Family Photographer Seattle

Seattle Family Photographer - Dullum Family with Dog at Redmond Watershed Preserve

ANOTHER family photo shoot with the Dullum Family! I think we’ve done 12 shoots together now over the past five years. I’ve photographed both girls since they were born. This time, the girls were obsessed with slugs and thankfully there were plenty in the woods for them to bend down and touch. :) My favorite thing about photographing the Dullum family is how playful they are. They are always booking shoots in the wilderness, climbing on trees, chasing the kids, having tickle fights (without me having to ask them to) etc… The more energy they bring to the shoot, the more exciting the photos can be. Of course, after an hour of hardcore play in the woods, everybody is pretty tired and excited to get back to the car. Perfect for afternoon naps and for me, an afternoon of drinking tea and editing the photos. I also threw together a short video of my favorite videos clips from the shoot. Just a few giggles to make everybody happy :) These photos were taken at the Redmond Watershed Preserve above Novelty Hill. It a special evergreen forest full of trails to explore, with easy parking and it’s great at all times of the year. x Chamonix

Why You Want to Work with the Same Family Photographer Every Year - Seattle Family Photography at Volunteer Park

Here at the Happy Film Company, I'm used to the smell of diapers and sticky little fingers reaching for my camera. The little kids are our specialty but every now and again a family rolls through with big kids (sometimes even teenagers) and I get to have actual conversations with the kids I'm photographing. It's fascinating for me to watch how the children interact with me through the camera - always more playful and comfortable than their parents haha. I'm so excited for the day when the little babies I'm photographing now will be bigger, talking and telling me stories and running around with me.

When I started this happy photography & video company for families in Seattle, I was so excited about photographing cute babies and I never anticipated that the coolest part of the job would be the growing up part. I have the most fun and naturally end up taking the best photos for the families that I get to see multiple times a year.

So if you're looking for a family photographer that you can call regularly whenever you need (or want, let's be honest lol) photos and someone who's going to not only remember your kids names but be bouncing up and down with excitement to be there at their birthday parties and create family artwork that captures and celebrates their whole childhood, gimme a call. You can ask me any questions or book your shoot straight through this website. If we've never worked together before, consider booking a mini session - they happen every month, they're quick and easy, more affordable and a fab way for us to get to know each other! I look forward to hearing from you!! xx Chamonix

LOCATION: Volunteer Park, Seattle

Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill is one of the most photogenic parks for Seattle family photography. There are big grassy fields, cool statues, a fun building to climb up to the top and view the city, a giant greenhouse conservatory and flowers in springtime. There's always tons of easy parking and on a weekend morning, even with all the runners and photographers milling about, there is always tons of space for private photos. It's also a super easy location for mostly everyone coming from all directions in the city.