I’ve taken photos for this dear family several times in the past- it helps that we’ve known each other for a decade. When Krista advised me a photo session would be in order to help announce a new addition, I jumped at the idea! She’ll be a lucky mom to another beautiful baby boy and surrounded by her guys- Chris and Jake! We used the Sugar Beet Factory as our backdrop and had a lot of fun. Jake will be an amazing big brother, I just know it. Congratulations to you all!
After several weeks of hard work with my day job, I needed to take a few days off to disconnect from the everyday and get some extra adventuring in. I took to the Columbia River Gorge with my favorite companion and her2 year old (also my favorite) for a day of hiking.
We decided on Wahkeena Falls to get our PNW fix, knowing that half the vertical hike was paved. This made it “easier” with a little one strapped to my dear friend’s back. With several switchbacks and several goldfish crackers, we made it to Fairy Falls. The water was pristine and the moss and ferns were the most beautiful shades of green. All I could say the entire way up was, “This place is magic- and we live here”. What could have been made into a large loop hike, we made our finale the falls and made our way back down the trail, since hiking with a little one can be tricky. A quick zip to the Eastwind Drive In for a bite and HUGE ice cream cones for all and we were feeling like the day was the perfect amount of adventure and friendship.
This Senior Portrait Session was extra sentimental for me, since Hattie is like a little sister. You may recognize her from many photo sessions I have done with her family at Ritter Farms. I remember her as a baby, as a sweet little girl, and have had a great getting to know her as the amazing young woman that she is. This girl is going places. When she graduates from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School she is off to study at the Evergreen State College– here in Olympia and the family could not be more excited for her. She has been in 4H as a champion, an athlete, an amazing friend, and a gentle soul off to do more great things!
We took to Snoqualmie for this senior session- a good halfway point for both of us. The weather was perfect, we braved crowds, walked a thin line on a few laws, and enjoyed the afternoon together. Wishing Hattie all the best in her adventures ahead!
Senior Year is nearly finished for many Pacific Northwest high school students.
I had the pleasure of working with Hikaru, a Senior from Packwood HS and exchange student from Japan. We took to the Washington State Capitol for this photo session on a clear and very brisk morning. The flowers were in full spring bloom.
Hikaru had the opportunity to make her journey to the US through a high school exchange. She has been enjoying the adventure so far and will return to Japan in the summer to finish out another year of school before deciding on college. This very bright young woman will do great in whatever she does- the adventure continues! Good Luck to you Hikaru!
I’ve never had an immediate passion for newborn photography. I’ve always thought of it to be posed, pressured, and expensive. Over the last few years, my personal compass has needed an adjustment when it comes to newborn photography. First, many of my closest friends have had children recently and second, there is a need to capture the sweet first few days as they pass so quickly with the rush of visitors, appointments, feedings, and (maybe) sleeping.
With one of my close friends having a happy and healthy baby boy a few weeks back, I couldn’t help but offer to take a few photos of his sweet little self for their memory books.
We approached the photos as an afternoon in his nursery and 100% up to his sleep & feeding schedule. Using simple blankets and using natural light, we managed to capture some very sweet faces. He is bright, beaming, and such a sweet little guy. I can’t wait to capture more as he grows.