Cathleen and Shane – A Wedding on All Saint’s Day

Wedding near Seattle, WA

To date, I have never met a more down to earth, fun, and gentle couple than Cathleen and Shane.  Their soft spoken, tender heart spirits emitted serenity and love through the entire ceremony.  These two lovely people were meant for one another, and it was evident with every glance, and every touch.  Their wedding was uniquely designed to showcase their earthly, loving spirits.  They chose All Saint’s Day, November 1st, to show honor and love to those who had passed and gone before them.  What a beautiful testament to their faith, and their commitment to each other!

They were wed in the Bastyr University Chapel, a beautiful European style chapel, on the grounds of St. Edward Park in Kenmore, WA in an intimate ceremony among family and friends.  As a Seattle wedding photographer, it is such a wonder and delight to be able to witness and document these sacred moments, especially in such a beautiful setting.  (continue reading below…)

 

On to some sad news…  The beautiful grounds of St. Edward Park and the historic seminary building are all set for some possibly huge and disheartening changes.  The grounds are currently up for a proposed land exchange, with the building possibly being renovated into a hotel or resort.  Please, show your support for this beautiful park by attending the February 9th public hearing, which will occur at 6:30 pm at the Kenmore, WA City Hall.  This stunning park needs the support of the public to ensure that this site continues to serve as a serene area for relaxation, play, and hiking.

For more details, please visit the following links:

State Parks to Hold Public Hearing about the Future of St Edward Park

Save Saint Edward State Park

 

Wedding Bells on Mercer Island, WA

First time to drive to Mercer Island, and it was for a beautifully sweet wedding between two very lovely people.  Their first dance was filled with happy tears, laughter, and so many smiles of joy!  I’m fairly sure I pulled a muscle in my face from smiling so often.  If I could pick one thing to do for the rest of my life, it would be to witness moments like this.

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First Dance – Captured by Erin DuPree Photography

 

 

A Perfect Family Session in Bellevue, WA

Typically, I love ALL my sessions.  Very rarely do I have one where I don’t feel like things turned out phenomenally and perfectly.  But super rarely… I have a session where, even nearly a year later, I can’t help but go back to those particular photos and think:  “Dang.  This is one beautiful family, and a session I will remember for all time.”  This is one of those sessions.  My clients become like friends to me, and this family is no exception.  In fact, they started out as friends, and I can honestly say that it was this lovely bunch that inspired my journey.

From maternity photos 5 years ago, to newborn photos, family photos, wedding photos, and now this?!  Talk about awesome.

For their family session, we went to the lovely Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, WA.  As a Seattle area family photographer, location scouting is something I do regularly, to keep things fresh and unique.  This particular location has so much to offer, from a quaint little cabin, complete with a perfect front porch swing, to a lovely trail that wraps around a pond, and blueberry bushes all around.  Their Spring family photo session was made perfect by the appearance of stunning and vibrant flowers.

*** Erin DuPree Photography is now offering limited Spring family photography sessions in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Woodinville, Sammamish, Issaquah, and Seattle, WA.  Sessions begin late March.  Book now to secure your date–these fill fast!  

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Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

Family Photo by Erin DuPree Photography in Bellevue, WA

Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

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Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

Family Photo Bellevue, WA Erin DuPree Photography

Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

 

Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

 

Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

Family portrait taken in Bellevue, WA by Erin DuPree Photography, a Seattle Family Photographer

 

 

 

Newborn Smiles

One of the greatest parts of this profession is getting to meet and snuggle with brand new little people. How exciting that I get to document some of their first days of life in this wide world, and witness their expressive personalities. Baby Aveena smiled more than any other neighbor I’ve ever seen. It makes me wonder: Who will Aveena become, and what wonderful things will she accomplish? Perhaps she will grow to be a loving nurse, providing care to our society through touch and through medicine. Or, maybe a teacher, scientist, fashion designer, athlete, or astronaut. The world is her limit–unless you count the expanse of space.

Aveena, I wish you a life full of wonder, happiness, experiences, and discovery.

Welcome to the world.  

 

*Erin DuPree Photography serves the Eastern side of the Seattle, WA area–a specializing in lifestyle family, lifestyle newborn, and maternity photography.    Like Erin DuPree Photography on Facebook for info on current specials!  

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A Joyful Family

Seattle family photographer captures beautiful golden Autumn leaves and a family of four

Families like this one make my job as a family photographer SO easy.  The smiles, the laughter, the twirling, and the running.  This was one of the last Autumn sessions of the season.

Since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of living in a place where I can experience all 4 seasons, complete with the glorious colors of fall.  These lovely family photos were taken in Kirkland, WA at the beautiful Saint Edwards Park.  Experiencing these wonderful moments, getting to meet wonderful families, and experiencing the beauty of the outdoors here in our beautiful Pacific North West, is the best job, ever.

 

 

The Beauty of Fall

Today, I went hiking near my home in Redmond, WA and had a peaceful morning, soaking in the beauty of the fall colors around me.  Location scouting may be my favorite aspect of this job.   Tomorrow I will be bringing a family to this spot and I simply cannot wait for their eyes to take in this glorious scenery. 

Fall family photo sessions are coming to an end!  If you haven’t booked yours, I may have some room in my schedule before these lovely fall colors leave us until next year. 

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A New Big Brother

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Those first few days are the most precious, and the most fleeting.  Tiny fingers and toes, squishy cheeks, sleepy eyes, and dreamy faces–all so perfect.  A lifestyle newborn photo session is the perfect way to ensure that these memories are tangibly preserved, long after these tiny little moments are gone.  Welcome to the world, baby Ry!  Your big brother is very happy and excited that you have arrived.

Erin DuPree Photography is proudly offering Lifestyle Newborn Photo Sessions to the Seattle Eastside area: Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Woodinville, Bothell, Snohomish, Everett, Issaquah, and Sammamish.  If you are interested in having a lifestyle newborn session in your home, please contact me for details!   

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Trekking Through the Forest… Beginning with Ice Cream!

I spent a lovely afternoon with my favorite little boy.  He is a spitfire, adorable, and oh so sweet.  We found sticks, water bugs, snails, and beautiful flowers along the way.

The forests near Seattle, WA are truly some of the most beautiful.  This location was just a short drive from Redmond, WA, so I will be utilizing it for clients in the future!  🙂

Child Photo Session

Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Child Photo Session

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Gorgeous Expectant Mommy of 3 (almost 4!)

We braved some serious mud and cold water last night for this beautiful shot.  It was SO worth it!  🙂

Sadly, Rattlesnake Lake (near North Bend, WA) is so sadly depleted.  I believe I read that it is the lowest the water level has been in decades.

Maternity Photo at Rattlesnake Lake

A Boy and his Red Trike

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This sweet little boy is turning 3 years old and he is a bundle of energy and joy.  I remember not too long ago it was my own boy’s 3rd birthday.  My goodness how the time FLIES by faster than a blink.

That red trike was never far from this little guy, and we had so much fun and laughter together.  The weather at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, WA was simply perfect for our photo session, too, providing beautiful sunshine to filter through the trees.

My body was sore after this session!   With all the squatting, climbing, running, jumping, twirling, skipping and tickling I do, I imagine there’s a good amount of muscle work going on.  Talk about a FUN way to exercise!  🙂

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