Sunshine In Seattle | Seattle Family Photography

Sunshine In Seattle | Seattle Family Photography

The best part of my family photography business is that I get to see families grow. I have captured this family many times and we always have a great time.  Carrie, the mama said she has a goal to be photographed at every park in Seattle.  Done!  I am up for that challenge as Seattle has an abundance of parks and beaches.  When she suggested this park I was very excited as it is very Seattle.  It has greenery, views, and beautiful architecture. Seattle is a very special place and it is so much fun to photograph families in all it's beauty. 

Family At Rattlesnake Lake | Seattle Family Photographer

Family At Rattlesnake Lake | Seattle Family Photographer

Family photo shoots should be fun.  You should play, laugh, get dirty, and cuddle.  You should be you.  Gone are the days of sitting still in a tight and unnatural position.  Well thats true if it's me photographing your family.  I adore spending time with this family and I think this was my favorite shoot with them yet.   

Newborn Boy | Seattle Newborn Photographer

Newborn Boy | Seattle Newborn Photographer

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”

~ Robert Munsch

 

I will never tire of capturing the tender time that is the first few weeks with a newborn.  So many complex emotions, so many unknowns.  Newborn photography is personal.  I never take for granted the honor to be invited into the home during this fleeting time and I try with my whole heart to capture it for all it is worth.  



Eastside Family  | Seattle Family Photographer

Eastside Family | Seattle Family Photographer

This was my third time capturing this family.  I often get asked if I photograph families with older kids, and the answer is yes. This family is so much fun.  These three kids are the kind of kids that make you think "I hope my kids end up this amazing."  They are funny, close to each other, respectful, and so smart.  It is always a pleasure spending time with them.  

I am dreadfully behind on sharing my sessions from 2015 but won't stop until they all have a proper post.  Enjoy! 


The Sweetest Thing | Seattle Newborn Photographer

The Sweetest Thing | Seattle Newborn Photographer

There is nothing sweeter than bringing home a new baby.  I am blessed with the gift of being able to document this sweet moment for so many Seattle families through lifestyle newborn photography.  Enjoy this sweet family. 

Lots Of Little Girls & Love | Seattle Lifestyle Family Photographer

Lots Of Little Girls & Love | Seattle Lifestyle Family Photographer

I met this family at our fabulous elementary school.  The glorious thing about our school is that nearly every family that attends also lives within blocks of the school.  We all walk together, talk every day, and build up our community.  Every day I feel blessed to live in the neighborhood I do. It almost feels like a small town in the middle of our big city.  I feel like I connected with this mama right when I met her.  We both had newborns in our arms and two older kiddos already. She is just sorta "my people."  Dad is a photographer so naturally I was a bit nervous to capture them.  What I loved so much about this session is that mama was a bit nervous and was totally worried we didn't get the shots.  You see, I don't need kids to behave, I don't need them to look at the camera, I just need them to be.  I can gently direct and guide into genuine interactions every time.  It is what I have strived to perfect and I feel pretty confident about it.  My face was split with a smile when I was editing this gallery because you can just feel their love and connection.  They are an incredible family and I am lucky to know them.  

Family Is Everything | Seattle Family Photographer

Family Is Everything | Seattle Family Photographer

I have known this family for a while now.  When we met, I had a newborn in my arms and a crazy toddler at my heels.  This mama was a few years ahead of me in the game.  She may not realize it, but she always seemed so wise.  But what I always admire most about is her sense of calm and her ability to laugh about it all.  If you can't tell, this family is so much fun!  They laugh, wrestle, play, and of course bicker but it is so beautiful.  There is a life energy about them that is infectious.  Capturing them is always so much fun and I am delighted that they ask me to do it again and again.  Comptons, you guys are the best!! 

Crazy Love | Seattle Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Crazy Love | Seattle Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This was one of those sessions... I walked in, I could feel their peaceful energy immediately.  We spent about an hour and a half together and I pretty much fell in love with them, all three of them.   I think Annie Leibovitz put it perfectly when she said "A thing you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."  Exactly, Annie.  I often feel like I have fallen in love with the families who choose me to capture them.  Newborn photography, and even more specifically lifestyle newborn photography, requires you to come into these peoples lives during such a vulnerable time, it requires you to open your heart to them, to make yourself available so that you may capture this raw and beautiful time in their lives.  I only hope I can do these families an ounce of justice.  Thank you, for choosing me.  It was a pleasure! 

Aiken | Seattle, WA  Family Photographer

Aiken | Seattle, WA Family Photographer

This was my third time capturing this beautiful bunch.  We had a clear blue sky day, lots of wind, and lots of fun.  There were snuggles, laughs, and wiggles.  Family photography should be fun and it sure was on this day.  <3


Our Yearly Date | Seattle Family Photographer

Our Yearly Date | Seattle Family Photographer

There are many things that make me feel confident as an artist but perhaps the best compliment anyone can ever give me is to come back again for portraits.  I have captured this family many times over the past few years and it has been such a pleasure to watch their little girl grow.  But what has been the most special is the relationship that I have formed with them, as people.  We chat, we catch up, we hug.  I love these three.  Family photography has allowed me to meet the most amazing people and for that I am thankful.