Waiting for Clara | Seattle Maternity Photographer

Maternity photo of a pregnant woman by the Seattle Maternity Photographer

As a Seattle maternity photographer, it’s wonderful when your best friend asks you to capture her own maternity photos!  We connected over our boys and their love for Transformers toys, our mutual love for photography, and our puny statures.  She was already super pregnant and soon to give birth with her 3rd–Alice, whose grand entrance I was blessed to be able to capture as my very first attempt at being a birth photographer.

When my friend told me she was pregnant again this past winter, I admit, I was shocked.   A NEW BABY IS COMING!  Commence the impatience and excitement.

Fast forward to TODAY.  Little Clara is soon to be born.  Probably today, maybe tomorrow (though for my dear friend’s sake, I hope it’s today.)

I’ll be waiting in that room, right alongside her, and I couldn’t be more happy.  Being there for my sweet friend, to cheer her on, and to capture all those first moments of Clara’s life–is my idea of a perfect day.  Seattle Birth Photographer + Most Awesome Friend + New Baby = Pure Bliss.

Clara, we are all ready for you to arrive.

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A Magical Sneak Peek | Seattle Maternity Photographer

Maternity Photo taken in North Bend, WA by Seattle Family Photographer Erin DuPree

Sometimes, a photo session goes SO perfectly, that I honestly cannot believe my eyes.

Expect to see many more lovely images from this couple’s maternity photo session, very soon.

 

Maternity Photo taken in North Bend, WA by Seattle Family Photographer Erin DuPree

Summer nights are coming to an end, but Autumn will bring a sweet baby into this world. | Seattle Maternity Photography

Abby Jack | Kirkland Family Photographer

Kirkland family photographer captures photo of a young girl smelling a flower

As a Kirkland family photographer, cheeky 3 year olds and babies are simply my favorite subjects.  It’s really hard to narrow it down, with all the other beautiful subjects I photograph, but there’s something about their funny personalities that make each and every session pure FUN!  This lovely crew joined me for their family photo session in Kirkland, WA over at Juanita Bay Park.  It’s a lovely location, and definitely a beloved favorite.

Abby & Jack brought their lovely parents along with them (hello, toddlers can’t drive!) to their session, and we had a blast.  The flowers were in bloom, the sun was shining, and a deer joined us, too!

*Looking to book your family session?  Summer sessions are booked, but Fall sessions are booking now!  Contact me below to book yours today.  

 

The Glow of Life | Seattle Maternity Photographer

As the warm days continue, I have been privileged to photograph some stunning women during an especially wondrous time for them.  The soft glow of a new life, is evident in every photo.

You deserve to look and feel like a Queen during your pregnancy.  Together, we will go to majestic or hidden places to create jaw-dropping images that will forever leave you breathless.
***To book your grand maternity session, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page***

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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

The Perkins Family.


What can I say?  Perfection.  Beautiful subjects, and a stunning location, complete with a breathtaking PNW Sunset!  This family session was SO much fun–as most of them are, but this was was special because I happen to love this beautiful family!  I am truly blessed beyond measure to know them and to be their “Auntie!”
Seattle Family Photo Session

Life is Hard. But I still find Beauty.

Seattle Family Photographer

These last 6 months have been harder than I can remember ever enduring before in the past, due to personal events that have occurred in my life.  My camera has, for the most part, been collecting dust.  I hadn’t done any “me” shooting in at least that amount of time.. Perhaps more.  In fact, I had begun withdrawing into myself.  Life had become filled with tears.  If I wasn’t crying, I was numb.  No emotions.  No life.  I was (am still) hurting on a level that I hadn’t fathomed possible.  This has been my life for the last few years, with happy months scattered here and there.  But not the last 6.

After enduring one of the worst few days in my recent memory, I made the very hard decision to seek medical help.  For anyone who has ever known me, they will know that I almost never visit doctors, unless I have tried every single natural remedy I can get my hands on without relief.  I, like probably many others, held a stigma against people who claimed to be depressed and took medications for this supposed affliction.  Surely a little fish oil, Vitamin B12, exercise, sleep, prayer/meditation, whathaveyou, is the wiser choice… right?  I tried all those things.

I made the appointment at least 5 times, that I can recall… and then cancelled them.  I chickened out.  My pride refused to admit that there was a problem within myself that I could not handle on my own.  Finally, after a wake up call, I made a same day appointment and cried to my doctor, nearly begging for help.  He calmly wrote me a RX for medication.

Today is only day 3 of taking this medication, and I am hopeful that changes will appear in my inner most self within the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I have realized that I have to take back at least some of this missing happiness on my own.  The one happy thing I have in my life, outside of my wonderful family, is photography.  I didn’t come to photography as a means of making a quick buck (not knocking those who have).  Photography was, and is, an outlet for me.  I have stunning children and wished to show them off to the world (or mainly, my extended Facebook family, spread across the country) so I poured myself into learning all that I could.  Composition, light, COLOR BALANCE (my bane), mood, etc.  Finally, a hobby that I am not only somewhat good at (we are our own worst critic), but one that truly, deeply made me feel content about a part of my life, however small.

Yesterday I planned a session with my gorgeous 9 year old daughter, as it was a gorgeous 62 degree Seattle day.   I went out and bought her a dress, the flower tiara, and borrowed a neighbor’s curling iron.  It didn’t go as I envisioned, due to the fact that the weather suddenly turned really cold, and we couldn’t figure out how to get to a specific area of this enormous park. But I snapped a few good ones.

She’s a true Beauty.  I can look at her and just relish in the fact that she is Mine.  My Beauty.  My sweet darling girl.  (Okay, her father’s, too!)  Even when I’m in my darkest moods, I can still feel love and happiness when I look into my daughter’s eyes.  Even when she’s scowling at me.

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