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Dream | Create | Shoot

September 19th, 2014

|| FREEDOM TO CREATE || As a photographer I constantly find myself in a cycle of needing to create. Without any rules. Without anyone telling me what they want. But just to create and play. In these moments I feel like I can breath. They allow me to explore and try things that I might [...]

 

|| FREEDOM TO CREATE ||

As a photographer I constantly find myself in a cycle of needing to create. Without any rules. Without anyone telling me what they want. But just to create and play.

In these moments I feel like I can breath. They allow me to explore and try things that I might not otherwise do with a client. I can play with my editing, play with posing, play with makeup…

I have only done a handful of personal projects over the past 7 years I have been shooting professionally. I have always desired to do more, but have never made an effort to create the time and space for them. Until now… I have decided that this year (and coming year) will be the year to dream, create, and shoot personal projects that will allow me to push myself to a new artistic level. And that excites me!

As artists and specifically photographers, I truly believe that we need to do this. We need this outlet. I have found with the handful of personal projects I have done in the past has enabled me produce even more stunning and artful portraits for my clients. Out of these personal projects produces new ideas and stretches my skills as a photographer on many levels.

One of the areas that I am beginning to venture in is in the art of makeup. I have always been fascinated with makeup artists and decided to give my hand a try at it for my personal projects. For this session I wanted to play with the beautiful summer light we were having. So I called up my daughter’s babysitter and asked her if she wanted to model for me. :) We had a blast! I had the opportunity to try my hand at makeup artistry and was really pleased with the end result. I hope you enjoy this little sneak peak into one of my creative shoots! Enjoy!

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August 6th, 2014

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My Own Turns FIVE!

April 7th, 2014

Five years ago on April 5th my amazing daughter was born. She changed my world in the most awesome of ways. I am so blessed to have her as my daughter and canNOT believe that she is already FIVE. It is unreal how fast the time has gone by. I love watching her become such [...]


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Five years ago on April 5th my amazing daughter was born. She changed my world in the most awesome of ways. I am so blessed to have her as my daughter and canNOT believe that she is already FIVE. It is unreal how fast the time has gone by. I love watching her become such a sweet and beautiful little girl. I am forever grateful to be her mommy…

This year she requested to have a FROZEN Birthday Party (like every other young child out there right now ~ thank you Disney :) ) And I was all for it! She has SO much fun and loved being Elsa. There were so many giggles and smiles. We painted princess masks, play pin the carrot on Olaf, and yummy cake! Thank you to everyone who came and made her day so special!

 

Brooklynn,

I’m still in a little shock that you are five years old already. God has truly blessed us with such an amazing little girl. My prayer for you (and always has been) that God will guide you and use you in ways that will rock the world. That you will pursue your dreams and follow your heart. That you will continue to love God and grow to know Him more deeply. Daddy & Mommy love you beyond words and are forever thankful that you are our daughter. You are a blessing from above!

Love,
Mommy

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Sweet Audrey | Kirkland WA Newborn Photographer

April 4th, 2014

It is always a privilege and honor whenever anyone asks me to photograph their sweet newborns. I do not take this for granted. And even more so when another newborn photographer invites me to capture their little one! So fun! Here’s a sneak peek of this sweet and simple session! all images copyright protected and [...]


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It is always a privilege and honor whenever anyone asks me to photograph their sweet newborns. I do not take this for granted. And even more so when another newborn photographer invites me to capture their little one! So fun! Here’s a sneak peek of this sweet and simple session!

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Sweet Violet 6 Months || Redmond WA Baby Photographer

March 31st, 2014

I can’t believe this sweet baby is 6 months already. She is such a stunning and sweet baby girl! Absolutely loved capturing her 6 months portraits! Here’s a little sneak peek! all images copyright protected and property of {michelle newell} photography please do not copy | save | alter from blog in any way feel [...]


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I can’t believe this sweet baby is 6 months already. She is such a stunning and sweet baby girl! Absolutely loved capturing her 6 months portraits! Here’s a little sneak peek!

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The Art of Newborn Portrait Photography || Newborn Guide

March 29th, 2014

It has been a long time coming… But I am SOOOOO excited to announce that we will be releasing our SECOND guide to newborn photography this MAY!!! This guide if filled to the brim with every detail I can muster up on how we go about smooth and safe newborn sessions. This guide will be [...]


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It has been a long time coming… But I am SOOOOO excited to announce that we will be releasing our SECOND guide to newborn photography this MAY!!! This guide if filled to the brim with every detail I can muster up on how we go about smooth and safe newborn sessions.

This guide will be available as a digital download OR 8.5 x 11 magazine for your coffee table or studio.

Stay tuned for the release date here: www.michellenewellphotography.bigcartel.com

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May 24th Newborn Photography Workshop || Monroe, WA

March 29th, 2014

As photographers, we all start somewhere… My journey started before my daughter was born in Wedding and Family Photography and then shifted after she was born. I engulfed myself into everything “newborn” surrounding photography and was hungry and passionate to learn how to pose these wee ones safely and efficiently. I love the challenge that [...]


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As photographers, we all start somewhere… My journey started before my daughter was born in Wedding and Family Photography and then shifted after she was born. I engulfed myself into everything “newborn” surrounding photography and was hungry and passionate to learn how to pose these wee ones safely and efficiently. I love the challenge that surrounds photographing newborns and yet using simplicity to capture these babes in the safest way possible.

In 2011 I wrote my first Baby Safe Newborn Posing Guide and launched our Baby Safe Photography website that has helped educate newborn photographers around the world on the importance of safety. I love seeing how it has impacted photographers lives in providing them with confidence to photograph newborns with safety as their #1 goal. We also use this website to feature other photographers who have joined the bandwagon in teaching on safety, which I love. Along with our website I have also had the wonderful opportunity of being featured on multiple websites that have also helped further our efforts in teaching on Newborn Photography. This passion to teach on newborn safety has also opened up speaking opportunities both locally and nationally. We also will be releasing our SECOND Newborn Guide this May of which all  of our attendees will be receiving a FREE digital download copy of!!

I love teaching, and over these past 7 years have had the wonderful opportunity of teaching numerous photographers in our private 1:1 Mentoring Sessions. It has been so great to meet so many photographers who have traveled from as far as Boston Massachusetts to local Seattle photographers. And I am excited to announce that this year we are launching Newborn Workshops which will provide small class opportunities to start building {safe} posing skills and techniques that will help continue {or start} the journey as a newborn photographer.

During the Workshop with me, you will learn everything from the basics of proper lighting {using a soft box and natural light}, composition, newborn soothing, to safely posing newborns as well as build your portfolio. Limited spaces available.

Newborn Workshop with up to 3 models | The White Space Studio in Monroe, WA (*approximately 30 minutes from Seattle, WA)

2013 Tuition Rates: $995 USD per person

*1:1 Mentoring also  available please click here for details

Attendees: limited to 4 photographers

Registration: $395 USD retainer to reserve your spot and is NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining balance is due 1-week (7 days) prior to the workshop date.

Date: October 26, 2013 Time: 9am – 4:30pm

What’s Included:

Michelle Newell Photography’s Newborn Guide & Newborn Session – What to Expect Client Guide PSD files.
Michelle Newell Photography’s Skin Smoothing Action
Workshop Outline & Newborn Posing Idea Book PDF

Lunch & Snacks also provided

What You Need:

It is recommended that you own a DSLR and know your camera. It is also assumed that you are comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. Michelle will briefly go over settings and how she goes about exposing an image for color and black & white. However, please note that this is not a course on learning the functions of a camera.

What to Bring:

50mm prime lens (24-70mm lenses also work well). Michelle primarily shoots with a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens for all newborn sessions.

A macro lens – Michelle uses a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro

If you have any questions please e-mail at info@michellenewellphotography.com


 

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Newborn Twins | Seattle’s Premier Newborn Photgorapher

March 18th, 2014

To say that I fell in-love with photographing these 6 day new twins would be an understatement. They were absolutely incredible to work with and slept like little rock stars, barely making a peep their entire session. Not to mention, their mommy and daddy are the sweetest and kindest people, full of love with amazing [...]


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To say that I fell in-love with photographing these 6 day new twins would be an understatement. They were absolutely incredible to work with and slept like little rock stars, barely making a peep their entire session. Not to mention, their mommy and daddy are the sweetest and kindest people, full of love with amazing hearts. It was truly a blessing and an honor to capture these beauties!

Here’s a sneak peek from their amazing session! Enjoy!

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Just for Kids Mini Sessions | Redmond WA Photographer

March 12th, 2014

What a great time we had during our February Kids Mini Sessions! It was so fun photographing all of these little ones! all images copyright protected and property of {michelle newell} photography please do not copy | save | alter from blog in any way feel free to pin to pinterest follow me on facebook [...]


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What a great time we had during our February Kids Mini Sessions! It was so fun photographing all of these little ones!

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Help Portrait Dec 7th

November 20th, 2013

I am SO excited to join an amazing group of local photographers who will be giving of their time and talent to Help-Portrait! This is an awesome non-profit organization that provides individuals and families with FREE portraits that they may otherwise not be able to afford. If you have been putting off family portraits for [...]


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I am SO excited to join an amazing group of local photographers who will be giving of their time and talent to Help-Portrait! This is an awesome non-profit organization that provides individuals and families with FREE portraits that they may otherwise not be able to afford. If you have been putting off family portraits for far too long, this is your opportunity to have them done!

Help Portrait Sky-Valley will be held at Mountainview Christian Fellowship at 211 6th St, Sultan, WA 98294 from 10-3pm on Saturday Dec 7th. Ladies we will even have a hair and make-up artist available!! There will also be an open espresso bar and goodies for all! Come by for a day of pampering, fun and a beautiful holiday portraits! I hope to see you there!