Alex and Jeff exiting the church in a mixture of rain and bubbles:) Sometimes (well most times) we photographers don't get our way. We always pray and hope for gorgeous weather and venues that are light and airy so we can use our flash as little as possible. Details always photograph beautifully in natural light, but sometimes (most times) you have to make it work with the lighting you are given. I find these challenging days push me to be even more creative and to really hone the technical skills that...

Lots of my friends have babies and toddlers and I love spending time with them and seeing how much of my friend is apart of them. They are all beautiful children who I love photographing, and seeing them grow and learn is truly fascinating.  However, I have a confession, never have I been so inspired to have children of my own then when I am with Eli.  As mentioned in some previous posts Eli is the son of Jaime and Jeremy Riddle who are my parent's neighbors and our adopted...

This weekend I shot a wedding at the Space Needle for the very first time. I thought for sure the day was going to be crazy with multiple locations on the schedule, it being a holiday weekend, and to top it off it was Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center. Bumbershoot is a concert series festival with three stages that surround the Space Needle, and is VERY popular with Seattle-ites.  Well to my surprise the day went super smooth, the Bride and Groom were happy and relaxed, and the families southern...

This past spring I had an amazing opportunity to work as a Photo Editor Intern under Seattle Bride Magazine's Art Director Alicia Nammacher and Editor and Chief Sally Farhat Kassab. It was a wonderful experience getting to work with these ladies and their team. I did image collection and selection for some of the major features of the Fall/Winter 2010 issue. This issue was incredibly special to work on for two reasons; one it was Sally's first issue as Editor and Chief, and two it was the "Best of Bride"...

When I was home in Colorado earlier this month I had the great pleasure of attending Traci Remley's baby shower:) Traci is a childhood friend of mine who I hadn't seen in about eight years.  Other than the fact that she had a different last name and a baby bump she looked and acted exactly the same as the Traci I knew so many years ago. Walking into her parents home in Sedalia I was flooded with memories and tried my darnedest not to start tearing up from happiness and...

Every time I go home to CO I make sure to see one of my dearest and closest friends Amanda. Amanda and I are both creatives and I'm always blown away when I walk into her home. There are always new treasures she has either made by hand or found in some obscure antique shop. We have such similar taste that I literally feel like I'm shopping when I go to her house...

So my amazing web designer and developer, Creation-1, just added a cool feature to my website. The home page now features a running slide show of some of my favorite wedding images. Underneath there is a section for clients, fans, family, etc...

I got to see my baby sister last week and it was a wonderful unexpected treat:) It was a very last minute trip home to Colorado, but every time I see my sis I ALWAYS make time to take some pictures of her...

I had an absolutely wonderful time being home in Colorado last week, and I can't wait to share all the fun pictures I took! My trip was filled with family, friends, baby bumps, babies, puppies, squirrels and even a donkey! Can you imagine:) It was so great to see my parents and my sister again, we've been lucky enough to see each other quite a bit this year, and I always take the opportunity to snap a few pictures of my GORGEOUS sister. Over the next few weeks I will...

Bainbridge Island, WA.  July 2010. I'm off to Colorado tomorrow for some much needed family and friends time:) I hope everyone has a great rest of their week, and I'll have lots to share when I get back! In the meantime here are two of my favorite images I snapped while visiting Bainbridge Island for the first time last month. Cheers!...