Jil | Maternity | December 2016 | Auburn WA

I got to document Jil's baby bump a couple of weeks ago when her husband was out of town. We got together in her neighborhood which was such a treat for me and she just rocked her session! I have known Jil and her family since Jil was just a little girl, so it's such a treat to be able to have watched her grow into the beautiful woman she is today! And her little E is just the cutest little guy ever! Here are some of my favorites from our session!

Bryson | Baby's 1st Year

Here are a few photos from my session a few weeks ago with Bryson!

Cake designed by the extraordinary Christina. You can find her on Facebook by looking for CUPCAKE DELIGHTS BY CHRISTINA.  

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Jackie, David etal | Family | Auburn family photography

I was so blessed to be able to spend an evening with this perfectly awesome family! Jackie and David are the coolest people ... passionate about Jesus and about following in His footsteps and they're passionate about their kids! We met at Game Farm Park in Auburn WA and had so much fun jumping off walls, climbing rocks, climbing trees and giggling! What a fun family! And their kids are so great! They love their parents SO much! It was so heartwarming for me to see. 

Brian and Molly | Family | Kent family photographer

I initially met Brian when my daughter moved to Boston a few years ago. It was actually Brian who hooked my son in law up with a job in Boston. Then I got to spend a little time with Molly and I got to know her just a bit better during visits to Boston.  

Things change and now they are back here in the Seattle area and I am so happy that I got to update their family photos! We met on a Sunday morning at one of my favorite Kent parks and there were plenty of laughs and maybe just a couple of little meltdowns. Perfect! Here are some of my favorites from our session together. 

Michelle Candice & Kim | 3 Generation | Kent WA family photographer

 I initially met Michelle when I was photographing a wedding. When that bride became pregnant a couple of years later, Michelle came to the maternity session and assisted. It was at that moment that I decided that I HAD to have her in front of my camera!  So she graciously agreed and we did several sessions (which I will be blogging about separately). We talked about how she doesn't really have a lot of photos with her mom and grandma, so we made arrangements to meet at a local park in Kent WA and we took photos. These three ladies are so lovely and so warm and I am so happy that I got to document their beautiful, beautiful moments, especially since Michelle has now moved to Los Angeles. 

Samuel | Baby's 1st Year | Kent WA Family Photography

When I first became interested in photography, Brandi and Tyler were willing to be my "muses". We went to Tacoma one rainy day a few years ago and they were just so much fun to hang out with and take photos of.  It was raining that day and they are just so filled with joy and laughter that it didn't even matter! It was, to date, one of my most favorite sessions.

Since then, we have done two maternity sessions, a newborn session, numerous 1st year sessions, a labor and delivery session, and now a 6 month session. Each session is more and more fun than the last and even more special. The session this past week was no exception. I love watching them parent, I love watching them love each other and I am so inspired by Brandi's heart for Jesus, her devotion to Him, her trust and faith in Him. I am so happy to know this family personally and am so grateful that they have trusted me to capture their beautiful, beautiful moments! 

Most recently, we met at a local park in Kent WA and here are some of my favorites from our session. The cutest thing ever was when we stopped at this little area with little white flowers and Annabelle picked the flower. I did no realize it until I was processing the photos that she carried that little flower nearly the whole rest of the session.  SO CUTE! 

Everett | Baby's 1st Year | Kent baby photographer

So I absolutely love seeing how different babies respond differently to their "cake smash" event. I got to take newborn photos of Everett and it is amazing how quickly time flies! He came to my studio and we couldn't decide whether we were going to do the cake smash inside in my studio or outside since it was such a nice day. We decided to do both!

First up are some of the ones we did in my studio.

Then we went outside for the actual cake smash! E was not completely enamored with the cake or the experience, but I know that he really was more interested in the balloons.

And then we decided to take a little bubble bath to get all that yucky frosting off his fingers and out of his hair and off his face. He was not quite sure what to think of it! But in the end decided it was probably an okay idea.