The Superhero Project {Melanie}

{The Superhero Project began the summer of 2013 when I began taking portraits of special needs kids dresses as super heros. My goal is to provide professional images of these unique children to their families. While their special needs are what brought them to the shoot, I wanted the images to capture their individual spirits.}The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography

Melanie’s mom had this to say:

Melanie is a bright and energetic 4 year old, who wakes up every day smiling. Melanie also has a diagnosis of autism, as well as epilepsy and sensory processing disorder. Even though these conditions make things a lot harder, Melanie has shown nothing but happiness and perseverance. 
The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyThrough all the doctors, therapy and medical procedures, she has become stronger than ever and has really transformed since this time last year.The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyWe felt a butterfly costume would truly represent her, her changes and her personality. At home, Mel loves to dance and play the piano with her little brother.  The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyMelanie was completely captivated by her shadow!

To learn more about Melanie’s conditions check out: Autism Speaks and Epilepsy Foundation.

 

Levi {Bellingham Lifestyle Photographer}

I have had the pleasure of photographing each one of Allie’s babies and newborns. In fact, her six-year-old, Brady, was the first newborn I ever photographed. I have grown a lot as a photographer in the past six years and have found I am really drawn toward lifestyle photography.

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I work to capture the moments that are so fleeting. Newborns lying on a blanket.20140721_4255 blog

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Staring at the world in wide-eyed wonder.bellingham lifestyle photographer20140721_4357 blogCongratulations, Micah and Allie on another beautiful baby!

 

Four {Bellingham Children’s Photographer}

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My sweet boy, my Apollo turned four last month. You might look at this photo and see a thin, curly-haired boy.

I see so much more. A heart warrior, heart surgery survivor a fighter.

A boy who has suffered too many medical procedures in four years, but come through with his spirit intact.

A  little boy who loves LEGO and movies and playing in the water.Bellingham Children's Photographer

A little guy who has learned to eat a variety of food, but still depends on his g-tube to grow. A little boy who is loved and adored by 13 older siblings and two parents.

Happy birthday, Apollo XIV!

 

 

Erica {Bellingham Maternity Photographer}

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Despite a few worries about the weather interfering with this maternity shoot, the day turned out perfectly. Erica was stunning and little Millie may have tried to steal the show a few times. With that adorable face and big eyes, who wouldn’t be charmed? I can’t wait to photograph the arrival of this new little one in July!

 

Eliana {Bellingham Birth Photographer}

I have had the honor of being a Bellingham birth photographer for almost four years now. Each birth is so unique, so beautiful. I have especially enjoyed watching mamas who use hypnobirthing. Whether in the hospital or at home, these mamas have amazed me. Eliana’s labor looked like it was going to be long and slow, but at is turns out, her mama was just extremely relaxed and focused on her birth. In the end, she was born more quickly than anyone expected.

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I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of big brother plugging his ears because his new sister was crying too much!

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Congratulations Sarah, Shawn, Cody and Connor. Your baby is beautiful!