This time last year my husband Justin and I were headed to Spain for two weeks on our honeymoon. It was a life changing trip that had us seriously considering moving there. There are no words to describe the all encompassing magic that is Spain. As an artist I was overwhelmed. Constant inspiration just oozing out of every place we visited. Barcelona was our favorite which was fitting since Justin’s paternal heritage has Catalonian roots. We couldn’t help but meld right into the laid back, life loving pace of everyday Spain. Here are a few images from our trip to Barcelona, Montserrat and Madrid.

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I love my adoptive hometown of Seattle. It’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve lived in, and I’ve lived in a lot of places! It’s an easy place to call home and find daily inspiration.  Last month my sister Mallory and her friend Rachelle came out for a mini vacation from LA. I decided to take them on a perfect first day in Seattle and document it all along the way. Style Me Pretty Living was gracious enough to feature my images and a step by step guide I wrote to all the places I love. Thank you again to all the ladies at SMP! Seeing my work on your blog is always an honor!  Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

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The moment I met Kelsey and Jim I knew we were going to be fast friends. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled or laughed as much during an engagement session….ever! We met at the Ballard Locks and despite a few rain drops at the beginning Kelsey, Jim and I had the best time. I am so looking forward to their wedding in November. If their engagement session is any indication of how fun and fabulous their wedding is going to be then I know I am in for one good time!! Kelsey and Jim are such a pleasure to be around. Their smiles and laughter are infectious and I have been warned that their bridal party is just as much fun! They are true best friends and so in love, their wedding is going to be truly heartwarming….I’m already starting to tear up!!

Here are some of my favorites from their session. Happy Monday!KJ_1KJ_2

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I had the pleasure of being asked to write a step by step guide to one of my favorite museums in the entire country, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I try and visit the Getty every time I'm in LA and this last June I convinced my beautiful sister Mallory and her lovely friend Rachelle to accompany me on a wonderful day perusing fine art, strolling through gardens and sipping on wine...

My husband Justin planted a beautiful Begonia plant last spring and I so enjoyed the amazing blooms it produced. I decided they were more than worthy of an impromptu portrait session. Now when I look at the pictures I will remember how multi talented my wonderful husband is. Thank you Mr. Parra!  ...

I love summer nights, especially here in Seattle. It doesn't get dark until almost 10pm and you can smell the cool salty sea air and watch the sailboats sail by. This next week will be filled with a wonderful food shoot, a family portrait session that will no doubt be filled with fun and laughter and a travel feature on the city I adore and call my home. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!  ...

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. My family and I had a blast with friends kayaking, going for walks, riding the water taxi to downtown and grilling out. Here are a few fun images from the weekend. Happy Monday!  ...

It's the Fourth of July and what better way to celebrate than with an awesome feature on Style Me Pretty Living! I had the pleasure of teaming up with Megan from Clutch Events and Kara of The Sweet Side to create a fun 4th of July themed beach party complete with adorable puppy, sparklers and a smores themed cake...