Jude Elliot

Eugene, Oregon.

Meet Jude Elliot! His name means “praise God” and indeed he is a little miracle we thank Jesus for! Jude was born on May 1st weighing 5lbs and 7 oz. Now, Jude is just over 6 weeks and just hitting 8lbs! Woo hoo, GO JUDE (and the work of your awesome mom)!

The last few weeks we have been in Portland and I was able to swing down to Eugene to visit his awesome parents, Aaron and Bethany.  While there I snapped a few photos of this precious boy while catching up with his momma.  Welcome to the world Jude, we love you immensely already.

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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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Brieske’s Getting Ready

Tacoma, Wa

Some of my favorite moments are when the bride and groom are getting ready for the big day. This time of the day is typically more relaxed and the moments between family and bridal party are precious.

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith. Such peace and happiness flooded Tom and Kaitlyn this morning! Here is a start of the beautiful picture that they are continuing to build upon.

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Shiner Wedding

Olalla, WA

Beth & Doug were married at the Edgewater House a few weeks ago on a beautiful September day. This was a stunning venue right on the water. Their decor was nothing short of intimate details and stunning florals. I was obsessed with the succulent in her bouquet! This was such a fun day – from writing vows in a giant tub, many sentimental tears with family, a sassy flower girl, such close attention to details throughout the whole day, delightful food and dancing. This wedding truly was a magical day – congratulations Beth & Doug!

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Griffin Wedding

Tacoma, WA

I had the privilege to photography with my good friend and Portland photographer, Bethany Jeffery last August for the Griffin Wedding! It was such a stunning day! They were married at the University of Puget Sound’s Kilworth Chapel and had a gorgeous reception at the LeMay Car Museum that overlooked downtown Tacoma. Here is a little preview of Matt & Sammie. Congrats you two, so excited for your new journey ahead together!

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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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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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Marry Me Weekend 2015

Tacoma, WA

Marry Me Weekend is wild. This is my second year photographing for free at this event and this packed weekend is unforgettable! Life Center Church puts on an incredible weekend for a handful of couples (this year 8!) who want to get married and fully understand the commitment, but for various reasons, can not plan their ceremony. They offer a beautiful free ceremony, flowers, photography and small reception with cake for all the couples that partake in this weekend. Photographing these couples was a complete joy and I wish you all much happiness as you continue your life together in this new covenant and journey! Congratulations Marry Me Weekend Couples!

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Schallert Family

Seattle, WA

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu.

Family is one of the most precious things in this world and the gift of being together is a joy to watch. The Schallert family ventured to Seattle this past week for a family reunion. Four sets of families from across the country from various states came to see each other. It was fun to see old friends, Dianne and Steve, who have been serving in South Africa for a few years with their adorable kids and are now back in Kona, Hawaii. Blessings to you all as you enjoy your family vacation! Thanks for letting me capture some of your day in Sodo. I hope you made fabulous memories together as you explored our beautiful city and State and go back refreshed and full of joy as you celebrated being together.
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