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Sweet Baby Sam! | Newborn Photos | Tacoma, WA

This little girl is such a sweetie and so super smiley. I absolutely loved doing her newborn session. I think my favorite part though, was seeing her new parents love on her. Samantha is one lucky little girl to be born into such a loving, beautiful family. JP Photography (6).jpg

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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!!!


I LOVE Family Photography Sessions at the Puyallup Fair!

It’s baaaaack! One of my very favorite places to shoot at… The Puyallup Fair! Oh man, there’s so much photography goodness about the fair! It’s a great place to capture kiddos having a blast and being themselves, couples snuggling up all cute and cozy on the ferris wheel, and I love the all the bold colors everywhere for high school senior sessions!

My husband and I went this week and I was quickly reminded of everything I love about shooting there. Here’s a couple quick iphone shots of my husband and I “doing the Puyallup” this week, followed by some professional images from one of my favorite family sessions there last fall.

If you’d like to schedule a session with JP Photography at the fair this year, contact me ASAP!




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Holiday Mini Sessions // Puyallup Family Photographer

My  blog has been a bit lonely lately, as I’ve been busy with a rush of December Newborns and a mix of other fun sessions, but I wanted to be sure and still share some photos of the beautiful couples and families that joined me for our Holiday Mini Sessions! I had the opportunity to work with the SnowShoe Evergreen Christmas Tree farm and the family that owns it this year for our JP Holiday Event!! Their location was so beautiful and perfect for our holiday sessions. This was a fun day, and a very busy day for me with 10 Mini Sessions back-to-back, and the perfect start to the holiday season!

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I love this shot of Nathan and his mama together!
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How cute are these kiddos?! I love their festive outfits too. That little man is lookin so sharp! :)

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This is my second time photographing this fun family. I just love working with them and watching them interact. Their kiddos are such sweethearts.

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I loved this outtake of brother and sister playing together in the little Christmas trees! Cracked me up!

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This was my first time meeting this sweet family. I love that candid shot of them walking through the trees together and the shimmering morning dew on the grass.

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Isn’t she adorable, and her mama made that beautiful dress! Such a sweetie.

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Back in our high school days, Melissa and I spent many lock-ins, retreats, roadtrips, etc, together through our youth group. It was fun to reconnect with her during our session and meet her bf, Ted!

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Another high school friend joined in on the sessions and brought her sweet family. Crystal and I have known each other since second grade and now her sweet kiddos are attending our elementary school : )

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Crystal did an excellent job dressing her fam for the session.  I love how their colors and stripes coordinate but aren’t too matchy-matchy.

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Well I’m pretty darn sure that NOTHING says “Be Merry” quite like this little bundle of joy!! She was so happy, these two were a blast to work with!puyallup tacoma photographer photo


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These guys and I went to college together at Pacific Lutheran University. It was fun to see them again! Their little pup Sophie was so cute. Looks like she wants a kiss in this photo too! ;)

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During the afternoon, the sun lit up this willow tree so beautifully, it was perfect for photos!

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These two are expecting a baby GIRL in January! Congratulations, so excited for you Kristina & Kelly!

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Thank you to everyone who came out for a fun day of Holiday Sessions! I am so blessed to have such loyal and fun clients, fans and friends!! Merry Christmas all!! : )


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Aurora // Tacoma Newborn Photographer

I am excited to introduce to you… beautiful baby Aurora! This little girl visited me for photos when she was just 6 days new. I was very eager to meet her as I did a fun Maternity Session for her mom and dad just a month or so before. I had a great time getting to know mom and dad at their first session, I was so excited for them and happy to meet their little girl.

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Aurora is an October baby (just like me!) So we had to get some cute fall shots to capture the feel of the best time of the year :)

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She put her little hands up like this herself! How precious is that?!  :)

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Mom and dad are in both the Navy. I thought this would be a fun way to incorporate that part of their family. She has the best little smile, doesn’t she?

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I am a sucker for white on white when it comes to newborns. Gets me every time. There’s just something about that perfect baby purity that shines so beautifully on white.

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It was so great to meet beautiful Aurora! Thank you for bringing her over mom and dad! Enjoy your precious little bundle!  :)