What do I do with all this love that’s running through my veins?~ John Mayer
That’s what I feel when I look at all the images from a session. It’s overwhelming to narrow things down to what I give away and hope will make the wall or photo album you can look at throughout the years. Self doubt can be debilitating at times. Other times I know instantaniously what’s getting 5 stars and an immediate share.
Well these cuties made the choices pretty easy. The boys were model material for sure. What a blessed mama! I definitely won’t forget that they preferred to call me by my whole name, Amber Martin. That was a first for me. ♥ Since I have a five year old who never stops asking me questions and the infamous “WHY” I had fun answering their questions. I even got some beautiful artwork from them while I was there.
I did really enjoy dental assisting, but it doesn’t compare to what I’m doing now. ⇓
Bring me all the expecting mamas (maybe not all, but a ton please) …. these sessions are so fun. And when they show up like a princess I’m just giddy with joy. She also had her cowboy and her twinning minis with her. What more could I ask for?! The only unexpected thing we had to deal with was due to our location choice. The park was being set up for the Washington Brewers Festival. There were booths, honeybuckets, and eye sores all over. Thankfully I knew the place well and we were able to still find the magical places. We ended up attending that festival and it was awesome. So check that out too next year.
On my home front school is officially out and we are super excited for all the summer fun to come. We bought a couple of fun toys for the water and have some trips coming that we’ve been planning for years. Up next on my work schedule will be a newbie to the world. I can’t wait to meet this little guy.
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 ridiculouslygood-looking. Thanks for all the smiles and laughs you guys.
What a lovely family. How can I have the most amazing clients?! I think kind, amazing families stick close to other kind, amazing families. So I want to say THANK YOU for the referrals everyone! You are sending me such wonderful friends and family. I am forever grateful! I leave with a gigantic smile each time feeling renewed with joy and passion in my craft.
These angelic littles were so beautiful and adored each other. We played and giggled and I loved how the parents made them belly laugh. We explored a few different areas of my favorite location.
I hope you all are having a fabulous vacation. Between all my sessions you can find me at the beach or on the water.
Summer has started at our house with a mean dose of allergies. But we press on through swim class, water balloon fights, and trampoline jumping. More to come for sure. So stay tuned! Maybe I’ll do a personal blog here soon.
A sweet beautiful baby girl came in the studio this past week. She preferred being awake which is fine by me. There is nothing like some eye contact from a new little baby. I could stare at newborns for hours. However, I have to be a busy bee if they snooze for a few minutes. And that’s what happened so I moved quickly during that few minutes. And at the end we did some headshots for her Dad.
I want to wish this family the best. They came to me before a move back to the islands. ~Aloha~ I’m glad we met before you left. You have such a beautiful little princess.
Somehow I booked four sessions in a week. So I’ve been non stop editing everyday. That’s the most I’ve ever done in one week. But I thought, how is that different from a wedding? It’s still less photos to edit. A typical wedding can be around 800 photos to edit.
It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Olivia is out already, but now we are brushing up on some swim classes so we are ready for all that summer has to bring. I’m currently making our bucket list of things to do. Dylan asked if we could go to Amazon to have lunch with Grammy. I thought that was super cute. We used to visit often at Microsoft, but we haven’t been to amazon yet. He must be curious about all the packages I buy from there.
This adorable family came to me for their son’s graduation pictures back in the fall. I love how playful and fun they are together. The kids (well they are both adults) remind me a lot of my brother and I. The same distance apart and I was older just like them. I just told them to do what I would do to my brother. 🙂
Here are my favorites! They promised me a fun pic would be over the mantel so I’m hoping it’s the jumping shot!
♥Sweet baby love on the blog this lovely Saturday♥
Baby number three in her family arrived and has been showered with love by her family and friends. Isn’t she just precious! I had so much fun playing with her and she looks so adorable in all her outfit changes. All the outfits are a collaboration her mother and I put together. The board with her name on it was an etsy find and I just adore it! Someday I’d like to craft one myself.
This was my sixth session I’ve had with this awesome family. I love seeing all the kids grow up. It’s a special part of my job. And all the baby snuggles are a fantastic part as well.
I hope you’ll enjoy these images with the same love I have for them.
Have you ever met someone and realized later that you had met previously? Well this happened to me with this beautiful mother. It had been about 6 years or so when her son was a young toddler. We met at a mutual friend’s baby shower. I guess I don’t forget faces. Especially ones that I’ve photographed. Names on the other hand I don’t have a clue two seconds after I’m told most of the time. I’ll have to try the rhyming game to get that down.
We had a great time together at the park running and exploring. Spring here is just as pretty as the fall with the willow trees and tiny budding flowers among the grass. Also along the boardwalk were a forest of ferns growing. It was beautiful. I want to go back and see more with my family soon.
And this baby with her tongue. Be still my heart. What a doll!!!
This little cutie was back for her one year photos. The highlight of course was the cake smash. It was exploding with cuteness for me to watch her devour her cupcake. She didn’t hesitate for a second to begin digging in. Just a few crumbs remained.
Since the weather had been so terrible, dark, and rainy I’ve had many of my sessions postpone in hopes of the sun making an appearance. But this doll could come hang in the studio. So we had no problems capturing her curious nature and that million dollar smile (I had that saying said about my daughter so it makes me laugh inside to write it out with the memory attached to her too).
After a year goes by you see this totally different tiny human arrive. It’s really amazing. One thing remained the same, however, her sweet happy nature and the joy in her mamas eyes as she watches her. I’m sure I have the most obnoxious smile on my smile observing. So pay no attention to my expressions while I photograph you. Inside my head I’m screaming I LOVE MY JOB! Next up are a couple of family sessions. So make sure to come back for a peek.
If you’ve ever had the joy of scrolling through http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com you will see the inspiration for a few of our photos in this session. And you may die of laughter after you spend some time on that site. Sorry, I tried to warn you…
Finding clients with a great sense of humor and their confidence in my creative abilities is my dream. I found just that with this guy and his family. Also shooting close to home is always a plus. The high school here is an excellent choice of location. I hope to go back there again soon. And we still had snow there! I did give them a heads up that models suffer through the cold so that’s what we did.