Specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography.

While I am experienced with vast styles of photography, I am primarily focused on creating personalized images for clients wanting to document the early days of their family. This means that my work is customized beyond just the picture-taking session, I will make sure to get to know what you want to get out of our time working together and will pay careful attention to learn about your little family members to make sure the photoshoots go as smoothly as possible.


My most qualifying experience is that I am a mother of two high-energy, non-photo cooperative boys. But maybe there is a little bit more to it than that so here we go…

In 2008, I debuted as a professional photographer with a series of photojournalistic pieces published in Latin America’s most popular SCUBA diving magazine, “Espacio Profundo”, where my underwater, as well as my outdoor and traveling photography, was featured. See my travel photography.

As I was about to become a parent, my interest in photography took a 180° turn, I just couldn’t put the camera down when my oldest son was born.  After sharing newborn days, first birthdays, and holiday wishes with hundreds of families in the Santa Cruz area, I am confident that I can capture the personality and essence of each adorable clan.

What makes my work stand out?

After 8 years of experience with different styles of photography, I’ve developed a unique technique to make use of natural light and create the perfect mix of candid and posed photography. However, I do have high-end lighting equipment that will be readily available to make the most of each shoot if needed.

As a mom of two young boys that are constantly testing my limits, I get that photo shoots don’t always go our way. You never have to worry about your kids being too much for me, I have several tricks under my sleeve.

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation or to book a session at tatiana@littledarlingphoto.com


Servicing Aptos, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Felton, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, the Monterey Bay area, San Jose, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, and San Ramon.