Sitting Pretty

Baby Photographer Seattle Tacoma Gig Harbor C Sitting Pretty
Caitlin is sitting pretty.  She has been coming to me this past year for baby portraits and she has mastered modeling.  She is ready for a career in front of the camera raking in the big bucks.  Especially now that she has mastered the “Mona Lisa” smile.  I am so excited to see even just the merest hint of a smile from this gorgeous little cherub!  We had so much fun tasting frosting and smashing cake that I was able to capture her in a mood I have never seen her in before.  She wiggled and giggled and SMILED!  It was the perfect grand finale.  I love developing relationships with my clients and I feel like little Caitlin is part of my family ( someone to share your cake with).  I am so excited to be sharing in the fun of her birthday celebration.  Stay tuned on my face book page for images from her cake smash tomorrow;-)

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Jessica Washburn - January 17, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Eeeek! What a cutie! So adorable!

Melissa Berg - January 15, 2013 - 6:48 pm

What a cutie!!!

Sleep Is For The Birds

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Krystof was the most wide awake, alert baby I have had come in for a newborn photography session ever.  He was so strong too, which amazed me for such a little fellow.  He was holing his head up like a three month old.  As I held him I couldn’t help but laugh as he would look up at me with wide awake eyes like he was calmly enjoying our conversation.  He kept fouling me too.  His eyes would start to get heavy with sleep and then he would start to nod his head occasionally letting it rest on my shoulder.   But the moment I laid him down in my nest of warm fluffy blankets he would pull out a little yarn to shrug off the sleep and then look at me wide eyed as if asking me what was next.  As the session progressed I wondered how this little fellow could be so present and aware when I myself was starting to feel the lull of sleepiness.  There is no doubt in my mind that at this point in little Krystof’s existence he most definitely believes that sleep is for the birds!

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Huong Forrest - January 16, 2013 - 6:55 pm

Awwww…this makes ME tired! Such a great moment here!

Angela - January 15, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Awwww…this is such a sweet capture! Love!

Marketa - January 12, 2013 - 2:47 am

So true. He still thinks that sleep is overrated:) Thank you Jeniffer for having patience with him, the pictures are beautiful. Love his big yawn.

One Of A Kind

Baby Photographer Seattle Tacoma Gig Harbor MT One Of A Kind
They may be twins but they are one of a kind.  Emma and Claire came back to see me for a baby photography session last week.  I can ‘t believe it has been a year since their newborn session!  I remember when photographing them as tiny babies that they already had very different personalities.  And that is still true today.  As I have been editing their session I have thought back to how BADLY I wished I were a twin when growing up.  I think it was just part of the 80′s, but still true today.  Twins are cool and you always wish for what you don’t have and what you are not.  (Still waiting to grow a little taller)

Back then I thought that if I had a twin I would have a partner in crime.  More than that she would be someone just like me.  We would want to do the same things, play the same games and love the same toys.  My twin would always agree, have my back and take my side in every argument.  I guess I was picturing life with a twin being like having a duplicate of myself.  That would be awesome.  I would have a sibling I would never fight with, a constant companion and playmate!  But as an adult I know I couldn’t have been more wrong and these little ladies illustrate that.

They are so different.  One snugly the other giggly.  One content to slowly investigate, the other on a mission to explore and conquer.  One tall and lean the other squishalishish.  And even though they are each their own individual person they are still the same in many ways.  For starters they have parents that love them!  A mother with twins has to become a purely selfless woman.  I was EXHAUSTED after a short time with these two ladies in the studio.  Imagine every day, giving 100% of yourself to the care of two babies!  Their mother should be sainted!!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for some more images from their session on my facebook page;-)

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Amber - January 9, 2013 - 12:06 am

They are adorable!! And I totally get that wanting a twin thing! Ha ha Growing up, my sister and I would tell everyone we were twins and our mom even dressed us the same! We’re only 16 months apart and now we couldn’t be more opposite! Lol

P.s. I’m still waiting to get taller too!

A Princess For Today And Always

Baby Photographer Seattle Tacoma Gig Harbor A A Princess For Today And Always
Avery is One!!!!  She celebrated her special mile stone with a cake smash portrait session.  I love the look on her face, “What?  All this cake is for me?”  She was so dainty taking little licks of frosting with just her finger tips.

It strikes me that no matter how much little Avery changes and grows, she will always be her mother’s little princess.  As she is all dressed in white, walking down the isle years and years from now, there is no doubt that her mother will still have images like this one burned into her memory of Avery innocent, sweet and 100% perfect.  Mother’s are like sponges.  We soak up every little memory.  Every moment from tender snuggles, bedtime stories, giggles from tickles, and even toilet paper strewn all over the floor become a part of us.  A mother is more than just herself, she is a portrait of many lives.  Valleys when our children go through phases we can’t wait for them to grow out of.  Mountain peeks to represent those most special moments like the first time your little one learns to say, “I love you.”  And then all the inbetweens coming together to make a beautiful portrait of “our world”.

When I look a portrait like this one of Avery.  I don’t just see a beautiful little girl, I see a year full of wonder, achievements and a growing love.

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Sweet Dreams Little Man

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As a newborn photographer I get to meet all sorts of baby personalities.  Little Grayson here, aside from being  perfectly chubby was just not a sleeper.  Even with all of my tricks employed, that usually have babies passing out into dream time no problem, little Grayson chose to be part of our little party.  There was no nodding off for this little man, he might miss something important!  So as I walked him and bounced him, shushed him and patted him, all the while I got to know lots about his Mom and Dad.  He has the coolest parents!  Meeting amazing people, learning about their goals and aspirations in life, how they met, their plans for their family, is a part of my job that I really love.  Next time I am in Seattle I think I will stop by their restaurant  Commuter Comforts Cafe and Wine Bar.

It amazes me sometimes that I can feel one way about how a session went and then upon looking at the images I captured feel entirely different.  Despite the fact that little Grayson was more interested in conversation than picture taking I am very excited to share his beautiful gallery with his parents;-)

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Brenda Muth - January 5, 2013 - 7:58 pm

You were great with him, Jennifer. He just likes to be fussy in the morning! This picture is so wonderful! He’s up to 10+ pounds now! The Nana