In the next few weeks these two will be welcoming their first baby. Remember the first pregnancy and the first baby.? I was a nesting fool who researched every moment of my pregnancy and when the baby would arrive. I was on bed rest so I had loads of time to read and read some more. It was a time full of questions and excitement of what was about to happen. All that knowledge and really not a clue of the changes to come. It’s fun to reminisce those days.
Capturing this time for you is such a joy for me. Our session was on this dreamy property in Monroe. The snow-capped mountains in the background were majestic and the apple orchard was in bloom. Also those barn doors were an awesome surprise to find. I was swooning over the texture against her lace shawl.
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This is a very special maternity session with some dear friends. I’m so excited to see them journey into parenthood. They love adventure and I’m sure this little one will be on the mountain tops and in the woods straight away.
All the locations were on a road near their home. It was fun to see what we would find on the way out there. The creeping fog was an added bonus. And as you will see the graffiti was perfect. Also the pups about stole the show. They were adorable and loved the camera.
I can’t wait to meet this little bambino and take more pictures of them. Here are my favorites!~
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.
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.
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.
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.
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~
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!