golden gardens in february is a sight and so are these two in love. engagement sessions are the sweetest. katie and jake were so easy to work with and i am in love with katie’s hair. the wind kept whipping it around which is exactly what happens when you are at the beach. i love a february blue sky by the water and am so excited to shoot these two’s wedding at the sole repair shop in seattle. thanks katie and jake for our mini engagement session. enjoy!
02.23.15 Posted in Family
sometimes in seattle it’s almost 60 degrees in february. more to come of this mini engagement session of katie & jake!
01.05.15 Posted in Family
i always hope that in 20 or so images/frames you will get an idea of who my clients are. in this case, these are best friends of ours. we chose a day in november that was below 30 degrees in the shade- and in fact, it had just snowed the day before. it was also a day carson had been up since 3 am because he was sick, but megan- being the nurse/tough ass that she is- thought her boy could ‘rally’. well, poor puppy couldn’t. he was down and out. so, the pants where megan is in yellow- those were from our first shoot. notice carson isn’t looking, but still- i have so say- the family laying down shots are some of my faves. so, it truly wasn’t for nothing. i happen to love some from our first session- alot. you may not be able to notice, but all the shots of hadley solo- and the ones with her and megan, and also her and ryan- those were from our first session and man, did i see a transformation right before my eyes. seriously. this little girl- is not so little. she was truly my first ‘subject’- 7 years ago- almost 8 now. in these pics, i could see a future hadley.
so, we had a 2nd shoot. same little location in woodinville- literally just down the road from megan and ryan’s house. all was the same, cept megan changed up her outfit a little. and carson too- oh and carson? he was back to being carson. thank god! because have you ever seen a cuter boy? i mean those eyes? eye lashes? his big ole mouth?? he is his mama.
12.12.14 Posted in Family
this past year, i’ve stopped for the most part doing my lifestyle/newborn at home family sessions, but when i found out this family was adding a baby brother- i couldn’t say no and when i found his name was bennett (just like my husband)- i was sold. i met bennett when he was 8 days new and he has quite the fan base with his siblings. they each wanted to hold him & they each wanted to be the first. i’d say- if those are problems- then this mama is quite lucky to have her kiddos be this excited. i chose b/w- which i almost never do, because sometimes for me- it simplifies the photo. and i like simple newborn photos- especially at home. enjoy this beautiful family
12.04.14 Posted in Family
hard to believe this wedding weekend took place nearly 3 months ago! so fun to go back and revisit jeff & renee’s day. these two have an insane mutual adoration for one another and aren’t afraid to show how deeply they care for and adore eachother. i want to also thank erin rinabarger for assisting to me and being my second shooter. with a wedding party with as large and jeff and renee’s (over 20 people), it’s not an easy task to keep things moving- all the meanwhile capturing the event. i so appreciated her help on this day! congrats jeff & renee. it was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. enjoy all these images- so many great ones to choose from it was very difficult to narrow down for a post.
12.01.14 Posted in Family
i get to photograph these two incredibly kind & in love people this spring at lord hill farms. love how very happy these two are together- so clear to see they adore eachother mutually and with their whole hearts!
11.30.14 Posted in Family
seems that now that we are in the throws of christmas- i should post this sweet little session i did a while back. we hit up a tree farm- weeks before they were even open for business. not a sole in sight. gorgeous blue bird day. darling family. cutest boy in his yellow hunter boots. tucker reminds me so much of my boys. i tell his mom that i think every time i see them. so, of course- i have a soft spot for him. thank you kertson family! love seeing you guys every time. xo
11.17.14 Posted in Family
our first half our or so we had to get creative. julie forgot mia’s outfit. she basically threw the kids into the car afterschool, and forgot mia’s clothes back home in issaquah- which is not a fun drive during rush hour. so, we got creative and just sandwiched mia inbetween her crazy older brothers and god, they are so good with her! i mean, so, so good. thankfully, deano (dad) made it back with mia’s clothes & we were able to get everyone together. these are some of my favorites. anytime i can get some real honest to god interactions- and total fun stuff mixed with sweet stuff- i sort of sing a happy tune in my head and do cartwheels. mia is the perfect addition to this family. she softened these awesome little boys into dynamite big brothers. had such a fun session julie! thank you!
11.14.14 Posted in Family