Archive for 2009

{The D Family} – Seattle/Eastside Family Photographer

October 19th, 2009

I photographed {the D. Family} this summer to celebrate their adorable boys turning three and one respectively.  In my experience three year olds are the best age to photograph!  Master T proved me right, and was a total ham for my camera.  I loved seeing his personality come out in the pictures.  Master D was […]

 

I photographed {the D. Family} this summer to celebrate their adorable boys turning three and one respectively.  In my experience three year olds are the best age to photograph!  Master T proved me right, and was a total ham for my camera.  I loved seeing his personality come out in the pictures.  Master D was your typical one year old and through lots of bribery, he allowed me to photograph him as well.  Here’s a peek into their session!

Meet {Master T}, age 3 and proud of it!

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Big smiles

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He is the champion!

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Meet {Master D.}, age 1.  He wasn’t sure what to think about meDEV_131webWM

Warming up once I brought out some toys DEV_083webBWWM

A little boy, overalls, and wooden blocks.  Timeless. DEV_154webWM

Finally a smile!  Look at that sparkle in his eyes.

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Mommy and {Master D.}

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Very Serious Baby with dad

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Brotherly love

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And what most of the session looked like with {Master D.}

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{The D Family}

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And finally, another take on the group family portrait

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{Baby L – 25 days old} Seattle/Eastside Newborn Photographer

October 19th, 2009

I was able to photograph Miss L this past weekend.  Her mom is also a fabulous photographer, but everyone knows that it’s hardest to photograph your own children!  She was gracious enough to let me come up and play with her adorable baby.  In addition, we got to take advantage of the gorgeous autumnal colors […]

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I was able to photograph Miss L this past weekend.  Her mom is also a fabulous photographer, but everyone knows that it’s hardest to photograph your own children!  She was gracious enough to let me come up and play with her adorable baby.  In addition, we got to take advantage of the gorgeous autumnal colors we’ve been experiencing this fall.  They had a beautiful maple tree in their front yard which made for a splendid backdrop.  And it barely rained, it was a fantastic day for a photo session.  Here’s a peek at the results!

Meet {Miss L.}

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I loved all the squishy faces she made

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Dad was a great help in positioning {Miss L} to achieve these foliage shots

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Look at the little hand!

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Mommy and {Miss L.}

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Sleepy baby

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Hey, what’s up?

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And last but not least, baby in a hat!

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{Baby P – 10 days old} Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

September 15th, 2009

Hello folks!  I took a break this summer as I spent more time with my family, and tried to adjust the balance between doing photography sessions and family life.  It’s been a challenge at times, and I thank everyone for their patience this summer! I got back into the action photographing this delicious newborn boy […]

 

Hello folks!  I took a break this summer as I spent more time with my family, and tried to adjust the balance between doing photography sessions and family life.  It’s been a challenge at times, and I thank everyone for their patience this summer!

I got back into the action photographing this delicious newborn boy last week.  He was very alert and awake, and poor little bub just wanted to nurse from his mama.  It made for a interesting photo shoot, but we got some beautiful awake baby shots before we finally got some fun sleeping baby shots.  Introducing baby boy P!

{Baby Boy P}

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I told you, this baby was ALERT!

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Big yawn

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Look at his little hand clutching his mama 

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Sweet bliss

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I love dad and baby shots, and I love the look they are exchanging here.

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Nose kisses from Big Sis!

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Posing with Big Sis

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Wrapped snug as a bug.

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Finally, sleeping success!

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Tasty sleepy baby!

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I love how relaxed he looks here.

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What do I love doing with sleeping babies?  Use them as hat stands!

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Mama had such great homemade hats for me to use as props!

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I wasn’t kidding about using him as a hat stand.  🙂

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I love his little feet in this one

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AlexNguyenPortaits.com site restored

August 11th, 2009

AlexNguyenPortaits.com is back up and running.  Client proofs and everything else on the site are now available. Thank you for your patience during today’s outage.

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AlexNguyenPortaits.com is back up and running.  Client proofs and everything else on the site are now available.

Thank you for your patience during today’s outage.

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{Baby W} 6 days old – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

July 25th, 2009

I had the pleasure of photographing this cute couple and their dachshunds last fall, and was so excited when they called me up again to photograph the new addition to their family.  Baby W was a dream baby to photograph!  Not only was he oh-so-sleepy and bendy, he rarely complained about any of the positions […]

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I had the pleasure of photographing this cute couple and their dachshunds last fall, and was so excited when they called me up again to photograph the new addition to their family.  Baby W was a dream baby to photograph!  Not only was he oh-so-sleepy and bendy, he rarely complained about any of the positions as I was arranging him.  I had so many favorite shots from this photoshoot it was hard to come up with only a few for the sneak peek.  However, I think my favorite part was also that I wasn’t the recipient of the stray pee blast this time (sorry Baby W dad!).  🙂  Here’s Baby W’s sneak peek, I hope you find him as adorable as I did!

Baby W is so pleased to meet you

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I finally got to use this baby hat on someone!

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Mom had this awesome hat that we had to get some pictures of Baby W wearing

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A rare moment all stretched out

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Tiny fingers and tiny toes

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Hanging onto mom and dad’s rings

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Teeny tiny baby toes

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Hello world!

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I like baby butts, I cannot lie

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Wide awake on dad’s back

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A quiet moment with mom

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The nursery, isn’t it super cute?

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Mommy kisses!

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Snuggling with mom and dad

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I am amused that Baby W’s legs are just as long as his dad’s feet

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{Family Wedding} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

July 25th, 2009

My sister got married last week.  We are Vietnamese, so along with the western ceremony and reception,  she also had the traditional Vietnamese reception.  Twice as much bridal fun!  As the sister, I got to sit back and watch the action and ceremonies without having to be “on”.  The talented David Frank photographed my sister’s […]

 

My sister got married last week.  We are Vietnamese, so along with the western ceremony and reception,  she also had the traditional Vietnamese reception.  Twice as much bridal fun!  As the sister, I got to sit back and watch the action and ceremonies without having to be “on”.  The talented David Frank photographed my sister’s western wedding and reception, here are just some of my snapshots from the day.

My sister, the glowing bride!

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My mom and my little sister.  I hope I look this good when I’m my mom’s age!

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My older son was the ring bearer for the wedding

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Auntie and nephew sitting pretty together

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My sister and her new husband

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Yes, my older son definately knows how to ham it up to the camera.

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This picture is not technically great at all, being out of focus and blurry.  The sheer joy in my youngest son’s face makes up for all the technical flaws though.  😀

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My parents and my sister at the Vietnamese reception dinner

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My parents, my sister, my new brother-in-law, in the wedding arch

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Yes, the groom IS that much taller than everyone else in my family.  🙂

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{Baby C} 9 days old – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

July 20th, 2009

I had the pleasure of photographing Baby C at the ripe old age of nine days old.  She was a wee little thing, and such alertness in a newborn!  While I love sleeping newborn pictures, I think my favorites were when she was awake and her big eyes were taking in the world.  Here’s a […]

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I had the pleasure of photographing Baby C at the ripe old age of nine days old.  She was a wee little thing, and such alertness in a newborn!  While I love sleeping newborn pictures, I think my favorites were when she was awake and her big eyes were taking in the world.  Here’s a look at Baby C!

 

Meet {Baby C}

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Such a proper little lady.  Look at those tiny fingers!

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Thinking very hard

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I love this one – it’s like she’s telling me, what are you doing, camera lady?

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Look at the eye contact in such a young baby!  And of course, she’s blowing me a raspberry as well

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she looks like a tiny little Queen here

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So tiny, her parents’ wedding bands barely fit in her hand

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Holding hands

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Sweet family picture

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{The C Family} – Seattle Area Family Photographer

July 12th, 2009

I met with the extended {C Family} at a park in Woodinville to take pictures of four generations.  It was a real pleasure to meet everyone and get a chance to photograph them all together in one place for posterity.  The kids took a little while to warm up to my camera, and great-grandma was […]

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I met with the extended {C Family} at a park in Woodinville to take pictures of four generations.  It was a real pleasure to meet everyone and get a chance to photograph them all together in one place for posterity.  The kids took a little while to warm up to my camera, and great-grandma was a little tired by the end of the shoot but she was still a good sport about all the posing.  Here are their pictures!

Meet the {C Family}

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The women’s side

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The men’s side

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Great-grandparents with the great-grandkids

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Great Grandma and Great Grandpa

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Love after all these years

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Great Grandma was nice enough to let me take a close up

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I adore babies and photograph them any chance that I get

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This little guy cracked me up, he was all about moving away from the camera!

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But such a happy little boy!

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A different kind of family shot

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Say cheese!

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This little girl was a tough customer, I think I got serious face in all my shots of her

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{Miss E.} 18 months old – Seattle Area Child Photographer

July 8th, 2009

I photographed Miss E and her family last fall, and her mom brought her back to me to capture her in her 18 month glory.  We met at one of my favorite local parks, Bothell Landing.  Let me tell you, this girl had me running the entire photoshoot just to catch up with her!  Miss […]

 

I photographed Miss E and her family last fall, and her mom brought her back to me to capture her in her 18 month glory.  We met at one of my favorite local parks, Bothell Landing.  Let me tell you, this girl had me running the entire photoshoot just to catch up with her!  Miss E.  did not slow down for an instance, and I definately had to pull all my tricks to get her to look at me and the camera.  Fortunately, mom came along with some relatives who also did a great job in getting Miss E to look towards the camera.  She was a very serious toddler, but I did capture a couple of smiles on camera.  Here’s a sneak peek at Miss E’s photo shoot!

Meet {Miss E.}

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See how her feet are posed to run?

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She had just so much fun walking and running around the park

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Aha camera lady, you’ll never catch me!

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A quiet, serious moment

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From serious to happy in 0.2 seconds!

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The expression she’s giving the camera just cracks me up here

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She posed herself and I was thankful she was still enough for me to fire off some shots

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Still trepidatious about the camera I was holding in front of her all the time

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This was a run-by smile

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Look!  A shot where her feet were completely still

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Such an adorable face!

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And lastly, smiles with mommy

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{The H Family Twins} One Year Old – Seattle Area Child Photographer

June 17th, 2009

I had the pleasuring of meeting this family at Lincoln Park  in West Seattle for our photoshoot.  The mom had graciously responded to my inquiry about photographing her twin daughters for my portfolio.  I’m still working on building my skills in photographing siblings, and these cute one year old sisters gave me a run for […]

 

I had the pleasuring of meeting this family at Lincoln Park  in West Seattle for our photoshoot.  The mom had graciously responded to my inquiry about photographing her twin daughters for my portfolio.  I’m still working on building my skills in photographing siblings, and these cute one year old sisters gave me a run for my money!  Lincoln Park is a beautiful location, so we let the kids run around and I snapped away as many shots of them together as I could.  I was kicking myself as I got to the park as I realized I had forgotten my bag of toys, whistles, and snacks to entice the kids to look at my camera at home!  Alas, a lesson well learned.  Here’s a sneak peek of their photos.

Meet {Miss D} and {Miss E}.  Don’t let this fool you, they rarely both looked at the camera at the same time for me.

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I think she was lecturing me here

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Almost a smile

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A rare shot of the twins with their older sister

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Most of my shots of the girls looked like this, with neither of them looking at me

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I convinced them to play peek a boo behind the log with me

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Their mom bribed them to sit still with snack foods.  I have a lot of shots with one of them eating.  🙂

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A sweet moment with mom

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When babies attack!

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We headed to the playground area of the park to see if we could get more shots with both of them. 

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Smiley girls!

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They were entranced by the ferries

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Happy in mom’s lap

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Goodbye, and thanks for the smiles!

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