Kevin + Julie ~ Duvall Wedding

This amazing wedding story began by the click of a keyboard.  I loved hearing about how they met online and found out they worked at the same company.  After finding that out the lunch dates began and the rest is history.

They both know how to write beautifully and express their feelings completely.  I was almost bawling during the speeches.  But I held it together.  Just some dust in my eye, I promise.  😉

These two are deeply, madly in love.  Everyone around could feel it.  The ceremony was touching and had an orchestra playing.  Only a few drops of rain and much cooler temps than the crazy hot summer we experienced here.  I loved the unique cake and all the decor that the bride handmade herself.  Every detail had meaning and love infused within.  What a joyous occasion with the intimate family and friends that came.

These two love to run the trail here and picked the venue so that every time they run they will be reminded of their union together.  I love it! 

I wish you both all the happiness you can embrace.  Here is a preview of the day from me to all of you.

Meet another bunch of Bartolettis~Family and Senior Photographer

If these guys look familiar it’s because they are related to a family I shot over the summer a few blogs ago.  They are also just as adorable and fun.  And we took senior photos in the session too at my favorite location this year.  We can still find all new backdrops here because these images were shot at a different time and it’s such a big place.  Still so much more to explore here at Tolt McDonald.  The sun does begin to hide behind the trees before sunset.  And it’s amazingly beautiful.

It’s that time for senior photos for the class of 2018 already!  As summer is flying by and school is about to begin again.  Next on my schedule is a wedding and business headshots.

Have a great last week while school’s out! 

This is a tiny glimpse into their session. 

Matthew + Deborah~Salish Lodge

Last week, I photographed these two soul mates uniting as one in an intimate ceremony at the Salish lodge in Snoqualmie.  The venue with the raging waterfalls and beautiful grounds set the tone as close family gathered to support them.  I photographed this flower girl 7 years ago at my home.  Now her family has grown and so much love surrounds her. All the details were beautiful and classic.  What an honor to be a part of.

I wish you guys all the best.  This is a tiny glimpse of the images I’m sending their way.

 

Meet Katie~21 days~Duvall Newborn Photographer

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.

Lozanos are back~Carnation Family Photography

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.

Here are my favorites of these cuties~

 

Meet the Woodards~Duvall Family Photographer

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~

 

Meet the Pletchers~Tolt McDonald River Park

Somehow I booked four sessions in a week.  So I’ve been non stop editing everyday.  That’s the most I’ve ever done in one week.  But I thought, how is that different from a wedding?  It’s still less photos to edit.  A typical wedding can be around 800 photos to edit.

It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  Olivia is out already, but now we are brushing up on some swim classes so we are ready for all that summer has to bring.  I’m currently making our bucket list of things to do.  Dylan asked if we could go to Amazon to have lunch with Grammy.  I thought that was super cute.  We used to visit often at Microsoft, but we haven’t been to amazon yet. He must be curious about all the packages I buy from there.

This adorable family came to me for their son’s graduation pictures back in the fall.  I love how playful and fun they are together.  The kids (well they are both adults) remind me a lot of my brother and I.  The same distance apart and I was older just like them.   I just told them to do what I would do to my brother.  🙂

Here are my favorites!  They promised me a fun pic would be over the mantel so I’m hoping it’s the jumping shot!

Meet the Maurers~Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland

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!!!

~Here’s the highlights~

 

 

Lincoln//2 weeks

Welcome to the world this sweet beautiful baby boy.  He’s a dream.  He smiled, he snuggled, he slept so soundly, and he was just too precious.  It was a glorious sunny day in the pacific northwest.  We went outside for some family photos and decided to do some of his portraits outside in the sun.  He loved it and the doggies were digging’ in also.

This was our second session.  In case any expecting mamas are wondering about sessions,  I highly recommend the nesting package so you can have me capture your maternity and the newborn images.  Ask me about it!

What a pleasure to work with this adorable family!  Here are some of my highlights from the session.  ❤

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!