child photographer

Karyssa & Willow

Over the next month I will be introducing you to my brand reps this year. Each family/couple is so different and bring something unique to the table! This is a new project that I started this year and I am excited to start on this journey with each family! So on the blog today we are getting to know Karyssa and her sweet daughter Willow! They came to my natural light studio last week for a Mommy and me Session!

Chloe Photography Brand Representatives: Karyssa and Willow

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How did you meet your husband?

I wish I had a amazing story. But ours is a simple one. I had a friend who thought "the guy who worked at Hollywood video" was cute. So we would literally go in daily. Eventually she lost interested and I gained it. So after weeks of going in daily he finally asked me out and I guess the rest is history.

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How would you describe your parenting style?

We practice attachment parenting for sure. Baby wearing, cosleeping, breastfeeding are all passions of mine. I try to be really laid back and let her explore and learn. Which includes lots of baths, because dirt.

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Are you a morning or night person?

Neither. I'm more of a day person, is that a thing?

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What is your ideal Saturday with you're family?

Portland! We love Portland and try to go at least once a month. I just love the vibe. Id love to spend all my Saturdays there.

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Summer or Winter?

Summer. (But I mean autumn is my number one)

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

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What is your bedtime ritual with Willow?

Lotion, pajamas and then we read. All the books. No really she will sit and listen to as many books as we will read, we usually cap it at five. Then snuggles to sleep.

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If you could tell yourself something before you were a mom, what would it be?

That is goes so fast and to soak in every minute. Everyone I met told me that when I was pregnant, but I don't think you can actually comprehend how fasts it actually goes by until you are living it. Willow is one. How?!

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Would you rather never do laundry again or never watch TV again?

Hands down never watch tv again.

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What do you miss most about the newborn stage now that Willow is 1 years old?

All of it...Most? Probably babywearing a tiny newborn was one of the sweetest things. Having a little squish cuddled up on my chest all hours of the day. Just gazing at that bald head and sniffing up the new baby smells. Oh man, I'll take another please!

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What does a typical morning in the Veach house look like?

Jeremy works Monday-Saturday. So I lay in bed with Willow until she wakes. Until at least 8, I will not step foot out of bed until 8. Once Willow is up I ask her if she wants to go get the dogs which she immediate replies with smiles, clapping and yelling "dog dog dog!" I then make us breakfast and I dream about the days I'll drink coffee again. By that time Willow is covered in whatever meal we just had so we jump in the bath or shower. After I try to get ready while she runs around eating my make up brushes and pulling hair from the comb. Then we are ready for our day!

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Thanks Karyssa and Willow! Keep an eye out this week to meet more of the Chloe Photography Reps!

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Andrew - A Newborn Story

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Bre - a mothers story

Children and mothers never truly part -Bound in the beating of each other's heart. -Charlotte Gray

Mothers day is coming up! To celebrate I am hosting a Mommy and Me mini event on Saturday May 3rd at my studio in downtown Tacoma! Moms do so much throughout the year, let's pause and celebrate the bond we have with our children! Here is the details:

When: Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Where: My studio downtown

Details: 30 min sessions (that is actually a great timeframe for kids attention spans! The session below was only 40 minutes!) 

What does it include: You choose 10 of your favorite images and recieve the full resolution images for those 10. Can't choose? You can upgrate your entire gallery for $100!

How much: $200! What did you say?!! $200, yep thats right.

Limited time slots available. $50 reserves your spot

 

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2013 - A Year in Review

2013. It was a hard year on a personal level. My husband was gone 8 months out of the year and our youngest daughter struggled with some health issues. It also held some happy times. We bought our first house. Ella turned 4 and Lola turned one. And then there was all of you. You had engagements, births, anniversaries, hospital stays, weddings, new babies, and family time. You invited me in and let me be a fly on the wall of your lives.

I pinch myself everyday for the profound privilege I have to document your beautiful lives.

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