditional school photos, I really love capturing these little ones outside, where we can chat and they can move and play. It helps me get to know their personalities, and capture authentic smiles! No two photos are the same, and I find that parents really love seeing their little ones captured being themselves.

If you are looking for a Grass Valley preschool photographer contact me by clicking here. HMP serves families in Nevada county and surrounding areas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley and Beale AFB. Contact me and lets chat about creating your custom session or booking me for your preschool! I offer both fall and spring preschool sessions, and book 2-3 months in advance.

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I met Rob while I was photographing his child at a local preschool. He needed head shots, and we decided to seize the moment and do them right there. As a Grass Valley portrait photographer, flexibility is key!

Rob is a local Family Therapist here in Nevada County. It was important to him that his head shots were relaxed and approachable. I love that we did them outdoors, and that they reflect his easy going personality.

I really love working one on one with clients for head shots. It is so nice to be able to focus my energy on one person and really craft a portrait that brings out their personality. It also gives me a chance to use my 85mm lens, which I don’t normally get to do when I’m working with kids! The 85 gives such a creamy background, and it really defines the subject.

If you are looking for a Grass Valley portrait photographer, you can contact me here. I serve professionals and families in Nevada County and the surrounding areas of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Beale AFB. I’d love to chat with you about creating a custom portrait session!

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Remember Larissa’s gorgeous maternity shoot at the historic Empire Mine State Park? Well her lovely family was back in the studio today for her precious little one’s newborn shoot. Larissa had a beautiful baby girl who is just so perfect! I love getting to see my maternity clients again for their newborn shoots- it’s probably the best part of being a Grass Valley newborn photographer!

So meet the tiny little bundle: Miss Luella Jean. She’s got amazing hair which was so much fun to style around the bonnets and headbands! Little Luella was also one of the tiniest babies I’ve had in the studio, at just 5 pounds, 8 ounces! My own littles were rather large babies, so I always love getting to bundle up the tiny newborns!

One of my favorite parts of newborn sessions is getting to know my clients a little better, and watching the connection between the parents and babies. We often have to stop so babe can fuel up with some mama milk, and the connection of mama and baby is so sweet. It is such a blessing for me to get to witness these families transition with their new addition.

If you are looking for a Grass Valley newborn photographer, you can contact me here. I serve new parents and growing families in Nevada County and surrounding areas including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Beale AFB. I’d love to chat with you about creating a custom newborn session!

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  • Beth - Oh my goodness! She is so sweet and tiny! I love her name too! Grass Valley is so fortunate to have you as a newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Lacey Carroll - Baby Luella is GORGEOUS! This is a beautiful set of photos!!! These parent will be hanging these beauties on their walls for years to come!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Wow!!! All I could think of was how overjoyed I would be if I was your client and you delivered these photos to me. Love the flower chain and the simple image with daddy. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - So sweet!! Love the sibling shots! So fun to be able to capture this family from bump to baby!ReplyCancel