Best Photographers For Kids In Seattle

September 28, 2012 6:00 AM

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Kids change everyday. In fact, they seem to grow in their sleep! The best way to freeze these moments is to find a photographer that is clever enough to get the shot before they notice! These five photographers are not only amazing at what they do; they are based in Seattle and do location shooting throughout the surrounding areas. What could be easier?
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Libby Lewis Photography

On location around the Seattle area
(206) 465-2115

Libby Lewis is one of those few photographers that is able to capture not only beautiful portraits, but also those smaller, “in between” moments that reflect a child’s true joy of life. This is aided by shooting in locations where the client is most comfortable––whether that be their home, a local park or favorite hangout. Clients can count on receiving their finished albums, with a combination of both color and black and white prints, within two weeks of their shoot. Lewis places all of the photos (usually 40-50) in an online gallery where prints, digital files and albums can be ordered and shipped directly to the addresses of their choice.

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Valentina Vitols Studio

1515 14th Ave.
Suite A (between Madison St & Pike St)
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 659-9494

Valentina Vitols, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela, has been fortunate enough to do a great deal of traveling. Her love of adventure and travel shines through in her photographs, where she is able to capture the shared sweetness of children throughout the world. While Vitols does not work with infants, she is an outstanding choice for both individual and sibling portraits of the normally hard to capture pre-teen group. Clients can view all the images in an online gallery where they can choose additional prints or an enlargement for grandma.

M. Larson Photography

On location around the Seattle area
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 284-3276

M. Larson Photography is owned and operated by Martha Larson. She specializes in maternity photography, newborn portraits, and baby and child portrait photography. Larson is able to capture the beauty of pregnancy and the preciousness of every child. She has a variety of print types and offers vintage, modern or classic styles for all of her sessions. Clients say the reason Larson’s photos are so exceptional is that she goes for natural, non-posed shots that let the child’s personality shine. The end result are amazing photos that will be cherished forever. Larson offers regularly scheduled mini-maternity sessions at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park in Ballard. The 30-minute sessions cost $300, which includes a $200 print credit creating a wonderful chance to beautifully capture the pregnancy.

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Teddi Yaeger Photography

55 S. Atlantic St.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 856-7960
www.teddiyaeger.comTeddi Yaeger is an award-winning professional portrait and wedding photographer who resides and works in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Sessions take place at either Yaeger’s light-filled SoDo studio, in clients’ homes or on-location around the Puget Sound. Yaeger specializes in pregnancy, birth, infant, children’s and family portraits. For the past 10 years, she has become a permanent fixture in the lives of hundreds of families in the Seattle area. Yeager was just voted Best Kids’ Photographer by readers of ParentMap magazine.

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Heleyna Holmes Photography

On location around the Seattle area
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 458-5752

Heleyna Holmes officially started her business in October of 2009, but is already becoming a favorite with Seattle families. Customers appreciate her ability to work with fussy or cranky toddlers while producing a series of adorable shots. Holmes encourages parents to bring their child’s favorite comforting blanket or toys to help ensure a complete picture of the child at this moment. Holmes offers both on-location and home studio sessions at $150 for weekday or $200 for weekends. The cost includes up four people with a $25 charge for each additional person. A $50 credit is applied to the print order which is placed within two weeks of the setting. All prints are discussed at an in-home presentation of the images where a large variety of print and products are available.

Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at

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