I am moving offices after moving homes less than three months ago (ahhhhhhhhhh!) so I cannot spare a single moment to be in front of the computer these days but I HAD to drop a few choice gems from this recent mini shoot in Ballard. This big kid turned four years old and I was so thrilled to capture this intimate family celebration. Whether your fete includes 500 people or just one, I believe its important to mark these special days for all of us.
Hi Dear Ones,
I disappeared. I'm sorry.
There was so much going on! I couldn't handle it all. There was drama and then a thing and then another thing and then we bought a house on the south side of Seattle (eeee) and then there was stuff. Anyways. I just wanted you to know that I love you and I see you and I swear that I will never leave you.
JK. I'll totally quit blogging whenever I need to in order to take care of me and my family. That's ok. But I'll probably also always come back and catch up.
So, whats been going on with you?
Well, I'm happy to report that I've been photographing like crazy these days since it's summer in the PNW and every day outside is pure sunshine foresty goodness. The sad part is that I've been photographing a lot of goodbye parties. Sniff. Don't leave me friends!
Enjoy these gems from Jessie and Cori's recent Ballard lawn goodbye party (kick ass in Utah ladies). And I'll try not to be gone this long this time ya'll.
My dear friend Ava Swift makes beautiful precious encaustics with her hands and her brushes and her heart and I was honored to be invited to witness the process and dedication in her gorgeous cottage on the side of the sound in Seattle.Read More
The thing about portraits is that it seems like an easy thing to take a picture of a person. Sometimes it seems so easy that I feel silly working so hard at it. But then I remind myself that it might be the hardest thing.Read More
I'm all kinds of overwhelmed in my life this week. Is it our upcoming vacation/work trip or is it recovering from the holidays? Is it my husband's new every-changing work schedule or the four year old's regression? Whatever it is - I am holding it together BUT BARELY.
Fortunately, showing you internet darlings these GORGEOUS pictures I took for B.B.B.C. or Ballard Barbell and Boxing Club is a priority for me. Seriously! I loved these athletes. I loved the access they gave me and the willingness with which they shared how hard and wonderful and terrifying boxing in specific and fitness in general can be.
This is Nate. He's Head Couch and founder of this beautiful space in Ballard. He is funny and strong and thoughtful. He is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and a Registered USA Boxing Coach and a bunch of other things including an all around badass. Whenever I get brave enough to move my fitness routine out of my living room and in front of people he will be who I ask to guide me through that process.
I love the process of getting to tell a small business' story. I hit an intimate class on a dark winter's night with a group of dedicated athletes and beginners. I can't wait to go back.
In this economy, so many of us are turning to entrepreneurship to try to pay our mortgage and still see our families once in a while. Ballard is becoming more and more corporate and boring but there are still these spots of soul. These places where you can go and they care, they know your name, they know your dogs name, they remember who you are. Ballard Barbell and Boxing is one of those places. Nate cares and the whole gym is infused with his encouragement and optimism. Check it out y'all! The first class is free.