09 May 2010

Mama's Day

Here's the story behind this shoot:

My mom is turning 50 on May 16. My aunt Angie has been planning a surprise party for my mom since February, and she did an incredible job with everything. She was able to get a bunch of their family and friends to come from all over the country for mama's celebration. I can't begin tell you how hard it was to keep this secret from her and to have to lie to her...but we did it!

To make sure that they had enough time to get everything prepped, I offered to take mom, her best friend Ree (who flew in from Michigan!) and my dad to Bothell Landing for a mini session, as part of her Mother's Day present. It worked perfectly! (Also, this was IMMEDIATELY after my session with Gabrielle...LONG DAY)

Plus, my mom was completely surprised to walk in and see her house full of people she absolutely loves.

Happy birthday, happy Mother's Day and I love you!

Gabrielle Jones - Senior

Gabrielle is a Senior at BHS, and she won the session that I auctioned for the BHS drama department. We had to reschedule a couple of times due to weather, but Saturday was one of those gorgeous Seattle summer days that make the rainy season totally worth it! So glad that we were able to get together for a wonderful session. Enjoy, Gabrielle!

07 May 2010

The Soemos!

Today starts the busiest weekend I've ever had! Andy and Sarah Soemo are two of my absolute favorite people in the world. I still remember meeting Sarah after they just moved out from Chicago, and knowing that she was going to be a friend for life. And after holding sleeping Carter for about an hour, I know that he is going to be a friend for life too! How could you not fall in love with him?

Congratulations Andy & Sarah! You are amazing parents, and I just love you bunches!