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Flowers & Lollipops – 1st Birthday Session

Little “J” came in to celebrate her first birthday. When mom showed me her first outfit, I already had this new backdrop in mind. It was perfect for J and her siblings. Although it’s floral, it doesn’t say “girls only.” I think older brother J looks great with it, right? Anyway, we got a few of them together first; which is always the toughest when it comes to siblings. We then followed with individual portraits, changed little J and I put together the second set.

Because I didn’t have a backdrop on hand that I thought went well with her outfit, my graphic designer and I came up with a design and had it printed just for her. I think it’s perfect! And the great thing about it is that I already have ideas for using it again.

Little J didn’t have cake, but I found a cute, large fluffy cupcake for her to play with and mom brought a yummy lollipop. Her face needed to be wiped a few times in between shots since sometimes, those colors looked a little crazy as they mixed up on her face. She was a blast to play peek-a-boo with and I’m so glad that I was able to catch some of those priceless, adorable expressions.

To see two more images from this session, click HERE and HERE to view them on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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New Partnership with Tiny Prints

As most of you know, we have partnered with Mpix as a special incentive for those of you who have ordered Digital Images from your session.

But if you didn’t order digital images and would like to take advantage of a great online company that can use one or more of your session images for holiday and special occasion photo cards, this is for you!

We have partnered with Tiny Prints to help with the ordering and printing of your Holiday/Special Occasion cards. Tiny Prints is a leading retailer of premium personalized holiday photo cards and has been recognized for their high quality prints and unmatched customer service. Each card ordered is also hand reviewed before it’s printed to ensure quality and accuracy. To start your order through Tiny Prints, please click HERE which will lead you to our co-branded Tiny Prints Storefront. From here, you can shop for any product on the Tiny Prints site or review a few of our favorite choices.

We are using an “escrow system” to help manage your images. This system is a way for us to release the images directly to your Tiny Prints account to order a card. You will not have access to the original image file as part of this system, but will be able to use it on the card of your choice. Your first image is FREE. Each following image you would like to use is $1.50 each. (Invoiced via email)

For clients who want to use their purchased digital images, we can uploaded them all for you for FREE or you may choose to upload them yourselves.

When you are ready to order, please let us know and we will upload your chosen photo(s) into the Tiny Prints Escrow system. After you pay your invoice (if more than one image) We will then send you a unique code (photo key) for each image, which you can use in the card creation process in the “add a photo” stage to retrieve that image into your personal Tiny Prints account. Once you have retrieved the image, you can use it on any card for up to 30 days. Your card will be printed with the high resolution version of the photo.

ENJOY!

* Studio Attribution – Clicking on our co-branded Tiny Prints Storefront also ensures that we receive credit for referring a customer to Tiny Prints. This includes our studio name on the back of the cards that you order with a small text based attribution. If you have a concern with our studio name being printed on the back of your cards, you have the option of removing it in the card preview section. The text-based attribution is small, fits in well with the design on the back of the card and is movable.

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A Dog & His Boy – Newborn Session

Teddy brought in his 5 day old baby brother to have his newborn portraits taken. Teddy and his family just moved to Whidbey Island a little over a month ago. Although Teddy was super excited, he was very patient as we got his little brother settled into different props and positions. He watched me very closely. You can tell he’s going to be a great big brother. Baby “P” pretty much slept throughout the entire session. Even though he was sleepy, he was very particular when it came to what positions he would sleep in. So it took some time to get him comfy and content, but overall it was a perfect session.

To see two more images from this session, click HERE and HERE to view them on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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Growing and on the Move – 1st Birthday Session

This little gal “A” was super happy when she walked through the door. It was her actual birthday that day and she was just a ball of sunshine and energy. A very strong walker, she did not want to just sit around. She was on the go from the moment mom set her down.

She brought her older siblings along with her to celebrate. So we were sure to get those sibling images done first. We got her siblings ready and positioned first, then mom quickly set “A” in place. I then grabbed her attention with my trusty noise makers and voila! Sibling portraits were a snap! (no pun intended) After that, I did a few individual images of her brother and sister. They were great listeners so it was quick and easy.

We then moved on to her individual portraits. Mom decided to skip on the cake/treat so we just had fun with different props for her to sit on or in. She was so excited that she still didn’t want to sit still. So we just let her run around, then would bring her back, get a few clicks in then chase her again and repeat. It was a lot of fun and once we hit the 45 minute mark, she was so tired, which is pretty normal for a 1 year old’s session. I’m sure she took a great nap once she got home. Hope mom was able to get some rest too!

Thanks again for choosing me. I had a blast while she kept me on my toes! To see one more image from this session, click HERE to view it on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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Jimmy Leonard - My nephew and nieces are so amazing! Great pictures!

Natalie Duran - Aww!! They are sooo big already.

Kambri Roland - Beautiful family! Love the colors!

Lisa - Beautiful LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

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Two is a Charm… – Newborn Session

Due to a disturbance in sleepthe night before for the entire family, this session had to be done in two parts. Everyone had a rough night and unfortunately, most of the session went that way too. Little baby B had a hard time falling and staying asleep. Her big sister B was so tired that she wanted nothing to with the session. This is something that I am used to, but I know how tough it is on the parents. So we did as much as we could the first round and let everyone go home to rest and recuperate.

About a week later they all returned and it all went much better. We got a family portrait, we got a sibling portrait and lots of extras. Yay! We were even able to throw in a few at the end for test images of a new backdrop that I needed.

To see another image from this session, click HERE to view it on my Facebook page.

Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
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Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children
Renee Giugliano Photography, Oak Harbor, WA Photographer specializing in Pregnancy, Newborn & Children

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