I had such a wonderful time with Josh and Jennie’s seriously  beautiful family. I met them at their friends flower farm Buellton, CA . The day was filled with laughing and giggles. The kids favorite part was when I lost my shoe in the mud, for some reason they found this hilarious. How we managed to keep them clean was beyond me, lol. As you can see these kids were total hams and I loved every minuet of it!


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The Beautiful Baby Harper was born shortly after my previous post, “Expecting Heather and Freddie“. She is about 3 weeks here. The words that kept coming up during the whole shoot were “she is so cute”. Besides being gorgeous she was a total doll the whole time smiling and making sweet little baby sounds. We didn’t have to venture far from Heather and Freddie’s home for this one. I brought all the props and back drops to make things easier on the new parents and I noticed this beautiful green hill on the way into their house. It made a perfect back drop for a chair I recently recovered. This $4 thrift store find along with a little paint and fabric really turned out nice. The first picture is one of my all time favorites. This is why I love taking pictures of new borns, the photographs make me smile no matter how many times I see them! I love what I do! Thank you Heather for allowing me to be the one to document your sweet baby’s first days.


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I first met Heather through Nicki at Peanuts Maternity & Kids and we instantly hit it off. I immediately saw a wonderful lifelong friendship forming. Since then we have done several photo sessions, many a play dates, and my son absolutely loved her baby music class, Shooting Stars. She also runs a wonderful blog called In Her Chucks filled with recipes and music Mondays. Her maternity session with Little Sparrows Photography was set in the quaint Orpet Park nestled in the middle of a beautiful  Santa Barbara California neighborhood on the Riviera. Heather looked absolutely radiant and I was so impressed that she was doing so well even though she wasn’t feeling the greatest that day.  We mosyed around this beautiful landscape with a bouquet of flowers, floral prints, and of course a pair of pink baby chucks for their soon to be daughter Harper.

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When I walked into little Henry’s downtown Santa Barbara home, near the Paradise Cafe, I was met with the most beautiful sight for a newborn photographer. A sleeping baby! Yes that was a joyous occasion. Not only because this 2 week old was absolutely precious but because sleeping babies make the best models, lol. And what a sweet heart this little guy was. Henry’s recently re-covered blue and white chair that was passed down from his Great Grandmother made the perfect prop for Sir Sleeps-a-Lot. Even after he woke up he gave us quite a few photographic moments. This little guy even made crying look adorable!














Embarrassingly  I am so behind on posting pictures you will get to see Emily’s pregnancy, shower, and New Born photos all at the same time. Although I think it kind of cool to see everything from beginning to end all in one post so maybe I will just start doing this on purpose! Emily is one of my favorite prego belly models ever! Her radiant pregnancy glow even surpasses this amazing spring arrangement of lilies and tulips. Emily is also one of the sweetest people I know.  She has since moved away but I can tell from her Facebook posts that she is such a wonderful wife and mother! She is in love with Jesus and that shines through in everything she does! I am truly blessed to know her and her beautiful family which has grown and added one more since all of these were taken. \rachelbradshaw-6307_Texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6308-XL rachelbradshaw-6329-XL rachelbradshaw-6358-2-XL rachelbradshaw-6362-XL rachelbradshaw-6367_texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6373_Texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6379-XL rachelbradshaw-6383-XL rachelbradshaw-6386-2-XL rachelbradshaw-6389_Texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6394_Texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6407_Texture-XL rachelbradshaw-6407-3-XL rachelbradshaw-6437_Texured-XL rachelbradshaw-6445-XL rachelbradshaw-7206-XL rachelbradshaw-7226-XL rachelbradshaw-7231-XL rachelbradshaw-7232-XL rachelbradshaw-7233-XL rachelbradshaw-7234-XL rachelbradshaw-7237-XL rachelbradshaw-7243-XL rachelbradshaw-7244-XL rachelbradshaw-7255-XL rachelbradshaw-7260-XL rachelbradshaw-7265-XL rachelbradshaw-7266-XLrachelbradshaw-9214-XL rachelbradshaw-9223-XL rachelbradshaw-9224-XL rachelbradshaw-9226-XL rachelbradshaw-9230-XL rachelbradshaw-9231-XL rachelbradshaw-9233-XL rachelbradshaw-9237-XL rachelbradshaw-9249-XL rachelbradshaw-9251-2-XL rachelbradshaw-9269-XL rachelbradshaw-9271-XL rachelbradshaw-9272-XL rachelbradshaw-9279-XL rachelbradshaw-9283-2-XL rachelbradshaw-9284-XL rachelbradshaw-9285-XL rachelbradshaw-9288-2-XL rachelbradshaw-9291-2-XL rachelbradshaw-9307-2-XL rachelbradshaw-9313-XL

I absolutely love taking pictures of new borns but I had been wanting to something a little more grown up lately.  I spent the past year with children and family’s building a heart felt portfolio. I noticed there was mostly kids involved in every shoot. I was craving some models who would take direction a little better, lol. So I enlisted the help of a dear friend of mine to be my co-art director, Katie Curry,  since I had just had a baby and knew I couldn’t pull everything together in a timely manner. It’s unbelievable how time consuming one little baby can be.  Katie was a dream sent, I love her style and with a new art degree I knew she would have so many good ideas.  We climbed the highest of hights above the Santa Barbara skyline for this one. Three house mates blessed me with their beautiful faces and lovely closets.

More of this shoot coming soon….



Well here’s my new blog with my new business name Little Sparrows Photography.  You can still see the old blog here.rachelbradshaw.wordpress.com There will be lots of new images to come!