Ryann | Bellevue Family Photography

I’ve heard people say that they won’t always hold our hands, or run to us for hugs. The other day as chunkaroo-roo instinctively slipped his little hand in mind, I was hit with those words. I supposed deep down, I grasp that this is true but I’m not ready to admit it. I don’t want to ever imagine there hands not slipping into mine as we walk down the road, or these little bodies snuggling into mine as we climb in bed to read the next chapter of Humphrey.

There is something so magical about the age they are right now! It’s my favorite, but I guess every stage has been my new favorite. I’ve never been one of those moms that wishes they would stay babies! I’ve loved getting to see their little personalities come alive, I’ve loved as our conversations have developed and deepened and we’ve been able to do more and more together.

However… My heart fears that there is some not-so-distant corner that must be turned, a corner that will take these sweetest parts of life from me. If there is, please let it be replaced with equal sweetness of a stage I’m not yet familiar with!

Today we are going to go get library cards for our new town. This is the biggest deal to them! Oh how I love that this is t-h-e biggest deal to them!


And of course, we must have pictures…

I don’t think I ever blogged these! Ryann is at this same magical stage as my oldest! She was an absolute natural in front of the camera and so much fun to photograph! And of course I had to get her mama in for at least one shot, which may just be my favorite!


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“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!”  - J.M. Barrie


This project was especially dear to me… I made this on the farm with my girls. One of the most special relationships in my life is the one I have with my sister and if I can give that to my girls then everything will be okay.

The girls and I had so much fun creating this! They got all dolled up in clothing from Joyfolie, picked their props and even got to bring out Sage. I can’t believe how little she is in the video! She’s grown!

I hope you enjoy it!

“I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!” – Jo March (Little Women)

Happy Everything!

This was a fun little project I did with little man… Hope you enjoy it!

The H. Family // Hockinson, WA. Family Photography

My sister is one of my favorite people in the entire world.  And ever though she is younger than me, she is one of my heroes!!

A couple months ago (geesh! has it been that long already?) her little family came to spend a weekend with us! We had so much fun! We ate like crazy, had a super fun date night at one of my favorite restaurants (Urban Fondue), practiced our shooting with some clay pigeons (we need to keep practicing) and of course we had to make some time for some new family portraits!

We had so much fun walking around the property for their little family photo session and the rain was nice enough to hold off till the very end! This was their first official photo shoot with little Olivia!







Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.  - Edna Ferber

Perfectly Persnickety

If you want your little girls to look positively adorable for your portrait session, Persnickety is a great place to go! Persnickety was awesome enough to send over a huge box of beautiful clothing from their Fall Line for me to use for my model session at the Seattle Workshop that I taught back in June.  These are a few images I captured back on the farm of one of the outfits we didn’t model.






“Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world …” -E.A. Bucchianeri