Oh the Coulters. I had one of the BEST times with this family. Erica and I are both in the birthing world on Whidbey. She is an INCREDIBLE doula, and very passionate about the work. She is also hilarious, a runner, climber, killer mom, and just badass is general. Actually, her business is in fact called Badass Birthing! Seriously, if you need a doula, you need to get in contact with her.

On to the session! I have photographed the Coulter’s before, when Erica’s husband, Will, came home from his deployment. I’ve also encountered the kids at various parties and events. Erica and Will have 4 boys. And they are the craziest bunch. We knew going into it, that it would be more of a free-for-all and if we came out at the end with a picture of them all together, we would call it good. Luckily, that is typically my shooting style anyway, so with that in mind I crammed as much movement and action into 20 minutes as I could. There was a lot of laughs, maybe some bribery, and ended up with some great images.

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