Cait & Andy, Tacoma Intimate In-home Engagement

I was thrilled with Cait and Andy announced their engagement! Since I've known them they've both been waiting for that perfect moment when one of them would propose. I totally thought it would be Cait, but Andy popped the ring on Cait's nose as they snuggled on the couch one day in their apartment. So perfectly and beautifully them! I loved being invited into their home to create these images, and I was so excited to capture the things that make their space uniquely theirs from the quote above the dining table that is Andy's family motto/blessing, to making tea together, their community inspired interactive art project and they made that dining table themselves! We ended the session with a drizzly walk in Wright Park just a couple of blocks from their place. A perfectly intimate PNW engagement session. Congratulations you two, I'm excited to see your love continue to grow together!

Bell Family Session, Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

With such an iconic Seattle spot for these family photos it was just perfect that there was a light drizzle! Harrison loved my "bubble 'brella" and we had a blast chasing him around the Sculpture Park for this session. Thank you so much to the Bell Family who won this session at the auction benefiting the Food Empowerment Project! The FEP is doing some amazing work and I was thrilled to be asked to donate for their first Seattle chapter event.

Thoman Family, Seattle Lifestyle Studio Photography

I was so thrilled when the Thoman family got in touch to have me document their newest addition: Jasper! This little one was such a sweet, calm and happy little human for his first session. I had the pleasure of photographing his little brother in 2010 and it was so neat to see how much Jasper looks like Henry, and to see how Henry had grown.

Thank you to Schuyler, Jay, Henry and Jasper for brightening up the studio with all your love and laughter! I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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Carroll Family, Tacoma Lifestyle Photography

This family is SO MUCH FUN. Three of these beautiful humans (including that little one, Ellis) moved recently to be closer to family, so before they went we just had to fit in a session at the beautiful Point Defiance Park. It's one of my favorite Tacoma locations for couples and family photography, there is lots to keep kids engaged and burning off energy plus gorgeous locations in the gardens, woods and down by the beach. 

I miss J, Ellis and Trish so much but looking through these again for the blog just fills my heart with love to bursting! That little human doesn't give his smiles easily, so at the end of the session when he bestowed one upon me I got all kinds of teary eyed. Thank you so much Ximena for setting up this shoot for your family, it was an honor to capture all the love you share with each other.

Theodore, Seattle Lifestyle Newborn

This beautiful family is so dear to my heart! I've been photographing each of these boys from when Jack was just a newborn. I've gotten at least ONE yawning photo for all three now too (fist pump!) Thank you Johnny and Cherie for inviting me into your home once again to meet your newest son and photograph your lovely family.