Friday, May 17, 2013

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift ~ Tacoma Family Photographer

This year for Mother's Day I had the privilege of giving a truly great Mother's Day gift to my own mom: a photo shoot of her with her two adorable grandchildren.  It was such a fun time, and I know it meant a lot to her, which made it all the more rewarding for me!

Our shooting location was none other than my own backyard, and we kept the session very low-key since it was right before nap time.  During Milo's half of the session, I used a new (and perhaps regrettable) prop: dandelions!  They were super fun at the time, and they made for great photos, but I think I may regret teaching him how to spread these weeds around our yard as a recreational activity...

But enough of that; scroll down to take a look at the sweetness that was this Mother's Day photo shoot!  (Hopefully the first of many!)

For those of you who are thinking to yourselves, "Darn!  Why didn't I give my mom a photo shoot for Mother's Day?" don't worry, there is always next year, or a birthday, or Christmas, or Father's Day.  You can always find a good excuse to make lasting memories for your loved ones!  ;)

~ Kathryn

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The One With the New Backyard ~ Tacoma Child Photographer

Hi there, blog-friends!  You may have wondered where I've been for the past month and a half...

Well, on a personal note, we bought our first house, and moved, and celebrated our son's birthday, and hosted a big party, and had parents from out of town come and stay for a week.  Twice.

Thankfully, that doesn't mean I didn't take any pictures.  That would be pretty much impossible, especially with the amazing, photo-shoot-ready yard we now have.  So here is a sampling of the mini-session I did for Enora in honor of her being 7 months old.  (I know, I know- but I will take any excuse to do a photo shoot. I have a sickness, and it's called "I'm a mom and a photographer at the same time.")

"Who?  Me??"

As is often the case, I really like this non-smiling shot of her.

Yes,  I let her eat some grass for the sake of the photo, but then I did sweep it out of her mouth afterward.  That redeems it, right?

Enora learning about apple blossoms.  This one might just be an all-time favorite.  

I hope you liked those, because you'll be seeing more of that beautiful yard in the months and years to come!  And stay tuned later this week for shots from the Mother's Day session I did for my very own Mom during her first visit to our new house!

~ Kathryn