An Amazing Photoshoot in the Pacific Northwest

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You guys might have noticed that I recently updated my social media profile pictures. That’s because my amazing friend Laura officially launched her professional photography business and I was able to get in before she booked up!

Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots I contacted Laura to see if she would be able to shoot some blog head shots. I have been working to beautify this place, and Neely (my blogging fairy Godmother) has been telling me since late 2015 that I needed to get professional photos for WMSB. While I was searching for a photographer, J reminded me that his longtime friend Laura takes amazing photos of her friends and family.

Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots I immediately got online and sent her a message to find out how much, if it was even something she’d be interested in, she would charge to do head shots. It was my lucky day! Laura had just officially launched Moonshine Photography!

Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots

I was so nervous about the photoshoot because I had no idea what to wear or how to pose. When I was a kid we had the typical glamour shots done, and once I even auditioned with one of those Bazaar modeling companies that give you invitations at the local fair (I was so nervous that I read the commercial prompt at the speed of light and they never called us again). But I’m not a fashion blogger. How do you all stand so beautifully? Where will I put my hands? What shoes do I need? How will I do my hair? Do I even have fake eyelashes in my house anymore?! The Kardashians always wear fake eyelashes during their photoshoots!

Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots But Laura made things SO EASY! I had messaged her about the look I was going for and she immediately replied with several locations nearby where we could go for the perfect surroundings to capture my vision. 

Then I woke up on the morning of our shoot to discover that it was pouring rain outside. I was so disappointed! I had spent hours picking out my outfits and woke up so excited to have a more professional feel around WMSB. I sent her a message saying that I understood we’d have to cancel because of the weather.

Guess what? Laura isn’t afraid of any weather! When she said we could still have an amazing day, even with the rain, I was skeptical. But I figured I already had the time set aside and my hot rollers warming, so I might as well give it a shot. But she was right! My hair went flat, but other than that, the rain had no impact on the quality of Moonshine Photography’s photos! I can’t even tell you guys what a great trait that is to have in a Pacific Northwest photographer. If we stopped life because of rain, we’d never get things done. But people still use it as an excuse to cancel. The fact that Laura was willing to pull out her camera, rain or shine, was super impressive to me. 

At first I was a little awkward, but by the end we were having a blast. I felt so comfortable and capable of being myself! We even got a little goofy.

Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots

And her editing… You guys, her editing. I had the luck of getting to see the before and after of several of her photos. The befores were GORGEOUS. She’d show me a before and I’d feel shocked that I looked so pretty. Then she’d show me the afters… and oh my word! I felt like a supermodel! J and I stood at her laptop amazed at the work she had done. I still can’t get over it! Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots

Laura doesn’t just do blog photography (although if you’re a blogger in Pierce or King County who is looking for a set of professional head shots, you should email her immediately!). She takes the most adorable photos of babies and kids, senior portraits, family portraits as groups and solos, and is accepting engagement photos and pregnancy/gender reveal announcements!  Review of Moonshine Photography - A Professional Lifestyle Photographer in the Pacific Northwest at Affordable Prices. Blogger Head shots

If you’re in King County or Pierce county and looking for a professional photographer, contact Moonshine Photography to schedule your shoot! You can do so by heading to her Facebook page and simply sending a message, or by email at contact@moonshinephotography.us. You can also learn more on the Moonshine Photography website.  Also, there are more photos in the gallery at the top of this post if you’d like to see more of our amazing photo shoot!

Right now she’s offering mini-sessions for $80. A mini-session is 30 minutes with 5 photos. I don’t know how long this amazing price point will last, so you should probably contact her immediately! I know that she is accepting appointments in July and the last time she offered  these mini-sessions, she booked up for a couple months straight! I keep hearing that we’re officially half-way to Christmas. Now’s your chance to have the best Christmas Card photos in the USPS mail stream!

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    Linda Hobden
    June 28, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Your friend has taken some nice shots – the weather doesn’t look too bad either!
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    Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots
    June 28, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Omg that picture with the sparkler all around you is awesome!

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    Shannon
    June 28, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Where do I put my hands is always the hardest question!! I’ve never taken professional photos (outside of school pics and my wedding) so I am in awe of fashion bloggers who manage to not look awkward. I want to say to them “teach me your ways!”

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    Susannah
    June 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    These are gorgeous pictures! I this it’s a MUST to have photo shoots every so often! <3
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    Emma
    June 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, beautiful shots! I never considered doing a photo shoot, but now I’m thinking about it!
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    katie
    June 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I have never been to the PNW, but am dying to go! Such beautiful photos.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal
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    Heather with WELLFITandFED
    June 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    You are like Blake Lively and Chloe Sevigny all rolled into one adorbs little package. Super fun shoot!
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    Kate
    June 29, 2016 at 7:57 am

    What a great resource to know about–thanks! And your photos looks great!

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    Marissa
    June 29, 2016 at 8:21 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been needing! Thank you so much, I just sent her an email. Your pictures are beautiful!

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    katrina
    June 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Always awesome to work with a photographer who is willing to try new things rain or shine! Love the photos that she captured of you!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com
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    Erin
    June 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I have been thinking of getting professional photos taken for my blog for awhile, but I just wasn’t sure it was worth the investment. Thanks so much for sharing – this was good motivation for me to get it done!
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    McKenzie Allyshia
    June 29, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous!! How fun :) I would have no idea what to wear or what to do with myself ha ha!

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    Rachael
    June 30, 2016 at 3:13 am

    GORGEOUS! You look gorgeous! I need a blogging headshot too!

    And you are totally my blogging fairy godmother, by the way.
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    Brianne
    July 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience. This is something I’ve been needing to do for a while, but keep putting it off. Your photos turned out great!
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    Portia @ Obsessed by Portia
    July 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!! Love the one with the sparkler!!!! I always love getting to see photographer’s work before booking!

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    Betsy Todd
    July 2, 2016 at 2:26 am

    You are so beautiful, keep smile, keep good mood

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    Jennifer Dotson
    July 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Love these photos, they turned out so well! And the location! It’s gorgeous!

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    Kerry
    July 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Great photoshoot! You look like a natural. I started doing fashion posts more than a year ago and I still have those awkward moments. I’m definitely going to check your friend out. She does amazing work!
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    Alex
    August 10, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Awesome!

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    Chloe
    August 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Wow, your photographer needs to raise her prices! These are great!

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      Brittany
      August 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Right?! That’s what I told her!

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