Tacoma Newborn Photographer ~ Sleeping Soundly

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I am super excited to share Judah’s sneak peak with you this evening.  Sessions where I get to use a new newborn photography prop are super special.  Judah’s parents came from Tacoma to have me take his newborn portraits.  Earlier last week I had received a surprise package from a friend with this beautiful gift.  I was so excited!  I had visions of how I would use it inside the studio and plans for being brave and trying something new by taking it out to use in my beautiful yard.  I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect situation as a photographer.  Judah is a stunning baby, it was a sunny day, he had finally settled into a sound sleep and I had the perfect spot outside in mind.  First we got the shot above.  I wanted to make sure we had something beautiful in case my experiment outdoors was a flop.  I am still learning to use natural light and to take pictures I am proud of in the great Washington outdoors.  It has been a very scary journey for me.  We wrapped Judah up all warm and snug and got him settled into the spot I had in mind.  Then I fixed his posing as much as he would let me with him still warm under a big blanket.  We took the big blanket off, took a few quick pictures and hustled him back inside.  He hardly made a peep.  I love that I have both of these images to give to his parents.  One that is traditionally me and one that is all about the place they call home; the beautiful pacific northwest.  Special thanks to my wonderful friend for a prop I am head over heels in love with.

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Eden - March 25, 2014 - 5:29 am

Beautiful! Love the outdoor shot!

Bonney Lake Baby Photographer ~ Teach A Boy To Fish

The Morris family has been coming to see me for years from Bonney lake for newborn and baby photography.  I remember when they found out they were expecting their second baby.  I was so excited for them when I found out they would be having a boy.  I can remember, just like it was yesterday, planning for his newborn session.  I wanted it to be special, and to have some relevance to their family.  I have followed Heidi and Greg on facebook for several years now and know that Greg is an avid fisherman.  So the idea was born to tie the hobby of a father to the joy of having a son.  The “fishing” theme has been incorporated into every one of Zac’s baby photograph sessions.  

Fishing in a bucket

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Playing with a fish

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Fishing in the pond

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It has been such a pleasure to work with their family and to get two know two beautiful, sweet children.  I look forward to the time when I see that first photo show up on facebook of Dad and Zac fishing together.  What a sweet experience it is to be a part of a family’s special moments!  Happy Birthday Zac!!

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Melissa Berg - March 24, 2014 - 9:09 am

Adorable concept!!! Love them all. :)

Heather Woodward - March 24, 2014 - 7:21 am

How fun!!!!

Eden - March 22, 2014 - 1:18 pm

I love this theme! Well done!

Tacoma Newborn Photographer ~ Behind The Scenes

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Last Friday was pretty amazing.  I had a beautiful family from Tacoma come to the studio for a newborn photography session.  Zoe’s session was extra special because I had a special guest with me.  Micah O’Keiley from epiem came to film a behind the scenes segment for me.  Micah is pretty dang talented, and I feel supper fortunate to have his skills at work documenting Zoe’s session.  Micah was such a professional.  I really appreciated that he quietly went about his work.  I have never worked with a videographer before.  I was a little anxious before hand that having another professional in the room would mean interference or would distract from my client’s experience.  It was everything but that.  Micah was really wonderful.  It makes me sad that I have waited so long to have a session filmed.  I am so excited to see the magic Micah creates and to share that with this sweet princess’s parents.  Here he is after a hard days work!  I will totally need to have him come back when I am ready to shoot a full promo!

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Here are some sneak peaks and a quick instagram pic that Micah capture from the day.

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Behind the scenes with Micah O’Keiley from epiem

Little Zoe was pretty excited about all of the fun going on around her.  She didn’t want to have anything to do with sleep.  But she was such a good girl.  Even wide awake I was able to get beautiful pictures of her because she was so relaxed.  This one is my favorite from her session and possibly one of my all time favorites.  I was taking her picture with a teddy bear and her Mom said she had just been given a small bunny and she had it with her in her purse.  So we brought out the bunny Zoe’s Grandma had just bought for her and let her cuddle it instead of the bear.  It makes it super special that this sweet stuffed friend is her own.  How perfect is this?  I am so excited to share the rest of her beautiful images with her mom and dad.  And even more excited to share the video from their session with them and all of you.

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Heather Woodward - March 24, 2014 - 7:20 am

Bautiful! Can’t wait to see the video!

Eden - March 21, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Gorgeous! I love your work! Can’t wait to see the video!

Melissa Berg - March 21, 2014 - 8:20 am

Beautiful!! I can’t wait to see the video!!

Tacoma Baby Photographer ~ Green

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How perfect that it is Brooklyn’s turn for me to put up a sneak peak from her cake smash photography session today.  In honor of St. Patrick’s day I think I will post this beautiful portrait of Brooklyn who is getting to be all grown up and not so much a baby anymore.  I can’t believe a year has already passed since we did her newborn photography session.  This image is a perfect sneak peak share because it shows off her pretty little face, and her dazzling green eyes!

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Sarah - March 19, 2014 - 10:42 am

LOVE IT! you are so talented :)

Lakewood Maternity Photographer ~ Form and Beauty

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Heather came from Lakewood for her Maternity session.  I love that I get to meet clients from all over Western Washington who come to see me for maternity and newborn photography.   One of the the time periods I would visit in a heart beat if I had a time machine would be the Renaissance.  I grew up in Italy witnessing the transformation in the arts that stemmed from those amazing years.  I don’t think it is a mistake that at the same time that the arts were advancing medicine was also experiencing a boom.  As men studied the human body and began to accomplish miracles in the medical field, artists were becoming more talented with truly representing the human form.   It is astounding that art went from a boom in the 1300 with artist like Giotto (who revolutionized art himself as he began to really paint well the human form) to the works of the master Michelangelo.  All of these great men were fascinated with the form of womanhood.  I fall more and more in love with the art of maternity portraiture.  There is so much to love artistically about the form of a pregnant woman.  The play of light and shadow as they move across beautiful curves.   I want to study more about art!

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