Baby Mia – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Baby Mia – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Meet sweet Mia!

This beautiful little lady was such a gem for her newborn session! She hardly made a peep!
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Whites and creams for newborns.

Babies in white look so angelic to me. Newborns are so innocent and pure, and placing them in a white wrap on a white background just looks so divine. I have multiple backdrops, wraps, and bonnets for both boys and girls for the whites and cream setups. For Mia, I loved the lace backdrop that my mother gave to me.

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Heirlooms

I love when parents have their own personal and unique items that we can use for sessions. Mia’s mama was wearing this gorgeous necklace, and we decided that it would be a gorgeous addition to the images. Adding in heirloom pieces to newborn sessions really personalizes them even more. 

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Monochromatic 

I do love the monochromatic look for babies’ sessions. I feel that it places more focus on the newborn than the setup. And in this case, Mia looks stunning in this gorgeous blush color. 

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Washougal, WA – Sunset Beach Family Session

Sunset Beach Family Session in Washougal!

Welcome to the Morris Family’s sunset photo session!

Many of you may not know, but this is my husband’s younger brother, Joshua, and his beautiful family! His wife, Elizabeth, is my middle sons piano instructor! You can find her studio information HERE.

I look forward to this session each year! It is fun for me to meet with Elizabeth over coffee, and plan their session out! We discuss the location and time of day, and also what colors and themes she would like for the year.

Elizabeth prints out her images in large canvases each year, so she can see the progression of growth in her children. I love how she matches the clothing choices in her images to the decor in her home!

In these particular images, we decided to do a water theme and a sunset photo session. She often has a water theme for her images, but this time we wanted to be IN the water! We chose Clark Lewis Beach in Washougal, and the results were gorgeous! The children loved playing in the water, and I like how we were able to capture them in their element playing together. Joshua brought along ice cream and cones for the family, so we were able to get some picnic-style images on the beach as well.

For her wardrobe choice this year, we planned it around her gown. She chose a gown from my studio wardrobe, and it came from The House of Flynn. I love the movement of the gown, how flowy and romantic it is with the wrap-around skirt and sweetheart neckline. It suited Elizabeth perfectly for her sunset beach session. The colors were stunning for this time of year as well, they were rich and vibrant, just like a sunset at the end of summer. I love how Elizabeth works with me to coordinate her colors. Everyone isn’t wearing the same item, but their colors each pull from her gown to complete a unified look for her images.

We always try and get some images of just Joshua and Elizabeth, too. She hangs those portraits up in her bedroom each year. I love the connection these two have with each other. It’s so fun to capture!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Joshua and Elizabeth’s family session from 2018!

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Jacob’s First Birthday Cake Smash

Jacob’s First Birthday Cake Smash!

Meet Jacob! I have had the pleasure of photographing Jacob’s cake smash in my home studio in Vancouver, WA since his mama brought him in for his 3-month milestone session! You can find that post HERE!

His mama is the FUNNIEST and sweetest woman I have ever met! And Jacob is JUST like her! He always has a smile for me, and is always for excited to come to my studio!

Jacob’s mama and I spent months planning out his first birthday smash session! She had so many ideas on what she wanted to do! However, it ultimately came down to the snowflake theme. Jacob was born during the seasons’ first snowfall, so his mama wanted to incorporate that into his first birthday theme!

We had so much fun during Jacob’s session!

Creating individual cake smash backdrops for birthday sessions is something I enjoy doing. I love tailoring each session to each child. I feel it makes it more personable and special for their session.

I encourage all my parents to utilize Pinterest for getting ideas on what they would like their child’s cake smash session to be like. A lot of times, the prospect of planning out a cake smash session can be daunting for parents! I often have them send me a couple of images of themes they would like, and then I go from there. Jacob’s mama liked that he was born in the winter during the first snowfall, so planning his session was a breeze this time of year. We wanted to use the blue backdrop to make his blue eyes pop, and the silver and white balloons to make the theme more winter-like.

I have a personal cake maker for each of my smash sessions as well. This AMAZING cake came from ducouer333! You can find her Instagram HERE. She takes such great attention to detail for each of my cake smash sessions, and no two cakes are alike!

Jacob was apprehensive about the cake at first, as often little ones are for their smash sessions. But after he got the hang of squishing his hands in the soft buttercream frosting, with a little help from mom, he was all over that cake! I enjoyed how he used the cake as a stool in the end!

I hope you all enjoy Jacob’s snowflake theme first birthday cake smash!

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