I was so glad to do this shoot at Discovery Park in Seattle and meet this happy newlywed couple. Their October wedding is right around the corner and I'm really excited to capture this beautiful event for them. Hannah + Kilian's love and belonging to eachother shines bright in these photos!
Hannah + Kilian's Wedding
Megan + Patrick's Engagement
I had the pleasure of taking engagement photos for my sister Megan and her fiancé Patrick! This was such a fun shoot and was happy to have assistance from the rest of my family. Even in the rain these two shined, I'm so excited for them and can't wait for their summer wedding!
Megan + Patrick's Wedding
My sisters wedding!! The first wedding I've done photography at, and it was a great experience. There was so much love in the air on this night and it was a beautiful day full of family and togetherness, I am so happy for these two. They planned a surprise itinerary with a party bus and dinner at Pike Place Market. This was such a unique wedding with an intimate backyard reception. Congratulations to my sister and new brother in law!
Matthew + Madeline
I am so glad that we took a few minutes for photos at Greenlake! We got to soak up some of the last summer sunshine in the PNW. These two cuties are making it work long distance from Texas to Seattle and went to UW together. I'm so excited to see these two bring each other happiness!
Debbie + Micah
ILIA Soiree at Hawthorn Salon
I really got to take my time and use some creativity on this shoot I've been wanting to do at the Valley Nursery green house in Poulsbo. Sometimes you don't have to go far to find some awesome locations! I so appreciate Brittany taking some time to model for me and explore Poulsbo a bit. I tried a bit of experimenting with foreground blur and string light bokeh.
Kyle Hammer Senior Portraits
This was my first Senior Portrait Session at one of my favorite places, Battlepoint Park. Even though the rain started pouring down during our shoot, the trees and gazebo provided great coverage an awesome background. Thanks to this BHS senior, Kyle for rocking this portrait shoot.
This was such a fun shoot to do with my talented friend Kelli, who is an expert on hand lettering and crafts of all kinds. Check out her work on Instagram @joesgraingirl or on her Etsy page. I was thrilled to do this beachy spring shoot with her and her two boys, Joah and Bro. Thanks Collins!
I have been a volunteer photographer for PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap since 2012. It's really fun going to the events they host such as Wagfest, Spotlight Auction events and fundraisers. I was so happy to have my photo featured on the front of the PAWS calendar in 2013. Click on the link below to support PAWS every time you purchase something on amazon! OR You can choose from nearly one million other organizations to support. www.pawsbink.org/amazon.html
Baylee + Weston
This talented photographer has helped me to be a better photographer myself and create better results. My boyfriend, Nick and I had a a ton of fun doing a couples photoshoot swap. We headed out to the Tacoma area to a beautiful park called Fort Steilacoom. Check out her work on her website https://www.befreephoto.com/about-meor on Instagram @bayleemariephoto
This photo session was such a great transition into fall. Battlepoint park has been a favorite place of mine since childhood and it was really fun to get to do a shoot here. The Wilson Family said "wow that was actually a lot of fun" which really warms my heart to have made these clients feel comfortable and happy. Photo sessions should always be a fun time and not a time of feeling over posed and unnatural. Thanks Wilson Family!
I love taking a photojournalistic approach to photo sessions so that not all of the photos are "posed" and smiling. Organic moments between loved ones are so much more interesting and authentic than overly posed shots. I really enjoy exploring new locations and working with families and kids who are actually having fun! Thanks Leanderson family!
I met with my long time friend Marcella in Sequim for the Lavender Festival. I had such a fun time with her and her family. I'm excited to have created photos for the Wergins to cherish while Marcella goes back to work for the Navy in San Diego. Thanks Wergins!
Thanks to Stefanie Segale, Karen Hinton and this cutie Olivia Segale for making this session happen. We all had a really fun day at the park, Olivia was a natural!
This beautiful family of five was so easy going and photogenic. We were so lucky to get a bit of good weather before the rain and storm clouds rolled in at The Indianola Pier. It was such a pleasure to do this photo shoot with the Wright's!
Lyssa Danehy DeHart
This super inspirational writer located right here on Bainbridge Island was such a blast to work with. We explored the Lynwood Center are and found some really neat backdrops including the beach, her yard, and a variety of interesting buildings. This blue eyed beauty had such gorgeous hair and a bright smile! Listening to her read excerpts from her book was so intriguing. Go grab a copy of her self help book Storyjacking: Change Your Inner Dialogue, Transform Your Life
Did such a fun mini session with the Tyler Family at Fay Bainbridge. This was a really versatile location and perfect for this family session. I love the end result of these relaxed and simply posed photos on the beach. Thanks Tylers, it was a pleasure!
Scottie + Blake Carver
I work at PacWesty when I'm not out and about doing photography! Sometimes I get to do both and capture images of these super cool Westys. Check out these awesome VW camper van rentals located on Bainbridge Island at www.pacwesty.com or on Instagram @pacwesty
Kelsey Shardell Monique Bowman
Photoshoot wish fulfilled! After driving past the Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge I couldn't help but notice the beautiful wildflowers. This was such a perfect setting for an outdoor shoot. I am so glad that Kelsey and I were able to collaborate for this boho sunset shoot. Check her out on Instagram @shardellmonique
Hawthorn Salon is a beautiful salon created by Jen Van Lienden. Hawthorn brings something special to Bainbridge Island that can't be found anywhere else. This is a unique and cozy salon that makes you want to stay a while, read a magazine, and relax. Jen will work her magic to your hair and make it look like it never has before. She has masterful precision and attention to detail, as well as inspirational creativity. Stop in to check out the amazing products for sale and take a look around!
Congratulations to this 2017 Grad! It was a pleasure to hang out with the Hinton's and see Matthew Graduate at UW.
Hand Lettering Basics Event 3.21.17
I had the pleasure of doing this local event photo shoot in downtown Poulsbo at Found. If you haven't been in this shop you should go take a peek, its beautiful! The very talented Kelli Collins is a Bainbridge Island based artist who specializes in custom hand lettered signs, wedding signage, custom gifts, and more. Kelli held an amazing Hand Lettering Basics Class at Found. The workshops she does help to provide you with the tools, tricks and knowledge you need to become a hand lettering pro.
Check out Kelli's Instagram link below to see more of her work! @joesgraingirl
Rebecca and I collaborated to get some awesome portraits. She tried her hand at photography as well and got some head shots of me also. Thanks for doing this fun portrait swap Rebecca!
This photoshoot was such a blast! Sunsets on the beach provide the most beautiful backdrop and lighting. Debbie is an amazing model and I'm SO happy with the way these photos turned out. I love making new connections and collaborating with so many talented people. Check her out on Instagram @missdebbiedarling