Brandon Family Storytelling Session

I am so excited to share with you the new Storytelling Sessions I will be offering in 2016. What is a storytelling session? It is when I come into your home and photograph your family being themselves.  No posting, no stress. I recently spent three hours at the Brandon’s house, photographing a typical morning at home. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.  From homeschooling to playtime, I simply observed and photographed their family. This documentary approach is completely stress free and fun. I love capturing the little details of home, family and the special relationships that develop. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

Bellingham Storytelling photography Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

Bellingham Storytelling photography Bellingham Storytelling photographyBellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.  Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions. Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

This little guy is named Shepherd, so of course we had to take this photo with Keith Green’s Songs for the Shepherd album!Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

Bellingham lifestyle photographer Renee Bergeron is now offering beautiful family storytelling sessions.

Thank you, Neysa and Jason, for letting me spend the morning with you! I had a blast and hope you enjoy your photos.

To book a session with Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling Photography, call 260-383-7889 or email.

Harlan’s Birth {35 Week Preemie}

I received a text from Quincey in the middle of the night, five weeks before her due date.

I had a lull between birth clients in February. My December and January clients had given birth. I had two births booked for March, but none for February. As much as I love being a birth photographer, the on-call nights can be tough, so I always relish the small breaks between clients.

Quincey’s text came as surprise. She wasn’t even that close to her due date! It turns out, her little boy was in a big hurry to arrive. Because he was so early Quincey’s planned birth center birth turned into a hospital birth. Stunning birth images of a 25 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.Nick and Quincey made an amazing team. They were so in touch and connected to each other. Stunning birth images of a 25 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.

Quincey was experience a lot of pain during her labor, including severe pain in her side. She labored with amazing strength and courage!

The birth of Harlan, a 35 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography, Bellingham, WA

Stunning birth images of a 35 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.

Stunning birth images of a 35 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.

Stunning birth images of a 35 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.

Because Harlan was so early, he had to be taken directly to the warmer.

Stunning birth images of a 35 week preemie by Little Earthling Photography of Bellingham, WA.

Quincey had just a few precious moments with Harlan before he was taken to the nursery. He needed a little bit of support and spent a couple of weeks in the hospital.

Luckily, I was able to  go back and capture images of Harlan in his home once he was released from the hospital. I will share those photos soon.

Congratulations Quincey and Nick! Harlan is a beautiful baby.

Renee Bergeron of Little Earthling photography specializes in birth and lifestyle photography. Call to book an appointment: 360-383-7889

Maizy’s Homebirth {Bellingham Homebirth}

I love being a part of the Bellingham homebirth community! I have always been a baby lover, fascinated by birth and dreamed of having a houseful of my own children. Now that my youngest is five, I spend my time photographing the miracle of birth. I can’t think of a single thing I would like to do more than this!home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

I never get tired of the middle of the night “it’s time” phone calls. I am a light-sleeper and morning person by nature, this means waking up to photograph a birth is easy for me. I love the peace of home births. I love cherish the moments when I get to sip hot tea with the family as I take photos. I always try to stay in the background at births and home births are no exception.

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Heather and Grayson have such a beautiful home; it is impossible to not feel comfortable in it. Heather was already deep in her labor zone by the time I arrived. I enjoyed the quiet and peace of the night.home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Heather was so in tune wither her body and Grayson was in tune with her. It was truly a beautiful thing to watch these two labor together.

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

It was a matter of minutes between “you’re fully dialated and can push” to Maizy making her grand arrival. Such a beautiful moment of triumph!

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Heather and Maizy get to know each other as they stare deeply into each other’s eyes. Can you believe the focus of this baby’s face? She was ready to meet her mama, and obviously recognized her voice.

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Before long, big brother Myles woke up and was ready to meet his little sister. He was so precious, snuggling with his mama while he admired his baby sister.

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Next Finley woke up and joined her family. She wasn’t quite sure what to think of the baby, the midwives and the photographer all hanging out in her mama and daddy’s room. Soon, however, she was captivated by Maizy.

home birth images by bellingham birth photographer Little Earthling Photography

Once Myles and Finley were both awake and I captured this brand new family of five, I made my exit so they could continue to bond as a family.

Congratulations, Heather, Grayson, Myles and Finely. You have such a beautiful family!

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Renee Bergeron is a Bellingham photographer who specializes in birth and lifestyle images. 

Lifestyle Family Session {Bellingham}

Greg and Merriann are great friends of ours.

We met them years ago when they had just one adorable toddler, Zoe. Over the years we have both expanded our families (though some of us have done more expanding than others). It has been so much fun to watch their children arrive and grow over the years. We spent a week on the Oregon Coast this summer, camping with them this summer. It was a wild ride, let me tell you!

Newborn baby being held by her mom

Merriann gave birth to their sixth child on Christmas morning. How cool is that? 

 

adorable biracial toddler girl

They asked me to take a family photo now that little Ella is here…but I couldn’t resist snapping some pictures of their children around the house. Lifestyle sessions are always my favorite, so I snapped away while they continued to get ready.lifestyle photos of children

biracial girl smiling with natural hair

Abigail? She loves my camera just as much as my camera loves her!newborn baby lifestyle session

Teeny-tiny baby toes and diapers and cries and hair…it’s all too much…

Four beautiful, biracial sisters

Four beautiful sisters…see that one on the left? I like to call her Spicy Charlotte. Oh, she’ll smile and maybe even let you hold her, but she’ll make you work for it. 

little girl playing the piano

Oh, and I’m pretty sure Charlotte is a piano prodigy…and if not? Well, she looks pretty adorable anyway.

mom and daughters admire newborn baby lifestyle family portrait of multiracial family

Congratulations, Thames family!

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Renee Bergeron is a birth and lifestyle photographer based in Bellingham, WA. Contact for a session: 360-383-7889

Boomer’s Drive-In {Bellingham Business}

I love living and being a photographer in Bellingham. Bellingham is a bit quirky, very green and such a friendly place. We moved here in in 1999 (when we just have three children) and I have really enjoyed this community. One thing I really enjoy is checking out the local restaurants and coffee shops. Recently I took three of my boys to Boomer’s Drive-In. It was a first for all three, and I think you’ll see they thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoying a burger at Boomer's Drive-In in Bellingham, WAI absolutely love Boomer’s hamburgers. They are hot, juicy and layered with all the good things a burger should be layered with. The taste of these is only surpassed by the flavor of their waffle fries. Seriously, if you go there, make sure you get both.

Delicious, juicy burger at Boomer's Drive-In.

Ice cream selection at Boomer's Drive-InBoomer’s Drive-In has a large selection of ice cream. My boys indulged in milkshakes (root beer and salted caramel in case you are wondering).

Enjoying milkshakes at Boomer's Drive-In in Bellingham, WA.

The didn’t have any complaints…

Boomer's Drive-InI really like the circular table around the fire place…unfortunately this day my son’s wanted window seats.

Enjoying burgers at Boomer's Drive-In.

Holding a canon lens cap.

Black and white photo filtered through a waffle fry.

Boomer's Drive-in in Bellingham, WA.