July 30, 2015

Deason is ONE | Seattle Baby Photographer | Maple Valley, WA

This little guy should look very familiar!! I have photographed Deason every 3 months since his newborn session. It's crazy how quickly a year goes by and I cannot believe he is already ONE!!!

Mom always has the cutest visions for his sessions and Deason is always the cutest to shoot!! I just love his little features. I think this last shoot was the first time he has been mobile for us, so it was definitely a little challenging keeping him put. BUT, the moment we brought out his smash cake, he was in heaven!! I have never seen a baby so determined, yet so gentle with smashing a cake before! He was concentrating so hard to get as much as he could into his mouth all at once. Me and his mom didn't think we were ever gonna get him away from the cake!! 

Deason eventually got a full tummy and we were hoping for some splash time, but he was done and over it! That's okay though… his session was a HUGE success!! Sooooo many great shots. Here are just some of my favorites.

Happy 1st Birthday, Deason!! I am gonna miss you!!

Dylan 10 Days | Seattle Newborn Photographer | Maple Valley, WA

10 day new Dylan has been my best newborn to date!!! He was simply so well behaved ;). Mom and dad admit they have been very blessed with such a great baby so far, which made for such a perfect newborn session. In the first hour they all were here, we got through 4 poses!!! Mr. Dylan was so content with anything and everything! Thank you, baby boy!!!

July 24, 2015

LJ's Baby Bump | Seattle Maternity Photographer | Renton, WA

These 2 adorable parents-to-be are new to the Pacific Northwest and are expecting their first baby next month… a boy!! It was my first time meeting them and they were just so fun to work with from the beginning. Like all husbands, John wasn't too excited about taking photos, but in the end, I would say he enjoyed it ;).

Finding an outdoor location can be challenging sometimes, but when you live in an area as beautiful as ours, you let perfect locations pass you by sometimes. Maplewood Roadside Park in Renton, WA is a busy place for biking, walking, and fishing. And, it's a place I pass far too often. I am so happy LJ suggested we try there because it was the perfect place!! I think it fit their personality wonderfully and the scenery and lighting couldn't have been better. 

The last little photos we did were for fun, as dad-to-be is a pretty good chef at one of my mom's most favorite place up here!! As we wait for baby to arrive, I will have to create a fun, chef themed pose for their baby bun once he comes out of the oven!!

Emily 15 Days | Seattle Newborn Photographer | Maple Valley, WA

I could not get enough of this new family of 4. They were absolutely wonderful to work with and just gorgeous to photograph. Can you believe mom just gave birth?? Before they came in, I wasn't expecting much from sibling shots, as Emily's big brother was 2 1/2. Because, as many of you know, getting cooperation from a 2 year old with a newborn and camera involved is just risky business! I'll let the photos speak for themselves because I can go on and on all day at how amazingly perfect Myles was for me.

15 day new Emily had other plans besides sleeping. I don't think I have ever let a newborn win the battle, but on this session, I think she won! After seeing those wide eyes for over 3 hours, we decided not to push her anymore and walk away with the beautiful images already captured. Fair enough little one… you won this one!!!

July 16, 2015

Owen's 10 Month Mini | Seattle Baby Photographer | Maple Valley, WA

It has been awesome photographing Owen the last 10 months. I think this has been the 6th session we have had together and it's crazy being able to watch his personality grow! 

For his 10 month mini milestone session, we decided to mix it up and have some fun!! What better way to do that then have a bath shoot! 

This may have been our last indoor mini shoot seeing as we are going outdoors for his one year cake smash!! I can't wait.

Maddex | Seattle Newborn Photographer | Maple Valley, WA

15 day old Maddex was overdue, but he eventually came and I know mom was happy when that time came! I got his newborn session in as soon as I got back from my summer Cali trip… timing worked out perfectly. 

This adorable family were the winners of my semi annual Facebook giveaway, so Maddex's entire newborn session was on me!! It makes me so happy to give back, especially to a young family like this. 

Although big sister wasn't in the mood for our posing ideas, we eventually got her in front of the camera. It's a gamble with toddlers and newborns as many of you have found out! All in all, I am so happy with this session and even more happy with the images we got with dad in uniform. 

Here are just some of my favorites…