Seattle Newborn Photographer ~ Ivy

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Seattle Newborn Photographer

I discovered a new song that I LOVE while editing this sweet little lady’s session.  It is funny how music can take your emotions to another level.  I always get a little emotional editing newborn photography sessions.  I just love the miracle that newborn babies are.  And I Love Love Love that I get to be part of the celebration of bringing a new baby home.  Ivy’s parents came to see me from Seattle for their portrait session.  Their little princess was such an excellent little lady.  I am so excited to share her session images with her Mom and Dad.  And this song….

Small Bump

You were just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life,
You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes,
I’ll hold your body in my hands be as gentle as I can,
And now your scan on my unmade plans,
Small bump, in four months you’re brought to life

I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth,
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you

You are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh you are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright.

You’re just a small bump unknown and you’ll grow into your skin
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin
(Oh) Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice

And eyelids closed to be soon opened wide a small bump,
In four months you’ll open your eyes

I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth,
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you

You are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh you are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright

– Ed Sherran

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Meghan Rickard - January 22, 2016 - 5:03 pm

Love the yawning photo!

leandra - January 21, 2016 - 9:24 pm

I love that yawning shot.

Jessica - January 21, 2016 - 5:20 pm

Love your work so much! The one on the cream with the partial wrap is my favorite!

Tacoma Baby Photographer ~ Phoebe

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Tacoma Baby Photographer

I feel like children are born bad listeners.  From the moment they are born they start to disobey.  As a brand new mom you whisper fervently into their ear about how perfect they are, and how perfect you feel and how this moment is the very best moment of all the moments ever.  And then you ask them for one simple thing after giving them life.  Please stay little.  Don’t grow up.  Be my baby forever.  And then at the very next stroke of the clock they commence in the breaking of your heart as they begin their race (it seems like a race) to adulthood.  Fortunately they throw in little perks to soften the blow.  Like the first time they smile at you and it is a real smile, not a gas induced smoke screen.  When they learn your name, that’s a pretty good one.  One of my favorites was getting to hold a chubby little baby hand as my littles learned to walk.  They know how to throw some good bones our way Moms.  But don’t ever forget, they are little wish breakers.

Thank goodness for portraits!  What a tender mercy baby photography is.  And thank the Lord it has improved over the ages to be what it is today. Without pictures that perfectly freeze in time all of those perfect, melt your heart out moments….I just don’t know what us poor moms would do!  Baby photography is the only way that your baby can possibly stay a baby forever.  Every single time you look back at that picture of your baby girl with her precocious little grin and chubby little cheeks, you get pulled back like a yo yo on a string to that moment.

Pictures are the antidote to time.

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Leandra - January 21, 2016 - 9:18 pm

I love that simple purple set up for the cake smash. These are so precious.

Angela - January 20, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Adorable!! Love that sweet grin :)

Meghan Rickard - January 19, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Oh my goodness, her face with her cake!! Adorbs!!

Jessica - January 19, 2016 - 3:21 pm

ADOREABLE! I love the one of her in the overalls and the little Chuck Taylors!

Puyallup Newborn Photographer ~ Sophia

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Puyallup Newborn Photographer

“Babies are soft. Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger’s touch. But when you live with them and love them, you feel the softness going inward, the round-cheeked flesh wobbly as custard, the boneless splay of the tiny hands. Their joints are melted rubber, and even when you kiss them hard, in the passion of loving their existence, your lips sink down and seem never to find bone. Holding them against you, they melt and mold, as though they might at any moment flow back into your body.

But from the very start, there is that small streak of steel within each child. That thing that says “I am,” and forms the core of personality.

In the second year, the bone hardens and the child stands upright, skull wide and solid, a helmet protecting the softness within. And “I am” grows, too. Looking at them, you can almost see it, sturdy as heartwood, glowing through the translucent flesh.

The bones of the face emerge at six, and the soul within is fixed at seven. The process of encapsulation goes on, to reach its peak in the glossy shell of adolescence, when all softness then is hidden under the nacreous layers of the multiple new personalities that teenagers try on to guard themselves.

In the next years, the hardening spreads from the center, as one finds and fixes the facets of the soul, until “I am” is set, delicate and detailed as an insect in amber.”   – Diana Gabaldon

Baby Sophia is soft, and plump and every thing tender and fresh about the world.  But she is already saying “I am”.  I am so excited for her family to discover just what she is saying over this next year as she grows and learns and tells the world more about herself!

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Christina - January 24, 2016 - 9:07 pm

Thank you for capturing the innocence and beauty of our little Sophia. The sibling photos brought happy tears to my eyes. I will cherish these photos forever. You are a truly amazing baby-whisperer!!

Jessica - January 14, 2016 - 8:12 am

I always love seeing your beautiful branch images, so lovely. AND, I love that quote by Dianna Gabaldon from Dragonfly in Amber. So well said!

Meghan Rickard - January 13, 2016 - 9:23 pm

What a precious little babe!

Lakewood Baby Photographer ~ Bradley

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Lakewood Baby Photographer

Has it been a year already?  Time is a mother’s worst enemy I swear it.  There is either not enough time, or too much time and all the while it is moving either too fast too slow.  Time is a foe we battle against all our lives.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was photographing little Bradley as a newborn baby?

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Oh my goodness, he was the cutest, squishiest, most perfect newborn ever.  And just now he was in my studio with a birthday cake?  How does that happen?  Things change so fast.  In just the space of a year Bradley has become an independent little toddler.  Gasp!  Next thing you know he will be starting Kindergarten!  Time is now ally of motherhood.  That much I know for certain.  Can’t they just stay our babies just a little bit longer.  Motherhood is such a hard job, is it too much to ask to hold that perfect bundle just a little bit longer?

I am so glad to have wonderful clients that love their children and want to treasure their baby moments forever.  Baby portraits it would seem, paired with the memories they stimulate are the only way we have of cheating time.  Because these pictures will always be there and according to them, Bradley is his mommy’s baby forever and ever and ever!

Happy Birthday little man!

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Jessica - January 13, 2016 - 9:34 am

Such beautiful portraits and I completely agree, time is a mother’s worst enemy. It goes by so very quickly. Luckily, this family has these beautiful images to stop time for just a bit.

angela - January 12, 2016 - 11:59 am

So cute, the light is perfect! Love seeing how much he has grown!

Puyallup Baby Photographer ~ Samuel

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Puyallup Baby Photographer

Samuel was my last session of 2015.  I took the last few weeks of December off and so I am just know getting to blogging the sneak peek from this Puyallup baby photography session.  But rest assured that his Mommy and Daddy had these perfect Christmas portraits of him before Christmas time!  He was the most perfect little Santa baby.  He fit right in with Clement Moore’s Santa from Twa’s the Night Before Christmas.  Look at the drool little mouth, those rosy cheeks, and I can assure you his belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly!  I just love the mischievous twinkle in his eyes too!  Samuel’s Puyallup baby photography session was half Christmas and half a little bit of everything else.  He has rolls for days, so I knew I wanted a great shot of him naked with his blanket.  His adorable big brother was very concerned about his baby brothers privacy.  I am so happy to wrap up a wonderful year with an awesome session for this little man.  Can’t wait to see him back in a few months for a cake smash!

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Meghan Rickard - January 7, 2016 - 8:59 am

Oh my goodness, just look at that adorable face!!