Add to Heart PhotographyBe it candid images or artistic portraiture, it's truly about celebrating life through photography. Nothing preserves these incredibly precious moments quite like a photograph. Every session is a personalized portrait experience that turns life into unique art that will add memories to your heart.
Celebrating life through photography.
All photos and text © 2009-2014 Add to Heart Photography  +  Specializing in maternity and newborn portraits. The studio is by appointment only and located in Silverdale, Washington which is on the Kitsap Peninsula. Each session is a custom experience celebrating life through photography. Thank you for your interest in Add to Heart Photography, please take a few minutes to view the galleries or visit the BLOG for recent sessions and more.




















Are you looking for one of the best newborn baby photographers on the Kitsap Peninsula of Western Washington? Add to Heart Photography is located in the historical Old Town Silverdale district of Silverdale, a town located near Bremerton and Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula. Laura specializes in candid, fine art, black and white portrait photography of newborns, infants, and babies. Her sought after style is simplistic, using colors and textures to create customized sets for the session with a focus on your little love and their details. Within two weeks following your session you'll be presented with your session proofs in a private gallery for you to preview your pictures. An in-studio ordering appointment will be set up so that you may view your photos on a large screen tv, browse samples and discuss what will best fit your home and decor to finalize your order. The goal for every session is to create beautiful art for display and keepsakes that will last a lifetime.

Silverdale Newborn Photographer + Poulsbo Newborn Baby Photography + Infant Photos + Newborn Photographers in Silverdale
The miracle of a new baby is a treasured time, and a favorite to capture. Laura will take her time with your little one to safely work with and gently pose your newborn. It's best to schedule your newborn session during your pregnancy to ensure availability on the schedule, within the first twelve days of life while they are still new, happy to be curled up and ready for nap time during photos. Sessions take place at the conveniently located natural light studio in Silverdale where Laura can set up poses with simple props in a quiet, warm, comfortable and relaxing environment. If you are interested in unique and creative newborn baby photography, please consider having their firat portraits taken by Laura Zander of Add to Heart Photography.

"Absolutely phenomenal in every possible way! Laura's remarkable combination of talent and professionalism is a truly rare find. Without exaggeration, she must be among the best in the world. Talent of her caliber is not often available to those of us outside circles of the rich and famous. Each of her shots was a masterpiece that will hang on our wall not only as an image of our daughter but as a work of art that transcends conventional portrait photography."

"I highly recommend Laura and Add to Heart Photography! Every little detail is of great importance to Laura in each picture, making her work flawless. Laura did an incredible job at our maternity shoot. She had beautiful places to shoot at, made us feel very comfortable, and show-cased the bump beautifully. We quickly named her the "baby whisperer" at our newborn photo session. I have never seen anyone more graceful with, a newborn baby. She captured a moment in time perfectly. Laura was flexible with the photo shoot date, just what you need when planning around a newborn :). And she is in no rush at the photo shoots, allowing for time to nurse/feed baby when needed. Please look no further if you are researching photographers in our area. We can't wait for our future photo sessions with Laura!" - L.H.

"Laura's connection to the gentle nature of newborns and her deep respect for their comfort and care is a welcome relief to a mother. I was sincerely impressed and grateful for her keen, talented eye and sweet demeanor. To discover a photographer with a genuine passion for photography and its artistry is a gift. I highly recommend her services to anyone with a true yearning for a perfect capture of a special time in their life. I will be forever grateful for these beautiful portraits of my first-born son." - A.H.

"Truly amazing memories captured in a photograph. She personalizes your sessions every step of the way and has every prop you can think of. Not to mention every comfort for the little ones to feel at ease with their first ever photo shoot. Laura was able to capture my man squeeze at his best because he was comfortable. She matches up colors and themes of your likes or nursery styles and also has the most darling hats for the little ones to wear as well." - T.K.

"This is masterpiece work. We were extremely impressed with how Laura orchestrated the shoot -- excellence at every level from set design, to how she handled the baby, to how comfortable the studio was. These shots are absolutely amazing!!" - M.R.


Silverdale Maternity Photographer + Poulsbo Pregnancy Photography + Maternity Photographers in Silverdale + Belly to Baby Portrait Sessions
Are you searching for a maternity photographer in the Kitsap area? Add to Heart Photography is located on the Kitsap Peninsula. The beauty and anticipation of an expecting mother is amazing to photograph. The connection between mother and baby is always so important to capture with maternity photography in an artistic way for you to cherish always. One to two months before your due date, your belly is the perfect size for your maternity session. If you are looking for a pregnancy photographer in the Silverdale area, please view Laura's maternity work and contact Add to Heart Photography for session options.

"I cant' say enough wonderful things about the photographs that Laura took for my maternity and newborn photo sessions. Her professionalism, creativity and passion for photography shine through with her work. She worked to try to incorporate as many personal elements into our sessions as possible. She has amazing skills for capturing these moments that we wanted to remember. She made my husband and I feel at ease during our session and she is wonderfully talented working with newborns. We would highly recommend Laura to anyone who would like to get photos taken of those special moments and can't wait for another opportunity to work with her again."

"We could not be more pleased with our experience with Laura and the photos we now have to document this precious time in our lives. Laura was incredibly flexible and accommodating to our schedule, which changed a few times. We were new to the area and after a few discussions as to what we were looking for she had the perfect locations in mind. Our Maternity session was incredibly fun and special. Laura was a blast to be around and I have never felt more beautiful as I did during our session (no mean feat when 35 weeks pregnant). Laura perfectly captured the sweet and playful nature of our marriage. The Newborn session was just as fun. Laura is perfect with little ones and we were all (new baby included) instantly at home and comfortable. She captured our newborn daughter perfectly, and the day was peaceful and memorable. The most incredible part of this experience was the art that we now have. Choosing from the photos for prints was difficult; all of them were wonderful (this is so rare)! We are so thankful to have shared this special time in our lives with Laura, and highly recommend her. If you are looking for a fun and memorable experience with beautiful art to show for it, you will not regret choosing Add to Heart Photography!" - C.K.

"I got the belly to baby package to capture my pregnant belly and my newborn. Laura was suburb, her pictures are flawless, and she became a friend, not just my photographer. We spent a long (but fun) afternoon at a field. I was big and pregnant and less than graceful. But the pictures came out magical. I will cherish those pictures forever. As long as we live in Kitsap County, no one is taking my family pictures but Laura!" - A.C.

"Laura is an amazing photographer. She did my family's maternity and newborn photos. The maternity photos were amazing. I had such a hard time choosing favorites because they were all so amazing. Before the session, she made sure to talk to us about what we were looking for and what type of feel we wanted for the session. During the session, she did everything to achieve the natural type photos we were looking for. We laughed, we genuinely smiled and had a great time. It was a perfect experience. The newborn photo session was equally, if not more, amazing. Laura had so much patience in working with our little one and just took such wonderful photos that again, we had trouble choosing favorites. Every single thing about working with Laura has been enjoyable. She's thoughtful, open, gentle, calm, and just an amazing person to work with and know. I am so glad that I found her for our family photos, and I can't wait to hire her again for our next batch of family photos. I very highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!" - K.W.



Laura Zander was a finalist in The 2011 & 2013 Best of Central Kitsap