Rattlesnake Lake Summer Engagement Portraits | Mary & Gabe

Mary and Gabe met the first weekend of college back on the east coast. In fact, they met at a party that ultimately got busted. When she told me this I was just so tickled. What a perfect college meet-cute. They’ll be telling their children about it one day. Ultimately, though, what bonded the two […]

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Woodinville Lavender Wedding | Dana & Nick

My favorite kind of couple is one who can laugh and be silly together. Dana and Nick are one of those couples. They always seem to be smiling, and when they are with each other, those smiles turn to blissful grins. And then Nick makes a silly face, and Dana throws her head back and […]

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West Seattle Engagement Portraits | Maria & Cyd

Maria and Cyd were one of the first couples I met with after moving to Washington. They have been planning their gorgeous wedding at Carleton Farms in Lake Stevens for a long time now, and I cannot wait to capture it all later this month! We met up for their summer engagement session at Hamilton […]

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Oroville Washington Backyard Wedding | Laura & Tim

It was a hot, sticky Saturday afternoon in Oroville, Washington. Laura and Tim got ready in two different houses sitting on the Lake Osoyoos, just below the Canadian border. Laura’s room was in the corner of her grandmother’s house, and it overlooked the yard set with a giant white tent, decorated tables, and dozens of […]

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Pike Place Market Travel Portraits | Janet & Michael

Janet and Michael came all the way from Toronto to enjoy a couple days in Seattle before boarding an Alaskan cruise, and wanted some special portraits taken around downtown to commemorate their vacation together. While the week before they arrived it seemed like the nice weather had finally come to the Pacific Northwest, the two […]

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Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

We have taken Kirby with us on several small trips. Heck, our first few hours with him were spent trekking from his foster home near the Columbia River Gorge back up to our home near Seattle. His first time sightseeing was at Multnomah Falls and he was barely 9 weeks old. He has been with […]

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Visiting Victoria, British Columbia | PNW Adventures

Last spring was my first time in Canada. We took a road trip to Vancouver with our friends visiting from New Mexico and completely fell in love with the city. Like seriously, I’d have to put Vancouver up on my top ten favorite cities in the world. Ever since that trip, we’ve been trying to […]

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Wine Country Wedding in Benton City, Washington | Michelle & Malcolm

Michelle and Malcolm are dreamers and doers. Almost exactly a year ago, we met up for their engagement session at Suntop Lookout in Enumclaw, and I learned all about the empty lot in small-town Benton City that they planned to make into their home and wedding venue over the course of the next year. And […]

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Kubota Garden Engagement Portraits | Jennifer & Chris

Jennifer and Chris met at Chuck E. Cheese. Both 18 and working their first job there, they were too shy to start talking in person. Luckily, one day Chris reached out to Jennifer on AIM (remember those days?) and as she puts it, they have been inseparable ever since. Now, twelve years later, including a […]

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Spring Engagement Portraits at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma | Dana & Nick

I am getting SO excited about Dana and Nick’s wedding at Woodinville Lavender this summer. Getting together with them at their old stomping grounds in Tacoma for some spring engagement portraits at Point Defiance Park was the perfect thing to hold us all over until the big day arrives. It was another one of those […]

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