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I love getting to meet a friend’s family. It’s one of those great things when you can actually see where they might have gotten some of their physical traits or their personality quirks from. To even get to see them fit within their family dynamics is kind of a special treat. That’s a life-long relationship […]

I had my first “double-header” over the Thanksgiving holidays with the Garrett and Fulton families. I was initially contacted for a family session, and then Cynthia connected for portraits, so we did them back to back. It’s always a treat getting to meet new people and learn their stories and interests and this shoot was […]

When I got a photo inquiry that included the sentence, “One of the reasons I wanted to book through you was I saw you had some cat pictures on your homepage,” well, I knew this was going to be a momentous family session. I met Vanessa and her awesome family through a couple of mutual […]

Team Fanelli always shows up looking cute for a photo shoot and this year was no different. Little Scarlett dawned a fuzzy cozy pink vest and sweet bow for her hair while her teeny tiny sister Lorelai had an amazing headwrap on. It was inspo for me too on these chilly morning shoots. I think […]

How do you prepare for a fall photo shoot with completely unknown weather variables in the Pacific Northwest? As a general rule, just prepare for any and all of it. Coats, vests, blankets, whatever is necessary for the elements. Will it rain? Probably. Is that ok? It all depends on you, but generally, I like […]

I recently had the honor of photographing Dan and Steve in their beautiful home on a lovely Southern California day and bonus, Dan’s sister Effie was visiting from Israel, so we got lots of photos of all of them. A person’s home says so much. It’s where we find our comforts and create special memories. […]

Team Windemuth wanted fall foliage for this year’s family session.  Additionally, mom (Gina) had a very specific request given we’d be photographing her two wild and adorable boys, please give them room to run around.  Thankfully I had just the place, and the autumn leaves and weather cooperated with our shoot date. We ended up […]

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated over the course of several days. It begins on October 31st and ends on November 2nd. During this time friends and family gather to remember and celebrate their deceased loved ones. Below I share a little of how I’ll be celebrating this year and share […]

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 […]

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 […]