baby photography

Weddings And Families, Birth And Babies by Bradley Hanson

Although I do not market myself as a birth or baby photographer, I regularly photograph for families I've met at one of the 600+ weddings I've photographed. As a father of three myself, I know how powerful the experience of birth is, as well as the indescribable joys of parenthood. I love that photographing weddings put me in the middle of such joyful events, and that connection often continues a few years later when the same couples become parents themselves. This can mean that after photographing their wedding, I photograph the birth of their children and later the family. I take the same approach I take with weddings and portraits: the role of silent observer rather than active director. Reality is always more beautiful than anything posed or scripted. There are several families who I photograph yearly in Seattle, allowing me to actually watch these same children grow up. I just photographed a Bat Mitzvah for one of these same families, images from which will be a blog post for a later date...

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To see more Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN portraits, wedding photography and weddings all over the world, visit my main portfolio on or email me at or call me at 206-393-8292 and we can discuss your wedding plans in detail. My speciality is shooting family portraits in an unposed, natural style and wedding photojournalism. I photograph weddings as they happen rather than direct the action, which is often referred to as documentary style wedding photography. I’ve photographed weddings in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Seattle and many countries around the world.

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