Ballard Locks Family Session // The Ratcliffe Family

Ballard Locks Family Session // The Ratcliffe Family

When I moved to Seattle just over four years ago, Amber and her family were some of my very first clients and we did a couple of sessions together before they moved to the East Coast. Well last fall they came back for a vacation to visit family and they took time out to get some updated family photos! We decided to go to the same place we went for that very first shoot, the Ballard Locks, and thankfully the weather cooperated and we were able to get some beautiful family photos.

Richmond Beach Portraits // Plus Size Pioneer

Richmond Beach Portraits // Plus Size Pioneer

Last summer when I was considering switching camera systems from Canon to Sony, I rented a Sony A7III and asked Andrea if she wanted to model for some portraits for me to test it out. We headed out to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park on a beautiful afternoon just as the sun was setting and captured some magic!

SeaTac In-Home Portraits // Kendall (@FatBabeBoudoir)

SeaTac In-Home Portraits // Kendall (@FatBabeBoudoir)

I’ve known Kendall for years online but I only got to shoot with her for the first time last month when we collaborated on some in-home boudoir portraits. Normally behind the camera, Kendall wanted to step in front of the lens to build up her modeling portfolio. Seriously, how amazing does she look?

Northacres Family Session // The Sliva's

Northacres Family Session // The Sliva's

When I first moved to Seattle almost four years ago, Hitomi and her family were one of my first clients. When we did that shoot Paul was but a little toddler, now he’s off to school! That’s not all that’s changed, he now has an adorable little sister. Like all older siblings, Paul’s happiness at having a younger sibling ebbs and flows but thankfully on this day he was happy to have someone to play in the leaves with on a beautiful crisp fall day.

Rattlesnake Lake Engagement Session // Rachel & Kelsey

Rattlesnake Lake Engagement Session // Rachel & Kelsey

When I suggested to Rachel & Kelsey that we do a sunrise shoot at Rattlesnake Lake for their engagement session, there was some reluctance. They both admitted they were not morning people and with the Lake being an hour drive away from Seattle they knew they’d have to get up early.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Engagement Session // Jordan & Greg

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Engagement Session // Jordan & Greg

Jordan and Greg opted for a sunset session at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. I’ve taken my dog there before (he loves it) but I’d never been there at sunset and holy wow does it get a beautiful sunset. The sun dips below the Olympics and bathes the entire beach in a gorgeous golden glow. 

Westside Church Wedding // Bre & Elliott

Westside Church Wedding // Bre & Elliott

Bre & Elliott chose to do their engagement photos at a Seattle Park (Golden Gardens) and they continued that tradition into their wedding by doing their first look at a Seattle Park also. I had never been to Sunset Park but I can see why they were attracted to it. Offering stunning views out across the Puget Sounds to the rolling Olympic Mountains it was quite the backdrop, and backdrop it was because Bre & Elliott only had eyes for each other once they’d seen each other.

Discovery Park Engagement Shoot // Evan & Kelsey

Discovery Park Engagement Shoot // Evan & Kelsey

Discovery Park is one of the most popular parks in Seattle for photography, that's why I have always avoided it. Tales of cars being towed, broken into, no spaces, made it all very confusing on the best way to enjoy this park. Thankfully Evan & Kelsey knew the deets and we parked at the South Lot and went EARLY.

Boho Styled Shoot at Rosario Beach // Seattle Wedding Photography

Boho Styled Shoot at Rosario Beach // Seattle Wedding Photography

A few months ago I was contacted by Sarah of Serenity Weddings who asked if I would be interested in collaborating in a styled shoot. I've been to one or two but I'd never be involved from the beginning so it was a fun process.