Kitsap Family Photography {Scenic Beach State Park}

My last fall family session, right before the holidays!  These guys were such troopers; it was early, it was cold, but we had fun! It was such a joy to work with this family and to take their first family portraits since their youngest was born!  

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Seattle Family Photography {Lake Boren Park}

I had the opportunity to meet another family the day after Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful for all the new clients I've worked with this fall! 🍁 It was a pretty chilly morning in Seattle, but that didn't stop these little girls from having fun on the playground!  

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Kitsap Newborn Photography {Port Orchard}

Here I am falling behind on blogging once again!  It has been a busy fall!  A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful baby girl.  It was such a joy working with this family and I am so happy I was able to create these images to capture the early days with their daughter. 💕

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My "natural" newborn sessions are relaxed sessions conducted in your home, no need to travel to a studio.  I strive to capture the natural interaction of family with their newest member and of course we still take individual portraits of baby and all those sweet, tiny details.  

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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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Kitsap Family Photography and Portraiture {Scenic Beach}

I've been terrible about blogging and keeping up with social media this summer.  I am attempting to get back on the (blogging) horse and post more images of the wonderful families I get to work with! ❤️

We are now solidly into autumn here in the Pacific Northwest.  Which means weather can be iffy, but if it isn't raining it is absolutely GORGEOUS.  I love the crisp air and changing colors and one of my favorite things about the Kitsap Peninsula - almost every location has water, woods, fields, old growth trees, and wildflowers.  You cannot beat the PNW for outdoor photo opportunities! 

I spent a beautiful Saturday morning with the nicest family last week.  Their little boy was such a JOY.  I think he truly enjoyed the photo session and he had the most infectious smile!  We did a mix of traditional portraiture and candid shots for this session.  It was a perfect morning at Scenic Beach.  I hope they will enjoy these portraits as much as I enjoyed making them!

Here is a sneak preview of our session at Scenic Beach in Seabeck, WA.

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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