Seattle Family Photographer ~ Baby Got Back

Just after Christmas I saw one of my favorite families.  They had just welcomed sweet baby Charlotte into the world and they wanted some newborn pictures of her.  Caroline joked that Caroline looks so much like her older sister Elina that they could have just put up some of HER newborn pictures.  Ha!  They really do look alike!

While baby Charlotte was getting changed Elina and her little brother Nathaniel were jumping on the bed.  Nathaniel was a bit hard to understand because he is just two.  He kept talking about shaking his butt.  When I really listened to what he was saying a light bulb went off in my head.  I looked over at Caroline and asked ‘Is he singing Baby Got Back?!?’  Caroline nodded with an embarrassed grin on her face.  If I didn’t love this family before I sure did NOW!  Hilarious!

Miss Charlotte is a third baby so she typically is a good sleeper and is great at hanging out in the family hub bub.  As often happens on picture day, she was WIDE awake.  I wonder if it was too quiet after we sent Alex off to Starbucks with Elina and Nathaniel?  I wonder if she should have had some Sir Mix A Lot playing the background to make her feel at home?

No matter!  We got some very cute pictures of this sweet girl.  Here are my favorites…

 

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Miss Leighton likes to take her sweet time.  She was perfectly happy in her Mama’s tummy so she went well more than a week past her due date.  Then when they gave her a nice gentle eviction notice she STILL took two days to make her grand entrance into this world.

So, with all this in mind it should have come as no surprise that this sweet baby girl took her time falling asleep for us.  You might think that this would have made my morning harder but in stead it just made it better.  That is because, I had plenty of time to chat with Ryan and Bre and just as much time to snuggle with this little babe.  Ahhh…the perks of my job.  And since this little girlie is my second cousin it was okay to kiss her while I was snuggling her too!

Welcome to the world Leighton Mae!

Here are my favorites…

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Newborn Sweetness

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Last week I met a lovely new family with a sweet new member of their family.  The baby was amazing and let us get all of the shots we wanted.  Because the family wishes to keep those pictures private and off the internet I cannot share any of them with you.  Which is a crying shame because we got so many cute pictures!  Mom is going to have the hardest time picking!

With that in mind I decided to take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of my favorite newborn pictures.  I loved looking through my archives and remembering how some of my favorite clients looked when they were just brand new babes.

Grab a cup of coffee because I had a hard time picking too.  Enjoy!

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Once in a Lifetime

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Sweet baby Pierce has the loveliest disposition.  He was only nine days old when I took these pictures but he was so alert and perfectly happy to hang out in the middle of all the commotion.  Even after we quieted down the studio he STILL didn’t want to miss anything by falling into a nice deep sleep.  (He was happy, but just didn’t really want to sleep much.)  I was worried that his parents, Alice and David, would need to move on with their day but David was adamant – ‘This only happens once in a lifetime.  Take your time.’  That’s a Dad who gets it!

BTW – Look at how great big sister Keira is at holding her brother.  This was her very first time!

Here are my favorites…

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Pictures of Hope – Grayson

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A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook that Kelli was visiting a friend in the Pediatric ICU.  I asked her to message me if she thought they needed to have pictures taken of their sweet baby.

When Kelli emailed me with more details I was shocked.  This was one of MY families.  I had photographed their first baby, Evan, when he was a newborn.  I didn’t even realize this family had moved back to town, never mind having a new baby.  Or having TWINS!

Grayson and Elizabeth were born in December and until a couple of weeks ago they were very healthy.  Unfortunately Grayson fell very ill and ended up in the PICU for over a week.  He has now progressed to the regular medical floor but he has quite a way to go in his recovery so if you would like to add this little guy to your prayers (lots of prayers needed on my blog this week!) he could use them.  He truly is a miracle so I was happy to celebrate that with pictures of him and his sister.

Here are my favorites from this hospital session.  I can hardly wait to do a photo session with the WHOLE family when Grayson gets out of the hospital!

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Easy Peasy

Have I shared with you the challenges of getting young sibling photographs?  Have we talked before about how hard it is to get a four year old and a two year old and a newborn all in one frame?  How it can be really hard to get the older siblings to safely hold the newborn and asking them to smile on top of it is often out of the question?  Well forget I ever said any of that!

Jackson and Grant were so amazing with their baby sister and with each other, AND with me!  That sat right down in my chair and waited patiently for their sister to finish eating.  Waited patiently…they are 2 and 4.  I honestly couldn’t believe it!  These boys were amazing and made my job look easy.  (Okay, so they were done with me by the time we got to the family picture, but that was just the cherry on top!)

Baby Madison takes after her brothers.  She was this sweet little bundle who went right to sleep and let me have my fun.  Here are my favorites…