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

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!  

Maddox | Kirkland Newborn Photographer

As a Kirkland newborn photographer, my goal with each lifestyle newborn photography session is to capture the real moments that happen when you least expect them.  Toddlers, especially, are the funniest little creatures and their antics are what truly makes my job SO much fun.

This family contacted me this past summer to document their new family of 4 once their son Maddox was born.  They truly loved the idea of a Lifestyle Newborn Session, and I couldn’t have been happier to bring it to life!

**Erin DuPree Photography is booking 2017 Lifestyle Newborn Sessions now!  Book your newborn session by December 1st and receive a complimentary Maternity session.** 

 

Mommies Really Do Glow | Redmond WA Maternity Photographer

Maternity couple photo session with Seattle Maternity Photographer

As a Redmond WA maternity photographer, I want to make sure that each woman who comes to me feels beautiful when looking at her photographs.  You may not be too happy with your body while it’s changing so drastically, but my job is to show the beauty that is evident to everyone around you.

It’s true–you really do glow when you’re pregnant.  There’s a luminescence to your skin, and you often walk around with a tiny hint of a secret smile on your lips, long before you start to show your secret to the world.

For Erin, it really shows through the photos from her Snoqualmie maternity session.   We waded in a creek near Fall City, WA and got a bit wet, and then ended the evening in Snoqualmie while watching a herd of elk march across an open field.  It was the perfect summer maternity session, and it was a magical ending to a beautiful season.

Being a Redmond WA birth photographer is also a true blessing, and I never get tired (well, actually I get exhausted) of the stories I get to watch unfold, knowing that I am one of the very first to meet a brand new person.  In just a few short weeks, I’ll have the honor to be present during the birth of Erin’s first child.

 

 

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

A Traditional Korean First Birthday Party | Issaquah Family Photographer

Baby crawling on a bed smiling in Issaquah

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!  

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.  

 

A Morning of Playing | Issaquah Family Photographer

Issaquah family photographer captures moment when young boy is lifted in the air

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.

 

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 Photo Bellevue, WA Erin DuPree Photography

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

 

 

 

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!  🙂

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Redmond, WA Family Photographer

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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

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