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    Rio Jean Photography specializes in natural light, candid and traditional portraiture of maternity, families, tweens, children and babies. Photography services are offered in King and Pierce counties in Western Washington. If you’re interested in a session or have any questions, please 99,111,110,116,97,99,116,32,109,101em tcatnoc!

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I don’t know if I already said this in previous posts, but I LOVE Tacoma! I use to live in Stadium District and it was walking distance from my favorite pub(Doyle’s!), right down the street from the waterfront, a short run to my work(at the time I was working as an Esthetician at Savi Day Spa), and minutes from my school(I was working on my graduate degree at UPS). Can you say perfect!? I miss it so much! OH! I forgot to mention, it was close to all of the pizza joints and I love PIZZA! My husband and I actually went on out first date at Malarkey’s! So many good times and memories.
I was scouting some locations and of course my little model came with me that day! I really enjoy just walking around Tacoma, as you can turn down a street and see something different and fun.
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Happy Birthday to Audrey Grace! I love this little girl, look at her cute little face covered in frosting! I photographed Audrey when she was a newborn and I can’t believe how much she changed in one year. Parents, hold your babies tight, remember this time in their lives because it is true, it goes way too fast!
Audrey was all business, no smiles, but she totally rocked her serious cake eating face. I have to say I am really enjoy the creativity for the first year cake smashing sessions I have photographed so far – check out the pink balloon backdrop! I am so not creative so thanks to the parents who bring me these ideas!
Happy 1st Birthday Audrey! Now go stuff your face in some cake!
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Bellies to Babies: Photographing Babyhood – Here he is at 2 months! I have to say, this little guy is so cute! He has been working his neck muscles and can hold his head up pretty well….and I actually was able to get him to smile today! I know more smiles will be coming but this is the first time I was able to capture it! CUTE! Wondering what he will be up to in a couple of weeks.
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Scarlett Rose.  What.a.name!  This little angel is gorgeous!  She is 2 weeks old and I actually met her mom at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Tuesday and I had them in my studio the next day!  I am super excited as I finally had a little newborn girl in studio, most of the newborn babies I have had are boys and I haven’t had the chance to try out my headbands.  SO…Miss Scarlet was my headband model! LOVE!  Headbands were made by Missy Millan Designs – Check her out too! My favorite is the one is the green bow! I love green and sparkles!
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Yesterday Rio had her third birthday party – I am a little sad as my baby girl is growing up! I can’t believe she will be three! (Her Birthday is on the 19th). Is it weird that I cried as I was taking pictures of her three candles on her cake? She is the only child I will ever have… it has just gone by way too fast! Anyways, Rio had a ton of fun at her party. This was the first year I decided to 1. not make her cake and 2. make a mainly vegetarian meal. In the past I would have a big blow out of Korean food and this year I toned it down a lot and since my husband and I are trying to eat healthier and eat less meat, we decided to do a vegetarian blow out! Well mostly, my husband rotisseried some chicken. I was kind of laughing to myself when I was make the food as I think most of my friends aren’t vegetarians, I was thinking I should have added a disclaimer on the invite! Oh well, needless to say I have a TON of food left over. Rio totally loves the Little Mermaid so I had a Little Mermaid themed party and ordered this EPIC cake from Dodi Still’s Custom Cakes & Cupcakes Portfolio (https://www.facebook.com/dodiscakes ). I have to say I thought my daughter’s head was going to explode when she saw it! I think I would explode if I woke up to an awesome cake like this! Dodi also made my husband’s cake last year for his 50th surprise birthday party – it was a RUSH theme- if you check out her page, its the cake in the main FB Banner! LOVE! This cake is awesome! Check out the detail. I sent her a couple of pictures of what I was looking for in my daughter’s birthday cake and told her what I liked about each cake and she made this gorgeous cake! It was a shame to eat it, but it tasted so delicious! That is another thing I like about Dodi’s cakes, she rolls her fondant thin and puts a layer of icing underneath it and the cake is moist and yummy!