Sunrise Family session at low tide: Seattle Family Photographer

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.

Family session at the beach

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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Spring Mini Sessions: Seattle Family Photographer

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Before last week, I hadn’t really considered Mini Sessions. But after setting up an impromptu studio in the front room of my home… well I might be hooked.

Stephanie and her family visited me for 30 minutes on Monday morning. I shot for about 24 minutes of that time. It was quick, but it was calm and warm. We enjoyed some coffee and watched her 11 month old baby girl chew on her fingers and check out my camera.

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I was worried that I wouldn’t get the type of intimacy and connection I do with my normal sessions.

But I find that connection happens wether you ask for it or not, you just have to settle and take deep breaths, and witness what unfolds in front of you.

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ANNNNDDDD… as a bonus… dad stepped in the join us for the last 5 minutes! And when you only have dad for 5 minutes… you make it count!

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I am doing my first run of Mini Sessions this March and cannot wait to share! Sign up for my Newsletter community to receive the announcement for my next Mini Session run!

Seattle Newborn Photographer: Baby Reed

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 😉

Check out more newborn sessions on my website… www.alecmillsphotography.com

 

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Seattle Newborn Photographer: Welcome baby Remi

This family has a special place in my heart xo. When I first started taking on wedding clients, they were the first to trust me with their big day… and now here we are! Welcoming their first baby into their family. I cannot truly express the honor it is to document and watch my clients grow over the years. To see them first with their closest family and friends, and then a couple of years later I see both of them reflected in this tiny person.

I arrived with pastries from a local bakery and we enjoyed some coffee while we caught up and marveled over their beautiful baby girl. Remi is as sweet as she looks and we loved on her all morning. Newborn sessions in your home have such an easy flow… we do what you do with a baby… we try to make her smile, change her diaper, nurse/feed, hold her and stare at her… then repeat 😉 And as a special treat… see mom and dad on their wedding day at the very bottom of this post!

* Their session included a hand designed album… an heirloom meant to be flipped through, remembered and felt. Stay tuned for more information on albums included with your session packages!

Kat and Tony on their Wedding Day!

More on my website from their Wedding Day!

A Year of Favorites: Seattle Lifestyle Photographer

Looking back on the year that has already past, I am amazed at how many incredible people I have met through my work. Marvelous, open, fun and incredible families. I am honored to have met each of you and spent time getting to know you all. Thank you thank you thank you for letting me document these moments!
These are a collection of a few of my favorite images created this year, all jumbled up and in no order what so ever! It was way harder than I thought to pick only a couple from each session… and you might want to grab a snack and a drink, because it is going to take you a while to get through these 😉

A big HUGE Thank you to all of my clients in 2015! I cannot wait to see what 2016 brings!

Enjoy!

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thank you for following along the past year!

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