2018 - Seabrook Summer Beach Experience - Washington Family Photographer

As a Seattle and Tacoma area family photographer, I get to explore our local puget sound beaches with lots of families. Currently a resident of Brown's Point, Tacoma and with a photography studio in Sodo, Seattle; I have LOTS of beach spots that have become my favorite go-to's. But, growing up in Washington state there was something special about being able to go the ocean. The sand was soft, and the waves were big. The air was salty and local towns were adorned with cedar shakes. 

Over the years, I had been asked if I would travel to photograph at the ocean. I loved the idea, as we had spent summers traveling and camping the Washington coast. I just wasn't sure the logistics of getting my Seattle families out to the ocean, and finding an appropriate location seemed like a task. Until we arrived at Seabrook. 

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The town for those who haven't had the pleasure of visiting, is a bit picturesque itself. Adorable shops and sweet cottages dressed with quant coastal decor. This was it! I had found my little coastal photography session hostess!

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Little did I know, the town was only one little slice of the big picture and my experience at the beach for this family's beach photo session was going to be nothing short of amazing!

The light was gorgeous, and the sand was as soft as I remember it was as a child. We had styled this family's photography session with gorgeous soft muted tones, and some outfits from the studio wardrobe. The sky was the perfect accent to their color pallet and it made for some gorgeous portraits...

The typical shenanigans went down, as well played and laughed. The kids ran through the breeze and we documented some amazing moments for this beautiful family. 

The 2018 Beach Session registration is LIVE and I am so excited to be photographing family sessions at the beautiful Seabrook this summer! You can register your family, and begin planning your coastal get away HERE .

All sessions include styling with the studio wardrobe dresses for Mom, and select sizes of dresses for toddler and children making it easy for you to gather your family and head to the beach!

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Want to experience a beach photography session with your family? I will be photographing out at Seabrook this summer 2018 and would love to meet your family and plan your beach photography session experience! You can contact me HERE for more information or register for your session HERE

Seattle Children's Milestone Photographer - Twin boy & girl session

I am so happy to share this special milestone with you all. I photographed these two for their newborn session. And as a Seattle newborn photographer, it is always a special time when you get to photograph TWINS! There one year session did not disappoint either. They came full of personality and fun. Here are some of my favorites from their Twin One Year Session...

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It is so fun to see the dynamic between siblings and when you have twins in the studio, they really do run the show! It's interesting to see how different they are with one another and then how their personalities change a bit when they are one on one...

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This little miss was so darling in the studio's vintage dress. This is one of my favorite pink dresses to use for milestone sessions. Its so quant and unique, and the details on it are so lovely!

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In our Seattle photography studio we have the studio stocked with lots of props to include planes, trucks, dolls and bears. You can see the kids light up when I bring out a fun today we can play with, and I love the interactions you get from them. 

If your little one is celebrating a milestone and you would love to capture it through a special milestone session, I would love to connect with you. Please contact me here for a consult & we can start planning your special milestone session!

Seattle Baby Milestone Photographer - Baby girl one year session

As a Seattle newborn and baby milestone photographer, I get to snuggle and photograph lots of sweet little babies. But, this little lady was a little extra special as her Mama and I went to high school together and we were able to reconnect and get together and it was SO fun to see her and meet her beautiful baby girl...

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Her Mom and I both shared the love of vintage and pastels, and well all things shabby and girlie so it was SO fun to stylize her session in all the pretties!!!

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Sage/Mint Romper pictured above by the lovely My Darling Emma

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One really special thing about photographing baby milestones, is really capturing their personalities and being able to show their new talents. Whether that be walking or holding on and walking along chairs or couches. All of my studio props are baby safe for mobility. Using heavy chairs to ensure babies are safe pull right up to so I can capture these special moments of stand up victory!

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Blush Pink hooded romper by Darling Baby

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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! }

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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 Baby Photographer - Seattle Milestone Photographer

This Little Pic Photography is a photography studio in Seattle's Georgetown and Sodo area right off of I-5. This Little Pic Photography is a newborn and children's photographer, documenting baby milestones. 

This little miss came in for her 7 month old sitter session. As a newborn and milestone photographer, I get so excited to see little ones back in the studio for their milestones. Typically when I see them for their sitter session, this is the first time seeing them since their newborn session. As a parent, we know all too well just how fast those first 6-7 months go by!!!

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This little peanut had just woken up from her nap, and I was a bit concerned about the timing. But, she woke right up and was the happiest little babe one ever did see! 

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I love being able to incorporate props that show just how little they are still. Babies at this age, LOVE being in bowls and buckets, and it's an easy prop to use to keep them in one spot...

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All of my sessions are customized for the colors and tones requested. I loved styling this session with all of the light pink and peaches. From the blanket fillers, baby romper, and the knitted square. This pinky peach and her beautiful smile are just the perfect pair...

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