Thursday, December 1, 2016

Favorite Humans - Seattle Senior Photographer

I met these kids when they were still kids! I stood nervously in front of a few 13 year olds, overly chatty and social in the face of their shy disinterest. I wanted them to think I was cool, wanted to impact their lives for good. Why did teaching youth Sunday School make me feel like I was back in middle school?

It was such a pleasure to reconnect with each of them recently - even if just for a few minutes. Looking through my lens I saw clearly how much they have each grown and matured in the last few years. I'm so excited to see the things they will accomplish after high school - there is so much adventure just ahead! These young people stand on the threshold of adulthood with so many changes ahead.  [I still want them to think I'm cool -  and that may never change]

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ya-Yunn Maternity Session - Seattle Maternity Photographer

I met Ya-Yunn and Loic at Northwest Baby Fest in September and I am so excited to meet their baby boy soon! We had a fun morning traipsing around Greenlake, taking photos and hunting for Pokemon in between. My clients are the best.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Emily Senior Portrait - Seattle Senior Portrait Photographer

I've been photographing Emily and her family for a few years now. We know each other from church and it has been my privilege to watch her grow into a warm, kind, intelligent girl with an easy manner that I certainly did not have at her age. Senior portraits are really interesting. Photographing these "kids" on the cusp of adulthood. Looking through my lens to see the future staring back at me - full of promise and optimism. I'll stop now before I get teary. All the best for your future sweet girl!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jenny's Maternity Photos - Seattle Maternity Photographer

Easily the most fun I've ever had at a maternity shoot! Jenny and Tony live to be outside and are intrepid explorers. I mean, they honeymooned in Patagonia for goodness sake! So when they suggested a hike in the wilderness to take maternity photos at the base of a waterfall - I was thrilled. While I love the colors, the majesty of nature and the beautiful swell of Jenny's belly, what gets me most about these picture is how they capture the culture of their family. Jenny and Tony's little peanut is going to have a loving and adventurous childhood!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dorothy's Birth Story - Seattle Birth Photography

Dorothy's mom is a physician who had just delivered the last of her own patients two days before Dot came barreling into the world. And I do mean barreling! The entire labor was somewhere around 3 hours and I walked in the birthing room just as Lindsay was beginning to push. Whew! Glad to have made it in time to photograph her grand entrance. Welcome, sweet Dot - we're all so happy you're here.