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{Baby O} 7 weeks old – Seattle Area Baby Photographer

June 16th, 2010

I had the pleasure of photographing {Baby O} a few weeks ago.  She was an adorable and super smiley girl, totally captivated by the whole picture taking process.  She also had this great head of hair that seemed to speak volumes about her personality as well.  Her mom was given a photography session from me […]

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I had the pleasure of photographing {Baby O} a few weeks ago.  She was an adorable and super smiley girl, totally captivated by the whole picture taking process.  She also had this great head of hair that seemed to speak volumes about her personality as well.  Her mom was given a photography session from me as a baby gift from a friend, and while we tried to schedule her a newborn session, we weren’t able to connect until she was almost two months old. No matter, she was still bendy and poseable for me, as well as such a superstar little model!  I hope you enjoy the sneak peek.

Meet {Baby O}

I love it when little babies give me eye contact for the camera

Baby smiles caught on camera!

Sweet sleeping angel

Sweetest baby ever, loved her!

I love baby toes, and how they’re curled under here

Actually I justlove all the baby parts!

Being loved by mom

simply perfect {Baby O.}

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{Happy Birthday!} – Seattle/Eastside Child Photographer

May 8th, 2010

My oldest son turned FIVE last week.  These last five years have brought more sleepless nights than I ever remembered having in my college days.  But it has also brought more joy from a little boy who has the most wonderful laugh in the world.  I could be having the worse day, but hearing him break […]

 

My oldest son turned FIVE last week.  These last five years have brought more sleepless nights than I ever remembered having in my college days.  But it has also brought more joy from a little boy who has the most wonderful laugh in the world.  I could be having the worse day, but hearing him break into those infectious giggles totally turns my world around.  When I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday photo shoot, he gleefully shouted “A superhero!  With lots of balloons”.  So we went to the party store to fulfill his wish.  I want to note that if you ever decide if you should spring for the extra cost to make sure your balloons stay floaty longer – definately do it!  Our balloons are still high and floating after a whole week of playing!

So here we go!  Happy Birthday my darling son.

How old are you?

Superhero for the day!

One of his favorite presents, he’s played with this sucker every single day.

Here come the balloons!

He had a grand ol’ time playing hide and seek in the big bouquet.

Look!  It’s a boy shaped balloon!  🙂

Happy birthday my sweet little man.

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Mother’s Day Sale!

May 8th, 2010

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{Trip to Tulip Town} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 3rd, 2010

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on […]

 

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on us while we were there.  The Tulip Festival is beautiful and gorgeous and such a bright display of color and light in an otherwise dreary Pacific Northwest rainy day.  My oldest son even showed up in the Seattle Times  (not my picture) wandering around the tulip fields!

My favorite thing about the festival is looking at the flowers.  My boys?  Obviously, the puddles and jumping over them.   Followed closely by the tractor ride around the tulip fields.  I don’t think we were able to keep my youngest out of any of the puddles there, and frankly, there were a lot of puddles.  The look of sheer joy as he stomped his foot to see the splash come back up was worth the drenched clothes.  Overall, it was a cold and wet visit, but it’s a family tradition which I wouldn’t give up for anything.

Welcome to Tulip Town, Mt. Vernon, WA.  The tulip is world’s peace flower.

This is a storyboard, which tells a story.  In this case, I wanted to showcase all the gorgeous blooms from the different tulip varieties. 

My oldest kept doing this for all the pictures.  I’m not sure if it was because it was super-windy and he liked the feeling of the wind between his arms, or he’s just being funny.  Most likely the latter.

See, the arms are up again!  He has a much more gleeful expression on his face in the red tulips, perhaps he liked them better than the pink ones.  🙂

I tried to get both boys into the cute tulip action, but my youngest wasn’t having any inkling of cooperating with mommy.

I had much better luck sneaking up behind them.  I love how you can see the dried mud on both of them from their numerous falls in mud puddles while walking around the tulips.

This is perhaps, one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken of my boys.  I love that my oldest is still attached to the ground with some mud strings.  I love that my youngest is so bundled against the cold he looks like a sumo wrestler about to chest bump his brother.  And I love the puddles you can see them both trying to jump over. 

Another storyboard.  This one showing off my oldest son actually jumping over a puddle.  I love the lean he has in the first picture! 

Did I mention my son likes to jump?  🙂

The required “go stick your nose in the flower, son!” pose.

By this time, he was wet, cold, tired, and oh so done posing for me.  I think his facial expression sums it up quite well.

Our 2010 trip to Tulip Town

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{Baby B. – 27 days old} – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

May 3rd, 2010

Baby B. is the daughter of one of my closest friends, and I was so excited to be able to photograph her in all her newborn goodness.  She came three weeks early but was still sleepy and squishy for the session.  My favorites were of her and big brother {Master J.} who I have photographed […]

 

Baby B. is the daughter of one of my closest friends, and I was so excited to be able to photograph her in all her newborn goodness.  She came three weeks early but was still sleepy and squishy for the session.  My favorites were of her and big brother {Master J.} who I have photographed before as well.  I love sibling shots, when everyone is being cooperative!  Here’s a peek at {Baby B.}, I hope you find her as beautiful as I did!

Meet beautiful {Baby B.}

Such a lovely, cloth diapered baby!

My favorites are capturing moments like this between mommy and her new daughter

Look at those pouty lips

What’s better than kisses from big brother and dad?

Such a sweet look from big brother here.  I also love his hand on her back

All snugged up in daddy’s hands

A quiet moment between mom, dad, and newest addition

Look at all the toesies and feet!

Love this one of mommy and baby outdoors

You know I can never resist a baby in a hat!

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{Master R. 10 months old} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 1st, 2010

{Master R.} was one of the most charismatic and smiley babies I’ve had the honor of photographing.  Of course, mom and dad were also pretty awesome in getting him comfortable enough to show off some personality for my camera.  We ended up the session at Gas Works Park (one of my favorite places)  in Seattle, […]

 

{Master R.} was one of the most charismatic and smiley babies I’ve had the honor of photographing.  Of course, mom and dad were also pretty awesome in getting him comfortable enough to show off some personality for my camera.  We ended up the session at Gas Works Park (one of my favorite places)  in Seattle, under a slight sprinkle, for some family shots.  I hope you enjoy his sneak peek!

Meet {Master R.}.  He’s so happy to see you!

It took a little while to warm up to me, here are some Very Serious Baby expressions

Showing off his teeth

I love the double baby look here, you can see his entire reflection under his feet

Such a charming, smiley little guy.

Sharing a sweet moment with dad

All smiles with mom

Happy crib jumper

The family together in front of the old Gas Works

Such a charmer, look at that smile!

And a last pose of this awesomely, too-cute family at Gas Works Park

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{The S. Family} – Seattle/Bothell Family Photographer

May 1st, 2010

I met this family through my awesome bookclub, and we met at Bothell Landing Park for our photoshoot last weekend.  They had an adorable three year old daughter, Miss L., who ran around the park and kept me on my toes.  We had glorious weather and a great photoshoot, here’s a sneak peek! {The S. Family} […]

 

I met this family through my awesome bookclub, and we met at Bothell Landing Park for our photoshoot last weekend.  They had an adorable three year old daughter, Miss L., who ran around the park and kept me on my toes.  We had glorious weather and a great photoshoot, here’s a sneak peek!

{The S. Family}

{Miss L.} in a rare moment actually looking at my camera

They were such good sports about posing in all the random park places I found

I love her intense look here.  We were checking out the ducks and the baby ducklings.

Silly faces and backlight are the best!

I followed {Miss L.} around the playground, here she is sliding on the zip line.  Way to go!

Her hair was all sorts of awesome after coming down the slide

Mom is a teacher, so I thought it appropriate to pose them here at the first schoolhouse in Bothell.  {Miss L.} had other ideas about being in the shot.

I love this hand holding moment

Love her intense look here!

{Miss L.} was done with the shoot by this time, here she is waving bye bye to us

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{Astoria, OR} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

April 16th, 2010

We took our first family vacation last August to Oregon.  We learned several things, mainly that my youngest son’s limit in the car is three hours before he starts the real screaming.  🙂  And that driving during the hottest day of the year in the middle of the day is no fun for parent or […]


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We took our first family vacation last August to Oregon.  We learned several things, mainly that my youngest son’s limit in the car is three hours before he starts the real screaming.  🙂  And that driving during the hottest day of the year in the middle of the day is no fun for parent or child!  We first went to my husband’s family reunion, which also happened to be his grandmother’s 90th birthday party!  It was a blast to get together with his family, and seeing all the great-grandchildren together in one place.

After the reunion, we headed to Astoria, OR and had a little mini-vacation.  Astoria is a beautiful place, and coincidentally also where they filmed the movie The Goonies.  This being our first “family” vacation, we were happy that there were a ton of museums to visit and most places were very kid-friendly (for more kid-specific information about Astoria, visit the Cascadia Kids blog!).  We also visited Cape Disappointment for some lighthouse fun and hiking adventures.  Overall it was a very enjoyable first family vacation!

Great-grandma B and all the grandkids.  This is probably my personal favorite as to all the pictures I’ve ever taken.  I love the look on Great-grandma’s face as well as the fact that all the kids are actually looking at the camera!  (smiling would be asking too much 🙂 )

 

This is a funny picture as you can see all the kids’ feet under the fence, and if you look carefully, you can also see their fingers in the knot holes within the fence itself.

 

We stayed at Clementines B&B in Astoria, and would highly recommend it!  Not only was it family friendly, but we had our own little suite complete with a kitchen area and lounging room downstairs that was separate from the bedroom upstairs.

 

This house, which was directly across the street from our B&B, was used in the film The Goonies.  It is not the actual Goonies house (which is also located in Astoria).

 

My oldest son in front of our B&B, giving me his best-fake “CHEESE” smile. 

My youngest, being held up my dad.  Also in front of our B&B 

This was painted on the side of a Post Office while we were driving back across to Washington. 

 

The Cape Disappointment lighthouse.  I did this hike with my youngest asleep in the sling, only to find out when we got there, that the lighthouse was not open for tours!  Needless to say, I was very disappointed.

 

My husband and our older son hiked here instead (the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center).  Here’s the view from the Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

 

My oldest son had a great time exploring in the woods alongside the hiking trails

 

My youngest spent a lot of time exploring the trails as well, and not so coincidentally, walking away from me and the camera.  🙂

A nice daddy-son moment

And my favorite shot of my two boys from the trip.  🙂

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{Baby L. – 26 days old} – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

April 16th, 2010

Baby L’s father and I are in book club together, and I was honored to be able to take pictures of his adorable baby girl.  She was soooooooo cute, had gorgeous eyes, and such a great sleepy model as well!  Her mom had some special baby jewelry which had been worn in the family for […]

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Baby L’s father and I are in book club together, and I was honored to be able to take pictures of his adorable baby girl.  She was soooooooo cute, had gorgeous eyes, and such a great sleepy model as well!  Her mom had some special baby jewelry which had been worn in the family for a few generations, which we were able to photograph Baby L. with to preserve the memories.  I’d never seen baby jewelry before, they were a tiny tiny bracelet and an even tinier ring that were just so adorable.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Meet {Baby L.}

The baby jewelry…you can just make out the teeny ring on her right hand

She had stellar eye contact for such a little one

Big yawn…I love the pink hat here as well

Who doesn’t love a baby in a lion’s hat?

Look at those lips!

I think she was telling us the photoshoot was over at this point 🙂

sleepy, sweet baby

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{Baby A. 6 days old} – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

April 16th, 2010

Remember this gorgeous, expectant mama?  She had her baby and I was honored enough to capture Baby A in his first, sleepy moments in life.  Plus, I have a soft spot for brother-brother sibling shots and I was able to capture some nice moments between older brother and Baby A as well.  Enjoy the pictures! […]

 

Remember this gorgeous, expectant mama?  She had her baby and I was honored enough to capture Baby A in his first, sleepy moments in life.  Plus, I have a soft spot for brother-brother sibling shots and I was able to capture some nice moments between older brother and Baby A as well.  Enjoy the pictures!

Meet the gorgeous {Baby A.}

I love how newborns always look so serious in their sleep

Brotherly love, awwwwwwwww

 

Squishy, squishy baby.  Look at those cheeks!

I am Very Serious Baby

Delicious baby toes

Special Delivery!

Just hanging around.  I love how his foot is sticking out here

Contemplative baby

Not quite sure what to make of each other

My most favorite sibling shot ever