I have been SO excited to share these backyard portraits with the Link Family for a few weeks now!  My face SERIOUSLY still hurts from laughing so much with these little giggle monsters!  It has been such a pleasure to know and what feels like joining the family of Trisha & Jesse!! We met so many years ago while they were planning their wedding and since them have been lucky enough to photograph the wedding, pregnancies and first years of both Aster & Violet’s lives.  A lot has changed over the years and we’ve all grown in so many ways, being able to document real life history in the making  – the crazy hairstyles, puppy brothers, home renovations and back yard playgrounds knowing these photos will be loved (and laughed at) for years is my absolute favorite and what makes everything worth it for me! Love you crazy Link people, thanks for including me in on all of the fun!!

 

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Welcome to the world little Eli!!  The Fentress Family has a tiny ADORABLE addition and you are going to fall in LOVE with him when you see these photos!!  Congratulations Kristi & Joey you have created the most perfect little man and I can’t wait to watch him grow!!  I love an in-home session for just this type of shoot.  It puts the family at ease so they can just enjoy quiet time in their comfy space, and I can capture them in their natural habitat!

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A few weeks back I received a call from Chris.  He was SO excited to propose to his long time girlfriend and wanted to do it in an adventurous way!  Being from the Sacramento area, they wanted something unique, different, dramatic and together we came up with the perfect idea.  A Snoqualmie Falls Proposal!  It was planned as an adventure shoot, where they got all dolled up for some photos in the forest and at the base of the falls.  It wasn’t an easy hike and Shivani was a TROOPER in her full length glitter gown!!  The code was – when they tossed rose petals in the air he would get down on one knee and pop the question and the whole thing went off FLAWLESSLY! What an exciting moment and I am SO excited to have been there not only to witness but also to capture!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

 

 

 

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I LOVE photographing families, love getting to know them, love seeing them grow, and love being able to capture the silly, sweet moments that happen only when people who love each other are together.   This is the Stender family, they LOVE their city (as do I) so we chose to do Seattle family portraits at the Seattle Center for a Mother’s day portrait session!  It was hot and we were all hungry and thirsty by the end of it – so would be SILLY to NOT jump in the wading pool!  🙂

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day :

 

 

 

 

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Ah! You HAVE to check out these images from Nikki & Eric’s Guemes Island Wedding!! It was an AMAAAAZIIIIIIING couple of days, the people were BEYOND wonderful and really good-looking to boot! Becca and I photographed the weekend, and since we were up there on the island staying in this cool resort with wonderful people, we decided to join them in having some fun too! The first night was a welcome party with woodfire pizza, plenty of beer and a GORGEOUS sunset!  The party went on way into the evening and before we knew it… it was time to get up and get ready for the wedding!  The boys hopped in the boat to drop a few crab pots, while the girls enjoyed some bubbles and started getting ready.  In true community style everyone who was around pitched in by setting up centerpieces, chairs and even stringing lights.  We had about an hour for portraits in the woods – so we explored all over the resort area and I think even if we did that every day for two weeks there would still be more to see – this place is AMAZING!!  The ceremony started with music by Nikki’s uncle (or was it her godfather… I can’t remember now!) and was filled with laughter and SO much excitement!  The party went on into the wee hours of the morning, and I feel so lucky to have been invited into such a close knit group of folks to not only document the events of the weekend but to be part of them as well.

Congratulations Nikki & Eric, I know you had the BEST time that weekend and I hope you love your photos FOREVER!!

Exchanging their vows privately in a letter before the ceremony was probably my favorite part of the day, incredibly sweet!

 

 

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We LOVE a good adventure shoot, it’s TRUE!  So this time last year when Reyka Vodka called us up and asked if we wanted to take a VIP PDX Limo Bus from Portland’s Ace Hotel to The Suttle Lodge and Boathouse we grabbed our bags and hit the road!  It was a great time for everyone involved!  There were bartenders, managers and bar owners from many of Portland’s finest bars and most importantly Trevor aka the Cocktail Ninja there to tall us all about Reyka, where it was started, how it is made and he didn’t have to do too much to convince us how TASTY it is!

The bus ride down was a HOOT!  We laughed, played games, made drinks and had to stop several times to chain up and spend a few minutes on road side snowy portraits!

Once we got to the lodge, we had to explore every inch of the property!  The cabins are perfect and cozy, the lake was frozen over so we snow shoed around until it was time for dinner and the fire side drink making portion of the evening!

The next morning everyone was up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready for a morning yoga session. Amazing!! We love these adventure shoots and cannot WAIT for the next one!  Thank you to Junior for organizing all of this, we know it isn’t an easy job!!

 

 

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  • Taz - These photos symbolise so much fun, love your feel for the moment! Lovely work.ReplyCancel

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women.  One in every four women will die of heart disease or stroke – terrifying!! The Go Red for Women Seattle movement is here to raise awareness, raise money and continue the research on how to prevent and help people all around the world.  I have been volunteering with the American Heart Association for the last six or so years and have LOVED meeting all of these wonderful people and will continue to support their cause forever – because without women’s health, WHAT do we have?!

Last week was the Go Red Luncheon where they had a silent auction, several rooms with activities to promote health, massage stations to keep the stress away, yoga areas because stretching is the best, you could learn about food and even sample healthy smoothies, talk with doctors and nurses about your cholesterol and blood pressure all while looking beautiful thanks to the lipstick station by Estee Lauder!

Here are a few of the images from the event, if you haven’t been a guest you should really consider it for next year – help spread the word!

 

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