Micah Has a Beard {something different}

8 Nov, 2018

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

Alex {Oak Harbor Senior Portraits}

15 Oct, 2018

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:

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Wren is 3! {Oak Harbor Portraits}

25 Sep, 2018

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:
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Johnson Family {South Whidbey Group Family Session}

18 Jul, 2018

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to photograph this super fun family session. I have to say, sometimes doing large group family photos can be a bit challenging. Coordinating schedules with a large group, helping keep things from getting too crazy, maybe some bribery for the small kids, etc… it’s not for the faint of heart. But I am usually up for the challenge, because I get to meet a lot of fun people and it reminds me so much of my personal family get togethers.  Read More

Bartis Family {Skagit Valley Families}

13 Jul, 2018

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

Snow Day {Personal Post}

22 Feb, 2018

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.

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Milk Bath Mini Sessions {2017}

8 Jan, 2018

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

Jamersons… + Alan {Everett Families}

8 Jan, 2018

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