Baby Portraits

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
Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell
Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell
Baby Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell
Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell

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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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Photography on Display at Home || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I shared this earlier this year and wanted to re-share! Enjoy!

I love displaying my images in different ways around my house and want them to make an impact and statement, rather than just an after thought.

Often times walls can feel very overwhelming standing there all bare and big. We look at them with mass amounts of intimidation and wonder, "What am I going to hang there?? And HOW?" I think the HOW is the biggest question.

I absolutely LOVE Pinterest  for this very reason. Type in "Photography on Display" and it provide enormous amounts of ideas for how to display photos.

I came across this example on Pinterest and KNEW I had to do it in my house. When we moved 4 years ago, I had this really large hallway wall that needed something dramatic. Remembering the example below, I went BINGO! There's my solution! I purchased square frames from IKEA with mats and printed all of my images in black and white. I love hearing people's expressions when they see our "gallery wall" because it does the trick to not only make an impact, but solve the ever dreaded "big wall" problem.

Photography on Display

I am in a massive gold and brass obsession right now. And when I came across these vintage inspired frames from Anthropolie, I totally drooled! Not really =) I absolutely love them and will be purchasing a few of these to hang with vintage images of my grandparents and childhood photos.

Anthropologie Picture Frames

Clustering images can also feel overwhelming. But I found this awesome little chart on Pinterest that helps those who need the visual help on how to display images.

One little tip when doing clusters is to choose images that are either all shot from the same photo shoot OR to have all of your images in black and white. Often times photo cluster walls can look "messy" when there are a bunch of different images that have different styles in color and lighting. So choosing images that compliment each other in color and tone will help pull your wall display together.

One thing I love to do for my clients is create a visual using THEIR images so they can see and understand how they might display their images at home. Ariana Falerni Wall Guides helps make this quick and easy for me with endless options for my clients!

So then next time your photo shoot, don't fret! I'm here to help you from start to finish from stylizing your shoot to displaying them beautifully at home!

Family Love || Pacific Northwest Family Portraits

Oh sweet Addy, how are you one already?!

I have loved documenting this sweet family all the way back to the beginning of their love story and when they said "I do." And what a joy it has been to continue the journey to parenthood and Addy's first year. Such a privilege!

Here's a sneak peek from their session! Happy birthday sweet Addy!

Snohomish WA Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Snohomish WA Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Seattle WA Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Snohomish WA Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Seattle Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Snohomish WA Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Snohomish Family Portraits by Michelle Newell

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Avery Turns One || Pacific Northwest Baby Photographer

I love this sweet baby girl! I can't believe we celebrating her 1 year birthday already!!

Watching my clients families grow is a true honor! I have had the privilege of photographing hundreds of families and have watched baby after baby be welcomed into this world. And to document a child's first year is even more fun for me because I get to see and visit with these amazing people every few months.

Happy Birthday sweet Avery!!!! 

Snohomish Baby Photography by Michelle Newell
Snohomish Baby Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell
Seattle Baby Photography by Michelle Newell
Seattle Portrait Baby Photography by Michelle Newell
Seattle Portrait Photography by Michelle Newell

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