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maternity + newborn

One of my favorite photo sessions are maternity + newborn.   I absolutely love photographing a couple who, in just a couple of months, will be meeting their baby for the first time.  The excitement and the anticipation is so thrilling for me.  And then, seeing them transform into new parents and photographing them with their new baby at home… there is nothing more special than that!

Meet this lovely couple, who had a beautiful baby girl, with the most precious little eyes and lips.  I love the connection she had with her parents, even though she was less than 2 weeks old!

West Family + Fall Mini-Sessions

We have such short summers here in Seattle, I am always savoring every last drop of sunshine we can get. And even through September, I am usually in denial that Fall has arrived. But, it is just around the corner. I can feel it. School is starting next week, I’ve already seen Halloween decorations, so I know Christmas can’t be far away.

And that leads me to Fall sessions. It’s time to start thinking about holiday cards! I’m offering mini sessions on Saturday, October 12th in the morning. I have a few spots left, so if you’re interested, please email me at and I’ll send you the details!

I mean, you do want to be photographed in this beautiful Fall light, right?


When I arrived to photograph Dexter, his mom told me, he can scream.  Of course, he screams. Doesn’t every newborn cry? When it’s not your newborn, it’s such a sweet cry, isn’t it?  When I was there, Dexter was on his best behavior.  Didn’t make a peep.  Slept almost the entire time.  Until the end…when he let out a wail and even surprised me.  His mom laughed.  Told you, she said.  I still took his picture…kicking, screaming, crying.  So his parents can prove to him later that he really had a good pair of lungs when he was young.  I’ve decided to only post the ones where he is sleeping peacefully. Dexter, you can thank me later.

I am in love with the album they ordered.  These pictures don’t do it justice.

June 18, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Jamie - Leave it to my boy to scream/cry enough to surprise someone who works with newborns and poop on a pretty potential client. Early signs that I have a social deviant on my hands.

Thank you Mimi for capturing him in such a sweet, silent state. We treasure these. We particularly will when we start getting called into the principal’s office!

Preston | Newborn + 6 months

Oh my sweet Preston. Cutest little nephew on the planet. I can’t believe he’s almost one. I traveled to California to photograph him at one month old, and saw him again at Christmas when he was 6 months old. He’s changed so much over the last year, growing from this tiny little human being to a full fledged walking almost-one-year-old. I can’t wait to be there when he turns one. I’ll be there with my camera to capture the cake-smashing fun! For now, here are some of my favorite images from his previous sessions.

Miss Cassie

Six years. That’s how long I waited for this photo session. When I was pregnant with my oldest, my friend Erin, a very talented photographer, graciously agreed to take my maternity photos. They are images that I treasure so much. In fact, Sophia was just flipping through the album the other day and got such a kick out of seeing photos of me pregnant with her. I told Erin that someday, I would return the favor. After Sophia was born, she generously donated her time again to photograph us as a new family. And once again, I pleaded that I could do the same for her some day.

Over the years, as I enjoyed the joys of motherhood, Erin waited for her time to come. It is agonizing to watch a friend desperately want to become a mother, but couldn’t. We rejoiced with her with the birth of her first daughter Maggie. And when Miss Cassie was born earlier this month, I was beyond thrilled when Erin asked me to photograph her.

To be able to capture this miracle of life and photograph Erin as a mother is something that meant the world to me. It took six years. But it was totally worth the wait.