A Gorgeous Fall Sunset Session {Seattle Family Photographer}

Fall Photo Sessions Are Here

The majority of my photo sessions are held in my family’s homes, but sometimes an outdoor shoot feels so good for my creativity and I adore it when I get to photograph families time and time again. These little girls were just babies when I first photographed them and it’s so lovely to see them turning into such sweet little girls. We met at the beautiful Everett Arboretum for their photo session. Although it wasn’t quite if full Fall color yet, the gorgeous Autumn sunshine was still able to give us that light we see only in the Fall.

I only have two outdoor Fall sessions left for 2019, so if you’ve been thinking about a session, please get in touch today. I would love to photograph your family this year!

Seattle lifestyle photographer family snuggling together on blanket
Everett family photographer girls standing together cuddled by parents
Edmonds family photographer family together on blanket
Seattle lifestyle photographer girls running around their parents
Seattle family photographer girls standing by parents
Everett family photographer family on blanket
Lifestyle photographer Seattle family snuggling

Fun Alternatives to Displaying your Photos {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

Amazing photos deserve an equally amazing display but this doesn’t mean you always have to use a traditional frame to showcase them in your home. Below is some inspiration for deciding how to display your favorite memories. If your home décor is very contemporary you might want to consider canvas gallery wraps, image blocks or standout mounts to showcase your photos. Going frameless is also a great option if you’re looking for something truly sleek and modern. If rustic and chic is more your style, then why not turn old pieces of wood into stained photo clipboards, using binder clips to hang the photos against the wood. Another unique option is to hang your photos on a thin cable to make it look like a clothesline. Binder clips also work perfectly for this. If you’re the creative type and have some extra time on your hands then there is the option of creating frames out of washi tape. This way you can incorporate different colors and designs around your photos to really make your walls pop. If you are a fan of frames, why not buy different sizes, colors and styles and create one big photo wall that displays(= a variety of memories. There are so many shapes and designs that you(= can use to create your photo wall and really( make it your own.

Since I work with so many creative vendors who offer a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional framing and display options, I am able to help you pick a unique option that suites your home and style. Whether it’s a traditional frame with hand-cut matting, shadow box or float frames, I will help you pick the right option for your home. No matter which method you choose, get creative. Filling your walls with a lifetime of memories is one of the most special and visual ways to tell the story of your family, so get hanging.

Seattle newborn photographer parents are holding baby while standing in the mirror

Why I Love What I Do {Seattle family photographer}

If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find

out. Below are just some of the many reasons your photographer wouldn’t change their job

for anything in the world.

1. Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers,

trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them.

2. You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane

object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many

photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world

around them by viewing it through new eyes

3. It's an amazing creative outlet. You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are

into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera's buttons but not everyone

can truly make a photo come to life

4. It's a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life

doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always

something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that

never gets boring

5. You get to meet new people all the time. A photographer works with people from

all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing

someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job a lot more fun!

6. The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means you get to work your

own hours. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is

always aiming to perfect their craft, taking on new challenges and helping their clients achieve the perfect pictures.

When you decide to pay for a professional photo session, know that you are hiring an

individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help

you create beautiful photos that you can treasure forever.

If you’re ready to schedule your own session, let’s connect.

Edmonds family photographer dad is flying baby in air on couch
Seattle family photographer expectant mom is sitting in chair in living room
Seattle newborn photographer twin babies held by parents

A Summer Wrap Up {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

Every year as school goes back, I feel sadness creeping in. Did we do enough? Did we make enough memories? Will my kids look back at the images I took of them and still smell the salty air at the beach? Will they remember late nights roasting marshmallows around a fire? Will they remember how the cool summer breeze felt as the sun dipped below the horizon? Will they remember the first time they conquered the diving board. Will this be a summer to remember?

The whole “18 summers” thing seems to be drilled into us. We are faced with such an enormous pressure to make every summer memorable and momentous. I’ve thought about this a lot lately and the unnecessary expectations we place on ourselves as parents. Should summers be laid back and fun and a time to make memories? Of course. But there are 9 others months each year that we can make memories with our kids too. Think back to your own favorite childhood memories. Were they all from the summer? Can you even remember what season they happened? And does it really matter? We really don’t have just “18 summers” with our kids. We have 18 years. And although we know those 18 years will pass by way quicker than we wish, it is still plenty of time to enjoy making memories.

So while I am still a little sad for summer to be over, it’s now time to move onto fall and start creating fall memories. There is still so much to look forward to. Enjoy those 18 years parents.

And because this wouldn’t be a post without pictures, here are some of the memories we made this summer.

Edmonds family photographer boys are picking strawberries
Seattle lifestyle photographer boy holding strawberries
Seattle family photographer boys reading in living room
Seattle lifestyle photographer kids are playing in boxes
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Seattle family photographer boy at beach
Edmonds family photographer boy holding shell at beach
Edmonds family photographer boy at baseball
Seattle lifestyle photographer people on beach in distance
Seattle lifestyle photographer boy on diving board
Seattle lifestyle photographer boy on beach with surfboard
Edmonds family photographer boy on dad’s shoulders at beach
Seattle family photographer brothers on beach
Seattle lifestyle photographer boy on diving board
Seattle lifestyle photographer toddler playing on beach
Seattle family photographer boy carrying surfboard on beach
Seattle family photographer boy eating smores
Seattle lifestyle photographer boys on beach

A Beautiful Sunset Session {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

It is always such an honor to be asked to come back to photograph a family time and time again. This was my fifth session with this gorgeous family. It’s been so fun to see their family grow over the years. They own a great piece of land in a beautiful spot outside of Seattle and this was our second time shooting there. We also did their newborn session there, but that was indoors of course. Go check out that sweet session here.

This session was one of the smoothest we’ve had. The kids were all in great spirits and everyone seemed to be having a good time just being with one another. We were able to shoot quickly and still get a great variety of images.

If you’re ready to schedule your own family session, let’s connect.

Edmonds family photographer family standing together with ring of fire camera effect
Seattle family photographer family is standing together under trees
Edmonds family photographer family cuddled together in black and white
Edmonds family photographer dad is holding baby boy
Seattle lifestyle photographer mom is standing with her three sons
Seattle lifestyle family photographer boys are peeking out from behind mom
Edmonds lifestyle family photographer boy looking at camera
Seattle lifestyle photographer family sitting together in field
Seattle lifestyle photographer mom is holding baby while big kids and dad play in background
Edmonds lifestyle photographer family is standing together playing
Seattle lifestyle photography family is standing together cuddling in black and white

Introducing Baby Dez {Seattle Newborn Photographer}

The summer has been so busy and one of the sweetest sessions I’ve done has been this one with baby Dez. This session was scheduled after baby had already made his appearance and we were able to fit it in last minute. While it’s always a good idea to schedule your newborn session while you are still pregnant, please don’t hesitate to reach out once your baby is here. I would hate for you to miss out on newborn photos, so I will always try to squeeze you in!

This family welcomed their first baby a few weeks ago. He was about two weeks old for his newborn session and was as sweet as can be. I loved including their first fur baby in the images too. He seemed to handle adjusting to the new baby so well and it was so sweet to capture it. One of the best parts of my job is getting to know the families. One of the first things I noticed when I entered their home was a dish towel from New Zealand. Being from New Zealand, this caught my attention. They had honeymooned there a couple of years earlier and it was so nice being able to talk with them about my beautiful homeland.

I loved this session so much and I hope you do too. It was an honor to capture you as you transition to parenthood with that sweet little boy.

If you are wanting to book your own newborn session, please make sure you check out my portfolio to make sure I’m the right photographer for you, then get in touch so we can get you on the calendar. I’m currently booking newborns, both in home lifestyle sessions and Fresh 48 sessions through March 2020.

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Seattle lifestyle photographer baby is being held by parents
Seattle newborn photographer baby is held by parents in master bedroom
Everett newborn photographer baby is being held in dad’s hands
Edmonds family photographer baby is yawning while dog watches on
Everett lifestyle photographer family is in living room with dog
Seattle newborn photographer mom is holding baby in arms
Seattle lifestyle photographer newborn baby is asleep in the crib
Seattle newborn photographer baby is asleep in crib
Everett lifestyle photographer newborn baby is sleeping in crib
Lifestyle photographer Seattle family is holding newborn on bed
Seattle newborn photographer baby is held by parents
Everett newborn photographer baby is on bed while mom looks on
Seattle lifestyle photographer baby is asleep on bed
Seattle lifestyle photographer newborn baby is sleeping on bed
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Seattle newborn photographer family is reflected in the mirror

Introducing Baby Session Packages {Seattle Newborn Photographer}

That first year in your baby’s life goes by so fast. Your baby is going to change so much and you’re never going to want to forget how they were when they were little. Because of this, I have decided to start offering a baby milestone package. This package includes:

  • an in home lifestyle newborn session including the whole family

  • a 6 month mini session featuring just the baby

  • an in home or outdoor family session around baby’s first birthday.

You will receive a minimum of forty digital images for both the newborn and one year session, as well as a minimum of 20 images for the mini 6 month session. The price for these three sessions is $1300. I do have payment plans available.

I have a beautiful collection of classic, timeless baby clothes that you are welcome to use for your images. Let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in.

If you are looking to have your baby’s first year documented, please reach out.

Seattle lifestyle photographer newborn sleeping on a bed
Seattle family photographer baby lying on bed
Seattle family photographer mom is holding baby girl on the couch

At Home with a Family of Three {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

Sometimes I get an inquiry and I just know that we will mesh well as family and photographer. These were one of those families. I loved shooting in their home. It was bright and airy with plenty of space for little Talula to dance her heart out. I try to keep sessions as relaxed as possible as I know how stressful it can be particularly for the mama. This session was basically just a big dance party :) Little Talula loved to dance and she wore the perfect dress for the occasion.

One thing I really love about this session was how much love you could see between them all. The snuggly shots of them on the couch are my favorite. I also adore the way she would look directly into my camera, with so much soul in her eyes. I rarely ask anyone to look at my camera, but she would just do it willingly. She is truly delightful.

Seattle lifestyle photographer girl is dancing in living room
Family photographer Everett dad is flying little girl in the air
Seattle lifestyle photographer family is sitting on couch in living room
Everett family photographer parents on couch with daughter
Seattle family photographer family is on bed
Seattle lifestyle photographer daughter is kissing her mom
Seattle lifestyle photographer family of three on master bed

When is the best time for a family lifestyle session? {Everett family photographer}

Shooting in people’s homes, rather than outdoors gives us so many more opportunities to work around your family’s schedule when it comes to your shoot. Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to timing of photo sessions.

Lifestyle photographer Edmonds family is snuggling on couch in living room.

How far in advance should you schedule?

Although I am occasionally available for last minute shoots, aiming for 4-6 weeks before you want your photo shoot is always the best option.

What is the best time of year for at home lifestyle sessions?

With lifestyle sessions in your home, there is no bad season. The cooler months are great because you don’t need to bundle up to be outside, but the summer is equally great because we can still have your shoot at a decent hour, without having to keep the kids up late for a golden hour shoot.

What time of day should the session take place?

In home sessions can take place at much more reasonable times than outdoor sessions. I typically like to start morning sessions at 10am, or afternoon sessions at 2pm, but I can be flexible to accommodate your schedule.

Seattle lifestyle photographer mom holding baby in mirror

A Golden Hour Family Session on the Beach {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

It is always such an honor to have the same families come back to me time and time again. I have been honored to photograph this gorgeous family several times, including both pregnancies and both babies as newborns. It’s so fun to be able to watch them grow.

Lifestyle family photographer mom and dad with two children on beach at sunset
Seattle family photography mom is holding baby over her shoulder at the beach
Lifestyle photographer Seattle mom is playing with son on beach at sunset
Seattle family photography mom is holding boy at beach at sunset
Lifestyle photographer Seattle mom sits with two children at the beach
Seattle lifestyle photographer mom and dad with two young kids at the beach