Tom

Seattle, WA

Tom asked me to do some portrait shots for him to have for his new book coming out this year. He told me he has never had so many photos taken of him! ha! The digital age is something else.

Snapping his head shots also made me realize, particularly in this time with the COVID-19 pandemic, how much we need to reach out and appreciate our elders. Go give them a squeeze if appropriate, ask if they need anything or give them a call. Even though it’s been a crazy time, appreciate slowing down, spending some quality time with your family and reaching out to those you love.

Emma Senior Photos

Sammamish, WA

Emma is a senior this year at Skyline High School in a suburb east of Seattle. She is actively involved in drama program there and is a bright student. She is full of grace and is wise beyond her years. I am excited to see what the future has for her! I enjoyed meeting up with her and her mom at a park near their home. The fall colors are starting to pop and I am reminded how much I love photographing during October!

Jen

Tacoma, WA

“A joyful heart is good medicine” – Proverbs 17:22.  This girl is one of my absolute favorite human beings. She is full of life and joy and can make me pee my pants laughing more than anyone I know. I haven’t done a portrait session since she visited me in Hawaii a few years ago and I was so excited to be able to do another one in Tacoma! Isn’t she one of the most gorgeous gals around? Inside and out. Love you Jen!
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Chasing Snow

Snoqualmie, WA

 

My husband and I really enjoy exploring. This past weekend I was really desiring to see some snow and go play around in the woods, so we headed to North Bend and Snoqualmie area. The coolest thing about living in Tacoma, is that you are right on the water and a quick drive to the mountains. Makes for a lot of fun adventures and beautiful scenary in whatever season. I usually try to convince everyone I like to move here, because I just have so much adoration for this, place plus having all your friends in one place is kind of nice.

Adventures with my husband tend to lead to lots of frames of Trevor. He is such a sport though and puts up with me. Plus, he is just the most handsome man alive so it’s only natural. AMEN?

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Leah

Tacoma, WA

Meet the beautiful Leah from Gig Harbor High School! She is a Senior this year and we ventured downtown Tacoma for her Senior photo session. It was a beautiful crisp fall day and perfect for this shoot! Class of 2015 watch out!

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Kay & Secret Locations

I have been literally DYING to go venture here. I won’t lie to you, the amount of preconceived excitement and joy I had over this place is a little nutty/borderline obsessive. I saw an image randomly online on someone’s blog of this bridge and figured it had to be in Washington or Oregon because of the type of trees (and clear epic-ness of course). Weeks of asking around and researching went by before I figured out the name of the bridge through a brilliant friend! So with a small hint of the location, Kay and I hopped in my Subi and went on a hunt to find this place. Luckily, we didn’t get too lost and had a magical afternoon exploring one of Washington State’s best kept secrets.
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Lynnéa

Tacoma, WA

Autumn is here! For the Northwest, that means the tree’s start changing into fiery colors. So where we lack in sunlight, the tree’s make up for it with their vibrancy! Lynnéa is a spirited person full of compassion. She is currently an intern at Life Center. Native to these lands, she fits in well here and embraces these rustic streets. We did a little photo shoot on the hilltop today and had fun in this crisp weather!l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9

Haiti: United Hearts Orphanage

Montrouis, Haiti

I had the amazing opportunity to go to Haiti again a few months ago to help do media projects with my talented friend, Timothy Euken. The orphanage we stayed at truly touched our lives! I was able to do portraits of all the children and put together a book for future sponsorship in the States. United Hearts takes care of many young children that have either been abandoned or lost their parents. United Hearts also has a school during the day that’s soul purpose is to educate the orphans as well as children in the community that surrounds them. We also were able to put together this video below – take a moment to watch it and share it with friends!

 

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