Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday wow...

So I'm sitting here taking a break for a moment, wondering how the heck it's already been a year since I made this post...

and how the *bleep* it's been 12 years since i was being rushed down the hallways of the L&D ward getting ready for an emergency C-section to deliver my very first princess.... my little buddy... who is now 5'6", and  nearly as tall as me already!

We definately have some of those "tweener" moments going on in our house that make me absolutely nuts but for the most part- I couldn't be more proud.   Here's to my gorgeous first born- I put you on the cover of a magazine... just because I know you're beautiful enough to be there- but smart enough to know-- that's not everything.....

Love you baby girl. xo ox Mommy

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Miss Mia

Doing a little happy dance this week- Miss Mia has finally arrived- and she is perfection!
We had to shoot this in two sections because our girl was not EVEN gonna sleep for us the first time.....
And her daddy was on leave for just a bit so we shot them together last week and then Miss Mia and I hung out today for a bit to see if we could get her to stay asleep so that we could play dress up! 

She did and I'm so glad it worked out to get all the shots we wanted.

Can't wait to see her in a few months to see how much she's changed!
I love being a part of your lives guys- thanks for choosing me!
Xoxo Didi V.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bumps & babes...

It was so good to see my friend Kris and photograph her sweet baby bump for her much anticipated son!
I would have loved to have included daddy but he's off helping to keep our country safe... in places afar.
{thank you sir for your service- and Kris- thank you for the sacrifices you make as a family to have him absent at this time.}

I wish for you a smooth, easy labor and I can't wait to meet this boy in a few short weeks!
xoxo Didi V.

I love that she has a perfect little heart shaped freckle on her belly bump!
Pin-up perfect AND pregnant..... what a girl!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Amanda & Will

So..... I have to admit.....This is a weirdly delayed post.

Amanda & Will's event was back in August.... and yes, .... I realize it's now JANUARY....

But this gorgeous event wasn't really mine.... not a Natural Approach Photo job....... and I wasn't required to process my images.....

What I mean is, that it was actually shot with/for Jenny GG Photography with Jenny GG and Jen Wade
{two of my favorite girls in the whole wide world}.  

And since I didn't have to do anything with them- I handed over my discs to the girls so that all of the post production work would match..... and then let them sit on my desktop all this time, because I was on vacation the following day had so much other work to process for my own clients..... that well....  

I never even peeked at them... {all those doubt demons swirl in your head the longer you let something be that you need to take care of.... what if they were terrible???????? -
{yes- I do have those thoughts some days...}

The crazy talented duo was jam-packed with weddings that weekend and asked if I would second shoot for them. {Me....shoot for them???? OMG!  You have NO IDEA how excited and terrified I was!!!!  They are Seattle Wedding photography legend!!!} 

I am pretty sure I thought I might be ill about four different times that day due to nerves.... the dead last thing I wanted to do was let them or the amazing couple down. (did I mention weddings give me the worst case of nerves- I'm seriously an internal basket case every time I shoot one!)

I couldn't have asked for a better experience- Jen and Jenny make me laugh so hard my sides hurt when I'm around them.  It was really cool to be a part of  the photographic force that they are.  I learned soooooo much that day!  It has changed how I shoot all together.

The venues at St. Mark's Cathedral and the Seattle Yacht Club were gorgeous and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.  Will and Amanda couldn't be more fun- seriously they danced every single dance- down to the very last song- {they were they only ones left in the room besides the DJ} and it was the sweetest sight.  And I couldn't have loved the day more!

I hope you enjoy my view of a glorious day- a reminder of sunny, warm Summer days and glimpse of some seriously gorgeous people.

You can see more of their day and take a look through Jen & Jenny's eyes here:

Thanks so much for the opportunity ladies- I loved every second of it!

@All images  in this post were shot by Didi Miles for
 ©Jenny GG Photography~Seattle, WA

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland....

Walking in a Winter Wonderland....
Clearly not written for those afraid of a little snow....and the plan was to play in the snow....
but we never got any!!! 

 The beautiful Murphy family were rock-star brave as we decided to make a go of an incredibly cold and frosty morning out in Machias {a great roadside find of those cool trees and the Christmas tree farm were perfectly frosty} girl Randie {who we would shoot for 90 seconds and then bundle for several minutes} was so sweet and so patient- even their pup Kodiak fell in line for a photo!
We had to work quickly but we sure had fun!
Thanks for playing with me guys!
xoxo Didi V.
Special Thanks to Chad at Coast Cabins &  tree farm for letting us invade the u-cut section of the tree farm! 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!!!!
Good-Bye 2011.....Hello 2012!!!
I can't believe how quickly this year flew by! 
Natural Approach has never been busier and I have each and everyone of you to thank for that!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Here's a quick peek at some of the gorgeous faces of 2011~Enjoy!
It's time also to start planning ahead for 2012- what adventures and milestones will you need photographed?
Your beautiful baby belly or your  baby's first year? 
Your family outings and stay-cations? 
Your older children's sporting events?
Boudoir for Valentine's, wedding and anniversary gifts??????
Let's create your photo story today!
xoxo Didi V.