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  • The Persimmon Images studio is closed.

    As of December, 2015, we are no longer accepting new clients for weddings or portraits except on a limited by-referral basis or for repeat clients. If you are a current client and have any questions or requests for us, please email us at love [at] persimmonimages [dot] com or call/text Kat at 206.354.2212.

    Thank you for your years of business, support, laughter, and love!

    - Kat & Justin

Laura, Tim, and Van | Bellevue Family Portraits

Meet Laura, Tim, and Van. One rainy weekend last month, I spent the morning with them and a few of their extended family taking some fun Christmas portraits. We had big plans to use the gorgeous landscape at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue… and were completely rained out. But, lucky me! Because they’re the most bee-you-ti-ful family ever, it didn’t matter where we photographed.

The Chilton family photographed on their couch at their Bellevue home

Little Van was a BIG explorer, and very curious. Look at those eyes! He was crawling everywhere he could (his newest accomplishment is being mobile!) and putting strange things into his mouth. We took a bunch of baby portraits at the Lewis Creek visitor’s center where there were all sorts of fun tactile things to explore, like the bear skin rug below.

VanBaby Van is confused by the black bear rug at the Lewis Creek Park discovery center in Bellevue, WA

After a good cry thanks to the bearskin rug, Van grins at the photographer with a hand in his mouthBaby Van

After a short session with Laura, Tim, and Van, we were joined at the family’s home by Laura’s parents for some photos with grandma and grandpa. They’re all so photogenic!

Laura, her parents, and Van are photographed on the couch in their Bellevue home

These two were the most wonderful couple and so very American Gothic.


At home, Van showed off some of his favorite things. Picture books! A man after my own heart…

Three photographs show baby Van choosing, reading, and sharing one of his favorite picture books

He’s also well on his way to becoming a walker. Who knows what sort of cute mischief he’ll get into then.

Baby Van takes a few steps while his mom holds his hands

It’s hard work being a model– for little and big people– especially when there are bright lights involved. But Van was a total star! He’s a darling young man, in part because he’s surrounded by lovely people who absolutely adore him. Mwah!

Mom and dad smooch their child on both cheeks while he grins in the middle

Laura - We LOVED the pictures – all of them. Thank you so much for turning our dreary day into a photographic dream! The park will still be there next year. 🙂

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