Willow’s Birth {Bellingham Birth Photographer}

Thanksgiving day this year was spent capturing Willow’s entrance into the world. Chris and Maria started their family a little later than most, and it is easy to see that Willow will have all the love and encouragement she needs in this family. Her grandma and grandpa spoiled Chris, doula Carolynn and me with a delicious Thanksgiving meal and plenty of hot coffee!

 

Congratulations Chris and Maria. I was honored to be chosen as your birth photographer. Willow’s is an amazing, beautiful baby!

Megan {Bellingham Maternity Photos}

Bellingham Maternity Photos

There is nothing quite as exciting as the anticipation of a new baby. Especially when there is a big sister to share in the joy.

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Despite nearly freezing temperatures (34 degrees!) we still managed a few outdoor photos and even some fall colors. Savannah was a throughout the whole session. I can wait to photograph her brother’s birth in a few weeks.

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Renee Bergeron, Bellingham Maternity Photographer

 

James {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

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Recently I got to spent the morning cuddling sweet, newborn James.  His big brother, Calvin, was the first baby whose birth I ever photographed. Calvin and his siblings will always have a special place in my heart.

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Bellingham Newborn Photographer

I’m a firm believer that photo shoots should be fun…and it was obvious that Calvin and Emma agreed with me!

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Calvin was so sweet and tender with James and was always eager to help. I can  tell he is an amazing big brother.

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He also liked to make silly faces for my camera…

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…which little Emma was more than happy to imitate.

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I even got a few smiles out of James…though he had the knack for smiling just after he heard my shutter click…

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Sweet, peeling baby  toes…

*sigh*

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It took some work and sweat, but I managed to get all three kiddos (four, two and newborn) looking at the camera. Okay, so James wasn’t looking at the camera, but we’ll cut him some slack since he was only a week old.

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Congratulation, Sarah and Jake! I had so much fun hanging out with your sweet little family.

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Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography specializes in birth photography. You can contact her at: 360-383-7889

 

Odin {Bellingham Baby Photographer}

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Sweet baby Odin has stolen my heart. I had the pleasure of photographing his birth and couldn’t wait to have an excuse to cuddle him during his newborn shoot.

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Baby Odin is the second boy in this family, making the teams even…bellingham baby photographer- Little Earthling Photography

I photographed Abigail’s birth three years ago as well. It is so much fun to see her with her baby brother.

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Thanks for the cuddles, Odin. And Congratulations, Tami, Ian, Everett, Isobel and Abigail!

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Cian {Newborn Photography Bellingham}

Sweet baby Cian might just win for Cutest Baby Hair of 2014. Not only was is thick and lush, but he had the cutest cowlick ever!

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Newborn photography is exhausting!

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This blanket belonged to Cian’s mom when she was a baby. I love to include props that having meaning to family.

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A tiny baby, in his daddy’s arms? There are no words.

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Congratulations, Cameron and Kate!

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Renee Bergeron {specializing in birth and newborn photography in Bellingham, WA}

Odin’s Birth {Birth Photography Bellingham}

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I had the honor of being at Tami’s last birth, a successful VBAC after to c-sections. Because she was considered high risk last time, she gave birth down in Seattle. It was an amazingly, long birth of over 30 hours! Tami and her husband were amazing, however, and Abigail came into the world and was welcomed into the arms of her parents.

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This time, everything was different. Tami was able to stay up here in Bellingham for the birth. She gave birth in a record 7.5 hours with no epidural. She was so amazing and strong and kept her sense of humor to the very end.

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Since Tami is a good friend of mine,  I couldn’t resist adding a little something to the dry erase board hanging on the wall…

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Carolynn is a  good friend and amazing local doula. I have seen her in action a few times, and would hire her in a second if I were to have another baby.

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She is knowledgeable, confident and a very calming presence.

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Ian was wonderful as labor got harder.

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And then, just like that, Odin was born. He let out a few cries…

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And then was placed in his Mama’s arms.

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He was so bright-eyed and alert.

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And then Jess swooped in with coffee and breakfast sandwiches, just when we needed it!Birth Photography Bellingham, VBAC Birth Photography Bellingham, VBAC

My sixteen year old daughter, Tilly, was able to attend this birth. It makes me so happy she was able to witness such a miracle!

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Odin latched right on and nursed like he had been doing it his whole life.

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Two of Odin’s older siblings got to come meet him…his sister Abigail had a cough so had to stay home.

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And grandpa came. I just loved the contrast between his large, wrinkled hands and Odin’s soft, new baby skin.

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Congratulations Tami, Ian, Everett, Isobel and Abigail!

 

 

New Lifestyle Sessions {Bellingham Photographer}

A few weeks ago I went to visit Ruth inventor and owner of Snap-EZ Diapers. I took photos of her morning of dressing, feeding and educating her smallest children, including two who happen to have Down Syndrome. I’ll let Ruth tell you the rest in her own words.

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Daryl and I are blessed to be the parents of thirteen children.  Our oldest is 28 and married (and presented us with the most amazing grandchild recently!), and my youngest is 2 1/2 years old, a miracle baby born when I was 48 years old!  We have been unusually blessed with 12 biological children and one very special little girl, Christy, whom we recently adopted from Bulgaria. Ten or our children still live at home, but our oldest daughter is going to be married in January, reducing our family to “only 9 children living at home.”bellingham lifestyle sessions

I asked Renee to do her new Lifestyle  Session to capture an average morning in our crazy life right now.  With such a busy family (ten kids still living at home), I find it difficult to keep family traditions going, and find that most days are full of just keeping things running here at home. 

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But sometimes the everyday day things are even more valuable to share and remember than those big events that we all remember easily.  I also wanted her to be able to share the daily care of children with special needs, and one with a feeding tube, in the context of a busy, large family, as well as homeschooling two children with mild to moderate dyslexia.

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Reality for us is we need everyone to pitch in and not only help with chores and childcare, but also with self regulation (the older children are mostly self taught using a mix of computer curriculum and traditional text books, correcting their own work as I have very little time to do any teaching/correcting right now).

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So many people ask me “how do you do it” and I have to honestly say “one day at a time, and by God’s grace.”  I don’t know how I do it.  I know that life is best when I am consistently spending time communing with God in the mornings and getting enough sleep.

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 I have to keep my priorities straight and let unimportant things go…someday I’ll have time for things like gardening and knitting again, but those are luxuries I don’t have time for right now. And a clean, guest ready home?  Forget that…safe and tidy/clean enough to be healthy is what I shoot for…and the laundry is never done, but that’s OK!

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A successful day for me is when I have kept my priorities straight, and made sure that my children were well cared for (even if not by me).  Most importantly I invest in my marriage.  We go out on dates often and take time to do things together that allow us time to talk…even if it’s putting together the crib or just hiding in my bedroom for a little while!  

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{This winter I am offering Lifestyle Sessions during he colder months. I would love to come into you home and photograph what makes your family special. Digital images will be delivered on a custom flash drive and a professional photo book . Print options also available. Contact me about pricing. bergerondozen at yahoo dot com}

Hey Baby {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography

One of my favorite parts of being a newborn photographer (besides getting to hold beautiful babies) it the challenge of capturing each baby in their own home. In most cases I have no idea what the environment with be like when I show up to do newborn photos. I take a quick look at the area and get to work. This precious boy was adored by his parents and Ioved photographing him.Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography Bellingham newborn photographer Renee Bergeron Little Earthing Photography

 

Congratulations, Seth and Liz!

The Beauty of the Pacific Northwest

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I love our little corner of the world here in the Pacific Northwest. The trees, the moss, the giant leaves, I love it all.The Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Little Earthling Photography

One favorite family activities is hiking. It is inexpensive, gets us all moving and into the great outdoors. Fresh air, quiet trails and active kids. It is the perfect combination.

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We often find ourselves hiking the North Lake Whatcom Trail. It is more of a wooded walk, but perfect because everyone in our family can participate.

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My  teens often run ahead on the trail, or  head up to the waterfall. My little ones are content to explore the trail and lake.

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Four year old Apollo has health issues, but even he enjoys getting out and hiking as much as he can.

What are your favorite hiking trails?