The Art of Being Book Design

My husband wrote a book this year! This was a really fun project with being able to design the cover, do the book layout and formatting and social media promotional. Here is a little snip-bit about the book:

What is the good life? What is our ultimate aim as humans? What is the end to which we are created?

These are the questions that each of us have to answer to be able to draw lifelong meaning and purpose. Yet they are also questions that constantly bombard us in our everyday scrolling as edenic-like images beckon us to do more, be better and work harder so that we can project an identity in the midst of a chaotic world.

What if there was another invitation in the midst of our cultural moment? An invitation that is not merely something unique to our modern world but in uniformity with the ages of the past from a story about our shared origins in opening pages of the biblical scriptures. A misunderstood story from our ancestors that invites us to just….be.

A countercultural invitation to form our lives to a different end. To a life patterned and postured around the presence of God, injected into the everyday rhythms and routines of life. The everpresent invitation of our true Father to find purpose in His Presence.

If you are interested in picking up a copy or for more inside layout details, you can find it here on Amazon – shipping available worldwide.

Blake & Hery’s Engagement at St. Edwards Park

Kenmore, WA

Blake & Hery’s engagement session was the perfect way to capture their joy-filled relationship. I met up with these two last weekend right before Easter for a fun photo session to celebrate their engagement at St. Edwards Park. This was such a fun precursor to their upcoming wedding next month! The way these two interact with one another and laugh nonstop is something special to observe. They had smiles on their faces the entire time and a delightful charm. I absolutely adore these two and their hearts. They are both compassionate, wise, self-less individuals who truly want the best for others. I am so excited to capture their wedding this upcoming month and honored to be part of this season of their life. Congratulations future Mr & Mrs Valley!

Baby Bree

Puyallup, WA

Bree Willow was born last month on August 3rd. She was quite happy in her momma’s tummy, being a solid two weeks late! But she made her debut and what a beauty she is! Bree was born 7lbs 11oz, and 21 inches long and well loved. Her mom has been one of my oldest friends, and I am so thrilled for Kay and Ryan as they enter into new territory as parents with this gorgeous little girl! They are doing an incredible job and it is so fun to see this stage of life. Welcome to the world baby Bree! I am so excited to watch you grow over the years!

Jono Senior Photos

Snohomish, WA

Jono is a Covid-19 graduate of the Class of 2021! He has a heart of gold, is wicked smart and a stunning smile! It was so fun to venture up to Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish to do his senior photos last month. He has had a huge interest in electronics and building robots, which he has lettered in with his team! I loved his patch on his letterman jacket for this year with the Covid-19 stamp. Even though they could not attend finals this year, where I am  sure they would be champions again – Jono made the most of it. Go Grizzlies!

Malcolm X said, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”  I am honored that Jono is one of the bright kids leading us into our future world. He is going to make this place a lot better and I am excited for what the future holds for him in his college and career prospects!  Jono’s life story is already unfolding into a beautiful start and what’s next is going to be even greater!

Graduation may look a little different this year – families and friends will gather for a toast remotely from a safe distance as students toss their caps collectively over the video chat. What a strange season. Regardless, graduation will always be a time to celebrate your favorite student’s accomplishments and the exciting things that lay ahead in their futures. Senior pictures don’t have to be put on hold, so book your session this week for a beautiful fall backdrop!