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Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful family of three. They booked my most recent package addition, a petite session, for their maternity photoshoot in Discovery Park. Scroll to view their gallery! A petite session (lasting up to 30 minutes) is perfect for busy families or little ones with short attention spans. I […]

Maternity

June 29, 2024

Maternity Photoshoot in Discovery Park

maternity photoshoot in Discovery Park

I’m traveling to Ocean Shores in a few weeks! Hey girl, I’m headed to Ocean Shores on May 19 and 20 for a special shoot. I would LOVE to add a few family and maternity beach portrait sessions while I’m there. I’ve felt so inspired by the impending summer heat I just couldn’t resist opening […]

May 4, 2024

May 4, 2024

Ocean Shores Vacation Session Availability

In the heart of Seattle’s University District, amidst the bustling energy of city life, I had the privilege of photographing the Woodhead family—a beautiful family of three soon to become four. With excitement in the air and anticipation for the arrival of their newest addition, this photoshoot was a celebration of love, connection, and the […]

Maternity

April 28, 2024

Woodhead Maternity Studio Session in Seattle

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

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.

Motherhood

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 […]

April 27, 2024

April 27, 2024

Burleson Family Christmas Pajama Session

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

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