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You can find full galleries for previous sessions, helpful tips for your session, as well as amazing advice for families and families to be. 

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(scroll all the way down to see my latest summer session!) Meet your Seattle Family & Maternity Photographer Hey y’all! I’m Mercae, Seattle Family and Maternity photographer, and mother who adores working with babies, toddlers and big kids too. I used to teach dance to kids two to eight, so I know how to work […]

Family

May 26, 2024

The Secret To Summer Photoshoots

Interested in seeing the full gallery instead of reading the tips below? Scroll down! Navigating the Journey of Motherhood: Overcoming Five Common Challenges with Your First Baby Welcoming your first baby into the world is an extraordinary experience, filled with boundless love, joy, and wonder. Yet, amidst the magic of new beginnings, mothers often encounter […]

April 28, 2024

April 28, 2024

Koss Family Studio Session in Seattle

As the cherry blossoms bloom and paint the world in shades of pink, every photographer’s heart skips a beat with the promise of capturing nature’s exquisite beauty. Recently, amidst the cherry blossom season, I had the pleasure of embarking on a sun-drenched adventure with a delightful family at Seward Park. What began as a session […]

Family

April 28, 2024

Hubbard Bales Family Session

Last June, I arranged a study and collaborated with two vendors for a lavender field session just 45 minute drive away from Seattle. When we arrived to the lavender field, unexpected spring rain transformed our shoot into a magical experience. Amidst the vibrant purple blooms, laughter echoed as the family embraced the rain, twirling and […]

April 28, 2024

April 28, 2024

Woodinville Lavender & Wildflower Family Study

Studio Maternity Photoshoot in Seattle – how it came together My recent studio maternity photoshoot in Seattle was truly enchanting, and I’m excited to share the recipe for success. Let’s dive into the significance of coordinating colors and styles (and a guide to help you!), the impact of helpful communication, and the value of booking […]

Maternity

March 9, 2024

Studio Maternity Photoshoot in Seattle

SHARING A HEARTFELT MOMENT: A STUDIO SESSION WITH THE SAUL FAMILY Hey there, lovely mamas! I’m excited to spill the beans on a special moment that unfolded right here in our cozy studio with the amazing Saul family! Life threw a little curveball in December, and we had to reschedule our first session due to […]

March 9, 2024

March 9, 2024

Saul Family Studio Session

Beat the rain with a studio session This beautiful, light, and airy lifestyle studio in Pioneer Square was really the finishing touch for this gorgeous maternity session. After sending some Facebook messages and emails back and forth about wardrobe and styling, Kat selected two gowns and two outfits for her husband and toddler. I think […]

Maternity

March 9, 2024

Kunsberg Family Session in Seattle

About Mercae

Mercae is a family and maternity photographer in Seattle, WA.

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