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press & Praise

Bay Area newborn photographer Sara Pope has had the incredible honor of being featured over the years for her award-winning newborn & baby photography.


– Published on the cover of Parents Magazine France

– Voted “Best of Oakley” 2022  |  Gold Award – Best Professional Services – Photographer

– Voted “Best of Brentwood” 2020 & 2021  |  Gold Award – Best Professional Services – Photographer

– Chosen by Expertise as Best Maternity Photographers in Stockton for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023!

Awards & Features

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kind words from clients

bay area newborn photographer review benjamin

What a lovely experience! Sara was amazing to work with, from inquiring about her services all the way to delivering the beautiful images. She was nothing but nice, responsive, understanding, & timely! In order to help everyone be happy, she has a questionnaire where parents fill out to help her prepare for your photoshoot – from all the different colors she has to any specific theme of your choosing. She was also on time with delivering the proofs as well as delivering the final images! I can’t wait to book our 6 month sitting session with her again!

– benjamin
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bay area cake smash photographer review Padua

Sara is wonderful! My baby was uncooperative the first 2 hours but she knew exactly how to work with him. She has so much patience and was able to deliver everything as expected. Her studio is clean and welcoming. I love how all the photos came out! You’re amazing Sara!

– cherilyn
brentwood ca newborn photographer review ashley

If you are looking for the perfect newborn pictures and props look no further than Sara. Sara is well organized and has fantastic commitment from the start. My twins were in the NICU longer than we anticipated and Sara was very understanding and as we got closer to discharge she penciled us in for our shoot. Thankfully we were able to make it and I am so glad we did!

The preparing for your photo session packet was incredibly helpful. The studio is very clean and well set up, the room for the newborns is nice and warm for them. From the moment we walked in we were well taken care of. We left the boys in their car seats and Sara and Karissa did everything, even diaper changes! It was a nice break and a no stress kind of day. Plus there were awesome snacks and beverages for us. I love that I walked in with my sweats on, Sara arranged for my hair and makeup to be done in the studio.

We had a great experience and look forward to our 6 month photo session and cake smash session.

– ashley
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bay area newborn photographer review Laura

If you are looking for a photographer to take your precious newborn photos, look no further. Sara is awesome! The level of detail, professionalism and care she had for our baby throughout the entire session was amazing. Sara – I can’t thank you enough for capturing this special memory for us. We are absolutely in love with our photos and can’t wait for our 6 month follow up photos!

– laura
bay area newborn photographer review Vanessa Barreto

Would 10/10 work with Sara Pope over & over again. She is so professional, incredibly patient & talented. My husband and I were in awe in how gentle and patient she was with our son our portraits of him delivered by her brought tears to our eyes because they were exactly what we envisioned. If you’re looking for an out of this world experience please book your newborn pics with her.

– vanessa
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bay area newborn photographer review yahr

I first had the opportunity to work with Sara over 5 years ago when my daughter was born and consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her again this year with the birth of my son. The quality of newborn photos, along with the care, concern, and professionalism Sara brings to all aspects of her business and client interaction makes me give my highest recommendation. From first interaction, Sara is fantastic to work with!

The session itself is amazing to watch as Sara is able to set up beautiful shots with these tiny babies (and their older siblings!) in the most adorable poses and accessories. One look at her social media pages and you can see the scope of her incredible work! New moms should definitely take her advice and take the opportunity to chill and relax during the session as the baby is in amazing hands! Watching her work you can tell she loves what she does.

We are so happy with our final photos and look forward to sharing these photos with family and friends. While Sara’s work has understandably gone up in price since first using her five years ago, I would still call her pricing competitive and fair in light of all of the hard work, creativity, and professionalism she brings to each step of this process. The best selection for a newborn photographer!

– megan
bay area newborn photographer review Monica

Sara captured the best pictures of our sweet baby boy. I was beyond impressed with her professionalism and the care that she took of our 10 day old newborn! I was in disbelief as I watched my previously fussy baby transform into a calm, sweet, newborn in Sara’s hands. Not only did we leave the photoshoot with beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime , but we also left with some tips on how to calm our baby boy! Pro tip from Sara- it includes a pacifier, a very heated room, a tight swaddle and a little massage between the eyes! We will definitely be back to work with Sara in the future!

– monica
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Where do I start. I have had a few sessions with Sara now and the pictures I get are so amazing. I cant say this enough Sara and Karissa are so amazing at what they do. They have so much patience and they show so much care and understand during your time at the studio. For my daughter to give so much smiles, laughter and interaction with them without crying or fussing was and still amazing. I give 5 starts!!!! I’m so happy with my family pictures and of my daughter. Im so happy I found Sara because I will continue to go to here for all my photos!

– athena


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