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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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!

Gender Reveal by Michelle Newell Photography
Gender Reveal by Michelle Newell Photography
Gender Reveal Session by Michelle Newell Photography

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Sweet Family || Pacific Northwest Family Portraits

What an absolutely sweet family! I had such a wonderful time meeting them and photographing their family portraits and also a special one year cake smash!! Here's a fun little sneak peek from their session!

Pacific Northwest Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Family Portraits by Michelle Newell

Some days, the best place to be is in Mommy's arms...

Pacific Northwest Family Portraits by Michelle Newell
Pacific Northwest Family Portraits by Michelle Newell

Everything is better with cake!

Pacific Northwest Family Portraits by Michelle Newell

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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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BRING ON SPRING!! || Pacific Northwest Portrait Photographer

I have never been MORE excited to welcome the month of March ever!! It means we're ONE month closer to spring! And boy am I ready!

Ready for warmer days, the smell of life blooming on the trees and the flowers sprouting from the ground. The smell of fresh cut grass and the sound of lawn mowers and dirt under my nails from planting seeds. I - AM - SO - READY!

I am also ready for OUTDOOR shoots!! I love my studio, but I also love shooting outside. Winter doesn't keep me indoors for shooting, but it is definitely much more enjoyable then when it is 30 and below outside!

I have definitely been grateful for the rest that winter brings, but this woman is ready to be OUTSIDE in the sunshine!!! Spring is booking up QUICKLY! We're already booking late April and May. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE don't delay in reserving your session with me!! I book quickly and once we're full, we're full.

Happy 1st day of March everyone!

Pacific Northwest Maternity Photography by Michelle Newell

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