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One of my favorite things about being a local newborn photographer is when families trust to me to continue capturing their baby’s first year photos. I call these milestone sessions Watch Me Grow. Lily’s family scheduled her cake smash session and 6 month session right after we completed newborn – ensuring they would not miss out on capturing a thing for her first year!

For my cake smash sessions I like to keep the focus on your sweet baby! I don’t overwhelm your little one with elaborate set ups, props, and balloons which can be very distracting. Just your cute baby and a simple little cake is all we need! I am happy to add a whimsical touch with some fresh flowers or a cake topper also, and I have a nice variety of cake stands you can use too. Of course, before we get messy I always do a couple set ups of your baby to capture this stage with regular portraits as well.

My goal is to make the whole experience convenient and easy for you. Even better, I do all the clean up afterwards so you get the leave the mess in the studio!

Are you looking for a cake smash session in Puyallup or the surrounding area? I am now booking for both existing and new clients. It is best to reach out 2-3 months before your baby’s birthday to ensure availability and schedule the perfect time. Please take a look at my gallery and get in touch for additional details.

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Bonney Lake is a fast growing little town just a stone’s throw from my cozy Sumner photography studio. With so many families moving in to the area, that means new babies too. I am happy to take their Bonney Lake newborn photos of course! Although I have families come from Seattle and north, Tacoma, and all the way down south as far as Olympia, Bonney Lake families only have a few minutes drive for their newborn session.

Before baby arrived it was so nice to meet the rest of the family for a studio maternity session. These photoshoots are nice and relaxed and the perfect way for us to get to know each other before the big day comes. I offer maternity photos as an add-on when you book a newborn session.

Mom was so excited to have a baby girl to complete her family of four. For her Bonney Lake newborn photos she wanted them to be feminine and timeless. I included different shades of pink to compliment her beautiful skin tone. My signature sessions are the most popular option with families as they include poses with mom, dad, and siblings too. My personal favorite of the whole series in the one with Candice holding a little felted deer from Lana and Wren. It is my homage to the beautiful Pacific Northwest we live in!

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I met Rowan’s mom while working on a project at St Elizabeth’s hospital. She told me all about how he was the youngest of 4 kiddos and was already showing signs of walking at 9 months. She chose me to be their Enumclaw baby photographer to capture these milestones. Everyone knows they grow up so fast….but when your baby walks early it seems they grow up even faster! I am guessing that being the youngest in the family, he just wanted to keep up with his older siblings. I am so happy to capture these stages after a newborn session. Smiling, sitting, standing and first birthdays are all such special times of development. What better way to celebrate than adorable pictures – and I make it ever easier by including all the outfits and props so you just have to bring your happy little one!

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A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye, and gives it a wink.

– Gina Carey

Waiting for your newborn baby to arrive is a challenge! Every bone is your body is ready to hold that precious new life in your arms. You experience such excitement and anticipation waiting for baby. Of course don’t forget you also get that famous pregnancy glow. There is nothing more beautiful than a mom-to-be. As a Puyallup maternity photographer I am so honored to celebrate this time with beautiful pregnancy photos.

Trust an expert maternity photographer to make you look and feel your best while capturing these priceless images. Even better, trust this gorgeous mom to be…here is what she had to say in her own words:

Puyallup maternity photographer – boho session in studio

“I just had my maternity shoot with Tami!! She made me feel like a movie star, which can sometimes be hard when you’re carrying a ton of extra weight and your body feels like it could snap! She has this easyness about her where you feel comfortable right from the start.

The studio has a homey boho vibe that is welcoming and her props and vision is beautiful. She has a great variety of dresses to take photos in, which is awesome so you don’t have to spend the extra money on finding the right dress to wear once. Tami also made a crown/headband made of fresh greenery, it was so thoughtful and just the right pop of color!

Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and beautiful!! I can’t wait for my photos and I cannot wait for our newborn session!” – Kaleena

Maternity photo sessions are available to add on to any newborn photography booking. Please take a peek at the gallery and get in touch to schedule your session.

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Nothing is more special than when a family returns to you for a second baby! I photographed his big sister a couple years ago. Now this little guy who has completed their family. I am excited to share this Seattle newborn organic boy session with you since baby Ozzy is just the cutest thing! We chose lots of neutral and organic tones, including cream, succulent green, and a touch of grey. Mom loves the natural feel of these colors. Even better, the colors really compliment their nursery decor.

A huge benefit of booking your session with Butterfly Kiss Photography is all the unique props and accessories that I have hand selected for you to use. All you have to do is bring your baby! I have a palette of soft earthy colors and natural tones, like this gorgeous succulent green knit wrap and hat set from Little Acorn Props. Little Acorn Props is a small woman owned business. Choosing me as your photographer means you are also supporting many other creative moms!

And did you see his adorable chin dimple?!? That has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. As a mother myself, I love capturing these special little details with close up macro photography of baby’s dimples, chin, nose, lips, fingers, and toes! This is included with every newborn session package I offer.

Looking for Seattle newborn photography? If you are expecting a sweet little baby, whether its your first baby, second baby or more, I would love to create something perfect just for you to remember this time for ever. Please get in touch HERE for complete details and current openings.

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Baby Nolan arrived just after Christmas – the most precious gift any mom could ask for. Long before baby arrived, she sought out a Tacoma Newborn studio that would mesh with her neutral and modern home. One of the biggest compliments I receive as a photographer is a mom like this, who tell me “do whatever I want, I love your portfolio!” It is so important to be able to trust your photographer to deliver what you expect, the style and quality of professional photos that will last a lifetime. Mom has kindly shared her birth story with all of you today, read on to find out more about her amazing Doctor at St. Joseph’s Hospital – who put her at ease even when life threw her a curve ball.

Neutral and Natural Tacoma Newborn Studio Photography

Nolan made his grand debut in this world on Friday January 4th, 2019. I was one week over due and was scheduled to be induced but nature kicked into gear and I went into labor naturally less than 12 hours before my induction appointment. I had a very easy non-stressful pregnancy expect for the morning/all day sickness the first 20 weeks so I was ready to take on labor and delivery this boy like a champ. I initially didn’t even know I was in labor probably do to my high pain tolerance but my husband Eric knew other wise.

Once we arrived at the hospital we got checked in, was assigned a room and labored all night until 7 am when I was fully dialed and ready to push. I was lucky enough to have my doctor on call that day so I knew who was going to delivery baby Nolan and this made me feel very as ease. After pushing hard for 4 hours my stubborn little Irish babe didn’t budge one bit. At this point my doctor made the call to intervene with a c-section due to Nolan’s position and his failure to descend. This was a curve ball that I didn’t see coming at all. My husband and I got emotional about this but we knew I was in good hands and I trusted my doctor like I would a sister. Within 10 minutes of making the decision to move forward with a c-section I was in the operating room and ready to meet my little guy.

I opted for the clear drape so I could see Nolan as soon as he was removed from my abdomen but at this point I was up for over 24 hours and could barley keep my eyes open. Thank god for cell phones cause my husband was able to capture the moment on video so we could revisit it and show Nolan when he’s older. I am blessed mama to have a healthy and happy baby that arrived into this world in an unexpected way but nonetheless worth it every little bit. I am now a member of the c-section mama club and have much more compassion then I did before for women who give birth by c-section. I never thought of it as a big deal but now that I’ve gone through it, I have a completely different view and understanding. It was hard not being able to care for Nolan the way I wanted to after having him and for the next 5 days due to the pain level and not being able to move much at all.

Two week postpartum I am almost 100% back to spunky self with some minor restrictions and wouldn’t change a thing for the world. I would like to share my deepest appreciation to my doctor who guided me from the very beginning to the end. I was treated like I was her only patient even thought she’s probably the most requested and busiest obgyn at St.Joes and to my rockstar of a husband. Without Eric I couldn’t of done it alone and he stepped in and took the best care of Nolan and I. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world to have my husband and now to have my sweet baby boy Nolan Quinn.

Thank you so much for sharing your story mama!

Are you looking for a Tacoma Newborn Studio with a natural and earthy vibe to capture your modern newborn photos? I would love to work together, just get in touch HERE and we can discuss the details.

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“Everything has Changed, yet I am more me than I ever have been.” – Iain Thomas

Motherhood is a beautiful thing and it begins even before your newborn baby even arrives.  Capturing your maternity session at my Sumner photography studio is a priceless experience. I offer pregnancy photos in addition to my newborn photography sessions, for moms-to-be in Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia and beyond. As a Puyallup Newborn Photographer I have the unique opportunity capture that beautiful pregnancy glow; I may not be able to bottle it up for later, but these pictures are as close as it gets.

Maternity sessions in studio are very relaxed.  You can choose to focus on mom only, or add in your partner and other children to include the whole family. To make things even easier, I also have a studio wardrobe with some beautiful organic style gowns that you can borrow. Just take a peek HERE for some examples.  If you prefer, you can bring your own outfit. I just love the beautiful flowy dresses available from Fillyboo and Free People. I have a wonderful dress buyback program and I am happy to help you with wardrobe selection. If you are looking for a Puyallup maternity photographer for beautiful organic photos to celebrate your pregnancy glow, I would love to hear from you HERE.

Puyallup Maternity Photographer Now Booking

If you are expecting please take a look at the newborn gallery and get in touch to check availability for your session. Together we can create something a little magical just for you!

Butterfly Kiss Photography is located in lovely downtown Sumner, and has easy access from Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.  As seen at Tacoma’s St Joseph Hospital and The Birthing Inn.

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I am so completely honored and grateful with each family that chooses me to be their Tacoma newborn photographer.  This is year has been especially wonderful for my small business.  I have had the chance to photograph babies from as far north of Seattle as Kirkland, and as far south of Tacoma as Olympia, and all the places in between like Bonney Lake, Puyallup, and Gig Harbor!  I captured newborn photos for several families stationed at JBLM too.  I thought it would be fun to put together a little “baby award” post to share some of the highlights for 2017, along with this born in 2017 collage.

Many of these sweet faces were also featured in my artwork display at St Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma…you can take a virtual walk through of that HERE.

This year I photographed 49 Newborn sessions, 55 babies total, with 6 sets of twins!  I have photographed babies for same sex couples, single parents, foster babies, adopted babies, and babies resulting from fertility treatments.  I have photographed African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Caucasian, and mixed race babies.  It was such a joy to celebrate with each of these unique families and capture their precious new arrival.  I thought it would be fun to do something besides just share this collage and I came up with these fun “baby awards” to highlights a few newborns in particular.

So without further ado, the award for…….

Smallest Baby – Epiphany, 4lbs 11oz

Smallest Set of Twins – Cashton + Kingston

Biggest Baby – Ian,  9lbs 2.9oz

Biggest Set of Twins – Dean and Owen, 6lbs 8oz + 6lbs 3oz

Biggest Family – Reagan‘s family

Biggest Pooper – Roslyn (sorry mom!)

Most Original Session – Ilakauisa Alessandra (Kisa)

The Most Hair – Grace

Most Cooperative Siblings – Sutton’s big sister and brother

Best Tattoo on a Parent – Goldie‘s dad

My Favorite Family Photo – Adler‘s Family

Biggest Miracle – Carter

Most Liked Photo on Social Media – HarlowAnd that’s a wrap!  Thank you 2017 for being an amazing year…and I am looking forward to an ever more amazing 2018!

Your Seattle Tacoma Newborn Photographer

Are you looking for a newborn baby photographer between Seattle and Tacoma, including Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Gig Harbor and Olympia, to capture your brand new baby? If so, please take a look at the newborn gallery and get in touch to check availability for your session. Together we can create something a little magical just for you!

 

 

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I am so excited for my first annual Baby’s First Christmas Milestone Photo Sessions this year!  These are special edition Watch Me Grow Sessions that include both classic AND holiday set ups! I have been searching far and wide to collect the most special and unique Christmas props that will perfectly compliment your little one ages 6 weeks to One Year just for this event.

VIP registration opens today, November 7th 2017 at 10am for email subscribers….you have less than two hours to join up and snag a spot first!  If you are not already receiving emails sign up HERE.

Registration for any remaining spots will open up Wednesday, November 8th 2017 at 10am.  To register for your session please send a message via the contact form.

In the meantime here is a peek at what you can expect for these special edition sessions: I have been dreaming of gingerbread and cozy furs, Buffalo check and Christmas plaid, topped with reindeer and polar bears, OH MY!

Adorable 9-12 months suspender outfit from Leah Michelle Creations, and 9-12 months fur romper from Olive & Elm.

Both these darling handmade winter outfits come from the talented Sew Whimsey and are adjustable to fit girls from 5-12 months.

I have a ton of gorgeous one-of-a-kind headbands and tiebacks that will add the perfect holiday touch to any outfit!  Created by The Dainty Miss, GoodnightMoon Props, Avonli Baby and more!

How about these SUPER cute reindeer rompers in winter white and camel! These Pup and Frank creations will look super cute on all the one year olds!

PLAID!!!!

Polar bear hats and striped sleep caps for the boys and the girls!

Celebrate your baby’s first Christmas Milestone Photo Session with Butterfly Kiss Photography!

I just love this beautiful Christmas color palette and cannot wait to photograph ALL the sweet babies this holiday season.  When you sign up for this special edition Watch Me Grow event, not only will you get cute pictures like those above, you will also have classic set ups for timeless photos you can hang in your home all year ’round.

To find out more, check availability or register for your session, please get in touch via the contact form or directly.

Butterfly Kiss Photography is a Tacoma newborn photographer specializing in brand new baby pictures and babies up to one year old.  The beautiful natural light studio located in historic downtown Sumner serves Seattle, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Tacoma, Olympia and families in all of Western Washington.

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