Gig Harbor Newborn Photographer ~ Perfectly Named

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Amber has come to see me from Gig Harbor for newborn portraits of all three of her girls.  I photographed her twins Emma and Claire in 2012.  Last week I got to meet the newest addition to their perfect little family, Kate.  When I read in an email that Amber was to name her newest daughter Kate I chuckled to myself.  She is one of many families that I meet who have named their daughters the same names I used for my own.  Those beautiful girl names always run together.  My oldest is an Emma, my middle is a Kate (she would have been a Claire, but my sister-in-law had just used the name the year before) and my youngest is Sara.  Sure enough, Sara was also on her list.  It has happened to me so many times.

We discussed why we chose those names.  They are beautiful and classic.  They are buttery names (that is how I describe them because they just roll right off the tongue).  But while being perfectly classic and feminine they are also just a bit spunky and modern.  They are timeless names.  If we look at the meaning behind the names, Amber has three very blessed girls.

Whole and complete

Clear and Bright


What beautiful adjectives to describe three lovely sisters.  I am so excited for this family to enjoy the world of girls.  My own daughters bring me so much joy.  They are the lights of my life.  Congratulations to a lovely family.

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Eden - February 27, 2014 - 12:39 am

I love the name Amber too but was shot down by hubby. Gorgeous image of her, Jennifer! I love the twin shot too!

Huong Forrest - February 24, 2014 - 11:14 am

They are so precious!!!! You have an amazing eye for newborns!!

Angela - February 21, 2014 - 2:51 pm

So sweet! Love when clients return!

Meghan Rickard - February 21, 2014 - 12:50 pm

How fabulous when a client returns for more newborn images :) They have a darling addition!

Melissa Berg - February 20, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Oh sweet babies!! It’s funny, I find my clients have similar likes (including names!) as I do. :)

Lakewood Baby Photographer ~ Sacrifices

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I had the privilege of being the photographer for an extra special little lady last week who came to see me from Lakewood for her photography session.  She just turned one and we got to have some fun doing a cake smash!  Her Dad and I had so much fun watching her tentatively smash her cake.  But her mother wasn’t there.  Her mother, was thousands of miles away in a far off country serving me, you and our wonderful country.  Her mommy is a soldier.

I can not even imagine making the sacrifices she is making.  Can you even wrap your head around the idea of leaving your baby behind for a year to risk your life serving in a hot, sandy, hostile world.  I can not!!!  She is strong, brave and even so far removed from her princess, she is the best mom!

Joyce planned everything, down to the T.  Outfits, hair accessories, cake and toys were all carefully arranged for.  I was amazed at the thought and effort she put into a photo shoot that she wouldn’t even be attending.

What it shows is that moms are moms no matter where they are!  We are always thinking and caring for our babies!

Thank you Joyce, for your sacrifice, for making my country safe and serving so that my freedoms remain free!

Lots of praise to her Daddy too who is making it all stay together at home;-)

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Huong Forrest - February 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

What a beautiful photo and such a sweetheart! I adore her onesie. <3

Angela - February 21, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Love that happy smile you caught!

Melissa Berg - February 20, 2014 - 7:18 pm

What a sweetie!!! Beautiful photo!

Eden - February 20, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Breaks my heart to hear her mommy was not there (for an honorable reason)! Beautiful little girl.

Jennifer Snook - February 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

Gorgeous!!! Thank you to her mom for her Service and protection over our country!!!

amy leigh - February 20, 2014 - 4:33 am

what a gorgeous subject to photograph!! great shot!! love the composition!

Leandra - February 19, 2014 - 8:50 pm

What a sweet baby girl with such a brave courageous mommy. Thank you Joyce.

Claudia Aguilar - February 19, 2014 - 7:22 pm

LOVE her expression, such a cutie :)

Terra - February 19, 2014 - 10:51 am

Oh my goodness! I am Terra from Personally Graced Gifts. I made the onesie this precious little girl is wearing. I can’t even express how much joy I get when I see little ones in items I have made. I am also a military spouse and mom of a little girl that didn’t get to see her Daddy much during the 1st year of her life. This pulls at my heart strings!!

You can find me here:

Heather Puett - February 19, 2014 - 12:21 am

Such a gorgeous baby girl and beautiful photo. Thank you so much for your service and the sacrifices you and your family make.

Meghan Rickard - February 18, 2014 - 8:40 pm

One beautiful girl! She’s got a great role model (well, at least two, including Dad :) ) to learn from :)

Joyce Q. - February 18, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Words are not enough to describe the emotions I go through having to watch my daughter grow up through the screen of my computer. I’ve missed her first holidays, birthday and so many new milestones.

I understood the sacrifices I placed on my own shoulders when I was assigned another deployment so soon after having Chloe. So I make the best of every opportunity to capture every precious moment.

Thank you Jennifer for catching all of those beautiful smiles and wonderful moments in time. Though I can’t be there to celebrate I always have these pictures to look back on to remind me what I have to come back home to. I am forever grateful for all of my blessings. Finding you and bringing you together with Chloe was definitely a beautiful one. Thank you for the smiles!

Lana - February 18, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Beautiful child, and touching story.

Puyallup Newborn Photography ~ Consistency

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Henry came to my Puyallup Photography studio for his newborn portraits almost two weeks ago.  Although he was very sleepy he was not interested in letting me move him around as he tried to sleep.  Frequently I am challenged as a photographer by babies like Henry.  Not all babies come to see me and sleep like little rag dolls.  In fact most the time it is very hard work.  That is why it is very important to hire a photographer that can produce consistent work.  The artist you hire should be able to capture beautiful portraits of your brand new baby whether or not he decides to be a “passed- out” sleeper or not.  It took a lot of patience from me and Henry’s Mom and Dad to slowly work towards beautiful pictures.  Sitting here looking at his gallery I am so happy to see that there are pictures that I am super proud of.  Some of my favorites ever, like this one.  I wasn’t always consistent.  It took me years of hard work and training.  But I am super proud that I can say that even on a tough photo shoot day I can produce beautiful images for parents.  That is why parents who want gorgeous, heirloom art of their newborns hire a professional photographer.

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Lilliana - February 27, 2014 - 5:35 am

He looks so peaceful. Gorgeous portrait!

Huong Forrest - February 24, 2014 - 11:17 am

This is beautiful, Jennifer! And so true with being able to hire someone who can deliver, regardless!!

Angela - February 21, 2014 - 2:47 pm

So cute!

Melissa Berg - February 20, 2014 - 7:15 pm

So dreamy and cozy!! Love it!

Eden - February 20, 2014 - 1:57 pm

I love how you wrap the baby! Beautiful!

Jennifer Snook - February 20, 2014 - 9:08 am

Love the colors and tones in this image. Great job Jennifer.

amy leigh - February 20, 2014 - 4:30 am

what a stunning image! I love the wrap…the colors…EVERYTHING!!! such nice work!!

Meghan Rickard - February 18, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Snug as a bug, so cute!

Lana - February 18, 2014 - 10:43 am

What a stunning photo!

Starla Wise - February 18, 2014 - 8:19 am

Beautiful image. Thank you for sharing your hard work!

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Leandra - February 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Beautiful mage totally worth the patience you must have had to capture it. I totally agree, it is very important to find a true professional to capture such fleeting moments that you can not get back.

Claudia Aguilar - February 17, 2014 - 4:07 pm

LOVE these tones :)

Puyallup Newborn Photographer ~ Brothers

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I was so excited to meet Carter.  It was only a little while ago that his Mom and Dad came to me for newborn portraits of their first baby, Preston.  I love being a photographer.  It is such a blessing to get to know so many amazing families over the years.  Carter was his on little person.  The same pretty lashes and chubby round cheeks as his brother but not as sleepy and without the head full of hair.  But that is OK.  Each little person is suppose to be their own little individual self.  That is what makes families so awesome.  Lots of totally different people working together to find their own harmony.

I am excited that Preston has a brother who will very soon be a playmate, a partner in crime.  I always wanted a second son.  I have always felt bad for my oldest son that he lives in a family full of sisters.  I think boys need brothers.  And Sisters need sisters.  Babies should come in sets with a built in nanny.

One of my favorite things to create for clients are albums.  I made a studio sample of Preston’s session.  I love that book.  I am half tempted to make another album sample using Carter’s images.

Here is Carter’s big brother Preston from his newborn photography session.

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Jessica - February 17, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Meep! What a little cutie! Beautiful, Jennifer!

Melissa Berg - February 13, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Sweet boys!!! I don’t blame them for coming back to you! Your work is just gorgeous!

Celeste - February 13, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Adorable! :)

Meghan Rickard - February 13, 2014 - 10:29 am

So sweet!

Jennifer Snook - February 13, 2014 - 4:24 am

So cute. They are going to be great friends.

Tacoma Baby Photography ~ Playtime

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I know I say this all the time.  I LOVE little girls!  I got to dress little Natalie up in my favorite lace romper from Sugar Babies.  I love the way it compliments her yummy skin tone.  We gave her the pearls and she was mesmerized.  It was as if it was the best toy ever.  Normally I drape the pearls around a baby’s neck.  I don’t know why I decided to just lay them at her feet this time.  It was fun to watch her investigate them.  I know that her mommy will probably prefer the shots I got of her looking up with her big eyes and pretty smile.  But this one has some kind of enchanting magic about it.  It is my favorite image from her session.   I love seeing those lashes just barely peeking out and her beautiful cheeks so round and sweet.

I have so many beautiful images to share with her family from her session.  I can’t wait to finish editing them!

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Jessica - February 17, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Such a little sweetie! Dressing up little girls IS the best : )

Meghan Rickard - February 13, 2014 - 10:07 am

GREAT capture of curiosity at this age!

Lisa - February 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm

Oh, those teeny toes and that little top pigtail are too cute! This is darling.

Starla Wise - February 11, 2014 - 9:01 am

So sweet. I can’t wait to see more!

Chelsy - February 11, 2014 - 6:59 am

Oh my goodness…how precious!! The styling and composition are spot on! And look at all that hair! Just gorgeous.

Jennifer Snook - February 11, 2014 - 5:33 am

Love the colors, beautiful simplicity and the wonder and imagination in a child’s mind. Great job, Jennifer!!!

Maxine Evans - February 10, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Adorbs! I have one similar I’m posting on Friday. I just love the pearl shots.
I also love her toes pointed!

Melissa Berg - February 10, 2014 - 4:14 pm

LOVE the neutral classic tones and pop of style. :)

Carol - February 10, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I love those sweet, little piggies! What a precious photo!