I had so much fun working with this young man!  He was cracking me during the session doing his “Zoolander” face which was perfect!  We all laughed and were able to get some good shots during out Teen portrait session in my studio!  He is thinking about doing some modeling, I can totally see it as he knows how to work it in front of the camera!

I love doing baby sessions in my studio! This little guy isn’t quite a newborn but he is about 13 weeks old in these pictures.  It was really cool being able to talk with him and seeing him be able to interact with me and his momma.  This is such a fun age and even more precious when babies can smiles back at me! Check out his little bow tie!

boy jumping off a rockFamily of 4 standing by treePortrait of a mother and daughter sitting on rock wallIt took us three tries to meetup as the weather was not cooperating!!  We were finally able to do some family portraits on one sunny weekend, and I do have to say, it was well worth the wait.   I love this beautiful family and seeing their kids grow.  It’s always a shock when I see kids who were just babies and now, they are walking and talking!  Crazy  how fast time goes when you have kids.

I feel like such a slacker! I haven’t posted anything on the blog since July!  I thought I’d start catching up and wanted to post these images I took yesterday!  I love the Fall, so many gorgeous colors and I really enjoy doing family sessions this time of year.  To get the Fall blog posts started, here is my daughter, my unwilling child, in our backyard in Kent.  If you haven’t booked you session with me, get crackin! Email me at riojeanphotography@gmail.com The colors are just about gone and you will have your images in time for the holidays!


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This little charmer has one of the coolest names I have heard to date!  Can you guess?  Here’s a hint, he is named after a famous Italian Astronomer who has been called the Father of Modern Physics.  If you guessed Galileo, you guess right!

I have to say, doing lifestyle newborn baby photography is my absolute favorite way to document newborns.  I have tried all the props and wraps, but to me, there is nothing better than going to a client’s home, feeling their energy, and documenting a brief couple hours of their new lives.

In this instance, I had the opportunity to travel up to Redmond and photograph this family and their precious new baby!  Looking forward to photographing Galileo throughout the year and seeing how he changes.  Congrats to the new parents!