Port Orchard Family Photography {Manchester State Park}

Manchester State Park was gorgeous on Friday evening!  I love this time of year when all the trees are turning color.  Such a beautiful and colorful backdrop for photos.  The little lady featured below is about to turn 3-years-old and reminded me so much of my youngest daughter!  I love this age - full of wonder and joy.  You can see it in her eyes!  It was such a pleasure getting to work with this family and capture this special time for them! 🍁💕

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Silverdale Family Photography {Clear Creek Trail}

It was so nice meeting this family last weekend!  One of my favorite things to do on a session with young kids is to take a stroll through the woods.  Little ones love it, because they don't feel pressured; it's just a fun family outing and everyone can relax and enjoy themselves!  I love that we have a trail with so many options for photos right in Silverdale.  We started this session on the waterfront in Old Mill Park, walked part of Clear Creek Trail, then hopped in our cars and went to another part of the trail a little farther north.  It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning and the adorable little guy featured below was all smiles during the session.  A photographer couldn't ask for more! 🍁💛

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Where the faeries are... {Kitsap Family Photography}

Where are the fairies? Where can we find them?
We've seen the fairy rings, they leave behind them when they have danced all night,
Where do they go? Lark, in the sky above, Say, do you know?
It is a secret, no one is telling.
Why, in your garden, surely their dwelling!
No need for journeying, Seeking afar:
Where there are flowers, there fairies are!"
--Cicely Mary Barker

I am so excited to share images from this very magical photo session!  So much love and imagination went into making this session a reality!  My beautiful client and her daughter dreamed of being faeries in the woods, so I set about creating by hand some whimsical fairy wings just for this shoot.  Combining three of my passions - photography, theater, and textile design - this was truly the most inspirational project!  I cannot wait to do more fantasy photography and collaborate with other artists and clients to create fantastic custom costuming combined with gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery and make more fairytale dreams come true!!  A mermaid tail is already in the works and I'd love to do some shoots that involve animals - horses maybe?  (Read: unicorn) or possibly collaborate with some wildlife preserves to do some fantasy shoots that feature and promote activism that benefits wild and/or endangered local species???

But back to my faeries...these photos took place just a week before this sweet little fae child starts Kindergarten.  A lovely photoshoot to document those sweet, tender moments between mother and daughter and the transition from toddlerhood to childhood.  I am so happy I could capture the magic of this day, for this enchanting duo.  Enjoy.

XO,

Heather