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 - Baby Girl One Year Milestone

As a seattle newborn photographer, I get to see a lot of babies reach very special milestones. This is by far my favorite part of my job. Being a newborn and milestone photographer in seattle lets me be apart of documenting a babies first days, sitting up, walking and climbing. It is so fun to see how they grow and such a blessing to be apart of their lives. 

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I was lucky enough, I had photographed this little girl for her newborn session, as well as her six month milestone and was so excited I was able to document her one year milestone session. 

Our seattle studio is fully stocked with most lovely props for babies to children, as well as dresses for Mama...and even a few coordinating shirts for Dad :)  This lovely sage romper by the talented My Darling Emma . Her gorgeous outfits are perfect for my milestone sessions! My seattle portrait studio is stoked full of gorgeous coordinating wraps and props so all my parents have to do is show up!

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This little sweet pea was accompanied by her older brother, who I had photographed his one year milestone session a few years back. It was so special getting to see him as a big brother. The two of them laughed and played...it was so heartwarming. 

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Styling my sessions brings me so much joy, and being able to provide outfits for my clients make me so happy. It is so nice to see families come in, and just pick from a wardrobe than come in stressed out with trying to find "just the right outfits for their session" . 

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While sister took a little break for a snack and outfit change, I couldn't help but get some photos of just brother. 

We had so much fun, and how cute is he in his little suspenders?!!!! I just love suspenders and bare chest for boys, its so classic. 

When clients book me for a session, I love being able to discuss what colors and textures they use in their home. I like to get an idea for places they would enjoy seeing portraits hung and what colors those rooms look like. 

Grey and pink has been a very common theme on baby girl nursery colors, and I love being able to incorporate these colors in to the session and stylize with the end result of hanging portraits in a clients home. 

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If you are looking for a newborn photographer or a milestone photographer for you baby, I would love to connect with you! Get in touch by clicking here :) I would love to meet you and your family!

 

 

Seattle Baby Milestone Photographer - One year milestone & Cake smash

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As a Seattle newborn and children's photographer, I just love seeing babes come in for their one year milestone session after I photographed their newborn and/or 6 month sitter session. You get to see so much personality come out and yet I still see so much of them as a little baby. 

This little man was so much fun, he rolled with every set up and was in such a good mood. He made my job so easy!

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I always save the cake smash portion of a photo session to the very end for multiple reasons.... First off, its usually a mess if it's a good smash! Secondly, some kiddos don't respond to the cake as well as others. I was really hoping his good mood would spill over in to the cake smash and we would have a good smiley one year cake smash session...

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And little man, did not disappoint! It was pure perfection!!

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Some of my favorite cake smash pictures yet! 

Is your little one coming up on a birthday or milestone? Contact us to schedule your child's session! We will work with you to design and stylize your session, give you tips for clothing and let you borrow from our baby, toddler & children's wardrobe for your session! Our Seattle photo studio is fully stocked with bonnets, buckets, outfits and more! We are Currently Booking 2018 Newborn, Milestone and Family Sessions - Slots fill up fast so contact This Little Pic to schedule: thislittlepic@gmail.com  -  206.909.3104

Seattle Children's Milestone Photographer - Magical Five Year Photoshoot

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When these girl's Mama messaged me about photographing their 5 year old milestone session, there was a part of me that just broke. As a Seattle milestone photographer, I get the pleasure of meeting and photographing lots of newborns, baby and children's milestones. These girls however, have been clients of mine from the beginning and watching them grow has given me so much joy...

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Just as my son, these twin girls were going to be heading off to kindergarten in the fall and Mom wanted to document this 5 year old milestone of theirs. And I think we both knew it needed to be special and magical...

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Being a spring session, the weather here in Seattle is always a concern. But, we got SO lucky. The sun was shinning and the temps were warm. Since we were shooting at a park, I wanted to compliment the beautiful grass and scenery as much as possible while not distracting from the girls so gold tones seemed to be the best bet...

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It is amazing how much you can get out of kids if you just let them be. I blew up some balloons last minute as I had pulled a ton of different props for this session not really knowing what would fit or go while in the thick of shooting a twin 5 year old session at a park HA HA!!

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And as you can see, balloons for the win....

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As the sun started to peak through the clouds there was a beautiful pocket of lovely light, and well the girls saw my bubbles in my bag so, why not!? We headed over and while Mom blew bubbles I told the girls to pop and twirl and it made the most beautiful portraits of their personalities...

In closing...as I am writing in the middle of January! I AM SO READY for Spring time!!! 

 

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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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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{ 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! }

Headband / Tieback : The Dainty Miss

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 Milestones Photographer - Tacoma Children's Photographer

This Little Pic Photography is a photography studio located in Seattle, WA. Centrally located just minutes away from Bellevue and Issaquah, right off of I-5 in Sodo and Georgetown, Seattle. This Little Pic Photography specializes in the photographic art of childhood. Capturing in studio and on location children's milestone photographs. Each session is customized to the child and/or children being photographed, and their unique age. Angela King {Owner, Creator & Photographer behind This Little Pic}, ensures a special touch goes along with each session to ensure genuine and authentic interactions and smiles...

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As a Seattle Children's Milestone Photographer, I get quite a few inquiries for younger milestone sessions, as those 6 month and 12 month baby milestones go by so quickly. Before you know it, you blink and they are crawling around and pulling themselves up, and then quickly walking around. Though the milestone's as our children get farther apart, they are so worth documenting. And I have been lucky enough to capture these boy's milestones for the past couple of years, and I must say, when their Mom emailed me, I did get a little teary eyed at the fact that they are growing up so fast....

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Every session I do, includes a little pre-consultation to go over the goals for the photography session. This session was intended to mainly document little brother's two year old milestone, and have some images of the two brother's interacting....

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But, when their Mom reminded me the oldest was turning 5, and heading off to kindergarten, my heart broke. My children are similar ages of these two...and I just wish sometimes, I could stop time...I wish that they could just stay little forever. With a head FULL of imagination, and unfiltered eyes to see the world. I wanted them to remember this time forever as it truly is, so magical...

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So, my goal in their milestone session, was to not only capture the connection between the two boys, but to give Mom and Dad the magic of their childhood in these images to keep forever...

As I do with most of my milestone photography sessions, we ran and played. We giggled and shared stories. We imagined we were going somewhere far away. But, this one. This one, tugged at my heart strings and kept me a tad longer....

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And, I loved every second of it. For this is their story....

Brotherhood. Love. Friendship. And a touch of Magic.

Seattle Newborn Photographer - Tacoma Newborn Photography Session

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One of my favorite things I get to photograph as a newborn photographer is the love between the siblings and the new baby. This newborn session was extra special, as this baby boy had three older siblings to hold and snuggle him! YES, 3!!!

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The two older sisters were so gentle and maternal with him, and were the best assistants during their newborn photo session. His older brother being a busy one year old, wanted to play. He was way too cute and smiley for me not to snap some shots of just him... 

I just adore this age, and their personalities start to unfold. And his teeth!!! Oh my goodness, I was just in love with his One Year Milestone images we got.

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Tacoma newborn session with This little Pic Photography. Browns Point, Tacoma newborn photographer serving Seattle, Bellevue, East side and surrounding areas. 

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!!!