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!

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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Sterling & Denaje tie the knot

What an amazing day.  I’ve been so excited to post this, but I had to catch up first and try to blog in order.  I didn’t expect to be so emotional, but the bride is like my baby sister and my daughter was one of the flower girls.  What a surreal day.  So much happiness and hard work going on from our loving friends.  Everyone came together and created a fabulous wedding.

And to my surprise my daughter did her part without a hitch (small meltdown during photos).  But during the ceremony she held her partner’s hand, sat through the ceremony with dad, and walked back down with smiles.  I can not even believe it.  Since she’s only two and a half I thought any small part would be good.  She amazed me.

My father-in-law gave a very touching talk.  I can’t imagine how that would feel knowing them since birth.  I’m sure he was holding back some tears as well.

The night progressed with a wonderful meal, three hot air balloons in the sky, epic dancing, sparklers, and a vintage car exit.  I have to thank my dad for staying later than me to capture the end of the night.  He is the best second shooter I know!  LOVE you dad!

I love these two as family and can’t wait to make our memories to come.  May your love abound to no end.

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Meet the Freyberg/Myxters~Tolt McDonald Campground

I would like to thank Google for helping this family find me.  They are a wonderful loving family that come from my hometown.  So we had tons in common and quickly felt like old friends.  I used a fun little trick to get the doggies attention so they could join in with the smiles (one of my daughter’s squeaky toys). It worked like a charm.

This location is becoming one of my most used locations.  I love it and the size allows me to shoot in different spots every time.  Well I hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse into their lives with my favorites from the session.IMG_3479-Edit IMG_3518 IMG_3568-Edit IMG_3593-Edit IMG_3614 IMG_3625 IMG_3643 IMG_3646 IMG_3653-Edit IMG_3675-Edit IMG_3698 IMG_3727 IMG_3732 IMG_3757 IMG_3771

Meet the Mendozas ~ O.O. Denny Park, Kirkland

I am thoroughly loving the summer!  I’m trying to make the most of beach and lake days in this 90* weather streak.  I hope you guys are having as much fun.  We still have another month to play.  Then I’ll be working some weddings in September.

This family of three I have met one time dressed as rednecks for a party.  So now we were able to see each other without costumes on.  Hehehe!  And I was able to meet their daughter.  She was adorable and so articulate.  We had a fun session together.  I hope we cross paths at another dress up party.

Here are my favorites from our session.

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