Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Before & After {Port Orchard, WA Family Photographer}

Where do I even begin.  Lots has changed for me in the past few weeks.  The biggest change has been our families decision to move to Bainbridge Island, WA.  It has always been a dream of ours to move there someday, and that someday is March 18th!  If you aren't from the Seattle area Bainbridge is a small community of about 22,000 people, and is located directly across the sound from down town Seattle.  The significance of this being that my husbands commute will be more than cut in half.  Our boys will have the opportunity of attending one of the best schools that our state has to offer, and I will only be 35 minutes from my family, friends and clients.

I plan on traveling back to Port Orchard for visits and photo sessions often.  So I hope none of you will start searching for a new photographer anytime soon!  Seriously though, I will come back for you :)!

Now, for the reason you all come here. And by the way I checked my blog stats and I get on average 40 visitors per day, and I am so curious as to who you all are.  Its quite possible that it is just my Mom checking me out, but if you are a follower of my blog and we have never met I would love for you to introduce yourself!  Please, it would be really fun to get to know all of you.

Ok, so I have to tell you a little back story about this family.  Back in November I was contacted through my website, by a couple that wanted to purchase a session for a very special family who had helped them out in a time of need.  They wanted to do something special for them to show them how much they appreciated their kindness.  They decided on getting them a photography session.  So right away I knew these were very special people!

I will admit I was a bit nervous about photographing a family of seven and their dog Chloe.  Especially because it was quite cold and windy, but I couldn't have asked for better models.  They all did a fabulous job, and we caught some of my personal favorites to date.  And this session only took about 45 minutes by the time it was all said and done.  We work quick when it is cold :)!  So I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do.

I also have never done this before, but I thought it would be fun to post a SOOC shot (straight out of camera) next to a final edit, so you could see the difference.

Final Edit
Final Edit

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Precious {Maternity Photographer, Washington State}

I think we all have a moment in our life when everything that is important comes screaming into perspective.

This past week has been one of those times for me.  I have always known what was truly important, but right now I feel it on a much deeper level.  I don't need to tell all of you how precious your children are, to hold on to them tight, or to tell them a 100 times a day that you love them.  But I will say it anyways, there is nothing more precious than our little miracles.

And this little miracle is no exception.  You can feel how excited and over joyed they are to welcome their second child into this world in just a few short weeks.  Meet one lucky baby still safe and warm in his Mama's tummy.