Archive for February, 2011

Sweet Caroline {Seattle, WA Newborn Photographer}

February 28th, 2011

Sweet baby Caroline came and visited me at the studio today and I had way too much fun snuggling and photographing her. She was completely ideal and slept through the entire session with a few snacks in between prop set up. Caroline’s mommy won our Exclusively Newborn Giveaway and it felt like I was hanging out with [...]


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Sweet baby Caroline came and visited me at the studio today and I had way too much fun snuggling and photographing her. She was completely ideal and slept through the entire session with a few snacks in between prop set up. Caroline’s mommy won our Exclusively Newborn Giveaway and it felt like I was hanging out with an old friend I hadn’t seen in years. =) Too fun! Here is a sneak peek from baby Caroline’s session. Enjoy!

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Happy 1st Baby Kelton! {Monroe, WA Baby Photographer}

February 27th, 2011

Rain, rain go away… I was REALLY hoping the snow would stick around for just a little while longer for Mr. Kelton 1st birthday portrait session, but it didn’t. No worries though! We’ll save it for another day this week and hope for a sun break! =) But thankfully, the rain wouldn’t hinder us from [...]


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Rain, rain go away… I was REALLY hoping the snow would stick around for just a little while longer for Mr. Kelton 1st birthday portrait session, but it didn’t. No worries though! We’ll save it for another day this week and hope for a sun break! =) But thankfully, the rain wouldn’t hinder us from taking Kelton’s Cupcake Session for his birthday at our home {studio}. He wasn’t too sure at first, but as soon as the yummy yogurt frosting hit his lips HE – WAS – HOOKED! =)

I still can’t believe little Kelton is going to be turning 1-year old! I first met him while he was still in his mommy’s tummy during her maternity session and have SO enjoyed watching him grow during his first year. I just love our Baby’s First Year Collections!!! =)

Baby Kelton, I hope you have a HAPPY – HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!! Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Baby Ella {Kent, WA Newborn Photographer}

February 26th, 2011

I had this sweet little 14-day old baby girl come to the studio yesterday for her session. Thankfully the weather held off and provided beautiful blue skies and light for her session. Once asleep we had LOTS of fun {playing} and posing! Here is a sneak peek from her session! Bellevue Maternity, Newborn & Wedding Photographer, Carnation Maternity, [...]


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I had this sweet little 14-day old baby girl come to the studio yesterday for her session. Thankfully the weather held off and provided beautiful blue skies and light for her session. Once asleep we had LOTS of fun {playing} and posing! Here is a sneak peek from her session!

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Pictures of Hope {Participating Member Serving the Northwest}

February 26th, 2011

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have been accepted as a new member with Pictures of Hope! What is the Pictures of Hope Foundation? Pictures of Hope is a charitable organization of professional photographers who provide complimentary, documentary-style, photography sessions to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families.  The [...]


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I am SUPER excited to announce that I have been accepted as a new member with Pictures of Hope!

What is the Pictures of Hope Foundation?

Pictures of Hope is a charitable organization of professional photographers who provide complimentary, documentary-style, photography sessions to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families.  The Pictures of Hope Foundation is comprised of photographers (many of whom are “NICU mothers” themselves) from across the United States and Canada who are dedicated to donating their time to a cause they believe in, and sharing the gift of photography with families in need.

Why Pictures of Hope?

Throughout pregnancy most parents don’t anticipate the possibility of their baby needing to stay in the NICU after birth. Whatever that reason may be, time spent in the NICU is often an unexpected journey for families, a journey full of overwhelming emotions…sadness, confusion, hope, celebration, and unfortunately, at times grief. Throughout this roller coaster of emotions, many parents do not consider the importance of documenting these precious moments in their lives nor do they think about how much they will truly cherish these images years down the road. In some cases, a little extra TLC from the NICU is needed to be sure the little one gets off to the best possible start, for these families on the road to well being, photographs are a wonderful reminder of just how far their little one has come, however, photographs also play a necessary and very important role in the healing process for other families. In the most heart breaking circumstances, photos may be the only tangible keepsakes some parents have of their precious little one. All Pictures of Hope participating photographers are dedicated to providing NICU families with invaluable images you will cherish forever, captured in a sensitive and caring manner.

What is provided in a NICU session? 

Families with a child in the NICU receive a complimentary photography session, using the available light in each room, and a complimentary set of 4×6 photographs from their session (approx. 25). Upon request, images can also be posted to a private online gallery to share with family and friends who are unable to visit. Sessions can take place immediately upon entering the NICU or parents may opt to wait until closer to their dismissal date. Sessions are entirely accommodated to the needs of the individual family. Sessions include individual images of the baby (including any attached wires/monitors, nothing will need to be disconnected), as well as relationship type images with mom and dad (if possible), captured with a more photo journalistic approach.

What is the cost? 

There are no fees for our services. The session and set of 4×6 photographs from your session are entirely complimentary. Should you decide to place an additional order, you will receive 25% off our current pricing, however you are under NO OBLIGATION to purchase any additional images.

How do I know if I qualify? 

There are absolutely NO pre-qualifications or fees for the services provided by Pictures of Hope photographers. Any family with a child in the NICU qualifies for one complimentary session for the duration of their stay.

What if my baby has tubes and wires?

Most NICU babies do…..DO NOT let this discourage you from having a session! We will talk with you before the session and ask some questions about your situation. All sessions are individualized to the family’s needs. You can discuss with us whether your baby can be moved, held, or “unhooked” for a small amount of time. If not, we will work around your needs.

As a participating photographer with Pictures of Hope, we would like to connect with families who may currently have a little one in the NICU to provide them with pictures of hope. Please feel free to share this information with them and have them contact us so that we may provide them with more information.

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Mr. Abe {Monroe, WA Children’s Photographer}

February 22nd, 2011

The weather here in the beautiful Northwest was AWESOME on Saturday for Abe’s 3-year old session so we decided to venture outdoors to capture his fun little personality! About 2-1/2 years ago, Mr. Abe was adopted from Ethiopia by an incredible couple who are now in the process of adopting another son into their family. If [...]

 

The weather here in the beautiful Northwest was AWESOME on Saturday for Abe’s 3-year old session so we decided to venture outdoors to capture his fun little personality!

About 2-1/2 years ago, Mr. Abe was adopted from Ethiopia by an incredible couple who are now in the process of adopting another son into their family. If you have adopted or are in the process of adopting, then you know first hand how long and expensive the journey is until you are able to greet the new addition(s) to your family. To help families in their fundraising process, Just Love Coffee Roasters contributes a certain portion of the proceeds to help families, like Abe’s, meet their financial goals and continue the adoption process. So if you’re a coffee lover, like so many of us Northwesterners are, be sure to check out Abe’s family page by click HERE.

Here’s a fun sneak peek of Abe’s session! Enjoy =)

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Baby Elliana {Everett, WA Newborn Photographer}

February 21st, 2011

This beautiful little 5lb peanut came to visit me last Thursday for her newborn portrait session. She’s the smallest baby I’ve photographed to date and definitely made me work hard to get her to sleep =) Once she arrived she was wide-eyed and ready to party! So we hung out for about 2.5 hours until [...]


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This beautiful little 5lb peanut came to visit me last Thursday for her newborn portrait session. She’s the smallest baby I’ve photographed to date and definitely made me work hard to get her to sleep =) Once she arrived she was wide-eyed and ready to party! So we hung out for about 2.5 hours until she finally fell asleep and I snapped away. Here’s a fun little sneak peek from her session!

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Christina Mulkey CD Release {Northwest Professional Photographer}

February 15th, 2011

I have known Christina for a looooooooooooong time. I’m not exactly sure how old we were when we first met, but I’m pretty sure she was around 5?? I hadn’t seen Christina for quite some time until around 2001 when I directed a team of youth kids on a choir tour and were visiting one of [...]


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I have known Christina for a looooooooooooong time. I’m not exactly sure how old we were when we first met, but I’m pretty sure she was around 5?? I hadn’t seen Christina for quite some time until around 2001 when I directed a team of youth kids on a choir tour and were visiting one of the churches on the tour. Before the choir performed, Christina got up to sing. #1, I couldn’t believe my ears! She has this incredible voice and #2, she had grown up!!! Man, did THAT make me feel old! =) Little did I know that 8 years later, Christina and I would be venturing out on a cold and rainy day to shoot her cover for her new album that she was working on. And now, after a year and a half in the making, Christina will be releasing her FIRST album! I am so excited for her and feel very honored that she asked me to be a part of such an incredible journey in her life! She is truly talented and I pray that God will continue to open amazing doors in her life!

On Saturday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:00PM there will be a CD Release Concert held at Bethany Christian Assembly in Everett, WA. I can’t wait!

Music to be released on iTunes soon!
www.ChristinaMulkey.com

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M&M Antique Store ~ Monroe, WA {Wedding, Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

February 14th, 2011

If you’ve followed my blog for even a few posts you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love antiqueing and treasure hunting! I get a little excited when I find an old piece that I can either reuse in my house for decorating, as a photography prop OR both! My love for antiqueing [...]


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If you’ve followed my blog for even a few posts you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love antiqueing and treasure hunting! I get a little excited when I find an old piece that I can either reuse in my house for decorating, as a photography prop OR both! My love for antiqueing started a loooooooooong time ago when I would go out with my mom and find fun treasures (or rather, she would find the fun treasures) =) But some how, it got into my blood. There is so much history in one antique store that it is very easy for me to get lost amongst all of the amazing things.

Well, here in Monroe, there is one antique store that I frequent a LOT. And by a lot, I mean a LOOOOOOOT. =) After years of shopping M&M Antiques and purchasing the majority of my props from there, I finally decided to take in one of my studio newborn samples & albums showing off some of the goodies I had found. Needless to say, they LOVED them and thought it was so much fun to see the props I had found in action. Now when you walk into M&M Antiques, 4 of my beautiful newborns are hanging on their wall showing of the fun props! If you ever get a chance to visit Monroe (or live here), be sure to stop by M&M Antique store on Main Street. If you love to reuse and repurpose antiques then you will definitely love this antique store as there are a LOT of great finds! Be sure to let them know Michelle sent you =)

Here is one of the images on display at M&M Antique Store.

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Simply Beautiful… {Bellevue, WA Maternity Photographer}

February 13th, 2011

Expectant mothers are just simply beautiful. Their tummy’s are beautifully round with a precious gift of life growing inside creating gentle curves… Today I had the fun opportunity of meeting another mommy & daddy to be. There is nothing more exciting for me than to capture this road to parenthood. Like your wedding day, it’s [...]


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Expectant mothers are just simply beautiful. Their tummy’s are beautifully round with a precious gift of life growing inside creating gentle curves… Today I had the fun opportunity of meeting another mommy & daddy to be. There is nothing more exciting for me than to capture this road to parenthood. Like your wedding day, it’s a journey that changes your life forever…

Kat, you look absolutely stunning! Thank you for asking me to document such an incredible time in your life. I look forward to meeting your precious baby boy when he arrives! Best wishes as you continue your road to motherhood! Cheers ~ Michelle

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Baby’s First Year ~ 6-month Session {Maple Valley, WA Baby Photographer}

February 12th, 2011

It is always so much fun for me to journey with our clients who are a part of our Baby’s First Year plan. Today I had baby Malia pay me a visit for her 6-month session and WOW, she has changed SO much since her 3 month session! And what a cutie she is! She was [...]


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It is always so much fun for me to journey with our clients who are a part of our Baby’s First Year plan. Today I had baby Malia pay me a visit for her 6-month session and WOW, she has changed SO much since her 3 month session! And what a cutie she is! She was ALL smiles and made my job very easy! Can’t wait to see her again for her 9-month session!! Here’s a sneak peek from today’s studio session. Enjoy!

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