Thursday, May 21, 2015

Candra's Family - Seattle Family Photographer

Candra is a firecracker of a girl from my daughter's preschool class. It was my pleasure to photograph her family as part of the recent Mother's Day mini-sessions. I am loving how green Seattle is in the spring, loving the big eyes on these tiny girls, and especially loving how our little preschool community is becoming such a meaningful part of my life.

Thanks Candra - for being Ellie's friend and for looking at the camera occasionally. You're awesome.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ani and Eli - Seattle Family Photographer

This was my first time photographing twins. Oh, what fun! I had a great time hanging out with these mamas and their beautiful babies. This peek into twin-hood showed me a lot about organization, cooperation and just being chill while a baby cries because you don't have enough hands to handle everything at once. Wendy and Emmy - you inspire me. Thanks for letting me spend the afternoon with you. I look forward to photographing these twinners a lot as they grow up!

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.