It's hard to believe I've been photographing Kaia since she was 6 months old and now here she is at 5! It really is true that you don't realize how fast time is passing until you watch a child grow. It has been my pleasure to see what a sweet, kind, and caring little girl Kaia has grown into! Can't wait to continue to photograph this growing family!
Fall is a beautiful time around the Pacific Northwest. The vibrant orange, red, and yellow leaves create such a warm and cozy feeling. The last time I saw the Oliver family was to photograph Olivia's newborn photos in January. So much changes in 10 months! Olivia is walking and creating so much joy in her parents' lives.
I LOVE Baptisms! Ever since my daughter was baptized, I just absolutely adore them. It's such a momentous occasion for the family. Not only has this tiny human joined your family, but they are joining your faith community, with godparents to support, protect, and watch over them. Powerful, heart-warming stuff. Fae's Baptism was all of that. Loving parents, Lauren and Kamel, joined by their energetic older son, Gabe, and the whole congregation at St. Joe's on Capitol Hill welcomed Fae into the Catholic community in June. Surrounded by grandparents, a godmother and close friends, the love was felt ALL around.
Olivia made her debut to this world on January 3, 2016. Her mom, Megan, is the daughter of one of my awesome co-workers at Martin Sortun Elementary. As you can see, she is already a Seahawks fan! Little Olivia couldn't wait to join the world and made her appearance bright and early!
Sometimes there are two people that are just destined to be great parents. Sheila and Dan are those people. Plus it's always wonderful when your best friend has found the best partner and are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime called parenthood! I met them at Point Defiance Park on a very hot day at 9:30am in late June. Despite the heat, we were able to get some great photos of the happy couple before Baby Nolan's arrival into the world!
Wow, the end of 2015 was utterly busy (which explains why I haven't blogged since August)! Between being a mentor teacher at school, the craziness of fall as a teacher, and preparing for the birth of our daughter, it has been difficult to find time for photography. I am happy to announce that Isadora Jade Tayag entered the world on December 10th, 2015, at 8:12am as a healthy newborn baby girl! We were over the moon that the little girl we have been praying and waiting for finally arrived. We finished out the year with a quiet Christmas and New Year's (silly me, life with a newborn is far from quiet) at home, soaking up our precious family time and sleeping when we can! Here are our maternity and newborn photos, taken by the brilliant and talented Erin Schedler (erinschedlerphoto.com)!
On a rare hot day in May, Kaia's family and friends gathered at her home to celebrate her 3rd birthday! The guests enjoyed a taco bar (since Kaia is a Cinco de Mayo baby, after all!) and delicious homemade cupcakes. Kaia enjoyed playing with her best friend from daycare. After birthday cupcakes and presents, Kaia got a big surprise - a new balance bike from Mom and Dad! Next was chalk and bubbles...what could be better?
On a sunny and cloudy day in April, I met the Qu's at a park in Auburn for Daniel's 6-month photos. Daniel was very interested in the camera and couldn't figure out what this big black thing in his face was! Big brother Joshua was entertained by a big stick, picking the cherry blossoms, and the nearby playground. The spring cherry blossoms provided a beautiful backdrop to this loving family. Can't wait to see him grow up!
The Trnka's and I met at Fox Hollow Farm on a muddy, November day. The farm was quiet since it was the day after Halloween, except for the quacking ducks. Kaia was adorable in her red peacoat and matching hat! She enjoyed looking at the animals, walking around in the miniature houses, and the hay maze. Although she wasn't the biggest fan of the train ride! Bethany and Kyle are awesome parents and the nicest people. I absolutely love this family!
We decided to take advantage of the warm, sunny, September weather and document Yong's pregnant belly with the last few photos of the Qu family as a family of 3! It is so fun to see the glow of a family whose life is about to drastically change! Best wishes to the Qu family!
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