Tacoma Holiday Mini Session Sneak Peek

I have been a little behind on the blogging. As many of my clients know I had a little one and took some maternity leave. I am getting back to it now starting with this Tacoma Holiday Mini Session. This year clients had the option of doing multiple set ups. Outdoor, a holiday themed and pj's in bed! Here is a sneak peek into this session. 

Tacoma Holiday Mini Session
Tacoma Holiday Mini Session
Tacoma Holiday Mini Session



Tacoma Baby Photographer | 6 month milestone session | Dawn Rocks Photography

Tacoma 6 month milestone session from this summer that is just too sweet I have to share! I am catching up on blogging and starting with this doll. She was just such a joy to have at the Dawn Rocks Photography Studio. From her big smile, to that gorgeous red hair to those sweet blue eyes. She was such a happy and content little one. Did our first 6 month milestone food smash and she just loved it! Check out some of the session below! 


Tacoma Newborn Photographer Dawn Rocks Photography's 1st Anniversary Giveaway

I am so over the moon every day that I get to call myself a newborn and maternity photographer. What an incredible year it has been! I officially launched Dawn Rocks Photography as a business last August shortly after graduating with my BS in Computer Science and Systems from the University of Washington. I spent the next few months preparing for my husbands homecoming from a deployment, the holidays and gearing up for some really exciting things for 2015. In January, I made the decision to specialize in newborn and maternity portraiture and I have never looked back. Parenthood is such a beautiful time and being able to capture a memory - of how they were when they were that small and the journey of making their grand entrance into this world is amazing. Creating something to cherish that memory, not only for the parents, but for the children and the generations to follow. 

In February I had the opportunity to spend a week with a newborn photographer that I admire and follow Kelly Brown from Little Pieces Photography . Not only did I learn so much about my business and the art of photography, but it was life changing for me personally. I set some goals and my biggest one has already been accomplished. I opened my own commercial studio and this summer that is exactly what I did! It has been quite a task but I would not change a thing! 

So to everyone who has been here to support me and my business along the way, thank you. Your support and love means the world. I adore my clients, watching their families grow and being apart of that journey.  The fellow photographers who lift one another up and help each other grow in this community(Special shout out to Laura Ryan Photography for her friendship and being such a joy in the photographer community to share with and support one another). To my husband and kids who has been so supportive of my love for the art, becoming a business owner and pushing myself to set and work towards these goals. 

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So, I would say its time to celebrate with a giveaway! 

I am letting you choose your prize! Choose either A or B.

To enter and qualify: You MUST comment below on this blog post to be entered. Comment with your name as it appears on Facebook, what town you live in, which prize A or B you would choose, and what type of session you would like if you win or if using the coupon for a previous session, what type of session you had! Step 2, go to Dawn Rocks Photography on Facebook and comment in the giveaway post pinned to the top of the page that you commented on this blog. Be sure you "like" Dawn Rocks Photography on Facebook. 

Additional entries: "Like" the Facebook post for an additional entry. Tag friends for additional entries(tag each friend separately). Share the post and comment "shared" for an additional entry. (Must comment shared to count). PLEASE BE SURE THAT EACH COMMENT IS SEPARATE as each comment is your entry.(If you tag multiple friends do one per comment, etc) This is how your entries are counted! 

The contest will end at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday 9/1/2015. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday 9/2/2015. 

A. 30 Minute complimentary session at Ft Steilacoom Park or DRP studio in Lakewood and a complimentary 11x14 mounted print from your session. 
$75 dollar print credit This must be used with images from a DRP session. This can be used towards the purchase of traditional prints from the a la carte menu. (Custom products such as albums and canvases are excluded. Valid at the current pricing at the time of ordering).

Prize needs to be claimed within 72 hours or another winner will be selected. Must be redeemed within 90 days of the contest ending. 

This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Facebook. GOOD LUCK!!!!


Tacoma Newborn Photography | Adorable Baby Girl Wilhelmina Newborn Session

This sweet baby girl Wilhelmina came to visit my new photography studio in Lakewood, WA located just south of Tacoma and north of JBLM for her newborn session.

Her mom is a dear friend of mine and I was so excited to get to finally get to meet her! I love her hair! So much of it and it's got a little mind of its own. I saw something from each of her older siblings in her face and expressions - she is just so sweet and adorable. 

Check out the peek into her session below and see what I am talking about! 


Adorable Paisley Rose - Tacoma JBLM Newborn Session

Good morning!

Today I am going to tell you all about my session with Paisley Rose. This little angel was only 11 days new when she came to my studio for her session, but in the few weeks since her arrival the world is a better place! 

I had a great time with Miss Paisley for her newborn session, even though at first she was ready to play not sleep! Just when I would think she was sound asleep she would have one eye open peeping at me. While I was editing her gallery I found myself smiling seeing some images of her with that one eye open, thinking back to how cute and funny it was during her session. She did quite a bit of smiling and smirking throughout her session too and it was just too sweet! So much personality already. We got some seriously amazing photos for her session! It certainly helps that Paisley is such a photogenic little lady! 

Enough from me though, check out this little angel for yourself! Isn't she just so sweet and adorable?!

We have a thinker on our hands! :)

We have a thinker on our hands! :)

This one cracked me up! What personality she has already and it shows! 

This one cracked me up! What personality she has already and it shows! 

Look at that smile!! *Swoon* 

Look at that smile!! *Swoon* 

What a little angel! 

What a little angel! 


Good morning! 

These stunning images on the blog today turned out so amazing. As I was editing these images for the gallery, I was just so thrilled with how they turned out. There were just so many good ones!!! 

I had this stunning mama at my home studio located in JBLM, WA two weeks ago and Tiffany was just glowing. I knew we were in for some amazing images. Tiffany brought a few outfits of her own in addition to the studio gowns and accessories and she looked lovely in each of them. 

As you can see from the images below, Tiffany was the perfect expecting mama and any photographer would be lucky to photographer her. That baby bump couldn't get any cuter! 

Check out a peak into the session and see for yourself! 

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JBLM Maternity Studio Session - Stunning mama to be Tayler

It's a boy!

Tayler is officially expecting a little man any day to join her family. The portraits I am sharing with you today turned out so beautifully. When I edited this session I kept getting more and more excited with how they turned out. She was absolutely stunning! 

Overall we had a really fun time together on the session and I know Tayler and her husband will make the best parents to their little man. I can't wait to hear of his arrival!

Until then, check out these GORGEOUS images!!!

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Couples Session | Casi & Nathan - Portrait Photographer JBLM

These two are just so adorable! I had so much fun with Casi & Nathan for this Couples Portrait Session at JBLM. It started to rain towards the end of the session but we didn't let that stop us! We took advantage of the rain and captured some really cool images! I just love how these turned out! 


This adorable little man Gannon and his parents came to see me the day after Christmas for a model call at the studio in Lakewood (JBLM). He was 10 days new when he came to see me and just as sweet as can be. I just adored his soft blond hair and his sweet long little fingers. He loved to stretch his long cute legs out and was so strong for such a little guy! 

I am so excited about what we were able to capture that day and thrilled to update my website with his sweet little face! He was the perfect model!