23 August 2008


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!

17 August 2008

Mo's Senior photos

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!!

16 August 2008

Kaitlyn & Mallory

Kaitlyn is my cousin and Mallory is a good friend of hers. They are both going to be seniors this year at Juanita High School, and they needed to get their head shots done for the yearbook. There were a lot of limitations, but I think we made it work pretty well. We're going to get together again later to do more creative pictures. I'm excited for those!

Enjoy your senior year ladies!

13 August 2008

Marsha & Tiffany

Oh my word these girls are gorgeous!

Marsha and Tiffany are best friends and they're so much fun to be around.

Marsha asked if I would do a photo shoot of the two of them, and I immediately said yes. On one condition: her naturally curly hair had to be huge. Success.

05 August 2008

Thirty Years of Love

My parents have now been married for 30 years.

30 YEARS!!

This is absolutely monumental. My parents have been together longer than they have not. My mom was 16 and my dad was 21 when they met. Two years later they were married. 11 months after that my oldest brother was born. Then another. Then finally they had me. Thanks guys. I appreciate it!

And even though their marriage hasn't always been perfect or easy, they've given their three children the greatest example ever. They made a commitment to each other that only death would separate them. They worked together to do whatever necessary to make sure their family's needs were met. Mom & Dad came to plays, games, church services, pinewood derbys and choir concerts. And that was just for me. They love their children, and only want the best.

And through it all, they've made Jesus the center of their relationship. Congratulations mama & papi. I am very grateful and proud of you.

03 August 2008

Colin & Amy's Wedding

My dear friend Amy Robertson got married! August 2, 2008, in Gig Harbor, WA. Absolutely beautiful ceremony and reception.

I left my house at 9:00am and didn't get back until well after midnight. It was totally worth it though. I was able to hang out with some of my favorite girls from college, see Amy marry the love of her life and I got to take some pictures while I was at it. I went down early with Holly, Christi & Adrian, as they were helping with hair and makeup. I did one person's hair and then went back to what I know: my camera. Here are a few images from the day.