I got to capture one of the most beautiful, silly, fun & joyful weddings this weekend.

I am just starting to touch the images now, but I just had to pull out a few to share!

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Vanessa & Nick know how to throw a party!

So many more soon!

xo em

  

It is kind of funny… when I think of newborns I think of naked baby bums and chubby cheeks, not clothing.

The newborn session is really not about the parents, it is a bout that fresh new life that just popped into the world.

That said, dressing for them can be stressful. New parents quite often don’t fit into much, and have not slept in a few days.

So I thought I would be helpful and leave a few hints here…

So read along from my helpful hints to parents participating in newborn sessions…

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1. It is not about you, of all the photos we take you will be in less than 20% of them. Don’t stress too much.:)Find something comfortable, for most of the session you will be either sitting around relaxing, or feeding a baby.

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2. Moms: If you are feeling bloated and still rocking a post baby bump, it is OK! That is normal. I often shoot only above the waste to help with this. If that is the case plain black yoga or sweat pants are perfect, comfy, and will easily fade into a backdrop.

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3. Sometimes we move back too. If you have cool art in your home, or a brightly colored wall, odds are I will also do some family shots including the backdrop, that said I will still find an angle and crop that is flattering.

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4. Think about our environment. We will be warming up the house or the studio to close to 80 degrees to keep baby warm during the session. We may step outside or into other rooms for family shots, but odds are it will be warm. Layers are great! Or wait to change into the “photo ready” outfit until we are about to shoot. Before or after that hot weather clothing is best, no one wants to be all sweaty in their sweater while I’m doing the newborn only section of the shoot.

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5. It is all about the baby skin. We want to capture that fresh new baby look in every photo. For that reason, neutrals, and light colors on top are best. Not necessarily a bright white, but warm neutrals are great if they also go with your skin palette. You can find even better examples on my pinterest board here.

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6. Siblings should also follow the neutral comfy rule. If the sibling is also pretty little sometimes even jeans and no shirt can be sweet.

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tho pops of color, if not too bright, can also be sweet with siblings like this cute pair of sisters.

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7. Bring options. If we are shooting in the studio, bring lots of tops, I would be happy to give you my opinion onsite. If we are shooting in your home, pile up the options on your bed and we will choose together if that is helpful! I am always happy to talk people through their options.

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8. What about baby? Like I said above newborn sessions are all about skin, cozy wraps and hats. I will provide all of that. If you have items that are special to you, or you purchased especially for the session I am of course happy to include them! Actual clothing tho most times will not actually fit a 9 day old baby, it is much simpler and sweeter to wrap baby up for the family photos, then wrestle baby into an outfit.:)

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Whew! Well I hope that is helpful! Again of all my session, this is the one to stress about the least when it comes to clothing. I promise to make the session low stress, relaxing, and chill.

Again here is a pinterest board I am constantly updating with ideas.:)

xo em

  

Camille & Brett are awesome.

They live & love in an awesome city.

They took me to an awesome park.

And most of all, they have awesome taste in ice-cream.

I try and get up to Seattle a few times a year to visit friends, and usually combine time with my Seattle clients. This spring trip kicked off with a great evening of fun, sunlight, and yummy icecream! I could rant more about how lovely these two are, but instead I will just show off some photos from our time together.

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C&B thanks so much for having me up to your fine city. And OMG thanks again for the amazing ice-cream. I think I will be spending my summer tracking down Horchata Ice cream down here! I had a great time with you all, and I can not wait to capture your big day this summer.

Your full gallery will be ready very shortly. For now shall we throw down a blog contest? If you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house. So leave some love folks!

xo em

  • May 7, 2015 - 3:25 pm

    Stephanie Wong - Gorgeous!!!! Perfect photos!

  • May 7, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Camille - Thank you SO MUCH, Emily! These are SO FUN!

  • May 7, 2015 - 3:33 pm

    Brett - Thanks so much for coming up to Seattle. The photos look great. I can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  • May 7, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Sara - Super cute! Love these!

  • May 7, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    katie m. - Beautiful couple…lovely pictures…congrats again…muchas felicidades

  • May 8, 2015 - 4:25 am

    Katrina - These are awesome!! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

  • May 8, 2015 - 5:00 am

    Lara - These are fantastic!

  • May 8, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    Christina - So great! Love the colors.

  • May 9, 2015 - 8:44 am

    Zach Hyatt - These photos are amazing! You two always look good together, but these pics take it to a whole new level! Congrats!

  • May 9, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Shaq - Shazam!

  • May 11, 2015 - 8:09 am

    Melissa - I want horchata ice cream. Great photos!

  • May 11, 2015 - 9:20 am

    Robin Carlson - Great pictures! Nice job, Emily, of capturing this beautiful couple!

  • May 11, 2015 - 9:36 am

    Dina Triest - Lovely photos and setting. You look so happy and beautiful.
    I Look forward to the big day!

  • May 11, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Beth - What a beautiful couple captured in amazing pictures!! And I too want some of that ice cream.

  • May 12, 2015 - 8:04 am

    Sherrie Triest - Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sherrie

  • May 12, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Annie Bennett - Good work on capturing this lovely couple.

  • May 12, 2015 - 9:55 am

    NIkki - Ca-ute!

  • May 12, 2015 - 10:38 am

    ann & stephen kahn - Really beautiful picture display of the young couple. They truly look well matched and happy. We look forward to the wedding.

  • May 12, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Henry - Awesome pics!

  • May 12, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Elaine Cozart - You two look so darn happy! We are so happy for you both – congrats and welcome Camille!

  • May 14, 2015 - 9:41 am

    Rachael - I LOVE these! and love you guys! can’t wait for your big day!

  • May 14, 2015 - 9:58 am

    Reshma - Great pictures for a great couple!! The pics really captured your personalities, love them!

  • May 14, 2015 - 10:59 am

    Andy - Pictures are awesome and apparently they also are amazing magicians – somehow in the second picture down Camille is walking and Brett looks like he’s hovering above ground!

  • May 14, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Ash Ketchum - Great pics! I gotta have them all!

  • May 14, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    Jason - neat!

  • May 14, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    Mom and Dad (Gabriel) - Beautiful, very beautiful pictures !!!! Emily, thank you for an awesome job !!!!! Pictures that you will be taking during the wedding are waiting to be hung on the walls in our house. Yes, spaces are already designated. Brett/Camille we love you. Did we see ice-cream? YUM!!!!

  • May 22, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Gayle - Love these photos!

  • May 22, 2015 - 8:00 am

    Anna - Great pics!!

  • May 22, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Marie - Great pictures…..Can’t wait for the big day.

  • May 22, 2015 - 11:16 am

    Gil - Brett and Camille, your love is truly permeating the Seattle air…and beyond haha! Great pics! Can’t wait for the big day!

  • May 23, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Joe - Great fun photos!

  

I met Samantha & Noel two summers ago, while working a beautiful mountain wedding.

Though they were already married, were standing up for some of their friends that day. We got to know each other while laughing, goofing off, dancing, mending knife wounds, and teasing other people in the wedding party. I totally connected with the couple, so when Sam emailed me a month ago to inquire about maternity and baby photos I jumped at the chance to work with them again.

We had  great time walking, talking, and generally goofing off again.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the evening session.

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S&N thanks again for coming out to meet me, and for putting up with my dorky sense of humor. I can not wait to meet your little dude in just a few weeks time! I will have your full gallery up soon.:)

xo em

  

It seems like just the other day I was photographing Jessica & Rich, talking about baby bumps and new houses.

Well they are back up on the blog, minus one bump and plus one baby! Oh and plus one beautiful new house!

I had a great time catching up and meeting darling Reece! He is such a sweet baby boy, and was so good for me.

I adore these guys, and can not wait to watch little man grow this year.

Here are a few of my favorites…

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Jess & Rich, thanks for having me into your lovely new home to capture your little man. He is so beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed the peek. I will have the full set all ready to go soon. For now I would love to offer you a little blog contest. if you can get 30 people to comment on this post, I will throw in a set of brag books on the house. So leave some love folks.

xo em