Alecia Smith | Photographer

Welcome!  I am a portrait photographer based in Tacoma + Seattle, WA.  Grab a drink and get comfy while you take a look around.  I’d love the opportunity to work with you so please get in touch by using the contact form here.  I love shooting families, children, maternity, births, newborns, couples, and lifestyle.

Thanks for stopping by!  

 

// My new home on the www.

I have recently packed up and moved to my new home on the www.  Please come find me over at http://www.aleciasmith.com/, and remember to bookmark my new address so you can come back and visit often.

Scott + Loren + Leyton // Family Session

This adorable family is visiting Seattle from Texas, and they met with me to do a family session.  I had so much fun with them and Leyton is such a happy, busy little boy.  His big FIRST birthday is coming up soon! Happy Birthday little man!

  
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Featured Kitchen and Bath

A few weeks ago I shot a few interior remodels for Featured Kitchen and Bath.  They specialize in Kitchen and Bath’s and not only are they wonderful people to work with, but the quality of their work is stunning.  From big projects to small, you should check them out if you are in need of some updating or a change!

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Josh + Annie + Ali // Family Session

I met this sweet little family this past weekend.  Ali is 7.5 months old and all smiles all the time.  It’s always fun to meet new clients, especially when they are as adorable and loving as Josh and Annie are.  They are over the moon in love with their little girl, and it was very sweet to see them together with her. Ali is one lucky little girl.

  
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Amelia is Three

Isn’t she adorable?!  

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Alexander the Great

Snapped a few images of my sister’s cat Alex this past weekend.  Very fortunate to get these as he passed away tuesday evening.  He was her first “baby”, and was definitely well loved and will be missed terribly.

Love you Alex.

Foodie Friday | Homemade Baby Food

Over the past few months, I’ve been busy making some yummy homemade baby food.  It’s much easier than you would think, and much preferred by our little food critic.  Don’t get me wrong.  It is still nice to grab a jar of prepared Earth’s Best baby food.  At 10 month’s he is still enjoying their Third Foods. However, it is really nice to be able to control the consistency and texture in homemade meals.  One of Mason’s favorites is this delicious dish.

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This recipe is suitable for freezing.  One batch will fill up one Tovolo Perfect Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray, with a little left over  It is recommended that baby food can be stored in the refrigerator for 48-72 hours, and stored in the freezer for a maximum of 3 months.  I have found that it is best to use frozen baby food within 1 month or less if possible, as water crystals will tend to build up, and the fact that nutrients may leach or evaporate upon thawing.

Steamed Vegetables with Cheese Sauce.

Ingredients
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced

1 cup chopped cauliflower florets
1 cup chopped broccoli florets


Cheese Sauce

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-pourpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Directions
Steam the carrots in a steamer set over a pot of boiling water for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness.  Steam cauliflower and broccoli for 4-5 minutes.  Once steamed, set them aside.  

In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a smooth paste and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  I recently learned this is called a roux, and it is the base for many cheese sauces and gravies.  Gradually stir in the milk, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened and smooth.   Remove pan from heat and add cheese, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.

Transfer the vegetables to a blender, pour in the cheese sauce, and puree.  For older babies, chop the vegetables and mix with cheese sauce.

Giveaway Winners!

A BIG Thank You to everyone who particpated in the giveaway!  The winners were selected using Random.org.  Results are below.

:: Family Session Winner:  Annie Dumond

:: Engagement/Couples Session Winner: Jamie Matthews

:: Maternity Session Winner: Jordan Edwards

:: Newborn Session Winner: Delaney Bridges

 

Congrats to all the winners!  We will be contacting you soon via email with details on booking your sessions.  Stay tuned.

Bigger and Better | A Giveaway!

We do a giveaway at least once a year to thank our amazing clients, fans, and admirers.  But we want to do it bigger and better in twenty eleven, so we decided to give away FOUR mini photo sessions!  Hello people, this is HUGE!  (Insert hysterical screams and cheers here.)

The Details:

A total of four mini photo sessions will be given away.  

:: (One) Family Session (maximum of 4 people, $35 per additional person.)

:: (One) Engagement/Couples Session

:: (One) Maternity Session

:: (One) Newborn Session

 

Each mini session includes up to 45 minutes on location time and 10 high resolution images on a disc with print release.


How to enter:

 

:: Like us on Facebook for one entry.

:: Post about this giveaway on Facebook and link back to this post for a second entry.

:: Follow us on Twitter for a third entry.

:: Tweet about this giveaway on twitter and link back to this post for a fourth entry.

:: Comment on this blog post for a fifth entry.

 


You can choose to enter only once, or do all five entry options!  Then simply send an email to shootme@alecia-smith.com notifying us of all the ways you have chosen to enter, and which mini session you would like to be entered for.  If you already like us on Facebook and currently follow us on Twitter, let us know in your email and you’ll still earn one entry for each!

 

 

Rules:

Giveaway deadline is February 7th, 2011 at midnight PST.  Winners will be selected using Random.org, and announced on February 8th, 2011.  All sessions must take place before April 30th, 2011.  We’ll be happy to go anywhere for the giveaway mini sessions.  Please note if it’s outside of the greater Seattle/Tacoma area, we ask that you’ll provide transportation costs.

 

And of course, if you have any questions feel free to contact us!

Please spread the word and share with your friends!

 

 

Xavier turns FIVE! | Portraits

Our first post to kick off twenty eleven with.  This handsome little man just turned FIVE, and we were lucky enough to have a good amount of snow on the ground the day of our shoot!  So off we headed, down to a nearby park to have some fun in the snow.  Little sis Amelia came along to join the fun, and managed to sneak into a photo or two.  Keep your eyes peeled.  There will be more from this adorable family as the littlest member will have his first birthday in less than a month, and sister Amelia turns 3 in 2 months!  Oh… there’s also a dog and a cat.  Whew!xavier1.jpg xavier2.jpg xavier 3.jpg xavier4.jpg

 

 


About

Alecia Smith is a portrait photographer based in Tacoma + Seattle, WA who enjoys creating art for fun + creative people.

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