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The Secret Behind Photography Crazy Children - Lifestyle Seattle Newborn Photography

Baby Georgi was crying her eyes out and Kennedy was running around like a crazy girl. The Cahill house was bustling with unusual energy the minute I walked in their front door with my camera. Who knows why kids act the way they do? Totally unpredictable personalities seem to emerge when the camera arrives.

Family photos never seem to go as planned because babies that never use pacifiers suddenly scream until they get one and little girls who normally love reading books decide they'd rather play catch with their dolls and eat ice cream for brunch. ha!

Parents usually look at my with a big "sorry" in their eyes as their kids run around me and my camera in a hurricane of kid-chaos but I hope you believe when I honestly say, 
1) It's my job and I'm used to it.
2) I love my job and kid-chaos is actually fun to photograph (esp. when they aren't your kids). 3) I've photographed over 500 families and I've seen it all. Chances are, your family is probably not the worst I've encountered (trust me) and
4) If it really is that bad, I'm just going to go home, eat some chocolate, and tell my boyfriend I just survived the worst photo shoot of all time!!!!!! Being the optimist that he is, he'll probably pat me on the back and remind me that it's my job to make sure photo shoots run smoothly. Then we'll sit down and brainstorm how I can do a better job next time to prepare or direct the photo shoot in a more effective stress-free way. See? It's all part of the job and we're gettin' better every day!

Thank you so much Cahill family for welcoming me into your home and being so kind and playful. I genuinely loved photographing you guys and I'm not complaining to my boyfriend about anything (you guys are great clients!)...that said, I'm still going to eat some chocolate....because like your daughter, sometimes I like a little sugar for before lunch ;) hehe See you again soon! // Chamonix

Photographer: Chamonix
Adventure: Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
Location: Private Residence

4 Good Places in Your House for Lifestyle Newborn Portrait Photography

We are super excited to welcome the Theodoran family back to the Happy Film Company for the third time! Their first photo shoot with us was for their Seattle maternity portrait session at Alki Beach. Not long after, they were back for more with their Seattle newborn portrait photography session at their home with little Emerson. Now here we are with baby #2! Yippee!

We moved all over their house during this photo shoot, taking advantage of their beautiful garden (I love those cute green chairs) and the gorgeous window light that was pouring in. Their shoot is a perfect example of how to get variety in your at-home lifestyle newborn photography session with us.

Before we arrive at your house, take a moment to pick out 3 to 4 spots.

(1) We LOVE space by big windows: The windows give us beautiful dreamy and dramatic light. 
(2) Using the beds: The beds make it possible for us to get cuddling photos, and simple backdrops.
(3) Sitting outside in the garden:  Somewhere outdoors is always a plus because it means we have some greenery and room to run around and play. 
(4) Kicking up on the living room sofa: Finally, the sofas are a great place to capture a more traditional portrait and capture memories of how your home looked at this time in your life.

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Choosing Locations in a Family Home for Lifestyle Newborn Photos

Thank you so much Theodoran family for once again choosing the Happy Film Company as your Seattle family portrait photographers! We love having you as clients :D

Photographer: Sydnie
Location: Private Residence