Meet the Campbells~Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland

I’m very excited to share this session with you guys.  It’s full of joy, laughter, love, energy, and one serious baby.  I met this family through a referral of one of their sisters.  Since they were such a lovely family I was not surprised to find out these guys were also awesome.

We literally had one beautiful sunny pacific northwest fall day that we happened to pick for the session.  At the park there were at least 3 other photo shoots happening at the same time.  I had to ask if I could borrow a tree another group was using.  That’s a first for me.  They were taking a break so we claimed the tree.

And today happens to be another beautiful day so I’m off for another family session.  But first I hope you love my highlights.  I have so many great images these guys received three times my ballpark number promised.  I wish I could share them all but that would take you guys forever to look through.  So here are a few to peruse.

Jack + Heidi~University of Washington Campus

Happy Spring everyone!  This is the second time I’ve been able to plan a shoot at the exquisite cherry blossoms in full bloom at the university.  Although, it felt like a million people around it was worth the commotion for the beautiful surroundings.

The day didn’t quite start off that great.  My husband had sprained his ankle and had to go to an urgent care clinic.  Thank goodness I can call my mom to save the day.  She watched the kids and my crippled hubby on crutches while I headed out.  Mom….I owe you one!!

Driving to Seattle I was able to refocus and relax while walking to meet my clients.  This session was a combination of an engagement, family, and head shots.  I look forward now to the wedding in the fall at the Hollywood Schoolhouse.  I know they will be making each other laugh and enjoying every minute that day.  Their love radiates around them.  I was no match with my one liners.  I think I’ll be learning some new ones.  I was cracking up.

Here’s my highlights of some wonderful people!

Meet the Bonsers~Denny Park, Kirkland

Another session at the golden hour.  And to have photographed a lovely, beautiful family.  What a lucky lady I am!

We corresponded over a year ago about this session and it was worth the wait.  I had such a fun time with them and the kiddos.  Denny Park has such beautiful scenery!  It was such a clear day and not too crowded.  It’s a great beach to take the kids on a hot summer day. It’s composed of 46 acres. There are four fields along the Lake Washington waterfront between Holmes Point Drive and Lake Washington. On the other side of the road are several trails through the woods. Winding up the Denny Creek Ravine, you are surrounded by tall trees of our native forest.  We used the huge magnolia tree and the bridges along the pathway.  Also there is a playground for the kids to play.

I had a lot of fun playing with the sun in our pics.  So here are my favorites!  Enjoy!♥














Thank you so much Roland and Rebecca!  You have wonderful kiddos.  I could see you are great parents and so in love. 

I couldn’t ask for better people to be around!

Meet the Cherians~Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

I have a very special session I get to post today.  This lovely couple asked about going to the Seattle Olympic Sculpture park during the golden hour.  What more could I possibly ask for?!

  • A gorgeous location with interesting unique backgrounds~check
  • A gorgeous, fun couple in love~check
  • Yummy beautiful light at the end of the day~check
  • An awesome mom willing to watch my kiddos onsite~check

Yep, I am one lucky lady!  The images speak for themselves.  We had a FUN time! Enjoy!















Thank you so much George and Laya!  You came with so many wonderful ideas.  We could have hung out all evening.   

I feel like an old friend now.  Thanks for sharing your love!

Josiah+Cami~private backyard location

Where to begin on a love story….

It began for me the day I married my best friend.  And for my dear friend, Cami, I think this is the start to her story.  The day life’s journey really begins.  The day you declare your love in front of the world and never look back.  I’m still choked up from just being a viewer of the days events.  I’m just a romantic that never gets tired of the gestures from the heart.  Everything is out in the open on a wedding day.  The embrace, the kiss, the tears….everything.

So here’s the story in pictures for you all to imagine.

These images are just a tease really of the 900 more that were taken.  I hope you all saw a glimmer of what I did.

special thanks to:

Taya Ponath~flowers

Melany Hughes @ Salon Rouge~hair

Deborah Cobb~catering

Tony Bridges of The Tony Bridges Band~musician

Debbie Palmer~makeup

I love you, Cami!  You found your prince charming and your happily ever after.  Here’s to forever!

Meet Josiah and Cami~Bear Creek Country Club

Seeing and feeling another person’s happiness can be contagious.  You walk away feeling butterflies yourself!  And the couple below is very special to me.  Cami is one of my oldest friends.  She was a bridesmaid in my own wedding so many years ago.  So I have countless memories to share about her and I.  We go as far back as Junior High.  You know, the awkward goofy time in life.

My first memory of us is a camping trip.  We of course got in trouble one night singing “American Pie” with some older neighboring campers.  I just smile thinking about it…..  We are also connected by the loss of some amazing loved ones in our lives.  So we have a very strong friendship that will always be there.  No matter how much time passes or life changes our friendship picks up right where it left off.  Whatever she needs I’ll be there!

I hope you guys enjoy my favorite images!  Our location is the Bear Creek Country Club.  This also brings back many memories for me since I worked here as a banquet server back in the college days.  I had a lot of fun at that job!

I am so excited about your wedding.  I am so honored to photograph your special day!  You two are such a great match!  I wish you the happiness you both deserve forever!  LOVE you!  XOXO

Meet the Luckes~in studio

I can’t believe how great its been to have a little home studio.  Seattle is just too cold, rainy, and snowy????  I do have to say it also has a great amount of overcast days that make for the best lighting.  So even when we are in studio we can pop outside at some point for a couple outdoor shots.  It becomes a perfect combo with lots of interesting settings.

I have to say that I’m ditching this weather for the 85° degrees in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  So I promise a future post full of warmth and sandy beaches.  Oh and lots of smiling faces!  But before I go I wanted to share an adorable couple with a bun in the oven!  They make me want to smile.  Plus, they told me they thought I was younger than I am.  Now that’s a good complement, isn’t it!!!!

Oh and I wanted to really share my appreciation to everyone coming to this blog site, making Facebook comments, and the referrals.  My goodness you guys are making this easy for me.  Instead of all the marketing that I would need to do, I get to shoot, edit, and express my thoughts this way.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

One more thank you to D’ann and Tyrell!  I can’t wait to meet your little baby.  I remember the day Dylan came into my life like it was yesterday.  Get ready to fall head over heels for her!  I hope all goes well in the next 8 weeks! 

Meet the Jenkins~Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

So many changes are coming up folks.  The summer is ending and school starting.  Since I only have one child, who is starting the first grade, I’ll be left alone all day.  That sound fantastic, but my mind is in panic mode.  And I want to fill my time wisely.  So I’m hoping to book more clients during this ever so valuable time, hence my Back to School Special.  I’ll be volunteering at school and spending more time in my ministry.  I’ll also be trying things I never had before~like canning.  So here’s to change.

The family in this post is about the sweetest family you could meet.  As we spend more time together I have this feeling we are going to be life long friends.   Our friendship, in my eyes,  is such a positive one.  I always feel good, laugh, and are motivated to be a better person afterwards.

We headed to one of my favorite childhood parks, Farrel-Mcwhirter Farm Park in Redmond.  This park has animals to pet, huge areas of grass, and trails to explore.  They have a great preschool there too that some of my friends have sent their children too.  There is actually quite the waiting list if you want to get in.

Here are some of my favorites from our session together.

I appreciate so much that you guys came to me for your family pictures!  Your kids are so creative with all their ideas for shots and you guys were too.  I love a collaboration! Finding that tractor was a sweet surprise too.  I couldn’t ask for better support.  Thank you~thank you~thank you!