Posts Tagged ‘siblings’

{Apples in Autumn} Seattle/Eastside Lifestyle Photographer

October 20th, 2016

We’re very lucky to have quite a few apple trees in our backyard. Every year when we have a harvest, I take a few dozen apples and do a mini-photo session with my boys. It’s been fun looking back on past pictures, seeing how little they once were (we started when my youngest was a […]

 

We’re very lucky to have quite a few apple trees in our backyard. Every year when we have a harvest, I take a few dozen apples and do a mini-photo session with my boys. It’s been fun looking back on past pictures, seeing how little they once were (we started when my youngest was a wee baby at a month old!), and also, how far I’ve come in my photography. As my boys have grown older, it’s also made me get much more creative in capturing their true personalities on the camera. My oldest was born to be in front of an audience, and shines for any sort of spotlight. My youngest son is much trickier to try to coax a real smile, and not a cheesy, stiff smile, out of his little face. And then, there is the age old struggle of getting them to not to team up in brother solidarity and give me the two brother smirk of death. 🙂 I think every parent knows the struggle of trying to get a good sibling photo, without any tears from mom or children, at the end of the day. Overall, it’s a pretty fun time, and I know that we’ll all appreciate these memories. I hope that I have a lot more apples in autumn pictures in the upcoming years.

 

Apples, boys, and this year, our dog!

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They can be pretty cute, and they know it.

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Such handsome fellows, but goodness, STOP GROWING UP BOYS!

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Most of my photos of them look like this. I admit, I enjoy the laughter photos the best.

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Not exactly what I had in mind when I asked them to pose together…

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Double smirk mode, on!
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My youngest son is definitely a character. I could fill an entire album with all his fun, facial expressions.

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Why yes mom? You said to look at you. You didn’t say anything about smiling.

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An apple a day keeps the mom photographer at bay.

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Love these two. <3

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{Baby C. 20 Days New} – Eastside/Seattle Newborn Photographer

October 10th, 2016

I always love getting calls from clients when they have a new addition to their family. I had done a newborn session with this family for their previous daughter a few years ago, and they called up me again to do a newborn session for their second daughter. It was fun to reconnect, see how […]

 

I always love getting calls from clients when they have a new addition to their family. I had done a newborn session with this family for their previous daughter a few years ago, and they called up me again to do a newborn session for their second daughter. It was fun to reconnect, see how big the babies have grown, and capture their growing family for them. To include brother and sister in the session, they got to pick out fun hats for their new baby sister for me to photograph her in, plus I brought along some coordinating tutus that big sister adored as well. Introducing, Baby C., 20 days new to the world!

Meet the cutest sock monkey in town!

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Someone left a baby! In a basket!

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Sweet sister kisses

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Wonder Woman! clar_179pswm

Sleeping baby alert! Squishy cheeks alert!

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Brother kisses. Everyone now – awwwwwwwwwww.

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Sweetest cupcake in town

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Hi mommy, what’s shaking?

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I always love these shots with dad, showing how tiny newborns *really* are in comparison to real people 🙂

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I don’t know about you, photographer lady…I’ll keep my eye on you!

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Three kids! One camera!

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I call this, pensive baby and dad

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Oh no, she turned her family into pumpkins!

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Twirl, sissy, twirl!

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Congratulations on your newest addition, and welcome to the world, Baby C.!

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{The A. Family} Eastside Lifestyle Photographer

November 12th, 2014

It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to have access to beautiful trees, changing leaves, and water views of Lake Washington. All of which adds up to make for some gorgeous scenery. I met up with this fun family who had two high energy boys of their own for […]

 

It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to have access to beautiful trees, changing leaves, and water views of Lake Washington. All of which adds up to make for some gorgeous scenery. I met up with this fun family who had two high energy boys of their own for a photoshoot this past weekend. I was lucky enough to capture some shots of their lovely family, big brother hi jinks, little brother smiles, and some very sweet moments between mom, dad, and their sons. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek, as much as I enjoyed capturing these moments!

 

Little brother was all smiles. He gave me a workout, chasing him around for all those smiles!

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Big brother giving me his best Blue Steel. Eat your heart out, Zoolander!

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They got to burn some energy off at the playground.

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Beautiful family, and a beautiful backdrop.

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It was a gorgeous afternoon with just a dad, a little boy, and a big wide lake to themselves.

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I loved this moment between dad and littlest son. It’s like he’s asking, where’d it go?

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I love these candids with mom and her little boys as well. I especially love the way her oldest is looking at her. <3

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Little brother had a grand time swinging and smiling.

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I promise, I did not pose him. He came up with these all on his own. Aren’t they great? SO full of personality! I could have followed this kid around all day!

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Thank you for letting me hang out and capture some sweet memories of your life!

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{The P. Family} Eastside Lifestyle Photographer

September 11th, 2014

My favorite subjects to photograph are hands down, kids. Especially siblings, in unguarded moments when they aren’t cheesing for the camera.  This brother and sister set was such fun to photograph, as the little brother built a bow from a stick and some string his mom scrounged up for him.  Seeing them work together to […]

 

My favorite subjects to photograph are hands down, kids. Especially siblings, in unguarded moments when they aren’t cheesing for the camera.  This brother and sister set was such fun to photograph, as the little brother built a bow from a stick and some string his mom scrounged up for him.  Seeing them work together to create something, and the looks of intensity from both of them, and then the joy in playing with his new creation, was really exciting for me to capture. Thank you, P. family for coming out and letting me into this  moment of your life! Enjoy the pictures.

 

Sweet older sister and little brother.

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Working in sync to build their new masterpiece.

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Playing together! So adorable.

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I got some individual pictures as well, here is Big Sister with a sweet smile for me.

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Big smile!

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A beautiful capture of mom and daughter, as well.

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Little Brother

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Working hard on his bow. It even shot a twig arrow, I was super impressed!

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Modern day Robin Hood.

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Thank you, awesome P. Family, for letting me capture this moment for you!

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{The W. Family} Eastside Family Photographer

September 8th, 2014

Being a mom of boys, it’s always fun for me to photography a family of girls. This family has three girls, all with three different personalities. Not only were there three girls, but the two youngest are twins. The mother wanted some sibling shots, but I admit, my favorite thing was getting the girls one […]

 

Being a mom of boys, it’s always fun for me to photography a family of girls. This family has three girls, all with three different personalities. Not only were there three girls, but the two youngest are twins. The mother wanted some sibling shots, but I admit, my favorite thing was getting the girls one on one and letting their indivuality shine through to the camera. We had a quick mini-session outdoors at a local park, they brought their loveys, and overall had a wonderful time. Thanks for hanging out with me, W. family!

 

The oldest, aka Big Sister
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Twin A had no problems posing for my camera. I call this one, Old Hollywood Glamour Stare. Look at those eyes!

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Twin B was trying to convince me she had never heard of any superheroes. Here she is, totally pulling my leg (I was believing her until we got to Batman. Everyone’s heard of Batman!)

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The younger twins, showing off their distinctive styles and smiles for me.

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All three sisters, such sweeties!

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I got one more chance to get all three of them together before the session was up.

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No session is complete without at least one of mom in the picture, too!

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{Camping at Diablo Lake} North Cascades Lifestyle Photographer

August 16th, 2013

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll know that my family and I are pretty active, and love doing activities outside. From playing in the tree house, to hiking in the national parks, to rock climbing; anything outdoors is a grand adventure in our family.  A few months ago I ran across this […]

 

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll know that my family and I are pretty active, and love doing activities outside. From playing in the tree house, to hiking in the national parks, to rock climbing; anything outdoors is a grand adventure in our family.  A few months ago I ran across this great blog post called “10 Tips for Raising Outdoors Loving Kids”, which really resonated with me. The blog itself, The  Big Outside, is choke full is GREAT tips for introducing and keeping your kids of ALL ages (from infant on up!) interested in outdoor travels and recreation! I would definitely recommend it, as it’s now one of my favorite new blogs.  My husband and I love living in the Pacific Northwest, and are grateful for all the wonderful outdoor and nature opportunities we’re able to provide for the boys.

Recently, we took our first family canoe camping trip to Diablo Lake up in the North Cascades. My husband had gone last year with some other dads and their kids, and my  boys had enjoyed it so much, they wanted me to come up as well. Correction: my youngest enjoyed it so much he pretty much asked about going back every single time we talked about family camping, so we planned it out. It took a bit of planning since we were staying  at a  backcountry campsite, which was only accessible by boat. Which meant we had to pack everything in and out by kayak or canoe. Overall though, it was a SUPER fun, a great trip, and even I, the person who isn’t thrilled with camping, had a really nice time. I would definitely recommend going up there and spending some time on the water, and just hiking around the North Cascades. The boys even got to become Junior Rangers from the Forest Service, which was one of their highlights. 🙂 And most important of all, we got to create some great family memories!

 

This is Thunder Point, our camp site.

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The astonishing view from our camp site. Diablo Lake is this shade of green due to some sort of mineral composition from the glacier run off. It’s really this green in real life. It is unreal. I spent so much time just staring at it.

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There was a trail right next to our campsite to the top of the little hill. My little adventurers!

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When we were there, it was super windy. The boys had a blast trying to outshout the wind. 

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We are so incredibly lucky to live in such a gorgeous area.

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We tried for a family portrait, you can see from my hair how windy it was up there. My youngest was not for the family portrait.

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We canoed to nearby Ross Dam and hiked up to the top of the dam.

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Dad and kiddos hiking up the trail.

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On the top of Ross Dam. You can see Ross Lake on the right, and see how it is much more blue it is than Diablo Lake.

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Canoeing! Our youngest was in front of of me in the canoe, he loves being in the boat. That mountain is actually named  Sourdough Mountain. 

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The canoe master. 

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Don’t let the pictures fool you, this was during the more serene waters. It got pretty choppy shortly after this and there were white caps forming when the wind picked up. I put the camera away and rowed for dear life. 🙂

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This is the view from the top of Ross Dam, the channel you see below is where we canoed through.

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Chilling at the camp site.

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My kids were a little sad we didn’t bring any “toys” since we had to pack light for the canoe. So we made our own  boats (which really floated!) out of driftwood and vines, and sails from leaves! We even kept them and took them home with us.

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Happy little camper!

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Happy big(ger) camper!

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We had to tie the canoe on top of the dock because the wind kept hitting and bumping it around.

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My view of paradise.

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 I think these faces say it all. North Cascades canoe camping, it may be an annual family tradition from now on! 🙂

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Child Photographer

July 24th, 2013

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle/Eastside Children Photographer

July 17th, 2013

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 21st, 2013

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