spring mini sessions 2017
Maple Valley Photographer

Spring mini sessions are my first event of each year. I like to call it my coming out of hibernation from the winter months of not shooting. I totally enjoy the winters off, time with my family and getting things done around the house, but in spring when the sun comes out…. I turn into photo geek again.

Grit, Passion, Love, Community – The Crossfit Games Open at Doxsa Crossfit

For 5 short weeks crossfit gyms around the world complete in what is called the Crossfit Open. The Open is the prequel to Regionals and then the later Reebok Crossfit Games. These are the same WOD’s (work out of the day) that are given to some of the top Athletes in the world and for 5 weeks Average Joes and Multi-Tasking Moms join together to push themselves with their gym community in a way that is both challenging and self reflective. This was my first Open and not only did I participate, I also shot some amazing moments of grit, passions and comradery at my box Doxsa Crossfit. You see people LOVE to make fun of crossfiters, I have heard the jokes. But honestly this isn’t like a “normal” gym, everyone here enters and leaves with the same goal: to try something outside their comfort zone and become a better-fitter YOU.
The only person you have to compete with, is YOURself. It’s the most intense work out on your body — but also your mind.
What I wanted so much to show in my images of my experience is the HEART of what crossfit is all about. It’s not about how much weight you can squat or how fast you can run, it’s about the people and the goals that bounds us as second families. Real, average, every day people; big small young and old. These are your neighbors, coworkers, PTA moms, and silly dads. And each day we join together to push each other a little harder than the last while our kids collectively surf their tablets while watching mom and dad invest time in their health and well being, setting the example for the next generation of little “athletes”.
You find you get SUPER excited for the person next to you when they nail their first ever muscle up, even though you haven’t come close to hitting yours. We celebrate each other’s victories. And when it’s all over we lie on the floor gasping for breath with a smile and high-five our judge that we finished without dying. That is what the OPEN is all about.

Summer Nights by the River
{Auburn Maple Valley Photographer}

Couple of my fave kids made their way up from Oregon over the summer for a boho inspired shoot by the river. Mom always comes up with the most amazing dresses for her girls and three kids mix of hair color is well, just a dream for any photographer. They are as sweet as can be too. Love seeing these little guys grow up each year.

Still crazy in love after all these years
{Enumclaw Family Photographer}

What do you do after you have three kids and weather through the ups and downs of life…. well you pop back into your wedding dress and do some once in a life time photos with the man of your dreams. And that is what we did with the “H” Family. This shoot was so fun. I love clients who are up for anything. The sparks are still there! You got to get crazy once in a while right?

Tricia and Devin
{Maple Valley Wedding Photographer}

Im getting so excited for some upcoming weddings. One being the wedding of Tricia and Devin. These two were so adorable. We really could not have asked for a more perfect day to shoot their engagement photos. The flowers were in full bloom and the sun was setting in the most beautiful auburn colors. The couple brought their fur babies as well and the two littles played it up just wonderfully for the camera. Congrats to the couple. 2017 will be a great year.

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