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!!

Lacey Baby Photographer ~ Eliana

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Lacey Baby Photographer

When all one has to do is live,

Life takes on an easiness.

That little blurb about babyhood is not an original thought by me.  I heard it once somewhere and it was so profound it stuck with me.  How easy it is to be a baby.  All your needs are met the moment they become a need.  Everyone loves you.  You have no enemies, no responsibilities, no worries.  Life is full of people that love you things to explore and learn, toys to mesmerize and sleep.  Sleep maybe be the best of all of those blessings.  Oh to be a baby…or a cat.  Cats have it pretty good too.

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Meghan Rickard - January 5, 2016 - 10:21 am

Looks like this little is just “livin’ the dream” :)