Playing with Shadows and Light

Playing with Shadows and Light.

When taking photos I love playing with light. Light and shadows. Low-light.

I was at my parents’ house recently and noticed the sun shining in through the blinds leaving strips of sunlight across the carpet. I was watching the light and wanted to do something, anything with them.

I took a few photos but didn’t love what I ended up with.

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 500, SS 1/125, AP 5.6

For one thing, the glare off of my parents’ TV was distracting, especially with the white wall. I knew I needed something different. I saw the potential in the light but didn’t like what I what I ended up with.  Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 100, SS 1/125, AP 4.0

I called over my younger son, Apollo. I liked the way the light fell across his face gently curving. But the TV and glare was still an issue.

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 100, SS 1/125, AP 4.0

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 100, SS 1/125, AP 4.0

Apollo had his g-tube removed in November. He ended up with a terrible staph infection and it has just recently healed over. I have been wanting to get a good photo of the scar and was inspired by the light. I asked Apollo to removed his shirt and got this shot. I didn’t like it at all. Not only were the stripes distracting but one fell directly over his scar.

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 320, SS 1/125, AP 4.0

I asked Apollo to turn around so I could get photos of the scars on his back. I wasn’t happy with this image either. You can clearly see one of his scars below his shoulder bone…but the second scar isn’t even visible.

At this point, a cloud moved in front of the sun and the stripes disappeared as if someone had flicked a switch.

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

ISO 320, SS 1/125, AP 4.0

Then I took this.

This is the image straight out of camera. No editing. I went home knowing this was the image I had been wanting to create.

Sometimes playing with shadows and light can create magic!

I converted the image to black and white using my usual method. I took the photo into Photoshop and darkened the background slightly.

To me, this image is magic.

It is exactly what I was hoping for.

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Baby Owen {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

Being a newborn photographer his almost as fun as being a birth photographer! Most clients contact me to schedule their newborn session while they are still pregnant. This means I still spend weeks on pin and needles waiting for my tiniest clients to be born.

Baby Owen was an absolute dream! His mama nursed him while I set up for his session. Once he was handed over, he modeled for me like he’d been doing it all of his life. He was squishy, snuggly and smiley. What more could you ask for in a sweet newborn baby?

I had so much fun at his session!

Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes.  Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes.

Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes.Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes. Bellingham newborn photographer, Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography captures the natural beauty of babies in the comfort of their own homes.

Congratulations Pam and Reid! Your baby is a such a handsome little doll. You two are going to have so much fun watching him grow.

To book a session with Little Earthling Photography,  contact Renee today!

(360) 383-7889

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Siya’s Newborn Session {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

It was nearly impossible to choose just a few favorite photos of Siya to share on the blog. She was such a perfect little newborn model. Her head full of luscious black hair, perfect skin, and tiny features. I had so much fun hanging out with Siya and meeting her family.

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

Siya loved being held by her daddy. Each time she would fuss, she calmed right now in her daddy’s hands. Just look how relaxed she is!

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

Just look at that expression! Siya is adorable even when she fusses.

Siya was the perfect baby model for our newborn session. Renee Bergeron Little Earthling Photography. Bellingham newborn photographer.

Congratulations Kaushal and Pantki! Your little girl is beautiful.


Renee Bergeron is a newborn and lifestyle photographer based in Bellingham, WA. Call 360-383-7889 to book a session.

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Asa {Rainbow Baby Newborn Photos}

Remember sweet little rainbow baby Asa? His older brother Matthew was stillborn last October. Well, Asa was born strong and healthy last month and we had a very special newborn session to commemorate his older brother and to show Asa’s individuality as well.

Sit back and enjoy!

Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew. Bellingham, WA Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew.  Asa is a very special rainbow baby born less than a year after his stillborn brother, Matthew.

Rainbow baby, Asa, and his big brother Matthew's clothes.

The sweater and booties in this image were handmade for Matthew by his mom. 

Congratulations Jon and Jessica. I was so honored to be chosen as Asa’s photographer. I can’t wait to watch him grow!

Renee Bergeron is a Bellingham birth and newborn photographer. 360-383-7889

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Birth of a Rainbow Baby {Asa}

Ten months ago a very special little boy was born. His name was Matthew, he had Trisomy 18 and he was stillborn.

I had the honor of photographing Matthew’s birth. Jessica and Jon showed such amazing strength and courage as they walked through a difficult, complicated pregnancy and birth. I will never forget the moment Jon held Mathew in his arms and looked up at his parents and said, “We saw this through to the end. We have no regrets”.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Jessica got pregnant quickly after Matthew’s birth. Prenatal testing showed this baby, also a boy, was healthy and strong! To say I was excited about photographing this birth would be an understatement.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Jessica’s labor with Matthew was long and hard. Her labor with Asa was much shorter and she handled the contractions amazingly! When I arrived she was at 8 centimeters and still laughing and joking between contractions.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Soon enough Jessica got more quiet and serious. Things were moving along.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room when Asa let out his first cry.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth. Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Asa has the most amazing head of swirly blonde hair!

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Congratulations, Jon and Jessica. Your little boy is beautiful!  Thank you for allowing me to document his story.

Rainbow baby, Asa, and his big brother Matthew's clothes.

Asa with big brother Matthew’s clothes.


Birth team

Midwife, Allie Watkins from Haven Midwifery.

Doula, Carolynn Slocum from Birth by Design Doula Services.

Renee Bergeron owner of Little Earthling Photography is a birth and newborn photographer based in Bellingham, WA.

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