Posted on September 16, 2016
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.
Posted on August 25, 2016
As an Issaquah Family Photographer, I am often contacted to provide party or event photography, and I squeal a bit on the inside when it happens. These events are more fun and exciting than a trip to the carnival! I love my work as a Seattle event photographer.
This sweet little boy had a traditional Korean “Dol” that was such an honor to witness. It was held in the waterfront Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, WA, which provided for some beautiful views of the water.
Prior to his grand party, we had a sweet and calm lifestyle family session in their Issaquah family home. There’s no better way to unleash the personality of these sweet little people, than when they’re having fun with their very own toys!
If you’re interested in booking a Lifestyle Family Session in Seattle, WA and the surrounding areas, or photography coverage of your upcoming event, please contact me using the form below!
Posted on August 10, 2016
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.
Posted on August 10, 2016
Sunshine, green grass, happy toddler, beautiful family. What more could I ask for? This summer has been filled with more rainy days than I can remember in the last 5 years in the beautiful North West, but it’s made me treasure these sweet summer days.
The Matote family might look a bit different from the outside, but I can’t describe how amazing it was to meet them and witness their love for each other.
Through a personal project, I met the lovely Love and her family while documenting Adoption Family Stories. Here is their story:
We are George, Love and Isaac. Our family came together through adoption after 10 LONG years of infertility. I knew I was meant to be a Mom, and I couldn’t fathom why God would put that desire so deeply in my heart if he wasn’t going to fulfill the promise.
About the same amount of money most people would spend on a new car, we spent on medical testing and fertility treatments, and still no kids. To our surprise, fertility testing revealed my husband had cancer! When we heard the “c” word, all thoughts about children flew out the window. We focused on surgery, treatment and healing. Hubby is well and has been cancer free for over 5 years. Thank you God!
At first, my hubby was not open to the idea of adoption. But after the long and winding journey we were on, I asked him about adoption again. It turns out he had been listening to a radio station featuring adoption stories for a whole month. God had been working on his heart through that radio station, and I didn’t have to say a word.
Our son Isaac came into our family in April 2013. We met him at the hospital when he was 2 days old. We met his birth mom and dad for about half an hour, and they chose us to be his forever family.
We thank God every day for the gift of Isaac, the gift of family. And we hope to add to our family again this year through adoption.
Posted on June 19, 2016
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***
Posted on April 4, 2016
As a Seattle newborn photographer, I feel contentment deep within my soul when meeting brand new babies. Lifestyle newborn sessions are a wonderful way to capture life with this tiny bundle. Being able to capture so many real-life moments, as they happen, is a treat. The more I continue on this journey, the more I realize how much more impacting a shot can be when captured in the moment. Real life shines through sessions like these, and each one is solidly unique to your own family. The interactions you see happened right before my eyes, with each moment being true to life.
There’s no timeline that must be kept to–no 14 day deadline. This sweet baby was 2 months old when I met her for the first time in her family’s beautiful Seattle home. Harper was a doll to photograph–her eyes followed my every turn. She was expressive, happy, and all too adorable.
As a Seattle family photographer, it is my delight to present these types of sessions as a new and exciting way to capture the new addition to your family.
Posted on April 2, 2016
Being an Issaquah family photographer is such a blessing. It’s such a beautiful area, and filled with stunning places for family photos.
Where would you be the most comfortable for a family photo session? Is there a particular place that showcases your family and it’s dynamic personality? When planning a family photo session with clients in the Seattle, WA areas, so often we head to the great outdoors. This is never a bad or wrong choice. The results are simply beautiful, and I enjoy these sessions and their outcomes very much, as do my clients. This year, I’m offering a new approach.
Have you considered having an in-home lifestyle family session? The photos you see below is just one example of a gorgeous and fun experience I had with a beautiful couple and their handsome (and so sweet) twin 2 year old boys, in their very own home. Thank goodness we chose this route, because this particular day was one of the worst wind storms of this year.
As you can see below, a lifestyle session allows for so much more versatility. Your children are more comfortable in their own environment, and are more likely to show genuine smiles while showing me their favorite book (sharks!) We laughed, we cuddled, we spoke softly, and we played. Pure, genuine love simply shines through the photos from this session.
Posted on March 21, 2016
I am spoiled, as a Seattle maternity photographer, with the gorgeous scenery of our picturesque state. Venturing a bit farther than my usual area, I drove to Snohomish, WA to meet this lovely lady at McCollum Park–something I try to do with every client. The park provided to us a beautiful woodland backdrop for her maternity photo session. We took a walk along the trails and got to know one another a bit, and left with warm smiles.
Beautiful, soft spoken, and with a wonderful smile, I quickly felt like Lindsey and I were old friends. As a very shy person, that’s an unusual occurrence. When we met for the first time, I knew this session would be smooth and turn out to be one of my best.
A couple weeks later, with her husband and beautiful daughter, Lindsey shined amidst the tall trees in her royal blue gown. Could there have been a better color to wear in that forest? Absolutely not. This photo session went longer than usual, but we soaked up every last inch of light shining through those trees. It was wonderful.
Posted on January 14, 2016
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!
Posted on October 21, 2015
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!