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The Smith Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

The Smith Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Welcome to the Smith Family Jammies and Campfire Session!

 

I have to admit, this session stretched me a bit! I’ve never done this kind of a staged session, and I am so pleased with the outcome!

When I was told what kind of a session this amazing family wanted, I was incredibly unsure of how to pull it off. I immediately began researching on Pinterest to see if any other photographers had done something like this. While I came up with a few examples, most were not quite what I was looking for.

Mindy and I met for coffee to discuss exactly what her desire for the session was. She told me that she wanted a fun and authentic session that showed the family as they are in their favorite atmosphere.
Camping and Jammies.

She began to tell me what their family time is like when they are all out together camping. What kinds of foods they eat, the games they play, and other activities they love.

As we discussed her session and what was possible to do, we decided that we should do a campfire, and marshmallow roasting.

On the day of the session, each family member showed up with their new jammie pants! It was fun to see what everyone had chosen to represent themselves in the session.

We did the session in their backyard, where they had already built a firepit! Wood was brought in, marshmallow sticks were fashioned, and the laughter started.

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So much silliness from this little fella!

I have been photographing this guy since his newborn session. 

You can view one of his sessions with his gorgeous mommy HERE.

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This family was such an incredible joy to photograph! They definitely stretched my comfort zone, and creativity as a family photographer!

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The time I was able to spend with this family is priceless. They were so sweet and kind, and they made me feel right at home with them. I was worried I would feel like an outsider looking in on family time, but it was quite the opposite. They included me in their inside jokes, in their conversation, and in their daily lives. I received so many texts back and forth with this family over this session, they feel like my people. <3

 

I hope more families choose to do these types of sessions. I feel as though the family was very relaxed, and now has a documentary of them in their favorite atmosphere. 

What do you think of this type of session?

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Kathryn Rose – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Kathryn Rose – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Welcome and happy March!

Meet Kathryn Rose.

This little lady is pretty special to me. I used to babysit her mama, Autumn,  when she was just a little girl. We lost touch over the years, which broke my heart.

Several years later I started attending a new church, where her mother and grandparents attended! It was an amazing time for me to reconnect with Autumn.

When Autumn contacted me for newborn photography, I was of course overjoyed.  She especially wanted purples for Kathryn’s session, so we made sure to do several purple set ups in different shades.

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Autumn’s mother, Katie, passed away a few years ago. We wanted to make sure that Grandma Katie was honored and remembered in Kathryn’s newborn images, so Autumn brought her favorite picture of her mother for use to use.

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Grandma Katie’s flower was a sunflower, so I had to be sure to incorporate one in as a surprise. I chose this lovely watercolor sunflower, and I think it was just perfect.

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Another way we incorporated Grandma Katy’s picture in the session. We have mama Autumn and Great Grandma Dorene’s hands in the image as well.

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Kathryn’s daddy is in the Army, so we wanted to incorporate that in the newborn photography session as well. I love how he cradles is precious baby girl in this image.

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And a generation photo.

All four girls.

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I just love when parents choose to be in the photos too. It’s such a special time to document for newborn photography.

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Hall Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Hall Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Meet the Hall Family!

When I met with Daleasha, I knew we were going to be fast friends! She was so organized and knew exactly what she wanted with her family session. 

I sent her the link for Style and Select,  a complimentary wardrobe service I offer to my clients. She came up with the colors of browns, greens, and oranges… so perfect for the fall colors she was wanting!

 

We did her family session the day after Thanksgiving, at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal. The weather was perfect, and the sunset was stunning. 

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During my meeting with Daleasha, she expressed an interested in a couples session. She had seen the session I had done for my sister in law, Elizabeth, and wanted similar ones. You can see that session here

 

After the family session, Daleasha and her husband braved the cold Columbia River so we could get some dreamy anniversary images.  The gown Daleasha found was just perfect for the water images, too! 

 

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I hope you’ve enjoyed The Hall Family!

Boyter Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

Boyter Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Meet the wonderful Boyter family!

They decided their family session should be done on their gorgeous property at sunset!

First we did Saoirse’s senior session. You can find it here. 

After the senior session, we decided that the lighting was so perfect we should photograph their family in the same spot. 

I just love how cozy and intimate the setting is, so perfect for this close family. 

 

Here are a few of their favorites from their session.

 

Enjoy!

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Saoirse | Class of 2021 – Vancouver, WA Senior Photographer

 

Saoirse | Class of 2021 – Vancouver, WA Senior Photographer

 

Meet Saoirse!

I first met Saoirse at my middle son’s piano recital. They both take lessons from my sister-in-law, Elizabeth. You can see her family session here

Saoirse’s parent’s wanted their family images done, and also a session to capture some senior portraits! When I met with Saoirse’s parents at their home, it was obvious that we needed to do both sessions there at sunset. Their property is absolutely stunning, and the lighting there was dreamy. You can see Saoirse’s family session here. 

 

Saoirse asked for a few gowns from my closet, and I am so pleased with the ones she’s chosen!

 

Saoirse, the lights, and the gowns made for such a gorgeous session!

 

Here are a few of Saoirse’s favorite images!

 

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I feel like Saoirse looks very Snow White like in this red gown!

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Congratulations, Saoirse on your senior year!

Kille Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

Kille Family – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

Happy 2021!

We have a lot to get caught up on!
First I will introduce you to the wonderful Kille Family! I have been so blessed to be their family photographer!

I did their sons 6 month images, which you can view here.

We had scheduled to do their family session and their sons first birthday session WAY back in October! But with the shut downs, and the all the smoky air from the forest fires, we ended up doing both sessions in one at their house!

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I love being able to pack up my studio and become mobile!

I have a variety of seamless paper backdrops that I bring to my clients homes, along with my portable lighting system!

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Betty June Bird – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Betty June Bird – Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

 

Happy New Year Friends!

This is a fun personal post for you today!

As many of you know, we lost our precious Green Cheek Conure, Lemon, a few months ago.  So I would like to introduce to you my new baby, Betty June. She is also a Green Cheek Conure, but a pineapple variety. She is uniquely very yellow for this variety. 

Betty is named after both grandmas Betty’s that made an impact on my life, and she has my Grandma Betty’s middle name. 

 

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Baby Betty June is about 8 weeks old, and LOVES car rides! She comes with me to take Benjamin to school in the mornings. 

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She also loves to sit in her window seat, and chat with our backyard birds. She has water and snacks, it’s like dinner and a show!

 

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Since Betty is so little still, she naps several times a day. Her favorite is to snuggle up in sweaters or behind my ear. 

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Betty is also quite mischievous! She likes to play peek a boo, and snuggle up in my hair. 

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Betty also loves pocket rides, and likes to be a part of EVERYTHING that is happening.

The jars behind us are all of her foods… three kinds of pellets, nutriberries, seeds, nuts, and such. She also loves apples! 

 

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Cat doesn’t mind the birds, but has just realized that there was a second bird in the house! 

 

 

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Betty is a VERY sweet bird. She loves to be on me at all times, and loves to snuggle. 

Do you have any unique pets?

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Victor – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Victor – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Welcome to Victor’s newborn session!

When I received the text that Victor was arriving, I was so excited! His mama, Heidi, is one of my dearest friends. You can find her beautiful maternity session HERE.

After Victor’s newborn session, I asked Heidi some questions about Victor’s name, and how older brother took the news of his new promotion to big brother, and other details. This is what Heidi had to say!

Why did you decide on the name you chose?

We decided to name our son, Victor Antil. Victor is my step dad’s middle name, and Antil is my husband’s Father’s middle name, Andres in the Myan dialect.

Nixon calls Victor baby Blueberry because early on in my pregnancy he wanted to know how big the baby was and I said the size of a blueberry so he became baby Blueberry.

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How did you find our you were expecting?

I took at least 20 pregnancy tests. We took a blood test for the gender and it came back inconclusive so we had to wait for the ultrasound.

We put the gender in a cupcake and had the kids bite into the cupcakes to reveal the gender. We all  Thought that the baby was a girl so we where all in shock with another BOY!!

Nixon was very upset he wanted a sister.

Still to this day he says remember I wanted blueberry to be a girl but he is a boy.

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When and how did you tell your kids you were expecting a new addition? :

We told our kids and family on Christmas day.  We had Nixon open a present with a big brother shirt inside with Ultrasound pictures in front of his older siblings that are 17,21 and 22 yrs old.

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How did your birth story go?

Victor was 6 weeks early and I had to have an emergency c section. The whole experience was very traumatic. I only got to see Victor for a second before he was taken to the NICU but I was instantly in love.

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What are your favorite baby details?

I don’t really have favorite baby details. I just love my little. He is such a sweet baby.

He loves to cuddle and be wrapped up.

He does not really cry just makes little grunting noises when he is hungry.

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I love how much Nixon loves his little brother and needs a bro bro hug first thing every morning.

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Hazel Marie – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Hazel Marie – Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer

Hello friends! Welcome to Hazel Marie’s Newborn Baby Photoshoot!

Her mama is a good friend of mine, and also my youngest child’s teacher! So when she messaged me about baby photos, I was thrilled! I am so blessed to be a Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer, and be able to work with my friends on these joyous occasions!

When a mama inquires about baby images, I always ask if she as a specific color or theme in mind for her newborn shoot. I also ask if the parents are interested in being an active part in their session as well. I am SO glad that these two did! What a beautiful family photo!

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When parents meet with me to discuss their newborn session, I always want to know if they have any colors scheme or style in mind. Often times the parents want the baby images to match the nursery, so they can use their cute baby pictures for décor.

In my Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer studio, I have many colors and styles to accommodate whatever each parent is looking for. 

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Hazel’s mama wanted purples, greens and pinks for their session. I was able to accommodate and create some unique backdrops by using my Intuition Floor Drops to create beautiful baby images for Hazel’s parents. 

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Baby girl pictures are so precious and innocent. I love how the soft pinks in these wraps and fluffs compliment Hazel’s lovely skin tone.

In my Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer studio, I have many different props for use during sessions. 

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This little cradle, painted in a soft pink, creates such cute baby girl images.

In my Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer studio, I have several of these sweet tiny beds for use, as well as bowls, buckets, and boxes. 

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How sweet are these baby girl images? She looks like a peaceful little angel, all wrapped up and snuggly.

In my Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer studio, I have many different colors and textures of wraps, bonnets, tiebacks, and fluffs for parents to choose from.

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