Mommy and Me Portraits with a Seattle Family Photographer

Fine art portrait taken by a Seattle photographer of a mother holding her daughter

As a Seattle family photographer, I’m often asking: What are some of the things you value the most?  For many, it’s the candid moments captured during family photos, whether by yourself, or a professional family photographer.

A photograph is powerful.  Very few objects hold the ability to flood our minds and hearts with such strong emotions, like a photo of your child.

The color of a baby’s eyes may change a few times before settling to their final hue.  One day you’ll look back upon a certain photo and remember just when you realized the final color of her beautiful eyes.

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With one family photo, you can remember how she used to giggle if you whispered in her ear.

Black and white photo of a mother and child by a lake with Seattle family photographerMommy and me photography session by Seattle family photographer

For at least a short while, she was small enough to fit on your hip.

Fine art portrait taken by a Seattle photographer of a mother holding her daughter

…and so tiny you could hold her hands to help her jump in the air!

Professional family portrait of a young girl in a white dress holding her mother's hands

One day she will outgrow her mommy’s lap…

Photo from a family photography session with a mother and daughter in SeattleCandid moment between mother and daughter captured by Seattle family photographer Erin DuPree

…but she will never outgrow her mommy’s heart.

Candid professional photo of a mother and daughter

Freddy | Seattle Family Photographer

As a Seattle family photographer, I aim to create photos out of real moments just like the ones you’ll see below.  Lifestyle sessions are a great way to ensure your family is comfortable, and enjoys the process.

This sweet Seattle family contacted me to photograph their little family inside their absolutely adorable tiny yellow home.  Freddy had just celebrated 7 months earth-side, so perfect timing!  He was so smiley, playful, and full of hugs and affection.  We had a blast, and captured some truly special moments that this family will always cherish.

At Home with Brother #3 | Issaquah Newborn Photographer

As an Issaquah newborn photographer, I’m always in awe over the abundant light in so many of the homes in the Issaquah Highlands, even on an overcast day.

This sweet Issaquah family welcomed me into their home to help capture these sweet newborn photos to commemorate the arrival of their third little boy!  The two older brothers were so gentle and in love with him.  Looking ahead, I can only imagine the fun they will all have together.

Interested in booking a lifestyle newborn photographer for your baby?  Contact me to book or to learn more!


A FUN Newborn Session | Seattle Newborn Photographer

A mother holding her newborn baby by a window, Seattle Newborn Photographer

Let’s face it–having a Seattle newborn photographer take photos in your own home sounds a bit nerve wracking, right?  You worry about the kids, the dog, whether the baby will be crying the whole time, and you worry about what you should wear.

I’m here to tell you that it’s OK.  Relax, and enjoy the moment.  I’m just a nearly silent observer, allowing your family to go about their usual routine, with just a few small nudges toward the light.

It’s ok to jump off the furniture, just this once!  (Ok, only if Mom says yes. )


The Landrus Family | Seattle Maternity Photographer

A family sitting together, mom is pregnant, dad is holding their small daughter

As a Seattle maternity photographer, I get to meet so many beautiful people.  Melissa invited me into their lovely vintage-styled home to help photograph their final days as a Family of 3.

Miss Hadley, aka Big Sister, had the biggest smile, an infectious laugh, and a mighty desire to move move move–as every nearly-2 year old should.  Toddlers are the absolute best part of this job.  I need more of Hadley in my life.  This job, as a family photographer in Seattle, is made sweeter for getting to meet little people like her!

During any lifestyle photography session, the goal is to tell the story of a real family in their real home.  That means games with the kids, reading books, show and tell, and even snack time!  There’s no pressure to act a certain way, or stand still and say “cheese.”  Silly, energetic children can let their REAL smiles shine when the cameras are brought to them!

The vintage decor, and light shining through the windows made this session and photos simply effortless.  I’m considering hiring Melissa to come personally decorate my own home.

Melissa and Hadley’s adventures and vintage charm can be followed on Instagram @MelissaLandrus and her Blog

Stay tuned for more photos of this family of FOUR once I’ve met their new addition for newborn photos!  

Creating Moments in the Dark | Seattle Maternity Photographer

Example of dramatic window lighting indoors

As a Seattle maternity photographer, I often get asked about the weather and how it might affect your session.  Our Seattle Autumn’s tend to be quite dreary and dark, but don’t let that discourage you from your desire to have beautiful maternity photos to document your pregnancy.  As a maternity photographer, I can capture beautifully tender moments with the tiniest amount of light from a single window.  The use of dramatic light can add an interesting dimension to your beloved images.

There’s no need to have a Pinterest home.  These are YOUR moments, and they deserve to be captured.  


Sweet, Darling Girl | Redmond WA Newborn Photographer

Being a Seattle newborn photographer means a lot of driving, which I’m always happy to do for my wonderful client families.  I personally live on the Eastside, so when this wonderful couple contacted me and said they were looking for a newborn photographer in Redmond, it turned out they were super close to my own home!

Their lifestyle newborn session took my breath away.  Their home had beautiful light, and we were even able to have a short session at a local Christmas tree farm for those first Christmas photos as a family of 3!  So many perfect moments were captured with this sweet, darling girl, and her family will be cherishing them for years to come in a beautiful photo album.

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