Baby Gabriel Best Thing Ever: An Adoption Story and Newborn Photos | Seattle Newborn Photography

This is one of the most meaningful newborn sessions I have ever had the privilege to photograph, but let me back up. Katie and I went to college together in Switzerland. It turns out we were actually next door neighbors in our first dorms, but we weren’t close at school. We had friends in common and our school was microscopic, so we knew each other, but it wasn’t until years after that we really connected. Katie started blogging in the early days of fashion and interior blogs and then started Matchbook Magazine with another college friend and through blogging, a love of design and antiques, and both being more than slightly neurotic we became long distance friends.

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Newborn Session: Preparing and Loving Your House for Photos | Seattle Newborn Photographer

First things first- your house does not need to perfect to have your family photos at home. You do not need pristine white walls, a large space, or an incredibly styled space. Your house is already perfect because it is your home. I mean that! However, there are a couple of things you can do just to put yourself at ease and ensure that your images look incredible!

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Baby Ezra's Three Month Session at Home | Seattle Family Photographer

“Chelsea! I just got our photos! I am in tears. I’ve never really seen myself as a mama until seeing these pictures. You captured us beautifully! I will cherish these pictures more than you know.”

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Newborn Session: What Should Mom Wear?

Your body after a baby is such a foreign thing. Even if you wait to do pictures until a month or so after your baby is born, chances are your body will still be very different from your body before you had a baby. I’m talking about achey boobs, pain sitting, and just feeling overall a tiny bit more like a zombie than a human.

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Mother, Child, and Big Love

Sometimes I think about how much I love Rufus. I think about how the sound of his cry makes me shoot out of bed and go running down the hallway. I think about how much I ached and yearned for him when I thought he might not be at all. I think about how a giggle from him, the arch of an eyebrow, can undo me completely

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