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From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

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From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

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I love being able to follow your  journey from capturing your baby bump to when you hold your baby in your arms. It is such an amazing experience and I am so blessed for my clients to allow me to be along that special journey with them. Did you know that Stephanie Ratto Photography now offers a Grow with me package? I am so exited to offer this package exclusively to those who book their newborn portrait package with me! 

This is sweet little Langston who came to see me for her newborn portrait session at 20 days new! She was so perfect for her session that I didn't think it'd get much better! But gosh, she is just a sight in front of the camera! Langston came to see me for her one year portrait cake smash session. She knew exactly what to do! After each move she would stop and pose until I took the picture, would do something else and once again, stop and pose. I see a modeling career in her future! 

Happy Birthday Langston! It has been a joy watching you grow up! 

A Fairy Happy 1st Birthday! | Puyallup's Portrait Photographer
From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography
From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography
From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

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From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

From Bump to Baby | Puyallup's Maternity and Newborn Photography

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JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer | Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer

Stephanie Ratto Photography 

 

It was such a beautiful evening in McKenna, Washington when we set out to do the Bell's maternity portrait! The soft sun glow literally gave the final touches for her maternity portrait session in the JBLM surrounding area. Erica had access to my gown collection that is offered exclusively to any client that books their Maternity Portrait Session with Stephanie Ratto Photography. She chose the purple chiffon gown that complimented her beyond words. 

After we finished at their first maternity location, we then played arts and crafts. Daddy is a big Dukes fan and so we definitely had to show their team spirit! 

Thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer for this special time in your life. I can't wait to meet baby (I love newborn baby snuggles!) to capture perfect and timeless newborn portraits. 

 

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer |  Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer | Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer |  Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer | Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer |  Stephanie Ratto Photography

JBLM Maternity Portrait Photographer | Stephanie Ratto Photography

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The Great Tree Hunt | Stephanie Ratto Photography

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The Great Tree Hunt | Stephanie Ratto Photography

The Great Tree Hunt | Stephanie Ratto Photography

Our family had decided that now, since we are in the Pacific Northwest we would get a live Christmas tree every year. It would be a tradition we can enjoy with our children as they grow. It is much more than just getting a tree though. It is the adventure and memories created in the process. This November marked our second year in Washington and we are loving every bit of it. 

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Stephanie Ratto Photography | Puyallup Tacoma JBLM Yelm Lacey Photographer

I am so thankful to have met the Smith family! Owners of S&S Evergreen U-Cut Tree Farm. This is their first year opening and I couldn't have been happier with the lovely selection of tree's they offered. You couldn't go wrong. Every tree was perfect! But after walking their farm, we found the PERFECT one for us. 

I of course was so excited to document our story this year. It is our first year celebrating Christmas as a complete family of 4!  

Kaleigh has recently discovered her love of 'candy cames' as she calls them. So when S&S Tree Farm gave her a candy cane to take on her adventure of finding a tree, her eyes lit up! I think that candy cane has a special appearance in every lifestyle portrait taken on our Christmas Tree Adventure. 

Stephanie Ratto Photography | Puyallup Tacoma JBLM Yelm Lacey Photographer

My husband even snuck a few portraits in of me and the little man Carson. He was not so thrilled that day due to us waking him up from his nap. But he enjoys looking around at everything while being snuggled up to his mama. 

Stephanie Ratto Photography | Puyallup Tacoma JBLM Yelm Lacey Photographer

I am so thankful for these times.

We shared many laughs and kisses  (sticky candy cane kisses I might add). I am happy that I can document this memories to relive. They are like little treasures I now have to hold on to that I can share with my kids when they are older and tell the stories of how we picked out our tree, and how she dropped her candy in the dirt and used the tree to clean it off (gross, I know) or got to ride their tractor with the tree farm owners son. These are all sweet little tid bits that I will hold tightly on to. Plus, did you see that guy up there ^    I mean, not to toot my own horn, but how did I get so lucky? He is so amazing. 

This is what I love about photographs. They have the ability to capture a moment that is gone forever. 

Stephanie Ratto Photography | Puyallup Tacoma JBLM Yelm Lacey Photographer

Stephanie Ratto Photography | Puyallup Tacoma JBLM Yelm Lacey Photographer

Here we are, the Ratto Family of 4 with our 2016 Christmas Tree! 

Thank you S&S Evergreen U-Cut Tree Farm for a great experience this year! If you are looking for the perfect live tree this year, stop in and let them know you saw my blog post. 

S&S Evergreen U-Cut Tree Farm is located off of Eatonville cut-off Rd. 6304 365th St E. Eatonville, WA 98328 

 

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