I was so excited to hear that baby Gemma had finally arrived. Sometimes I feel like an inpatient mother to be myself instead of just a Seattle newborn photographer. Awaiting the arrival of a baby is so very exciting. Ever sine Ashley came to the studio for maternity portraits which you can see here, I have been looking forward to doing her newborn session. Such an great little family. Gemma was the first baby that I got to practice shooting video with. The day before her session I spent the day up in Bothell learning a few tips and tricks about shooting film. It is a broad and complicated field. And honestly I only want to scratch the surface. Just enough to include a few video clips in my clients sessions to truly and comprehensively capture the joy of the moments that I capture as a Seattle newborn photographer. Gemma was a good girl and very patient with me. I have a lot to learn still and lots of practicing to do! But I am up for the job. Anything to make my client’s experience with me more amazing. I am super excited to share Gemma’s images with her family.
Laura hired me to be her daughter’s Seattle newborn photographer. She brought me her beautiful baby daughter and let me hold and snuggle her all morning while I worked to take some beautiful baby portraits of her. My very favorite image from Hazel’s newborn session is the on of her wide awake looking right at me. Hazel was awake and alert for most of her newborn photography session. She has the most dainty little girl features. I’m glad I was able to get some images of her with her eyes open because they really just light up her perfect little face. Another reason I love that one image in particularly is that it really features the highlights Hazel has in her hair. I swear to you I didn’t do a single thing to augment those perfect highlights in photoshop. They are the real deal. It’s like she spent hundreds of dollars on the perfect color job at a posh salon! She has the most amazing golden tones in the head full of hair. Her mom and I are both thinking that being a blondie is in this little lady’s future. I am really hoping, crossing my fingers, that I get to see little miss Hazel back in my studio for a sitting and birthday portrait session so that I can see how she grows and changes from a perfectly sweet newborn to an adorably cute toddler!
I got to do something a little different as this baby girl’s Spanaway newborn photographer. Her mommies have a love of all things Disney. While my style is more classic with rich color tones and simple sets and props I do always try to accommodate at least one special request from parents when they come to me with ideas. This little girl was meant to be a princess. Her mommies brought in her Snow White Disney dress and I put together some props to create a little woodland shrine to this beautiful baby girl. I was a little nervous about bringing the concept all together. But I am so happy with how the shot turned out. Hoping to make yet another happy family’s dream shot come true. I guess we will find out when Isabella’s sneak peek goes live. Crossing my finger! Her mommies also wanted to get a before and after shot. We got the first of the shots during their maternity session and then were able to finish off the before and after at Isabella’s newborn session. Sweet and simple and all about the love and connection these women have for their daughter. To see more from their maternity session click here.
I met this family several months when they came to my daughter’s mini session fundraiser. It was so exciting to learn that they were expecting a baby boy. My fingers were crossed from that point on that they would choose me to be their Puyallup newborn photographer. Sometimes you just click with a family. I really wanted to work with them when their son arrived to make sure the would have beautiful portraits to celebrate his arrival. Over the past few months I have seen Maggie’s excitement grow as she watched me post sneak peeks on my facebook page. Every time I posted a session with a newborn born I saw her liking and commenting on the post. She messaged me once letting me know that with every post featuring a baby boy her anticipation grew. It is wonderful to know that you can give something to a mother that they are so excited to have and will forever treasure. Connor was a very good sleeper. It is a good thing. Maggie had told me that her dream shot was the branch shot that I do (featured above). I always warn parents that this shot is by no means a guarantee. While it is a composite (meaning that the babies are never actually hanging on their own from the tree branch), the baby does have to be very sleepy in order for me to make it work. Every time I am able to nail a shot that I know parents really want it makes me so happy. I also really love working with older siblings. There are so many wonderful portraits of Connor with his super sweet big sister. Life is good as a Puyallup newborn photographer. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.
I was so excited when I found out that the Crute family was having another baby. And even more excited when I heard that baby number two was going to be another baby girl. I truly believe that all girls need sisters. Watching my own daughters grow up I have gained a strong belief that having a sister makes a girl a better person. I know that girls can make friends that become sisters to them. But there is something different about living and learning from that bond and relationship every day. I came across this article about nine reasons having a sister in your life is important.
- They are there for you emotionally and physically.
- They tell you when you stink.
- They roll their eyes right along with you.
- They are the reason other women will trust you.
- They are fantastic sounding boards.
- They help decipher other women’s behavior.
- They have dateable friends.
- They remember all the important dates.
- They are your flesh and blood.
I can just see these two sweet girls discovering the wonders of the world together. Riding bikes down the street together. Whispering to each other at night about their secret crush. Dancing on the couches to the Taylor Swift of their decade. So many wonderful memories yet to be made are in store for these two beautiful girls.
Harper is coming up on one year here pretty soon, I imagine that it will bring her family great joy to see their little princess as she was when she was just a few days old. She was such a perfect little chubby muffin.