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.

Butela2CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_20CompassArrow_Moffat8ShallertFamily_CompassArrow_2

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!

Christmas Graphics

Seattle, WA

For those of you in the church world, Christmas starts way before December. For most, preparation and brainstorming begins in the summer…or earlier. Planning for this month takes a lot of effort and time with the various events and experiences that go on. Cascade Community was on the same boat and we had been working on these for a while, tweaking as they went with ideas that blossomed. We ended with a fun watercolor theme for all of their events in December. Below is a small view of some pieces of  the Christmas media that I put together for their team, including a DVD cover.

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
ephraim7mo_4 ephraim7mo_5 ephraim7mo_6 ephraim7mo_7 ephraim7mo_8
ephraim7mo_10 ephraim7mo_11 ephraim7mo_12 ephraim7mo_13 ephraim7mo_14 ephraim7mo_15 ephraim7mo_16

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.

Jude_2 Jude_3 Jude_4 Jude_5 Jude_6 Jude_7 Jude_8 Jude_9 Jude_10 Jude_11 Jude_12 Jude_13 Jude_14

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.
hlh_8647hlh_8643hlh_8645hlh_8646hlh_8644

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!

CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_2 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_3CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_4 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_5CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_6 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_7 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_8 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_9CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_10 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_11 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_12 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_13 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_14CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_15CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_16 CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_17CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_18CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_19CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_20CompassArrow_BrayMaternity_21

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!
CompassArrow_LogermanFamily_2 CompassArrow_LogermanFamily_3 CompassArrow_LogermanFamily_4 CompassArrow_LogermanFamily_5

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!
CompassArrow_coxFamily_2CompassArrow_coxFamily_3 CompassArrow_coxFamily_4 CompassArrow_coxFamily_5

Sunset of the Season

Tacoma, WA

Tom & Kaitlyn had one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have been able to document this season on a wedding day! I am really glad they opted to sneak out during their reception for a few minutes so we could capture some of these shots!

BrieskeWedding_Sunset_2 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_3 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_4 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_5 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_6 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_7 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_8 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_9 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_10 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_11 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_12 BrieskeWedding_Sunset_13