Archive for May, 2011

The Joy of Expecting {Issaquah, WA Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

May 29th, 2011

This was a very special maternity session for me because this beautiful mommy-to-be is one of my beautiful and sweet cousins. I don’t have any sisters, so my girl cousins are very much like sisters to me. At first it was the weddings… one right after the other… and now we are all having babies [...]


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This was a very special maternity session for me because this beautiful mommy-to-be is one of my beautiful and sweet cousins. I don’t have any sisters, so my girl cousins are very much like sisters to me. At first it was the weddings… one right after the other… and now we are all having babies close together. So fun! I can’t wait to meet Cassie & Danny’s little boy in August when he makes his grand entrance into our world. He is going to be one CUTE baby!!

Cassie & Danny,

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an incredible journey in your lives! You both are going to make incredible parents!! Love you both and enjoy your sneak peek!!

Michelle

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Adam’s Northwest Bistro & Brewery {Monroe, WA}

May 21st, 2011

For a moment there I thought I was DT Seattle or DT Bellevue at an upscale restaurant dining… and not in Monroe, WA. This was my experience tonight at dinner. Wow – I am SO excited that Adam Hoffman decided to open his restaurant in Monroe! This is JUST what this town needs to help [...]


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For a moment there I thought I was DT Seattle or DT Bellevue at an upscale restaurant dining… and not in Monroe, WA. This was my experience tonight at dinner.

Wow – I am SO excited that Adam Hoffman decided to open his restaurant in Monroe! This is JUST what this town needs to help bring a little bit more class to its downtown. We arrived at Adam’s Bistro and Brewery around 5:15Pm so the dining room wasn’t very packed, but filled up quickly. I would recommend making reservations if you are planning on dinner around 6PM or later. The atmosphere is so lovely and the food… well, it speaks for itself. But I will say, EXCELLENT!!!

I had the Baked Pasta and added crab, which as my 2-year old daughter said, “Mmmmm, dat’s good pasta!” And it WAS! Price: $15 + $3 to add crab. Jerry had the Your Burger made from sirloin with caramelized onions, mushroom and his choice of cheese, which was Swiss. Price: $12. The buns for the burgers are also made locally by Sky River Bakery on Main Street {love that!} I hope I can meet Chef Adam in person some day and compliment him in person!

If you live in or around Monroe, make reservations and be sure to visit Adam’s Bistro & Brewery. You won’t regret it!! Adam’s is open nightly, 4-10 p.m. Reservations: 360-794-4056.

To read more about Chef Adam and this new restaurant please click HERE to read a full article and review from the Seattle Times.

Image by John Lok of the Seattle Times.

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Sweet Malia ~ Baby’s First Year 9 Month Session {Maple Valley, WA Baby Photographer}

May 16th, 2011

I wish these images had sound so you could hear how fun sweet Malia was to photograph! Her squeals were SO cute and completely cracked me up! Big Brother can really get her to laugh and was a great assistant to have join me! What a sweet, sweet little girl! Baby Malia is a part of our Baby’s [...]


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I wish these images had sound so you could hear how fun sweet Malia was to photograph! Her squeals were SO cute and completely cracked me up! Big Brother can really get her to laugh and was a great assistant to have join me! What a sweet, sweet little girl!

Baby Malia is a part of our Baby’s First Year Plan, which is a blast! I love seeing this cutie every 3 months! Here are links to her 3-month session, and 6-month session. I can’t believe we’re only 3 months away from her 1st Birthday and Cupcake Smash!! Can’t wait!

Before starting the session I talked over the ideas that I had with Mom and mentioned that I would love to use some fun pops of yellow. And to my surprise, SO DID MOM! I just love it when things fall into place like that! Here is a fun sneak peek of this beauty! I just love her smile! Enjoy!

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Those Tricks Those Photogs Do {Seattle Eastside Newborn Photography}

May 15th, 2011

Have you ever seen a newborn pose and wondered, “How’d they do that?!” Well, I decided to share how one of those poses is done with you. It is SO important {and I have preached this before} that safety is #1 when photographing newborns. More and more I come across forums and chats about photographers [...]


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Have you ever seen a newborn pose and wondered, “How’d they do that?!” Well, I decided to share how one of those poses is done with you. It is SO important {and I have preached this before} that safety is #1 when photographing newborns. More and more I come across forums and chats about photographers trying poses while not keeping baby safe and it makes me cringe.

Below is an example of how to keep baby’s safety #1 while posing. These images are later composited and edited in Photoshop. DO NOT attempt this pose if baby is awake or not completely in a deep sleep.

If you are an aspiring or current newborn photographer and want to grow and learn safe and proper posing, we offer Exclusively Newborn Workshops which cover such poses.

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Sweet Baby Mia {Monroe, WA Newborn Photographer}

May 14th, 2011

I absolutely loved meeting sweet 7-day new baby Mia on Friday! She is itty-bitty and oh so precious! Her mommy is also a dear friend of mine and is an incredibly talented hair stylist who also cuts my hair Brent & Lisa, Congratulations again on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! I am SO excited [...]


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I absolutely loved meeting sweet 7-day new baby Mia on Friday! She is itty-bitty and oh so precious! Her mommy is also a dear friend of mine and is an incredibly talented hair stylist who also cuts my hair :)

Brent & Lisa,
Congratulations again on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! I am SO excited for you to have massive amounts of PINK in your lives! Mia is beautifully and wonderfully made! Enjoy your sneak peek!
Michelle

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1-on-1 with Emily {Wedding, Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

May 14th, 2011

As many of you know, I am very passionate about what I do. And a part of that passion is also to teach and mentor other artists and photographers that are pursuing this same passion. Last week I had the fun opportunity of meeting with the beautiful Miss Emily for her 1-on-1 Mentorship where we [...]

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As many of you know, I am very passionate about what I do. And a part of that passion is also to teach and mentor other artists and photographers that are pursuing this same passion.

Last week I had the fun opportunity of meeting with the beautiful Miss Emily for her 1-on-1 Mentorship where we discussed the business side of photography. Emily has a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography and is also an incredible painter. She is a true artist and is eager to begin building her passion for photography once again. She will be joining me in June for a fun little workshop of shooting and learning.

For more information about our 1-0n-1 Photography Mentorships, please click here.

We also offer Exclusively Newborn Mentorships. For more information please click here.

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Sweet Henry {Medina, WA Newborn Photography}

May 12th, 2011

Sweet baby Henry… I could have photographed him all day long! He didn’t make a peep his entire session and was such a joy to photograph! I first met his mommy and daddy for their maternity session a few months back, which again, was an absolute blast! Baby Henry has been born to such kind and loving [...]


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Sweet baby Henry… I could have photographed him all day long! He didn’t make a peep his entire session and was such a joy to photograph!

I first met his mommy and daddy for their maternity session a few months back, which again, was an absolute blast! Baby Henry has been born to such kind and loving parents!

Welcome to our world baby Henry!

Hat designed by Adrian Cole of EmeryNoelle Hats

I even had a chance to try out my {secret garden} :)

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Baby Henry – Preview {Bellevue, WA Newborn Photographer}

May 10th, 2011

I feel truly blessed to meet such incredible people and photograph them as my {job.} It is the best feeling ever to be able to provide my clients with images that I know they will cherish for a lifetime. I had such a FANTASTIC session with 6-day old, Baby Henry and his parents. He didn’t [...]


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I feel truly blessed to meet such incredible people and photograph them as my {job.} It is the best feeling ever to be able to provide my clients with images that I know they will cherish for a lifetime.

I had such a FANTASTIC session with 6-day old, Baby Henry and his parents. He didn’t make a sound his entire session even when he managed to poop on all three of us! =) Here’s a little preview from his session. Full sneak peek to come!

One of my favorite images…

I love new parents!!!! This makes me smile BIG! =)

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Secret Garden {Snohomish, WA Wedding, Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

May 10th, 2011

I love to play in my garden. It is an escape for me, even while pulling weeds. Just being outside is so relaxing after a busy day or week. It is also fun to look back at old pictures to see how it has transformed from once a very confused space to a more organic [...]

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I love to play in my garden. It is an escape for me, even while pulling weeds. Just being outside is so relaxing after a busy day or week. It is also fun to look back at old pictures to see how it has transformed from once a very confused space to a more organic yet maintained space.

I was recently in our garden and had to pull out my 100mm Macro to capture some of the life that is starting to show it’s face now that it is getting a little warmer.

While grabbing a few images I had a lightbulb moment when I saw a PERFECT place to do part of a newborn session in the garden. I have always enjoyed seeing different photographers take newborn sessions outdoors and have dreamed of being able to try my hand at it. But since we life in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest, our days are more limited in the spring. However, I am hoping that I will be able to use my {secret garden} location for an upcoming newborn session!!! Here’s to NO RAIN!

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Baby Thomas {Seattle, WA Newborn Photographer}

May 9th, 2011

On Friday I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Baby Thomas’ newborn session at his home near DT Seattle. He had grandparents who traveled all the way from South America and Cape Cod, MA to welcome him, and what a sweet family he has! I first met baby Thomas while he was still in his mommy’s [...]


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On Friday I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Baby Thomas’ newborn session at his home near DT Seattle. He had grandparents who traveled all the way from South America and Cape Cod, MA to welcome him, and what a sweet family he has!

I first met baby Thomas while he was still in his mommy’s tummy for her maternity session and then later on at the hospital on his {birth} day for his in-hospital session. He is such a sweet, sweet baby with a FULL head of beautiful hair!!

Welcome to our world baby Thomasito!

{big yaaaaaaaawn}

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