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    Hi I'm Crystal Garcia, and I am living and loving in Bellingham, Washington with my hip-hop dancing 6 year old boy, animal loving 5 year old girl, 10 month old ball of squish and a brilliant and fun husband of 9 years.
    I specialize in pregnancy portraits, on call birth photography (without the use of flash), newborn portraits in your home, plus child and family photography. You can find more of my work on Facebook here.

Meet Sarah, another of the lovely midwives here in Bellingham! I have been able to be at a few births that Sarah has assisted with and she is just lovely and attentive and an all around wonderful woman. Yesterday Sarah and I met up after I picked up my kids and their friends from school. Between the two of us we had 5 kids in tow! Sarah’s little man and mine are just a couple months apart and were so cute running through Elizabeth park and climbing on the playground together (are rather alongside one another). We even managed to get Sarah some head shots during our sunny, but chilly time at the park! Here’s my favorite headshot from yesterday of Sarah and a couple others from our outing.

 

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Well hello there! I am so behind blogging because of all the wonderful sessions I have been out shooting and editing. It’s the busy season for is portrait photographers and in Bellingham we are dodging the rain and trying to make the most of the color fall leaves dropping everywhere. Last week I got to do one of my favorite types of sessions for this time of year- a large family group. Call me crazy, but I LOVE shooting extended family grandparents. I think its often times the only way people get pictures of their parents after they become grandparents and its so economical for a 2-3 immediate families to share a big family session.

This family really turned up the challenge level by including a dog, a set of newborn twins and two camera shy kids in the mix! Here’s some of my favorite from our session, enjoy!

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I learned a valuable lesson this past weekend: don’t go out to photograph friends with nothing to tell the time and no regard for how much you are shooting, because you might come home with over 1,000 images and even after culling and culling and culling, you may still have over 230 images selected to “keep.” Yikes! Needless to say I had a lot of fun hanging out with Fred, Erin and Isaiah on Saturday around their house and at a nearby park. They are about the funnest and most beautiful little family ever-and I cannot wait to meet their newest little member when he or she arrives in November!

Fred & Erin, I hope you guys enjoy these…there are LOTS more!:)

Fred is an amazing designer and animator, who works with my hubby. He is currently illustrating a sweet alphabet book for “vehicle loving toddlers,” and you can sign up to get updates on ordering his book here, or by clicking the image above.

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  • Kristi Cherry - October 14, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Crystal –
    As usual, a beautiful job! This child has the most beautiful eyes and the sweetest smile to match. Precious little one!

I was so pleased to meet Simon and Rebekah a few weeks ago and find out that Simon worked at the same company as my husband and that they were planning on giving birth at the Birthroot Birth Center and that they wanted me to photograph their birth! Well after a gorgeous and strong labor, which Rebekah rocked, Andrew Peter made his way into the work d weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces this morning. He is just a beautiful baby boy and it was so beautiful to witness his birth and all the love he entered the work into. Here are some of my favorites form his birth.

Simon and Rebekah are new to Bellingham and are without family in the area so I have set up a meal train to try and help support them during this time of transition into parenthood and establishing themselves in a new community. If you would like to bring them a meal (or even order them a meal or gift card for a meal from out of town) click here.  And don’t forget to leave them some love in the comments!

 

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