Two years ago, I met a family who filled my inspiration bucket. That sounds silly I know. But, woah. That morning was something I will never forget. The mama, a stunning mother of 3, is a photographer friend on the Kitsap Peninsula (check out her birth work…truly incredible). We had been conversing on-line and via email for a little while and this was the first time we had met in person. We met at Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island, on a surprisingly sunny April morning. The first thing we did? Took off all our shoes and went straight down to the water to play!
My absolute favorite thing about planning for the Low-tide during your family session??
Using that low low water to create reflections… there is a stillness and beauty to the water that pulls at my emotional heart strings… and this gets me every. single. time!
However, you may be surprised at how close my camera comes to the water to get these shots.
A session is never complete without a couple of moments of just the two of you…because you deserve an image of the two of you caught up in the moment of each other.
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I became an auntie last year… and it is sublime! We first met little Reed at 1 day new, in the hospital room at Swedish Issaquah. That day was so quiet, the first snow of the year was falling outside and the air seemed to stand still. I remember entering the room, and it was so cozy. Warm with the new babe, but a big window to watch the snowfall. After that, we did an in-home session at 1 week old and it was the calmest and most beautiful morning with our family. You would never know it, but there are 3 kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles in this house while we took pictures ;-)…oh and four chickens running around outside! But all we needed was one window, a couch, and some baby cuddles!
Here is my sweet Reed…
And one week later, at their home. I will never tire of newborn sessions at home. They are so relaxed. We don’t do anything at all, and there is no pressure, because life with a newborn or baby follows the normal routine of the everyday… snuggles… naps… feeding… changing… staring into eachother’s eyes… all the good stuff. But these moments are fleeting, and in a blink they are crawling, then walking… then running! Savor these moments, and wear your pajamas and fuzzy fleece!
Super champion auntie… attending her newborn AND giving my little 10 month old (now 1 Year) some attention too 😉
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