kids

Colten Turns 1!

This sweet guy was an absolute delight.  I really enjoyed his hilarious and expressive face when I was able to document his cake smash for his first birthday.  These are easily becoming some of my favorite photo shoots and I had a blast celebrating Colten's first year by watching him feed ducks, find every stick on site and completely flip over his cake, all while wearing amazing bright orange suspenders (my absolute favorite accessory for any boy). Happiest Birthday, Colten!

Star Wars Party

This was my first time to capture a themed birthday party as an actual photo shoot.  I think I am now addicted.  There was not a dull moment!  Watching children meet and interact with some of their favorite characters in a smaller setting with all of their friends was incredible.  Their faces lit up when they got to train to become a Jedi.  There were face paintings, costumes, magic tricks, snacks galore and lots of laughter.  I think everyone attending had an incredible time (including many of the parents) minus the dog who wanted to eat Darth Vader.  This Star Wars party was an absolute blast and I am so thankful to my friend, Jen, and her sweet family for letting me come and document the fun.

H family. 

I know I say this with almost every post of my family shoots, but honestly, could this family be any more adorable?  I think not.  

This shoot in particular was very meaningful to me.  This family has been so welcoming and gracious to Nick and I from the first month we moved to Seattle and we cannot thank them enough for sharing their wisdom and insights about marriage, photography, and parenting.  We are so thrilled that God brought us to this city if even for a short time because we have met some of the most remarkable people.  We love you H family and are so excited to meet baby boy #3 soon!