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!

Abram Turns 3!

Seattle, WA

This year has been wild – it’s our second Covid-19 birthday in our family. Sadly, it means a very small party with just us, but we still have a lot of love to give this little boy! Abram requested a Paw Patro themed party, which is fitting since this summer he is either naked 24/7 or determined to wear his Marshall costume if he deems clothes necessary. I am so blessed to call this little joy my son. You make all of us laugh each day, you have a compassionate heart and a mighty will! We are so privileged to be your parents, watch you grow and love you in the process. Happy Birthday, Abe, we love you so much!

Reminisce with me and click to see Abrams newborn photos and  six months portraits. 

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!

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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A New Wild Adventure

Monroe, WA

We have been a little MIA lately in the Compass Arrow world. The past few months have been packed with moving to a northern suburb of Seattle, my husband starting to pastor at a different church, launching a new blog, & did I mention baby baby baby things? Our little guy will be here in a few short months!

I am now almost 34 weeks, which makes my tummy gigantic, short winded breathing to do even the simplest of tasks and sweet, well lets be honest – sometimes painful kicks and jabs constantly from baby. I’m growing a part Japanese mini-ninja. I seem to be waddling more than walking, and misjudging my circumference as I bump into counters and knock things over on tables. I have the bruises to prove it. Lets not forget that unfortunate peeing-when-you-laugh-or-sneeze phenomenon or feeling like you can take a nap in just about any situation.

Pregnancy is a really unique experience, but life is a joy and I can’t imagine it any other way. Baby is super healthy and that is all this new mom can ever ask for. He is almost full term, weighing in at a little over 4lbs and 17inches long! What a champ.

Now that we are getting settled into our new home, a nursery area was undoubtedly in the works. We themed his space from the book, “Where the Wild Things Are” and anticipate a whole new adventure ahead for our family has he enters this world soon. Any guesses on his name? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with an “E”.

So with that, we will continue to be a little MIA until baby “E’s” arrival as our family adjusts with this precious gift of life and new season in our life. Feel free to e-mail us for inquiries as we will continue to schedule photography sessions for the upcoming spring (starting in May) and into the summer/fall. You can still follow us for more constant posts on our facebook page and be on the look out for updates with our growing family!

I am sure I will start to be THAT mom who posts a scary amount of adorable newborn pictures, but I’ll try to keep it contained. Maybe. If he looks anything like his dad, you all just may want to unfollow me now if you can’t handle the abundance of cuteness about to be posted. Watch out for those cute almond asian eyes and sleepy funny faces.

Happy love month from ours to yours. May you take this time to celebrate the precious gifts around you.
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Bray Maternity

Snoqualmie, WA

Holly & Derek are now a party of three! We ventured up to the mountains last weekend to chase some snow. It was such a blast and a magical holiday experience! Holly is only two weeks apart from my own pregnancy and it has been such a treasure to walk with her through this new adventure! The Bray’s are also having a little boy coming this March. I am so stinking excited for them and to also gain a play partner for our babe. 😉 Congratulations Holly & Derek!

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Logerman Family

Tacoma, WA

Here is another sneak peak of the Logerman family mini photo session for the holiday season! If you are interested there is still time until December 1 to schedule your family appointment today!

Mini: $200
20 minute shoot
Access to online gallery for print orders
CD or USB of all images
Printing Release & Rights
Linen 8×8, 20 page Album ($225 value)
Full: $400
45 minute shoot
Access to online gallery for print orders
CD or USB of all images
Linen 10×10, 20 page Album ($300 value)
Printing Release & Rights

For inquiries contact us today!
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Cox Family

Tacoma, WA

This last weekend was full of mini sessions for a special I was running for the Holiday’s! This week I will be showing a little glimpse of some of the family sessions and today’s is the Cox Family! If you are interested there is still time until December 1 to schedule your family appointment today!

Mini: $200
20 minute shoot
Access to online gallery for print orders
CD or USB of all images
Printing Release & Rights
Linen 8×8, 20 page Album ($225 value)
Full: $400
45 minute shoot
Access to online gallery for print orders
CD or USB of all images
Linen 10×10, 20 page Album ($300 value)
Printing Release & Rights

For inquiries contact us today!
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Layla Turns One

Tacoma, WA

Sweet Layla turns ONE at the end of this month! Her parents gave her a big cupcake that she got to have all by herself! I love watching the curiosity, suspicion and joy as these littles figure out what to do with their cake. Happy Birthday Layla! Can’t wait to watch you grow and continue to take big steps all by yourself. CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0010CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0001 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0017 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0021 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0039 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0042 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0052 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0066 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0070 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0073 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0077 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0079 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0080 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0082 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0089 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0092 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0103 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0107 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0113 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0115 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0116 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0120 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0135 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0138 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0150 CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0170CompassArrow_Layal1yr_0152

Butela Family

Tacoma, WA

Sometimes you have to get a good cry out, create a few silly faces, try and eat a few rocks, be bribed by your mom that you’ll have a yummy treat afterwards if you behave, and have a good run around with your siblings before you can try and sit down to get your photo taken. However, the honest photos of what life looks like with all of you, are always the better than a posed one. Anderson, Quinn & Charlie are all their own personalities and it was so fun to see them each express themselves during this shoot!

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