Archive for June, 2011

Baby Gavin {Lake Stevens, WA Newborn Photographer}

June 30th, 2011

Sweet itty-bitties, how I love holding and photographing you! By no means is this an “easy” job. At the end of all of my newborn sessions I am sweating like crazy and ready for a nap, but man, do I looooooove what I get to do. Even when they won’t sleep and I get to [...]


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Sweet itty-bitties, how I love holding and photographing you!

By no means is this an “easy” job. At the end of all of my newborn sessions I am sweating like crazy and ready for a nap, but man, do I looooooove what I get to do. Even when they won’t sleep and I get to hold these adorable babes and rock them (oh darn!) :)

Sweet little Gavin joined the world 4 weeks before his expected due date and weighed just under 4lbs. Typically the best time to photograph newborns is when they are 4-14 days new. However, since Gavin didn’t leave the NICU until much later, he came for his session today at 6-weeks new and did GREAT! Definitely gave me a good challenge at getting him to sleep. But between Mommy and I, WE WON! :)

Here’s a sneak peek from his session. Enjoy!

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Christina & Ryan ~ Engaged {Seattle, WA Wedding Photographer}

June 29th, 2011

I have been SO excited for Ryan & Christina’s engagement session and had an absolute blast with them on Monday! I have known Christina and her family for 20+ years and had the fun privilege and honor of photographing her CD Cover little over a year ago. Then when Christina & Ryan asked me to [...]

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I have been SO excited for Ryan & Christina’s engagement session and had an absolute blast with them on Monday! I have known Christina and her family for 20+ years and had the fun privilege and honor of photographing her CD Cover little over a year ago. Then when Christina & Ryan asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was ECSTATIC! Not to mention, I had known a little secret since April, and couldn’t WAIT until everything was “officially official.” ;)

I don’t know if these two could be anymore in-love or anymore perfect for each other! They were absolutely adorable to listen to during the session too. I think I heard “Babe” or “Baby” at least 30 times in the first hour. I loved it! They make me smile!

Here’s a sneak peek from their Engagement Session. ENJOY!!!

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Mr. Austin ~ Birthday Portraits {Monroe, WA Children Photographer}

June 28th, 2011

I love photographing kids! They are so much fun and absolutely LOVE having their picture taken, believe it or not! Yesterday, even while it was sprinkling outside, I met up with Austin and his siblings for his 9-year birthday portraits! I first photographed Austin’s family 4 years ago and have been photographing the kid’s birthday [...]

 

I love photographing kids! They are so much fun and absolutely LOVE having their picture taken, believe it or not!

Yesterday, even while it was sprinkling outside, I met up with Austin and his siblings for his 9-year birthday portraits! I first photographed Austin’s family 4 years ago and have been photographing the kid’s birthday portraits ever since. It is SUCH a blast for me to do this year after year because they are all SO excited when it is their day!

Austin,
I hope you have a SUPER DUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY and had a BLAST seeing Cars 2!!! You’ll have to tell me all about it!! =) I hope you enjoy your sneak peek from your birthday session. Enjoy!!
Michelle

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Jer-Bear ~ 8 months {Maple Valley, WA Baby Photographer}

June 27th, 2011

This sweet little munchkin and his mommy came to our home studio yesterday dressed to the nines for his 8-month session! Loved his little tux! He is such a sweet little thing and was on the move! Thankfully, my basket obsession helped keep him where we needed him! =) Here’s a sneak peek from his session! Enjoy! {please do [...]


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This sweet little munchkin and his mommy came to our home studio yesterday dressed to the nines for his 8-month session! Loved his little tux! He is such a sweet little thing and was on the move! Thankfully, my basket obsession helped keep him where we needed him! =) Here’s a sneak peek from his session! Enjoy!

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Sweet Love ~ Engagement Session {Lake Stevens, WA Wedding Photographer}

June 25th, 2011

I absolutely love weddings. There is so much excitement and anticipation that surrounds this incredible day and so many details that take place. I am one of those who loves hearing all about the details. Go figure, right? =) I love to hear how my couples meet, how he proposed, what her dress looks like, [...]

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I absolutely love weddings. There is so much excitement and anticipation that surrounds this incredible day and so many details that take place. I am one of those who loves hearing all about the details. Go figure, right? =) I love to hear how my couples meet, how he proposed, what her dress looks like, etc. etc. I also love hearing how so many of my clients are connected.

I first met Alicia briefly in passing while photographing her cousin’s wedding almost a year ago. And now, here we are, gearing up for her incredible day!

I was SOOOOOO happy when I checked the weather report to see that the sun was FINALLY going to burst through the clouds (and what felt like an eternity of rainy days) and provide us with incredible morning light for their engagement session. We drove all over the valley from Monroe to Carnation for their session. Here’s a sneak peek from today. Enjoy!! =)

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What to Wear ~ Couples {Seattle Eastside Wedding Photographer}

June 22nd, 2011

I love Engagement Sessions. They are a great way for me to get to know my Bride & Grooms behind the camera before their wedding day as well as a fun way for them to let lose and have amongst the busy planning. Like any portrait session, there is no need to be “matcy-matchy.” However, [...]

 

I love Engagement Sessions. They are a great way for me to get to know my Bride & Grooms behind the camera before their wedding day as well as a fun way for them to let lose and have amongst the busy planning.

Like any portrait session, there is no need to be “matcy-matchy.” However, what IS important, particularly with an Engagement Session, is to take what you are wearing for your session up a notch. Guys, that means “dressing up” a little outside of the lounge wear of shorts and T-shirts. And Ladies, this is your opportunity to be cute-n-sassy as if you’re headed out for a night on the town.

Make sure to keep a color pallete in mind (see ideas below) when pulling your outfits together so you look coordinated, yet not “matchy-matchy.” And most of all, HAVE FUN with this!!! =)

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SUMMER IS HERE!!!! {Snohomish Maternity, Newborn, Wedding Photographer}

June 21st, 2011

If you live in the Puget Sound {Seattle} area, you are most likely rejoicing with me on this FANTASTIC sunshiny day! And what better way to welcome the first day of summer than being able to see this great big fireball in the sky!!! I am LOVING it! Got my new “Beach Days” T-Shirt and [...]


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If you live in the Puget Sound {Seattle} area, you are most likely rejoicing with me on this FANTASTIC sunshiny day! And what better way to welcome the first day of summer than being able to see this great big fireball in the sky!!! I am LOVING it! Got my new “Beach Days” T-Shirt and new sandals on!

I hope you all have some fun relaxing days ahead! HAPPY 1st DAY OF SUMMER!!!

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What to Wear ~ Summer Sessions {Seattle Eastside Photographer}

June 20th, 2011

You’ve booked your session, and now the hard part begins… putting the wardrobes together! The first thing everyone thinks is  for their images to look good, everyone has to all look the same. I.e. same color top and same color bottom. The guides below are to show that with a simple color palette, everyone can still retain [...]

 

You’ve booked your session, and now the hard part begins… putting the wardrobes together! The first thing everyone thinks is  for their images to look good, everyone has to all look the same. I.e. same color top and same color bottom.

The guides below are to show that with a simple color palette, everyone can still retain their own personal sense of style, yet look coordinated and put together.

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My Dad… {Happy Father’s Day}

June 19th, 2011

Man of God ~ Christ Follow ~ Believer Man of Integrity Courageous Strong Real Softy Example Freely Gives Leader World Changer My Dad Happy Father’s Day!


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Man of God ~ Christ Follow ~ Believer
Man of Integrity
Courageous
Strong
Real
Softy :)
Example
Freely Gives
Leader
World Changer

My Dad

Happy Father’s Day!

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Sweet Ella ~ 6 Months {Lake Stevens, WA Baby Photographer}

June 18th, 2011

Sweet little Ella just recently joined our Tiny Toes ~ Baby’s First Year Plan, which I am really excited about because she is one adorable little girl! Since the rain had finally stopped, we were able to head outdoors for her 6 month session. I am so ready for summer to arrive and enjoy WEEKS of [...]


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Sweet little Ella just recently joined our Tiny Toes ~ Baby’s First Year Plan, which I am really excited about because she is one adorable little girl!

Since the rain had finally stopped, we were able to head outdoors for her 6 month session. I am so ready for summer to arrive and enjoy WEEKS of sunshine. =) Thankfully, we had a little preview of what is hopefully coming our way soon. Here’s a sneak peek from Miss Ella’s session. Enjoy!