Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer -Abigail Lyn Everly

Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer – Abigail Lyn Everly

Meet the beautiful Abigail! I had the pleasure of photographing her newborn images in my home studio in Vancouver, WA!

Abigail is a special little lady to me. Before I was a newborn photographer, I used to nanny her older brother, Calvin, when he was just her age! Calvin is the same age as my middle son, who is now 14!

Her mama and I had a wonderful time catching up since it had been a while since we had seen each other. Abigail was the perfect little newborn model for me, too. She slept so well during all of her setups, and never made a peep!

As many of you know, I focus mainly on a monochromatic scheme for my newborn sessions as I feel it leads the focus on the baby as opposed to the props used.
My in-home photography studio is filled with a monochromatic color pallet with bonnets, wraps, and tiebacks specially created for newborn photography. I know it’s such a relief for parents to not have to think about bringing their own props to sessions!

I especially love this bed by CBC Prop Shops, I have one in pink as well!

Having props that are speically made for newborn photography is so important. A lot of places offer crochet items, claiming they are newborn sized when in reality they are for a older and larger baby. 

I hand pick each of my newborn props from the best of the best vendors. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to support my vendor friends, knowing I am getting a hih quality and ethically sourced product from them. They take as much care and pride in their prop work as I do with your precious baby for their newborn photography session. 

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Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer – Atlas Levi

Vancouver, WA Newborn Photographer – Atlas Levi

 

Meet Atlas Levi! What a fun name for this little fella! I rarely have duplicate names in my Vancouver, WA photography studio, and this little guy is no exception!

I met Atlas when his mama, a local photographer, was hunting for someone to do her newborn photography session! Courtney is an amazingly talented photographer in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR area! You can view her work on her website, Peace Mountain Photography. We met when we were both on location for family sessions in Portland, and I noticed her amazing camera bag! It was friendship at first sight!

Atlas is close to one of the chubbiest babies I have photographed yet! He was so squishy, and fit so well in my posing ring!

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Atlas’s nursery is Super Mario themed, so his mama brought in a tiny Mario stuffie for us to use during his session! It is fun when parents bring in items for their babies to be photographed with that match their nursery decor.

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I couldn’t restis wrapping this chunky fella up in the potato sack wrap! Look how it shows off his chubby cheeks! 

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Vancouver, WA Children’s Photographer – Stella’s First Birthday Session!

Vancouver, WA Children’s Photographer – Stella’s First Birthday Session!

Welcome to Stella’s First Birthday Session!

I’ve been photographing Stella since her mama brought her in to my Vancouver, WA studio for her newborn session. I’ve also had the pleasure of photographing her older brother, Topher, for his first year of life as well.

While I enjoy cake smash sessions when baby’s turn One, I really love when mama’s have unique ideas for their babies first birthday sessions. Stella’s mama knew she wanted pink and gold and girly! So we decided on a glitter session to celebrate her turning One! We decided on the light pink backdrop with the gold glitter falling stars, with the gold glittne ONE. I love how the glitter stars tie in with the gold glitter falling stars on the backdrop!

Stella’s mama made the onesie, tulle skirt, bow for the session! While Stella wasn’t much for keeping the bow on, we did manage to get a few before she ripped it off her head!

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Vancouver, WA Children’s Photographer – Glitter Mini Sessions

Vancouver, WA Children’s Photographer – Glitter Mini Sessions!

Glitter Mini Sessions are in full swing in my Vancouver, WA Photography Studio!

Come dress up with your child, and have an afternoon full of glitter and giggles, without the mess!

I provide all the gowns for you and the girls, and also suspenders and bowties for the fellas!

Childhood is such a magical time, and it’s even more so with glitter! I am a firm believer in allowing children to be children, it’s the only time in their little lives they can be! We are required to grow up so quickly these days, it’s so important for your littles to be little as long as they can.

In my Vancouver, WA home studio, your child can dress up in fancy clothes from my prop closet and savor in the magic of glitter! You can sit back and relax on my studio couch to watch the magic happen, or you can grab a gown from my prop closet and join in the fun!

 

 

 

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Glitter Mini Sessions are here! You don’t want to miss out on this magical time with your children!
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Many of you already know I’m a photographer who posts a ton about my business, and not infrequently about my enormous and obnoxious cat.

But every now and again I like to toss up a post that tells you some things about me you probably didn’t know. And since it’s properly winter outside, this post’s theme will be entirely cold-weather related.

Ready?

I have a love-hate relationship with winter weather. I LOVE to watch the snow fall, but I really dislike being so cold! I always crave warm soup and hot tea to warm my soul.

This winter, I’m really into hot tea and reading. My favorite thing to do on a chilly morning is get a cozy quilt, some hot tea, and read my current book, Larkrise to Candleford.

And I love nothing more than watercolor painting in the evening.
Nice to meet you!

Tell me something interesting about you!

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wade & ashlee

catching up on blogging…

one of my favorite couples, 10 years and five kids later.

i met these two for the first time when the flew me out to their home in oklahoma 4 years ago. i am thrilled they have moved back to the pacific northwest!

they make my job so super easy. <3

enjoy,

xoxo

thank you

i just want to say thank you to everyone for their amazing outpouring of support on my last post.

grandma is doing better. we got her all settled into the rehab facility, and she is gaining strength. the physical therapist is saying she will be able to go home in a couple weeks.

 

i also want to let you know, that my family is reading all your comments…. both here and on facebook.

i appreciate how many of you actually took the time to read the post, and leave a comment. that makes me so happy.

 

i will have a new update on grandma with pictures soon. and i will be back again with more yummy babies for you all. <3

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grandma

i’ve been super quiet lately.

i feel like this post is rather dramatic, but we’ve so been used to living a lifestyle of scrolling, liking, and hearting… that nobody takes the time to read anymore, and nobody really sees true emotion any longer.

with that being said…

my grandma isn’t doing fabulous.

she is 93 years old.

so my grandmother, has always been my ONLY grandmother. my mother’s parents died before she was even married, so we’ve only had my dads parents. my grandfather died about 20 years ago, and left a giant gaping wound in our family.

i remember as a child hearing the emergency sirens at night, and praying to the Lord… please don’t let it be my grandmother, please save her. even though she lives a solid 2.5 hours away from my house. 😉

grandma still lives in the same house she has lived in forever and ever. but now she has a wonderful 24/7 caretaker…. even so she still has the attitude of a 2 year old…. i do it myself.

when i found out that grandma was in the hospital with a pretty bad infection, i offered to drive my dad up to south bend to see what was happening. i’ve never seen my grandmother look so fragile. she isn’t able to speak a lot, and that frustrates her to no end. she is as sharp as a tack, and still gets around with the help of a walker. seeing her in a hospital bed, completely crushed me.

she was so scared too. she would cry every time my dad left the room. it was awful.

we went back up on thursday to transfer her from the hospital and to a rehab facility, where she will do physical therapy to regain her strength enough to go home.

i love my grandmother. i cannot even express to you the depth of my love for her. even typing this out, i have tears.

this is the newest professional image i have of myself and grandma. my husband actually took this one. i took images of the rest of the family unit, and all the other girls got pictures of themselves and grandma.

except me. 

my grandmother HATES being in pictures. she used to tell me….. you’ll break your camera if you take a photo of me!

she is beautiful. 

soon i know the Lord will take her. she’s had a wonderfully full, and long life.

and all i will have are the images to remember her by. much like she only has images of her husband, her sister, her parents, and her best friends. she has an album that she looks at every single day. the two days we went up, i spent time going through each image, and she would point out each person she could.

gone are the christmas eves at grandmas house with all the cousins. gone are the yearly beach trips with grandma. gone are the christmas cookies she would make each year, and give each child a little bit extra of their favorites in each bucket. gone are all the stray animals she used to feed on her back porch… at one time she had 7 stray cats and a one eyed raccoon mama. 

but i have a million images that my dad made sure to take when we were little. and i have many images of grandma holding the babies, playing with the kids, and walking on the beach.

but i wish i had one of just her and me. 

 

 

 

 

** back row: my sister, me                             2015

**front row: marcie, grandma, britney (marcie and britney are sisters, we are missing the sisters sarah and brooke. i am the youngest of the 6 granddaughters)

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