It’s a real treat to work with Seattle families who totally “get” my approach, philosophy, and style of photography. These are also the types of families who most resonate with my thoughts & approach to parenting. They are juggling a busy work-life balance yet know the importance of holding on to the little everyday moments which are oh so fleeting. I knew these were “my people” when I arrived at their home early one weekend morning, and their son was dressed in his homemade cape and crown, and mom didn’t even bat an eye nor did she try to get him to take it off. In fact, he wore the cape and crown for the *entire* session, aside for the 5 minutes that we took to take an everyone-looking-at-the-camera photo!
We spent the day doing what they love to do on the weekends: make pumpkin waffles and eat together at home, play with trains and read books a bit at home, before heading off on an adventure outside. I love how documentary sessions allow families to slow down, do their favorite everyday things that are so much a part of their days. These things change so quickly that it’s so nice to record the little details.
After a relaxing morning at home, we headed to Carkeek Park, one of their favorite parks in Seattle (also one of mine!) for its train-spotting and beach combing. We had some beautiful morning light on the beach, and the kids wandered around and skipped rocks on the water.
This photo above is super funny to me, as it shows mom holding both kids while dad stretches his arms free. Sometimes the kids just want mama, and for now, they are little enough for mom to carry them both at once. Since this won’t always be the case, I thought it was important to make a photo of how strong she is right now. After wandering around the park, they enjoyed a picnic lunch in the grass, then we headed home for baby girl’s nap.
That crib…it’ll be gone before you know it. I know it felt like a flash to me.
Check out their video slideshow here:
Here’s what mom had to say when her session was all said and done:
We loved our photo session and the photos we received! Carrie was so easy to work with (preparing us for what to expect in advance) and easy to spend the day with. Our pictures are AMAZING. The video was such a lovely documentary of our lives, I watched it over and over and then shared it with everyone that I could. I love that the photo album was included – it means that instead of a pile of photos and good intentions, I have a wonderful book of memories all ready to look at with the kids. I know we will look at these photos again and again as the kids get older – these photos feel like a time capsule, bringing us right back to that day.
If you’d like me to create your very own time capsule of your here and now, contact me to chat! I’m fully booked for September 2017, with my next availability in October. Since the weather can be quite unpredictable and sometimes downright crappy in November, and most people choose to have at least a part of their session outdoors, I’d suggest October. I take the month of December to spend with my family so will only be taking newborn sessions for December.