Baby Archer

Gig Harbor, WA

A few years ago I shot newborn photos for the Chang Family when their daughter Madeleine was born. Julia and Lee just welcomed their third child, Archer to the family a little less than a month ago! So I took a trip to their home in Gig Harbor to photograph Archer and their family while relatives were visiting. I had such a fun time catching up, seeing the growth of their kids and meeting little Archer! I just L-O-V-E newborns! There is nothing like a fresh baby and I was so privileged be part of their day last week. Welcome to the world baby Archer!

Lin Family Mini Shoot

Seattle, WA

Piper has become a good friend and role-model when it comes to motherhood. She and Gary have four beautiful little children. Her littlest is a little younger than Ephraim, which has made for some fun play dates. This past year has been so fun to get to know their adorable little family more. Last December we ventured to the UW library on a foggy morning and around the common ground to do a quick mini-shoot – because how else can you keep young ones attention for more than 20 minutes? Good job Lin family!

Last Minute Holiday Mini Sessions!

Seattle, WA

Halloween is past and now we begin to settle into the holiday season. Before you start panicking about sending out your Christmas cards, let me help you get some cute photos of you and yours.

Rain or shine, we will meet  you at Green Lake Park for a quick mini session of your family. It will be so painless that the potential rain won’t even bother you and it’s just quick enough to keep your little’s attention. Schedule your session today before slots fill up!

$150 for a 20 minute shoot and 10 digital delivered to your inbox through a custom family gallery.

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Abram Newborn

I am very late to the game (3 months) to post the newborn photos of our new baby boy – Abram Lynn who was born August 6th.

Names have power. There is something to a name that gets to the core of who we are. A name comes loaded with meaning, history and the bestowers hopes for who they are naming. Trevor and I have worked hard to pray, seek the Lord and discern who we believe each of our sons original designs. By original design we mean discovering how God has intended our little one to be before we have met him or her face-to-face. We believe God forms all little one’s innate with personality and possibilities that we can discover while they are still in the womb. So with this we came to Abram Lynn for our new boys name.

Abram – Early on in the story of the bible we are introduced to one of the key figures…Abram or later known as Abraham. Before God’s people were a multi-ethnic global family they were a nation (Israel) and before this they were a family line stemming from the person of Abram. When Abram steps on the scene the world is a mess. Rebellion, destruction and sin had been the dominant theme in the early chapters of Genesis as God’s creation attempted to “make a name for ourselves (Gen. 11:4)” apart from their creator. But out of nowhere in the midst of rebellion came on the scene one who would faithfully respond to God’s call.

We do not know much about Abram’s backstory before Genesis 12 but nonetheless his response to God is nothing but remarkable. God gives Abram a call to “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Gen. 12:1-3).” Out of nowhere Abram is given a call to leave all he has ever known with a promise that God would be the one to personally “make your name great (Gen. 12:2)” and that ALL people on earth will be blessed through this man’s call. With this all we are told is that “Abram went, as the Lord had told him (Gen. 12:4).” We aren’t let into his internal wrestling or how he came to the decision to go but that he went. And with this decision of faith came a decision that would have ramifications for all people and would cement Abram/Abraham’s legacy as one of the greats of our faith.

Lynn – Lynn was Trevor’s late father’s first name. His father would pass away dramatically a month before Trevor was to start his freshman year of college as he would quickly develop pneumonia that became septic, attacking many of his vital organs and eventually taking his life. Abram’s birth is a little more than seven years since his father’s passing.

Trevor’s dad was the hardest worker he knew. Growing up with his dad passing away when he was young and his mom an immigrant from Japan who barely knew any english, he had to fight and earn much of what he had in this life. His work ethic came out as he walked on at WSU for football, paid his own way through college to get his degree in Landscape architecture, started his own architecture firm at 27 (that he would run until the day he died), coached and never missed one sporting event of this three sons and made tremendous sacrifices to get his sons through college so that they could have better starts then he did. Trevor’s dad was/is one of our hero’s and one of Trevor’s greatest inspirations. And with this we saw it fitting to name our son Abram Lynn.

We do not know what the future holds for little Abram Lynn but one thing we do know is that he carries the name and legacy of two great men who paved the way for many to discover the fullness of life in the human experience. Our prayer is that all of his days he would carry these names as a part of his identity and that he would even become half the men these two were….because even that would mean he turned out a great man.

Martin Family

Seattle, WA

This is one spectacular family who are near to our hearts. Kaj & Janell have three beautiful children: Phoebe, Asha & Luke. They pastor at Living Way Foursquare in North Seattle and have been huge influences on our life and their community. I had the honor to do a family session of them for their Christmas card. We ventured to Golden Gardens Park in Seattle on a beautiful crisp day. The sun broke out through the clouds just in time! They were troopers and were able to overcome the chill!

Schertzinger Family

Seattle, WA

This week was the close of all the mini-sessions and next week I will post some more as Christmas cards start filling mail boxes. Today, I wanted to feature the Schertzinger family who were the last session this month. What a day to end it off with all the rain and snow yesterday! We truly have entered winter. The Schertzinger’s braved the weather and still made some memories happen! We went to Bothell Landing Park which is full of beautiful trees, a unique bridge and a winding river. Despite the weather, the girls had happy smiles and the eldest, Lily, just kept saying how much she loved her parents. The cute factor was full force.

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Ephraim 7 Months

Seattle, WA

There have been a lot of changes around our house hold the past month. Ephraim has started to venture into eating solid foods, he has grown into a master crawler and as of last week has been pulling himself up onto everything! Which has unfortunately lead to a few bumps and bruises, hence the Harry Potter bruise below. We don’t photoshop the real life things around here. ephraim7mo_1 ephraim7mo_2
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Moffat Family

Gig Harbor, WA

“Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

Tony, Sage, Kyler & Kole are an adorable family who I have loved to photograph over the past few years. Kole is already TWO! I feel like it was just last summer when we did his one year photos. Of course, we scheduled the one day that it wasn’t 1,000 degrees out last August. The poor babes were shivering with runny noses from the wind. They all were champs though and did a great job smiling for the camera in between some play time.

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Ephraim’s 5 Month

Seattle, WA

We moved, we had weddings almost every weekend this month and in between that I almost forgot to do his 5 month photos. Since he is my main subject these days, I thought I’d delight you in a few of his many faces. Ephraim is growing like a weed and each day I try my best to just soak in the moments to cuddle and take in every inch of his baby phase! I feel like next time I blink he will be walking.

Ephraim found his voice this month. Scream talking and letting us know every detail of his day has become the new routine. Giggles, screeches and jabber. He observes every little detail and I love watching him explore the world and people around him. He hams it up with all the ladies and likes to gently rough house with the boys. He is flipping and rolling all across the room and starting to scoot in his walker. Happy 5 Months little E!

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Ephraim is ONE Month!

Seattle, WA

My baby boy turned 1 month old today! I can’t believe the milestones are already happening.  Ephraim is a lot more social, locking eyes and starting to make fun noises accompanied by big grins or stink faces. Big stretches and deep snuggles after a full tummy from nursing are some of my favorite moments with baby E. Happy 1 month little man!

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