Shelford. family

This sunshine filled shoot was originally supposed to be just a family shoot until Marissa & Connor found out they are expecting!! Taking pregnancy announcement photos and capturing the excitement of their family’s newest adventure was an exciting honor to be a part of! Also, their girl Brooke- totally won my heart over with her blue bow, blonde curls and independent spirit. This shoot was full of giggles, high fives and chasing bunnies around the park- it couldn’t have been more fun!

Connor & Marissa, congratulations for a new baby on the way and growing this beautiful family of yours!



{Shelford Baby #2 is on its way, horray!}


{Marissa’s beautiful sister, Nicole came to celebrate the big news!}



{So excited for you, Marissa! I wish you a healthy pregnancy and an abundance of late night ice cream runs! 😉 }



Westerman. family

Pike’s Place Market and the Seattle waterfront was such a vibrant and lively place to capture the Westerman’s family photos last weekend! This character filled urban market seems to shout the Westermans’ name. I even heard Ashley making nostalgic comments of being back in the heart of a city; and chasing her and Brennan’s two boys, Vincent and Quinn, around the pier was just pure joy!






Brennan, Ashley, Vincent & Quinn -It was such a blast and such a pleasure being able to capture some beautiful moments of your family 🙂 Thank you!



 …After snapping all these amazing photos my husband and I took advantage of the trip and claimed a chowder bread bowl, walking the streets enjoying an evening to ourselves! It’s funny, Pike’s place doesn’t seem to change much, but I never bore of walking through the same vendors’ stands and perusing the same trinkets found through their many layers of shops!

Milham. family

The Milham’s are such a beautiful family! I met Becky through our women’s bible study and was instantly drawn to her bubbly and humorous personality. She is so fun and I loved spending the day with her three charming kiddos and husband. After a last minute location change (that darn Mukilteo Light House Festival taking over our beach and parking lot! 😉 ) we spent our time at Harborview Park in Everett snapping some photos and playing tag 🙂


Orion Turns ONE!

Orion is such a cutie!! This big guy turns one year old August, 20th!

He is such an active boy, taking his first steps at 7 months old-and a bit of a dare devil as he stood on his rocking chair like a little surfer (making me nervous but I think mom was used to it by now 😉 ) Happy Birthday Orion, you are a little hunk!



Josiah. newborn

Josiah’s story is one of speed and excitement! Noah and Rachel found out they were going to be parents to a brand new baby boy less than two weeks before they brought him home. In the brief time they had, the Gross family started preparing for Piper’s new baby brother when Josiah Nash, born July 3rd, decided to make things even more exiting, making his debut 3 days early! Weighing a heathy 7lbs 8oz, this boy gave me crazy baby fever!

 Congratulations Noah, Rachel and Piper!



Baby Richardson Pregnancy Announcement

Congratulations to the Richardson family for baby #2 on its way!! Big Brother, Oliver wore his custom t-shirt proudly and brought “baby” (the ultrasound photo) around the beach with him as he explored. He was crazy cute in his little orange chinos and Sperrys, I was in heaven!

Dad left on deployment days before Ariel (mom) even found out they were expecting. I felt privileged to be able to help her celebrate their exciting news! Congrats guys, from one mom to another, I’m so excited for the blessing of a brand new baby on it’s way!

{Due December!}


Izzy. seniors

Meeting Elizabeth (Izzy) was a total blast! I was absolutely thrilled that I was able to squeeze one more senior shoot in for our 2016 graduates- I have been LOVING the senior photo scene! Izzy was super fun and a trooper as I asked her to climb on old tree logs in bare feet 🙂 And I have another reason to brag about her at the end of this post 😉

Congrats on graduating Izzy, I’m so excited for your next adventure!!!IMG_5803IMG_5812IMG_5836IMG_5875IMG_5889IMG_5919IMG_5933IMG_6018IMG_6038IMG_6077IMG_6160IMG_6182IMG_6219IMG_6224IMG_6262IMG_6264IMG_6268IMG_6355IMG_6378IMG_6396

{This ambitious and skilled girl won state in Javelin!}


Brock, the Beginning. personal

I can’t believe Brock and I have been together for 8 months today.

I’m sure no mom will be shocked that it’s only just now that I have found some time to look through the photos I took of my baby when he was just 3 weeks old. In a way I am thankful it took me so long to get to these photos. I feel like I am cherishing every moment of sorting through and editing each of these moments. I am soaking all these pictures in right now because he has changed so much; too much!

UGH! My heart is melting! The only thing that comforts me as I mourn the loss of that new and delicate stage of life he once was in, is that I love him even more today (and now, he smiles and motions to me that he wants me to pick him up and it’s the best thing ever 🙂


Happy 8 months, Babe 🙂


Heather & AJ. family

I got to take pictures of Heather & AJ as part of my L O V E Day mini session shoot I did! They were such a fun couple; you should have seen this girl’s eyes light up when I mentioned it was time to take some adventurous pictures! So Fun! I met these two married love birds through my husbands family and it was a pleasure being able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them this way. Thanks for being such great models and braving the windy weather!



Emma’s 1st Birthday. family

It was such a blast hosting my niece’s 1st birthday at our home! Per her mother’s request the party was themed after Emma’s beloved stuffed turtle, “Mrs. Pettigrew!” Emma is such an energetic party animal and loved every moment of the love and attention she got while family and friends watched as she unwrapped her first birthday presents and tore into her own cake!

Happy Birthday Emma, you are one extremely loved girl!

IMG_6060.jpgIMG_6050.jpg(the lady of the hour, Miss Emma!)IMG_6060IMG_6065IMG_6070

IMG_6100IMG_6101IMG_6102IMG_6103IMG_6145IMG_6147IMG_6169IMG_6170IMG_6171IMG_6172IMG_6175IMG_6178IMG_6260IMG_6300Time to tare into some cake!IMG_6320IMG_6325IMG_6326IMG_6354IMG_6375IMG_6400I can’t get over HOW CUTE this was!!! IMG_6406IMG_6409IMG_6410IMG_6420IMG_6460IMG_6465

the big kids played in front of the house 😉IMG_6564IMG_6565

Happy Birthday Emma, You Are Sweeter Than Cake!