Category archives: Blog

Nature Mama

Nature Mama
Wow - I know my last post (umm....forever ago) said the same thing, that "it's been forever since I've posted", but there ya go. For some reason I have really fallen behind on posting sessions in 2018. So, I'm going to be posting a bit of a backlog...but this is very recent, and I've had some really fun pregnancy sessions lately, so I'm going to start with this. Maddy[...]

Alex & Brandon

Alex & Brandon
Oh. My. Goodness. Although I have been on the Olympic Peninsula, and have shot there, somehow I have managed to miss the Hoh Rainforest. When Brandon contacted me from out of state to say that he and his fiance Alex wanted to elope there, I of course was excited...but I had no idea how magical this place was going to be. They had actually never been there either[...]

Megan + McCay

Megan + McCay
After their engagement session, I was so looking forward to seeing them again when they flew out for their wedding 8 months later. They didn't disappoint - I was in love with the details and decor for their big day, and all the thoughtful touches that graced the whole event. The florals were just divine - and the color palette, the geode place markers (she even gave m[...]

Rococo Dreams

Rococo Dreams
Sometimes my ideas tell a story, sometimes they make a statement, and sometimes they are just built around a color palette, a feeling, or an element of nature. About three years ago I started thinking about doing a conceptual shoot with a Rococo vibe (I love the colors, the motifs, the sheer over-the-topness of it), but like most of my ideas it didn't see the light of[...]

Red Salon Aveda Holiday Show

Red Salon Aveda Holiday Show
Another super fun holiday artwalk show put on by Red Salon Aveda here in Anacortes. Showcasing the paintings of Terry MacDonald (also used as the backdrops for these images), the ah-mazing team of Rainchild Stylist, Kelsey Ekstrom, Astrid Wight and Corinna Carter who created these looks inspired by the paintings on display that evening. Always so much fun to be a part[...]

Alex & Brandon E-Session

Alex & Brandon E-Session
This was a bit of an unusual engagement session, in that Alex and Brandon were coming from out of state ...for their elopement. They wanted to squeeze in an e-session a day or two before we were to meet out in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula for their little ceremony. We were welcomed by a bit of a rainy day (it being April in the PNW), but they kept relat[...]

Megan + McCay E-Session

Megan + McCay E-Session
Because I have been so remiss about posting on my blog this past year (ever since I discovered Instagram everything else has suffered!), I am just now posting this gorgeous E-Session from this past summer...and today I am shooting their wedding. This couple flew in from out of state for both their engagement session and their wedding, and I had the honor of getting to[...]

Cassandra + Carlo

Cassandra + Carlo
This was such a sweet, small gathering on a windy bluff on the coast of Oahu. What made it really fun though was stopping at some of their everyday spots to take pics....like the grocery store, gas station, and even the laundromat (yeah, that got some stares).  Just before the ceremony began, the gathering was interrupted by the surprise arrival of the police - who we[...]

Fine Art Creative Portraits {And a new website!}

Fine Art Creative Portraits {And a new website!}
So - I have just launched my new website in an effort to highlight a new direction I am taking my business. While weddings and various types of contemporary portraiture are still my mainstay, I have been making more and more room for something (for lack of a better descriptor) I am calling "Fine Art Creative Portraits". This type of portrait has been a natural outg[...]

Genevieve + Aaron

Genevieve + Aaron
What a lovely little beach wedding this was! And it is always an honor to photograph another photographer's wedding...especially one as lovely as Genevieve. Just an intimate little ceremony on the beach on Whidbey Island, followed by a little portrait adventure before cake cutting at Dirty Dan's in Bellingham. It really was perfection - casual and sweet and fun! [...]

Amanda + David

Amanda + David
Oh my goodness...this wedding was just an emotional roller coaster... Amanda had lost her father, and in his place at the ceremony was a framed picture of the two of them - which she stopped and kissed on her way down the aisle. The sense of his presence for her throughout the day was palpable...and though many tears were shed during the ceremony and later during toas[...]

Aimee + Sean

Aimee + Sean
I know it has been a while since I've posted a wedding - been so busy I just have let the whole blog post thing slide! But Aimee and Sean were two of the sweetest, most down-to-earth couples I have seen, and I decided it was time to start catching up! It was so lovely to see two people enjoy their wedding day with such ease. I think one of my favorite moments was when[...]

Darian + Bo

Darian + Bo
Such a fun engagement session with this couple...we (well, mostly they) climbed around the top of Mt Erie for some shots that I ended up just loving, and then we did a little more of the same down under the Deception Pass bridge. We all just stood there in awe of how beautiful this place where we live is - if you haven't taken the little trail down, you really should.[...]