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
There are two things in this world that can make you better when you are feeling blue….puppies and babies. When this joy arrived I was at the lowest of lows in my personal life. We tragically lost a family member at the end of January. Time stood still for a very long time. So seeing this little babe was just what the doctor ordered. He has a perfect face with perfect skin and he had lots of smiles for me. His parents unknowingly gave me a gift. The gift of a much needed distraction. I will forever be grateful for that time I spent with Samuel on his ninth day of life.
I’m ready to come back and play. I have a weakness for the newbies. They turn me to mush and my face hurts from the constant smiling. I get the butterflies and numbness in my arms because I’ve held them too long and my biceps arent toned up. I love everything about these kinds of sessions.
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!
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.
Here’s a little man who stole my heart. He’ll call me Aunty. And I may spoil him because that’s what Aunties do. My daughter is also obsessed with him and all the things she will teach him to do and to eat. She talks about him daily. There is something special about cousins isn’t there.
Since I know his Daddy really well, I knew what theme would be perfect~ A tiny little fisherman. I had the little outfit for months waiting his arrival. The adorable knit outfit is from https://www.etsy.com/shop/HatCharacters?ref=below-listing-title. The fishing rod detail is amazing. I wish I had knitting skills like that.
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.
Ahhhh, the day it snowed was this little guy’s afternoon session. So after sledding, snowman building, snowball fights, and hot cocoa I headed over for my baby fix and met my neighbors.
The little guy was so content and happy. The moment he started to the fuss his daddy, the baby whisperer, had some amazing tricks that soothed him immediately. They also had a 10 month old puppy that was smitten by the new edition. He nuzzled him and laid gently beside him. It was so sweet to watch. I don’t think I’ve seen a dog behave with a newborn so well so young.
It was pretty much a perfect day for me. It was a gift. I followed up with one more session to close out 2016. What a wonderful year for my little business. Not every shoot was blogged, but if you look back I had quite of variety of sessions. Congratulations to the engagements, babies, weddings, and graduates this past year. It’s touches me deeply to observe all these life moments and to see your children grow each year. I’ve met so amazing people from all over our area. In fact, this was a funny encounter. As I went in to get my teeth cleaned over the summer I saw a previous coworker and friend who was finishing up her last patient that happened to be her son in law. She introduced us and I was like…. I know you. I had taken his headshot, a few months back, and worked along side him at a wedding a few years back. What are the chances we would have that connection. We live in such a small world sometimes.
Anyways, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all your support, kind works, referrals, and the hugs too. I hope to capture you all again next year.
After a few private sessions I have one I can share. If you are ever wondering about keeping your session private please ask. I have password protection and can skip the social media and blogging-no problemo!
Look who has turned two! My little doll faced client and friend. She has a adorably expressive personality with loads of energy. I was tired, but I did manage to wear her out enough for a nap afterwards. Which made her parents very happy and they followed suit and joined her.
I loved meeting their new little kitty who loved the balloons. He was so sweet and snuggly. And dad joined in the session today. What’s sweeter than little girls and their daddies?!
Here are the highlights. I wish I could share every image. I just loved them all.
Can you even stand how adorable this family is! I am so happy they came to me for there portraits. They are some more out-of-towners visiting family and scheduled a shoot. I photographed the mom some years back before marriage and her adorable baby girl came along.
They brought along the adorable props. The childhood heirloom chair, the giant pink balloon~I’m obsessed. I think the 8-12 months age is just heaven. They can’t run from me yet! Everything that comes in their path is amazement and wonder. I wish I could share the entire session!
I was able to photograph this sweetheart thanks to an online referral on a Facebook discussion board for Bellevue. I have no idea who that was, but I am so thankful. I really want to thank all my clients for all their referrals. You guys are so appreciated!! I feel like it’s the absolute best way to find the best clients.
I adore these three. Emma was such a sleepy dream. I love those wrinkled elbows and shoulders. LOVE them! I am really able to get my baby fix with these little tiny humans. The little cries and facial expressions are so sweet. I miss that. So I hope this gives you guys that little “baby fix” as well.