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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

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 […]

April 28, 2024

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 […]

Family

April 28, 2024

Woodinville Lavender & Wildflower Family Study

In the realm of outdoor photography, the allure of a neutral and white wardrobe cannot be understated. While vibrant hues may catch the eye, it’s the understated elegance of neutrals that truly shines in outdoor sessions, transforming ordinary landscapes into captivating backdrops for timeless portraits.

April 27, 2024

April 27, 2024

The Motherhood Study in Snoqualmie

On a sunny day in Seattle, the Burleson family came to the studio armed with coordinating pajamas from Target, ready to get stunning Christmas family portraits. This Christmas Pajama Family Session was so lovely, this gorgeous mother with her precious little one just made it so easy to capture stunning portraits and the perfect winter […]

Motherhood

April 27, 2024

Burleson Family Christmas Pajama Session

Christmas PJ’s in the houuuuse! Our Christmas PJ session was an absolute blast! From the moment Kayla and her adorable toddler walked in, the festive spirit was contagious. The little one’s giggles echoed through the studio as we played games, shared stories, and captured moments of pure joy. And can we talk about those adorable […]

March 9, 2024

March 9, 2024

Christmas Pajama Family Studio Session in Seattle

About Mercae

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

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