This is a lot out of my usual box, and reminded me a lot of my “earlier work.” I loved it. Micah is one of my oldest friends, and when he asked me to photograph his beard for posterity it was an obvious yes. I wanted to do more of a film look, with cooler hues and more grain than usual. We shot during blue hour, and I increased my ISO to let more light and added to the grain. I also messed around with some double exposures (at the end of this set), laying over images from my yard onto the images in camera. I had a lot of fun, and it was nice to go out of the box and do something more me. It brought me back to camera lab days, and has me itching to shoot on actual film again soon. Read More
Senior photography isn’t something I typically advertise for, but am happy to do for the right senior! Alex was so much fun to photograph, she is really down to earth and had me reminiscing of my senior days. It helped she even has some of the same coaches and teachers I did! We decided to do outdoors, and explored Ft. Ebey. She loves to hike and is very active, so the environment fit her perfectly. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:
September is the most insane month of the year for me. I am wrapping up wedding season, school is starting, I have birth classes (new addition this year!) soccer season starts, and fall photo sessions are gearing up. I wouldn’t have it any other way, I love the chaos, usually once it is over, ha! But also in September, happens to be our little Wren Olivia’s birthday. Wren, Wrenny, Wren-o-ben, and whatever superhero or princess she is for the day. She is full of spunk, mischief, and life. She is our nature girl, and also maybe a little bit spoiled as our last little one. I was able to sneak in a few photos on a sunny afternoon just one mere week after her birthday! Here she is frolicking in our backyard:
On a crazy whim, a few local photographers decided we needed to photograph the Shaw family, of Shaw Photography here on Whidbey. They are not only beautiful, but so in love, and incredibly talented artists. Read More
O.M.G. This family was a dream come true. We adventured in Rasar State Park in between Burlington and Concrete. I was a little worried about the bright daylight at that time of day, but it filtered through the tall trees beautifully. After driving around the parking lot about 3 or 4 times like a creeper, I found Lindsay & fam all ready to go and looking amazing. Read More
Hello friends!! End of February already, huh? Beautiful. Today was a great day. Let me tell you. It. SNOWED. Which always brightens my spirits. There is something so magical in the hush created by the snow. I will admit, after I sent the big kids on their way to school, I
climbed back into stayed in my bed and was mighty cozy. I had opened the blinds and was completely content just looking at the snow from my warm bed, snuggled up to Wren and Ryan. And then the sun rays came through the trees, and it was all golden and beautiful… so I quickly bundled up to document the magic.
A couple of years ago, my friend Lorissa and I set up a fun photography project (miss you Lorissa!!) and invited over a couple of local mamas to do this photoshoot. The idea was milk bath sessions, which we had seen pop up here and there in the photography community. The white water with flowers creates a calming, serene setting that is almost magical. It went really well and we all had a lot of fun. Lorissa even took a few of just my daughter Wren and I, when Wren was about 6 months old. The images were so dreamy and magical, I am still so so so in love with mine. Read More
Oh my gosh. So. I’ve been holding onto these images for AGES. I was counting down the days until after the holidays and all Christmas/New Year letters and cards were sent out. Because these images are just… the best. And everyone needs to see them.
My sister Keira is one of a kind. She is generous, beautiful, full of life, and doesn’t let anything hold her down. She is married to Jason who is also all of those things, and keeps everyone around him laughing. I admire their relationship and have always used theirs as an example for my #relationshipgoals. They are also the biggest die-hard Seattle Sounders fans I have ever met! So of course we had to include a few photos in their Sounders gear.
And then there’s Alan. Read More
The last day of 2017 was really special for me, my friend Alyssa messaged asking if I was able to go along to help welcome home her husband from his deployment. Alyssa and I not only share the same name, we were pregnant with our last babies at the same time! We even did a refresher birth class together. She is an incredible teacher at Connor’s school, and I love her sweet kids. I was so excited to be asked to photograph their reuniting with Brian.
The Graves family! I love this family, and this was my 4th family session I have done for them, which just makes my heart happy. I know that’s cheesy. Haha. Kim and I work together with the Island Birth Association, and she teaches a variety of birth classes here locally. I would HIGHLY recommend any of her birth classes, super informative and well taught. I believe she has an online series as well. So, let me know if you want the hook up!
We decided this year to shoot indoors for multiple reasons. First and foremost, it was raining. Second, Brian was leaving and it was the last weekend we could do a shoot. Third, I wanted to check out this local new indoor spot. So really, it all worked out great. We went to a newly renovated building downtown on Fidalgo Ave, called The Loft. It’s an up and coming spot, with some awesome new businesses coming in the spring. The light upstairs is gorgeous, and I was excited to do our shoot there. AND it kept us nice and dry.