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This year, after being on maternity leave and moving, we decided that we would do our own family portraits.  I had a vision of what I wanted, and as usual, based our clothing on Mattea’s outfit :)   Mattea is wearing clothing from one of my favorite stores, Naartje, and then we chose complimentary colors and I pulled in the pink with my scarf.  For this session, I wanted a more urban setting, so we drove to downtown Everett and found a neat alley to shoot in.

Our family photos, taken with a tripod and a remote:

urban family photos in Everett

My adorable three year old, Mattea:

urban child photography in Everett

Little Wyatt, at six months old:

urban baby photos in Everett

A Family Studio Photo

December 31, 2011

This year, I had the opportunity to take the family portraits for our church’s photo directory.  It was a lot of fun to show the families that studio photography does not have to be sit, put your feet on the x, hands here, and smile.  I brought my new green couch and used more organic posing to give a more modern studio look to the photos.

Here is our photo for the directory.

modern studio family portrait

My daughter Mattea, turned two and a half right before her brother was born.  We moved about six weeks after Wyatt was born, so getting photos of Mattea didn’t happen until after the move.  One summer day, we were able to spend some time in our new back yard taking some photos.  We then moved into the house to the studio set up to get a few more fun and artistic photos.  It is amazing how quickly she is growing up.

Toddler Girl Playing

These photos are ones I had been wanting to get for awhile. I had seen some beautiful photos that another photographer had taken with an older girl and a scarf wrapped around her head. I wanted to see what I could come up with using one of my scarves and Mattea. I wanted to use more dramatic lighting, and I am really happy with what we got.

Artisitic Toddler Girl with Scarf