There's absolutely nothing sweeter than getting to document play time by the water with a little munchkin who can barely sit still, and then give her ice cream. Honestly, this little mini family sesh was just too adorable.
This sweet family wanted a family session before embarking on their new adventures in Denver. We hit up Gasworks park for some iconic Seattle views to remember their time here. You gotta love a classic grey morning in the PNW as a way to close it out.
Grateful for the opportunity to get to photograph inspiring creatives like Catherine of Kitty Meow Boutique. It's so wonderful to connect with talented and collaborative people who are passionate about what they do and eager to carve a path for themselves. Catherine is a true gem with a fun spirit and playful vibe. We brought all of that energy into these images for the launch of her new site. It's a little bit sassy and a whole lotta fun.
It's not every day that you get to photograph such a beautiful family that you've seen grow through the years. As a lifestyle photographer I feel so lucky to get a sneak glimpse into the lives of so many terrific people. It's even more amazing when you take a step back and appreciate the relationships you've seen blossom. I first met Nicole when she was dating Eric and I was struck by her energy and positivity. I even tried to workout with her once and let's just say...she's a rock star at the gym. Anyway, they live in Magnolia so it seemed only appropriate to capitalize on the beauty of Discovery Park and the still waters of the marina to serve as our backdrop. It was so fun to capture this afternoon shoot with their little ones. As I pulled up for our session I was reminded of their wedding day and how excited she was. Here we are, years later and that spark of joy and love was still beaming out of her.
Sarah and Alexander have the sweetest love story. They met in English class in college and now they're both writers! It's amazing how pieces of life's journey start with a moment of connection. Now they're expecting a little baby boy any day now and I'm happy to share some images from our day together. If you know San Francisco you know that Golden Gate Park is often...gloomy. It is often socked in with clouds giving it a certain mood quality. On my recent visit it had been raining for days and my plan was we'll stick to the Conservatory of Flowers (indoors) but luckily the weather gods blessed us and the clouds parted for a few short hours the morning of our session.
Alexa and I met in San Francisco years ago when we met at work. We did a photo session on the streets of the mission and discussed how the city's evolution was taking its toll on us. This shared perspective on a place we had eagerly both chosen to call home instantly connected us. In the end, we both left the bay to find a better fit for ourselves. I returned to Seattle and she traveled across the globe. Her journey led her to embark on a new entrepreneurial endeavor and eventually brought her back to the West Coast for a business trip where I got to reconnect with her all these years later and do some updated portraits. I asked Alexa a bit about the experience of traveling and starting up her own business and being a young creative entrepreneur.
What's your company and why did you start it?
#ENTRYLEVELBOSS is a career coaching company for panicking job seekers. Even after doing everything "right" myself all through school--you know, good grades, good extra-curricular stuff, a couple internships--I still struggled to climb that giant mountain that is Starting Your Career. I became a career coach at age 25 because I realized that the internet broke the job search market, and nobody seemed to have noticed. #ENTRYLEVELBOSS runs virtual guided job search programs--led by yours truly--that take you from overwhelmed and underemployed to happy and hired. I'm also writing a book on the subject right now, due out in 2019. You might get well-intentioned advice from your parents' generation, but the rules of the game have changed. Even people who graduated before the recession don't 'get' how hard it is these days. It's my honor and responsibility to churn out career advice people as quickly as I learn it myself. I'm delighted to do it.
What's your favorite thing about living abroad?
The first time I spent any significant time in Europe (a whole summer in Barcelona during college), I instinctively knew it was home. I'm now very happily splitting time between London and Berlin--and answering this interview question from a café in Paris today, actually. What I love most: more eye contact, good conversation, and the warm milk served with your coffee.