I met Katie and Maitland about 3 years ago at our first session together — it was their 2nd Wedding Anniversary. You can imagine how thrilled I was when they reached out to me again for another session — this time, with a new addition to their family, beautiful baby girl Sloane.
It was a perfectly overcast morning and what better way to spend “a perfect Seattle day” than at Pike Place Market. The market was just starting to wake up as we walked by all the stores and vendors. We had a lot of catching up to do since the last time we were together. Of course, the highlight was Sloane. I have to say, she is probably the most relaxed and chill baby whom I’ve ever met. The biggest “problem” we had with her was that her uberly cute boots kept falling off. No problem, really. Everyone loves barefoot babies.
One of the many reasons I love my job is being able to work with my clients time and time again. It’s a privilege being able to document a moment in their lives as they continue to grow and change … to capture their story, our story, together.
The many faces of Sloane. Love her cheeks!
You have to visit the sickly, cool, minty gum wall when at Pike Place.
To my good friends, I can’t wait to see where these next few years take us!
Posted in Family, On-Location, Seattle
Tagged baby, family portraits, friends, fritzley, gum wall, market, Pike Place, portraits, reunited
Jessica and Harry contacted me to take their maternity photos. I’m always thrilled and honored when friends trust me to take their portraits. It makes it that much more special for me and hopefully for them as well. As we hammered out the details, the size of the group grew. Not only did I photograph Jessica and Harry, but also their close friends whom were also expecting their first born. Can you say baby boom?!
I spent the morning with the 3 expecting couples at one of my favorite locations, Magnuson Park. One of my main goals was creating a variety of photos for all couples, without having it look redundant. With every photo session, I always arrive a little early to scope out the area. You can never be too prepared when it comes to onsite locations, let alone with three expecting soon-to-be-mothers. I utilized different areas of the park so that each session looked a little different from each other.
As you can see, there was one area that I absolutely loved and had to have every couple pose individually and as a group. The tall grass and the pink and white flowers were too hard to resist!
[ Jessica + Harry ]
These cute little duckies were following us around. I think the mommy duck and babies knew they were around soon-to-be mommas.
[ Ally + Vu ]
Since our session, they have welcomed their beautiful baby boy to the world. Congratulations!
[ Hung + Stephen ]
Here they are again!
Congratulations to these beautiful moms-to-be and their better halves. We know that these future babies are lucky to have such awesome parents! Cheers to all!
When Jennifer’s niece, Trinity begged me to take photos of her, how could I say no?! This little girl is all energy and spunk. Her non-stop giggling was contagious that I found myself laughing right along with her. Trinity is a year round soccer player and plays for premier leagues, which is probably why she never ran out of energy. Not only that, she tells me that one day, she wants to be a Hollywood star … or own lots of puppies. Either one would make her quite happy.
And her “Tita Jennifer (Aunt Jennifer)” has brainwashed Trinity so that when she wins Hollywood Awards, Jennifer will be the one to go to all her events to meet the stars. Typical Jennifer move.
One of her (many) giggling fits. =)
The future is bright for this little girl. Keep smiling Trinity!
Posted in Family, On-Location
Tagged birthday, celebration, children, first birthday, jungle, kids, oliver, safari, theme, Woodinville, Woodinville Lavender Farm
It’s always special when clients invite us into their home to capture an important occasion, like a 1st birthday. But it’s extra special when it’s for good friends. We’ve known the Kim family for many years (since our college days, #GoHuskies) and have been capturing their photos and making memories throughout the years as their family grows.
Talk about a pinterest-perfect party! Alice did an amazing job creating a beautiful display. From the decorations to the food — most everything was made by the talented DIY mom herself. It was perfectly pink, girly and sparkly, just like little Madison.
Madison was a little over-stimulated by all the commotion but hey …
it’s her party and she can laugh/sleep/cry if she wants to.
Happy Pin-tastic Birthday, Madison! This little girl is ready to conquer the world!
Posted in Family, Home
Tagged 1st bday, babies, birthday, celebration, DIY, Kim family, Madison, Newcastle, party, pink, Pinterest, Seattle, toddlers
You may recognize the Bonoan-Alnas family from some of our previous photoshoots. We’ve been fortunate enough to have our friends ask us to photograph some of their special milestone events such as their wedding, first birthdays, and now a baptism celebration at St. James Cathedral for their second child, PeytonMarie.
What we love most about this family is how genuine and happy they are to be together each and every time we see them. They always welcome everyone with open arms.
As clients and friends, we’ve all come a long way — learning and growing from each other.
Posted in Events, Family, Home, On-Location, Seattle
Tagged baptism, birthday, celebration, Family, friends, Seattle, St. James Cathedral