Sienna Turns ONE! || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I can't believe it has been almost a year since Sienna's newborn portraits and now she is almost ONE!!! Wow! Does time fly by FAST!! She is such a fun spunky baby with an awesome little personality!!! Not to mention, she knew how to pose for my camera! ;) Such a sweet baby!

Happy Almost Birthday Sweet Sienna!

Pacific Northwest Baby Photography by Michelle Newell

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Born From The Heart || Pacific Northwest Newborn Photographer

I didn't give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.

For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn’t give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.

--- Unknown

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Meeting baby Daniel was incredible. He met his forever family on his birthday, the day he was welcomed into this world. He was welcomed into the most loving of arms who have been waiting and praying for him for years. Hearing the journey his parents have been on brought me to tears as we talked during his session. He tugged on my heartstrings even just at 10 days old. 

This little man is a world changer. You just wait and see. 

Spring Beauty || Pacific Northwest Maternity Photographer

Last week the rain would not let up. It was dark and moody outside. But that didn't stop us from heading outside for some beautiful maternity portraits!

I have known Selome for quite a few years. I have had the privilege of capturing her 3 beautiful children and now this beautiful moment as she prepares to welcome her 4th. I could not be more thrilled for her and her family!

I absolutely loved that she brought this amazing dress which her sister had just brought back from Ethiopia, where her family is from. The content of Africa has a special place in my heart. Especially after living there when I was a child and going back after I graduated college... 

Can you believe she is only one week away from her due date in this picture?! She looks AMAZING and I can't wait to meet her newest addition!

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Daddy's Little Hunter || Pacific Northwest Newborn Photographer

I get a lot of prop requests for newborn sessions. But bringing in a rack was, believe it or not, a first in 10 years! I loved incorporating them into the session! 

Happy Hunting Lil' Dude! You're going to have some great bonding time with your Daddy!

Daddy's Little Hunter by Michelle Newell Photographry

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Sweet Evan || Pacific Northwest Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Evan came to the studio last week. He hardly made a peep and rocked his session! I have had the privilege of photographing his older sisters as well when they were newborns starting 5 years ago.

Love watching these sweet families grow!

Pacific Northwest Newborn Photography by Michelle Newell

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A Week from Blogging || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I needed a break from blogging... So I took it. Haha!

I've mentioned this before, but as entrepreneurs, it's easy to not stop. To keep going and not take a break from things. Especially when EVERYTHING about your business is dependent on YOU.

About a week ago, we took a little family trip for some much needed R&R. We needed it. Time to ourselves. Time to have fun. Time away from the "everyday." Our first two nights were spent at Great Wolf Lodge, which in all honesty, was for my daughter. Haha! Then we headed to Lake Quinault Lodge, which was amaaaaaazing! It is nestled in the Quinault Rain Forest in the Olympic National Forest and was beautiful. We sat by a crackling fire, played in the pool, and drove Hwy 101 along the coast on the way home. 

We certainly live in one of the most beautiful places. I really do love the Pacific Northwest! So many different landscapes and picturesque moments.

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After returning we headed into a busy week. Thus the need to not to take a break from blogging. But, I'm back and there are sneak peeks to be posted! So STAY TUNED!!!

Happy Monday and ALMOST SPRING!!!!!