Seattle Newborn and Family Photographer

HELLO, I’M ANELA

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How rare and beautiful it is to even exist

 

I photograph families because to me, it’s everything.

Family is what we come home to, what teaches us, drives us crazy, and at the end of the day, family is what matters the most. Making humans is a serious task and I want to show you how beautiful you are while you parent.

Tiny growing humans are filled with wonder and joy but also fear and confusion. I want to show you how magical they are while you help them navigate this crazy life. I want to remind you how much you love and how looooooved you are. I want you to feel how alive and well you are.

 
 
 

SESSIONS

I fully put my heart into our time together and the images I create.  It's important to me that you and your family have a pleasant experience during your session - I let kids be kids as they won't look like their true selves if they aren't comfortable.  I'll make photos of you that I'd want for myself, images to illustrate your family's love story, images that fill your heart with gratitude for how hard you work and all you are blessed with. 

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”Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.  One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."
                                                                                                                                                                -Mary Jean Irion

 
 

But first, I’m a mom

I get it. I get that feeling like life couldn’t be better, the awareness of how blessed I am. That deep love I could never have imagined before we met. AND I also have many times during my days home with my 2 and 4 year olds where my dog and I give each other that WTF look because these kids are bonkers.

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SOME VERY KIND WORDS

 

“We LOVE these photos!  Thank you 100x over.  I feel like you managed to capture both her tentative, shy side (that most people see) and the hilarious, happy, energetic, confident side that we see.  These are truly priceless.  Thank you!”


“Working with Anela was delightful! She was so comfortable working with our family, and we were all instantly comfortable working with her, too. For our daughters, that really says something about Anela's way with kids! The real thrill really came when we received the images she so skillfully created. Her artistry really captured special candid moments that tell the story of our family. They are amazing photos that we will treasure and enjoy looking through with our family as the girls grow up. Thank you, Anela!”


“Anela is amazing! She took individual pictures of our kids for their preschool and we were so impressed that we have hired her twice more since then. She is especially good making young kids instantly feel at ease but her pictures and the photo books are also top notch quality. The lighting in her pictures is amazing and her attention to detail comes through in each shot. She is very friendly and also makes the photo shoots fun!”

 
 

What’s a session like?

Awkward sessions make awkward photos, that’s not my jam! I want to learn and capture what makes your family tick, what they do that make you smile, and what makes this season in your life so incredibly full. Your session will be love-soaked, laughter-filled, and so fun.

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