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Newborn & Baby Prop {Seattle, WA Newborn & Baby Photographer}

January 28th, 2011

I LOVE antiquing! Especially at one of the local antique stores here in Monroe, WA! I always seem to come across a great little find when I’m out for walks with my daughter. Plus, it’s SO great to meet the local store owners and build relationships with them. Well, yesterday, Miss B and I were out for [...]

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I LOVE antiquing! Especially at one of the local antique stores here in Monroe, WA! I always seem to come across a great little find when I’m out for walks with my daughter. Plus, it’s SO great to meet the local store owners and build relationships with them. Well, yesterday, Miss B and I were out for one of our many strolls and I popped in to browse the antique store to see if they had any goodies and came across this super cute wire basket! It will be a great addition to my every growing prop collection {love you honey!} =)

I am also super excited that this antique store is going to display my newborn images in their store showing off the props I’ve purchased from them! Once the images are up I will post information about the store along with some pictures of their store. Can’t wait!

Oh! And I can’t forget to give honorable mention to Melvin for modeling the basket for me!

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And the winner is… {Seattle, WA Newborn & Baby Photographer}

January 21st, 2011

Well, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for! FIRST, I want to say THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies that participated in our Exclusively Newborn Giveaway! You will all be receiving a special little something from me shortly! But for now… drum roll please!!! Using www.random.org to choose a winner… Emilie McFarlane [...]


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Well, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for! FIRST, I want to say THANK YOU to all the lovely ladies that participated in our Exclusively Newborn Giveaway! You will all be receiving a special little something from me shortly! But for now… drum roll please!!!

Using www.random.org to choose a winner…

Emilie McFarlane you are the winner of our Exclusively Newborn Giveaway! Congratulations!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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EmeryNoelle Hats {Seattle, WA Newborn & Baby Photographer}

January 20th, 2011

I LOVE these hats and am SO PROUD of my cousin, Adrian, for launching her line called EmeryNoelle Hats on Etsy.com! She does a fabulous job and I love to use them for my newborn and baby sessions. Below are a few of her newest creations {there are more on her Etsy Store!} And can [...]


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I LOVE these hats and am SO PROUD of my cousin, Adrian, for launching her line called EmeryNoelle Hats on Etsy.com! She does a fabulous job and I love to use them for my newborn and baby sessions. Below are a few of her newest creations {there are more on her Etsy Store!} And can I just say, I  LOOOOOOOOOVE the grey and pink hippo hat! Can’t wait to use mine in an upcoming 6-month sessions! SO ADORABLE!

After taking the product shots, I couldn’t resist getting some images of the beautiful Miss Emery with some fun new headbands I found. She is such a stunning baby and is so much fun to photograph. She’s just beautiful!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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Exclusively Newborn Giveaway! {Northwest Newborn Photographer}

January 17th, 2011

It’s HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE! Our first ever {Exclusively Newborn} Giveaway! Photographing newborns is one of my FAVORITE things to do! I get so excited every time I get to hold one of these precious gifts and provide the family with memories to last a lifetime. Below are the details of the giveaway and how to enter! Another fun [...]


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It’s HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE! Our first ever {Exclusively Newborn} Giveaway! Photographing newborns is one of my FAVORITE things to do! I get so excited every time I get to hold one of these precious gifts and provide the family with memories to last a lifetime. Below are the details of the giveaway and how to enter!

Another fun part of this giveaway is this ADORABLE baby hat provided by EmeryNoelle Hatson Etsy.com. The flower can be removed if you win and are having a baby boy.

Here’s how to enter:
1.) Leave a comment below
2.) Become a FAN on Facebook by {liking} Michelle Newell Photography & EmeryNoelle Hats
3.) Post on your Facebook page: “I want to win @Michelle Newell Photography’s Exclusively Newborn Giveaway!”
{note:be sure to add the @ symbol in front of Michelle Newell Photography to tag us in your comment.}

This giveaway may not be combined with any other special offer or coupon. Baby’s due date must be in the year 2011 to win.

The winner will be announced Friday, January 21th at 8:00PM!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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Props {Seattle, WA Newborn & Baby Photographer}

January 15th, 2011

Today we ventured to IKEA for some MUCH needed prop finds. I’m always keeping my eye out for newborn and baby props and have needed to freshen up my newborn blankets. So we headed to IKEA where I could probably spend hours, but had to do a fast run through since our little one still [...]

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Today we ventured to IKEA for some MUCH needed prop finds. I’m always keeping my eye out for newborn and baby props and have needed to freshen up my newborn blankets. So we headed to IKEA where I could probably spend hours, but had to do a fast run through since our little one still has a nap schedule to stay on. I ended up finding 10 blankets and a new “faux” rug that I can’t wait to use! Then, once we got home I got inspired to clean out my prop closet, which doesn’t even hold everything… Anyhow ~ we had a fun morning! Can’t wait to meet all the new little ones of 2011!!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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Baby K ~ 10 Month Session {Monroe, WA Baby Photographer}

January 14th, 2011

I have to admit, one of my FAVORITE subjects to photograph are newborns and babies! They are full of surprises and so much fun! Baby Kyliegh came for a visit yesterday for her 10 ~ month session and Mommy and I had a fun time distracting her with all kinds of fun noises and toys! [...]


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I have to admit, one of my FAVORITE subjects to photograph are newborns and babies! They are full of surprises and so much fun! Baby Kyliegh came for a visit yesterday for her 10 ~ month session and Mommy and I had a fun time distracting her with all kinds of fun noises and toys! =) I am sad to say though, this will be Kyleigh’s last session with me due to their family relocating to California. =( However, I am so excited for them because they will be closer to friends and family AND sunshine!!!

Enjoy your sneak peek! You will be missed!!!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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Newborn Ottoman… Thanks Mom! {Seattle, WA Newborn & Lifestyle Photographer}

January 13th, 2011

This past fall I gave my mom a little DIY project =) Since I don’t know how to sew {although I think I’m going to learn} I asked my mom if she would make me a HUGE Baby Ottoman to use for my newborn and baby portrait shoots. As I mentioned in my previous post, [...]


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This past fall I gave my mom a little DIY project =) Since I don’t know how to sew {although I think I’m going to learn} I asked my mom if she would make me a HUGE Baby Ottoman to use for my newborn and baby portrait shoots. As I mentioned in my previous post, there are similar products out there and readily available to purchase like my Baby Ottoman. I used my Baby Ottoman for the first time yesterday during my 6 month session and LOVED it {below is a picture of it raw and in use} and I can’t wait to begin using it for my newborn sessions. For the past couple of years I have been using an overly stuffed beanbag, which has been GREAT! However, I was wanting to use it for baby portraits as well and it wasn’t working exactly the way I wanted it to… thus the change. If you are a photographer and looking for a similar product, check out these sources: one is called Shoot Baby based out of Australia and another called Newborn Nest out of Washington State. I’m looking forward to using my Baby Ottoman again today for my 9-month session.

The dimensions of my Baby Ottoman are:
* Height: approximately 12-15″
* Diameter: approximately 35-40″

I provided my mom with 4 yards of white vinyl fabric, which was more than enough. The top and bottom are two round circles. The sides are two separate pieces. The opening is shut closed with STRONG Velcro. I unfortunately do not have a pattern for this.

Oh! And before I forget, I also used my little Lens Bling {attention grabber} yesterday day as well. It caught baby’s attention for a little bit, but not for very long. Still fun to use though! I’m thinking I’ll need to pull it out for a couple sessions I’ve got coming up with adults too! It’d make for a good laugh! =))

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Baby Elle ~ 6 Month Session {Snohomish, WA Baby Photographer}

January 12th, 2011

Can you say CUTENESS?! Such a fun way to start off the New Year right! Baby Elle is a part of our Tiny Toes {Baby’s First Year} plan and I can’t believe how much she’s changed since her 3 month session. I say this every time and mean it, I absolutely love walking through the first year [...]


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Can you say CUTENESS?! Such a fun way to start off the New Year right! Baby Elle is a part of our Tiny Toes {Baby’s First Year} plan and I can’t believe how much she’s changed since her 3 month session. I say this every time and mean it, I absolutely love walking through the first year with our newborns because I get the chance of cooing and cuddling these adorably sweet treasures!

I also had the fun opportunity of using some props, one being some new hats created by my cousin Adrian. She does a fabulous job and has a store on Etsy.com called EmeryNoelle. I also was able to use one of my other new baby/newborn props that my mom made for me. I love it! There are some similar products out there that I would recommend. One is called Shoot Baby from Australia and another called Newborn Nest out of Washington State. Anyhow, here is Baby Elle’s adorable sneak peek! Enjoy!

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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lens bling – Product Review {Seattle, WA Newborn & Lifestyle Photographer}

January 11th, 2011

As we all know, getting little ones’ attention can be a little daunting at times. I’ve used squeaker toys, fake birdies {yes – I’ve even said, “watch the birdie!” cringe}, played peek-a-boo etc. etc. etc. Then I ran across these adorable little “lens bling” attention grabbers by Happy Acres Farm and had to have one! So [...]


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As we all know, getting little ones’ attention can be a little daunting at times. I’ve used squeaker toys, fake birdies {yes – I’ve even said, “watch the birdie!” cringe}, played peek-a-boo etc. etc. etc. Then I ran across these adorable little “lens bling” attention grabbers by Happy Acres Farm and had to have one! So on my “wish-list” it went and my wonderful sister-in-law and brother got me one for Christmas! Due to high demand, the designer and creator, Jessi Kittrell has many cute designs on back-order. So if you have ordered one, just be patient, it’s coming =) I got mine yesterday in the mail and can’t wait to use it on Wednesday for my 6-month session.

Below is Mr. Parrot comfortably sitting around my 50mm f/1.2 L lens. It fits nice and snug so it’s not going to fall off during your shoots. Will keep you posted on how baby reacts to the new {lens bling} =)

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com
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epiphanie! Product Review {Seattle, WA Newborn & Lifestyle Photographer}

January 11th, 2011

I was a total 10 year old when I unwrapped this gift for Christmas! First, let me thank my parents for giving me this AWESOME camera bag! I absolutely LOVE it! It is the perfect size for when I venture out for lifestyle & family shoots as well as for fun. I’ve been frustrated in [...]


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I was a total 10 year old when I unwrapped this gift for Christmas! First, let me thank my parents for giving me this AWESOME camera bag! I absolutely LOVE it! It is the perfect size for when I venture out for lifestyle & family shoots as well as for fun. I’ve been frustrated in the past when my husband and I have headed out and about for whatever reason and I’ve wanted to bring my camera. I’m either lugging a large photography suitcase around with ALL of my gear or an ugly backpack… But NOW I’ve got this lovely tote to carry around with me. It even has a shoulder strap, which is great for slinging over the shoulder. Okay – onto the review:

  • First and foremost, the presentation of the product is great! I love that it came in a little green zip-up protective bag rather than being wrapped in plastic. It just goes to show that Maile Wilson, the designer of the {epiphanie} bag really cares about her product.
  • Leather: the leather of this bag is very durable, thick, and high grade leather. It is not going to split or crack with wear and tare.
  • Gear Protection:The dividers inside the bag can be adjusted and arranged how you like them. The sides and dividers are also made with thick padding to protect your gear as you go about your shoots or day.
  • Color: I wish I had one in every color =)
  • Overall Impression: Definitely give this product 5 out of 5 stars! I love it and know that this bag is going to get used A LOT!

If you’re been wavering on whether or not to get an {epiphanie bag} I highly recommend the product! It’s super cute, fashionable, and not to mention, has great camera storage as well as a place to hold your lipstick =)

DO NOT COPY – Michelle Newell Photography specializing in maternity, newborn, and wedding photography located in Monroe, WA. Maple Valley, WA; Snohomish, WA; Kirkland, WA; Bellevue, WA; Woodinville, WA; Duvall, WA; Lynnwood, WA; maternity, newborn, children, family, wedding photographer. Seattle, WA maternity, children, family, newborn, and wedding photographer. www.michellenewellphotography.com