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Erin + Ryder | Bumpin Into Parenthood

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Erin + Ryder | Bumpin Into Parenthood

Erin + Ryder | Maternity Session at Point Defiance Park Tacoma

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SO many of my past wedding couples are expecting babies this year! It makes me so happy for them, and even MORE happy that I get to be a part of yet another journey for a couple. Erin and Ryder were one of my first wedding couple's when I decided to become a full-time wedding photographer - and that was in 2015! I was so happy to show them everything I've learned since then, and get to work with them again for this next journey in life.

Time seriously flies doesn't it? Which is why I find it so important to have these big life changing moments captured. I 100% believe that having photos to look back on and enjoy for life is such a gift. And that fact that three of their biggest photo sessions I got to be a part of and create for them (engagement, wedding and now baby!) makes my heart just explode. I get to be a part of so many stories, and journeys and lives - it's something I will treasure all my life.

Erin and Ryder live closer to the Oregon border, so we met in Tacoma at Point Defiance Park - which is SO beautiful. I can't believe it was the first time I shot there! I literally want to take more people there for sessions, it's so pretty We played on the beach for awhile and then got those PNW woodsy feels in - which apparently will match Baby Pell's nursery! 

The photos speak more than words, so enjoy this adorable and warm maternity session!

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Caitlin + Jake | West Seattle Maternity

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Caitlin + Jake | West Seattle Maternity

Caitlin + Jake / West Seattle Lincoln Park Maternity Session

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As most know, I specialize in wedding and engagements - but this year I've been wanting to expand my horizons. I specialize in weddings because of the story, and all the emotions you get to capture throughout the day.

Those emotions don't stop after that one day. They continue to grow, and in most cases grow into starting a family. I've booked several maternity sessions this year from past wedding couples and it reminded me how important capturing ALL life steps are. I was always afraid that I would need to refer over to a traditional portrait style for maternity. And I'm SO not traditional. I wanted them to feel as carefree, photojournalistic and fun as possible. I'm here to capture the emotion between two people in a new journey - and so when Caitlin and Jake contacted me to do their maternity session (I shot their engagement AND wedding) I KNEW that my untraditional style was going to be perfect for them.

Yes, the "baby bump" is important to show off - the way our bodies change during pregnancy is pretty remarkable. But I wanted to capture these two in their excitement for their little boy. I think these photos truly capture how they are with one another. Enjoy this adorable maternity session!

 

 

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