The Galbraith Family

A Wright Park Family Session

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Galbraith family ever since Rachel was the maid of honor in the very first wedding I ever photographed. She, and her wonderful husband are the kind of genuine, warm, compassionate people that you can’t help but like. They are gentle souls… and as their family grew with two boys and a gorgeous little girl I ‘ve had the pleasure of seeing them once or twice a year to capture their family photos.

This year we met at Wright Park in Tacoma with their extended family, including Micah’s twin brother! While photographing the family I found out that Micha’s dad - the Senior Mr. Galbraith was the actor who played the original Aqua Velva Man! How amazing is that? I just think that’s so cool!

It was a great time getting to know Micha’s twin brother, and all of his sisters, their spouses and kids. This is one full, charismatic group - you just have to smile when you’re with them!

The fall color at Wright Park in October can’t be beat… it’s really gorgeous, and the mature trees and surrounding architecture make this one of my favorite locations to photograph families. There’s room to roam, and you can take advantage of the gorgeous conservatory as well as a charming metal gazebo, and a small pond area.

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!