'Twas the night before Christmas (Eve), and this little family and I met up on an unbelievably sunny December day to capture some family photos. With a 3 & 1.5-year-old you never quite know what will happen. One of my favorite things about family sessions is that the kids are usually the creative directors! Of course we pull together for a few nice family portraits, but it's fun to see what they come up with on their own. Arya was busy looking for raccoons in the tall grasses for lots of the session which was adorable and hilarious. Great family photos don't just need to happen in the summer and fall -- winter gives a unique light and beautiful glisten to nature. To learn more or to book, head over here. Enjoy the photos!
On a clear day, Alki Beach in West Seattle has the best views of the Seattle skyline that can be found. You might recognize this setting from this dreamy maternity shoot from earlier this summer. We were fortunate to have a brisk day with sun that showed off the view in all its splendor. This sweet little family was so amazing to work with. Though she's only six months old, it's plain to see that their little girl has become the world to her parents! I smiled all afternoon behind my camera as they just simply enjoyed being together and playing by the waterfront.
These two are about to become parents! I met Lyndsey over 3 years ago when we worked together, and have been lucky to get to know her over these last few years. Her love story with her husband, Nick, is a fairy tale (who ACTUALLY meets at a ski lodge and reconnects months later to then find true love?!?). And now she has not one, but TWO amazing tiny humans that she's about to bring into the world with love, kindness and warmth as a momma. So happy for them and so grateful for having had the chance to snap their maternity pics! It's amazing to take part, even in a tiny way, in a couple's story on the other side of the lens.