Documentary Family Photography_West Seattle

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What will you remember about your life? Will it be the house with the big backyard where you had tea with mom or picked a poppy for dad? Family photography comes in all types, but I encourage you to consider documenting your real life. It can be at your home, but I can also tag along with you for a day at the beach, a trip to the tulip fields or a pumpkin patch.

Seattle Family Portraits

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This is just a snippet of what we were able to capture during our 3-hour in-home session. I arrived just as beautiful Miya was awaking from her nap, so she’d be fresh for our session. With twins on the way we decided to do the session early in Olivia’s pregnancy. I couldn’t have asked for a better set of folks to team up with to create a document of love, family style! Thanks Van, Olivia and Miya!

Seattle Family Photography

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Last Fall, I had the privilege to photograph another photographer’s family. This is a big honor (and alittle nerve wracking! -:)). They chose an extended family session which comprised in-home documentary and then some outdoor photojournalism and portraits at Seattle’s Discovery Park as the sun was setting. ¬†Thanks for a great session Nicole, Mike and Leo!

Seattle Documentary Family Photography

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I photographed Geneva as a newborn and had the privilege of photographing her again last week at 13 months in her home on Queen Anne in Seattle in one of my favorite types of family photography sessions, documentary. Sure, there was a portrait or two in there, but mainly I photograph as life with a toddler unfolds-waking up from a nap, testing out the potty, playing with dad, learning to walk and eating the healthy green stuff mom makes! The three-hour session produced over a hundred “keepers” that I hope the family with cherish forever.

Seattle Child Photography

Carter is a very active two-year-old. It may look like he is standing still, but I can assure you, he was not! My photojournalism background comes in very handy when following children running around in their environment. Carter was photographed on-location in his West Seattle home. What a blast! I also photographed him jumping on his parents bed, running around naked (what a tush! -:)) and his quiet moods too. But we’ve save those for his parents. I love documenting children as they really are. Meryl