Friday, April 10, 2015

Hughes Family

Baby Clara is so grown up now and even expecting a little sibling! Yes, that's how long ago these pictures were taken. I'm posting them today because as much as I love being a Seattle family photographer, I occasionally miss having the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop. I'm sure I'll be back in NYC before the year is over - it's always good to go back and reconnect with friends and clients and a city that changed me for the better.

In the meantime, who wants some family photos this summer? How about Puget Sound as a backdrop? Or even Mt. Rainier!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alex's Senior Portrait - Seattle Senior Portrait Photographer

Spring Break in Seattle is right around the corner. It's the perfect time to squeeze in a senior portrait for those teenagers who are always running to a million different activities! There is so much to love about senior portraits. The ability to focus on a single subject, for example. Ha! The fact that teenagers are up for anything and will let me be as creative as I'd like. I love their sense of adventure! More than anything I enjoy capturing this moment in time when a young person teeters on the edge of adulthood. What I see through my camera lens is pure potential - and it's such a pleasure to document this brief turning point in their lives.

Contact me at whitneyhardie(at)gmail(dot)com to schedule your Seattle senior portrait today!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sine Family - Seattle Family Photographer

All this fabulous spring weather we're having has got me remembering this lovely shoot with the Sine Family last year. Sorry to all you East Coasters - Seattle is lovely right now and I wish I could send a bit of spring to you all. 

This shoot was so inspiring. Four graceful girls in white dresses and pearls - what a dream! I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to capture this beautiful family, and even luckier to call them my friends.
And of course a little peek of what family photos really look like!

Listen up Seattlites, Easter is a great time to have a family portrait made. We've got blossoms galore and the sunshine is radiant. But let's face it: Anytime is a good time for a family portrait because our kids just grow up so fast! Email me at whitneyhardie(at)gmail(dot)com to schedule a shoot.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Audrey's Birth - Seattle Birth Photographer

Here is the lovely birth story of my dear friend, Misti - one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had the privilege to capture. It was late on a February evening when Misti called me to say she was in labor with her third child. I headed over to her home and joined up with her birthing team: husband, midwives, and nurse and we all settled in excitedly for what we assumed would be an evening of birthing.
But birth is a mysterious thing indeed, and for inexplicable reasons after a night of labor no baby came and contractions started to taper off. Big sister Ella was slightly sad to go to school that morning with no new baby to show for all the strangers that greeted her upon waking. We all went home as Misti and Paul caught up on some much needed sleep.

More than a week later I got the call - it was happening! Upon entering their home I could tell that this was different than before. Labor was in full swing and nothing would be slowing it down this time. Misti worked so hard throughout the night and in the lovely light of morning a beautiful (and big!) baby girl was delivered into the world. We were all overjoyed - and I remain extremely proud of my dear friend for her strength, her patience, and her remarkable maternal instinct.
Welcome, dear Audrey - we are so glad you're here.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2014 mini-sessions - Seattle Family Photographer

Wow! I had the best time in December photographing a number of Seattle families over a two weekend mini-session blitz. I love looking over these images and remembering each family's energy - their smiles and laughter. If you don't have the time or money to book a photographer for an entire portrait session, a mini session is a great solution! I spent 20 minutes with each family - enough time to capture real smiles and interaction, but not enough time for little ones to get restless.

As much as I love a slow paced session on a summer evening, when it comes to the fading light of fall/winter, I am all about a quick shoot and a fast turn around! Did you all have your portraits made this year? I must admit, I did not.

Cobbler's children and all....

Photos of my kids do exist though! If you're interested in learning more about me and my family, here is a link to my personal blog and a pinky swear for a new post in the coming week.

So much thanks to all my clients, past and future - it is my absolute pleasure to work with you.