A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the pregnancy shoot I did with the Farrell family and I promised a look at their new addition, baby Holden Liam. Holden was born in November and my family and I got to meet Holden over the Christmas holiday.  Like I mentioned in the previous blog post Ashleigh Farrell is one of my sister's best friends so getting to see Mallory meet Mr. Holden for the first time was really special. The cholic gods were on our side that day because Holden...

Another one of my passions is food photography. I remember four years ago when I was graduating college I was so determined to move to NY and shoot for magazines, restaurants and cook books. Nothing could stop me...

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."  ~Emma Goldman Another one of my favorite details to shoot at a wedding is the bridal bouquet. Usually the bridal bouquet is very special and symbolic to the bride. It either contains flowers that are the colors of her wedding or she has chosen the flowers specifically for their meaning. Some are more superstitious then others but in the end the bridal bouquet is one of the bride's most important accessories. Historically, bouquets consisted of strong-smelling herbs and/or flowers...

  Nothing brings me more joy then when I get to spend time with friends who I don't get to see that often.  Amanda is one of my best friends who I've known for over ten years, and every time I go home to Colorado I try to see her and her wonderful family. Over Christmas I was able to drive down to Castle Rock to see her and David's new home, and of course take some pictures of their "cute as a button" son Tre.  Tre is the type of...

  "The most dangerous food in the world is wedding cake!" -James Thurber I know this quote could have a couple different meanings, but for me it's quite simple.  If I ate a piece of cake at every wedding I attended in a year I would have to be rolled out of the reception hall! People who know me well know that I have quite the sweet tooth, and cake is one of my favorite things...

When I first moved to Seattle one of the first people I met in my industry was a wonderful woman named Sharlane Chase. We hit if off right away and quickly found out that we loved working together on weddings.  I was lucky enough to second shoot some weddings with Miss Sharlane this past season, and Erin and Adam's wedding was one of them. Any wedding photographer will tell you that getting to second shoot is soooo much fun. You don't have the stress of completing your obligated shots, you...

Last fall I had the great pleasure of taking some pregnancy photos of a close family friend Ashleigh Farrell. It's so fascinating to see my friends and my sibling's friends grow up, get married, and have babies. To take pregnancy portraits of my baby sister's best friend just blows my mind since I've known Ashleigh since they were in Elementary school together. Ashleigh married a school mate of mine Shaun Farrell, and let me tell you they make the best couple! They are so fun to be around, and they...

This year has been an extremely hard year financially for most Americans and as a result Brides and Grooms had to scale back and get more creative with their wedding planning.  As fun as it is to see new and creative low cost ideas come to life I still feel there are a few things that you just can't skimp on. And it was very apparent that the grooms this year agreed with me...

I love it when couples don't do all the traditional wedding things and really make their wedding day their own.  Do what feels right for you, do what makes the day feel like YOUR day. Charlene and Larry did just that. They walked each other down the aisle which was incredibly special and unique, and immediately following the ceremony they did a champagne toast in the garden instead of at the reception. There where personal touches everywhere, from wooden ice cream tokens from the store Charlene used to work at...