Chris & Jenny || Pacific Northwest Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful honor of photographing Jenny & Chris' beautiful wedding in Issaquah, Washington. These two are world changers. They have a passion for God and a passion for people and their hearts are infectious. I am so grateful to know them and beyond honored that they asked me to document their day!

Here is a small little sneak peek of their portraits. More to come! Stay tuned!!!!

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To Everything there is a Season

As some of you know, we have been home just over 3 months with our sweet son. We absolutely love and adore him and are so thankful for this adoption journey that brought him to us and us to him. He is beyond a joy!

Throughout these past 3 months it has become very clear that life has different seasons. I have always known this, but it is even more apparent now. If you know me, you know I don't sit down very often. I am a go-go-go kinda girl that enjoys juggling a lot. But right now, in this current season, I am [humbly] realizing that I juggling a lot would not be wise. I am learning that I need to set some things aside for the betterment of myself, my family, and also for my business.

Doing things halfhearted is not in my genes either. If I am going to do something, I am going to do it and do it to the best of my ability. And with that, I have been needing to take a hard look at what I am able to balance within my business. 

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Over the past 10 years (going on 11) I have had the joy and privilege of photographing hundreds of newborns. And with that, grew a passion to educate and teach on the importance of newborn safety on many different platforms. 

If you have ever been in one of my newborn sessions, you will quickly know that these are not short and quick sessions. They take time, methodical movement, and patience to ensure the newborns utmost safety throughout the entire session. These sessions typically run between 2-3 hours in length, depending on the baby. Once the session is over, post production and editing of the images comes next. Each image is carefully edited in a way that reflects my artistic nature and is also another outlet for artistry, which isn't a quick process, but something I love doing.

Prior to leaving for China in November, I felt and knew that things were beginning to shift and change. That when we arrived home, I would need to take time to focus on our new son and allow time for transition in our new family unit. And throughout these 3 months post travel, I have been seeing more and more that something has to give and be placed on pause. And that something is Newborn Photography.

As difficult it is for me to not photograph these beautiful new babies, I know that this is the right decision. My career is not over as a professional photographer. I am still booking and photographing babies 6 months of age and up, along with portraits (family, individuals etc), and a small number of weddings. However, the amount of sessions I will be currently booking will be limited.

I couldn't be more grateful for the past 10+ years as a photographer and newborn photographer. I have had the honor and privilege of documenting so many beautiful babies and have loved doing it. I will greatly miss holding these sweet babes during this season. But know that I will have the opportunity to do it again in the future.

Thank you for all the love and support throughout our journey and road to welcoming our sweet son into our lives. We absolutely adore him and are so blessed beyond words that God has brought us all together. I would do it all over again...

xoxo,

Jordan & Natalie || Pacific Northwest Intimate Wedding

Over the last 10 years of being a professional photographer, I have had the privilege and honor of photographing many weddings of all sizes. All unique. All sacred. All beautiful.

On September 16th, Jordan and Natalie made vows to each other in a beautiful ceremony located at the groom's parents beautiful sprawling 10 acre home. With just 8 people attending, this intimate affair was nothing but perfection.

I absolutely loved photographing this day! To be a part of such an intimate ceremony was truly an honor.

Natalie & Jordan,
May God's face shine upon your marriage and bless you abundantly! Thank you for inviting me to document your beautiful and spectacular day! Enjoy this sneak peek!
Michelle

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Adoption Update || Personal

My blog has been a tad quiet here on my business website. That is not for the lack of goings on, but the opposite. Life has been extremely full as we near travel for our adoption.

In fact, we are so close I can taste it and each day is another agonizing day of waiting for the next piece of paper that needs to be signed and sent off. But let me also say, IT IS ALLLLLLLL WORTH IT!

If you would like to follow along on our adoption journey, I will be make frequent updates on my personal blog: Living the Everyday.

This has been the most incredible journey I have every been on since marrying my husband and giving birth to our daughter. It is incredible and I can't wait to meet our little guy!

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The "E" Family || Pacific Northwest Family Portraits

I had the honor of photographing this incredible family a few weeks ago. They are wonderful people inside and out and I love their story of how they have grown their family throughout the years. 

The adoption process is an amazing journey. It may not be easy, but it is amazing. I have had the privilege of being surrounded by awesome families like this one who have encouraged us as we continue our process. And I cling to the guidance and wisdom families like this one provides in preparing us to bring our little guy home.

It was a blessing to photograph this wonderful family!

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Hollis Turns ONE! || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

Documenting a baby's first year is such a blast for me! To see them from itty-bitty babe's to sitting up and standing by their first year is just too much fun! It also reminds me of how FAST a year goes by!

This one year session was particularly fun for me because this sweet girl is one of four of whom I have photographed all of her brothers since they were peanuts in their mommy's tummy! Not to mention her mommy is CRAZY talented and made her birthday banner and had the BRILLIANT idea of doing her cake smash OUTSIDE! Ten years I have been a photographer and never once did I think to do a messy cake smash outside. Seriously, brilliant! LOL

Happy Birthday Sweet Hollis!!

Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell
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Gender Reveal || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I just love this sweet couple!

I have known them prior to their engagement and have had the incredible opportunity of documenting their love grow from dating through marriage and now baby #2! To say being a photographer and documenting these incredible life moments is a privilege is a complete understatement. 

I could not be more thrilled for Courtney & Austin and their sweet baby boy who will be joining us in 2018!!! I can't wait to meet him! Here's a fun little sneak peek from their gender reveal session!

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Gender Reveal by Michelle Newell Photography
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