A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions {Edmonds Family Photographer}

The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part o their life’s work. It has their name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to not !when it comes to the professional! digita! images that you receive.

1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are however also respectful! of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes.

2) Image"type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and have been edited. If you do require further touch-ups we would need to provide you with a quote.

3 )!mage altering. While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies. What constitutes image!altering?

• Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop

• Removing our logo or studio name

• Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white

• Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with the final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter. We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made.

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Welcoming Baby Number Three {Seattle Newborn Photographer}

Why I love Fresh 48 Sessions

Do you remember those early days in the hospital, when the whole world seems to stop and everything is focused on you and your new baby? Do you remember the flaky feet, umbilical cord stump, the hospital bracelets, the hats and blankets that are so unique to the hospital and the only time in your little one’s life that you’ll use them? Do you remember other people bringing you food, with all that time to sit back and enjoy that little babe? These few short hours in the hospital go by so quickly and before you know it, you’re packing up that sweet baby and heading home, and that first milestone has already passed. I don’t know about anyone else, but I would give anything to have that time back. That is why I love Fresh 48 sessions so much. Photographs are the perfect memory of such a fleeting time. A time when you’re exhausted and little things like the way that looked so tiny in the bassinet may be forgotten. When you start to forget, your photographs can always take you back to that time.

Meet Benji. This sweet little boy joins two big sisters who are equally as adorable. If you haven’t seen their family session from before Benji was around, you may want to go check it out. It’s one of my all time favorites. Benji, you are going to be so adored by your big sisters, and I know you’ll think the world of them too. Welcome to the world sweet boy.

Seattle Newborn Photographer Mom holds baby in hospital
Seattle Newborn Photographer baby is held by parents in hospital bed
Seattle Newborn photographer baby’s head held in dad’s hands
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Seattle newborn photographer baby lies in bassinet in hospital
Seattle Newborn Photographer baby’s lying in bassinet in hospital
Seattle Lifestyle Photographer baby in dad’s arms at hospital
Seattle Newborn Photographer mom holds baby in hospital
Seattle newborn photographer mom breastfeeds baby in hospital
Seattle newborn photographer baby feet in hospital bassinet
Seattle Lifestyle Photography - baby in hospital bassinet

Ezra's Fresh 48 {Seattle Newborn Photographer}

This sweet little boy was born at home so his Fresh 48 session looks a little different to most of my other hospital sessions. We did the session at his home, on his parents bed. His proud big brother jumped in for a few images. It is always so sweet to see the first born become a big sibling. It’s crazy to see how much he had changed from his birth just a couple of days earlier. I can’t wait to complete his newborn session with the whole family this weekend. Welcome to the world Ezra!

Seattle newborn photographer baby and big brother on bed
Seattle newborn photographer brother and baby on bed
Seattle newborn photographer baby yawning on bed
Seattle lifestyle photographer baby feet
Seattle newborn photographer baby yawns on bed
Seattle newborn photographer baby awake on bed
Seattle Lifestyle Photographer baby sleeping on bed
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Welcoming Baby Number Three {Seattle Newborn Photographer}

I adore Fresh 48 sessions. There is no time quite like the first couple of days of your new baby’s life. Baby is still squishy and new, flakey feet, umbilical cord stump and all, and time seems to stop still while everything and everyone is focused on you and your new little being. Items that are only used for two short days such as the hospital blanket and hat, as well as the bracelets around the ankles should be photographed so you never forget the newness of them. I realized that I never blogged my own baby’s Fresh 48 session so I’m doing it now. Here’s my third little boy at the very start of his time with us.

Seattle newborn photography newborn being held in dad’s arms in hospital
Seattle Newborn Photography baby in hospital bassinet by window
Lifestyle newborn photographer baby in hospital bassinet by window
Seattle newborn photography baby in hospital blanket lying in bassinet
Newborn Photographer Seattle baby in hospital bassinet by window
Seattle newborn photography baby lying in hospital bassinet is kissed by two older brothers
Everett Newborn Photographer big brothers meet baby in hospital
Everett newborn photography baby is held by dad in hospital
Lifestyle newborn photographer baby feet in hospital with hospital bracelets on ankles
Seattle newborn photography baby held by dad in hospital