Sometimes when parents contact me to be their Bonney Lake baby photographer I am astonished that times flies so fast. It felt like just a month or two ago that I was holding baby Kambryn in my arms rocking her to sleep for her newborn session. I have often wondered why it is that good times seem to fly by so fast. Sweet little Kambryn has grown so fast and she is such a wet, beautiful little toddler. It was a pleasure to see how much she has changed and grown. Click here she is as a little brand new baby doll. I love this series of images from her newborn session. She is surrounded by her adoring siblings. Just pure happiness in those portraits. Now that she is about to be one she has so many things to look forward to. Her second year will be filled with even more firsts. Like, running, jumping, talking, learning to play with her big sister. So many happy moments about to begin. I just adore babies.
Gaige is a miracle baby four years in the making. What a wonderful privileged it was to be his Puyallup newborn photographer. My heart nearly bursts with happiness to meet couples that have struggled with infertility and finally have felt the joys of bringing a baby into their home. I can only imagine that there is no better feeling in the world. Gaige is very special and I am sure that his parents will make sure that he always knows that.
For Gaige’s session we focused on greys and blues, always a popular color combination with my newborn clients. This is the third client in a row to request my hanging shot too. I have fun making each one a little different. I thought the birch branch on a grey background went perfectly with the styling of this handsome muffin’s portrait session. I love being a Puyallup newborn photographer! It is definitely a very satisfying creative outlet. I really wish that I had developed the skills that have now years and years ago so that I could have beautiful newborn portraits of my own sweet babies.
I hope to see this handsome baby boy back in the studio once he learns to sit so we can continue to celebrate his infancy! Sitter milestone sessions are my favorite. Babies are just starting to show their personalities and we don’t have to chase a busy youngster all over the studio, lol. Those birthday sessions can be a major work out.
What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl. I think I love it because it sounds so Irish to me. And I think everyone knows how much I LOVE Ireland. I love unusual names as long as they fit a few criteria. They must be pronounceable to the general public. This little lady scores easily there as her name is very phonetic. I personally don’t care for names that are gender ambiguous. And you couldn’t get a more feminine, lovely sounding name than Fienna. And it has to be pleasing to say. And this sweet name just rolls right off my tongue. Not that it matters at all what I think anyway. But I keep a little mental list of names of love from the babies that I meet in case one day my children seek my two cents when naming my grand babies. Fienna is on the list!
As this families Puyallup newborn photographer I styled their daughter’s session with greys and purples as requested. I haven’t gotten to use purple in a long time, so that was a special privilege. (I get tired of pink) Fienna’s mom was super excited about trying for the hanging shot that I do. And since we were doing purple that meant I got to use my very favorite branch. Wisteria for the win. She looks so lovely hanging off of such a beautiful branch. I hope mom prints that image big to hang above her baby girl’s crib. Such a pretty shot.
When you are a Seattle newborn photographer you get to meet a lot of families. This family is one of my favorites. They always trust the vision that I have. This is the second baby girls that I have taken portraits of of for this fabulous family. And both experiences on my end were really wonderful, I hope they feel that way even more than I do! So, what makes a family so awesome to work with? Mostly it is as I said before. Trust. When a family trusts you to create beautiful portraits of their newborn it opens a creative window. It is so much more fun to have a color to run with and go from there. I am always so much more happy with sessions like that. Another thing that makes a family a favorite to work with is their avoidance of pinterest. When clients come to me with a laundry list of pinterst ideas I groan inside. Not because I’m not cool with stepping outside of my comfort zone and personal style. It is because there is a flow and natural progress between poses in a newborn photography session. I have taken years to develop the skill of going from one pose to another. When you introduce things that are not part of that flow, or that I don’t have practice doing, I guarantee your session won’t go as smoothly as it would have otherwise. Mostly, the thing that makes a family super awesome to work with, is being relaxed. Reese’s parents are at the studio to celebrate the arrival of a baby. There expectations are that I will do my job, there is no stress or worry. As their Seattle newborn photographer, I recommend a clothing change for mom and dad. We had done so many beautiful delicate pictures in white, pinks and creams. Their black t shirts just wouldn’t do. Fortunately they had brought white shirts. But I had this dress in my studio wardrobe that I knew would look brilliant on Reese’s mom. I knew it would add the perfect touch of romance and girlishness if you will. I am so over the moon happy with Reese’s newborn portraits! I know her parents will be too. Thanks for being awesome clients!
Sometimes simple is best. Well, actually, as an Edgewood newborn photographer, I really do believe that simple is ALWAYS best. My work is most definitely classic. But sometimes it is fun to step away from the rich organic tones that I most frequently use and do something bright and fresh. I think “bright and fresh” lends itself very well to newborn photography. Theo’s parents are repeat clients and wanted something a little more natural looking for their new son’s newborn photography session. White was the way to go! Theo, with his precious head of the softest hair was the star of the show. Portraits like these will stand the test of time. When I look at portraits of newborns stuffed into crochet turtle costumes, or surrounded by so many props that you can hardly see the perfect little baby in the image I have to scratch my head at it all. Your baby is the most precious subject of each and every image when you come to me for newborn portraits. Congratulations to Theo’s wonderful parents. I am so excited that they had another son! Theo and his big brother have so much fun in store for them!