I've known the Shirley family for over 15 years now. Pastor Jason was my youth pastor in 7th & 8th grade. Over those 15 years, their family has grown in so many ways. This shoot was done on Saturday, and it started snowing as I drove over to the little park off of Woodinville-Duval Road. I prayed so hard that it wouldn't snow while we were doing the pictures, and God listened! It started coming down right as we took the final 15 pictures. Beautiful setting, beautiful family, beautiful pictures!
**Special thanks to my cousin Betsy who came along with me and stood out in the cold for an hour!**
Annie Carmona is one of my dearest friends and she was in need of some pictures for her website. Being one with a camera, and missing Annie, I gladly got snap happy.
The first 20 minutes or so was spent taking Annie's profile/headshot pictures. After feeling like I was doing another Senior Session, we decided it was time to throw Chris in the mix. Which ended up looking like engagement pictures. :) We had so much fun jumping, falling, log riding, train-track hopping and just enjoying each other's company. These two are completely head over heels in love with each other.
If I haven't told you before, let me tell you now: I LOVE MY NEPHEW!! I seriously can't handle how stinkin' cute he is.
My family went down to our little hideaway in Ocean Shores for Thanksgiving. I got to take some pictures of Judah doing what he does best: having fun and getting dirty. He loved those puddles and just had a blast. He wasn't happy when we brought him back inside though.
I got to take some pictures of Jocelyn today. She is pretty much the most adorable little girl ever. We tried doing some pictures on the bed, but she was not having it. Kathy ended up putting her in her little chair that has soothing vibrations, and it was smooth sailing from there.
Mallory has been trying to get me up to PA for a long time. We finally made it work on Saturday! We did some pictures with her sister, two cousins and the cutest little blonde girls in the world. Here are some images of the fun!
San Francisco is absolutely one of my favorite places in the world! Jeremy and I got to take a super quick trip to the Bay Area September 25 - 27. We sold his car, got to catch up with his family and see Doug, Autumn and Ango. Whirlwind trip, but it was amazing. Here are a few fun pictures from the trip.
I am for sure blessed. I got to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Seattle photographing these amazing junior high girls and some of our leaders. We went to Hidden Treasures Thrift Store for about an hour to choose some nice ensembles for the shoot. Then we headed down to Gasworks Park here in Seattle. A few wrong turns later, we were there and having a great time. So many people stopped and asked about what we were doing, they loved the outfits and thought it was just a great idea.
And why didn't I bring any business cards with me?
Jocelyn is finally here!! It was a crazy day yesterday, but I finally have a niece.
I think it was all pretty nuts for Judah too, but he's going to be a fantastic big brother. We played for a long time yesterday to give mom, dad and Joce some time to relax. I'm so glad I get to be a part of this exciting new life!!
Jocelyn Bella was born on September 11, 2008, 7lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long.
Sorry that the quality of the photos isn't very good. I had to copy them from my mom's Costco album. I'll get better images soon.
Jeremy and I were driving around Everett last night to try and find some places to do Christian's senior pictures. We found a few places, but I found the sunset to be more exciting! I took these pictures and no more than 1 minute later, the sky turned grey. I LOVE WASHINGTON!
Refuge Youth is my amazing youth group. We've been doing a lot of fun activities lately, and Wallyball was no different. Tim texted me about two hours before everyone was to meet at the church and said, "We should dress in 80's workout clothes!" Ergo, a few people did. And the result was fantastic.
I didn't feel like bringing my digital SLR to this activity, so I just brought my little Nikon point and shoot. And still managed to take over 100 pictures. I love these kids so much, and I can't wait until we go play Wallyball again!
Thank you Lynnwood Rec Center for allowing a bunch of crazy kids to rule the court for two hours!
I've known Michael Haines basically since he was born. Imagine how weird it is for me that he's a senior. It's absolutely bizarre. Michael didn't want "normal" senior pictures, so we tried to find the most of the wall places to take pictures. We started at Cedar and 1st, walked to the Olympic Sculpture Park, then to Pike Place and back to my car. At one point, Michael told me that his feet had given up. And my car was still at least half a mile away. We got in the car and headed to the Fremont Troll, and finally ended up at Gasworks. Beautiful day, great company and some good shots. Have so much fun being a senior!!