November 30, 2009

Unconditional : The JOLLEY Family | Park City, Utah

The other great session we had in Park City, Utah was with the Jolleys. We walked around several blocks in downtown Park City, and got so many great photos of this gorgeous family!

November 28, 2009

Unconditional : The GERVAIS Family | UW Campus - Seattle, WA

In the late morning before the UW Huskies won the Apple Cup and blew out Washington State at Husky Stadium, I met the Colbeth and Gervais families at a sorority house on Greek Row for some family photos.

I first met Karen Gervais almost a year and a half ago when our daughters started preschool together. Karen's mom is a housemom at the sorority house we met at, and it was an excellent spot for photos! Hannah is the sweetest little girl, and absolutely adorable all around!! She belongs to a wonderful family, who quite obviously love her to no end :). I had such a nice time with them (and with the Colbeths, to follow soon)!!

November 26, 2009

Holiday Fun : The SORENSENS | Arbor Heights, WA

You may remember Angel and Heidi from a few months ago - great friends who starred in some of my first photo shoots :).

Angel emailed earlier this week about doing some Christmas card photos - she had the cutest idea for pictures, and I was excited to take them. In a day, the Sorensens got up their tree, and got all decked out for some photos on Thanksgiving Eve - here are their formal Christmas and crazy New Years' pics.

November 20, 2009

It's a....BABY!

More than anything in the world, I LOVE being a mommy. My girls light up each and every day of mine, and I can't think of anything that makes me happier than seeing them smile, hearing them sing, or getting big hugs and kisses from them. Last night, Taimane was singing her rendition of a dozen different songs, and Junior couldn't help but tear up at the sound of it. I look at Eden and can't believe how fast the time has gone, and the sweet baby girl we had just yesterday it seems, is about to be 4!

We were so excited to find out recently that we'd be adding to our little family in April! Junior has been gushing about what amazing big sisters the girls will be to their new sibling, and today we found out, that they'll be big sisters to a baby BROTHER! Here's a quick profile shot of our baby boy on his way!! We couldn't be more blessed.

November 19, 2009

Unconditional : The KOLLER Family | Park City, Utah

Last month, I met up with a great group of friends who are AMAZING photographers-mothers-&-women for a weekend inspirational retreat in Park City, Utah. We had the best time hanging out; talking photography, life, and everything in between; snacking on SCRUMPTIOUS chocolate toffee almonds; and enjoying the plush, Marriott hotel beds that we each had to ourselves! It was a fabulous weekend, and I flew back to Seattle feeling ready to take on my love and passion for photography in an entirely new way. It was inspiring simply to be around my SWIT girls, who each love what they do intensely - managing families and pursuing photography. Looking forward to NYC next year, ladies! xoxo LOVE YOU GUYS!

We did a couple of photo shoots together, the first being the Koller family. Their kids were adorable and worked the cameras around them like naturals!

November 18, 2009

Precious Moments : BABY ZANDER | Puyallup, WA

Baby Zander Jay is now a month old! Just a few short months ago, his mom and dad were anticipating his arrival, and now their healthy baby boy is here :). We took some of his newborn pictures on a Sunday afternoon at home, mostly while he napped. My best friend Rose and my girls came along for the shoot, and Eden and Taimane couldn't wait to hold him and give him lots of love. He's the most precious little boy, and definitely his mama's heart!

Zander's dogs, Abby and Caesar, also got in on the photo session, and we managed a couple of good shots of them too :).

Welcome to the world, Baby Zander! xoxo

And meet Abby and Caesar... :)

Sneak Peek!

More of this precious baby boy soon!

November 17, 2009

Unconditional : The McINTOSH Family | Auburn, WA

A few hours after the Guymons' session on a (rare) rain-less Saturday, I met Craig's sister Rhonda, her husband Keavin and their two little boys, Jaron and Kaden, for the first time in Auburn at the Wine & Roses Country Estate - a new favorite photo shoot location of mine :). The boys were adorable - Jaron is a great big brother to little Kaden, who wanted to do everything Jaron did. Too cute! Computer issues the last couple of days delayed this post a bit, but here are a few shots from their session: