2016 – A year of heart exercise

Well, it serves me right for complaining that my 2015 felt uneventful during last year’s post. This year has had just as many highs as there has been lows for me. It certainly has been the biggest roller coaster that I am still on and I can’t see the end in sight anytime soon. 2016 …

My first boudoir shoot: Sweet and Sassy Sarah

I love a new challenge. When Sarah asked me about doing a boudoir shoot for her, I was probably more nervous than she was! Luckily for me, Sarah was the best first boudoir client I could ever hope for. Not only was she beautiful, she has more body confidence than anyone I know. It made …

The Yingblooms Get Hitched!

Andrew and Phyllis have got to be the most genuinely HAPPIEST people I have ever met. Their smiles exhilarate and energize any room they walk into. Now to be fair, I did get to see them on what is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, and to be honest, I think that this day …

Backstage: The magic of Moisture Festival

I was never one of those kids who dreamed of running away to the join the circus, but that’s probably because I developed a fear of clowns (thanks a lot IT) and have never really been to the circus. Now that I’m much older and a little bit wiser, I wish I had at LEAST considered …

Dear Mr. Kelly

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe I first read this quote 13 years ago, in your Creative Writing class. I don’t remember how it came to be and I didn’t really know what it meant. Eventually I turned around and with glee I said, …

Heels to the Hardwood: Promo Shoot

I’ve never done a band promo shoot, but the boys needed one and I guess that’s where I came in! I think they were pretty fun 🙂 I know everyone wants serious drama band photos but I just think the guys look so sweet with their smiles. 🙂 The next series was hilarious. We found …

Welcome Lucia!

My lovely friend’s Alicia and Derek…made a lovely beautiful girl. And she is precious. I can’t wait to watch her grow up in the world. Like me!

2014 – Taking Chances and Learning to Focus

What a crazy year it’s been. Once again I’m amazed how many things can happen to you to in a year and how fast relationships can grow and disappear.  I pretty much sucked at blogging this year, and for that, I can terribly sorry, but I am hoping to get caught up over the next week …

Sunset Supper 2014

What an honor it was to be one of the main photographers for one of Pike Place Market’s biggest events of the year! Sunset Supper, is every Seattlite’s foodie dream. For one night, the streets of Pike Place Market close down early and 1,400 people gather to taste some of the market’s staple offerings as …

Alicia and Derek’s Wedding

I met Alicia during my days at WSDOT, and when times got tough, I just walked across the floor and found her mischievous eyes peeking out from a cubicle wall. As I got closer, her beaming smile always made my day. We became fast friends outside of work and I looked up to Alicia. We’re …

When The Wizard Comes to Sasquatch!

Click. Click. Click. Type. Type. Type. It’s a typical work day until my phone starts buzzing and a big smile comes across my face. Because that’s what you do when Ryan Henry Ward calls you. Always smile. And feel warm and fuzzy. We don’t normally talk on the phone so even though I’m in the …

Erin and Jon Get Married!…(Again!)

Hurray Erin and Jon! This lovely and inspiring couple made some crazy decision along their way to let me be their wedding photographer…being it would be my first REAL wedding shoot as the main photographer, I was pretty nervous. I apologize to all my friends who have asked me to shoot their weddings in the …

Here Comes Lelea! – Cailey and Andrew Maternity Shoot

Time flies. Like crazy. When you’re having fun or when you’re getting old. Or both. Or you may suddenly you realize how old you are when you’re elementary school friend calls you up and asks if you can do a maternity shoot for her and her upcoming arrival. One week before her due date, Cailey …

Burt and Alicia

This was a special day. Unfortunately, it came to be under some sad circumstances. My dear friend Alicia’s dog Burt, was diagnosed with a fast progressing cancer. He would soon have one of his legs amputated and Alicia realized she didn’t have many photos of Burt running around and being, well, Burt. So we spent …

My First Indian Wedding

I like to think I am generally a confident person. It takes a lot to make me uncomfortable or second guess myself. However, nothing could have prepared me the amount of self-conscious anxiety I would encounter at an Indian wedding. Even after being in India for a few weeks, I’m used to the double-takes and …

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Since I referenced the event in my last post, I figured it would be a good opportunity to post some of my favorite Skagit Valley Tulip Festival photos. This festival takes place for a couple weeks in every year in April/May in Mount Vernon, Washington. It’s always been my sign that spring is almost here and usually …

My first Oregon Country Fair

In this moment, I just want to runaway and go back to the fair. “Take me back to the fair…back to dusty path ways, back to mossy green trees…Take me back to the fair, back to cherry stomping grounds, back to fire pits so loud, back to where i feel proud…Take me back to the …

Emerald City Trapeze: Mardis Gras

Once I met an amazing girl named Katie (who also takes awesome pictures and you should check her out). If anyone knows me at all, up until last year I hardly had any women friends I could count on my hand if I was ever in a pickle and needed help. Katie and I bonded …

Pembroke and Gross Family

I feel like I should be an honorary member of this family being that I frequently take photos of them. 🙂 Two lovely sisters forming two beautiful families. You can see individual photo sessions of the girls, Makenna and Ada as well. Kudos to this family for letting me be a part of their lives …

Ada Mary Pembroke

This beautiful little girl and her beautiful mom. I am missing a ton right now. I am so sad I won’t be there to watch her grow over the next few months/year/who knows when I will be back. I can’t get over her beautiful eyes and spunky personality. Welcome to the world Ada Mary! Like …

Here Comes “Bunn”

Meghan and Nick Pembroke. I love this couple so much words really can’t express it. I met Meghan when I first started with WSDOT, she wasn’t my immediate supervisor but shortly after I started she became mine. On top of being what I exactly imagined myself to be at her age, she was an incredible …

Makenna

This little bundle of joy has been so fun to watch over the past year! My first photo session with her, she couldn’t even sit up…now she’s almost walking on her own and developing a very distinctive look. They grow up so fast! Makenna was my first baby shoot ever! She was just a few …

Tavenner Family

My friend Kelly has three great brothers. This Christmas she decided to gather them all together for some family portraits as a gift to their parents. It’s hard to get them all together at once so we took 20 minutes out of their day for some photos. My favorite part about this shoot is that …