I would call her sassy pants, but she "doesn't even have on pants!" You can't even imagine the personality bottled up in this tiny three year old body.
I love working with friends. The sessions are so relaxed and you don't have to "break the ice" with the kids. Especially these kids. Big brother's biggest concern was that I was going to steal is wallet (which actually only contained one Pokemon card), big sister was amazed that my reflector could give her sparkly princess eyes and baby sister was just happy to be there.
The fall colors at Howe Farm in Port Orchard didn't disappoint either. I mean, that yellow tree. Come on!
This big boy was about to become a big brother. His momma wanted a few pictures of just him before his little world got rocked by a newborn ;)
Howe Farm in Port Orchard, WA was a perfect backdrop for this all-boy session. He got to play with the barn door, admire the huge sunflowers and run around a dirt path. He was obsessed with my "magic tricycle" and it was the prefect prop! Enjoy this rustic session.
I seriously love this family. I photographed them around this time last year for their Christmas card pictures. I was so excited when they choose me again for 2015! Not only is this family super nice, the kids... their little personalities shine in pictures.
When it started to sprinkle right before their session, I was so sad. Mom still wanted to go for it because the kids were dressed and you know what a feat that is! I ran around Port Gamble looking for covered spots. We ended up using two covered porches and I must say, I adore these pictures.
When I first started out, Old Mill Park in Silverdale was my go-to location. There are so many hidden spots and I always seem to find a new little place. I hadn't been there in a while, so when Baby E's mom picked Old Mill Park I knew his birthday session would be a good one! This kid was so happy and loved to snuggle with his dad. And that box... he was obsessed!
Have you ever experienced overwhelming joy for someone else? I can wholeheartedly say that when I found out Samantha was pregnant I felt tremendous joy. I have known Samantha for a while, and I can remember sitting at an early morning bible study at Purpose Boutique when she asked for us to pray for a child. She fiercely wanted to be a mom and she wanted her husband to be a dad.
One day I casually was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a picture slideshow she had posted. The very last slide was an ultrasound picture! Joy.
After a smooth, and very fit, pregnancy, Lane made Samantha's dreams come true. She had a beautiful little girl to call her own.
"Having my daughter Lane is my biggest accomplishment not only as a mom but in life so far! Not my career, not my schooling, nothing. Really her little accomplishments from each day as she grows are mine as well. Its about making her happy, seeing her start to smile, her little noises she is starting to make, snuggling with her, our moments together in the late hours/early mornings. All these little things add up to my accomplishments as her mom and absolutely nothing can replace that."
"I want to see Lane grow up to be healthy, happy, bright and independent. To become a responsible adult that will one day have her own loving family."
"My husband and I were recently out having dinner and I was feeding Lane. While feeding her, she had the most epic blow out. We literally had to stop, leave the table and both go into the a single stall women's bathroom to tackle this mess. To make matters worse there was no changing table, so we had to improvise. We were like a Nascar pit crew!"
"I think family photos are important because photos create a memory. Time goes by so fast, photos capture and bring to life your memories with your family. Lane has already changed SO much from these newborn photos that were taken but now I have these photos of her at that exact time and moment in her life, which created a lasting memory for me."
Do you have a friend who has everything? Stop spending hours coming up with gifts "that could work". Why not give a gift that will last a lifetime? A gift that they will actually use and love.
I'm so excited to announce that gift cards are now available for families living in Kitsap County (Bremerton, WA , Silverdale, WA, Poulsbo, WA, and Bainbridge Island, WA).
You can purchase a full session or give a credit towards a session! The gift card comes ready to go. All you'll have to do is present and watch the excitement unfold.
This is gift giving made easy... and who doesn't love that?!?
Cake smashes are quickly becoming one of my favorite types of sessions. I love the creative freedom of designing a colorful set. This session was extra special because it was for MY little man. I decided to go with a nautical theme. I was going to do whales, but saw a sailboat cake on Pinterest and was sold.
Landon didn't actually enjoy the cake as much as I'd hoped, but I was able to create a gallery that I love.
Sunshine, warm weather, late sunsets. Yes! Summer is calling.
I'm hosting a limited number of mini sessions to celebrate summer! Session dates, times and locations are listed below. Let's get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Studio and newborn sessions are not part of this mini session event. These sessions are perfect for outdoor family, children and maternity pictures.