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. 

Tacoma Newborn Photographer

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!!!!


Adorable baby boy Blake - Tacoma Newborn Session - Lakewood Baby Photographer

I got to meet up with this sweet little newborn Blake and his family a few weeks ago. He was just as cute as could be and all his little faces he would make had me smiling and my heart melting. 

I think you will notice by the props what the daddy does and it was awesome to be able to incorporate it into the session. Mom and Dad brought this very cute firefighter prop for his session and it was just perfect! 

Here is a little peak into his session! 


Adorable baby boy Jace - Newborn Session - Tacoma baby photographer

A few months ago I met baby Jace's parents Eric and Ashley at Ft Steilacoom Park in Lakewood for their maternity session. They are just the sweetest and cutest couple you could ever meet and I just knew that they would be amazing parents. The love they have for one another is undeniable! Its so sweet!!! 

Last month Jace made his grand entrance and a week later he was at my JBLM home studio to visit for his newborn session. I knew from the maternity session and from Facebook that the parents were huge Seahawks fans. When I saw a fellow photographer post an image for the superbowl, I immediately thought of this family and knew I had to pick up this outfit and have it as a surprise for their session(Check it out below!). I love how it turned out!!!

This little guy had the cutest little faces and smirks while sleeping. It was just too adorable and editing his session had me smiling!!! Check out some of his session below so you can see for yourself!

Congratulations to his parents Eric & Ashley!!! You have such a sweet, cute little man!

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!