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:

Maternity Session // Poulsbo Photographer

While we were in the book store, the shopkeeper told us he has a place out back that would be good for photos…so we followed him out back and sure enough! He was right! Even though it was a little strange getting there through the back door ally, once we stepped into the space it was so secluded, peaceful, and private.  Just what our downtown session needed.  I melted as these two shared kisses and secrets, and then embraced each other closed their eyes and took a deep breath together.  It was pure magic.  Real life love. 
This is why I love my job.

Babymoon Bakery Stop… // Poulsbo Photographer

Because AndrĂ©anne 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? đŸ˜‰  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!