Renton Newborn Photographer ~ Brody

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Renton Newborn Photographer

My favorite image from this Renton newborn photography session is the one of Brody with and his parents.  I love it because at this point in the session Brody was kind of tired of having his portrait taken and he was a little fussy.  Dad without any instruction from Mom or I gently started hushing his new son and Brody settle back into sleep just long enough to get a few more great pictures with his family.

I love Dads.  I don’t think we celebrate Dads enough.  Isn’t it amazing that they can bond immediately with their babies?  I mean us mommies have a whole nine months to bond as we physically carry and make the little people we bring into the world.  Dad’s don’t get that privileged.  They don’t get to feel the wiggles and kicks except from the outside.  They are disconnected into that moment when a mom delivers her baby into the world and for the first time Dad get’s to be a real part.  I think it is pretty amazing that right from those first few moments there is a love and connection between a father and his child.  How tender that moment was.  I almost didn’t want to take the picture.  It was such a wonderful feeling to just watch this warm hearted man shush his son.

As a Renton newborn photographer I get to meet all kinds of men.  And one thing that they have always been is excellent fathers right from the start.  I just read a really touching article yesterday about four words every father need to hear.  The article is written from the perspctive of a father of a daughter (which this daddy is) but I inserted son as it is more applicable for this post.  I thought I would try to paraphrase.  But it is just too perfect.  So here it is. From Jeff Bogle’s article which you can find in it’s entirety here:

“I have a simple, four-word message to all dads of sons, especially guys who are just now starting out on this journey, the guys welcoming newborn baby boys into their lives.  It only gets better.

Yeah, it gets challenging. No kidding Sherlock. Parenting isn’t always Pinterest-perfect cupcakes and Instagram-worthy rainbows, but why would you want it that way, anyway? What a colossal bore to have everything scrubbed and sanitized, silver spoons and phony-smile photo packages. Challenging is good! Entering into challenging situations makes us think, evolve, grow, change, get better — and helps us find new ways to love the people we adore so much already. Yeah, your precious little guy will eventually crawl, walk, talk, talk back, crave some overpriced technology, be sweet on girls, awkwardly grow into his tween years, have his heart broken, break a few himself, enter high school and maybe go off to college. That is all absolutely true, but there is nothing in your son’s timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a son is not being there to share in his experiences.

As his dad, you get to be a steady knee to hold onto as he props himself up learning to walk; to be an example of calm in the face of adversity as he tests his limits as a toddler; to teach him how to be a good digital citizen on social media with his new phone; to hold him tight while saying nothing when he goes through his first breakup; to know that even though you are a “fixer” by nature, there are moments in his life when he’ll need to cry into your shoulder or scream his lungs out and to know that all that’s required of you in those moments is to be present, to live life not through him, but alongside him as daddy, mentor, confidant, counselor, consoling presence, friend, and dad again.

I need you to hear this and believe this, for I know it to be true: It only gets better.

The conversations get better. The jokes get better. The hugs get better. The laughs get better. The nights out get better. The Saturday mornings get better. The concerts get better. The love, it gets better. And stronger. It all gets better.

So, the next time some blowhard warns you of whatever impending doom he insists will befall you as the dad of a son, ignore him and know that it only gets better.”

True words.  It is hard.  Your bond will grow.  You are a super hero, a Daddy.  And it only gets better!


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Angela - October 2, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Such beautiful work! Love the neutral tones!

Bonney Lake Newborn Photographer ~ Tessa

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Bonney Lake Newborn Photographer

Why should you chose a professional Bonney Lake newborn photographer?

Because she will never be this small again.

There are no redos.

Because you want to take this moment and hold it still forever.

Because she is perfect, Heavenly and pure.

Because she is a part of you and you could snuggle her all day long.

Because you know these moments are precious and fleeting.

Because you always want to remember.

Let me help you cherish these moments now and for forever.

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Angela - October 2, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Love! Such beauty in simplicity!

Bonney Lake Newborn Photography ~ Kambryn

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Bonney Lake Newborn Photography

Looking at these portraits that I love so much of these siblings the first thing I think is, holy cow I photographed big sister as a newborn and look how grown up she is now!  The second thing I think is how I wish I could have also photographer big brother as a newborn.  The third though is how happy it makes me to be a Bonney Lake newborn photographer so that I can meet wonderful families, connect with their kids and create beautiful portraits like these.  These three little people aren’t even mine and these pictures make me so happy.  I am hoping for full on tears of joy from their mommy.  One of the things that I feel really sets me apart as a Bonney Lake newborn photographer is that I work really well with children of all ages.  Which in turn helps me to create and capture really great sibling shots.  With a background in teaching, years of experience teaching and wrangling kids at church and having raised four kids of my own, all of that experience comes together to help me create beautiful portraits like these.  You either work well with kids or you don’t.  Kids know when someone is genuine.  Faking it just won’t cut it.  When clients come to me to photographer their brand new baby they can rest assured that if baby has older brothers and sisters that I will get beautiful pictures of all of their children together.

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Angela - September 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm

Holy cow what great sibling shots!!! Those smiles! Love 😉

Meghan Rickard - September 25, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Aww, those are adorable sibling shots!

Tacoma Baby Photographer ~ Phoebe

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Tacoma Baby Photographer

Much loved.  If I had two words to describe this little lady those are the words I would choose.  Phoebe has a fan club not unlike the paprazzi crews of the rich and famous.  I love that as her Tacoma Baby Photographer I get to be the one to take her official portraits.  This is what it must feel like to be a photographer to the celebrities.  I feel like some of my images are about to hit the front cover of People magazine and I am giddy with the response I will get from her fans.  It’s silly, I know, but I swear that is how it feels to be Phoebes Tacoma newborn photographer.  And it is all because she is just loved so dang much.  I love following her family on Facebook.  I try to friend request all of my newborn clients so that I can keep in touch and see my little newborn photography clients grow into toddlers and awesome kids.  Her mom and dad post the sweetest pictures of her and they just gush.  It isn’t like my facebook page when I gush about one of my kids.  People flock to their pages and agree whole heartily that she is the cutest, smartest, slimiest baby around.

So without further ado, because really, who wants to hear from me anyway.  Here is the worlds cutest baby girl, according to her adoring fan club;-)

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Meghan Rickard - September 25, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Oh my gosh, that last close-up, ADORABLE!!!

Leandra - September 23, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Every image is so perfect I don’t know how your clients can ever decide what to put on their walls.

Angela - September 23, 2015 - 9:40 am

What a doll!! Love those bright blue eyes, great job!

Dana - September 22, 2015 - 4:27 pm

You SOOOO have that right! This sweet thing IS adored, by all who know her!
You do such an awesome job with her pictures!
I show her off to everyone I work with, and I’m not ever related!
Continued success, with Miss Phoebe Grace and all those beautiful babies you get to photograph!

Tacoma Newborn Photographer ~ Jackson

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Tacoma Newborn Photographer

A Baby is a Blessing
A Gift from Heaven above
A Precious Little Angel
To Cherish and to Love.

A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.
~Helen Steiner Rice

The best part about being a Tacoma newborn photographer is getting to meet great families.  I love when clients come back to see me for baby number two, three and four.  It is so good to see how their children have grown, to talk about previous newborn sessions (and how I got pooped on), catch up on the big events and changes…it is just a great thing to connect with people.  Being a Tacoma newborn photographer has really taught me more about being a people person.  And stepping outside my comfort zone to share and have real genuine relationships with people.  With this wonderful family I got to laugh as we reminisced about how mom’s maternity session basically put her into labor with baby number one.  And how big baby number two was, an incredibly handsome too by the way.  It just makes me so happy to have a client come back.

Here is my favorite image from Jackson’s sister’s session.  She is so adorable and will now get to be the best big sister ever!

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