Seattle, Tacoma & Olympia Newborn Photographer | Digital Backdrops Before & After

If you follow the Dawn Rocks Photography, Seattle newborn photographer, on social media, you may have noticed the last few months the addition of some gorgeous really detailed set ups on some of my posts. I recently began incorporating digital backdrops as an efficient way to add something extra special for a set up or two into my clients newborn session galleries. Normally these set ups would take quite some time to set up and perfect and a newborn session already takes quite some time to get through all the set ups and poses as it is. I wanted to share a before and after of how I shoot in studio for the backdrops and how it comes to life.

I pose baby on a prop designed by the artist that created the digital backdrops. I use a variety of colors over the prop based on the digital backdrop to achieve a seamless and natural look for editing.

These beautiful backdrops are designed and sold by the talented Luisa Dunn Photography shop out of Australia.

Seattle Newborn Photographer

The original digital backdrops. I can tweak the backdrops color tones to fit the vision I have for the set up.

Tacoma Newborn Photographer

Dawn Rocks Photography is a newborn photographer who also specializes as a maternity photographer and baby photographer in Lakewood, WA and also serves Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, Lacey and JBLM. 

Tacoma Newborn Photographer | Baby Boy E Newborn Session | Dawn Rocks Photography

I just had to share this newborn session for Baby Elijah that took place at the Dawn Rocks Photography studio in Lakewood, WA. I haven't blogged for a bit but I need to get back into it so I am starting with this handsome little one! 

Elijah had the cutest expressions and the best hair I have seen come through my studio! I can't wait to see what this looks like for his milestone sessions. 

One of the best things about his session was having two Grandmas come visit and was able to capture all 3 generations during the session which doesn't get to happen often! 

Here is a peak into his Tacoma newborn session to see all of Elijah's sweet face and his awesome hair. 

Dawn Rocks Photography is a newborn photographer who also specializes as a maternity photographer and baby photographer in Lakewood, WA and also serves Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, Lacey and JBLM. 

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!!!!


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 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!

Sweet baby boy Micah - Tacoma baby photographer | Maternity and Newborns

I had this sweet baby boy Micah in the studio a few weeks ago. Here is a peak into this adorable little boys newborn session. If you are looking for a baby photographer in the Tacoma area, DRP is booking into August and filling up fast! Lets talk about scheduling your newborn session today!