Baby Girl

Abby's Cake Smash

A Boho Floral Themed Cake Smash

I can’t believe Abby has turned one! Her momma contacted me with dreams of putting together a boho floral cake smash to celebrate this sweet girl’s first birthday. Pulling a few fun accessories from my stash, and adding to that a new princess net tent and some fun floral accents created the perfect bohemian floral backdrop for this cutie’s cask smash session.

We started in her lovely little dress - which matched the decor perfectly. Then it was time to get to that cake! She was hesitant at first, but pretty soon Abby was totally into it, and enjoying all the sweet, sticky goodness!

Cake smash sessions are kind of my favorite thing! I love putting together cute accessories, and getting to enjoy the babies in their adorable outfits. About half of the time babies aren’t too thrilled with the cake… it seems impossible, I know. But they don’t like the texture or taste perhaps, or they’ve just entered the “stranger danger” stage and they don’t want to have anything to do with me, or my scary camera…. but not Abby.

She was all smiles and it was so much fun getting to spend this evening with her and your family while we created these adorable images!

Rachel & Micah

A Colorful In Home, Lifestyle Session

I met Rachel when she was the Maid of Honor is the first ever wedding that I photographed. Since that time I’ve been blessed to develop the most lovely friendship with her, and her husband Micah. Their children are just such a bright, happy light and watching them grow up is really a joy. I just love seeing these faces pop up on my social media feed. I love working with them yearly to photograph their family as it grows.

On a nice warm sunny day I hopped over to their adorable cottage style home for a fun, colorful session to help celebrate the birth of their newest addition Aowen. This little girl is such a ray of sunshine, just like her two big bothers. All three of the men in her life, her daddy Micah and her two big brothers just adore her!

We decided to do a casual family style newborn session, in lieu of a traditional posed session in my Tacoma studio - and I must say, I’m so pleased with how these images turned out. I love the organic flow of an in home lifestyle session. The little in between moments mean so much, and will really be treasured in the years to come.

Some of my all time favorite images from my own childhood are the ones that showcase our weird home decor, my then-fashionable clothing, and my parents amazing hairdos. Those little glimpses into my childhood are treasured keepsakes now that I’m older. That’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about shooting families in their own environment. There something really magical about capturing that specific moment in time, in the intimacy of your own home.

If you’re interested in an in home, lifestyle session use the contact me link on the web page! No you don’t have to make your house sparkle, and you don’t have to decorate or plan something special to do - the point of an in home session is to capture a day in your life. Who you are as a family. Family game night maybe? Baking cookies? Gardening, or just snuggling on your couch while you all read your favorite books. Playing, loving, laughing, eating… living your life. That’s what I want to help you document!