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FAMILY Sessions

April 01, 2020 - Top Reasons for PROFESSIONAL Family Photos:: 1. Freeze time. 2. Children change every year...why not document it? 3....
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Kendra + Aaron // Intimate Seattle Elopement // Kingstreet Station Wedding

April 14, 2019 - They met in a grocery store...not meaning to make eye contact, they couldn't help it...it all happened so fast, with an...
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A bit about Seniors...

February 11, 2019 - FINALLY, you got them through those teenage years and now you are going to miss them. That last year before they head of...
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A bit about Kids...

February 11, 2019 - Kids...grow up so fast- let me say that again- SOOOO fast...I now have teenagers and can hardly believe it! I don't thin...
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A bit about Maternity...

February 11, 2019 - Pregnancy is a time in a woman's life that causes dramatic change yet is relatively short (but gosh it can feel looonng)...
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A bit about Families...

February 09, 2019 - AHHHHH the dreaded family photos.... Families look different for everyone. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are s...
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A bit about Babies...

February 09, 2019 - Babies, yes I photograph babies. The beginning of life. Indoor, outdoor (weather dependant) in your home or mine...my go...
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Comfy at Home...

October 17, 2017 - In home sessions are becoming more and more popular, probably more with couples but I loved being able to do one with th...
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How Olivia is a Miracle:: Surviving more than just Hurricane Harvey

September 06, 2017 - I have known Olivia since she was born. Her parents were told by doctors that she should be terminated because she was s...
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Tameron + Michael:: JM Cellars

May 20, 2017 - Meeting at work several years ago has finally led to these two saying ‘I DO’ in front of an intimate group of family and...
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Elaine+Erik:: Within Sodo

April 15, 2017 - When it comes to sincerity and kind hearted, these two are it. Easy to be around, great communicators (I won’t say over-...
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Brittany + Jacob:: Lord Hill Farms

February 11, 2017 - It started at the race track but not with gambling (they were far too young for that)…but with dirt bikes (flat track)....
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Gabrielle+James:: St. George and Sodo Park

January 14, 2017 - My phone rang and it was this upbeat chipper gal on the other end. Having photographed her fellow college friend in the...
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Michelle + Shawn:: Arctic Club and St. James Cathedral

January 07, 2017 - She had waited for this day for what seemed like forever. With her Monique Lhuillier dress hanging in the window and her...
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Pushing Past Fear and Taking the Chance to Learn

January 04, 2017 - I must admit I really never liked school. Reading a text book and applying it…hmmm not so much. I did go to college and...
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Laura+Tyler:: Black Diamond Gardens

October 22, 2016 - When coffee brings you together it makes for a perfect match. Well not sure if it was really the coffee but more Tyler’s...
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Briannah+Drew:: Monte Cristo Ballroom

October 02, 2016 - Drew was living with his friend and friends wife prior to meeting Briannah. So when Briannah came along, Ben & Andrea no...
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Alexa+Kyle:: Hidden Meadows

September 10, 2016 - She was 15 and his bright orange Dodge Challenger caught her eye. She knew at that moment she would marry this boy, her...
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Kailey + Statton:: Carleton Farms

August 13, 2016 - As they arrived at the venue, Carleton Farms, they could hardly contain their excitement. Getting ready in separate area...
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Emily + Steve:: Inglewood Golf Course

July 29, 2016 - She's the middle child and second of two girls. Her parents never thought she could be as sweet as her older sister...an...
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Hallie + Erik:: Trinity Tree Farm

July 28, 2016 - School was a commonality between them but a lineup outside a local bar brought them together. As fellow Cougs they had a...
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Kelly + Kory:: Sahalee Country Club

July 23, 2016 - She bought the bridesmaids necklaces 2 years ago knowing she would need them sooner than later. And now, finally, on 07.
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Morgan+Aaron:: Das Feld House

July 16, 2016 - She was there. He walked in. They met. They fell in love. He asked. She said YES. And now the big day was here! Das Fel...
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Krisla+Michael: Vietnamese Tea Ceremony, Colombia Winery, Woodinville Wedding

June 24, 2016 - As they passed each other in the hallway they caught eyes. Michael had always noticed Krisla in between the swarm of stu...
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Jourden+Michael:: Nature's Connection

June 11, 2016 - As we made our way down a remote road, out of nowhere is a luscious garden…Nature’s Connection. The sun was shining and...
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Life might be like a box of chocolates...or a PINBALL machine

May 26, 2016 - I was dropping the kids off at a birthday hosted at a restaurant the other day. Sounds of coins being shoved in the meta...
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Mel + Colin:: Monte Cristo Ballroom

April 30, 2016 - They first walked down the aisle together 15 years ago. Not becoming husband and wife but as bridesmaid and groomsman ne...
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Kendra + Ryan:: Hidden Meadows

April 22, 2016 - As I pulled up to the drive-thru a sweet voice and soft laugh would greet me over the speaker asking for my coffee order...
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Marim + Ronnie:: Lynnwood Convention Center

March 05, 2016 - Marim waved the American flag at the reception like she had won the Miss America pageant and paid tribute to the nationa...
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Somar + Steve:: Heart by Heart, Hollywood Schoolhouse

February 21, 2016 - She walked in and sang her 'heart' out and he was smitten. Steve knew she was perfect...for their band. Steve, the origi...
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Chealsey + Evan::Winter Farm Wedding

February 14, 2016 - He has a monotone voice, except when she's around. He keeps his sense of humor under wraps, unless she's in the room. He...
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Megan + Steve:: Hollywood Schoolhouse

January 29, 2016 - As the wind blew and the rain fell I knew it was definitely a typical January day. A Friday to be exact. What wasn’t typ...
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Tweeners...not a girl...not yet a woman...the 'in-between'

January 27, 2016 - Big teeth and braces finally filling those gaps where baby teeth used to live. Eyebrows expressing and telling a story o...
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Lorraine+Joah:: Sanctuary at Admiral

October 11, 2015 - That dress. That girl. Those eyes. Lorraine was truly a modern day princess. I think she was even shocked when she looke...
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Megan+Logan:: A Snohomish Outdoor Wedding

October 10, 2015 - Earlier this year as I walked into one of the local restaurants I heard my name from across the room. A group of women w...
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Gretchen +Jacob:: Dairyland

October 02, 2015 - She grew up in Olympia and over five years ago decided to make the move to live in Seattle. He happened to live in Seatt...
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Lindsey + Stephen:: Captain Inn at Whidbey

September 19, 2015 - It was in Pennsylvania…they were in dental school and their smiles caught each others attention…Kind of like an Orbitz c...
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Nermine+Ashraf:: Egyptian Orthodox, Bellevue Club

September 12, 2015 - It all started with a cross country visit. Ashraf came all the way from Florida just to meet Nermine. A Seattle girl who...
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Jordan + Tyler:: Woodland Meadows

August 22, 2015 - It was finally 0 days of counting down to their big day. Both Jordan and Tyler were equally as excited for this day to a...
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Saying Goodbye...

August 21, 2015 - Memories of Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Facts of Life roll through my head. Every evening I would watch these family sh...
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A Journey within LAX...

May 21, 2015 - I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan...well I did hop off the plane at LAX, with my cardigan but n...
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Pine Cones...not acorns but...do they resemble your life?

February 17, 2015 - You would think after 4 full years in business I would finally clue in to the cycle of business in the photography world...
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A Tribute, a Choice, a Gift...a Birthday to Celebrate

December 29, 2014 - Most days I am up long before the sun, especially in the winter (and that’s if the sun ever makes an appearance). He wak...
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Don't judge a book...or an artist...

October 22, 2014 - Things aren’t always what they seem. I think we all know that from social media. But do we really ‘KNOW’ that!?? A happ...
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A Trip to the Farm...Memory Lane + Flashback Friday!

April 25, 2014 - I came across this photo the other day and of course childhood memories came flooding back. This is the farm where I gre...
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Why I Do What I Do...

February 26, 2014 - As I sat on a plane headed to LA to see a friend, I had a plan…talk to no one, put my headphones in and sleep. It was th...
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Past, Present & Future

December 12, 2013 - She is a wife, a mother of 5, an everyday kind of woman. Getting groceries, taking care of her family, visiting her gran...
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The Actuality of Family Photos...mine included!

November 20, 2013 - You book your session and stress about outfits, ordering multiple items and sizes online (only to return 90% of it). Onc...
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Air-Band or Karaoke?

September 24, 2013 - It was Monday, the kids were off to school, I had my iced coffee and 8 hours to dedicate to editing. So as I sat down I...
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Finding the 'JOI' in life again & how we hide behind our computer...

August 15, 2013 - She sits at her desk early in the morning before her 3 year old runs into the room. Her emails and facebook posts are in...
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Flowers, Notes & Friendship:: Appreciating something that I don't typically LOVE...

August 05, 2013 - I'm not sure when it happened or even why it happened but I have never been a flower lover. I do admire the way florists...
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Finding Routine in your Travels...

July 08, 2013 - More and more I realize I am a creature of habit. Even while in Rome I get up walk past the same outdoor aromatic flower...
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9 Things on my Random List and Not using Post-it notes...

June 28, 2013 - My days are often filled with much randomness and are somewhat sporadic of nature…tending to make me feel like I have se...
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A bit of reminiscing...Here's to Africa, Here's to a Year Ago!

June 19, 2013 - It’s funny how quickly memories can fade…but every once in a while you have an epiphany…something that brings back a mem...
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That One time I Wanted to be a Writer...

June 13, 2013 - You know the greeting cards that say everything you are thinking and the person you get them from double underlines ever...
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Massage and how it helps my Photography ninja moves...

May 31, 2013 - Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, and when I say small I mean 850 people small, definitely had it's challenges with...
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Fresh Bread, Bedhead & Celebrating Mother's Day at Gold Creek Church

May 03, 2013 - It was another Saturday morning and the smell of fresh baked bread wafted through the air. No I didn’t live in a bakery...
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Loathing Change but Loving the Outcome...and our New Addition

April 17, 2013 - Change...I know there are people out there who love it...me, well...loathe maybe a strong word but it maybe the best fit...
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Running While Standing Still

April 04, 2013 - My brain always seems to be on overdrive. Never feeling like I do enough, reliving the days events in my head and wonder...
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Out of Focus & A Fear of the Ocean

March 21, 2013 - There is something refreshing about toes in the sand and splashing in the ocean. I am a bit of a sun worshipper although...
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God Made a Farmer

March 15, 2013 - Huge snowflakes falling, a brisk wind blowing, and although the sun maybe diffused it's still blinding as it reflects of...
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A little Instagram love...

February 28, 2013 - A word to Instagram … As I walked around Santa Monica last weekend with my camera and favorite 70-200mm lens I realized...
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Meeting Online, Boots and a Sweet Coordinator...it's all in the details!

February 19, 2013 - You meet someone online and instantly fall in “love”…all because of the boots they are wearing in their profile picture.
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Celebrating Beauty in the 'Little Things'...

February 13, 2013 - It’s a day full of flowers & chocolates, wine & fancy dinners, love & romance! AND out of the 2.2 million couples that g...
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The Ebb & Flow...

February 07, 2013 - As I learn the ebb and flow of the photography business and seasons within it, I find that sometimes it’s less about the...
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A Small Town Store, Meat on a Stick & Customer Service...

January 31, 2013 - It was called the “Lucky Dollar”…despite what the name may bring to mind, it was our local grocery store, currently call...
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Shades of Gray...

January 17, 2013 - In a world of vibrant color I often feel like things ought to be black and white but somehow find myself among shades of...
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Photoshop & Design...and a great contact!

January 09, 2013 - I will never forget when I first opened Photoshop and starred at the blank screen thinking ‘isn’t it suppose to do somet...
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2012 REWOUND

December 14, 2012 - 2012…if I could do it all over again…I wouldn’t!!! Life is about living and learning and this year was no different. Of...
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The Cosby Show, Music & The Holidays...

November 15, 2012 - Taking one last gaze around his living room, Bill backed up slowly approaching the door to say goodbye to his Brooklyn h...
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Ever changing decisions...

October 16, 2012 - As a little girl growing up on a farm in the middle of no where, life used to feel like it would never change, that time...
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A Bushel & A Peck...

September 18, 2012 - With life comes fleeting moments, memories and often lost loved ones. As I stay busy with my wifey duties, motherhood an...
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Dance cause YOLO...

September 13, 2012 - As I watched my girls in their first dance class yesterday I was reminded that we are all different. Obvious? Yes…but do...
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College, 2 blondes and a little Worldshakin'!

July 27, 2012 - There was no way...no way I was going to Bible College. I mean I was enrolled in University taking business, living with...
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My life in e-cards...

July 18, 2012 - I wish I could get a tan from my computer screen. I promise I think about you...does that count? I remember life befor...
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