& then there were 3
{Maternity Session; Auburn Photographer}

I’ve known Randy and Steffen for around 10 years and my husband has known Randy since they were trouble making kids, so when they announced that they were having a baby we were both over the moon excited for them. This couple has always been over the top fun and soulfuly made for each other. They have the funnest and goofiest personalities – so naturally I knew they were going to be fun and easy to photograph. Steffen expressed that she wanted Randy to be a big part of the photos since they didn’t have many of him and the “bump” together. Naturally so since this couple spends a good time apart because of their careers. So for their session my goal was to created something enchanting and magical that really brought them together as a newly formed threesome. Congrats guys – I can’t wait to meet the little guy.

Old City Streets <3 {children session; Buckley Photographer}

This session was done in a tiny country town that my husband and I had our 1st home in. The town of Buckley is a little logger city that boost some of the coolest old streets, antiques stores, and ally-ways. I hadn’t done a session in the streets in a while so this was a fun one to explore. Basically we just walked down the street and what ever corner spoke to me with inspiration, we shot in. Done just in between moments of rain and clear sky, we took the elements of the kids hobbies (dance, music, and sports) and tied them into the towns rustic old charm. Just as we were finishing up the sky opened up and poured. We really lucked out but got it done.

Tea Time at sunset {children session}

Well the weather is cruddy now, but it sure wasnt for this shoot. I love shooting on sunny nights during what us photogs call “golden hour”, just when the sun is lowering down it sets the most lovely haze and flare on my subjects.

This was my second shoot with these sisters, so I thought what better theme than a girly sister tea party in a field.  I just loved how these turned out and have to admit I’m a little jealous I don’t have similar shots of my own girls. So let this be my mom mission statement that before the summer is over (IF it ever begins) I will do a shoot similar to this one of my girls, but for now enjoy these sweeties.


Hometown Values and Advocare {Bonney Lake; commercial photographer}

There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time. For those who know me, you know my Hubs runs his own general contracting business and me, well I’m the brains behind all his marketing, book-keeping, and organization. I’m always looking for ways to “pimp” him out. Gotta bring home the money. LOL  Well long story short, I called a local coupon magazine, Hometown Values, and started the ball rolling on getting a print ad made for TLC Handy Solutions. At that time, I had no intentions of running an ad for my business, however much to my surprise the publisher stumbled upon the link to my site. He liked what he saw and asked if I would be interested in shooting the cover of his next issue. AAH – YA! Of course!!!  Our shoot was for local family, personal trainers, firefighters and Advocare reps, The Schneider’s. A family after my own heart – multi-tasker’s to the extreme. Much like me and my guy.

So I guess you could say that I’m an official published photographer. WoW – that still doesn’t sound real to me. Sure it’s not the cover of The Rolling Stone or Vogue (which I dreamed being on as a child) but it means something to me. It’s a local magazine for the town I live in. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, but I’m excited to find out.


Mothers and Daughters {generations family session, Auburn Photographer}

I’ve had the pleasure of shooting this sweet little girl for a couple of years now so it was super fun to be able to shoot not only her mom, but her Auntie and Grandma too for a generations of woman shoot. I think these are the most special kinds of shoots because I believe there is no greater bond then that of mother and child. The “M” family were such troopers for our shoot. I woke in the morning to clear skies but when it came time to shoot it was sprinkling. I thought for sure it would clear, as it often does around here. But sadly it never did. Luckily we had a location that kept us dry with ample coverings.  Hey when you live in Washington some times you gotta shoot in the crummy weather. Im sure wishing for some sunshine soon.


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