As a photographer, it's fun to reconnect with old friends to see how their lives have changed. I got the opportunity to do this when Brynn contacted me about taking newborn photos for her daughter. Kendall came into the world in August 2013 to the proud parents of Brynn and Jeremy. Kendall is such a precious newborn, falling in and out of sleep, as big brother Cameron played nearby. It's so wonderful to see great people thrive in their new roles as parents! Congratulations Brynn and Jeremy!
On a cloudy, summer morning, I met Chase, his parents, and his buddy Eddie at Lake Meridian Park. Chase was about to start his senior year of high school - what an exciting time! Chase loves to swim, be a lifeguard, and hang out with his friends - what every 18 year old loves to do! As a senior, he has a big year ahead of him - choosing a college that's right for him. Based on what I observed in Chase in a short period of time - he's going to make a great decision and has a very bright future! Have a great senior year, Chase!
On May 5th, baby Kaia turned one! She celebrated with her parents, Kyle and Bethany, and both their families! It was a gorgeous, warm, almost summer day. Kaia was still learning to stand and walk with assistance. She loved her pretty party dress and head-band, she even made up a new game chasing it! Kaia tasted some birthday cake, although she wasn't sure she liked getting dirty. Kaia was as sweet as ever, dancing and clapping to her mom's singing, making faces, and smiling with her gorgeous baby blues! Happy Birthday Kaia!
My, my, how quickly time flies! It seems like not that long ago that Joshua's mother was pregnant with this little tyke and now he's a standing, communicating 9-month old baby! On this cold day, before the rain started, Joshua, his parents and I met at Lake Meridian Park. Since the ground was wet, he wasn't too keen on being by himself on a blanket! He did enjoy being held by his mom and dad, seeing the birds, and the lake!
Lisa is going on a brand-new, exciting adventure! With big changes in front of her, she needed some photographs to capture her new smile. We met on a gorgeous day in Seattle (a rarity in May, indeed!) at Betty Bower Viewpoint in Queen Anne. The concrete, brick, and greenery were perfect for showcasing the Seattle-Lisa, confident and beautiful, before she embarks on her lifelong dream. I wish Lisa well and cheers to the many happy experiences ahead of her!
"He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate." by Henry David Thoreau
Life is busy and stressful, but taking the time for breaks and mini vacations is invigorating and important. We took advantage of my spring break to get-away to Long Beach, WA for a few days. My family visited Long Beach almost every summer during my childhood, so it was important for me to show my husband this important part of my history. We enjoyed hiking, taking long bike rides, eating delicious food, and listening to the rhythm of the ocean waves. Oh yeah, we liked spending time together too!
Baby Kaia is growing up so fast! At 9 months old, Kaia is crawling, playing with her toys, and loving time with her mom and dad! Although she was a little skeptical at first about having her photos taken, after a few songs and books by mom, Kaia was a smiling, happy baby, full of energy! Here are a few quick glimpses of her milestone.
Well, I finally did it! I worked hard and published this website! It's taken almost a year, but sometimes good things just need to wait and marinate. I'm hoping that by stopping by this website, you can see the beautiful milestones of my clients and friends. The greatest part about photography is seeing growth among people. A budding romance grows into love and marriage. A baby bump grows into a busy, six-month old, who is crawling, smiling, and keeping his parents hopping. A photographer's passion grows into photography jobs and a website! Life is great, isn't it?
It's been a while since I started this website and worked on it. My other job - teaching 1st grade - is quite the time commitment, so unfortunately my photography gets pushed to the side! Now that it's summer break, I hope to publish my website and launch myself further into my photography pursuits. Luckily, my camera has NOT been collecting dust, but coming with me to Orcas Island and other adventures. I also completed a maternity photo shoot for a loyal customer which turned out beautifully! You can see some of those photos on my Portfolio page.
Welcome to my blog and website! This has been a long time in the making and I'm so excited to be this much closer to being published! I hope that you enjoy my photographs and reading about my journey with photography. More to come - stay tuned!
Photographer. Wife. Mother. Friend. Teacher. Pursuer of becoming the best ME.