Wagner Family

An Eatonville Home Family Session

Eatonville is a small town, and it’s fun getting to shoot sessions for the friends and neighbors who also call this amazing little town, in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, home. The Wagner family clean up nice, don’t they?! We photographed the family on their own property - which makes the session much more personal. Especially when we include their 4-H cow.

The sunset lighting was so pretty this night. We took advantage of their buttercup filled field, and natural wood fencing to use as a backdrop to their family photos.

M & M's Ice Cream Truck Session

An Eatonville Washington Themed Mini Session

Myla and Mack’s super cute ice cream truck mini session was such a blast. I’ve had this ADORABLE little ice cream truck prop for about a year - and I’ve just been waiting for a chance to get to use it. Myla’s mamma even made her a girly little apron for the session. And who doesn’t love a cute chubby boy in a bow tie?!

Mack had his very first ice pop - and every time he ran out he would grunt and pout until we pushed it back up for him to continue to enjoy. He was totally adorable, and ridiculous! I think we may be sorry we started this! His parents may need to take out a loan to buy enough ice pops for this little stinker!

I love being able to do session in my own backyard - not literally…this park is just down the road - and one of my favorite home town locations!

K & G

A Des Moines Marina Engagement Session

Kristy and Gilberto have a fairy tale story. After finding a frog or two, Kristy met and fell in love with Gilberto and he’s totally her Knight in Shining Armor! I am crazy excited for their October wedding which will be at the gorgeous Filigree Farms in Buckley Washington. If you haven’t seen this venue, you have to check it out. It’s perfect for an elegant wedding with a touch of country charm.

Weather played nice for a brief period (spring rain is no joke here in the Seattle area!) and the sprinkles stopped just in time for us to meet at the Des Moines Marina for some sweet and snuggely, sunset engagement photos! Is snuggely a word? Well I’m using it! I’m a linguistic rebel! Sunset is the ideal lighting for romantic portraits - and mother nature did not disappoint! As the sun went down over the water we braved the increasingly strong gusts of wind to capture some warm, romantic, sun filled images.

Seeing this girl smiling and being so obviously loved and adored makes my heart happy. I’ve known Kristy since the days of big hair, aqua net, and acid washed jeans! Yep - I’m old! Having friends trust you enough to hire you to photograph their wedding is such an honor, T- 4 months until these two lovebirds tie the knot!

Oh Crazy Daisy

My kiddo’s…. I love them…. but they don’t always let me actually take decent photos of them. They give me weird faces, they act like crazy monkey children, they don’t always want to listen… I know, it’s shocking. However I found this amazing little field of daisies, as well as this sweet little spot by a local lake that was full of water lilies. I knew I had to get my kids out there for some spring sunset photos. Now i just had to pray they cooperated.

I decided to bribe my kids - don’t judge, you know you do it, LOL! And they played nice for me for a whole hour! I can’t believe it! New photos to put on my gallery wall. Have you updated your own gallery wall lately? I love to share my favorite, super secret locations with other families!

My daughter’s lemon yellow dress and jean jacket were perfect for these locations. Even my little guy gave up a few shy smiles and let me get one or two photos before he totally lost interest. My youngest daughter, I have to admit, is much more cooperative and she actually loves having her photos taken… I can always count on her.

I love how these turned out!

Kingston's Where the Wild Things Are Cake Smash

OH MYLANTA…. check out this cutie patootie’s Wild One… or Where the Wild Things Are cake smash. I was super excited when his mamma came to me and told me the theme she wanted to use. Most cake smash sessions take place in my Tacoma Washington studio - this way I an custom design a fun backdrop / props using the embarrassing amount of stuff I’ve managed to collect over the years!

Seriously people - I have so many great things in various colors and themes. I love putting together something simple or elaborate - something colorful or monochromatic. It’s all up to what you want - we can make just about anything happen!

The banners, and backdrop were lucky finds, and I added in accents I had - including the vintage chair, the handmade felted fire, and a vintage wooden crate. My little red lantern, and some natural ONE letters rounded out this super cute theme.

Kingston was VERY serious about his cake! We even got big brother Kai to hop into the frame for a photo just because he’s so darn cute!

Baby Mack Models My Client Closet

Mackenzie came into my Tacoma studio to model some of my Client Wardrobe options for me! She’s absolutely the sweetest, and looked SO stinkin’ cute in my little handmade pieces from Little Bear Up-cycled Props.

I love these adorable pieces, and I’m so happy to have them available for my client’s use. Having just the right outfit can really make your photography session special. Something unique - that not everyone else has, also makes your session unique!

Vincent is Three (and a big brother!)

A Combo Pregnancy Announcement and Birthday Session

Did you guys hear me squeal? Because I’m totally sure that everyone in the greater Seattle and Tacoma area could hear me! Vincent is my most “frequent flyer” in terms of photography sessions. Vincent was nine weeks premature, and our very first session was booked through Capturing Hopes - a charitable organization that gives families with babies in the NICU free photography sessions.

If you, or someone you know and love could benefit from a Capturing Hopes NICU session please have them sign up on the website! The various volunteers all over the country just love to document these little fighters!

Vincent very literally has grown up in front of my lens! Each month, for this first year of life we did a fun, themed photo session to help document his various milestones. And now he’s turning three! Where in the heck did the time go?

In addition to being three - Vincent is going to be a big brother this fall - his mommy and daddy surprised me with an outfit change that included a t-shirt announcement!! I nearly cried I was so excited.

Parson Family

A Point Defiance Family Session - With Grandma!

The Parson family have joined me in the studio on several other occasions - but this was out first outdoor session together. While Grandma Parson was in town we met one breezy spring afternoon at my all time favorite photography location - Point Defiance Park.

We skipped down to the area behind the Pagoda - the cherry blossoms were in bloom, and the weather was cool but dry. Their son was pretty dang cute - and he sure loves his mommy.

Harper is One

A Pastel Unicorn Extravaganza!

I can’t believe a year has passed! This little nugget is already turning one! We got together at my Tacoma Washington studio for a fun, girly, unicorn themed session to celebrate Harper’s first birthday.

Her personality totally shined through - with big grins this girl made every moment count. With her favorite unicorn book - Ursula the Unicorn, a cute cute cute horn headband, and her extra adorable outfit, we got the BEST birthday photos - if I do say so myself!

Jordin and the Pups

A Dog Friendly, Federal Way Family Session

Jordin and her adorable family met me at Hylebos Wetland Park for a sweet spring family session. Before entering the wetlands - where dogs are not allowed - we used the pretty fencing and green areas outside the park to take some family photos with her two AWESOME dogs! I mean - dogs and a baby, who doesn’t love that?

These guys are just too dang cute for words! I love their furry faces! Jordin in a professional dog trainer - and her well behaved pups are such a pleasure to be around. Sweet and smart - I had a wee tiny bit of jealousy thinking about my slightly unruly Aussies - Sheila and Leonard. I mean, I love them…. but sometimes they lose their minds and just can’t listen. They are not quite two, so I’m hoping their still time to get them whipped into shape. Jordin gave me hope!