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    Friday, August 28 | Comments

    Maybe it’s because I have a hot chai and some caffeine in my system or maybe it’s because for the first time in a while, it’s silent in my house while both kids are asleep and Grayson is up in our room, painting away. Either way, I had the sudden, irresistible urge to go on and on about our life as of late. As you may know, we moved in to our new home on 5 acres. It’s been an adjustment with all the home renovations and adjusting to this new lifestyle.. not being 3 minutes from the grocery store or hardware store and hearing no one but ourselves and the occasional rooster crow or chainsaw  or work of a neighbor. So much has changed for us in the past 4 months. It’s been one big whirlwind. We got pregnant, sold our house, had offer after offer fall through only to sell it last minute to our close friends, moved it to this house and immediately started ripping it apart to make it more “us”, traveled to Pennsylvania for visit family, to Hawaii to shoot a wedding and get some very needed time together.. and project after project after project! WHOA… take a breath.

    The kids have been adjusting pretty well. Myles had a hard time at first because he missed our old house, and frankly, so did I. It was hardest on he and I to leave it. Everyone else seemed just fine and dandy. I cried as we left and Myles was upset. But what we’re getting in return was so worth the sacrifice. We have acres to roam, woods to explore, trees upon trees, long roads and big lawns. We’re so so so excited to finish up the interior work and dive into our garden, making it our own and filling it with flowers and vegetables. I can’t tell you how excited I am to work on the garden, we all are. In October our close friends, the Prouty’s, are moving {uuuuhhhh, so sad!!!} but we’re inheriting their chickens so we’ve got a lot of work to do on the coup!

    I’ve had my ups and downs emotionally- especially being pregnant! It feels like there has been no time to stop and breath for a minute, or to even enjoy our new home. It’s felt more like a construction zone. But it’s been slowing down a lot which couldn’t be more welcome. We’re so close to being mostly done with the big stuff and moving on to building little additions just because. I’ve been following everyone around with my camera, capturing as much of their new exploration as I can. I am SO happy for our family that we get to be here. My kids get to grow up on property with room to roam, chickens and fresh eggs, eventually fresh honey from the bees we plan on getting, maybe goats! Building tree houses and forts and learning everything our property has to teach them about nature.

    We’re starting our home school co-op in less than a month! AHHHH! We’re all so excited about it and so anxious to see how it all goes. It’s new to all of us. I’m getting so eager for fall to get here. Fall for us always means the slowing down of time. Less responsibility, jammies, warm drinks on the porch and being wrapped in blankets by the fire. I crave time to sit in front of my sewing machine and make a quilt for this baby or have time to let my mind wander to what project I want to work on next.  I absolutely love summer but by the end am always read to welcome the cooler, slower days. I think as I get older I start to appreciate those days so much more. I just turned 31- which blows my mind that I’m already 31- and  it’s so surreal to see I’m already there. We talked about 31 so long ago when we talked about how many kids we thought we’d have. We always said that “if all goes as planned, I’ll be 31 when we have our last baby- if we stop at 3″… and here we are. What an amazing life we’ve been blessed with. It’s been a lot of hard work but nothing could be more worth it.

    Anyway, I should get back to editing the list of weddings waiting in line for my attention. Just wanted to get that all down while I had a minute to say it! Soon I’ll post some before and after photos of all the things we’ve changed in the house too!NewHouse_-50NewHouse_-1NewHouse_-32 NewHouse_-7 NewHouse_-8 NewHouse_-9 NewHouse_-10 NewHouse_-13 NewHouse_-14 NewHouse_-15 NewHouse_-16 NewHouse_-18 NewHouse_-19 NewHouse_-20 NewHouse_-21 NewHouse_-22 NewHouse_-23 NewHouse_-24 NewHouse_-25

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    Justin + Renee- Hidden Oaks Retreat Center {Orange County Wedding Photographer}

    Wednesday, July 29 | Comments

    We love getting to travel back down to our roots to shoot a wedding and this one was no different. This wedding was such a beautiful thing. Justin and Renee were two of the sweetest most joyful people we’ve ever had the honor of photographing. Love literally poured out of their very beings. They’re the kind of couple you just want to stand up and applaud for finding each other!  Both are such kind people, amazing examples of God’s love and were clearly meant to be married to each other. Every time we looked over they were just beaming, staring into each others eyes or snuggling close with eyes closed- amazing. Their families and friends were the icing on the cake.

    I love when grooms cry during their ceremony and Justin was the king of crying, you could see the emotion all over this man’s face… it was such a beautiful thing to witness. They were married at the Hidden Oaks Retreat Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and it was a perfect day {it wasn’t even deathly hot like it should have been!}. So,, enjoy :]

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    Grashia + Daniel {Maplehurst Farms} Mt. Vernon, WA Bellingham Wedding Photographers

    Friday, June 19 | Comments

    We had never shot at Maplehurst Farm before but it’s AMAZING! Grayson and I have said for years that when we’re done shooting weddings years down the line, we’d love to start a venue. We’d love to do it now but don’t have that kind of time. This is the dream set up! Beautiful property, awesome house to live in and a huge barn to have a party in! Someday… Everything about this wedding was great. The couple was fun, people were fun, family was fun, party was fun- perfect combo. One of the sweetest parts of this  was the car that Grashia and Daniel were going to leave their wedding in. Grashias’ grandfather bought the car when he was 15 years old. Later he and his wife left their wedding in it and he passed it on to his son {Grashia’s dad} who drove it away at his wedding. Since then he’s driven his first 2 daughters away from their weddings in it and now his youngest daughter. I thought was was so special!

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    Some really close friends to Daniel, Grashia and a lot of the people at the wedding were recently killed along with their 8 month old baby. It was the saddest story. A handful of them got tattoos to remember them, it was a really sweet way of making sure they stay remembered.

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    Daniel cried through the entire ceremony! It was so sweet!MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_054 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_055 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_056 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_057 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_058 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_059 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_060 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_061 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_062 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_063 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_064 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_065 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_066 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_067 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_068 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_069 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_070MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_072MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_071 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_073 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_074 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_075 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_076 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_077 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_078GD_Reception-26 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_079 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_080 MaplehurstFarm_Wedding_081

    I’m not terribly sure what’s happening here, hahaha!

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    Chateau St. Michelle engagement shoot {Seattle Wedding Photographer}

    Sunday, May 31 | Comments

    We photographed this lovely couple last week at Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville, WA- it was lovely! We were a little worried it would be a challenge because they needed to shoot in the middle of the day, but it worked out just fine! These adorable people are from live in San Fransisco but came down to meet up for their engagement shoot! So glad they did! Next time you see their faces will be their wedding photos!!

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    Blake + Arianne- Tree House Point Elopement {Seattle Wedding Photographers}

    Thursday, May 21 | Comments

    We always get super excited when we get to shoot at venues we loooovvveee and this place is definitely one of them! Have you ever seen the show “Treehouse Masters“? Well it’s one of our whole family’s favorites, we watch it all the time. So Pete Nelson- the tree house master- build this place! This is our 3rd time shooting at Treehouse Point in Fall City, WA and it never disappoints! This time we even got to meet Pete Nelson! Grayson couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shake his hand.. I think he might have peed his pants a little, hahaha. He was all star struck! Anyway- this elopement was so so amazing. Arianne and Blake had just arrived {at the same time as us actually}  from Arizona  after driving there and were getting married in a couple short hours! They were peppy and excited and nervous- it was so fun. Arianne set up a whole, beautiful picnic for them to enjoy right after they said their vows. We picked an awesome spot right along the river for them. She even made her own dress!! I love when brides make their own dresses!  The day was quick and crazy but such a special thing to witness. Just the the woods and the sound of the river behind them.. no guests, no speakers or microphones, no distractions or worries. Just them and their vows. After their ceremony we took some photos with their boom box {yes, boom box} playing some dance music which made it so fun and hilarious with Blake’s sweet moves. Overall, an awesome day. Congratulations guys!

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