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The Adorable Family | Fall Session | Tacoma Photographer

I just loved this session with the Adorable Family! Okay, that’s not really their last name, but I have dubbed them as such for the duration of this blog post because, well… just see for yourself!
I first met them when we did little Gaby’s newborn session a while back, and have loved meeting up with them for their annual family photos ever since.

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Happy 1st Birthday, Aurora! | Tacoma Photographer

I cannot believe that little Miss Aurora is already a whole year old!! It’s been such an honor and so much fun to photograph her and watch her grow up in this first year of her life! Here’s one photo from each of the past year’s sessions: maternity, newborn, 6 month, and 1 first birthday! : )
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How fun to look back on her first year! At Aurora’s first birthday session, her parents presented her with her birthday gift. This was her first time seeing it and her reaction was priceless!! They gave her a custom-made Patatine doll with every feature hand designed and significant to Aurora’s life. Watching how much this sweet one year old appreciated the doll was beautiful to see!
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Then we got the party started with Aurora’s cake smash session!! Her mom and dad MADE THIS cake! AND this was their first time doing so! Came out pretty darn incredibly! Aurora’s nursery colors and theme are peacock and they’re her mom’s favorite so it was incorporated into her session! I love this first shot of Aurora sneaking a peek at me while her mom was getting her dressed :) JP Photography (13).jpg

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Happy first birthday Aurora!!!


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Happy Half Birthday, Evelyn!

Little Miss Evelyn is 6 months old now! I’ve loved photographing her every 3 months and watching her grow! Her 6 Month Session was my favorite so far. It was just such a happy, sunny and fun day! Happy half birthday, little one! :) JP Photography (9).jpg

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A Family For Every Child, WA State // Volunteer Photographer

I have been trying to figure out for a while now the best way to combine my passions for photography and helping others. I’ve donated plenty of sessions in the past, but aside from giving away free photos it doesn’t really feel like it helps anyone. Well, I am very excited to say that I have found a way to do this that seems to be my perfect fit for helping others through photography. Actually… I have found and started doing this in three totally different ways, but for now I am only going to tell you about one ;)

And here’s a really dorky action shot of me doing my thing  :)

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If you haven’t heard of A Family For Every Child, check them out! They are a non-profit serving Washington and Oregon. Their mission is to find loving adoptable homes for children waiting in foster care. They have volunteer opportunities nationwide which is a huge support in doing all the great work that they do.

Last week I had the opportunity to be a volunteer photographer with them!  The Heart Gallery  is their program that works with professional photographers to take photos of children that are waiting to be adopted. These photos will be used on website, fliers, and bios about them to show them in a positive light and illustrate a little glimpse into their personality.

I love to make these sessions into a fun activity and capture them being themselves. It was great to spend some time with David last week, learn about his interests and get some fun photos! Click here: to check out David’s bio including some photos from our session! David is a friendly and easy-going guy, we had a great time!

I’m so happy to have connected with A Family For Every Child and am excited for next time!

jp photography tacoma photoThis post published with permission from A Family For Every Child.


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Evelyn 3 Month Session – Tacoma Baby Photographer

I recently got to play with sweet baby Evelyn for her 3 Month Session! It was great to see her and her mom again. I always enjoy spending time with this family. Evelyn has been dealing with some colic the past couple months, but her parents are so super patient and sweet with her. She is one lucky little girl. She wasn’t having the best day on the date of our session, but you’d never know by all the sweet little smiles we got out of her. It was so fun to make her smile :)
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I had the opportunity to do Evelyn’s Newborn Session when she was just 7 days new. We thought it would be fun to use one of the same wraps from her Newborn Session to show a comparison in how much she’s already changing and growing! What a beauty! Tacoma Newborn Photographer

And my favorite photo of little Evelyn from our session… Tacoma Newborn Photographer

I can’t wait until your 6 Month Session miss Evelyn! It’s so fun watching you grow into a beautiful little girl :)


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Happy 1st Birthday! // Tacoma Cake Smash Session

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a super sweet little one-year-old guy! He came to visit me for his first birthday photos, and boy oh boy did we have a fun time! :) He has the brightest baby blues and beautiful full eyelashes!!

We started off our session exploring a little outside. He recently mastered his clapping skills and was happy to show them off to me during our session. What a happy smiley little man!

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I just love that baby curiosity. It’s so fun to watch them learn about the world.

 

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What a fine looking family!

 

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On to the party!! What better way to celebrate your first birthday than with a special cake all to yourself?!

 

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I love the subtle smile in this next one as he looks down at his cake :)

 

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Sharing with Mommy.

 

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Sometimes you gotta get your feet into it :)
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All the sweet sticky details!!

 

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Thanks so much for sharing your first birthday with me, Mason!