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Meet OMC Collective Member, Kelsey Alford. Kelsey is a Holistic Sleep Consultant and Owner of Nested Sleep.   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? My name is Kelsey and I’m the owner […]

September 23, 2020

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Guest post by OMC member Alec Mills, Owner of Alec Mills Photography … As a newborn photographer in the Seattle area, I am honored to be asked to document such intimate family traditions, growth, and loss. Recently,  I was asked to document a beautiful and meaningful event for a client, and I was blown away […]

August 26, 2020

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Guest post by OMC founder + family photographer, Meredith McKee Ruth of Meredith McKee Photography Types of Newborn Photography Woohoo! You’re having a baby! Congratulations – this. is. HUGE. If you’re thinking about having a photographer document your journey into parenthood, there are a lot of different ways to capture this incredibly monumental experience for […]

July 7, 2020

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Today we are featuring a gorgeous at home newborn session from Om Mama Collective member, Erin Schedler! We love how she capture the true authentic beauty of new parenthood!  This was a pretty typical newborn session for me! It happened to be my last session of 2019, before I went on break. Such a beautiful […]

May 12, 2020

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Fresh 48 Session If you have been searching for Newborn Photography on the Google or Pinterest or Instagram…you may have run across the term “Fresh 48”. I know when I was pregnant and looking for new services or products, I would constantly wonder what I was signing up for…and reading “Fresh 48″… I had a […]

April 14, 2020

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By OMC Vendor Brittany Marshall of Blue Rose Pictures, Seattle Newborn Photographer This was the third time I have had the pleasure of capturing Tamara’s maternity session. The last two times were for her boys and this time for her baby girl! I really love being to capture one family’s milestones throughout the years. It […]

March 10, 2020

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By Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis, Seattle Maternity Photographer I have worked in the field of maternity photography since 1994. Every session reaffirms my awe of the innate power of the mother. When my client J came into the studio for her pre-consultation I was immediately intrigued by her grace, beauty, and empowered sense […]

February 6, 2020

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By OMC Vendor Julia Kinnunen, Seattle Birth Photographer I first met Erika and Nick over four years ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding. I remember sitting in our first meeting and thinking “holy moly these people are so stinking cool why on earth would they want to hire me?!” but little did […]

January 8, 2020

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Guest post by Mama member, Jenni Gritters! Jenni is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and founder of Zest Storycraft.  She writes mostly about the science of healthy living and is a certified yoga instructor. Jenni and her husband are currently expecting! You can follow Jenni on Instagram. Learn more about Jenni here! When I found out […]

December 4, 2019

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Meet Erin- rockstar mama & owner of Erin Schedler Photography! Erin is a member of the Om Mama Collective – members get exclusive deals & discounts when working with her! Find out more at members.ommamaco.com!  Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you […]

October 30, 2019

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Gender Reveal Parties Have you or would you consider doing a gender reveal party? I’ve seen some pretty unique & creative ideas over the years! Some favorites include: hitting a baseball that exploded in color, smoke bombs, cake filling, piñatas, pie/cake face smashes, confetti in every which way! Shannon & Joe chose something that was […]

August 28, 2019

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Guest post by Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis! Jennifer is an artistic photographer empowering pregnant women through photography for 20 years, specializing in larger families and large image installations. Om Mama Members get exclusive deals when working any of our curated list of business owners. Learn more about Jennifer here!  … Just had your […]

August 1, 2019

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Guest post by mama & photographer, Huoy Chen. Huoy & Meredith are co-leading the Om Mama Collaboration How To Rock Your DSLR Photography 101 workshop on Sunday, June 23rd at 9:15am at General Porpoise in Pioneer Square. Om Mama Members get 50% off ticket price, register here! Only Little Once As a mom, I know […]

June 18, 2019

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Lifestyle has become sort of a buzz word in the portrait photography industry lately, and a lot of photographers call themselves lifestyle photographers, but their styles can vary, so what does this mean for you, the client? According to Wikipedia, Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones […]

April 29, 2019

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When I say “Family Photographs”, you might think… oh yeah, we need one of those for our Christmas card. Then you line one up with a photographer sometime between September and November. However, if your family is like mine, the fall is hectic and chaotic. School has just started and routines are back in place […]

February 21, 2019

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From a Doula’s Perspective Each and every single birth is a wholly unique and individual experience. When Jamie asked if I would help support her as both her doula and photographer, I was thrilled. This was my second birth center birth. While I tend to feel most comfortable supporting clients delivering in a hospital setting, […]

January 30, 2019

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Hi there! My name is Erica and I’m new here — new to Seattle that is. My husband and I recently relocated for his job, and I’ve been exploring the Emerald City and preparing for our first baby ever since. Still acclimating to the weather 🙂 I’m a certified personal trainer, yogi, writer/blogger, and mom-to-be […]

January 23, 2019

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Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? I grew up on Camano Island, about an hour north of Seattle. I spent some time after high-school […]

December 27, 2018

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Getting a “Real Camera” Hi Omies! Meredith, here! I get this question a lot – a lot, a lot! People always ask, “I’d love to get more in to photography, what’s a good beginner camera, that takes great photos, but doesn’t cost too much?” This is especially common with new moms, or families heading somewhere fun […]

December 5, 2018

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Feature: In-Home Newborn Session by Blue Rose Photography This was a very special newborn session for me since I got to capture baby Luc’s birth only a couple weeks before. Karolina and Michael are such a wonderful and sweet couple. I was so excited when she reached out to me to document her maternity photos. I […]

November 6, 2018

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Guest Blog Feature: Om Mama Collective member, Jeanna Rice Photography, shares her tips for what to wear for your fall/winter family photo sessions! You can follow Jeanna on Instagram at @jeannaricephotography! Find more amazing photographers in our Collective here!  Hello fellow Mamas! Fall is the most popular time for family pictures, and with good reason […]

October 12, 2018

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Feature: Maternity Session at Rattlesnake Lake by Meredith McKee Photography  I’ve done a couple maternity sessions at Rattlesnake lake now & it is just such a dreamy place to shoot! We did Kelly’s maternity session during the peak of wildfire season this summer & it cast such a dreamy pink haze as the sun began to set […]

September 4, 2018

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