Back in my own high school days I worked at a local camp kitchen washing dishes. I spent a lot of time at this camp and got to know the family that ran it. One adorable little member of that family was miss Madi. She was about 7 years old then. And now she is a beautiful young lady with a very bright future!!! It was great to reconnect with Madi this fall, hear about her plans for after high school, and see what a beautful girl she’s grown up to be.
Meet my favorite high school senior (who just so happens to be my beautiful cousin), Katie! I love this beautiful girl and cannot believe she’s graduating this year!! Seems like just a couple years ago I was tossing her up in the air while we were dancing and rocking out to “Kate” by Ben Folds Five :)
I recently shot a beautiful wedding with my friend, Joni Girvan, at the Edgewater in Seattle. Svenja and Garrett are such a sweet couple! Their wedding day was SUPER stormy, but it didn’t make a dent in their perfect day! Everyone was in high spirits and the place was full of love. I even got to play hero for a minute when the flower girl caught her dress on fire while twirling in the isle past a candle. I put it out (with my hand!! #likeaboss) without her ever knowing she was on fire!! Saving lives and taking photos, all in a day’s work ; )
This weekend my husband’s parents came down to visit for his birthday. We woke up to a very snowy Pacific Northwest morning on Sunday, and decided to head outside for a little adventure before they headed back home. Griffin, our son (a 5 month-old puppy) was very excited to be spending the weekend with his BFF, Josie the black lab (my sister-in-law? : ) who joined Zach’s parents on their visit to Tacoma!
I am in love with the setting and feel of this engagement session! Melissa and Ted wanted to do their engagement session at their home, and I’m so glad we did! They live in a beautiful area. We even walked through the woods to a tiny cabin for some romantic shots deep in the forest :) I am really looking forward to photographing their wedding this August at The Barn on Jackson! I already know it’s going to be a beautiful celebration for these two!
My friend and fellow photographer, Rebecca, and I, recently did Christmas photo sessions for each other. She did photos of my husband and me at a Christmas tree farm, and then I did photos of her and her husband at an old, and very cool, dairy farm! Rebecca is the girl behind Rebecca Anne Photography, check out her stuff!
It’s always so much fun when we get to spend some time together, and this time was no exception!! Though, I was a little nervous at first, being the photographer for another photographer I have to admit! Rebecca put so much thought into this session, she made and brought along the cutest props! Her and her husband are so super duper ridiculously cute together (yes, that many superlatives are necessary to accurately describe the degree of their cuteness)! I think I was smiling the entire time I was editing these, I just can’t get over their adorableness!!!
I just loved this session with the Adorable Family! Okay, that’s not really their last name, but I have dubbed them as such for the duration of this blog post because, well… just see for yourself!
I first met them when we did little Gaby’s newborn session a while back, and have loved meeting up with them for their annual family photos ever since.