whether we meet for engagement photos, maternity, newborn, family or senior portraits, there is one thing i suggest to almost everyone. “show me how you love each other!” it’s exciting how real things can get in those moments.  here are some favorites from this year of love…hope you enjoy!   if you got all the…

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darcy and nicole’s wedding day FELT amazing.  the warmth of the sun, the breeze that blew all afternoon, the kids running in every direction, the sax solo on the sand, the dancing and yes, even a rainbow cake.  this is a beautiful family and it was the best day ever…here are some photos… YES! coordination…

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the foundry by herban feast wedding

lauren and daniel.  the coolness meter broke with this group.  there were dinosaurs, paper cranes, a gremlin bride tote bag, live music, PIE….and just the best group of people.   such joy. seeing dan with his dad resulted in my first cocktail hour eye-welling… this day seriously rocked – so thrilled to be a part…

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landing at tyee wedding

diana and david.  their wedding day was filled with a bit of tradition, their sweet kiddos and a ton of fun… while the ladies were getting dolled up, david and son got suited up… the family that goofs together… the church they married in was so beautiful – old wood and that window… great day…

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rattlesnake lake engagement snow

shannon and david are getting married next summer on a mountain so it seemed perfect to go to another mountain in search of snow for their engagement photos.  we drove over the pass and played in some crazy deep snow (a first for me!) before we headed back down the mountain for a stroll by…

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flower girl with bride and groom

i’m asked occasionally why i like photographing weddings so much. i often joke that it’s because i get to eat cake every weekend. the truth is that i enjoy and thrive on the planned joy.   these couples set a date and then spend six months to a year+ to create a planned day of joy. …

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people often ask me “what’s your favorite thing to photograph?” the truth is that ‘things’ are never my favorite to photograph.  people.  i love people. people rock.  here is my year.  it’s a big post for sure but if you have a couple minutes, it’s a fun one! if you’re still with me, THANK YOU…

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