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Her older sister looked at me with excited eyes and exclaimed “Amba!  Baby Iza-bella inside!”.  We had just finished getting a few absolutely adorable pictures of Abigail when she heard her sister had woken up.  We quickly ascended the stairs to where Abigail’s 7 day old sister awaited her first photography shoot.   There is nothing more endearing (and terrifying!) as a new big sister.  They are full of love and curiosity as they cuddle their infant sibling.  It’s beautiful, until they go for the eyes.  They always go for the eyes.  But as far as big sisters go, Abigail is going to be a great one.  And as far as little sisters go, Isabella is beautifully serene. 

Isabella was a wonderful model!

This is one of my favorites!

I LOVE how Abigail is looking at Isabella’s hand

The big sister

Thank you Burlando’s for the joy of working with your family, and specifically your girls.  They are such a joy!  Congratulations on your newest addition.  She is absolutely wonderful!

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It’s interesting the places you find your soul mate.  It’s always unexpected, and always a cherished story.  I found mine in an old friend, someone who had walked beside me for years when suddenly my eyes were opened.  Heather found her’s on a dance floor.  I’m not sure that’s the first meeting for them, but I know they fell in love as they danced.  Full of laughter and fun, it seems dancing is the perfect place to have their enthusiasm for life take expression and lead to love.

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I loved the contrast of the embroidered leaves of her dress against the real thing

I must tell you, this is my favorite picture!!  Thank you Heather for being willing to get so close to the bumble bees!

And the one that made her laugh and fall in love…

Isn’t Heather’s look precious?

I love diamonds and flowers, so why not put them together?

I’m into the laughter.  I really am.

Again, another of my favs…

The best way to end is to start where they began.  Dancing.

John and Heather, you are beautiful together and we loved working with you.  Thank you for letting us join in your day!

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The weather was warm and the sun bright.  Pink frills and decorations surrounded the yard, all exclaiming a first birthday was about to be celebrated.  A beautiful cake and appetizers lined the kitchen counter, waiting for the guests to arrive.  The birthday girl was unsure of what was about to transpire – although being one was sure it was all about her anyway.  Her white dress with perfectly pink accents distinguished her as the champion of the party.  A wonderful way to celebrate Kennedi turning one.

After having the privilege to photograph Kennedi’s first year, her parents invited me to capture her very first birthday with a few pictures before the party, and a few during.    It was a ton of fun to be able to watch this little beauty transform over the last year.  I can’t wait to work with her again in the future.  Happy Birthday Kennedi!!

Oh, and I had to show you this cake!  Isn’t it absolutely adorable?

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Carrie, Hannah’s mom, and I were chatting about names after she saw my last post about Calvin.  She was glowing with love as she looked at Hannah, telling me about her name.  “It was right after I became a Christian when I was 17” she said, the sound of the movie “Annie” quietly playing in the background as the older two girls rested after a long day.  “I read the story of Hannah and knew I wanted to name my daughter that someday”.  And so this little bundle of joy bears the name Hannah Hope, after a woman who put her entire hope in God.    A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

Mother and daughter

This is by far one of my most favorite pictures!


And the Buddha Belly…

Cheethams, thank you so much for this opportunity to work with your little one!  We guys are wonderful!!

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Purpose behind names is so important to me.  Ask Mike.  We’ll be sitting watching TV and I’ll hear a new name, and I have to look up the meaning.     And it’s not necessarily the meaning, it can be why you were named something.  Like Mike and I’s middle names are both family names, and I love that!  So when I learned that the 4 day old I was photographing was named Calvin, and I saw on his bookshelf a work by John Calvin next to “Good Night Moon” I realized he was destined for great things.

And can I tell you I also love taking pictures of newborns when they’re so new! I mean, four days old is right out of the oven!  And what a handsome baby at that.

I LOVE his smile!

Another smiley one…

I got to admit, this is one of my favorites

To counteract the smiles, I had to show you he was a real baby…

Siegmunds, your son is handsome.  And your love for him fills your home.  I’m so excited for you and your new family!

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There is something intrinsically lovely about spring.  Flowers not only bloom on the ground, but they take over the trees as well!  Finally you can start leaving your winter jacket on the hanger, and grab a lighter scarf.  I look forward to it every year!  You can finally let winter go and move into the vibrance of spring.

And to make it even more lovely, add in 6 month old Isabelle.  Full of giggles and smiles.  It doesn’t feel all that long ago that we were doing her newborn shoot.  It’s amazing how fast she’s grown (not like it’s anything new that babies grow, but you know what I mean)!  She continues to become such a beautiful girl!

This is one of my absolute favorites of the day….

You got to get some goofiness into every shoot…

Millers, it’s always a pleasure working with you!  I can’t wait for Isabelle’s next shoot!

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I’ve lived all of my life in Washington, less college, and I’ve never seen it rain like it has in the last few months.  It probably wouldn’t matter to me all that much, except I’m a photographer that likes to shoot outside.

To honor the patriarch of the family, we set up a family shoot with the Holmes family.  Saturday was fast approaching, and the rain was stalking our weekend.  The only other day I prayed so hard for it not to rain was my own outdoor wedding.  Saturday I woke up to the sound of down pour.  My heart sank.  I drove to Kirkland in the rain, with no sign of it letting up.  I pulled up to the park, and suddenly, the clouds parted!  It was like my prayers had been stuck in the clouds and finally made their way through!  The one hour without rain that day was the hour of our family shoot.

And look at this handsome man!  Well worth the rain stopping for…

And his lovely family

Thank you all for such a fun day!  It was great working with you!

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