Christmas Mini Sessions | Now Booking! | Stephanie Ratto Photography

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Christmas Mini Sessions | Now Booking! | Stephanie Ratto Photography

Stephanie Ratto Photography is now booking Christmas Tree Farm Mini Sessions for November 10th and 11th! There will be VERY LIMITED time slots.

I am going with a traditional, minimalist look for this years portraits. I want to focus on outfit choices to pop against the greenery and the love and connection between family for these portraits.

These sessions will be rain or shine! (well, unless a torrential downpour occurs in which I will have makeup days available)

I will have cute clear umbrella’s for accessories in case of weather and some minimal props, blankets and signs to use if you choose.

Only $100 to book your session time slot! These will be 15minute time slots starting at 3pm on the 10th!

Your retainer will go towards your package purchase.

Packages will range from $250-$450.

Email me today at hello@stephanierattophotography.com for more information.

Bookings will be at a first come first serve basis.

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Be on the lookout for announcement number two for the first weekend of December!

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Gender Reveal | Stephanie Ratto Photography | Yelm Maternity Photography

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Gender Reveal | Stephanie Ratto Photography | Yelm Maternity Photography

I was so thrilled with Natasha chose me to be her maternity and newborn portrait photographer during this incredibly special time in her life. When we sat down for her consultation, I asked if she knew the gender. She said that she had the gender ultrasound in a envelope that sat UNOPENED for WEEKS as she waited for her husband to come home to find out the gender together! We talked about how they were going to find out and then came up with the idea for a gender reveal session add on to her package! I was so excited to be able to pull off their surprise gender reveal!  

After much planning, we had the field set up and blind folded them prior to arriving to the location. 

This is such a great trust exercise Stephanie

Natasha joked as I lead her through the field. Everything was ready, the sun came out, wind slowed down and blindfolds came off! 

Yelm Maternity Photography
Yelm Maternity Photography
Yelm Maternity Photography

Congratulations again! Boys are so much fun and I can't wait to meet him for his newborn session! We will be seeing some more images in a few months of Natasha after baby grows a bit more for her custom maternity session. 

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February Mom of the Month | JBLM Maternity Photographer

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February Mom of the Month | JBLM Maternity Photographer

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It was so much fun being a part of Briana's maternity portrait session. She allowed me to use new locations and gave full trust in the final product that she would be receiving for her Mom of the Month session for February. I love that I can be a part of the JBLM community in offering maternity sessions close, convenient, but high end session experience. Here is a before and after showcasing my hand editing techniques for one of her portraits. I just loved how it turned out!

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Briana is pregnant with a little boy and herself, husband and big sister can't wait to meet him! This was a planned pregnancy. Her body did not respond well to her first pregnancy and for being so young and healthy, her and her daughter faced a lot of unforeseen complications. A year later her doctor explained and recommended that she not wait too long if she wanted to have more children. 

I am so excited to bring another life into this world and I truly believe the best gift you can give your children is a sibling. It’s a forever friend and I’m so happy to watch Jaelyn (my daughter) grow into her new role as big sister.

Briana continues to explain that through the excitement, it is also hard. She realizes that her youngest still needs her, (as I am sure many of us mama's know when you have children and are expecting) and that you think to yourself and worry that there won't be enough to go around. But isn't it amazing how your love multiples and you never realized that your love could grow that much more?

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Briana couldn't have a more perfect attitude towards labor and her pregnancy. I ask my featured mom of the month's about their feelings towards their bodies changing. So many woman struggle with this. I hear it every session! Briana tells me that it's not always easy watching your body stretch and contort to its max. It can really be so hard to accept. What is amazing, is she follows up that statement with...

As much as I want to feel beautiful, empowered, and like I have that “glow” I often feel the opposite and I have learned to be okay with that too. My body can grow a human being, that is pretty incredible and I’m so grateful...but I won’t lie and say that I’m blind to the physical changes and that they aren’t sometimes hard to accept. Thankfully I know from experience once you hold your baby nothing else in the world matters.

After a scary emergency c-section experience with her daughter, Briana is excited and hopeful for a VBAC delivery with her son.  She's hoping he's cooperative and it all goes smoothly.  

I trust my body, I trust my doctor, and I have so much faith in what we as women are capable of. We are so incredible.
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I am so excited to know and love on this little human. My whole life I have felt called to motherhood and it’s one of those things that is even sweeter then you ever thought it could be. I know he was chosen for myself and my little family and I absolutely cannot wait to see the joy he brings us.

Thank you so much Briana for sharing your story and pregnancy journey. Thank you for being Stephanie Ratto Photography's featured Mom of the Month for February 2018. Once again, Thank you for choosing me to be a part of this special time in your life. 

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Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

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Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

 JBLM Maternity Photographer | Stephanie Ratto Photography

This Lacey Maternity Session was what visions and dreams were made of! I am so excited to share some of my favorite portraits from her session that took place. Mama looked absolutely stunning in the gowns that she chose from my gown collection that my clients have exclusive access to. We even managed to have a third outfit option for her portrait experience! The sun trickling through the tree line created the perfect glow for her spring maternity session. The way her husband looked at her throughout their session absolutely melted my heart! I am so happy that I was able to capture these moments for her to cherish to remember time and time again. 

 Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

 Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

Lacey Maternity Session | Stephanie Ratto Photography

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