Thompson Couple

It has been a crazy couple of weeks in the Conrad household! Part of that was taking 2 weeks off while my husband went on a  “business trip” of sorts then plunging head first into a weekend full of 5 sessions! Add that in with getting our house painted and sprayed this week and normal parenting  duties, I am running a little behind with blogging! Better late than never though!

Jumping back into the swing of thing with the Thompson couple! They drove up form Southern California over the weekend and I was lucky enough to be able to do a session with them while they were in town! This session was a photographers dream. Plan and simple. They rocked their session.  I gave them over 100 images from a 40 minute session! I love every single one of them! It was so hard to choose some highlights to post here! So I included  little more than I normally would. 😉

Enjoy these highlights from their sessions last weekend!

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Proctor Maternity

What happens when your 4 year old wakes up at 6AM? You end up being productive at 8 in the morning, which is normally when I would just now be getting out of bed. The joys of parenthood.

Now on to the Proctor’s.
You might have heard me say this before but these kiddos where so awesome for their shots. It was a cold and windy day when we shot this session so we knocked them out as fast as we could so that their dad could let me hang in the car. But it isn’t too often that you get some kids that all you have to do is tell them to cheesy really big and it works. They made my job so easy.
So did gorgeous Melissa and the absolutely stunning Puget Sound. I know I told you yesterday I could do maternity sessions every day but I should have been more clear. I could do beach maternity sessions every day even if Owens Beach doesn’t give us that gorgeous sun set I was hoping for (hey it was sunny no complaints at all from me).
Can you believe that this bump is due next month!?

Please enjoy these highlights from this session!
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Smith Maternity

I have this awesome job that lets me spend my weekends capturing the love and excitement of families as they anxiously wait for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. I will never tire of maternity sessions. I could do them every day and still get that fuzzy feeling of excitement each session. ❤
One of those families from this past weekend was the Smith’s. Not only does this little baby girl get two doting parents that can’t wait to meet her in June, but she is blessed with two older sisters to love and adore her as well. The weather really gave us the run around last week. Up until the morning off, it was set to ran all day, but thankfully it blew over and gave us a perfect Washington evening for this session to come to be.

Please enjoy these highlights from their family maternity session! As always these are only some of my chosen favorites. I wish I could share them all!
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Washington Adventures Part 2

Skagit Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon.

         It is pretty much a must for a photographer to make the 2 hour drive up north to the tulip fields from what I gather. Not that it wasn’t worth it. We had a lot of fun, especially the girls. Lucy, of course, loves anywhere that allows for her to run like the wild child she is. Lila is your typical 4 year old little girl and was in flower heaven looking at the different colors, patterns and types. We brought some home with us (and some fudge, its great if you are going grab some!)

Last week I got a bunch of new camera toys, one of which was the 105mm macro lens. So prepare yourself for a lot of super up close flower shots. I might have went a little overboard. I went into the tulip fields with the plan on only getting a micro shot of a pink one to hang in Lila’s very pink room and well you can see how it ended up. A lot of these will be making their way to our walls now!
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More Maternity

The last session from last weekends marathon. This Seattle beach might not have given us the dreamy sunset sky we were hoping for, and maybe it is just because I am new here, but I love the sun light clouds all the same. There is something about shooting on a real beach that still gets me so excited. It is so much better than using Lake Ontario in NY. Just yet another thing about this area that makes me love it even more.

Enjoy these highlights from these fellow former Dallas residents! This was another session that was just overflowing with keeper images. Unfortunately I can’t post all of the 90 images that mom and dad are getting but here are a few of my favorites.

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Johnson Maternity

I’m a little behind on blogging this session after taking off the past 4 days for the holiday with my family (check back on Wednesday for the blog post of our adventure photos!) and also because this session was so stunning I just could not pick a small number to post! I delivered 88 images from this session to this couple. That is almost double my average from a maternity session! I just found myself choosing image after image while culling. I got a little carried away over how adorable these two were together when shooting. It is a good problem to have. 😉

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Yang Maternity

Session number two from this past weekend is done! A gorgeous maternity session to a mommy to be due any day now! Look at how adorable and little that bump is! I know understand why everyone felt the need to remind me how little I was with both my pregnancy’s! I couldn’t even help it and I know how it feels. Haha. Their baby boy is gonna be such a heartbreaking from the look of his beautiful parents!

Enjoy these highlights from their session! I wish I could share them all but my sessions usually come with over 40 images! Sorry, I was really feeling the black and whites from this image. They are just so dreamy. ❤

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Snyder Family

Finally, a weekend without having to reschedule on account of rain! I could melt with happiness! It felt so good to get out and shoot this weekend. In some sun too! ❤
I love this “job” of mine! I feel so lucky to be able to do something I enjoy so much! In fact I was so excited, I was able to finish this session in record time! 2 day turn around!
The first of 4 sessions this past weekend is this adorable trio! I absolutely love how smiley mom and dad where. Nothing is going to make your pictures look better than when you give out real emotion like these two. They completely rocked their session! Little Ava was a complete doll. I mean she didn’t let out a single peep until right when we were done shooting and she was about to have to go back into the car.

Enjoy these highlights from their session!
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Washington Adventures Part 1

Last weekends exploration of our local little area of Washington!

Last month, the girls spent 2 weeks in Texas with family after a series of impromptu road trips landed me in Texas. During my kid free time I got into the habit of exploring the Washington trails, parks and nature reserves close by us every morning. I loved it so much. It was something that I knew we would continue once our family was whole again! Not every morning since lets because lets face it, we just don’t have the free time for that kind of devotion these days. But every free rainless weekend has a date with us and nature!

Here is a peak at last weekends exploration. The rain might have canceled all my sessions but it didn’t stop us from running out during a mid day break in showers!
We hung out with some ducks, played in the fields, picked flowers at every turn and even saw a little snake!

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I cant saw enough how much I love being in this state. I love it so much. I always thought that I was happy in NNY. I really did. But after getting here, settled and learning my way around, I know that I was only has happy as I could be living somewhere I hated. I am a city girl. I feel at home in traffic. I’m used to being surrounded by every kind of store you could imagine and all types of people. Except this area is different than Dallas, it is better suited for us. It seems to be handcrafted for people just like us. It is the perfect balance of city and nature. Not only can you go to Seattle and enjoy Pikes Place fresh food (which by way farm fresh goods is the key to my foody heart) but you can also go to beaches, mountains, trails through the forest, waterfalls, fields, anything your heart desires. As a bonus, I love the sound of rain and these temperatures aren’t to bad either. Oh and the chick fil a we are getting within the month and the whole foods coming in May pretty much sealed my heart away to the Seattle – Tacoma area for good. 😉

I’ve been here almost 5 months and already I could buy a house and live here forever. ❤

Hess Family

I can honestly say I will be sad to not be able to photograph this family again. 😦
I first meet the Hess family before little Dani was born, I did their maternity, birth and now these family sessions. Dani is so stinking cute. We turned 6 months old recently and I saw the status her mom posted on Facebook and literally said no way out loud. I can not believe that it has been that long. When you welcome babies into the world, I swear they grow up faster than even your own kids. You blink and then they are already crawling or getting ready to celebrate their 1st birthday way too soon. I feel like mothers and birth photographers should unite to help slow down time! 😉
Samantha is also an new and upcoming photographer in the Drum area! So I have been helping her out get started and grow over the past few weeks. I can’t wait to continue to watch her talent grow and little Dani, even if it does have to be from a far!

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