I just wanted to express to all my clients of 2017 how much I adore each of you and appreciate your kind words. Some of your sessions weren’t posted and kept private, but I still look at your images and think of the time spent on each face. Supporting me in this creative outlet brings me so much joy. I couldn’t share so much love in the world without you all.
For me personally, life has been rough this year. I’m really looking to 2018 for further growth in all aspects of life and with this passion. Bring me your challenges and any crazy ideas you have. I love them all. I hope to venture to new locations, meet new faces, see new tiny lives, and connect with all of you from the past sessions.
I hope you fill your homes with all of these images. I actually need more wall space myself. I want to see the people I love plastered all over it. If you come to my house that’s what you’ll see. I’m ready for more adventures like the road trip we took to Disneyland and back along the coast. Who’s with me?!
I thought I’d switch things up and post the images without the dynamic grid. Let me know which format you like better. I personally think this showcases the images better. If I could figure out how to make the grid larger, then it would be a close tie for me
Our fabulous fall didn’t disappoint for this sunset session at my clients home. They have an amazing view of the valley and had pastel pink skies with a clear cloudless sky. My little friend here showed me all the around the property and inside their gorgeous home. They have the best pantry door and cool lighting that I might have been drooling.
I also found out this little beauty’s favorite super hero is Superman just like her daddy. I watched her amazing moves on the trampoline, swinging like superman, and met all her chickens. Oh and her new little kitten. I can’t wait to see her again. It’s a pretty awesome time photographing friends.
Up next are some more families session. Just in time for mailing out cards.√
This is the second session for this adorable family. Their son was a newborn the last time I saw him. And now such a big boy who is about to turn the big 1! They had a vibrant day with gorgeous sun and fall color here in our small town. It was actually 70* here. Such an amazing October in the pacific Northwest. Of course we had their pup, Penny join in the fun and had a cake smash at the end.
I never know how one year olds will enjoy cake. Some like my son, never had a drop of sugar and don’t even like the sugary dessert. I tried not to let him have much sugar due to having gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. Others cry when they can’t have anymore. So I’m eager to watch how they react. This little guy was very pleased with the frosting.
I love getting to know these guys and all the ones from our town in the past few years. Some of the parks around are becoming very familiar. Duvall has so much for offer. We used the trail and the big park in downtown for our session. If you get a chance to come here make sure to stop at CCs Espresso for amazing ice cream and the awesome umbrella alley they put up. Also they had a great pumpkin patch with an awesome corn maze at the local Muddy Boots.
I have so many great recommendations to share. So here is one more. Your precious pup can be pampered at Best Buddy Dog wash. We have a high maintenance pooch and they calm her down and make her look like all fresh and posh. We LOVE them!
This little joy just turned One. It’s the second time I’ve take her pictures and she is a doll. She’s much more mobile now, but always smiling and happy. Now she really is a little barre baby climbing like her siblings. You can see that in one of these images below.
She LOVED her cake and devoured as much as she could. She wasn’t very happy to part with it. It was so cute. And sharing is caring. I watched her share quite nicely. What a sweetiepie!
We did this shoot even though the weather was less than ideal. The cabana used was covered and some shots were indoors. So don’t worry about dark rainy days. Window light is the best! And I see that next week the sun is coming back out. A great time to get your fall photos or your yearly card photos for the end of the year.
Another new life arrived for photographs this week. She was 21 days new. She brought along her adorable big sister who enjoyed all of Olivia’s toys and patiently waited her turn. We started at Lake Rasmussen which is a close to my place. It was as beautiful as ever there. This was also the first time big sis (she is two) got to hold her sister. It was very sweet to watch. She was very gentle and loving as you can see.
I used some very precious tie backs from Carli. The white fawn and the green ones are from her shop. If you are local and make newborn props message me. I’d love to add some more pretties to my collection.
Here are just a few of my favorites of this darling family.
It’s so great to photograph friends. This is my third session with these guys and these kiddos are just beaming ear to ear with smiles and giggles and energy. I love these ages. they can rock a pose without even a flinch. We can climb trees and play games and harass mom and dad. They can tell me jokes and family secrets. So what is there not to love.
We had Grandma is town so she got to join in the fun. And a little snake photo bomber came out at just the right time. I love the outfit colors too.
I hope that you guys are having a great summer. If you are considering a fall session for your family call or email me soon. The weekends are filling up. I’m also happy to book winter and spring now as well. Up next are families, a newborn session, and an intimate wedding.
I got a call from this adorable family living in Texas who were going to be visiting their parents and wanted to have pictures done while they were here. What a fabulous idea in case you were wondering how to make your next trip memorable for yourselves.
They were fun and the kids definitely knew what to do. They were quite the pros. We are back at one of my favorite spots. And as many times as I shoot here we never run of out backdrops!
I hope you all are having a fabulous summer! We just came back from Portland and ate our way through town. And the no tax shopping wasn’t bad either. Next up with be our “Don’t Give Up!” regional convention, a spiritual three-day feast. It will be a time to meditate, pray, and self examine myself. I look forward to this time of the year with my family and close friends. If you’re curious about this check it out here.
Here are my favorites images of my favorite Texans~
Summer has started at our house with a mean dose of allergies. But we press on through swim class, water balloon fights, and trampoline jumping. More to come for sure. So stay tuned! Maybe I’ll do a personal blog here soon.
A sweet beautiful baby girl came in the studio this past week. She preferred being awake which is fine by me. There is nothing like some eye contact from a new little baby. I could stare at newborns for hours. However, I have to be a busy bee if they snooze for a few minutes. And that’s what happened so I moved quickly during that few minutes. And at the end we did some headshots for her Dad.
I want to wish this family the best. They came to me before a move back to the islands. ~Aloha~ I’m glad we met before you left. You have such a beautiful little princess.
It’s quite helpful for me when we have great weather. So sessions are in full force right now. I’ve opened up a time slot on Sunday mornings to help free up some time on Saturdays. This may work well for some of you.
I met this adorable family last weekend at one of my favorite parks to shoot at. It was an overcast day, which I personally love. I have more freedom to stand wherever I want and use up all the pretty backgrounds. And I thought I loved fall the most. Spring is just as beautiful.
These two boys sure have grown. Such polite little ones. They will be breaking hearts with those blue eyes!
Have you ever met someone and realized later that you had met previously? Well this happened to me with this beautiful mother. It had been about 6 years or so when her son was a young toddler. We met at a mutual friend’s baby shower. I guess I don’t forget faces. Especially ones that I’ve photographed. Names on the other hand I don’t have a clue two seconds after I’m told most of the time. I’ll have to try the rhyming game to get that down.
We had a great time together at the park running and exploring. Spring here is just as pretty as the fall with the willow trees and tiny budding flowers among the grass. Also along the boardwalk were a forest of ferns growing. It was beautiful. I want to go back and see more with my family soon.
And this baby with her tongue. Be still my heart. What a doll!!!