Spring Mini Sessions March 22nd! Location to be Announced. {Puyallup Family Photographer}

I am excited to announce our Spring Mini Sessions on March 22nd!  Booking is open now!  I am currently scouting out new locations for our session, but it will take place in the Puyallup/Bonney Lake area.  This session is perfect for Littles, Families, Couples, Pets....you name it, we can make it happen!  I am looking forward to seeing some old and new faces!  This year, in addition to your edited digital images, I am also including an 8x10 of your choice or 2- 5x7s!  Booking is first come, first booked!  Sessions will be back to back every 25 minutes.   I require a $50 retainer t hold your session time, and remainder is due day of session.  I will also be getting our set together and will hopefully have a picture up for you soon!  Excited to see you all!

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Baby Adalyn {Puyallup Newborn Photographer}

This is a late blog post....but I was just playing around more with this sweeties photos!  She was a dream sleeper.  I had the pleasure of sitting in on her session with the Amazing Dawn Potter, Maple Valley Newborn Photographer.  She let me snap a few of my own pics along side her.  Here is what I was able to capture!  Isn't she just Beautiful!!

Almost the Robinson's! (Coming July 2015)

I decided I need to share some of the beautiful couples that have chosen me to photograph their special days.  Marybeth and Bryan are probably the COOLEST school teachers around!  I've really enjoyed getting to know them, and how they met.  I can see us being great friends for many years to come.  Beautiful people with beautiful hearts.   I cannot wait to be a part of their big day in July and capture every detail!  <3

Atticus turns One!

I've known this little guys mommy for a while.  We met years ago at Charlie's playing trivia.  About a year and a half ago, we both found out we were pregnant, and due about 2 weeks apart.  Ashley was due before me.....but Atticus had other plans.  I actually had Jillian about 12 days early, and Atticus came a week late.  But it's been so fun capturing this family through all their major events, and throughout Atticus's 1st year.  He is the HAPPIEST baby ever!  This session, he let us go through several outfit changes and an hour of shooting.....I can't get most babies, mine included, to give me 15 min.  Happy Birthday Atticus! 

SEAHAWKS are headed to the Super Bowl!! #repete

In honor of our team pulling off an unbelievable comeback during last weeks NFC Championship....I am offering Seahawk Theme Mini Sessions, this Sunday the 25th, ONLY!  I have 5 spots open.....and they are up for grabs!  Email or message me via Facebook to book your session! 

$100 (up to 5 people)

20 Minute Session

4 Edited Digital Images

Print Release

Here goes nothing....my FIRST ever blog entry

Hey Friends, Family, and Fans!!  Thank you sooooo much for visiting my page, and looking so far into it that you actually came across my first blog entry!  This past year has been one of the BEST!  As most of you know.....I have really stepped up my photography game.  This is something I have dabbled in for quite a few years, but I am so excited to see where it takes me now.  After Jill was born, my desire to stay home became much BIGGER!  She could possibly be my last little baby, and I want more than ever to be home with all the kids more.  I want to be that "Maplewood Mom".  Hahaha.  (For those of you that don't know....Maplewood is the elementary school down the road)

The beginning of the year started with the birth of my 4th child, Jillian Rae, on January 9th.  Prior to her being born (or conceived, for that matter), I purchased my first DSLR camera.  I was in my kids faces non-stop.  When Jimmy was 4 months old, I fell in love with our mini photo session with Rachel from Prissy Piggies.  When I saw a few months later that she was holding a workshop on photography....I jumped on it.  I learned so much from her in just a day.  And I met some fabulous ladies!  Since then, I haven't put my camera down.  Within a year, I was getting so many compliments on my families photos, and requests from friends to snap their pictures.....that Patti-Cakes Photography was born!  So here I am, 2 years later.....and I am dying to be able to make this my full-time career!  And with all of you supporting me, referring me, and trusting me to take your families pictures....I am starting to get there!  I will certainly miss the workplace that has been go good to me, and that I've come to love as a family for the past 10 years.....but I am so ready to see my dream become a reality! 

I've met some really awesome new friends in this photography world too!  I hired Jamelyn of Photography by Jamelyn to take my maternity and newborn pictures of Jillian.  And since then our friendship has blossomed, and she blessed me with the opportunity to share a studio space with her in Tacoma about 6 months ago.  She also let me tag along to all of her weddings last year, and be her 2nd shooter.  I have learned so much from this girl.....and I just LOVE her to pieces!! 

Well....I just wanted to "Give Thanks" for my first blog entry.  I want to thank God, for all the opportunities he has placed before me and for the people he has connected me with.  I want to thank my family, Nolan for supporting me and pushing me and graciously giving me the time and money I needed to get this far, my two older children, Savannah and Parker, for coming to my sessions, helping carry props, equipment, and everything else I ask them to do, and my two babies....for sacrificing their "mommy time" so that I can run off on the weekends to become a better photographer.  I love and appreciate you ALL.  And lastly, thank you to my family and friends that have spread the word about me and trusted me to capture your memories.  I am forever grateful for your continued support!   

And what would a photographers blog be without a few pictures?!!  Here are a few of my family in 2014.......