Family

Goyal Family | Seattle Family Photographer

I’ve known Ena since we were freshmen in high school.

Shout out to all the cool kids on Speech and Debate Team!

I first photographed her sweet family when their oldest was just a bump in the tummy. And now look at them - two spunky girls and a houseful of laughter. I have a weakness for those cheesy grins and a refusal to look at the camera. Little kids keep me on my toes and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My friend, your family is so beautiful. Thank you for inviting me to document this moment in time.

Canalichio Family | Seattle Maternity Photographer

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It’s such a pleasure to photograph families on the precipice of welcoming a new child. There’s joy and excitement, and frankly, naiveté on the part of the older sibling to be. An oldest child myself, my heart goes out to all the young ones about to be displaced as the center of their parents’ world.

Just kidding, friends. It’s true, adding another child does rock the family dynamics — but in all the best ways. Siblings are a gift to one another. A built in friend and confidant, a reliable sidekick for all the misadventures of childhood. No one challenges you and prompts your own growth quite like a brother or sister. I can’t wait to catch up with this delightful family again after baby is born and see what looks different, and what is still the same when three become four.

Fast Fact: Maternity sessions work best when you are around 32 weeks pregnant. If you’d like to schedule a session, send me a message and let’s chat about what you’d like to capture about the weeks of waiting for baby.

Haywood Family | Seattle Family Photographer

It's such a joy to work with this family! From that first coffee shop meet up for a birth consultation, we've just enjoyed our time together. Always talking and laughing - being with Russell and LeAnna feels less like work and more like catching up with old friends. I've been photographing little Evangeline since the day she was born, and seeing her at this six month milestone was a sweet highlight to my summer. Simply put - I adore this family and I'm so grateful they hire me to photograph meaningful moments in their lives.

That first photo! When you're OVER your parents being mushy all the time. Ha!

Brimhall Family | Seattle Family Photographer

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Calling all Seattle families! Bring your chubby babies, bring your blankets and meet me on the beach. Even if the sun refuses to peek out, we'll have a grand time. Those rolls, those eyes - have you ever seen a cuter baby?!

Making the Case for Summer Sessions | Seattle Family Photographer

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Summer is magical. As a family photographer in Seattle it's simply heaven. The sun is out everyday, the golden light of evening wraps around subjects and the miles of coastline make a perfect backdrop for capturing family memories.

Family photos normally pop up on people's radars in the fall - gotta get those holiday cards out! But I'm always making the case for the summertime portrait session. To me, summer epitomizes what it felt like to be a child. Carefree, fun-loving, staying outside until the sun goes down. This is the energy I capture in summer sessions - and I can't get enough.

It's dry, it's warm, there's time for dinner before your session. It's the perfect reason to keep the kids up a little late and make memories in front of my camera. I only have two summer family sessions left in 2018. Book yours today!

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Looking Back -- Seattle Family Photographer

Being nominated as one of Seattle's Favorite Family Photographers has got me reflecting back on the almost 4 years I've spent in Seattle and what a pleasure it has been to meet each one of these families. I am so grateful that people invite me into some of their most joyful and vulnerable times in life.  It's my absolute pleasure to make art that means something to people. Thank you thank you! For hiring me, for nominating me, and for being an integral part of my business.

To vote for Hardie Photography as Seattle's Best Family Photographer visit the Parent Map Golden Teddy Awards and find my business under the shopping + services category. It's easy, spam free, and you can be entered to win a number of prizes. But most of all, you'd be doing a huge solid to this small business owner. Thanks everyone!