Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Mini-Shoot with the Millers ~ Tacoma Family Photographer

It's hard to believe that the last time I did an official family portrait session for the Miller family was in 2015!  A lot has happened in their lives since then, and the photos below may give you a bit of a hint as to the most obvious change...

That's right- they had a baby boy!  That sweet and lively boy is now one year old, so we thought it would be the perfect time to photo-document this new season of their family life.  As is our custom, we went to Blueberry Park in Tacoma, which is beautiful all year round.  This time of year, the bushes are all in full blossom- with millions of little white flowers promising a fruitful summertime harvest of berries.  We also chose to do our session after dinner time, when the light was at its best- dreamy and yellow and bright.  

As I have become accustomed to with the Miller family, the session turned out beautifully.  The love they all have for each other was easy to see (and capture), and the new element of sibling interaction was fun to photograph as well.  Just scroll down through the photos below and see for yourself!  (Click on any individual photo to view it larger.)

Aren't those pictures just a breath of fresh air?  I don't know if it's the colors, the light, or the subjects, but these photos make me smile.  I hope they had the same effect on you!  

Until next time,
~ Kathryn

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Catching up with the Haymans ~ Tacoma Family Photographer

As I've said before, repeat clients are my favorite types of clients!  The Hayman family is a perfect example.  Back in the fall of 2011, they were the winners of my "free photo shoot giveaway," which they cashed in on the following spring.  Since that first photo session, I've done two newborn shoots and two family shoots for them, and each one has been more fun than the last.

About a month ago, they drove about 2.5 hours up to Tacoma to meet me for their most recent session- a mini family shoot at Fort Steilacoom Park. The weather was beautiful, the park was charming, and the Hayman girls were full of energy and smiles for me.  It was a perfect combination!  Scroll down to see a glimpse of our lovely afternoon in Steilacoom:

(As always you can click on an individual photo to see it larger.)

Ahh, the sweet love of sisters.  Intermittent, but precious!  ;)

These old barns at Fort Steilacoom make excellent backdrops!

Cherry blossoms make excellent props, don't they?

If you know the Haymans, you know how appropriate this photo is.  They are busy, but they're all in it together, and they're teaching their girls how to be healthy and active!

See?  Don't those photos just make you smile?  I can't wait to see how adorable the Haymans will be the next time I photograph them!  Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

~ Kathryn