Alec's blog - Alec Mills Photography

A collection of moments and sessions I connected with over the years.

Grab a coffee or a snack and enjoy these collected words + frames.



Out of Focus, Blurry is beautiful

Seattle Fine Art + Family Photographer

October 15th, 2018

Yes, on purpose.

I see shapes, an endless story waiting to unfold. I see haze and light, shadow and color. I see a dream revealing itself, a memory that is just out of reach...Read more...


Bathing Babies + Milestone Sessions

Seattle Newborn + Baby Photographer

October 24th, 2018

Planning Activities for your In-home Session

Your session can move much smoother when we have a couple activities planned for everyone. Like Baking Cookies with your Kids or a favorite family recipe. Or just spending A Weekend Morning Together in your bedroom, cuddling and playing. One of my favorite things clients ask to do is bathe the baby... Read more...


The Client Experience 

Alec Mills Photography

September 20th, 2018

A detailed review of my services from a current client.

This post is not written by me. Read first hand from a repeat client about her experience with booking a professional photographer that she had never met to document her family. She recounts her fears and anxieties about inviting a stranger into her home and expectations before, during and after a session with me. Read more about the experience with Alec...


A Different kind of Family Portrait

Alec Mills, Seattle Newborn + Family Photographer

August 20th, 2018

Forget what you thought a family portrait needed to be!

If you were like me growing up, you LOVED flipping through your family's old photo albums or boxes of developed photographs. I spend hours and hour going through those images and asking my family about the stories behind the pictures... Read more...


Worried about an In-home Family session?

Alec Mills, Seattle Newborn Photographer

July 8th, 2018

It can be daunting inviting a stranger into your space... especially one with a camera looking to document you and your life. I want to help with that busting open that comfort zone and creating images that are meaningful to your family... Read more...


A Morning Spent with Family

Seattle Family Lifestyle Photographer

July 6th, 2018

Family Photos in the comfort of your home: Seattle Family Photographer

Filling our time together is a big topic of conversation with my clients. I spend time communicating with you on your desired location, whether at your home or on an adventure. But, when we settle on spending time and creating together in your home... there is a moment where you wonder.."What will we do while Alec is here?"...  Read more...



Creating an Experience for your Family

Alec Mills, Seattle Family Lifestyle Photographer

August 14th, 2018

Sunset + Low Tide: Special Family Sessions in Seattle

The summer in the Pacific Northwest is fast and fierce and there are only a couple of weekends where Sunset + Sunrise align with LOW-TIDE...These sessions are full of inspired moments of movement, play and shared experiences. While setting up sessions like these normally take a lot of planning and coordinating with clients... I am taking care of it for you... Read more to start your Low Tide Session Experience!


Low Light, No Problem, In- home Session Fears Solved

Alec Mills, Newborn + Family Portraits in Seattle

February 12, 2018

Meaningful Portraits of your family at home

It was a cold and dark winter day, but we had one window in each room... and that was enough for me. I am a natural light photographer, no flash, no gadgets. So, I depend on the light in your home or venue to guide me. Usually, clients warn me of the lack of light in their homes, and are hesitant about booking a family photo session at home because of this worry...Let me help persuade you to look beyond what you see as low light... and what I see has inspiration...Read More



Family Photo Session at Low-Tide

Alec Mills, Seattle Family Adventure Photographer

June 22nd, 2018

Creative + Unique Family Portraits in the Pacific Northwest

Combining my creative nature with the connections and family time of my normal sessions is a full blown inspirational dream. I plan my Low Tide sessions to be at the perfect time for both light and the low low tide. This year, there are only 2 weekends this summer that align for my schedule and the lunar tides. Read more to see what we can do when we create a unique session experience... 


9+ Ideas for your Family Session in Seattle

Alec Mills, Seattle Family Lifestyle Photographer

February 13th, 2018

Every family or newborn photography session starts with the same question…

Where do you want to take your pictures? At your home, a favorite park … or go on a new adventure? Usually, this conversation leads to discovering what my clients really want to capture during our time together. We discuss what they would normally do on a slow weekend morning, or what type of activities they enjoy as a family. Bath time with your baby, or watching as a toddler discovers what it feels like to have sand between their toes... these are the moments we want to remember and that is why I do what I do...Read the full story



Baking Cookies with your kids

Seattle Family Lifestyle Photographer

April 27th, 2018

What to do during your In-Home family session

When families are booking their sessions, I am often asked "What will we do at home during our session?"... For me, I have pulled together a list of fun and engaging activities that my families have connected with. Because my main goal in suggesting activities like these, is to get you to think about what your family likes to do together. Or what your normal lazy weekend morning looks like. We want to document your normal and create images that are extra ordinary...Read the full story



What is a Fresh 48?

Seattle Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

September 15th, 2018

Welcoming a Photographer into your Birthing space

I am a firm believer, that you should welcome a photographer into your space when you are ready. Especially after such a large event that effects you physically, mentally and spiritually. Phew. Whether we document your newborn at 1 day or 1 month or 3 months, we are documenting those details that will hold up to time. Time, like they all tell you, passes by in a flash...Read More...



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