Growing like weeds {Children session, Auburn Photographer}

When I first photographed the “B” family’s second child she was just around 16 weeks old. I feel like I have been there for each moment of her growth; 9 month, one year, and now today almost 2 years old. When Little Miss “A” exited the car I was so delighted to see her now walking and have a full head of long blonde hair. There was a moment during our shoot when I was posing her with her brother, now a handsome young man about to enter the first grade in the fall, where I thought WOW this is the little boy who not that long ago I had hold a small little baby. It literally felt like yesterday. But we all know it’s not – kids grow so fast and I love being able to capture these milestones and growth for families. Here are a few of my favorite little kids – growing like weeds.:)

Leaving on a jet plane {family session, Auburn Photographer}

When the “H” family contacted me for a session a few weeks back I was booked SOLID. With back to back clients, my daughter’s birthday, and mother’s day on my calendar, I honestly didn’t have a moment to breathe little lone take on one more session. However, the story warmed my heart and I had to at least try to find time for this Mom. Dad would be deploying soon overseas and not to return for almost a year. How could I say no to this Air Force Father of 3 and his beautiful wife? Not possible. My goal was to create photos in honor of Dad and the pride his children have for him and his career. Our fathers are often our personal heroes, but our military vets are our country heroes. Good luck Dad – may you stay safe and return home soon.


May the force be with you Baby “M” {newborn session; Bonney Lake Photographer}

Babies, Babies, Babies. Feels like I have done a lot of little ones so far this year. My latest session was my youngest of 2012 thus far. Sweet 4 days new – Mr. “M” was as perfect as they come. Gosh he made me laugh how he so politely fought me  to fall asleep. Our first 25 minutes he just laid on my bean bag with pure exhaust in his eyes. No tears, No crying – just a silent barely peak of his eyes. Down then up, down then up. I whisper softly to him – “I’m going to win.” As I do with all my little newbies.:)I imagine he was saying, “lady who the heck are you and why are you throwing these hats on my head.”  Then finally success – he was out. Dad being a Star Wars fan brought a few items from home to add some personalization to the shoot, which I love.  Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

Congrats to the family!

Mr. Baby G {newborn session, Enumclaw Photographer}

Been a while since I have blogged, but even longer since I got to work with a newborn. Sweet Mr. G arrived to the world just 10 days prior to these photographs. I’ve been able to work with this great family a few times now, first meeting to do photos of their toddler son over a year ago, then for their amazing maternity shoot,  to today’s newborn session. I warms my heart when people and clients  say to me, “Angie you’re amazing.” But honestly what is amazing is when people welcome me into their homes, lives, and most intimate moments. To be able to capture special once in a lifetime moments for them to hold onto always. You will never get the moment when you bring home new baby back, when they graduate school, or when you give them away on their wedding day. But you will always have that photo. Many congrats to the growing family. Thank you for letting me capture the growth of your family for you.



In honor of my Senior clients – your photographer as a Senior

Well its about that time that the 2012 seniors will be graduating and I’ll be welcoming a group of Class of 2013 clients. In honor of my past and present clients I wanted to share with you my moments as a senior from a billion years ago. LOL

The year was 1996 when I graduated from Kentwood High School. I would have described myself as an artsy shy girl who loved things from the 1970′s,  photography (duh), alternative music, snowboarding and was often love crazy over guys who skateboarded or played guitar.:)  I got pretty got good grades, but would often still be bad and skip class to take the bus up to Seattle for some shopping or hanging out.

I had my senior portraits done by Hudson’s - who was THEE senior photographer of the time. I loved my shoot with Bruce, he was so kind and really made me feel like a super model for the day. A hobbyist photographer myself at the time, I swooned over his studio space and imagined how awesome it would be to have a business like him someday. Well many many years later I’m getting closer to that dream. Today, I get to work with young adults and give them that same great confident feeling that Bruce gave me.

This walk down memory lane wouldn’t be complete  without sharing a few of my senior portraits. Get ready for a laugh, here is your photographer at 17……..

Angie  - 1996 (words taken from my senior journal)

My favorite bands: Hole, Beastie Boys, Bush, Babes in Toyland, No Doubt, Rage against the Machine, & Pearl Jam

Favorite class: Photography with Mr Wall (duh)

Hang out: Sharies (auh cheese sticks at midnight)

Clothes: Baby doll dresses, platform shoes and anything 70′s

TV show: Beverly Hills 90210

Movie: Dazed and Confused & Clueless

Fave actor and actress: Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt

Magazine: Rolling Stone & Spin

Favorite places to shop: Hot Topic, Retro Viva (Seattle), Wet Seal

1st Job: 1993-1996 Domino’s Pizza I made $5.80 an hour (Not much less than min wage today – wow that’s sad) After graduation started working at Qualex film company (my first “photography” job)

1st concert: 1996 No Doubt at the Gorge (loved Gwen)

Prom Theme: A night to Remember, Song; “Because you Loved me” GAG!

Price of life: Movie $6.25, Gas $1.40, concert ticket $30.00, pizza $15.00 (free for me cause I worked at the place)

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