Meet the Moodys~Monroe Maternity Photography

In the next few weeks these two will be welcoming their first baby.  Remember the first pregnancy and the first baby.? I was a nesting fool who  researched every moment of my pregnancy and when the baby would arrive.  I was on bed rest so I had loads of time to read and read some more.  It was a time full of questions and excitement of what was about to happen.  All that knowledge and really not a clue of the changes to come.  It’s fun to reminisce those days.

Capturing this time for you is such a joy for me.  Our session was on this dreamy property in Monroe.  The snow-capped mountains in the background were majestic and the apple orchard was in bloom.  Also those barn doors were an awesome surprise to find.  I was swooning over the texture against her lace shawl.

If you are pregnant ask me about my nesting package to get a discount on the maternity and newborn packages combined.  Thanks for following me here and on social media.

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Maurers~Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, Redmond

You probably recognized this beautiful family from earlier posts last year.  They are the best.  I love the kid’s energy and Dad’s jokes.  He kept me laughing the whole time.  This was their first time to this park, which I grew up coming too.  There are animals and trails that are all free of charge.  If it’s a nice day it’s the best for young kids to explore and have a picnic at.  I highly recommend going.  They also have a great outdoor focused preschool.  More information can be found here .  I’d say it’s a hidden gem in Redmond.

I recently bought a new lens to add to my collection.  With the costs of brand new equipment out there.  I wanted to share how I saved some money.  I bought a like new model of the 85mm 1.2 prime lens at B&H Photo video here.  There is no shipping or tax like amazon may have on used items.  So I was able to save hundreds and their customer support was excellent.  I love to shop online and love finding deals.  So I wanted to pass on that nugget of information to you guys.

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Emma ~ McCormick Park, Duvall

It’s been a year since I saw this beauty.  She and her mom braved the rain with me.  We were even lucky enough that the rain eased up and took a break.  Imagine that in the PNW.  An empty park surrounded us with wild dandelions, sticks, birds flying over head, and my pretty cool flamingo umbrella.

I got lost editing with the sound track to the movie the Greatest Showman.  The words of each song are so touching and magical.  I got lost in her moments of inquisitive imagination.  Capturing the two-year old toddler is everything you want…real, messy, and always moving.  These moments will never be enough.  The time goes so quick.  Try to bottle it up if you can.  My own daughter is now five and I have no idea how that happened so fast.  If I could time travel back for a day I would.  I guess that’s why I day-dream.

“I’m tryin’ to hold my breath
Let it stay this way
Can’t let this moment end
You set off a dream in me
Gettin’ louder now
Can you hear it echoing?
Take my hand
Will you share this with me?
‘Cause darling without you

All the shine of a thousand spotlights
All the stars we steal from the night sky
Will never be enough
Never be enough
Towers of gold are still too little
These hands could hold the world but it’ll
Never be enough” ~Lauren Allred

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Expecting~ Carnation Maternity Photographer

This is a very special maternity session with some dear friends.  I’m so excited to see them journey into parenthood.  They love adventure and I’m sure this little one will be on the mountain tops and in the woods straight away.

All the locations were on a road near their home.  It was fun to see what we would find on the way out there.  The creeping fog was an added bonus.  And as you will see the graffiti was perfect.  Also the pups about stole the show.  They were adorable and loved the camera.

I can’t wait to meet this little bambino and take more pictures of them.  Here are my favorites!~

 

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Meet the McFalls~Carnation Photographer

I thought I’d switch things up and post the images without the dynamic grid.  Let me know which format you like better. I personally think this showcases the images better. If I could figure out how to make the grid larger, then it would be a close tie for me

Our fabulous fall didn’t disappoint for this sunset session at my clients home.  They have an amazing view of the valley and had pastel pink skies with a clear cloudless sky.  My little friend here showed me all the around the property and inside their gorgeous home. They have the best pantry door and cool lighting that I might have been drooling.

I also found out this little beauty’s favorite super hero is Superman just like her daddy.  I watched her amazing moves on the trampoline, swinging like superman, and met all her chickens.  Oh and her new little kitten.  I can’t wait to see her again.  It’s a pretty awesome time photographing friends.

Up next are some more families session.  Just in time for mailing out cards.√

~Now for your little preview ~

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This Stud is One~ McCormick Park, Duvall

This is the second session for this adorable family.  Their son was a newborn the last time I saw him.  And now such a big boy who is about to turn the big 1!  They had a vibrant day with gorgeous sun and fall color here in our small town.  It was actually 70* here.  Such an amazing October in the pacific Northwest.  Of course we had their pup, Penny join in the fun and had a cake smash at the end.

I never know how one year olds will enjoy cake.  Some like my son, never had a drop of sugar and don’t even like the sugary dessert.  I tried not to let him have much sugar due to having gestational diabetes during my pregnancy.  Others cry when they can’t have anymore.  So I’m eager to watch how they react.  This little guy was very pleased with the frosting.

I love getting to know these guys and all the ones from our town in the past few years.  Some of the parks around are becoming very familiar.  Duvall has so much for offer.  We used the trail and the big park in downtown for our session.  If you get a chance to come here make sure to stop at CCs Espresso for amazing ice cream and the awesome umbrella alley they put up.  Also they had a great pumpkin patch with an awesome corn maze at the local Muddy Boots.

I have so many great recommendations to share. So here is one more.  Your precious pup can be pampered at Best Buddy Dog wash.  We have a high maintenance pooch and they calm her down and make her look like all fresh and posh.  We LOVE them!

Here are my favorites from this session.

Waverly is One~ Kirkland Children’s Photography

This little joy just turned One.  It’s the second time I’ve take her pictures and she is a doll.  She’s much more mobile now, but always smiling and happy.  Now she really is a little barre baby climbing like her siblings.  You can see that in one of these images below.

She LOVED her cake and devoured as much as she could.  She wasn’t very happy to part with it.  It was so cute.  And sharing is caring.  I watched her share quite nicely. What a sweetiepie! 

We did this shoot even though the weather was less than ideal.  The cabana used was covered and some shots were indoors.  So don’t worry about dark rainy days.  Window light is the best!  And I see that next week the sun is coming back out.  A great time to get your fall photos or your yearly card photos for the end of the year.

Meet Katie~21 days~Duvall Newborn Photographer

Another new life arrived for photographs this week.  She was 21 days new.  She brought along her adorable big sister who enjoyed all of Olivia’s toys and patiently waited her turn.  We started at Lake Rasmussen which is a close to my place.  It was as beautiful as ever there.  This was also the first time big sis (she is two) got to hold her sister.  It was very sweet to watch.  She was very gentle and loving as you can see.

I used some very precious tie backs from Carli.  The white fawn and the green ones are from her shop.  If you are local and make newborn props message me.  I’d love to add some more pretties to my collection.

Here are just a few of my favorites of this darling family.

Meet the Christensens~Cottage Lake Park

Here is another gorgeous family!  And they included their parents this day.  Which just melts my heart.  It makes me think of my grandparents who I miss deeply.  They always told me that they were ornery.  Which was far from the truth.  Maybe a little fiery, but sweet as pie.  And these adorable two were just like them.

I loved all the one liners from Austin Powers, Princess Bride, and Zoolander movies.  I know there were a ton more because I was constantly laughing.  Yes, you are ridiculously good-looking.  Thanks for all the smiles and laughs you guys.

Here are my favorites~

Lozanos are back~Carnation Family Photography

It’s so great to photograph friends.  This is my third session with these guys and these kiddos are just beaming ear to ear with smiles and giggles and energy.  I love these ages.  they can rock a pose without even a flinch.  We can climb trees and play games and harass mom and dad.  They can tell me jokes and family secrets.  So what is there not to love.

We had Grandma is town so she got to join in the fun.  And a little snake photo bomber came out at just the right time.  I love the outfit colors too.

I hope that you guys are having a great summer.  If you are considering a fall session for your family call or email me soon.  The weekends are filling up.  I’m also happy to book winter and spring now as well.  Up next are families, a newborn session, and an intimate wedding.

Here are my favorites of these cuties~