Monday, March 30, 2009

New Blog!

I have moved my blog! My new blog is located at: and is housed through WordPress. I will keep this old blog for archival purposes, but all my new clients and sessions will be shown on the new blog. :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Military Family

I had done a military family model search a while back and got Family B from Fort Lewis interested in a photoshoot. They were willing to drive all the way to me in order to get their pictures done, and were so awesome and willing to work with me on different poses. I have a lot of respect for the men and women who are out there, every day, fighting under the American flag, and I hope that these pictures do them a little justice.

Family "B"

their kids were adorable

sweet moment with dad

sweet moment with mom

sweet moment with each other! I love how it looks like she's placing her hands on her heart

a different family shot

I think I literally went "awwwww" when I snapped this capture

my ultimate bribe is lollipops. I think she was a little too happy about her lollipop and I had to snap a picture of the face she was making

being serious with dad

Go in peace

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Mini Sessions

Since my Valentine's Day Mini Sessions were so successful, I'm offering up a mini session for this month as well. If you're tired of the same old mall pictures or big impersonal studio photos and want something that really captures your child's personality, then this would be the session for you! Plus, the price is perfect for your pocketbook!

This is a GREAT gift for mom and dad from the kids, or for nice pictures of the kids in their Easter best outfits. You'll get some gorgeous pictures to give out to your loved ones! Here are the details:

  • mini-sessions will be booked for 30 minute slots for Saturday March 21st, 2009 and Sunday March 22nd, 2009

  • there will be 5-10 final images to choose from in your proof gallery

  • mini-session can include up to 3 children only

  • the mini-session includes 1 8x10 and 2 5x7s

  • the low price of only $65 for the entire March Mini package!

    Mini-sessions will be booked on a first come, first served basis. All sessions will take place at my home studio in Kenmore. If weather permits, I'll move the sessions to a nearby park for outdoor shots. You also get a 15% discount off any additional prints you purchase from your mini-session. Hurry and book your session on my website today!

  • Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Happy Half Birthday

    Wow, I can't believe it's already been six months since I had my second little boy. Happy half birthday sweet Albert! You've enriched our lives more than I knew would be possible, and your mom, dad, and big brother love you so very much. I'm sorry you're subjected to mom's camera all the time, since you're the non-moving subject it's much easier to pose you! :)

    from this sweet dreamy baby at six days old

    To now...

    we like to roast babies here

    sitting pretty at five months

    Contemplative baby

    Look, he does actually smile for me sometimes

    Old Tyme Villain

    showing off his latest trick - free standing at six months!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Miss I - One Year Old

    This mom contacted me through a website called MiNeeds, which is a handy place for people who are looking for a service to get bids from professionals (photographers, lawyers, everything under the sun) and also a great place to advertise your work. She wanted pictures of her one year old daughter taken, and came over so I could capture her sweetness and innocence. At first little Miss I was a little bit wary of me and my camera, but mom and dad were always right there with her, and by the time we got outside she was all smiles. Here's a sneak peek at the results of the photoshoot!

    Meet Miss I

    with dad

    with mom

    She had the cutest clothes

    Hesitant smile

    mom was all ready with multiple outfits!

    All smiles outside

    Saturday, February 14, 2009

    Two Sisters

    I had the opportunity last weekend to photograph these two really cutie sisters and their mom. Of course, they were cute separately, but not together. I definately need to work on my sibling photography taking skills! The older sister was a dream to work with, she took direction very well and I had a lot of fun posing her. Her little sister took some working with to get her to look at the camera and smile, plus the ultimate bribe in my bag of tricks - the lollipop. We ended up outside for some family shots as well, and had better luck. Overall it was really fun and I hope their mom enjoys the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

    She looked so much older than her age for some of the photos

    Looking more like a kid!

    My patented method for getting little kids comfortable - peek a boo!
    See her peeking?

    a BOO!

    what most of the sibling shots ended up looking like

    a sweet moment with mom

    big smiles

    my favorite shot of the day

    Sunday, February 8, 2009

    Baby Boy C - 3 days old

    Baby Boy C was born thursday morning, which makes him the youngest newborn I've ever had the pleasure to photograph. He was overdue by over a week, and his mom made the appointment with me hoping to entice him out into the world. I learned a lot during this photoshoot, especially about dealing with a newborn this young. He basically just wanted to nurse the entire time, which was fine, but a little difficult to photograph! Who says that newborns are always just sleepyheads?

    Here's his sneak peek, enjoy!

    Meet pirate baby, aarrgghh!

    Contemplating the outside world

    What does big sister think of him?

    Sibling love

    one with dad. you can't tell he's actually screaming his head off here

    big yawn

    Miss E - 3.5yo

    I've decided that 3.5 year old girls are my favorite subjects to shoot. Not only do they follow direction well, they actually like having their picture taken and give me real smiles for the camera. I've done three 3.5 year old girls recently and they've all been super-fun shoots! I met Miss E and her mom through PEPS which began meeting when my first son was around three months old. Our playgroup has been loosely keeping in touch ever since then, and it's nice to see our kids "grow up" together. Miss E's mom was nice enough to volunteer her daughter to come over and let me photograph her for my Valentine's Day promotion, and here are some other cute shots that I got during that shoot as well.

    serious face

    big smiles

    another great smile


    A BOO!

    First Blog Contest Winners!

    My first Alex Nguyen Portraits blog contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who voted, and I hope you had as much fun with the contest as I did! Here are the winners:

    In first place, with a whopping 50% of the vote, FAMILY D. Congratulations, they received a $125 gift certificate!

    In second place, with 38% of the vote, FAMILY H. Congratulations, they received a $75 gift certificate!

    And in third place, we have FAMILY I. Congratulations, they received a $25 gift certificate!

    Thank you again to everyone who participated! Please remember to spread the word about my photography and services, and your friends and family too could win my next blog contest!

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Valentine's Day Mini-Sessions

    I had my first foray into offering mini-sessions, which turned out pretty successful! They were shorter, 30 minute sessions in one location where clients came to me. Since it worked out so well, I may offer more mini-sessions come spring, maybe at a destination such as the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, or a nearby park. Here are some peeks of the adorable kids I photographed, including a very sleepy but delicious two week old! I was pretty impressed his parents were up and about with him already. Enjoy!

    Look at that pout!

    He's going to be a heart breaker for sure

    She was very very serious

    sleepy head

    Hey! He woke up!

    Fun fun fun!