I am currently taking a break from shooting after the arrival of our 4th kiddo in October. I’ll be back in business sometime near the end of 2013 in a to be determined location! Stay tuned!
Greyson was the easiest newborn I have ever shot. Hands down. His mom is my hair girl and we do tradesies so she came over for a couple of hours to get these shots. Speaking of tradesies. . . I do them. I love doing them. If you have something to trade, be it a good or skill, hit me up. I might be interested in working something out.
What more can I say about this little guy. . . he was a champ. He was perfectly chubby and slept like nobody’s business. I love newborns.
We’re expecting baby #4 in November!
In an effort to document what may be my last pregnancy, Brad and I are doing a maternity series that shamelessly copies a series that has been blasted around the web. It can be found here http://pacingthepanicroom.blogspot.com/
Here is my 14 week photo.
Sarah and I met when Stella was just a little babe and we were participating in a language study at UW. You read that right, I let researchers at the university do experiments on my kids. :)
Sarah was the mastermind behind the study and we got to see her quite often for a couple of months, during which time she got engaged to a wonderful and very lucky guy. I was so excited to be able to meet up with them on a beautiful spring Saturday morning. We started out at Golden Gardens, which was stunning. Then we headed to downtown Ballard to wander around a bit in one of their favorite Saturday morning spots. We also had the honor of spending the morning with their English Bulldog, Rearden who has a face you can’t help but love.
Autumn and Steve contacted me with a very special request. Steve is in the military and had recently been sent from Georgia to Tacoma for a few weeks of training before his deployment to Afghanistan. He had been given a surprise 3 day leave and Autumn was planning on flying up to Seattle to spend the weekend with him. They had never had professional pictures taken, even though they’ve been married for over a decade, so Steve had decided it was about time.
I can’t say that I have ever been as touched by a photo session before. These two are so in love, and they endure so much. They have two sweet little kids at home and I hope these pictures can fill their house with images of their parents together. I have no idea what it would be like to have a husband in the military, but I have a huge appreciation for the sacrifices and heartache that families like Autumn’s are willing to endure. Autumn, I hope that you love these and that they keep you smiling through the months to come!
My fave shots are the first two. Isn’t Autumn beautiful?!
Baby Will is extra special because he belongs to two of my favorite people in this world. My brother and sister-in-law welcomed their second little boy into the world at the end of January and I had the privilege of photographing him at their house when he was about a week old. Photographing my little nieces and nephews is such a special treat for me because I know I will love these little people for the rest of their lives.
And here he’s laying on the quilt that I made for him. :)
I’m looking forward to a fun little giveaway sponsored by the What to Expect line of books! The What to Expect While Expecting book was like my bible when I was pregnant the first time and I’m really excited to be hosting a giveaway of their book. More info to come, but in the meantime if you have no idea what I’m talking about you can check out their website here!!
Have a great weekend!!
Little Wyatt was by far the most alert and awake baby I have ever photographed. We shooshed, and swayed, and jiggled. He nursed, we swaddled, we had the heating pad AND a space heater. . .
Boy did he make me work for it! But I think it was worth the work. Besides, cuddling a brand new baby is far more of a privilege than a duty. :) And isn’t he sweet? So tiny and so precious.
Congrats to Wyatt’s new family! He is clearly, very-much loved.
Wyatt’s daddy is an avid hunter and had the idea to photograph Wyatt in these amazing moose antlers. I’m game for anything! (No pun intended.) ;)
Lacey and Erich are a fun Seattle couple who happen to be getting married in Idaho, just outside of the town I grew up in. After meeting up for a very “west-side” engagement session, I am really excited to shoot their rural “east-side” wedding this summer. Okay technically, the wedding is in Idaho like I said, but I think in a very “west-side/east-side” sort of way. And let the record show that I grew up in Washington. No offense, Lacey. :)
Back to the pictures. . .
I met Lacey and Erich at the Mukilteo ferry port (landing. . . beach. . . I’m not sure exactly what it’s called.) We braved the cold, wet, “west-side” weather and got some great shots of them at the beach at sunset. They tell me that they used to go down to that area a lot when they first started dating, to enjoy the water, and probably kiss a bit. They also brought along their *adorable* dog, Henry. I got to cuddle with him a bit in the car and kiss his cute pug face. I really hope he’ll be at the wedding. Animals are such characters.
We finished up our evening with a little bonfire, which Erich had built in record time. This is something they frequently do when they visit the beach, so it seemed fitting. Oh, and it was stinking cold. The fire pictures are pure magic. I love the way the fire lights up their faces. And I love that we payed a bit of homage to the beginning of their relationship. It’s nice to think back to when things started. . . back when we were all kids who just wanted to kiss a bit.
This is my FAVORITE shot.