For each and every photo session I do, there are a handful of shots I always try to get. The night before a session, my mind turns and ideas bounce around in my head for hours. I get excited and inspired…and I make a mental note of the various shots I want to capture…and how I’ll go about doing it. Sometimes I keep a post-it in my pocket with notes…or write them down on my hand :P ┬áSo many factors play into whether or not my goal is achieved (weather, mood, baby’s temperament etc) – and while it’s not always possible to get them all, I keep them on my mind throughout the entire session. For this session, my vision was so totally realized — I was able to get all that I had hoped for. I was really aching for a sweet, loving, tender set of images that glowed with the morning light. And I was so lucky that the sun was indeed shining when I arrived at the location (in the past, clouds have put a damper on my plans for sun flare). Then, then…I saw the family. Baby boy was just the most adorabel little guy with chubby pinchable cheeks…and mom was so pretty and had this lovely, lovely romantic flutter sleeve blouse that I fell in love with. And although I wasn’t sure whether baby was into me at first, I was overjoyed when he finally warmed up to me and gave the camera smile after smile :) Here are just a few faves…there are MANY, MANY more that I can’t wait to show mommy and daddy!

  • Helen Eckert OMG Julie!! These are so fantastic!! I was checking on your website daily for these in great anticipation, but these certainly exceed any expectations I had. Thank you so much! It was such a lovely shoot and we'll cherish these forever!!(04.27.2011 10:08am)
  • Julie These are amazing! Such a beautiful happy family.(04.27.2011 10:08am)
  • Becky Oh my gosh!! These are so beautiful, I am tearing up just looking at them! What a gorgeous family and amazing photos! Yay!(04.27.2011 10:09am)
  • Dong Uk Cho Oh, I have nothing to say about these incredible, beautiful, amazing family!!! Love all of you ^^(04.27.2011 10:11am)
  • Jene Beautiful family! And what a smiley baby! :D(04.27.2011 10:21am)
  • Rebekah Wow, Helen! Will is getting so big! The photos look great!(04.27.2011 10:22am)
  • Bob Badal Genuinely beautiful pictures of a lovely family.Life's good!! Group hug.(04.27.2011 10:24am)
  • Birdie What happened to the "baby"? This is a big beautiful boy! Whoever took these pictures really captured beautiful moments. I read somewhere that said we don't remember days... we remember moments. These are moments you'll never forget. Thank you for sharing. Birdie(04.27.2011 10:26am)
  • Aurora Wow... they say pictures are worth a thousand words... these are precious! Such a beautiful family. Will has gotten so big.(04.27.2011 10:30am)
  • Bethany Stevens What a gorgeous family! Thanks so much for sharing these pictures.(04.27.2011 10:38am)
  • Marcia & Tim Eckert As grandma and grandpa to this adorable baby, we, of course, find these photos amazing. You really caught Will's personality. The colors zing and the black and whites are sweet. The essence of the family with the beautiful mother and adoring father comes through. We can't wait to see all the photos.(04.27.2011 10:43am)
  • Brenda (SMRH) Helen, these are awesome! What a precious, handsome baby boy, beautiful family and perfect day to capture it all. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see more!(04.27.2011 10:57am)
  • Claire love love love!!! not only do I want to do the same thing, I would like to borrow your dress. :) fabulous pictures!(04.27.2011 11:17am)
  • Randal Eckert Hooray! These turned out great. Sadly, the mallet for the drum was lost.(04.27.2011 11:17am)
  • Connie What wonderful shots! The lighting is beautiful and of course the family is gorgeous.(04.27.2011 11:52am)
  • Deanna McGinity Oh my gosh....these are beautiful! What a stunning family!(04.27.2011 12:15pm)
  • Rose Such wonderful pictures and the location served beautifully as a background. Everyone looks so natural and there are no words for Will - what a smile and such personality! Thank you so much for sharing and looking forward to seeing more!!(04.27.2011 12:17pm)
  • jeff OMG. Now I have seen a lot of baby photos, but these take the art form to new heights! I am in love with these pictures (I was already in love with the subject). What an incredible set of photos. Guncle Jeff is very proud.(04.27.2011 01:20pm)
  • Diana J. You guys are adorable! What a handsome baby! Miss you guys.(04.27.2011 02:02pm)
  • Andy Amazing photos. Looks like Will is unlocking a formidable musical talent. He's getting so big! We look forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.(04.27.2011 03:16pm)
  • Andy Randy, good move on not wearing your romantic flutter-sleeve pirate shirt to upstage Helen and Will in the photo shoot. All class.(04.27.2011 04:42pm)
  • Sarah These photos are so incredibly beautiful and I feel so lucky to have a such beautiful boy as my nephew!!!!! Oh, and of course, Helen and Randy look good too!(04.27.2011 05:08pm)
  • Heidi Gorgeous! Love the family, love the setting, love the outfits. Perfect!(04.27.2011 05:57pm)
  • John P. Awwwwww. What a precious little boy and a BEAUTIFUL family. Thanks for all the ideas for our next photo shoot. Yay!(04.27.2011 07:51pm)
  • Cristine SUCH lovely photos!!(04.27.2011 10:02pm)
  • Sarah B. Helen & Randy, These pictures are beautiful!! Thanks very much for sharing! Will really is getting so big. It's hard to believe he's the same baby we saw when he first came home from the hospital!!(04.28.2011 09:25am)
  • Kesha Omg!! You guys look amazing your photos could totally be used in a family magazine . I really love the one with him trying to walk with the help of you two. Such a beautiful family(04.28.2011 07:29pm)
  • Annelies I'm totally in love with the first three, the lighting and the setting are just amazing! I also really love the one of mommy and baby cracking up, too sweet!(04.28.2011 09:10pm)
  • Tyler Holy smokes. Those are amazing. You had really cool wedding pictures, too. Next time we get pictures taken, I'm just going to have you guys pick a photographer out, because you clearly know what you are doing. Julie, if you ever plan to be up in the Seattle area, we would totally hire you for some portraits. :-)(04.29.2011 12:24am)
  • Lucy Wow! Truly amazing and lovely pictures especially love the little main character. What a great set of family pictures.(04.29.2011 10:27am)
  • Marissa Weiss These are amazing! He is beautiful! We have to have a play date. I cannot believe we have not made it happen yet!(04.29.2011 02:33pm)
  • Joe Eckert Beautiful shots - I really love the one with Randy playing the guitar and William getting curious. Can't wait to meet him.(05.01.2011 11:40am)
  • Rohila You guys have a beautiful family. These pictures are absolutely amazing and do a great job of showing how perfect you guys are. We miss you!(05.02.2011 09:54am)

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