Stephanie & Justin & Olivia | Family | Kent Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie & Justin when their baby was newborn and they have given me the honor of photographing their sweet little family over the past 18 months. Recently we got together at a local park and took photos that included Stephanie's sweet, sweet parents. Here are some of my favorites from that session! So Olivia was not exactly into a photo session and instead wanted to explore the park. So we thought maybe it was going to be a bust, but then at the last part when we were ready to pack it in, magic happened! She was such a happy little girl and we got some great smiles. This blog post shows what a photo session can actually be like ... including the tears!

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!