Sparkling eyes, infectious giggles – I pretty much immediately fell in love with this family. The kids jumped out of the car ready to play, and with all the fall colors and PNW sunset behind us, it was a beautiful playful photo session!
I have had the great privilege of personally knowing and being able to photograph this beautiful family from the time they first moved to Bellingham, and brought home two of their now-five kids waaaay back in 2008. Today, they have one kid in the Navy; one just about to start in-person classes at Gonzaga; one…
Oh my goodness, this little girl’s faces!! She could make anyone fall in love with her. Sometimes with young kids, a 20-30 minute session is all that they’re going to stand for; fortunately, it’s all we need to frame up the story of what your lives are right in this moment!
Two little girls, flower dresses, fall leaves on the ground and a rustic wooden fence = romantic family photos. Oh wait, did I mention the incredible foggy background we happened to get that morning? Make that romantic family photo PERFECTION.
Oh my goodness, I love fall at Hovander Park! And this adorable little family coordinated themselves so perfectly with the fall colors; this couldn’t have gotten any better.
A father & son have a bond like no other. Big families, tiny families – all have memories to capture and cherish. Stay grateful for all that you have, and hold them close today.
Adding a second child takes your lives up more than one notch! I love capturing the first few weeks of the blur of chaos, exhaustion, love and excitement of the second or third arrival. Getting into your home with a lifestyle newborn session lets me capture emotions as they show up in your everyday lives….
Your family is your most valuable asset in this life; related or chosen, they are the people you cherish the most when it comes right down to it. When my families want to include their other close family members in their annual photo session, it adds such an incredible dynamic to the energy and emotion…
When everyone is finally together again, it’s a beautiful thing. I love big families who love each other. ❤
Moving across the country as a young family is a massive adventure; and our friends are undertaking this adventure with great excitement. Before they left, however, they wanted to capture a few lasting of memories where they began their family and have spent so many hours enjoying – their home. ♥ We’ll miss you! Wishing…
Happy fall, everyone!! Bring on the sweaters, warm fires, hot chocolate, scarves, boots & all things pumpkin; my heart is full. ❤ And to kick it all off, I’m offering a day of mini sessions at Hovander Park. If you’re really into our gorgeous fall colors, this is THE place to be; if you just…
“Being a daddy’s girl is like have permanent armor for the rest of your life.” –Marinela Rika
“Enjoy the little things in life. For one day, you will look back and realize – they were the big things.”
“At the end of our lives, we’ll see it was about having fun, rather than being serious; and celebrating each of us rather than correcting one another. It was about wearing our hearts proudly in public rather than hiding them away. And it was about being together. Like, really *being* together.” –S.C. Laurie
“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up…
“Let me love you a little more, before you’re not little anymore.”
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided them, but the feeling that you cherished them.” –Richard Evans
“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.” –Toni Morrison
“You give me reasons to smile and reasons to laugh; but most of all, you give me memories I can never forget.” –Unknown
We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor,…
“It’s a new season; a perfect opportunity to do something new… something bold… something beautiful!” –Unknown
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” –Marcel Proust
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” –L.R. Knost
“She’s got that whole purpose-driven, warrior princess, save-the-world type vibe.” -Unknown
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” — Voltaire