Meet the Yorks~Tolt McDonald Campground, Carnation

Here’s another fall favorite session of mine to share with you all.  A bunch of great people celebrating their parents with a session.  And it also happened to take place at one of my favorite spots.

When the youngest of the crew is 6 the sessions are a breeze.  Sometimes I forget what it’s like to work with adults sometimes.  They actually don’t make me run and listen.  Well for the most part!  Teeheeehee.  My favorite part was the cousins playing chicken on each others shoulders.  Not as easy as it looks.

My tip for shooting large families would be letting them tell stories about each other.  You are bound for some real laughs and unique expressions.

Here are some of my highlights for you guys.  Enjoy~


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Sonny & Brittany are engaged~Black Diamond

♥Our family just keeps on growing.  We have a newly engaged couple!!

This was my first time meeting Sonny. So I was excited to get to know him and them as a couple.  All the animals and my little baby loved him right off the bat, which I think says a lot. Of course he is a great addition!

It was a fun shoot that included Boomer, their pet hedgehog.  We also included their two horses and their doggie.  I definitely felt right at home.  One of the horses had blue eyes.  This was something I had never seen before.  So I had to Google this and came to this website with different breeds that also have blue eyes.  Pretty cool huh!!  I also learned this factoid: Sometimes a horse can have one blue eye and one brown, or even have eyes that are mixed blue and brown in the same eye.

Here are some of the highlights…..



Oooooh cute little Boomer ^^.  You are wayyyy too cute!











Thank you so much Sonny & Brittany.  Lonnie and I wish you the best and look forward to spending family dinners with you guys!  xoxo

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!

The McDougalls Celebrate 32 Years~Enatai Beach Park

Here’s another large family session from a few weeks ago.  The session was in honor of the family celebrating their parent’s 32nd anniversary!  What a milestone to treasure with photographs.  *hint hint* for anyone wondering what to give their parents* 🙂

We did take mostly traditional shots, but my favorites are always going to be the untraditional ones.  If you could only see what I have on my walls.

On a personal note:  I’d like to stop and thank all my wonderful clients, Facebook fans, blog perusers, and any looky-loos that come to this blog and keep coming back to see what I’m up to.  As I said on my Facebook page, the outlet I have here with my photography is a very positive place for me.  Despite what I may be going through in my personal life I find such joy working with you guys and your children.   I walk away filling full of positive energy abuzz with happy emotions.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Each of you have a special connection with me that I won’t forget!

Now on to the my favorite picks!

 Thank you so much D’ann and Lyndi!  Here’s to forever!  May you have many more blessings to come.

Meet the Bilodeaus~Lake Kachess, Easton

What can I say about my dear friends and their wonderful family…….. I’m pretty sure you can tell how awesome they are by the love they are showing each other in the photos.  I was hoping to be adopted by the end of the night!!.  I’m really not sure what the best part of the day was.  It could have been the beautiful drive blaring my hippity hop music, the adventurous drive to our location in the snow (since I drive a van this can be considered adventurous to me),  making a yummy dinner with the family, playing ping-pong off the ceiling of the kitchen, or just being with some of my dearest friends.

I may have bawled my eyes out on my way home.

I would love to post the whole session, but these are some of my favorites.

I must admit that I was so nervous to photograph such creative people.  Happy 40th Anniversary to you guys.  You have wonderful children and grandchildren.  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your happy day.  Thank you Monica!  I hope to make the drive again soon! 

Meet the Ranganathans~Juanita Bay Park

This last Saturday I met up with this adorable couple to take family photos that celebrate their eight years of marriage.  We headed to a great locations at Juanita Bay Park. They have such wonderful positive energy surrounding them.  I can tell they enjoy life and enjoy it together (being around people like this is one of the perks of my business).  I fell in love with their dog, Meera, who has lots of energy and spunk.

Every time I go to this location I see many other photographers using this spot.  That day was no exception.  I like to find spots that don’t have a million onlookers watching us.  I know that would make me nervous if I was the person on the other side of the lens.

I learned something from this couple.  I will never take for granted that my family is all within driving distance.  I would miss them immensely if I could only visit them once or twice a year.  Thank goodness for the internet to stay in touch!  So this blog is dedicated to the Ranganathan and Phadke family in India!

Here are a few of my favorites from the session.

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your family’s happiness and love!  I had a wonderful time trotting around the park with you guys and left enlightened and happy myself.  Here’s to a lifetime of happy years together!