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.
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
Introducing the newest addition to my extended family, my niece Lily! She is the sweetest, and most calm little baby, who loves cuddles with this proud Auntie. I unfortunately was unable to be at her birth, but not for lack of trying! My incredible sister in law went from water breaking to holding a new baby in her arms in an hour and 45 minutes. Isn’t that just amazing? What a whirlwind birth for sure. As soon as I got there I got to give Lily some sweet snuggles and hang out at the hospital. Later that week I was so excited to go back to their home and photograph this new family of 5.
Here are a few of my favorites! The one of her in her daddy’s hands really show how tiny she is. She is an itty bitty little thing, but so perfect. Read More
This was such a great session! I have known Camlynn since I was in middle school. She and my older sister are close friends, and have been forever. I think the earliest memory I have from Camlynn is her going through her closet and giving me hand me downs from WSU, and wearing a sweatshirt from WSU around Oak Harbor Middle School like I was the coolest person ever, and someone might think I was a college student visiting. Pretty much sums me up from middle school, haha. She also has been a great friend to my sister, and I have enjoyed getting to know her and her husband as I’ve gotten older and can hang out with the “cool kids” at family parties now!
I occasionally throw out that I’m available in the early morning for photo sessions, and schedule wise that seemed to be our best option to get these photos done in time for Christmas. That is the one major downside about Washington fall, it’s RAIN rain rain rain rain all the time. So we take what we can get when we can! Read More
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. Read More
I was just doing the math, and I realized that I met Katie, my dear friend in these photographs, 13 years ago. We were young, slightly more innocent than we are now, living in the dorms at college. We became fast friends, and she made my college experience so much more fun. Over the years I have gotten to meet her entire family, and her mom is one of the most thoughtful people on this planet. I was also there when her and Colin were married, and I have rarely felt a couple were more fit for each other than they are. Luckily for me, I’ve been able to photograph Katie and Colin over the years. It’s fun to look back at my older photos of them, because not only is it fun to look at how young we were back then, but to see how much I have grown as a photographer. And to realize how sweet my friends are and always supportive, even in my less-than-stellar photographer times. Anyways, fast forward to the end of 2017, I happened to be in Utah for Salt Lake Comic Con(vention), and Katie and I magically found a break in there for me to do some photos of their growing family! Their kids Phoebe & Jonas are so dang funny. I had a wonderful time chasing them around, and watching Katie and Colin rock the parenthood thing. Read More