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The new address make a lot more sense and is a bit easier to find. Are you ready for this? It’s www.emilyhawken.com/blog  Amazing right? See you there!


H Family

I loved this session. These girls were so funny and were super easy to work with. And James and Tamra are both gorgeous, so that always helps make my job easier. And, apparently, no one in attendance (myself included) is a fan of mornings, but we decided to schedule this session early on a Saturday morning, so we’d have good light. Then it turned out to be completely cloudy. Go figure. But despite that, everyone was in a great mood, and things honestly could not have gone any better.

Also, Tamra and I went to the same high school down in Arizona, but we both moved up here to Washington (and are more Northwesterners than Southwesterners). It was great to see her again after all these years.

I never thought I’d be one of those bloggers who says “I’m totally behind on my blog!” But, here I am. I’ve been super busy making changes for an updated website, blog, and proofing site. It’s really exciting, but a lot of work (big shout out to Jules, my web designer/programmer/not-sure-what-to-call-you-but-you-are-amazing!).

Anyway, earlier this month I got to photograph Owen‘s first birthday party. It was a lot of fun. There was yummy food (so yummy), a cute cake (so cute), and so many babies (so many!). Oh, and mustaches. Everyone had a mustache. I don’t have a picture of mine, but it was a creepy John Waters mustache. Very easy to put on, and easy to take off.

Alright, here are the pictures you came to see.

Doesn’t that party look like the coolest First Birthday Party ever? I sure enjoyed it. Happy Big One, O!


My session with Connor was a dream. He slept basically the entire time. He practically posed himself. And he was pretty content to do whatever.  He was not even a week old at the time of the shoot, and let me tell you, that makes all the difference in the world. I always try to do newborn sessions within the first 10 days of their life because something happens shortly after that. They wake up. They are more alert and more aware of their surroundings. But when they are so brand new, they are so sleepy, and so oblivious to the world. And it makes everyone involved happy.

Here’s a little animated gif I made of him yawning. Presh. 3Repsb on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

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Peter’s Back

It’s Peter! You know, Peter?? He moved to Arizona with his parents, so when I was in AZ last week, I got to meet up with Kate and Peter and take pictures of them! I was such a happy girl. I can’t believe this little baby I watched grow up for the first year of his life will be three next month. Where does the time go?

Peter was a little wary of me at first (as are most small children when I hold a large black thing up to my face and point it at them). But once I showed him what the big, black thing does, he was more than willing to cooperate, and by the end of the session, he was posing for me on his own. Adorable, I tell you. Adorable.

Enough yapping. Let’s see some pictures.


Let’s talk about this little beauty for a minute. She is two. She is sweet. She is happy. She is beyond adorable. She is my good friend’s niece. I met this good friend in first grade. For real. We played countless hours of Barbie’s together, and I loved going to her house because she had a scooter and a playhouse in the backyard. I got to catch up with her and her sister while I was visiting my family in Tucson recently. It was so fun. So fun.  And I still can’t get over how perfectly my session with Nora went.


100th Post!

That’s right, friends. This is my 100th post. And to honor such a momentous and wonderful occasion, I’m going to celebrate by giving the next person to book any session with me, an extra $100 printing credit! So whether you book a portrait session, a family session, or a wedding, you’ll get a hundred bucks toward printing. Just imagine what you could do with that! Get extra pictures of the kids to send to the grandparents. Upgrade that family portrait to a gallery print. Or add on some extra pages in your album of your special day. There’s a lot you can do. But hurry! Only one person can benefit!