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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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{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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{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

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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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{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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