A good friend of mine, Tysha Carter, is an amazing portrait photographer. Her pictures are definitely several steps above what you usually see (and infinitely more memorable than the cookie-cutter shots you get at Sears or JCPenney). Check out her blog here, and the Little Red Wagon Photography website. If you are in or near Seattle, she would be an awesome photographer to have take portraits of your family or little ones. I know I'm going to!