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

Crystal and Josh planned all of the details for their special day- down to the hand made decor and bouquets. They were very clear on their vision, and most importantly they wanted a day filled with friends, family, and love. Of course mother nature doesn’t always cooperate with plans, so a Nevada City wedding photographer always has to be ready for the unexpected. Crystal and Josh were super flexible and when their day came and it was pouring rain, their outdoor ceremony got was moved under a tent and they rolled with it!

I absolutely love how their formals turned out. We took a quick trip down the road after their ceremony to get a few magical shots. I was hoping the rain would hold out for us, but it just kept coming down, and it was definitely an adventure! Crystal and Josh were great sports and just enjoyed their post- ceremony time together, and I tried to keep my gear from getting soaked. The shots, however, turned our amazing and I love all the rain, fog, and moodiness that matches their theme perfectly. Despite the uncontrollable weather, their special day turned out beautifully and ended up being perfect!

I book a small number of intimate weddings in Northern California each year. I serve couples in Nevada County and surrounding areas including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Beale Air Force Base. If you are looking for a Nevada City wedding photographer, I’d love to chat with you! You can contact me here.

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The Nest celebrated another “birthday” and I did our yearly mama & me sessions. Proceeds from these sessions benefit the Nest which makes it a great way to make your session tax deductible! The Nest gives so much support to the families in our community and I’m happy to have a way to give back! As a Nevada City Photographer, it’s important to me to contribute to our greater community. Their party took place at Pioneer park, which is a perfect place for mini sessions with mamas and babies. Many of the mamas were new clients, and it was great to meet so many sweet families in our community who love the Nest as well!

With mama & me minis, I have just a short time with each family, so I like to keep things simple. I often like to let the little ones lead the way, since they usually will anyway, lol! Those these sessions all shared a location, each one was unique, which I love.

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

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I was excited for this newborn session after the amazing session I had with Stephanie, Josh, and Archer at the river! Their sweet little family welcomed August at home, and they chose to have their newborn session there as well. As a Nevada City newborn photographer, I’m happy to travel to clients’ homes so that their comfortable during the postpartum period! Although studio sessions are easy and give me access to all of my props, I love the flexibility of traveling to families, so they can relax during their session. While I had baby August, Stephanie and Josh were able to cook, eat, shower, and relax with Archer. I’m always happy to travel to clients!

August was such a champ for his session! We took a break or two for some nursing sessions, but mostly he slept the morning away. Since he was so sleepy, I was able to get a ton of setups, and so many gorgeous shots. I know his parents are going to adore these photos for years to come!

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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When I met Stephanie for our consultation, I was so excited- she loved my style and all of her ideas were amazing- I knew our session would not disappoint! She knew she wanted a river session, so we just had to decide on a spot. Luckily, as a Nevada City maternity photographer, I know plenty of awesome river spots, and we picked one that would be perfect for her vision.

Being a pregnant mama in the summer can have some drawbacks- it can be HOT, but luckily that works to your advantage when you want to get in the river! We took some traditional family shots and some steamy couples shots (you’d have no idea their toddler was playing right next to me). And then we had SO much fun getting in the river. I was so excited when Stephanie told me she wanted to take photos with the whole family in their suits! Those photos turned out amazing, and they are some of my favorites!

After some river play, it was time for some super sweet mama and me cuddles, and then we went full goddess mode with some of my maternity gowns. One of the benefits of booking a maternity session with HMP is the use of my gown collection! I’ve got so many styles and colors to choose from, and they always make my clients look and feel amazing!

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

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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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