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!

Little Abram is 6 Months!

Seattle, WA

My baby is growing up. This milestone was complete with two bottom teeth popping out, almost being able to sit by himself with out toppling over, big giggles, lots of spit, his first airplane ride, two trips out of the state, lots of push ups, transition to his crib, sleeping in the same room as his big brother and is he a chatter box. I just can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like when real words come out. He will be one of those kids that have a question for EVERYTHING. His rolls are kind of starting to fade and it’s making me really emotional. Stop time. Stay little! Why do you grow up so quick?!

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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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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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A New Wild Adventure

Monroe, WA

We have been a little MIA lately in the Compass Arrow world. The past few months have been packed with moving to a northern suburb of Seattle, my husband starting to pastor at a different church, launching a new blog, & did I mention baby baby baby things? Our little guy will be here in a few short months!

I am now almost 34 weeks, which makes my tummy gigantic, short winded breathing to do even the simplest of tasks and sweet, well lets be honest – sometimes painful kicks and jabs constantly from baby. I’m growing a part Japanese mini-ninja. I seem to be waddling more than walking, and misjudging my circumference as I bump into counters and knock things over on tables. I have the bruises to prove it. Lets not forget that unfortunate peeing-when-you-laugh-or-sneeze phenomenon or feeling like you can take a nap in just about any situation.

Pregnancy is a really unique experience, but life is a joy and I can’t imagine it any other way. Baby is super healthy and that is all this new mom can ever ask for. He is almost full term, weighing in at a little over 4lbs and 17inches long! What a champ.

Now that we are getting settled into our new home, a nursery area was undoubtedly in the works. We themed his space from the book, “Where the Wild Things Are” and anticipate a whole new adventure ahead for our family has he enters this world soon. Any guesses on his name? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with an “E”.

So with that, we will continue to be a little MIA until baby “E’s” arrival as our family adjusts with this precious gift of life and new season in our life. Feel free to e-mail us for inquiries as we will continue to schedule photography sessions for the upcoming spring (starting in May) and into the summer/fall. You can still follow us for more constant posts on our facebook page and be on the look out for updates with our growing family!

I am sure I will start to be THAT mom who posts a scary amount of adorable newborn pictures, but I’ll try to keep it contained. Maybe. If he looks anything like his dad, you all just may want to unfollow me now if you can’t handle the abundance of cuteness about to be posted. Watch out for those cute almond asian eyes and sleepy funny faces.

Happy love month from ours to yours. May you take this time to celebrate the precious gifts around you.
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Bray Maternity

Snoqualmie, WA

Holly & Derek are now a party of three! We ventured up to the mountains last weekend to chase some snow. It was such a blast and a magical holiday experience! Holly is only two weeks apart from my own pregnancy and it has been such a treasure to walk with her through this new adventure! The Bray’s are also having a little boy coming this March. I am so stinking excited for them and to also gain a play partner for our babe. 😉 Congratulations Holly & Derek!

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Layla Turns One

Tacoma, WA

Sweet Layla turns ONE at the end of this month! Her parents gave her a big cupcake that she got to have all by herself! I love watching the curiosity, suspicion and joy as these littles figure out what to do with their cake. Happy Birthday Layla! Can’t wait to watch you grow and continue to take big steps all by yourself. CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0010CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0001 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0017 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0021 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0039 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0042 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0052 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0066 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0070 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0073 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0077 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0079 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0080 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0082 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0089 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0092 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0103 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0107 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0113 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0115 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0116 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0120 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0135 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0138 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0150 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0170CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0152

Butela Family

Tacoma, WA

Sometimes you have to get a good cry out, create a few silly faces, try and eat a few rocks, be bribed by your mom that you’ll have a yummy treat afterwards if you behave, and have a good run around with your siblings before you can try and sit down to get your photo taken. However, the honest photos of what life looks like with all of you, are always the better than a posed one. Anderson, Quinn & Charlie are all their own personalities and it was so fun to see them each express themselves during this shoot!

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