Ft. Lewis Baby Photographer ~ Ellie

Ellie this year you turn one.  We celebrated your first baby birthday a very special way, with a cake smash.  Your mommy made you a yummy homemade cake.  You weren’t too interested in the cake, but you loved the frosting.  So you sat there, cute as could be and with one dainty finger lick at a time decided to conquer that frosting.  This birthday is the first of many.  But it is extra special.  You reached a very important milestone, as so your mommy and daddy wanted to hire me, a baby photographer, to capture in beautiful portraits this special event.  One, that is such a small word for such a big accomplishment.  Think of all of the wonderful things you have learned.  All of the big changes that you were totally the boss at mastering.  Just a year ago, you couldn’t lift your head up.  Three hundred and sixty five days ago you could even make your hand open when you wanted to and now look at you clapping.  Such a BIG girl.  Twelve months ago you couldn’t feed yourself, you couldn’t laugh and you couldn’t smile.  Now you are super duper at all of those things.  What an amazing year it has been.  And so we celebrate with special picture of the birthday girl doing the big girl things she has learned.

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Ft. Lewis Baby Photographer

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Heather - February 22, 2016 - 10:12 am

so fun!!!

angela - February 19, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Adorable! Love your cake smash sessions!

Seattle Baby Photographer ~ Antonia

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Seattle Baby Photographer

Being a Seattle baby photographer means that I get to meet lots of cute babies.  It is always an extra special privilege when I get to see them grow during their first year.  I am happy to provide milestone baby sessions to my customers.  What always seems to catch me by surprise though is just how fast these little people grow up.  Just a year ago I was holding this smiling, happy toddler in my hands and curling her up in swaddling blankets as I took her newborn portraits.  This time we were chasing her all around the studio.  We sang her silly songs and watched her dance.  We laughed as she threw cake all over the floor but refused to eat hardly a bite.  She has blossomed into a cheerful, playful and practically perfect little toddler.

I love that during Antonia’s Seattle baby photography session I was able to incorporate some of her special things from home.  She got to pose with some of her favorite cuddly stuffed animals.  We photographed her in one of her favorite play outfits reading her favorite books.  We used the little sign that her mom has photographed her with every month of her first year.  When she was all washed up after smashing her birthday cake her mom and dad dressed her up and they were ready to head home and I just had to grab one more picture of her.  Because she was wearing a crown people!  Cutest thing in the whole wide world…baby in a crown.

Can’t wait to share this session because Antonia really knew how to work the lens.  Happy birthday little princess!

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Angela - January 31, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Sweet! Love the clarity in those blue eyes!

Meghan Rickard - January 29, 2016 - 1:07 pm

What a sweet little girl! I love the last two!

Jessica - January 28, 2016 - 9:16 am

How adorable is she! Love the variety that you captured :-)

Naomi Weber - January 28, 2016 - 4:54 am

Oh how sweet! I love each of these photos, and all for different reasons. What a beautiful gift of memories you have captured for this family.

Puyallup Baby Photographer ~ Julia

Just finishing up all the little details for this little lady’s cake smash photography session.  She is adorable of course.  We had to feed her with fruit puffs her entire session.  Those things are miracle workers I tell you.  Worth every penny you spend on them at the grocery store and often times are the one thing that saves a session!  As long as those little puffs of yumminess were coming miss Julia was on board.  She was a quick little thing.  Both her mommy and I got a good work out at her session.  Makes you wonder why you look forward to your baby’s mobility so much, lol!  Little people are so perfect when all they can do is sit.  I wish that milestone lasted longer.  Julia is full of spunky personality and I’m so glad we captured some of that in her portraits.  Happy birthday little lady!

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Puyallup Baby Photographer

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heather - January 29, 2016 - 1:33 pm

so cute!

Meghan Rickard - January 29, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Anything to hold them down when they’re mobile 😉 What a beautiful little girl!

Jessica - January 27, 2016 - 7:26 am

She is adorable! I especially love the on of her in the lacey cream outfit on the little wrought iron bench! So cute :-)

Naomi Weber - January 26, 2016 - 6:46 pm

She is beautiful! What a fun session!!

Valentine Mini Session Fundraiser

Here are the details!

Please read them so there won’t be any surprises as this is not your TYPICAL mini session provided by a photography studio.

My daughter Emily and her friend Rachel, need to earn money to get themselves down to Peru next summer where they want to serve a service mission to build a new school, practice their Spanish and spend a day sight seeing.  The amount of money they need to earn is a little overwhelming.  This idea was born while brainstorming how to help them make this happen themselves.  These girls are amazing with kids, and have a lot of photography experience.  Here is how it will work.

At 7:00 this evening I will release the schedule for this Saturday’s Valentines event.  There will be 36 10 minute time slots available to choose from.  Signing up is first come, first serve.

When you go to sign up for your slot you will be required to pay your $20 fee up front.  That way we won’t have any no shows and loose valuable spots to people that don’t come.  I will be using Paypal as the portal to collect the session fees.  You do not have to have an account.  You can use your credit card without having an account.

If you are lucky enough to secure yourself a time slot, all you have to do is select your little one’s outfit and wait until Saturday.

We will see you at the mini session event on Saturday.  Please have your child come in their outfit so that we don’t loose any of your valuable time.  You have 10 minutes.  If you are late then you will only have a few minutes. Once you get here you will let us know which backdrop you prefer.  They are both featured in the flyer.  So think about which one will work best with the outfit your kiddo is wearing.

Here is my studio address:  12426 136th Ave E Puyallup 98374  Please park on the street so that you don’t get blocked in.

Emily (my daughter) and Rachel (her BFF) will be working in the studio to capture that one perfect picture of your sweet heart.  I will have all the equipment set up for them.  Basically they will be working as a team to coax a bright smile out of your youngster and to push the shutter button on the camera.  I will be there the WHOLE time and overseeing ever session.  But I want the girls to do the work.  Remember this is a FUNDRAISER!  Imagine pictures with Santa in the mall, but having super fun girls, a professional who cares about your portraits and 100% of the proceeds going to an excellent cause!  You win because you get to come home with a super affordable valentine portrait and we win because your contribution helps these girls reach their goals.

There is only one child per portrait time slot.  So NO SIBLING photos.  If you have three children, and you want pictures of them all you have to grab and pay for three time slots

Pictures will be edited over the weekend and delivered on Monday, February 1st via email.

If this goes as great as we are thinking and hoping it will, we will offer themed mini sessions for every major holiday this year!

Any questions?  Feel free to post them in the comments below!

We are excited to see you there!!!

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Valentine Mini Session

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djcwilcox - January 26, 2016 - 12:48 pm

That is an excellent question! Both girls are almost 16. They will have me directing them the whole way. I will make sure the equipment and camera settings are set up to insure that you get a professional quality portrait. I will be doing the editing as well. So mostly these young ladies will be helping to get some great smiles and pushing the shutter button on the camera.

Brooke - January 26, 2016 - 12:44 pm

How old is your daughter and bff

Seattle Newborn Photographer ~ Ivy

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Seattle Newborn Photographer

I discovered a new song that I LOVE while editing this sweet little lady’s session.  It is funny how music can take your emotions to another level.  I always get a little emotional editing newborn photography sessions.  I just love the miracle that newborn babies are.  And I Love Love Love that I get to be part of the celebration of bringing a new baby home.  Ivy’s parents came to see me from Seattle for their portrait session.  Their little princess was such an excellent little lady.  I am so excited to share her session images with her Mom and Dad.  And this song….

Small Bump

You were just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life,
You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes,
I’ll hold your body in my hands be as gentle as I can,
And now your scan on my unmade plans,
Small bump, in four months you’re brought to life

I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth,
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you

You are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh you are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright.

You’re just a small bump unknown and you’ll grow into your skin
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin
(Oh) Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice

And eyelids closed to be soon opened wide a small bump,
In four months you’ll open your eyes

I’ll hold you tightly, I’ll give you nothing but truth,
If you’re not inside me, I’ll put my future in you

You are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
Oh you are my one, and only
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight
And you’ll be alright

– Ed Sherran

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Meghan Rickard - January 22, 2016 - 5:03 pm

Love the yawning photo!

leandra - January 21, 2016 - 9:24 pm

I love that yawning shot.

Jessica - January 21, 2016 - 5:20 pm

Love your work so much! The one on the cream with the partial wrap is my favorite!