SEATTLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | SEATTLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

CANDID MOMENTS. TIMELESS PHOTOS.

A family photography session should produce not just beautiful images, but an enjoyable and stress-free experience as well. Online booking, relaxed sessions, and digital photo downloads make everything easy and simple. Let’s have some fun!

I welcome all races, all religions, all countries of origin,
all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all people.
I stand with you. You are safe here.

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AUGUST WILDFLOWER SESSIONS / COMING SOON!

I am currently organizing a special date on August 7th at a flower farm in Woodinville WA. There will be three golden hour appointments amongst lavender, sunflowers, and dahlias! Online booking will be live soon. If you’re interested in one of these sessions, you can also email me and I’ll let you know when scheduling is open.


SUMMER SUNSET SESSIONS

Now booking outdoor Summer sunset sessions at the beach, Discovery Park, Magnuson Park, and other beautiful locations around Seattle. Golden hour light is the prettiest of the day, and guaranteed to get you beautiful family portraits. Family photography is busiest between June and November, so I recommend scheduling your photo shoot soon.

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FALL NOW BOOKING!

Fall is my busiest season for family photography, as many clients want current family photos for their holiday card. I’ve released about 70% of Fall dates, with the rest opening in late Summer. This approach will hopefully give the early birds ample appointments now, but leave some options for those families that need more time to organize their calendar. September through mid October is best for weather and Autumn colors. Late October sees more wind and rainouts. The studio is a bright and cozy option in November and early December!


MOUNTAIN SESSIONS

They’re back! Mountain photo shoots are some of my most popular sessions for Seattle family photography. This gorgeous spot is just an hour from the city and offers stunning PNW backdrops for your family portraits. Offered in July and August, these sessions are sold out but the waitlist is open. Magical!

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Seattle Family Photography Behind the Scenes

ERIN'S PHOTO SHOOT APPROACH

RELAXED AND NATURAL POSING

“I don’t love having my photo taken, will you tell me what to do?” Of course! While I’m not a super-posed family photographer, I will give you some light direction and avoid awkward poses. I’ll encourage you to relax, play and snuggle with your children. I’ll set up tickle fights, ask kids to run into your arms, give each other giant bear hugs, or say “boogers!” as loud as they can. When kids (and grown-ups) are truly having fun, we get their genuine smiles and the best candid photography. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know if you’re making goofy faces, have a double chin, or are standing in an awkward way. I’ll make you look good!

LOOK-AT-THE-CAMERA AND CANDID

I adore lifestyle imagery and lots of candid moments, but understand clients want classic look-at-the-camera family portraits too. We’ll do a mix of both styles, along with a number of backgrounds, so you have a variety of images to choose from in your final gallery. If you prefer candid more than posed, or vice versa, just let me know and I’ll shoot accordingly.

BEAUTY IN THE CHAOS

After 20 years as a Seattle family photographer, one of three things often happens on photo day: kids get sick, skip their nap, or scratch their face. Please don’t stress! Imperfect is normal (and I can edit out scratches)! If your child starts to fuss, we stop for a snack, snuggle, or go for a little walk. Usually after a “reset” they’re ready to jump back into the photo shoot. My camera fires 6 frames a second – if children only give me a few good minutes of smiles, that’s an entire gallery of good images. Beauty in the chaos is my motto.


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ERIN SCHEDLER


my philosophy
Think of your favorite photo. My guess is it wasn’t taken by saying cheese or posing awkwardly for the camera. So why should a photographer ask you to do either? A good photographer doesn’t force a shot. They set their subject at ease, evoke a feeling, or prompt a candid moment and photograph the result. I design and direct my family photo sessions around this concept. Fun, connected sessions produce fun, connected photos. Simple as that.

about me
While attending college at UW 20 years ago, I apprenticed under a fantastic Seattle family photographer, shooting weddings and learning the trade. Committed to my “plan”, however, I completed my masters in business and spent a decade in sales and marketing, keeping photography a side hustle on weekends.
After my son was born in 2012, I could no longer ignore my calling. I quit my job and became a full-time Seattle photographer. Photography never ceases to challenge or excite me. I love this work, love growing my art, and will undoubtedly still have a camera in my hand when I’m 90. 


WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Brooke + Jesse
Erin is amazing! We have used her for family pictures many times and each time the photos came out perfectly. She does a great job of getting our baby to smile and laugh. She is able to get a great variety of poses and backgrounds, and is open to recreating any specific shots we want, while understanding that time is limited when shooting with a toddler. She also does a great job of catching all those little moments in between poses that showcase everyday life as a parent.

Brooke + Jesse
Elle + Brendan
Erin came to Thailand to photograph our destination wedding. From capturing candid moments, putting even complete strangers at ease, she was thorough, kind and did an amazing job. In the months leading up to the wedding, brought a sense of enthusiasm and her post-wedding followup was just as friendly and dedicated. Erin is that perfect combination of talent, thoughtful professionalism, and grace.

Elle + Brendan
Megan + Ben
Erin shot our wedding and she was able to capture the day exactly as my husband and I remember it. She is that remarkable combination of easy-going, detail-oriented, and creative. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Erin and her photography, and would recommend her to anyone. This gal is the real deal.

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Sarah
Erin took both my maternity and newborn photos and they are amazing. She captured our family perfectly, I highly recommend her - she is an awesome artist. She is a new mom herself, was so accommodating of our newborn little guy, and had all the tricks to keep him calm and happy through the shoot.

Sarah