There’s nothing better than feeling comfortable in the life you lead, even if it’s messy, chaotic, and a far cry from the “perfection” posted on social media. Lifestyle photography is all about capturing that realness and transforming it into images you’ll love.

Tacoma is home to no shortage of lifestyle photographers who are dedicated to documenting families and couples just as they are. In this article, we’ll highlight 10 of the best and their approach to photography.

I Am Photography USA

Two siblings during a lifestyle session with Anastasia [I Am Photography USA]

Anastasia is the owner and operator of I Am Photography USA, which has been in business for six years. Over that time, she has documented more than 700 families and 150 events in seven different states.

Aside from shooting lifestyle photography, she says that she also loves editing and experimenting with different styles. That extends to interior design, with another of Anastasia’s passions about creating beautiful spaces and handmade props. She also teaches photography, editing, and business marketing to help other photographers get a leg-up in the industry.

Ike & Tash

Four children holding hands in the golden light [Ike & Tash]

Ike & Tash describe their style as “sassy, bold, edgy and urban lifestyle portraiture”. Based in the Pacific Northwest, they focus mainly on weddings and engagement sessions, as well as capturing high school senior and family portraits. First and foremost, they say that they love “life moments” and “breathe the air to capture them”.

Tash brings more than 10 years of experience in the entrepreneurship world to the table while Ike focuses on the technical side of things while educating others on the power of lifestyle photography.

Moss & Mint Photography

Three siblings meet their newborn baby [Moss & Mint Photography]

Based in Gig Harbor, Moss & Mint Photography specializes in family lifestyle photography with a distinct storytelling approach. The business is owned and operated by Cheri, a proud mom of four boys who loves getting out to explore everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Her photography is all about capturing the real you, with all of your perfect imperfections and the messy reality of life. By documenting belly-laughs, tears, and kisses, she strives to tell your unique story.

Fox and Wagon Photography

A relaxing family moment [Fox and Wagon Photography]

Stacy is the woman behind the camera at Fox and Wagon Photography, a Pacific Northwest lifestyle photography business that specializes in families, engagements, and intimate weddings. She predominantly shoots on location in natural light, whether it’s at your home, a local park, or atop a mountain.

Stacy aims to “document your life right here, right now so that you can live and let go and be in that moment”. While based out of Tacoma, Washington, she is available for travel throughout the United States.

Meg Newton Photography

Parents playing with their newborn baby [Meg Newton Photography]

Meg Newton is a newborn specialist who offers lifestyle sessions for expectant moms and new parents. Whether she’s at the hospital with you for a fresh48 session to document baby’s first hours or visiting you at home as they settle into their nursery, her images are full of the joy that newborns bring. In addition, Meg offers studio newborn sessions at her Tacoma base, with all sorts of bonnets, wraps, and headbands for you to use.

Christina Mae Photography

A mom and baby [Christina Mae Photography]

Named “Best Newborn Photographer in Washington State” by Bored Panda, Christina Mae is a former police records specialist who is now dedicated to photography. It was after having her first child that she found the time to spend behind the lens and she officially opened her studio space in 2016. Since that time, she has photographed more than 600 babies during lifestyle sessions and has had her work featured on the walls of Good Samaritan Hospital Family Birth Center in Puyallup, WA.

Jessica Uhler Photography

A family day at home [Jessica Uhler Photography]

Jessica Uhler wants you to fall in love with your own story and believes that we spend too much of our lives ignoring the every day in search of “getting to the real stuff”. She’s on a mission to change that through her award-winning lifestyle photography that focuses on families, weddings, and commercial ventures.

Based in the Seattle area, she also works with clients in Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue, and Western Washington as a “mirror, artist, and historian of your unique family culture”.

Whimsical Years Photography

A young girl blowing bubbles [Whimsical Years Photography]

Lifestyle photographer Darlene offers relaxed documentary sessions to capture the authenticity of families throughout Tacoma and beyond. Her mission is to capture the way your family is, “right here right now”, without matching outfits and a stylized home.

When you book a family lifestyle session at Whimsical Years Photography, it’s all about doing something that is meaningful to your family, with Darlene joining you for the occasion. Her approach focuses on capturing the “messy, chaotic, unpredictable, child-centered life” and we love the results.

Amanda Kile Photography

A family strolling along a trail [Amanda Kile Photography]

Amanda Kile is a Tacoma lifestyle photographer who specializes in maternity, family, newborn, and wedding photography. She has been working professionally since 2013 and established her business shortly after graduating from the Academy of Art University with a degree in documentary photography.

Her mission as a photographer is to deliver beautiful images that are interesting, engaging and tell a story that “celebrates a strong emotional connection”. When she’s not working, Amanda loves to cook and go hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Devon Michelle Photography

A couple and their bulldog at home [Devon Michelle Photography]

Devon Michelle says it’s not unusual for her house to have “toys tossed across the floor as if a tornado has just ripped through my living room”. It’s this imperfection of family life that she seeks to capture through her lifestyle imagery. During her family, senior and newborn sessions, her goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera so that she can capture relaxed photos to be propped on the mantle or sent to family and friends as the yearly Christmas card.

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