So my friends just keep having babies lately :-) Which means I get to take lots of baby photos! Here are a few from Emily’s at-home newborn photography session in Snoqualmie. I am so happy for my friends (who are first-time parents), Emily is a such a doll.
Dagny and Brez got married at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, just east of Seattle, on a warm afternoon in September. Before doing their first look, the pair chose to read letters that they had written to each other and exchanged earlier in the day. It was a wonderful way to make the moments leading up to the ceremony more intimate and personal as they chose to spend the time together instead of in separate rooms. Their ceremony was held indoors in a large wood barn decorated with strung up lights, candles on every surface and baby’s breath tied to the chairs. Their reception was held in an adjacent barn and was full of laughter, good beer and a taco bar.
Congrats Dagny & Brez!
Back in November, I had the opportunity to visit my good friend in Canada (see her family photos here!). While I was there I also got to photograph these two lovely people, Isla and Jon. It started to snow just as we headed out to Lakeside Park in Oakville, Ontario and I couldn’t have been more excited. Who doesn’t want to photograph a beautiful, happy couple bundled up with winter coats and snowflakes in their hair? I really love the cozy, snuggly, happy feeling that I get from looking at these images. Isla and Jon’s stellar style and big smiles help a lot too :-) But don’t let them fool you, it was VERY cold out there. I would tell you how cold but it was listed in degrees Celsius and my Canadian to American conversions are not always successful…
When the Sherrard family reached out to me and asked if I was up for taking some family photos of them with their 5-month-old black lab puppy I, of course, said yes. And then I got very excited. Anyone who knows me knows that I love dogs of all sorts, most especially big family dogs such as labs and golden retrievers. So that was how I found myself at Magnuson Park on a sunny December morning running around in the park next to Lake Washington with this wonderful family and their new furry baby. Taking posed, structured photographs of a group of people and a dog can actually be very complicated, as the dog wants to look at his owner and is throughly confused by the person (me) standing 20 feet away calling his name but not wanting him to run over. Looking at it through the dog’s eyes, it does seem very silly. But that is why most of the photo session I let the Sherrard’s walk, run and play with him so that we could capture the true essence of his wild, happy, 5-month-old puppy brain. Enjoy!
Back in the fall, I had the opportunity to spend a chunk of time with some very good friends at their home in Canada. Their baby girl Sadie had just turned two-months-old and I of course wanted to photograph her. We also made sure to include Tucker (the family’s black lab) in some of the family photos so that he did not feel left out. Photographing Sadie at two-months-old was actually much different than the typical newborn photography sessions that I normally do in regards to her personality and alertness. Except when she was sleeping of course :-)