Brenden was amazing with the photos she took of our three month old daughter at our home. Super thorough prior to coming and the post shoot meeting to go over proofs and items to order was great! She was an absolute pleasure to work with and you get high quality work with the nicest professional ever! I highly highly recommend to anyone who want to do family and/or infant photos!!!
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C B. said “Shannon was an absolute joy to work with. Since my fiance and I were new to Monterey, we asked her to choose the locations for our engagement shoot…and she nailed it! She was so much fun, made us feel…” read more
I specialize in newborn and baby photography. My photography studio is located in beautiful downtown Monterey, California. My goal is to create timeless images that will be cherished in your family for years to come…
Brenden is amazing! I highly recommend her to everyone. We were so impressed with our new born photos and can’t wait to get our 7 month pics back.
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Brenden is amazing! My husband and I are so happy with our maternity photos. Neither of us are photogenic, but Brenden was able to capture absolutely awesome pictures. We definitely recommend Brenden to anyone considering a maternity photo shoot, she is professional and takes her time getting the best poses and shots.
We had an excellent experience. We had twins born premie and were in the hospital a couple weeks. Once home we had difficulty finding a photographer that could do it on short notice. Got lucky and found Brendan on yelp. Here are my positives…I have nothing negative to say about my experience….which is rare! Pros: -Very professional arriving early, prepared and ready to go. She had a car full of props and a drafted plan to work from ….but also incorporated our ideas easily. -Patient and not in a rush… Spent 2-3 hrs with us and several dif shots -Quick turnaround… Got sneak peak by end of day and the rest in a week -Reasonable prices and gives several negatives with fixed pricing (much appreciated) -very easy going, good with babies, and makes you feel comfortable We will use again and recommend to others 🙂
“She did an outdoor maternity shoot for us, and we are also going to have her take our newborn photos.” in 2 reviews
Had a newborn photo session with Brenden for our second son. We emailed to book on short notice but Brenden was more than accommodating to us and was able to put us on her schedule without a problem. The day of the photo shoot Brenden arrived just on time to our house and unloaded a car full of wonderful props and accessories including hats, blankets, baskets and more that she had picked out to go with our nursery theme. She spent ample time taking pictures of not only my newborn but also my 2 year old son who was having a very rough day and was very far from pleasant to deal with. I was not optimistic about getting a family shot because of my older son’s behavior but when I got the folder of pictures from Brenden through some act of god she got an amazing shot of all of us that is absolutely perfect. Over all it was the best experience I have ever had with a photo session and will absolutely be recommending her to not only friends but anyone who will listen 😉 We got more edited pictures than we were expecting, in less time than expected as well as an adorable announcement video that literally brought tears to my eyes. I can’t thank Brenden enough for her work for us and look forward to booking a family session with her again in this coming year.
Brenden is amazing – I highly recommend her! She did an outdoor maternity shoot for us, and we are also going to have her take our newborn photos. She made the photo shoot so easy and fun! Being 8 months pregnant, I haven’t felt the most comfortable behind the camera, but Brenden gave us amazing directions and paid attention to every detail. She responds back to emails very quickly, is organized, and was on time and efficient at our shoot. You can’t go wrong booking with her!
Matt P. said “From my Grandma: They brought me a wonderful surprise. The photo album is just gorgeous. I thought I didn’t want a whole album but I was very wrong. It is the most terrific record of a beautiful wedding and…” read more
Brenden is AMAZING!!! The true baby whisperer! She was so gentle with our newborn and had her sleeping and calm during the entire photo session. Not only is she sweet and patient, her artistic eye made for the most beautiful photos!!!. What she provides is truly priceless; she captures a moment in time that is brief and so precious. For us she has, in such a beautiful way captured the best thing that ever happened to us: our baby and that is truly a special gift. Adding to all that, she is prompt and professional. She had earned our business for all of the important moments in our child’s life. You need look no further. Book this woman to take your photos!!!
Specializing in photo editing, poems, and short stories. Best prices in the area. First piece or picture is free ($5 or less, only one photo). At Good Reads and Photography, we take pride in the pictures we take and the… read more
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I met brenden at a baby fair & I ended up winning a shoot with her! She met up with my fiancé & I for a maternity shoot. The location she chose was simply beautiful! She made us feel comfortable & she took her time getting the shots she wanted & was happy to catch some moments that we wanted. When she sent me the photos I couldn’t be any happier!!! It turned out great! I’ll be sure to keep her in contact for future photo shoots. Highly recommended if you want memorable, beautiful photos!! Thank you Brenden!
“Once home we had difficulty finding a photographer that could do it on short notice.” in 3 reviews
I cant say enough awesome things about Brenden. She has taken my daughters newborn, six month and now one year photos. My daughter has not been the easiest for two of the three sessions and she was so patient and understanding. Its so convenient she comes to your house and you dont have to worry about getting your kids out the door. Her prices are extremely reasonable. I have gotten so many compliments on these photos and i will cherish them forever! BOOK HER! You will not regret it 🙂
We booked a newborn shoot in Carmel with Brenden. She was more than we had hoped for and the photos were outstanding! As a new mom you don’t have time to prep or buy a lot of props. Brenden has a HUGE selection of items to use for your photos. We did various scenes and have trouble selecting a favorite. We ordered a full album, photo blocks, a canvas and purchased all the photos. It was well worth the money. You truly get what you pay for. She’s talented, professional and the product quality is great. We will cherish these photos forever!
Brendan is so talented and truly gifted at photographing newborns. She has all the best props and comes truly prepared with a small heater, soothing sound machine and gentle touch that immediately calms baby and allows for amazing photos. She’s photographed both my niece and a close friend’s family in the past so I knew I had to use her for my own baby’s newborn photos. Her quality is top notch every time and I can’t recommend her more highly!
We had our family picture done last fall with Brenden. Our toddler that day absolutely refused to cooperate during the entire session. We spent most of the time struggling to get him to at least look at the camera instead of running off. I almost threw in the towel. Brenden’s amazing patience and energy were what kept the session, which could have easily crumbled, in one piece. After the session, I really didn’t have much hope for our pictures. I was sure the pictures would be of us chasing our toddler or struggling to hold him as he tried to escape. However, when we received our photographs, I was blown away. The pictures were beautiful, every single one of them. I don’t know how Brenden even managed to get pictures of our toddler looking at the camera. When you look at the photos, you can’t even tell that we were in a battle with our toddler the whole time. Thank you Brenden! You are nothing but amazing!
Brenden captured an absolutely amazing maternity photo shoot for my family. The experience was great in every way: easy to work with, easy to schedule. I would recommend her services to anyone!
Brenden was amazing! She came to our house for the photo shoot. This was incredibly helpful considering we have a lively toddler and a newborn. Our newborn was three and half weeks old at the time of the shoot. This meant he was more wakeful than what is desirable for a newborn session. Brenden was so patient and took her time with him. The end result were incredible, irreplaceable images. My husband and I highly recommend Brenden!
Kate Z. said “Me and my husband were in Carmel with our extended family to celebrate his step mothers 70th birthday and I found Ben from yelp!! The entire process went very smooth from start to finish. We were looking to…” read more
We had a great experience with So Cute Photo! We had worked with Brenden and Bradley during our wedding. We couldn’t of been happier with our wedding photos, so it was a given to work with Brenden for the arrival of our new bundle of joy. She came well prepared for our newborn shoot. She seemed to be prepared for anything. She was very calm, patient, and professional. She was able to capture beautiful pictures of our daughter. I can’t wait to work with Brenden again to capture many more memories to come. Thank you Brendon! We would recommend you to every new family we know.
“I can’t thank Brenden enough for her work for us and look forward to booking a family session with her again in this coming year.” in 24 reviews
I found so cute photography on yelp, I took a chance with Brenden and I couldn’t be happier. I asked her to take location photos for my son who is 2. He is super shy and she was very patient with us and helped him to relax. The end product is fantastic. I was looking for someone that would give me the high res files instead of just prints so I can use them how I see fit for a long time. In the end I have beautiful family photos and adorable pictures of my son. I would highly recommend Brenden and would use So Cute Photography again. Thanks again!
A true professional – she knows what she is doing! I had the newborn mini package for my daughter, but looking at the photos it would have also been worth the money to get the larger packages. I hopefully will get to work with her again for future milestones!
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THE BEST newborn photographer EVER! Not only is Brenden the kindest most caring person, she goes over and beyond what is expected and made us feel so comfortable and at ease during our session, plus we LOVED every single photo! No need to look anywhere else, she’s THE BEST!
I booked an outdoor maternity shoot with Brenden. My husband and I are extremely satisfied with the outcome and here is why: — She was punctual and efficient — Prices were reasonable — I LOVED how she gave us direction on what to do. For example “chin up more” or “bring your arm this way” — My wedding photographer told us ” just act natural” …what the heck does that mean? I need direction…I’m no model 😉 — She made sure the photos would come out perfect. My hair is really curly and it was windy outside….she would stop shooting and re-adjust my hair so it wasn’t in my face — Being 8 months pregnant at the time, I didn’t feel completely confident with certain body parts, but she made sure to position me and work her magic a certain way that when the final images were sent to me I adored them and was relived that I actually came out decent — She made my husband and I both feel comfortable — She has so many ideas on different positions and poses. Very creative. — She responds to her email/messages quickly and is happy to answer any questions — The whole process was painless and stress free Overall…A++ experience. I loved basically ALL the images and that’s rare for me. To receive our final images it took about 2 weeks. We paid half when we booked our session (to hold a spot) and the other half when we did the shoot. We had the option to pay with Paypal or a regular credit card. You receive a link with all the photos and you can download all the photos to your computer (or your mobile phone.) You can also purchase prints off the website your photos are on or take them somewhere else and print them.
Thank heaven for Brenden! Had a less than positive experience with another local photographer and were running out of time (literally) before delivering. Found Brenden and she saved the day! Had a general idea of what we envisioned and she brought it to life even better than we had envisioned it! We’re newish to the area so she suggested a location (it was perfect). Met her the day of our maternity session and felt immediately comfortable (so important). The pictures were incredible, she had them to us quickly and for a great price! Obviously, we continued with Brenden for our newborn photos! Brenden is professional, talented, knowledgeable, patient, flexible, fun … Brenden goes above and beyond for her clients. Your comfort and vision are her priority. When dealing with prenatal and newborn photography, you have a very small window for these sessions. Hire Brendan to capture this precious moment in your family’s life.