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.
A few months ago our lovely Nature Kids Community had a pajama holiday party and I snapped a few pictures in between cuddling my tiny human and drinking hot chocolate. This blog is a part of the collection called Our Beautiful Ordinary Life which invites you dear reader to imagine inviting a photographer into the ordinary moments of your days and believing that they are beautiful and will yield beautiful photographs of connection and joy.Read More
Last Autumn I was deeply honored to follow Kristen and Jeff and their gorgeous brave boy into the woods near their Kirkland home for an activity-based photoshoot where they showed me all their favorite adventure spots. There was water crossing and tree climbing and leaf kicking oh my!Read More
As soon as they could talk, my son and her daughter named themselves brother and sister and they've been fighting and loving and yelling and adventure hunting ever since. I'm obsessed with photographing their love for each other because it is so pure and their little personalities keep changing as they grow and grow.Read More
Today's blog post is about the gorgeous Cardona Family. They were in Seattle recently working with the good people at Seattle Children's Hospital and they invited me to meet their family at the playground for some good old fun and then to follow them to the hospital and each lunch with them and meet their team.Read More
At Nature Kids Preschool, in Seattle's Discovery Park - we plant trees at thanksgiving. I love this tradition. It's my third year doing it and I was digging next to a mom whose three children had attended consecutively and she had been doing it many many years in a row! It was wonderful!Read More
Tragically I have not been feeling inspired by sparkly lights and the winter darkness and in my personal work I do not FORCE inspiration when it does not come knocking. Now, on the other hand, if you hire me to work - I will chase down inspiration in every single corner she has ever hidden in and MAKE HER GIVE UP the goodies for our shoot. Have no fear.Read More
This post is because I have made it through my first year! Tada! What's next? Many more years I guess..... It's impossible to know for sure what the future brings, but I want to talk directly to you who know me and love me because you are the ones that have made all of this possible.Read More
I'm a total nerd who grew up without many toys. And my partner is a total nerd who grew up roaming the culdisacs of Southern California on his bike with his buddies; so we aren't very into anything that flashes or makes noise or comes with instructions. Last Christmas we gave George a bow and arrow set. He promptly broke all three arrows within the day and the bow sat in the back of his closet for the winter.Read More