I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking photos of first time expectant parents. I don’t know how to put it into words, but I think it’s because when couples are expecting their first child, they feel so many things. Excitement, nervousness, fear, love, joy…and the list goes on and on. I think a woman’s most beautiful when she’s pregnant and excited. She smiles with such conviction because she’s truly happy to be soon holding a little creation she’s made with her loving husband.
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Good Tuesday morning everyone! Today we bring you one of the cutest little girls we’ve ever seen! She’s just 10 months old and her parents were just awesome to work with. We had such a wonderful time with Kenny+Hai and we loved seeing a father change his little girl into a tight dress. It was hilarious, to say the least, but his little daughter looked awesome don’t you think? Enjoy!
I love repeat customers! Especially if they are babies. Because I love babies and it’s so amazing to watch them grow right in front of my camera. Pictures of kids are priceless because like I’ve said before, they grow up so darn fast. When I first met Max, he was a mere 6 weeks old. And when his mom and dad contacted me about doing a 6 months shoot, I was so excited. My memory of Max was that he was such a sweet baby. And him at 6 months, was just as sweet. His parents said he was way too serious for the shoot (no smiles!!!), but I think he was such a good little client. He even did his own hair! I even caught a smile or two!
Jamie and Wai were two of the first friends I made in high school. I remember us as kids…just 15 years of age…hanging out in the lunch cafeteria. We didn’t have impossible dreams but we did dream. We knew we wanted to go to college and possibly work in the corporate world. And that we did. The three of us continued to college together. Jamie graduated earlier from the Running Start program while Wai and I graduated together a couple of years later. Wai and I also entered the corporate world together at the very same company.
Fast forward 10 years to current day and I can hardly believe they are both mothers. Sometimes when I’m around them and their two beautiful daughters, I think about our high school days. Back then, who knew what those naive, heavy makeup wearing, baggy clothes donning girls thought about children and kids. Because it feels like it really wasn’t that long ago that we were calling each other using 3-way to gab about our boy crushes. And every now and then, I have to remind myself that we’ve all grown up. But as always, I am so happy for my two friends because they are truly amazing people. Our friendship has lasted more than 15 years and I know it’ll continue until we are all old and gray. And I hope our kids will all be good friends like us when they grow up. Just check out these little cuties…they’ll make any one proud parents!
Jean and I have been friends since high school. And I’ve said this before, but I don’t remember ever meeting her. And she doesn’t remember meeting me either. In our memories, we were just in each others’ lives since around 1995 or so. In high school, I was not one of the popular ones. I had a little bit more than a handful of good girl friends I talked on the phone with and wrote notes to. Those friendships lasted through college and to this day, we’re just as close as we’ve ever been.
Jean and I literally chat every single day. If a day goes by without chatting with her, it feels like something’s misaligned. I was in her wedding when she married her high school sweetheart, Jun, and she was my maid of honor when Chris and I got hitched. A friendship like this doesn’t come by very often and I’m truly blessed for woman like Jean in my life.
Throughout the years of chatting daily with Jean, I’ve noticed our conversations take their slow turns, depending on where we are in our lives. Currently, we chat a lot about babies and motherhood. I’m blessed to be able to share with her in this, probably one of the happiest times of her life, and I truly can not wait to meet her and Jun’s little baby boy. It was a long journey to get here, but a really good one. I can’t be more happy for these two parents-to-be’s. Enjoy their recent baby bump stroll through the park below and I’ll be excited to post photos of the little boy when he arrives.
Hello world! Please say hi to my newest love…Max! While my husband was out of the country on business, I fell in love with another man…and that little man is baby Max. Max’s father and I used to work together. He used to be the Yin to my Yang as we slaved hours on end at our jobs. When I heard he became a dad, I was so excited to get to meet his baby boy. And oh my, did I fall head over heels for him.
Max is probably the sweetest little 6 week old I’ve ever met. His mommy told me that he was on his best behavior that day because not one tear ran down those cute little cheeks. He was happy as a clam…but definitely cuter than a clam. His parents are new at doing the whole…well…parenting thing. But I can tell they’re a great team. They both kept telling me about how great it feels to be a parent and the overpowering joy that Max brought to their lives. Max is very lucky to have such awesome parents and will grow up to be a fine young man. I just know it! But for now, enjoy this sneak peek of Max below!
Emily is a small lady with a great personality. A baby that don’t fuss or cry when forced to wake up and look cute for the cameras in the freezing fall weather. Emily just turned one year old about a month ago and we hope she learns to walk soon. Can you imagine this cutie pie running around clumsily? It would be the cutest thing. Enjoy Emily with her Mom+Pop in their sneak peek below. Oh and one more thing, I think Mom resembles a certain famous Chinese movie/pop star. What do you think? Enjoy!
Today Chris and I had a chance to meet one of the cutest little things in the world, Baby Zoey! Wai+Tats are our dear friends and I’ve known Wai since high school. It’s hard to believe that life has brought us here and we’re now welcoming her first little baby girl to the world. Zoey was born yesterday morning. She made a grand entrance, surprising both her mommy and daddy by arriving earlier than expected. But it was a great surprise indeed because it allowed Chris and I the opportunity to meet her just that much earlier.
Just last weekend though, some of us friends threw Wai+Tats (and Zoey) a baby shower. Little did we know at the time that it would just be one short week before she’d arrive. Nonetheless, the then to-be parents had a great time and here’s some pics for them (and you) to enjoy!
“What’s the worst that could happen?”
That’s what we asked ourselves when we first decided to “officially” take the plunge together into photography. I think I read once that a little over 50% of new ventures fail within the first year, and something crazy like 95% within 5. I never felt inclined enough to dig up solid statistics to see if it’s true, but looking back, I don’t think we ever thought we could “fail.”
What’s the worst that could happen? — we’d end up with thousands of photos, bear witness to (and become a part of) some of life’s to some of life’s most intimate and treasured moments, amass some fun toys and hopefully a handful of new friends. All while doing what we love, with our most loved.
Hard to find a downside when you look at it like that.
One year ago tomorrow, we had the honor of capturing SLM+Ryan’s big day. And other than remembering it as a beautiful occasion shared amongst some of the most fabulous and loving people we’ve met, we’ll also remember it as when we were proven right.
SLM+Ryan are cut from that certain kind of amazing that makes you glad you have them in your life. And we blessed to now be able to count them amongst our friends. One year later, we’re even able to add +1 to that list with their heartmelting baby boy, Reese. So it only felt fitting that we kick-off our 2012 shoots with sharing more from the family that reminds us, every time we see them, why we love doing what we do so much.
Happy Anniversary SLM+Ryan, and cheers to your first full year of being awesome, baby Reese!
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Location: Sorrento Hotel, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Song: Joseph Vincent – Bumblebee