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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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My fellow photog and friend, Missy Millan, suggested an idea that I thought was super cool: pictures of our daughters in our wedding dresses.  I have to say it was nice to break out the wedding gown again and admire it. I actually will be having my wedding in about a year from now! So it was a good reminder to me to keep on working out!  Rio certainly felt like a little princess in my wedding dress, and I feel like a princess too when I have it on!  I have been toying with the idea of offering this as part of my business.
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If you follow my blog, you know doubt saw the birth photography of Nicholas and Madigan Hospital.  Nicholas is the first baby, in my Bellies to Babies Campaign, to come into my home studio for his newborn photography session, last session of 2013!  Nicholas is so cute! I loved working with this newborn baby!  He as awake for most of the session which I like because I like having images of babies with their eyes open.
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This little man came to my home studio in Kent for a newborn session.  He was 10 days old and 10 lbs when he was born! As soon as I wrapped this little guy up he was all smiles!  I think photographing newborns is my favorite thing !  Congrats to the parents of this handsome little guy!
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Ellie is the first momma in the Bellies to Babies Campaign to give birth. I received notice on Dec. 17th, the day before Ellie’s due date, that she was going to the hospital to be induced. On Dec 18th, there was very little progress to report; I received word around 12pm that things were just starting but slowly. I headed out at 2:30 to head to the hospital and arrived at 4:20! Traffic, of course, was the horrible that day plus the hospital was on Ft. Lewis so I had to stop at the gate to obtain a permit to be on post. When I arrived, I was standing outside Ellie and David’s room waiting to be let in when I hear “push”! From the time I arrived to the time the baby was born, it was about 15 minutes, I arrived just in time. Watching a birth was such an incredible experience! Even though I had a child myself, I wasn’t able to see everything that was going on, so for me, this was amazing! Ellie was a rock star! She powered through and was able to deliver her beautiful baby boy! If you have never had a chance to experience watching a new life come into the world, I would encourage you to do so as it is truly amazing. Congrats to the new parents and welcome to the world baby Nicholas!


I have been doing some practice sessions around newborn posing as I have been doing mainly lifestyle type newborn sessions. Here are a few pictures from a newborn session in my home studio in Kent. I am always looking to practice with newborns, so keep an eye for my model casting calls!
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