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Last year, this lovely family finished out my 2015 year on a windy but gorgeous late winter afternoon at Gas Works Park. Their little man was a trooper through it all. This year we met Golden Gardens and after being rained out once, we were determined to go through with the session! Moments before the session started, the rain stopped and some sun peeked through the clouds in the distance. We still had some wind but that seems to work well for this family since they all have very amazing hair! Our main goal became shooting with the wind blowing hair the right way. Their little guy was so adventurous and I loved watching him explore (and once or twice try his best to go for a little swim!).

 

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I really love the part of my job includes traveling around the Puget Sound trying out new locations. This session took place in Everett and I must admit, I struggled a bit to find a suitable location. I got up there early so I could scout around and I did see some lovely spaces but both of those were public duck hunting grounds! So those were off the list. This area I found is a field next to a dog park that is in turn next to a busy street. But I saw those two trees and I saw how nicely they filtered light and I knew we could make it work! Some of the images from this session turned out to be some of my favorites! So even if you don’t live on Bainbridge Island or the surrounding areas, shoot me an email! I love to travel!

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Bainbridge Island Photographer

Bainbridge Island Photographer

Bainbridge Island Photographer

Bainbridge Island Photographer

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Having been on the other side of the camera a few times for my own family sessions, I know how hard it can be to completely relax. For my own clients, there are a few things that I try to do to keep our whole session low key. Number one is keeping my sessions pretty short: most last around 40-45 minutes, an hour at most. Secondly, I have very low expectations of kiddo behavior. That doesn’t mean that it is perfectly fine that they do whatever they want or hit people the whole time (that has never happened, but I tried to think of the worst case scenario!); what it does mean is that I am not expecting “sit perfectly still with your hands in your lap” behavior. Frankly, I love your child’s energy! I love to watch them play and snuggle you. Lastly, I try to redefine what makes a “good” image. For too long we have put too much stock in the “everyone look at the camera and smile” shot. That is not the shot that will tug on your heartstrings when you look back on these memories. Yes, we can add some of those into the mix, but I find some people define the quality of the photograph using the wrong parameters. What makes a good photograph? Good light and emotion.

This family was so wonderful because they let their boy be himself and when they did that, I got to capture him in his happiest state. We all ended with smiles on our faces- my ultimate goal as a family photographer!

 

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To book with Fiona, a Bainbridge Island Family Photographer, click HERE.

It is a very rare chance that I get to photograph an itty bitty baby at the beach! Most of my newborn sessions take place in client’s homes so I was so excited to have a chance of scene for this little one. Her little brothers were so charming and sweet.  I look forward to watching these kiddos grow!

 

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To book a session with Fiona, a Bainbridge Island Photographer, click HERE.

I traveled all the way to Spokane to photograph this lovely mother to be. I have known her since I was born, we grew up together in Carson City, NV and her family moved to WA shortly after mine did. So glad I was able to do this!

Spokane was a very magical place to shoot, I loved the brown and tans that are often missing from the PNW background I am used to. On the  hour drive over, I spent a lot of time imagining photo shoots all through that lovely countryside. I loved being able to see for miles and miles. 🙂

 

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