At home with the Ruchalskis

Newborn Fin has the coziest home with his new parents, and Cat is an amazing baby-cooking-and-birthing machine who had the ideal labor and delivery experience that I dreamed of and then ended up with every medical intervention under the sun. Just days after Fin’s birth she was cool, calm, and fully in a new life of motherhood. It’s such a powerful bond to witness.

I loved that it was overcast and grey on the day of this shoot — it made for such a warm and intimate feel. I love being welcomed into my clients’ homes and being a part of their space, and capturing them on their turf. It’s so honest and real and magical.


Frandelis + David | Seattle Pioneer Square Engagment Session

When Frandelis emailed telling me she and David were going to be visiting from California and wanted engagement photos with a city feel, I knew exactly where to bring them. When we met it was as if they dressed exactly for this spot — I love the way the drama of her black dress works with the concrete and cityscape behind them. Shooting in unconventional locations is so fun for me. I have a whole series called “highway love” in mind — more on that later.

Until then, enjoy these two!