Burns Family - Volunteer Park

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I’ve photographed this awesome family since their first kiddo, and now they’ve blossomed into a powerhouse party of 5. Beth and James always crack me up with their humor every session we have, and it’s clear that they’ve passed on that silliness to their 3 girls. These ladies didn’t keep still for more than a second as we ran all around Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. I was lucky if I even caught the blurs they were that fast.

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This go around we had our beautiful family session in the fall so the dahlia garden was in full bloom and there were some autumn leaves in various parts of the park. Generally speaking though, the lush greens were the perfect backdrop for these sweet sister moments.  Watching the dynamics between siblings and also with their parents was hilarious. All personalities were in full display, including the newbie to the bunch, Chloe who kept her cool under pressure the entire time.

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Bowe Family - Washington Arboretum

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Being a twin must be such an interesting experience. You were born together, you know each other better than anyone else and you probably at times think that you have telepathy. What about when you’re a toddler and a twin? I recently photographed little Brooklyn and Lucy and their awesome parents for a fall family photo session over at the Washington Park Arboretum, and I just kept thinking, what is going on in your sweet little minds? Do you have some kind of radar on one another?

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I was especially struck by how much they had grown since last year and how their personalities were on a new level. Little Lucy kept smiling for the camera and pausing to spend time with all the leaves and twigs, and Brooklyn was clearly very adventurous and just wanted to go explore the park. She revealed her smiles quickly and sneakily as though she knew I wanted nothing but to catch one in action.

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For those who live in Seattle, if you haven’t been over to the arboretum yet, I highly recommend it for a little autumn fun with beautiful fall foliage.  I recently learned they have these fantastic seasonal tour maps (scroll down a bit on the page) of the park that are broken out by month so you can know what the plants, leaves, and trees are up to at any given time. Very helpful and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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Peterson Family - San Mateo

San Francisco Newborn Family Photography

Hello world! Meet little Elliott! He’s the little sweetheart belonging to proud parents Sarah and Alexander. Earlier this year I got to have a maternity shoot with them and hear all about their plans for parenthood. I remember how much they were brimming with excitement and ready for this transformative moment. Fast forward to our newborn session and we came full circle. It was beautiful to see them taking on their new roles with so much love and exuberance. They read Elliott books, sang nursery rhymes and smiled at him with such bright eyes. Naturally, he beamed right back. This little hugger is a sweet pea with such a gentle disposition. Can't wait to watch him grow and grow. Congrats to the Peterson family.

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Lovold Family - Lands End

San Francisco Family Photography Lands End

Photographing with Andrew and Dyana over at Lands End in San Francisco was such a moody and beautiful treat. Across town it was sunny and warm, but over in the city near the coast, it was overcast and downright chilly. Dru used to be my desk-mate way back in the day at an ad agency in Seattle. And by chance we all moved to San Francisco close to the same time and I got super lucky and they trusted me to shoot their engagement photos and their wedding (in wine country, omg). Now, they’ve put down Bay Area roots and brought little Grey into the world. He just turned 2 and he was running around like a lightning bolt during our entire session. As any parent with a toddler knows, getting them to be still for a millisecond is not a thing. For me, a non-parent, it is an entertaining challenge to be presented with to say the least. How do you capture moments when the moment is streaking past you at the speed of light? Or worse, refusing to come near you at all. Thankfully, there are tricks and lots of them. Trick #1, bring a diversion (or twelve) in the form of bubbles and toys or anything that will hold their attention for even a fraction of a second (shutter speeds y’all, that’s all you need). Trick #2, have incredible and chill parents that know letting their kid loose in a park will keep him the most happy. Trick #3, high fives and flowers forever. There’s no simpler way I’ve found to get a little one to engage with you than to have them pick a flower for you or give you a high five. It works 99.9% of the time! I can’t express how fun it is to watch friends go through life phases and to be alongside to help capture the memories just makes me one of the luckiest peeps around. Thank you amazing Lovold family. Love you guys.

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San Francisco Family Photography Lands End

Rossilli Family - Bailey Farm

Seattle Family Photography Snohomish Farm Lifestyle

When it comes to the Rossilli Family, there's so much to love, there aren't enough words. I love these guys so much. This is our second shoot together and it did not disappoint. We adventured out to Snohomish to Bailey Farms to snag some amazing u-pick vegetables and flowers and we were treated to the most beautiful morning.  The sisterhood bonds are strong with these ones.

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Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms
Seattle Family Lifestyle Photography Snohomish Bailey Farms

Rittenmyer Family - Discovery Park

Seattle Family Photography Discovery Park

I've known the Rittenmyer crew for years now and I have to say I appreciate them in so many ways.  They're the kind of friends who are just there for you. Geo has let me borrow lenses from time to time and has offered some much needed advice on my photography path and Chelsea has been an absolute rock of a friend both at work and outside of the office. When it comes to knowing where I'll be during the end of the world, it's settled that I'll be in the general vicinity of their basement, which thankfully is a mere 5 blocks away from my place. So it shouldn't come as a shock that I had an absolute blast photographing their family at Discovery Park. We opted for another early morning shoot to capture the magical light of summer sunrise in the Pacific Northwest. Our call time? 5:30am. Who knew this would lead to a quiet and rather sleepy little boy who typically has no problem smiling and hamming it up. Thankfully it took a little time, a couple of snacks, and a pinecone gathering to wake him right up and make our session incredibly memorable. I'm so lucky to call them friends. Bah! Summer shoots are the best y'all.  

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Seattle Family Photography Discovery Park
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Seattle Family Photography Discovery Park
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