The Birth of Nova | Seattle Birth Photographer

Newborn baby looking into camera by Seattle Birth Photographer

As a Seattle birth photographer, I can honestly say that birth photography is all about the story.  We capture so many moments and feelings, from fear, to excitement, nervousness, elation, worry, and love.  My job is to capture all these small details.  Details that you would otherwise have forgotten, or missed entirely.  When you and your spouse/significant other are focused on the laboring and birthing process, I will be there to ensure that the small moments are captured.  As a fly on the wall, I carefully plan each photo, waiting for the perfect time to click the shutter.  Your baby’s first photos will be clear and in focus–dad’s hands will likely be shaking from the emotions flooding through him.  Often there are things you would have liked to be photographed, but in the blur of post-birth happenings, so many moments become missed opportunities for photos.

A few months ago, I had the extreme honor and pleasure to witness the birth of Nova–a beautiful, long awaited and desired, SURPRISE baby girl!  Up until the very end, we were wondering if this sweet baby would be a He or a She.  Look carefully in one of the photos, and you will notice a clue.  As soon as I saw this detail, I knew I had to include it in this mother’s birth story.

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Lindsey S. | Seattle Maternity Photographer

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.

 

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Meet Nolan, a 2016 Leap Year baby!

I love the excitement of an impending new arrival.  This lovely mama was due for an induction on Monday, February 29th, but woke up to the welcome surprise of her water breaking!   Nolan arrived that afternoon as a Leap Year baby!

As a Seattle family photographer, being able to photograph a brand new, tiny person, is perhaps the most rewarding part of my profession.  Providing these memories for families is just a small part of the joy that fills me during these sessions.  I get to see and hold sweet babies!

Nolan, welcome to this big, crazy world.  Your siblings and parents are beyond excited to have you!   I feel so blessed to be one of the few people to have met you in the first 24 hours of your life.

 

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.

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!  

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

 

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!  

 

 

A Joyful Family

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.

 

 

A New Big Brother

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!   

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!  🙂

Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

Forest Photo Session -Redmond, WA Family Photographer

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.

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