I have been looking forward to this little guys birthday session for several months. It is always a special treat when you get to photographer the milestone moments of a baby that you have seen grow up throughout the year. It is even more special when you are photographing a second or third child for client that you love to work with. Colin is such a pleasant little man. He has such a sweet and cooperative personality. His session images really reflect that. He was full of smiles and such a little character. I especially love the pictures of him on the chair and in the wagon. Colin has done a lot of growing up this year. One thing that hasn’t changed much are his perfectly kissable cheeks. Here he is a year ago with his sweet big sister. This next year is going to be so much fun for his family. My favorite baby age is 18 months, still a baby but bursting with personality. Happy birthday little buddy!
Just a few years ago I was Logan’s big brother’s Tukwila newborn photographer. Last week I was able to photograph another beautiful baby boy with this wonderful family. Two very handsome boys. I love little boys. Maybe I feel it extra strongly because I am missing my own boy, who is all grown up and just left for college. What I wouldn’t give to have pictures like the ones I took for this family in my home to remind me of the wonderful moments of bringing him home, snuggling his tiny new body and falling in love. Instead, in a folder somewhere in a filing cabinet, I have some very cheesy JC Penny’s portraits of my perfect little boy surrounded by strange awkward props. When a family knows the value of fine art portraits from the very beginning of their important moments my hats are off to them. I am so grateful that I get to be a part of such a special time. Just putting the finishing touches on his session before sending off a beautiful package to his wonderful parents.
When you are the most perfectly beautiful baby girl it is super important that you have the perfect name. And sometimes that is just hard! There are so many beautiful names to choose from. Naming a baby can feel like such a heavy burden. It’s the first choice we make for our kids that is well…pretty permanent. We make our lists. We practice using the name on the baby bump that we carry around for nine months. We poll our friends. Then we take it to the next step. It might be the first thing we are researching since the last report or paper we wrote in college. This is serious business! What does the name mean? How common is? What spelling options are there? Can big brother pronounce it? And then it has to pass the final test. Do we know anyone with the name that has 100% destroyed it for us. Sigh…back to square one. I know that baby girl’s parents have some great names on their short list. So it is only a matter of time until this princess has the perfect name. What are some of your favorite girl names? Let me know in the comments below.
I love when I have an older sibling come to newborn sessions. Rylen’s family hired me to be their Renton newborn photographer and it was a pleasure to meet them and to work with their little son to create beautiful baby portraits. But the best part of the sessions was working with this wonderful young man. He was such a great listener and so cooperative. He did everything I asked him to do and he did it perfectly. It was easy to create beautiful pictures of him with his brand new baby brother because he was plain to see that he loved him. He probably loved him from the first moment he saw him. He was so gentle. I work with a lot of 2 year olds. And that is a totally different story, lol. While I pride myself in being able to do a bang up job with young siblings it is such a pleasure to work with a pro.
I am super excited to share Rylen’s newborn session images with his mommy. When I am hired to be a Renton newborn photographer, what that really means is that someone is hiring me so that they can remember forever. Our memories are not the things we want them to be. And things fade and get forgotten. But when there is a portrait to transport you back to blissful moments, that is all you need. They are little mini time machines to happiness. I love that I get to offer families a way back.
When you are 8 months pregnant there is no better treat in the whole world than be able to feel gorgeous. In those final weeks of anticipation, waiting for your little one to arrive, every muscle aches, every bone is weary. I can just rem
ember those days when there was absolutely no single way to get comfort. And worse yet you can get in the doldrums. When your body hurts, and you are so swollen it hurts to stand there is no better time to do something that makes you feel like a thousands bucks. Maternity sessions are all about just that. In just an hour I can make a woman remember she is a beautiful goddess. It is such a treat. And there is no better keepsake that compliments a newborn portrait than a portrait of your beautiful mother anxious for your arrival. What a treasure it is to see the happiness and joy that you brought to your mother as she waited to hold you.
If you are expecting a new baby please consider adding a maternity mini to your newborn session. Sessions are easy to fit around work schedules. Treat yourself to a special day of pampering. Go the extra mile and have your hair, nails and makeup done. Soon all of your days will be about your new little person. Save one day for you.