Seattle's hot summer days were upon us and the babies had been struggling all day to keep their happy faces on. But right when the camera came out, so did their little smiles. :) This sweet Seattle PEPS Group let me hover in the corner and photograph their meeting as they shared their highs and lows from the past week and exchanged stories about summertime adventures with their new little family members. One by one, I invited each family outside for a mini photo session with me beside a pretty tree or bush in the garden. Their meeting was right before sunset so we had that gorgeous sunshine pouring through the leaves — trees and sunset sunshine is totally my favorite environment for taking Seattle family photographs. Thank you so much to this awesome PEPS group who were so welcoming to the Happy Film Company. Enjoy your photos! — xoxo Chamonix
WHAT IS PEPS?
"Since 1983, the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community. We've become a vital resource for new mothers and new fathers in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.
Each session of 12 weekly PEPS meetings brings parents together to share the joys and challenges of parenthood, and develop confidence in their own abilities. PEPS stands apart from other new moms groups or dad support groups by providing ongoing neighborhood-based resources and peer education, facilitated by trained volunteers. During one of the most vulnerable periods for new parents, PEPS provides immediate and accessible support, creating "extended families" that often last a lifetime."