Sweet baby Taylor // North Bend lifestyle newborn photographer

Hello ALL!

HAPPY MONDAY! I wonder if any other people dread Mondays? LOL! I am sure I could find one or two others out there! I sometimes find myself feeling a little blue when this day comes around, especially with some drizzly weather, SO in hopes to change my view of Mondays I plan to blog pure sweetness so that it can brighten up my day! WELL, this post ought to brighten up mine and ANY ONE ELSE who sees it!

This adorable family just welcomed this sweet little lady, making Ava a big sister! And what a great big sis she is going to be! Loved every minute of this session! Enjoy!

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I just LOVE little baby details!

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Thanks for stopping by! If you are expecting a sweet bundle of joy I would love to capture some super sweet memories for you! Contact me NOW! :)

Cheers!
Angie

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Learn Your Camera Workshop // federal way photographer

Its that time again….FINALLY! We will be offering our third “learn your camera” workshop! We are super excited and hope you are too! The last 2 classes went so great and so we are totally pumped for this third round!!!

This is a great class for many people and for many reasons: those that have a nice slr camera and want to know more settings than auto, for those that have a desire to take some creative control over their images, those that take a ton of vacations or day trips and want to document them or simply want to capture their beautiful family.

In this class we will cover camera equipment, camera settings, exposure, composition and touch on lighting! It will start with a lecture, we’ll have lunch (*snacks and beverages will be provided), then we’ll have a model to photograph so we can have some hands on experience, then a question and answer round as well! We will cover it all!

This valuable class is still set an incredible introductory price of $199 plus tax! BUT even at that great price do you want to save some more money???? GET A FRIEND TO JOIN YOU and you each get to enroll for only $175 plus tax each!! WOW! I will limit this workshop to 12 people SO DONT WAIT!!!! It will be held in federal way and approximate hours will be 10a to 330p BUT all final details will be sent to each person after they have paid the initial retainer fee. SPREAD the word!!

To book, it requires a $100 retainer fee and the rest will be due day of the workshop! CLICK the paypal “add to cart” button below!




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We have a STUDIO in Tacoma!

WOW! its been more than a month since my last blog! ACK! I really will get more consistent with this I know it! But for my first post in a while i am SUPER excited for it to be this one!

WE HAVE A STUDIO! Its this super sweet little space in downtown Tacoma that is PERFECT for newborn, baby, boudoir and even family or seniors! Its also great to have this early part of the year since our weather is SO unpredictable! Here are some great shots that I have been able to capture there in the short time that I have had this studio!

Newborn/baby/family

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Children

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fashion/senior

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And what is amazing about the studio is the location! It is in the heart of my favorite places to shoot in the awesome city of Tacoma! Here are some shots from the surrounding areas!
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These are just a few! I am SO incredibly thrilled about this and I am ready to start booking you all NOW! :) So get in touch with me to schedule! Spots are limited as I share this space with a few other amazing photographers!!!

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My thanks you’s and Wishes // lifestyle family photographer

Some of the greatest advice ever given to me was to be careful what you write/post/share online because once it is written it will ALWAYS be there. Good or bad! So you need to be careful what you say, how you say it, where you post it because if you decided that you may have been rude, or came across wrong, or a posted personal opinion that others may not agree with, its too late to take it back, it’s out there, in cyberspace, FOREVER! This advice has saved me a time or two, that’s for sure. BUT today? Today i want everything I am about to write to be saved forever, out in the world, for all to read and to remember. As it is about one of my GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS in life. Evan.

TODAY is my sons SIXTH birthday. He is my first born. He is my world changer. He is my second first love. I know he is only six and cannot read this but maybe one day he will. And I feel that, with all of the changes we have had in this last year that this birthday deserves my “Thank You’s and Wishes for you” birthday blog post.

As most of you know, the very end of 2013 we added Owen Charles to our beautiful family (my third first love). AND some of you may have read my other personal blog post (here) about my life and business changes and i touched a little bit on the fact that becoming a family of four has had its challenges FOR SURE. Owen has demanded so much of my time this past year (and i would NOT change that for one second) but the most amazing part of last year has all to do with EVAN! SO here it is, my letter to you sweet boy!

Dear Evan,

I know all parents say this BUT all parents mean it when they say, “i still remember that first moment I held you!” and that is because the overwhelming love and joy and pride and fear we all feel is so strong that it becomes engraved in our mind as one of the most amazing moments in history, and who could forget one of the most amazing moments in history? NOT ME! babyevannewborn

I want you to know how thankful I am that God blessed me with YOU as my baby!

Thank you for your beautiful smile. It was you, and you alone, that pushed me to go after MY dreams! You gave me a reason to pick up a camera “for real” and want to learn and grow in my passion so i could capture the essence of you, savor you as a baby, toddler, kid. So I cannot say thank you enough for that. An adult finding and carrying out their own passion and doing what they love as a career is not only rare but it is one of the greatest gifts one can have and you, my sweet little baby, gave it to me!

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Thank you for your curiosity. You zest for life and your desire to learn amazes me! And to add on to that, how fast you learn is shocking. Keep exploring, learning, watching and growing.

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Thank you for your stories, your wit, and sharing your creative mind. You have helped me open my ears and not my mouth. You have always, since a young age, had so much to say. And i am thankful i listened. You make me laugh, and even cry (happy tears), with all the funny, sweet and creative things you tell me. Keep your creative mind flowing and never deprive the world of ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY!

 

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Thank you for being my first model! It warms my heart to think of all the fun places we’ve explored, things we’ve done and while doing so, you let me practice my “skills” at the same time. Memories made that will be locked in my heart forever and in digital format for me to revisit many times over and over!

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Thank you for your passion. You may now, as a child, throw a ‘passionate’ fit here and there (ok, maybe more than here and there). BUT that just proves you have so much passion! Once you grow, and find what make you happy, you will direct this passion towards it and that will make you unstoppable! Never loose your passion!

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THANK YOU for being the most amazing big brother ever. I am so blessed and so thankful that you have welcomed Owen with open arms since before he was even born! Evan, i know that he takes up a ton of my time, time that use to be all yours and you have handled it gracefully and maturely. You have never once complained. You have been my little helper from day one! you will NEVER know the depth of my love for you and it only makes it stronger watching you play with Owen, teach him and love him. You are the best role model for him and i pray he will know how lucky he is to have you as his big brother. I also pray that your guys’ bond will be forever and ever and just get stronger and stronger!

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Thank you for trying new things outside of your comfort zone! These times are what help build your self esteem, courage and adaptability. I never want to see you embarrassed or scared but it is in those crucial moments that you will find your abilities and strength. Keep on trying new things, they don’t all have to stick, but from each new experience you will learn something valuable from it!

tkdAND thank you….{sigh}…..thank you for LOVING ME! I dream, and pray, and hope, and yearn for the assurance that i am doing right by you! You are my world, my baby, my first born. I am the luckiest mother in the world and I want you to know that! Even though my time and efforts are now divided between you and your brother, that doesn’t mean they are cut in half, it means they have doubled. I know I may be a little overbearing, neurotic, and simply emotional when it comes to you and your brother but know that it comes from the deepest goodness of my heart. I will never stop loving you and will be here for you always.

I hope we stay close forever. longhair5thbday

Happy birthday buddy. Mama is SO proud of you! now go and conquer the world!!!

xoxo

Love always and forever.

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Angie and Paul SEAHAWKS GIVEAWAY!!! // seattle lifestyle photographers

Hello and GOOD SUNNY MONDAY MORNING!

And we are just under ONE WEEK away from SUPER BOWL SUNDAY where our amazing team is competing again in HUGE HOPES for a DOUBLE Super Bowl win! #rePete 

In honor of this BIG moment we wanted to celebrate with a BIG giveaway! If they WIN we will be giving away THREE (in honor of the one and only Russell Wilson #3) $75 GIFT CERTIFICATES towards a lifestyle session PLUS 12 (in honor of the 12th man) BONUS DIGITAL images with your session*

THAT is a HUGE bonus!!! Contest will run until Saturday Jan 31st! Winners will be announced Tues feb 3rd!

IF for any chance they play their hearts out, like we know they will, and come up a little short, we will still giveaway ONE $75 Gift Cert and 12 Bonus images!!! SO ENTER and get as MANY entries as you can!

Here is how to enter:

1. LIKE our FACEBOOK page here (one entry)

2. FOLLOW our Instagram here (one entry)

3. REPOST our picture on your instagram feed with the hashtag #angieandpaulgiveaway up to TWICE A DAY (one entry PER time you repost! Can be up to 12 entries if you post 2 times a day- must have hashtag to count)

4. SHARE this image on your FACEBOOK account up to 2 times a day TAGGING our business page ( one entry PER time you share! Can be up to 12 entries if you share 2 times a day!- MUST have business page tagged)

5. MOST IMPORTANT! COME BACK HERE AND COMMENT that you liked/followed our pages! (don’t have to comment if you post/share the picture as we will be keeping track of those via the tagging and the #)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR ENTRIES and HAVE A SUPER AMAZING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!!!!!

Here is the picture to repost/share (you can screen shot it here or from our accounts): image-3

 

CHEERS!
Angie and Paul (and Evan and Owen)

*gift certificate are for full priced lifestyle session (family, lifestyle newborn, children and can also be applied towards senior but their rates are different than lifestyle sessions. not valid for weddings) which needs to be booked between feb. 2015 and End of June 2015. Lifestyle sessions are one hour, up to 5 people, location of choice between tacoma/puyallup up to renton. Out side of that travel area subject to small travel fee. Session comes with 20 high res images via digital download (no flash drive/disc will be given) THEN you will receive ANOTHER 12 images after that. Email us if you have any questions (photosbyangieandpaul@gmail.com).