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?

The Ultimate Frozen Party

The ultimate Frozen Party.

A few weeks ago I had the fun of photographing the ultimate Frozen Party. Sweet Kylie was turning four and her mom and dad hired me to catch the action and details of her party.

The ultimate Frozen Party.

Everything was so well-thought out and planned. No detail was overlooked.The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party.

Kylie was sweet as could be, enjoying her party and passing out favors to her guests.The ultimate Frozen Party, cupcakes The ultimate Frozen Party, cupcakes The ultimate Frozen Party.

I photographed Eliana’s birth back in June, so it was lovely to be able to see her again.The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party.

And I photographed Kingstyn’s birth this summer as well. Those little lips get me every time!The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party.The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party. The ultimate Frozen Party.

 

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Birthday cake by Xtra Special Cakes

Cupcakes and Cake Pops by Cupcakes Like it Sweet

 

 

Casting Call: Lifestyle Session

This winter I am planning on offering in-home Lifestyle Sessions. These sessions will be 2-3 hours long. I will come into you home and photograph your family being a family. Maybe you have a tradition of cooking together on the weekends, or perhaps your kids’ bedtime ritual is sacred and you want to preserve those memories. Whatever it is that makes you uniquely you, I want to capture that.

Right now I am looking for one family allow me to photograph them so I can use their images in marketing my Lifestyle Sessions. In exchange, I will give you eight gift prints and the option to buy the digital files and photo book at a discount.

If you are interested, email me (bergerondozen at yahoo dot com) and put “casting call” in the subject line. Then tell me what your idea is (pizza night,  baking together, etc). I will then choose the family that best fits my casting needs.

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Focus | Bellingham Photographer

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Apollo is four years old and the master of doing things himself. I love the focus and he concentrated on carefully undoing each button…Bellingham Photographer

And I love the look of pride on his face when he is successful.Bellingham Photographer

He was more successful than I was  this day, as I tried in vain to get photos of him with his Beads of Courage. He was determined only to wear the new string of beads. You can probably guess who won that battle!

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I managed to get a photo of all four strings of beads anyway. And some cute new photos of Apollo.

So I guess I won too.

 

Boy in the Woods {Bellingham Children’s Portraits}

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What makes  a great children’s portrait? The answer varies from person to person. I’m a sucker for moody black and whites.20140916_8857 blog

And close-ups that highlight a child’s eyes.

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I love natural, unposed shots. A ten-year-old-boy in torn jeans and converse? I love it.

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A not-so-little boy, outside in the woods? Comfortable in his own skin. Laughing. Smiling. This is what I love to capture in children’s portraits.

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Family Photographer Bellingham {Living Large}

Family Photographer Bellingham…living large and loving it.family photographer bellingham

I have the joy of photographing Karen and Kyle’s family every time the have a new baby…which lucky for me is every year and a half or so!20140814_5984 blog

How cute are these two???

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These kids are happy, lively, energetic and helpful.

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And full of love for their new baby brother!

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Can you believe that head of hair? I could barely keep my hands off of it.bellingham lifestyle photographer

I love this image of boys…being boys.

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Karen and Kyle loved this photo so much from 2012, they wanted to recreate it this year…

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To see more, be sure and check out their family session from 2012!

 

The Superhero Project {Mila}

The Superhero Project

Mila is the latest little super hero I have had the privilege to photograph. She is stunning, playful and made me work for these photos!Mila’s mom had this to say about her:

Mila is almost 3 and has been assessed with the speech of an 18 month old child. Mila’s speech delay is caused by an oral mouth disorder (the way she moves her tongue and lips).

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She has both of these issues listed below: these are physical issues, they often have a neurologic component.

Developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) — sometimes called dyspraxia of speech: Children with apraxia have trouble moving and coordinating the different parts of their mouths in order to form words.

Articulation disorders: These include lisping, leaving out consonants when speaking, and substituting one sound for another.

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She currently is going to a group class to help with her speech, and is seeing a speech therapist every week. She is a very active girl who lovvvveesss horses, mermaids and dancing, along with tickling and playing with her brother Trey.   special-needs-photography special-needs-photography

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