Hays Family Session // Point No Point, Hansfield WA

Big changes ahead for this sweet family! Changes that include a change of scenery for their home port, and so to celebrate their time here in the PNW we arranged a family session at Point No Point beach. Around the same time last year we did a session when their little one was about to turn one; daddy had just come home from a deployment and Mason was just taking his first steps! What a difference a year makes! This year Mason was running, non-stop all over the beach discovering sand and sticks and rocks and seagulls and even two seals! We had so much fun and a lot of laughs keeping up with his serious focus on all the fun this beach offers! And that’s always my goal at these type of sessions: not only to create beautiful images but to also create a happy memory as well. A memory that connects to the phase of life your family is in and all the beauty that time holds for you.
Enjoy

 

Sara & Co. Motherhood Session // Grand Haven, MI

I could hardly wait to get to Michigan to visit my friend who just relocated there from her home here in WA. Although our friendship is relatively new, Sara is just one of those special people who makes me feel like I’ve known her forever. She is also the master photographer behind my family photos that I absolutely cherish! Anyway, this family has been through a season of change and transition, and to honor all that Sara asked if we could do a Motherhood Session, with just her and the kids. And let me tell you: it.was.MAGIC! She is the most beautiful mother, embracing her children and fully enjoying all the joy and curiosity they bring to her life. She is one of those moms who make me want to be an even better mom: to be more present with my children, more in-tune with their feelings, and more grateful to be a part of their lives. That’s what I will always think of when I see these images we took that day.
Even though I specialize in birth story photography, I honestly love capturing *every* stage of motherhood. It’s all worth celebrating. Don’t you think?

Watch the whole session unfold:

Milo’s 6mo Chickadee Session {Part2} The Milk Bath Session // Port Orchard, WA

As we planned for Milo’s 6month Session, Mama asked if we could do a Milk Bath Session to celebrate another milestone: Six Month Breastfeeding! I was immediately on board–I breastfed one of my children too and I remember how huge six months felt and wanted to honor those feelings for this family. I’ve seen these milk bath styled sessions before, but this was my first opportunity to ever do one and I absolutely fell in love. Thankfully, this family had a *perfect* tub with a huge window right by it so we had plenty of bath and plenty of creamy light as well to capture this part of their life together.


See the entire Milk Bath Session here:

Michigan Visit!

Clear Creek Family Session… // Silverdale Photographer

I love this family and this session so much I could just…BURST!  But I will try to pull myself together 😉  We had so much fun walking the Clear Creek trails, finding the best spots to reflect all the love of this season: of the year and of their lives. I felt so very honored to to witness their love, unity, and support for each other–they made my job easy!  I hope you enjoy scrolling through a few of their images!  

Babymoon Bakery Stop… // Poulsbo Photographer

Because Andréanne and Michael were in from out-of-town, we decided the first stop in Poulsbo would be the famous Sluys Bakery!  After all, happy people make for happy pictures–and what makes a body happier than baked goods? 😉  Anyway, it was a fun and yummy pit stop during this session…stay tuned for more images of our walk around this completely charming town!