Seattle Mother's Day Photoshoot at Sammamish River Trail Woodinville

Sometimes I become a professional stuffed animal photographer. The Seng family booked their Seattle family photography mini session for Mother's Day but of course, some things don't always go according to plan. As it turned out, it wasn't mom who was the center of attention and it wasn't even sweet little no, it was Sharlett's puppy dog that stole the show.  Sharlett wouldn't smile for the camera but doggie was quite the little ham. It was pretty cute though because once we started giving doggie all of the attention and making him the star of the show, Miss. Sharlett suddenly started smiling. hehe

Sometimes as your Seattle family portrait photographer we have to throw everything we know out the window and start photographing stuffed animals. It's shoots like this that teach me so much about working with kids and finding creative ways to help them come out of their shell so we can take pictures of them that capture who they really are - not just a fake smile at the camera because we told her to (why would that be special?). We were able to get real smiles because she was happy about her doggie and this "I take doggie with me everywhere" phase of her life is definintly something special to be remembered. Thank you so much Seng family for bringing doggie out for his very own photo shoot on Mother's Day! Good luck with baby #2 and we hope to see you in front of the camera soon! x Chamonix & tHFC team

Photographer: Chamonix
Location: Sammamish River Trail (Woodinville)