Seattle Milestone Photographer - Seattle Six Month Milestone Photographer

This Little Pic Photography is a newborn photography studio located in Seattle, WA. The Seattle Newborn photography studio is centrally located right off of I-5 in Sodo and Georgetown area. The Seattle photography studio serves local Seattle neighborhoods, like West Seattle, Magnolia, Madison Park and Madrona families as well as a newborn photographer for Seattle's Eastside neighborhoods in Issaquah, Bellevue, Kirkland and just a quick drive up from Tacoma's neighborhoods. Angela King is the owner, and photographer behind This Little Pic Photography and specializes in posed newborn photography, children's milestone photography and family photography sessions. 

As a Seattle children's photographer, I just love when someone considers me to take their child's milestone photograph's. Though there are many milestones a baby reaches, a sitter session when baby has reach about 6-7 months old is such a fun one to capture. I was lucky enough to photograph this little dude for his newborn session and can't believe how fast 6 months goes by!

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He was all smiles, and of course cutting teeth so we got some awesome drool shots of this sweetie pie...

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I love being able to document the little details of the chubby legs and squishy little toes. As these features of little babies go away way to fast in my opinion.

Though every baby is different, as is every session and day. I always do my best to engage with baby to bring out the emotions every Mom and Dad want to see and remember. I often get told that I was able to capture their personality. And that is the best compliment. I want you to remember their personality at the different stages and milestone. 

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Is your baby coming up on a special milestone? I would love to document this special time for your family! Let's chat and we can start planning your milestone session! You can contact me  HERE  or email me directly at thislittlepic@gmail.com

Seattle Children's Milestone Photographer - Terrific Two Milestone Session

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Two. The tricky age that has so many bad connotations to it.

I must say, I may be crazy but I LOVE TWO! I think two year old's have so much personality and they are so unfiltered still with their emotions making it so fun to photograph them. 

I love being able to see the wonder and their curiosity in their eyes! By the way, isn't this sweet girl's eyes just magical?!!!!

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When I first met this sweet girl it was a year ago when we were photographing her Mama's maternity session and she was becoming a big sister!! 

I love being able to see families grow, and it is a huge part of why I am a photographer. I love staying connected with families and watching kids reach milestones. 

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seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone

One thing I've learned over the years with my own children and as a Seattle milestone photographer, is it is best to keep things short & sweet. 

Avoid too many props. Avoid too much chaos. Avoid just simply too much.

I shot this series within 10 minutes. And the first 5 minutes consisted of me just talking with her, and having my camera at my side. I kept my conversation light and fun. Talking about what they saw on the car ride to the studio? Any fun animals or cars that made silly noises? 

And then I let her talk, kept a high shutter speed and shot through our conversation about silly sounds and special animals...

I was able to capture the giggles, and still able to get her sweet innocent baby face that will soon be gone after these fleeting toddler years...

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seattle children's milestone photographer toddler milestone session two year old girl milestone
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{ I found this vintage apron dress at a local shop in Tacoma. I always love when I find vintage pieces that are well taken care of. It became the perfect outfit for this session!! This piece is still in our studio wardrobe for borrow during your children's milestone session! }

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Seattle Children's Photographer - A Neverland Tale

As we approach September, the bittersweet ending of summer nights and lazy days. The ending of sweet summer cookouts, sunburns and sandy toes. We also approach the beginnings of Fall. The falling of the leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. The start of new schedules and routines.

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This year marks the start of a new chapter for our family. As for my son (and my first born) starts kindergarten in just a few short weeks. 

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As I've proudly documented his first steps, wrote down his first words, documented his first teeth, and watched him make friends and savor moments. My Mama heart is so full and so incredibly proud. 

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As a children's milestone photographer, I get the pleasure of documenting the first year, even second year milestones often. When they are younger it seems like their milestones of coo'ing, crawling, walking and talking happen so quickly.  

Though over the years, the milestones get further apart but aren't short of anything magical. Over the past couple of years, these four boys have grown to become good friends. As they head into kindergarten together, I wanted to document their big milestone and their magical adventure together. 

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I am a lover of Disney films, and love a good explorer story so this styled session was just what the Dr. ordered to help this grieving Mama and her kindergarten blues. 

I wanted to remember these little 5 year old boys, and this stage for the rest of my life. I wanted to document their friendship, and their age of exploration, imagination and creativity. The magic in their eyes as they see the world through a whole different looking glass.

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So, one day I could wake up and hear their little laughs as I thumb through these images. So, I could remember the "Mommy, I wuv you's" and be transported back to this moment when my Mama heart broke so hard letting him fly off to kindergarten...

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Let us not forget these times with friends, as we explore, grow and love. For these are the days we will look back on and wish we hadn't grown up so fast. As Peter Pan says all too well "Little boys should never be sent to bed, they always wake up a day older."

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Seattle Children's Photographer - Seattle Two Year Milestone Photographer

As a Seattle children's photographer, I get the pleasure of photographing little ones little and bug milestone's over the years. Photographing this little sweetie pie's two year milestone photo session was no different. I have been lucky enough to photograph this beautiful babe since she was a newborn and seeing her personality flourish has been so fun...

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During her two year milestone photo session in our Seattle photography studio, we had so much fun singing songs, playing with toys and games...

It is so important to me, as a mother myself, that I get true and genuine laughs and giggles out of my mini clients. As a Seattle children's photographer, I am lucky enough to play kid games and sing kid songs as part of my job description. Aren't I just so lucky?!

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In our Seattle photography studio, we have a wardrobe for children and toddlers including dresses, rompers, pants and tops. This darling little romper was the perfect fit for this sweet girl and her two year milestone session...

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Seattle Children's Photographer - Tacoma Preschool Photography

Let’s face it! You want to get that photo of YOUR child. That personality smile you see when their eyes light up, and they have a nice belly laugh. It’s hard! It’s hard to say look here and give me all that personality so I can put it in a photo and remember it forever. I’ve photographed hundreds of kiddos, and sometimes you just can't crack into playfulness. BUT,  I’ve noticed a few things that help get them to lose up in front of the camera... You don't need a fancy camera, honestly most smart phones have some amazing camera's and can capture some pretty great photos to print and be able to look back on. 

Here are 5 tips below to help get you some true smiles and maybe even a belly laugh too...

 

This little guys has a beautiful smile. This is me saying "look here, and smile". It's a canned smile, not much personality behind it, and as his Mom I know its not genuine and truly him...

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Here are a few different ways I get my little ones to open up in front of the camera...

1.     Get on the same level. If they are playing, get down to where they are playing. No one likes someone standing over them or far away from them telling them to smile. If the lighting in the area they are playing is poor, find them a stool to stand on and make it a game to "stand up on here like it's a big mountain"

2.    Avoid telling them to say cheese. It’s a classic “I am taking your photograph, act happy" phrase. Ask them a question. “What are you playing with?” “Are you playing with your doll?” …”super hero” ….”bear” whatever it is, connect with them and what they are doing. Ask what kind of sound their toy makes? "What does your doll sound like when she is happy?" "What sound does your dinosaur make?"

3.     Don’t be afraid to get silly! What inappropriate thing makes your kids laugh? A goofy face? Crossing your eyes? Making a fart noise? I am totally serious! Do it! Kids love seeing Mom and Dad be silly, and you’re sure to get a little giggle out of them.

 

4.   Compliment them. We as adults love compliments. And we typically smile when we are complimented by someone, right? Your kids do too! Simply complimenting their smile, their hair or outfit, can get a smile too. "Wow, you look beautiful! You look just like princess ---" "Oh look at that cool shirt you have on!" "Wow, you look so big and strong like -----" 

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5.     Pop away from the camera or phone. Stepping away from the camera for a second so YOU can connect with them will help them relax. If your phone or camera is right in front of you the whole time, they will lose interest and you will in turn lose that connection from them you want in your picture.

 

This is my little guy again after engaging with him...I know this is him. This is his happy smile...

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Hope this helps you capture those day to day moments with your kids and your family! I would love to see your images and hear how this helped you! Connect with me!  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thislittlepic/  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thislittlepic/  And TAG me in your images!!! 

Seattle Children's Photographer - Seattle Valentine Photoshoot

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Over the years, I noticed how un-fond I became with the holiday...Valentines Day. It always felt so over commercialized. The flowers and chocolates. If you didn’t have a Valentine, what a lonely day it was. If you did have a sweetheart, the expectations to deliver the perfect valentine gift or create that special date seemed a tad ridiculous.

Now that I have kids…Valentines Day of course has become a total cliché holiday in our house. The chocolates, flowers, valentines cards and gifts. The Valentines cartoons for days leading up to February 14th, and telling stories and talking about those we "reaweee like" and those we love more than anything in this world.

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Being a Mother, has given me a different perspective and appreciation of the day. A day not only to show and talk about my loves, spoil them with sprinkle topped yogurt and heart shaped pancakes. But today, February 14th, I get to see into the eyes of my little 2 and 4 year old's hearts. Their hearts FULL (and I mean full, full y'all) of LOVE. It gives me a perspective. A view into these little souls just bursting with love and laughter. Their happiness and joy just waiting to share with the world, and one another...

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Today, on Valentine's Day, I get to document them. I get to document their innocence and their raw and unfiltered love. Their hearts so giving and kind. Their hearts so full and ready to share. Happy Sweethearts Day, Everyone!

 

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