Masthead header

Family + Love

Your Family. Your Love. Your Moments.

Let us tell your story. 

 

Family Portrait Sessions are designed to be a completely relaxed and carefree time to just enjoy being all together and living in the moment. Many opt for the beach or a favorite colorful park. Sometimes shooting at your home is the right choice. Whether it’s just the kids or the whole family together, the goal is to capture the essence of each family member individually and their relation to one and other as a whole. KLP skillfully blends posed and candid shots for a beautifully balanced collection of imagery. As a Full Service Studio bringing gorgeous images to life, we begin with a Pre-Session Phone or In Studio Consultation to help determine all the optimal logistics and answer the FAQ’s. KLP specializes in creating Family Heirlooms in Print, Albums and Wall Art.

 “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”  ~ George Santayana

Storytelling in KLP’s Signature Albums + Portrait Wall Art

The following gallery features KLP’s Annual Fall Sessions in Seattle. We’ve shot all over Seattle including but not limited to: Magnuson Park, Alki Beach, Innis Arden Reserve, Edmonds and Richmond Beaches, Gas Works Park, The Highlands, The Arboretum, West Seattle, Lincoln Park, Jack Block Park, Georgetown, Golden Gardens and the Woodland Park Zoo.

A Few Kind Words:

“Kiki did an UNBELIEVABLE job with our family portraits … so fun and engaging. She was very patient with my surly 3 year old and did not give up hope that we would get some great shots of ALL of us (which was no easy task!)”  ~ Kristina

“Kiki is just an amazing photographer! She makes you comfortable and goes out of her way to get amazing pictures. There is nothing like her photographs. Kiki’s work tells a story and makes your imagination travel to where the photo shoot location is!” ~ Darling

“Kiki did such an amazing job with our family photo shoot. With three kids and six adults we knew it would be challenging but Kiki made it fun and captured some fantastic shots of everyone. We are incredibly happy with her work and will definitely be booking her again soon.” ~ Katie

BELLIES + BABIES

I begin to love this creature, at to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie.”  ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Gallery of Newborns and Babies

Video featuring a KLP Maternity Session with Expectant Mother wrapped in her Cathedral Length Wedding Veil

Maternity + Baby Session FYI’s

Belly sessions are generally best done between the 32-36th weeks of pregnancy. This tends to be when women have a beautiful round and full belly and are most comfortable. For those classic newborn sleeping shots, sessions are best done in the first two weeks. The bigger the baby the earlier the better. But Newborn Sessions can be done within the first six weeks. They do requite a minimum of two hours and can take three to four hours depending on the baby. We need to ensure both Mom and baby are comfortable and that there is time for feeding, diaper changes and clean ups of those inevitable “accidents” all little nude babies will have. A Note about KLP’s style: Simple + Documentary. In general, we avoid excessive props. Not a fan of huge bows on the side of a newborn with distracting props strewn about the image. The portrait should be about and focus on the baby – the sweet little lashes, the tiny toes and the quiet moment in Mom (or Dad’s) arms. Baskets and wooden boxes with wraps and blankets are about as “proppy” as it gets at KLP. That said, please let us know about anything special to your family that you’d like to possibly incorporate into the session. All this applies to Maternity shots too. Love classic belly shots both in studio and out.

A Few Kind Words:

“We were lucky enough to work with Kiki during my pregnancy and then again to capture portraits of our sweet baby boy when he was just two weeks old. Kiki was so creative during the whole process and the images are amazing! Kiki was also very understanding of our family’s needs from being a bit uncomfortable and unsure of a session at nine months pregnant to having to stop to nurse and tend to our new baby throughout our newborn session. She even catered kindly to our very jealous dog Shanti as she was beginning to explore being a big sister for the first time! Thank you Kiki for embracing our family and leaving us with visual memories that we will always cherish and that will last a lifetime.” ~ Rachael P.

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Intimate Wedding Portraiture with KLP

KLP specializes in intimate and destination weddings from elopements to lakeside nuptials with close family and friends. We do very limited Weddings per year. If you love our work, give the studio a call to book a consult in our Newburyport Studio or via Skype/FaceTime.

“Now join hands and with your hands your hearts.”  ~ William Shakespeare

Sample Flush Mount KLP Signature Album

A Few More Kind Words:

I waited 49 years to get married. Finding the perfect photographer to document this life-changing event was of the utmost importance to me. I wanted more than the traditional photographs. I wanted someone who could tell the story of my wedding day in pictures that were creative and artistic. I knew Kiki was the right photographer for me as soon as I looked at her website. My husband is not easily impressed and did not want to spend money on a photographer. He had a family friend who was willing to take pictures and could not understand why I would want to hire anyone. Kiki won him over in our first meeting. She showed us wall art and a slide show of creative images from weddings that she has covered. He began chiming in about images he would like to capture at our wedding and she was so receptive to his ideas. The conversation went on to discussing her non-profit causes, which also impressed us, and voila, she was hired! When we left her studio he kissed me and said, “Great find.” At our wedding, Kiki was bubbling over with personality and energy. She made the formal pictures fun and they turned out to be absolutely beautiful. There were lots of candid shots that were so creative. She had to by lying down on the dance floor to get one image of me dancing with my best friends, one of my favorite shots. How did I not see her? She made her way around photographing everyone and everything; flower arrangements, the dessert room, the venue lit up from the outside at night. I was truly impressed with the range of pictures she took. I joked with her and said she has to be part leprechaun to have been in so many places. I cannot recommend Kiki highly enough. She is more than a photographer; she is an artist.” ~ Catherine C.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures – by far the best thing about our wedding. They are truly amazing. The way you captured the day to night was exactly the way I wanted: simple, elegant and beautiful. I appreciate everything you have done … Everyone thought you were great – that’s because you are!” ~ Tina H.

“Kiki was the perfect choice for our wedding. She was able to capture the theme of our wedding, the positive, loving vibe of the day, and Sean and I. She made us feel so comfortable and was so easy and fun to work with. We ended up with the most beautiful pictures and we will treasure them for a lifetime. “ ~ Karla M.

“Kiki did such an unbelievable  job for our wedding. She has such a fantastic sense of humor and had my whole wedding party cracking up which made for some pretty fabulous pictures. She also has a very keen eye for the most amazing action/random shots that most people would never catch or think to take. For all that I am grateful because I have very “real”, unstaged photographs that I will always treasure. AMAZING!!” ~ Tracy F.

 Book a KLP Beauty + Bubbles Session with your Bridesmaids, or for an intimate wedding gift for your new husband or just a day for you. This is for ALL women.

Love this idea for weddings! Go unplugged. Live in the moment. Check it out here.

KLP recommends Karla Cassidy Designs for all your floral needs.

Sign up for our email Newsletter via our Contact link and/or Become a Fan of Kiki Larouge Photography on Facebook to be updated with Events, Promotions and “KLP on the Road” Destinations.

All images ©Kerry Hook of Kiki Larouge Photography. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Facebook|Email|Twitter|Pinterest|Contact