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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.

 

Marsa, Jerry & Kai | Woodland Seattle Family Session

Sometimes you don't have to drive hours and hours to get to the perfect location.  This lovely wooded spot is actually right in Mill Creek, WA.  It's one of my favorite spots to go for a walk or jog, and made for an awesome photo spot.  Close parking, short walk, whole thing said and done in just over an hour.  :)

I'm booking up fall spots for family photos now!  Please reach out for more information or to grab your time. 

 

Seattle Motherhood Session | Discovery Park

I think it's equal parts anticipation of our little one and the wonder of the bond between mothers and children, but I'm absolutely LOVING motherhood photo sessions.  It's such a great gift to give to yourself and to your children.  I've talked to many friends and we all feel like we don't have enough photos of ourselves with our own moms.  Just a few here and there from birthday parties and vacations, if we're lucky!  There's something so magical about these to me -- the subject is so specific, tangible and deeply felt.  Full family sessions are wonderful, and I highly recommend a yearly session for young families, but motherhood sessions feel unique and special.  I loved watching these two interact and just spend a warm sunny evening hanging out, nothing else to do but be there together in that moment.  That alone is a win in our busy daily lives!  Hope you love them as much as I do.

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