Raise your hand if trying to take a photo of your toddler makes you want to pull out your hair.
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who has a quiet 2 year old. If so, you are extremely blessed and should thank your lucky stars. Also, I might hate you just a tiny bit.
If you have a rambunctious toddler like I do, take comfort in knowing that all hope is not lost! It is possible to get a good photo. Even on your phone!
Newborn babies are one of my favorite subjects to photograph, but they can also be the most challenging since they don’t exactly follow directions. As a new parent, I know you’re both excited and nervous about your brand new baby’s session. So here are my top ten tips for helping your baby have the best newborn photo session possible.
I love pulling out my childhood photo album and flipping through all of the pages. The pages may be falling apart, but the memories that are in that book from birthdays to trips to the amusement park to opening Christmas presents are filled with emotion for me.
This is why I offer heirloom quality albums to my clients. There’s nothing quite like flipping through a book filled with your memories.
Choosing a family photographer can be a daunting task. With fall right around the corner, sessions are booking quickly. But how do you choose the photographer that's right for you? Do you have a list of photographers that you're considering? Let me help you narrow that list down!
Turning one is a huge milestone in a baby's life. Of course, you want this documented! What better way to celebrate than with an adorable Smash & Splash session? Not a big fan of the cake smash due to all the sugar? There are plenty of other fun messes to be had! From spaghetti to edible "paint" (typically yogurt with food coloring mixed in), there are plenty of options to accommodate your little one's first birthday!
Have you had the chance to explore Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue? I took the kids there this week to do some blueberry picking. Of course, being the family photographer that I am, I couldn't resist bring the camera a long to capture some fun lifestyle photos of the kids.
regret not having maternity photos taken. At the time, I thought I didn't need them, and that the money was better spent on things for the new baby. But now those things are gone, and I wish I had the photos.
What do you do when you love all of the photos from you recent photo session? Do you simply post them to Facebook and then never think about them again? I sure hope not!
Photo albums are one way to go if you have a large number of photos that you are in love with. However, if photo albums just aren't your thing, then let's talk image boxes!
School's been out for two weeks now here in Bellevue, which means it's vacation time! Photos are the best souvenir from vacations. Nothing you buy will evoke more memories than the photos that you take. Recently, we had the joy of taking our first Hawaiian family vacation. Of course, I took more photos than necessary. Looking back on all the photos that I took, I've compiled a list of my top 5 tips for capturing meaningful photos on your family vacation.
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful newborn and his family in their Sammamish home. Working with this family was an absolute joy, and the newborn cuddles made the whole experience even better!
As a photographer, working with local Seattle teens is a dream. They're still young enough that they still embody innocence. Yet they're old enough that they take directions so well. A welcome breath of fresh air after trying to get both of my little ones to model for me. 😂
When I first moved to Bellevue, I didn't expect Seattle to be as culturally diverse as California. I am so very glad that I was wrong. I just love seeing all of the cultural diversity this area has to offer!
As a boy mom, I get a little giddy when I have the opportunity to photograph other boys. I think maybe it's because I feel a little like I'm glimpsing into my children's futures.
The S&S contest is an enormous photo contest. I mean enormous! There were over 413k photos submitted this year from 160 countries! Seriously guys. Wow!
Fifty of those 413k photos were mine. I'm not going to share all fifty with you, but I will share my best performing photos.
I absolutely love how culturally diverse Seattle is. When I had the opportunity to photograph children representing their heritage, there was no question that this was something I absolutely wanted to do! First up is Violet, representing the country of Belarus.
Are you as excited for cherry blossom season as I am? I've been stalking the University of Washington's live quad cam, and it's predicted they'll be in full bloom in just about a week! Last year I was lucky enough to photograph this adorable family during the full bloom.Despite the crowds, we were able to get some great shots!
Do you know what I love most about photographing children? How much personality can fit into such tiny bodies! When Baby P showed up with her family for to get their photos taken, she commanded attention from the get go. She was full of spunk and had the absolute best expressions!
Check out this gorgeous golden hour family photo session by Bellevue photographer, Jennifer Lukes Photography.
Jennifer Lukes meets up with Cindy, another family photographer, to exchange creative headshot sessions at Bellevue Downtown Park.
It's hard to believe that Baby J is already a year old. And now he is walking, climbing, jumping, and getting into everything! I suppose it's time to stop calling him Baby J.
Read more to discover adorable photos of Baby J's cake smash and splash photography session in Eastside Seattle with Jennifer Lukes Photography.
First birthdays are a big deal. In Korean culture, the celebration can be as big as a wedding, bar mitzvah, quinceañera. While we didn't go quite that big for Baby J's first birthday party, it certainly was a big deal to us.