Autumn - EHS Class of 2016

I met Autumn's mom in a kick boxing class - which if you know me, and my level of athleticism, you'll quickly realize that was the best thing that could have come out of that experience. 

Autumn is truly awesome - a little sweet and a little sassy all in a funny package. She smart, motivated and unlike me, she's a great athlete on top of it all.  Congrats Autumn, and I wish you amazing things to come in your future.  GO CRUISERS!!

K & Z - Point Defiance Engagement Session

I can't wait to shoot Kyla and Zach's fan-freakin-tastic Beauty and the Beast themed wedding in November!  We got together at Point Defiance Park in the rose garden to get to know each other better and photograph their engagement photos.  I think engagement sessions are so important because it gives us time to work together, get to know one another, and for people to become a little more comfortable in front of the camera. 

I know I'm an "awkward taco" as my teenager says, and having a bit of a trial run before the big day would make my life so much easier!  Plus it's crazy fun!  We laugh (I'm a giant dork), and get to talk about your wedding plans, and if there's time we can even catch a bite to eat! Who doesn't love tasty treats?

Beachside Cabin Lifestyle Session

One of my favorite couples got married at this homey cabin on Puget Sound.  With a group of their closest friends gathered around them Kim and Sherry made me cry with their awesome heartfelt, funny, and well thought out vows.   A year later I was crazy excited to be invited back to the cabin for a lifestyle session with their family. 

Who can pass up a day on the beach clamming, and enjoying the company of people you genuinely like?!

M & J colorful Tacoma Washington Urban Engagement

You know when you spend time with two people and you can see that they are made for each other... well that's Megan and Junior.  These two just fit.  Like mac-n-cheese these two were meant to be paired together. 

Taking advantage of all of the cool, colorful elements we came across downtown in Tacoma.

Taking advantage of all of the cool, colorful elements we came across downtown in Tacoma.

Don't you two lovebirds mind the photographer over here hiding in the lavender bush.... carry on with your sweetness.   

Don't you two lovebirds mind the photographer over here hiding in the lavender bush.... carry on with your sweetness.


I can't tell you how incredibly honored I am to be shooting their wedding this month.  It's a dream come true to get to document the very best moments people's lives.  Thank you Junior and Megan for trusting me to document your love. 

Twice the love, and twice the fun


This momma is blessed with spontaneous twins!  Can you even imagine? More to love, more babies to snuggle... twice the blessing for sure. 

Since she was having both a boy and a girl I made a pretty pink and aqua sash to incorporate into her spring Maternity session at Alder Lake.

If you know anything about Washington state you know that it doesn't warm up to true "summer" weather until some time in July... the end of July to be exact. 

This brave girl even got into the lake for her maternity photo session! 


Baby Jameson has arrived!

Not that long ago I took photos of this little man's momma while she was oh so very pregnant with him!  She had the most amazingly cute baby bump!  Well here he is, in all his sweet, snuggly glory.

This little angel is so very loved, and so very very lucky to be born into a family full of laughter and hope, and happiness.  Congratulations to the entire family....  I think he's a keeper!

Matteo is Two!

I took photos of this sweet boy's momma during her pregnancy, and now here he is, two years old!  I just believe what a happy, sweet, busy little man he's turned out to be!  Happy 2nd birthday Matteo!

We met at Fox Hollow Farm for a birthday party session in the sunny Spring weather.  I love how these turned out!

Brailee, Class of 2016

My favorite sessions are Senior sessions. This is such a cool time in their life, and all that excitement shows.  Brailee had two separate sessions.  The first was in and around the King Street Station, downtown Seattle. 

The second session was at our local high school to highlight the sports she's excelled at.  Congrats Brailee - Your future is amazingly bright.

Made to Create 2016 Model Shoot

I attended my first ever photography workshop last month, and while there shot a gorgeous model session with a lovely mentor, Shelby.   We had perfect overcast lighting, which I really prefer to any other type of outdoor lighting - other than warm, yummy evening light as the sun goes down *swoon* 

Here are a few of my favorite images from the model session. 

Our sweet models were so patient and fun.  They humored us very well as we moved around them, made requests, and asked multiple questions.  I really loved this session!