Amy and Nate’s Engagement session was so much fun. Amy is a friend of David’s from work, so I had met her a few times and always loved her bubbly enthusiastic personality. As Amy was texting me outfit choices we discussed the setting for the photos. Amy and Nate are outdoorsy adventures, who also have a swanky glam side. Knowing this, we shot the first half of their session at the Palladian Hotel Seattle.Read More
I shoot family sessions in a variety of locations. Although I will always go over what is best for your family once we are in contact, I want to share some information about each type of location in order to help you choose. Today I'll highlight the reasons to pick your own house as the session location. First of all, 99% of my newborn sessions are held at home. When it comes to newborn sessions, it is a pretty easy decision. However, having a newborn is not the only reason to have a family photography session in your home. Here are five more:Read More
We are on a family vacation right now near Kingston. My mom and stepfather rented a house near the beach, David took time off of work, my cousin Katherine joined us and we are having such a nice time. We are ready to move to a small farm right on the beach and live a beautiful more rural life....with high speed internet and someone better get rid of all of these spiders. Ha!Read More
Five Things That Worked When Photographing a Big Family Outdoors at Bedtime
We scheduled the family photo session around the best light.
The family wore a mix of patterns and styles for the photos.
We were all flexible and understanding with the kids.
I brought gummies to bribe the kids with. Ha! It totally worked too.
I gave directions and posed everyone throughout the session.
And let's be honest...if I still lived in Dallas I could probably reschedule for cloudy weather, but that is going to be rough going in the PNW.Read More