So many gorgeous babies rolling around on the floor! Oh and did I mention the cutest pair of socks ever known to man? (Apparently they were made in Paris — ou la la!) Last week, I went to a PEPS Group in Everett and met 10 beautiful moms & their babies. The sunshine was glowing outside and the babies were all in such a good mood, which makes my mission so much easier. Lucky me ;) For their photos we went into the back garden and snuck behind the fence and behind a pretty tree — the sun was pouring down on us stronger than ever and makin' me work for it - haha! It's so tricky to take pictures in bright sunlight and my best tricks for dealing with it are usually hiding behind trees (then the light shines through and looks all sparkly and glowy) or hiding in the shade behind buildings and fences. I tried both tricks with this group so we ended up with some background variety and two totally different looks. Thank you so much to all the moms for inviting me to your group. I loved sharing our business with you and I would love to photograph you all again in the future. Here are my favorite photos from your PEPS Group Photo Shoot! Enjoy! — 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."