Adoption of baby Julia / Orange County, CA Newborn Photographer

A little over a year ago my good friend Nina and her husband, Mark decided they wanted to add to their family and adopt a baby. How awesome is that?! They already had two biological boys, Dominic who is 11 and Ethan who is 8 but felt they had room in their hearts for one more child.

So, in October of 2013 they started the long process and were officially approved to adopt in 2014. Just a few weeks ago, they got the exciting call that a baby girl was safely surrended and ready to be adopted. Off they went to the hospital and graciously took baby Julia home with them. What an incredibly selfless and loving gift the Morton family has given to this sweet baby!

As soon as I read the news, I knew immediately that I wanted to gift them a newborn session. Baby Julia was the perfect model for her session. I don’t think she opened her eyes the entire time and she never even pooped or peed on anyone or any prop. That is a personal record for me!

Oh and you should know the Morton’s are a big baseball family, so check out the baseball we added in to a couple shots.




Uthus Maternity Session / Orange County, CA Maternity Photographer

Being pregnant for the first time is┬ásuch a fun and exciting time in a couple’s life! But I don’t think I am alone when I say I couldn’t appreciate it while I was living it! I was tired, nervous, feeling huge, nesting, etc. and I am so sad that I didn’t have any professional maternity pictures taken. I am very happy that Kaitlin and Mark decided to get their pictures done, and I am honored that they chose me to take them. And look at the results…such a beautiful couple! And, I cannot wait to take pictures of their baby when he/she arrives in February!