I so enjoyed this morning at the Middleton abode. It's so fun to see what goes on during the first days of a new family. Something I have not had the privilege of capturing yet! I could really get used to this. I am so accustomed to setting up my studio equipment and posing the baby with all kinds of baskets and back drops. There was something so refreshing about capturing the family in their element. This little man was so sweet, from his peaceful slumber, to his adorable expressions...even his little crying fits! His parents spent most of the time soothing him, but it was so precious to watch and capture! Congratulations Hannah and Noah! Thank you for letting me catch a glimpse of this beautiful time in your life.
Now these are the kind of family sessions I enjoy. The ones where I let the parents play with their baby, only giving slight suggestions here and there so they can be relaxed and enjoy themselves in their element...and I get beautiful moments like this in return. Sure, I ask them all to look my way for a moment for a nice 'family photo' for the grandparents... But in the long run I find posing really restricts my personal style. What I really want to capture is the real you, the you that wasn't under pressure of being watched. As if I were only a passer-by, catching a sweet glimpse of an adorable family enjoying the park with their toddler. I know the toddlers prefer it this way too. You get those heart warming, joyful laughs and giggles from them as the parents tickle and share silly gestures with them. You get those proud dad grins as he glances over at mom bouncing baby on her knee. You get those warm, snuggly hugs from mom squishing baby's cheeks together...these are only precious moments that you would otherwise completely miss if you posed the family 'perfectly.' And oh how quickly these moments fade into the background. Life is not perfect, especially parenting and building a family. But to me that imperfection is beautiful. And that's why I do what I do. This is why I only wish to be that 'passer-by' capturing your small little outing at the park.
Needless to say, I am so excited to post this session! Thank you so much Josh and Lindsey, love you guys! Enjoy this series of photos of our fun day at the park!
Where do I begin!? I seriously couldn't be happier with these photos!! It was a perfectly overcast Northwest day...complete with a picture perfect couple and the gorgeous Puget Sound surrounding them...SWOON! And I cannot explain that beautiful glow on the water pictured toward the end of this collection! The sky just opened up and God put on another creation show for us. The Coast Guard even sailed by! You can see here why capturing the love between two people is one of absolute favorite things. Amy and Craig, you guys rocked this shoot!! Thank you for giving me the beautiful opportunity of capturing your love...it was truly blissful!
This is my friend, Margaret. She is an incredible young woman with a passion to encourage and bring life to those around her. She's the type of gal you can always count to bring a smile to your face with her cheerful spirit! She also likes long walks on the beach, reading, and hanging at her fave coffee shop... (ha!) Seriously though, you are such a blessing Margaret! Thanks for the coffee date and letting me take you around town to capture your spunk!! Love you dearly and good luck at the U.W.!
Get ready for a wedding filled with so many incredibly beautiful details. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be here to document Stacey and Caton's wedding day...I was in heaven capturing all the beauty contained in this unique venue. I seriously couldn't put my camera down, it made it so hard to choose during the editing process! Below are just 'a few' of my favorites. Congrats S + C and thank you for choosing me to bring your wedding day memories to life, it was truly a joy!
I can't tell you how blessed I was to spend time shooting with these extraordinary friends of mine. They have such a passion for Jesus that just radiates between them. I know they can hardly wait to meet their little one (which they have already nicknamed 'Littleton', a play on their last name, Middleton). I couldn't be happier with the way these photos turned out, you can just see the pure joy they have in these photos! Congratulations Hannah and Noah, thank you for letting me take you aside for an hour to capture this precious time in your lives.
ANGIE JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Pacific Northwest Wedding and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer.