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.