I love my family mini sessions at Hovander Park – there is so much to explore, and with kids this age a half an hour is often the most that they’re up for. I have been so lucky to photograph this super sweet family from the beginning – all the way back to Cody &…
My friend Kristen, who was also my son’s amazing kindergarten teacher, was expecting her second bundle of incredible energy a couple of months ago and I jumped at the chance to take them all out to Hovander Park after school for a short family/maternity mini photo sesson. I love this family!
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.
I love family photos with young children, but I love it even more when it’s with my tribe; and these are my people. Lovely fall color, goofy kids and good friends!
Hovander Park is beautiful in the fog! And a lovely creamy backdrop for this kid’s adorable cheeky grin. Thanks for bringing mom & dad along for family photos, little scamp!
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…
This gorgeous family is adding one more rambunctious ball of joy soon, and we caught the perfect last light of the day for their maternity photos at Tennant Lake on the backside of Hovander Park.
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…
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,…
“Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and union it grows. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.” –Unknown
“It’s a new season; a perfect opportunity to do something new… something bold… something beautiful!” –Unknown
“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like & celebrating it for everything that it IS.” –Mandy Hale
“Ten years from now it won’t really matter what shoes you wore today, how your hair looked, or what brand of clothes you wore. What will matter is how you lived, how you loved, and what you learned along the way.” –Marc Chernoff
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” –Marcel Proust
“I will let them be little Fill their hearts with laughter Help them grow wings Nurture their sense of wonder Inspire them to believe And love them like there is no tomorrow.” –Unknown
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” –Angela Schwindt
“The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.” –Brian Andreas
“Three things are left to us from paradise: stars, flowers, and children.” -Dante
Piglet: “How do you spell love?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it – you feel it.”
“When you arise in the morning, think what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” –Marcus Aurelius
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. -Eva Burrows
“It would be so easy to forget to love this life; to just go through the motions, doing what needs to be done, as if it’s all going to last forever. And I remind myself: the life that we have right here, right now, is the BEST life there is.”