Baby Archer

Gig Harbor, WA

A few years ago I shot newborn photos for the Chang Family when their daughter Madeleine was born. Julia and Lee just welcomed their third child, Archer to the family a little less than a month ago! So I took a trip to their home in Gig Harbor to photograph Archer and their family while relatives were visiting. I had such a fun time catching up, seeing the growth of their kids and meeting little Archer! I just L-O-V-E newborns! There is nothing like a fresh baby and I was so privileged be part of their day last week. Welcome to the world baby Archer!

Abram Newborn

I am very late to the game (3 months) to post the newborn photos of our new baby boy – Abram Lynn who was born August 6th.

Names have power. There is something to a name that gets to the core of who we are. A name comes loaded with meaning, history and the bestowers hopes for who they are naming. Trevor and I have worked hard to pray, seek the Lord and discern who we believe each of our sons original designs. By original design we mean discovering how God has intended our little one to be before we have met him or her face-to-face. We believe God forms all little one’s innate with personality and possibilities that we can discover while they are still in the womb. So with this we came to Abram Lynn for our new boys name.

Abram – Early on in the story of the bible we are introduced to one of the key figures…Abram or later known as Abraham. Before God’s people were a multi-ethnic global family they were a nation (Israel) and before this they were a family line stemming from the person of Abram. When Abram steps on the scene the world is a mess. Rebellion, destruction and sin had been the dominant theme in the early chapters of Genesis as God’s creation attempted to “make a name for ourselves (Gen. 11:4)” apart from their creator. But out of nowhere in the midst of rebellion came on the scene one who would faithfully respond to God’s call.

We do not know much about Abram’s backstory before Genesis 12 but nonetheless his response to God is nothing but remarkable. God gives Abram a call to “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Gen. 12:1-3).” Out of nowhere Abram is given a call to leave all he has ever known with a promise that God would be the one to personally “make your name great (Gen. 12:2)” and that ALL people on earth will be blessed through this man’s call. With this all we are told is that “Abram went, as the Lord had told him (Gen. 12:4).” We aren’t let into his internal wrestling or how he came to the decision to go but that he went. And with this decision of faith came a decision that would have ramifications for all people and would cement Abram/Abraham’s legacy as one of the greats of our faith.

Lynn – Lynn was Trevor’s late father’s first name. His father would pass away dramatically a month before Trevor was to start his freshman year of college as he would quickly develop pneumonia that became septic, attacking many of his vital organs and eventually taking his life. Abram’s birth is a little more than seven years since his father’s passing.

Trevor’s dad was the hardest worker he knew. Growing up with his dad passing away when he was young and his mom an immigrant from Japan who barely knew any english, he had to fight and earn much of what he had in this life. His work ethic came out as he walked on at WSU for football, paid his own way through college to get his degree in Landscape architecture, started his own architecture firm at 27 (that he would run until the day he died), coached and never missed one sporting event of this three sons and made tremendous sacrifices to get his sons through college so that they could have better starts then he did. Trevor’s dad was/is one of our hero’s and one of Trevor’s greatest inspirations. And with this we saw it fitting to name our son Abram Lynn.

We do not know what the future holds for little Abram Lynn but one thing we do know is that he carries the name and legacy of two great men who paved the way for many to discover the fullness of life in the human experience. Our prayer is that all of his days he would carry these names as a part of his identity and that he would even become half the men these two were….because even that would mean he turned out a great man.

Baby Sloane

Seattle, WA

There is nothing like the first weeks of having a newborn. They are so itty bitty and precious! Bobby and Kelly welcomed their baby girl, Sloane Harper into the world on May 6th at 6:23am. Weighing in at 8lbs 7oz & 19.5in long! Congratulations McCarville family — she is a beauty!

Ephraim 7 Months

Seattle, WA

There have been a lot of changes around our house hold the past month. Ephraim has started to venture into eating solid foods, he has grown into a master crawler and as of last week has been pulling himself up onto everything! Which has unfortunately lead to a few bumps and bruises, hence the Harry Potter bruise below. We don’t photoshop the real life things around here. ephraim7mo_1 ephraim7mo_2
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Ephraim’s 5 Month

Seattle, WA

We moved, we had weddings almost every weekend this month and in between that I almost forgot to do his 5 month photos. Since he is my main subject these days, I thought I’d delight you in a few of his many faces. Ephraim is growing like a weed and each day I try my best to just soak in the moments to cuddle and take in every inch of his baby phase! I feel like next time I blink he will be walking.

Ephraim found his voice this month. Scream talking and letting us know every detail of his day has become the new routine. Giggles, screeches and jabber. He observes every little detail and I love watching him explore the world and people around him. He hams it up with all the ladies and likes to gently rough house with the boys. He is flipping and rolling all across the room and starting to scoot in his walker. Happy 5 Months little E!

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Jude Elliot

Eugene, Oregon.

Meet Jude Elliot! His name means “praise God” and indeed he is a little miracle we thank Jesus for! Jude was born on May 1st weighing 5lbs and 7 oz. Now, Jude is just over 6 weeks and just hitting 8lbs! Woo hoo, GO JUDE (and the work of your awesome mom)!

The last few weeks we have been in Portland and I was able to swing down to Eugene to visit his awesome parents, Aaron and Bethany.  While there I snapped a few photos of this precious boy while catching up with his momma.  Welcome to the world Jude, we love you immensely already.

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Ephraim’s 2 Month Photos

Seattle, WA

Little E is now TWO months old! He has the biggest toothless grin and loves to laugh at mommy & daddy. He is very alert, interatcive and loves listening to us read and talk to him. He’s not much of a crier unless he’s hungry or wants to fall asleep and needs an extra cuddle to get cozy. Ephraim has also has surprised us by already sleeping through the night! Trevor and I are very thankful for this little man who brings us much joy!

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Ephraim is ONE Month!

Seattle, WA

My baby boy turned 1 month old today! I can’t believe the milestones are already happening.  Ephraim is a lot more social, locking eyes and starting to make fun noises accompanied by big grins or stink faces. Big stretches and deep snuggles after a full tummy from nursing are some of my favorite moments with baby E. Happy 1 month little man!

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Callen Jay

Tacoma, WA

I am so excited that my little one gets to grow up with this cutie! Callen was born on September 29th at 4:30pm weighing 7lb 5oz and 19.5inches long! There is no such sweeter thing than a new life. Welcome to the world Callen Jay, we all adore and love you so.

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Valentines Day Mini Session at Hello Cupcake!

Tacoma, WA

On February 15 take your Valentine out for a sweet treat and a mini photo session!

SESSION DETAILS: 20 minute session for Couples & Families / 2 photographers / 20-30 images / Next Day Delivery / 12-4PM Time Slots / Where: Hello Cupcake / Cost:$125

To book a session, contact Hilary at hellocompassarrow@gmail.com or fill out a contact form here.

This is a PERFECT gift to surprise your valentine or for an adorable children’s shoot!  Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity!

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