Portraits for Best Friends

Fairy Portraits in Renton | Washington

Fairy Chloe has been in our studio in Renton, Washington many times.  We love to photograph her.  This time she brought her best friend Avery. Such wonderful fairies.  These special dresses come from Love Baby J and we love all her dresses.  Avery and Chloe had so much fun dressing up and twirling around in the studio.  Watching them as they looked at their images during our ordering session was so much fun.  They could imagine the magic the was going to happen while they munched happily on popcorn with Avery’s older brother.  Preston was such a trooper as the girls didn’t want a “boy” to watch them.  He went upstairs into our viewing room and was quite the gentlman.

We love it when friends come to the studio to be photographed together.  They met at a McDonalds playland!!!  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could meet our friends at a playland too?

Fairy Photography-Sisters

Double The Fun-Sister Images-Covington Childrens Portraits

We have loved watching Sapphire and Azazebelle grow up from tiny fairies to little girl fairies.  Now that big sis Sapphire is getting bigger she is learning to ride horses and maybe, just maybe one day she will find a unicorn to ride!  Azazebelle, quite the dancer, kept us on our toes in the studio because she loved to flutter around like a litte butterfly.  This family is always a joy to photograph and have become such good friends to us!  We are glad to be your “forever photographers and putting your dreams into print.”  And thank you Nickole for these kind words:

“Ruth and Kate both work so very well with my girls. They are patient and loving. They take the time in
finding out exactly what I would like from the session and they are truly creative in the way they set
their scenes/themes. They continue to exceed my expectations with the way the photos turn out. They
are beyond what I could imagine. Their attention to details from their custom dresses, bows to even the
little gifts they give out in correlation to the theme is astonishing.

Fairy Photography

Story Book Portraits – Kent

Fairy Aileigh has been coming to us for a few years and we adore her.  One day she says she is going to go to South Dakota because she wants to see Mt. Rushmore!  But she will have to wait for her fairy wings to get a little stronger.  She asked her mom for another fairy shoot and this year she chose a pink Doll Cake dress to wear.  Portrait sessions do require some advanced planning!  Her mom said “I always have such a hard time selecting photos which is great.”

 

Seattle Children Fantasy Portraits

Clark Lake Fairies/Kent

 

These two cousins are amazing!  Our photography session went much longer than even they wanted but they were such troopers and we were having so much fun.  Check out our behind the scenes post in our blog…  more to that story over there.  We trampled around Clarke lake with mom, grandma and brother.  While we were there we got to see a beautiful sunset and soaked it in for a few minutes.  We look forward to seeing you again Jaelyn and Sydney!

 

On a rainy day?  Why not have a tea party inside? We had fun dressing them up for their tea party in our Victorian inspired clothes.  Magical things happen when they dress up and play.  We enjoyed having you in the studio and can’t wait to photograph you again.

 

 

 

Renton Child Storybook Photography

Victorian Tea Party Portraits/Renton

 

 

Being a photographer in Renton, Washington is pretty hard in the winter.  With only a few great months available for outdoor portraits. We need to think outside the box.  Why not have an outdoor portraits session indoors?  Our storybook sessions can take place both in the studio and on location.  Miss Alyssa is perfect for a Victorian Tea Party.

Ruth and Kate Portraits Presents
Athena

Following is Athena’s Story-you can understand why Ruth and Kate Portraits chose Athena for our very first Fairytale Princess.

I would like to nominate my granddaughter Athena.  She is my special angel and she and my daughter, Amber, are two of the bravest people I know. It would honor Athena’s journey for Ruth and Kate Portraits to photograph her as Miss Fairytale Princess 2018

When Amber was 20 weeks pregnant with Athena, she went in for her 20 week scan to find out her gender. The Ultrasound Tech confirmed that she would be having a beautiful little girl. The technician was very quiet when she was doing the ultrasound of Athena, and kept measuring and re-measuring her head. Amber asked if everything looked ok with the baby. She looked at me, with eyes of sympathy, and said that the doctor would need to come and talk with me further.

Instantly my stomach sank. We had no idea what that meant, but knew It couldn’t be good.

The doctor came in and told her that the spot where Athena’s Brain was supposed to be, had black where there should be grey. He said he didn’t know what this meant, but he would be referring Amber to a specialist. He told Amber not to worry too much until we found out exactly what it meant.

A week later Amber had a doctor’s appointment with the specialist. It was an hour-long ultrasound before she met with the doctor. The ultrasound tech, like the previous, focused on her head the whole time. When the scan was completed, the doctor came in.

Bluntly, the doctor told Amber that her child did not have a brain, and that she needed to terminate the pregnancy. The doctor told her she could stay in the ultrasound room until I was ready to meet her in her office to discuss options.

I cannot describe to you in words, the amount of loss and fear we all experienced in that moment. We cried for over 30 minutes. The doctor final came in and told us we needed to move to her office. She didn’t understand how this could be happening to her and her baby.

In the doctor’s office, we were told that Athena had Hydranencephaly- “No brain, only brain stem”. The outcome for children with this disorder is still birth, or if by a miracle they survive birth, they would be a vegetable on a breathing tube and feeding tube for their short existence.

It was like being hit by lighting, only 1- 500,000 babies are diagnosed with this. The doctor told us that Amber could legally opt to induce herself early, knowing the baby wouldn’t survive. The doctor then had her meet with a grievance counselor. She had Amber hold a silicone baby, the size of an orange, and said, “This is the size of your baby currently. When you give birth to her this is how big she will be.”

Amber and I went the ocean that weekend so that she could make a decision to keep Athena, or abort her.  It was the biggest decision of her life to make.

On our way home from the ocean, Amber told me that she felt like God was telling her that Athena was not ready to come out. She needed to trust him, and trust that the baby would be okay. Ultimately, Amber decided to keep Athena, going against doctor’s recommendation.

Athena was born 3 weeks early Via C- Section at the University of Washington. The doctors warned her that she may be still born, or not breath once born. When the doctors pulled her out of Amber’s tummy, she cried instantly and peed on the doctors. She did not need any breathing assistance, which was a miracle on its own. When she was 1 day old, she was transferred to Children’s hospital, and had brain surgery at 3 days old to place her VP shunt.

Since Athena Birth, she has had spinal surgery, corrective eye surgery, and 2 seizures. She is delayed in her gross and fine motor skills, and uses a walker to walk. Regardless of her challenges, Athena is the happiest, loving and most sassy 5 year old you will meet. She has a photographic memory, remembering everyone’s name after meeting them once. She can recite her books, after having them read to her once. She knows her Alphabet, can count to 20, and can spell and read her name.

I could not be happier with her progress and I am so incredibly proud of the little girl she has become. I am thankful that Amber went against the doctor’s recommendation. This journey has made us all realize that doctors are not always right. The brain and the spirit is a magical thing. Prayer works, and having perseverance and faith, will always get you through a difficult time, allowing you to make decisions even when you don’t know the right answer. From this we always put it in God’s hands.

Thank You for letting me nominate Athena for this special princess program.

Kathie Gillis-her Grandmother

 

Click here nominate your princess for our Miss Fairytale Princess 2019

 

You can’t beat these two cousins! We took each of these girls newborn portraits! They are both just so sweet and were both so excited to be fairies for this short story theme. Photographing them was just a dream. From the moment they put the wings on they transformed and lit up. Smiles were ear to ear!

Fairy Studio Portraits

Meet our photography studio rabbit Bernard/Renton

This Fairy lives in a house of ice hockey boys.  She was so thrilled to be girly for the day.  She loves Fairies and we will see her again for sure! Take advantage of your child’s imagination while you can.  They are only young once.  A Fine Art Portrait on your wall will remind you of the joy it brought you.