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    Monday, October 30

    The Groen Family!! These are some good friends of ours who I got to photograph again, always a pleasure! It's so amazing shooting here in Bellingham in the fall, the colors and the warm sun are simply amazing. We grew up in Southern California where basically, it's an eternal summer. Yes, it's awesome being warm {usually a little too warm}... MORE...

    The Parsons Family Video {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Friday, October 20

    I've known the Parson's family since before they had cute little kids! We went through the aches and pains of two pregnancies together and when she asked if I'd do a family video for them I was so excited!! I absolutely love video. I mean, obviously I am in love with photography, always have been and always will be.. but... MORE...

    The Sumikawa Family- Orange County {Bellingham Family Photographers}

    Friday, October 13

    We always love a good excuse to go back to California, and this is our favorite excuse! We have a handful of families we've been shooting for years down in CA and this is one of them. I LOVE shooting this family! They're some of the sweetest people you'll ever make and they make the cutest kids known to man.... MORE...

    Ives Family- Nehalem Bay State Park {Seattle Family Photographer}

    Tuesday, September 19

    We drove to Oregon to go camping with some friends last month and while we were there this awesome family saw it on Instagram and sent a message! The next day this lovely little family shoot on the beach happened and I couldn't be happier! 1. They were so sweet, and 2. The second I stepped onto this magical beach... MORE...

    5 Year Anniversary Shoot {Bellingham Family Photographers}

    Wednesday, September 13

    We have followed this awesome with photos from their wedding to maternity to this adorable family shoot. Alyssa wanted to do a shoot ON their 5 year anniversary so we were so excited! She wanted to re-create one of their favorite wedding photos, only with the addition of 2 awesome kiddos... so we did just that! She brought out... MORE...

    Zach + Kady and Baby Number Two {Bellingham Maternity Photographer}

    Saturday, September 9

    When we were down in California last I wanted to gift Grayson's brother and our sister in a law a maternity session. We've been shooting them since their wedding and I got to take their sons newborn photos too! We shot in her mom's amazing backyard! We were in love with that beautiful garden! Our little niece is in... MORE...

    The Dyke Family {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Tuesday, June 20

    I love shooting friends families so this shoot was such a pleasure. We met these lovely people about a year ago at church and we just kind of clicked with them and their sweet kids. Jenni asked if I'd shoot their family so of course, I said yep! I took them to one of our favorite spots along the Nooksak... MORE...

    Mothers Day Free Shoot!

    Monday, May 1

    I am so excited to announce our mama's day session giveaway! One, because I love photographing sweet new families, and two because we LOVE mothers day!!! Well maybe I love it a bit more than Grayson but that's ok. Mama's work so hard all day every day and you deserve a little something special, especially on mothers day! MORE...

    Laguna Beach Family Shoot {Bellingham Family Photograhers}

    Tuesday, March 21

    We photographed the Hopkins family nearly 5 years ago and they're back! We took them to one of our favorites spots in Southern California to do this lovely little family shoot! I love getting to see families through the years and this family is just so sweet. We had so much fun breathing in the salty air and wandering the... MORE...

    Underwood Twins {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

    Sunday, January 22

    Ok.. this family! I was so excited when their mama emailed me about photographing their new little twins and their sweet daughter. I loved watching this happy, curly haired little girl learning to be a big sister, it was adorable. I have so much respect for people who have twins, that's a lot of work and double sleepless nights, it's... MORE...

    Favorite images of 2016! {Bellingham Wedding Photographers}

    Monday, January 2

    2016 was an awesome year! We had our 3rd baby, got overly into being chicken owners, really settled into living on acreage and had the pleasure of working with some amazing couples, families and sweet little babies. I was going through all of our images and brought some of our favorites to show you here! After 12 years being photographers... MORE...

    The Sumikawas-Orange County, CA {Bellingham Family Photographers}

    Sunday, August 21

    We LOVE shooting couples over and over and this was our 2nd time shooting this sweet family. The first time was when their little girl was just around 1 year old. Now we got to meet their adorable son {could they make any cuter kids???}. We got to do this when we were down in Southern California for some... MORE...

    Say Hello to Baby Charlette- Los Angeles, CA {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

    Thursday, August 11

    Grace emailed me years ago to photograph their wedding but at the time we couldn't travel because of babies. So I'm so glad she wrote again when they got pregnant with baby Charlette. I have such a big soft spot for photographing brand new babies and watching new parents at work so I was more than happy it worked out... MORE...

    The Gurney Family- Corona Del Mar Beach {Bellingham Family Photographers}

    Wednesday, June 15

    Brenda emailed me when she say that we were headed down to California for a few shoots and snagged a spot for her family! Brenda and I went to high school together and I haven't seen her since so it was fun to catch up. For some reason there are certain people I see that I haven't seen in years... MORE...

    Kaylor Family {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Friday, May 20

    The Kaylors!!! This mama is a good friend of mine and her husband Sean surprised her with a shoot with us for her birthday! I was pretty dang excited to photograph this family and it did not disappoint. Beautiful light, cotton seeds floating through the air and an epic mud fight followed by kids running through the river. So needless... MORE...

    Hello Baby Penny {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

    Sunday, May 8

    James and Becca are our sweet friend who had their first baby, Penny. They had to spend their first months as parents in the hospital because little Penny was born with some heart issues but once they were home they asked me to come photograph their little love and I was more than happy! These two are strong, amazingly nice... MORE...

    The Coopers {Orange County Family Photographers}

    Tuesday, April 26

    You know how we love shooting families we've been shooting forever? This is another one of those families! We shoot their awesome super hero wedding back in the day and have been photographing them ever since! We have the pleasure of hanging out and shooting these lovelies nearly every time we're down in CA! The last time Alex had that... MORE...

    Mini Cooper in the belly {Orange County Family Photographer}

    Saturday, March 26

    I stumbled upon this shoot in my files and realized I never blogged this sweet family! We LOVE the Coopers! We've been photographing them since their wedding, then their son Henry when was a baby, and now their 2nd son in the belly! It seems like nearly every time we go to California we get to shoot them again, we... MORE...

    The Simpsons {Orange County Family Photographers}

    Saturday, March 19

    As wedding photographers there's nothing we love more than couples who we start out with shooting their engagement and go on to shoot them through out life! We have a handful of amazing couples we've had the opportunity to do that with and it's so much fun. This is one of those couples! We've had the honor of photographing them... MORE...

    Hello baby Channing! {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

    Tuesday, November 24

    We have a nephew!!! Grayon's brother, Zach and his wife, Kady, just had their first baby and we were all so excited to fly down to California to meet him! I offered her some newborn photos while we were down and I'm so glad I did. He was the easiest little guy to shoot, so sleepy and cuddly.. and I... MORE...

    The Griffith Family {Orange County Wedding Photographer}

    Friday, November 13

    This is the 4th time photographing Amanda and Daniel and it never gets old! We started with their wedding in Las Vegas, then photographed them when they were pregnant with this little guy, again after he was born.. and now again! It's like photographing old friends, we get so excited to see them! They drive all the way from Vegas... MORE...

    The Mowry/James clan {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Monday, March 9

    So I met Jennifer on the wonderful world of Instagram. I asked her if she'd want to meet up and go on a walk {in real life, haha} right before she was due with their 2nd child. We met, drank coffee and walked through the woods just talking and talking, we kind of just clicked. I ended up doing their... MORE...

    The Walkers cutting down a tree! {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Saturday, December 20

    A few days before we left for California in November I was brushing my teeth and thinking about how excited I am to get our Christmas tree next month. It's one of my favorite days of the year. We go out, search in the freezing cold for the perfect tree and cut it down with an old saw, strap it... MORE...

    The Simpson Family {Orange County Family Photographer}

    Thursday, November 6

    We loved shooting this family! We had the awesome pleasure of shooting Miriam and Danny when they got engaged and when they were married down in San Diego. We really really love when we get to see the couples whose weddings we've photographed grow as a family. Nothing beats it! MORE...

    The belly and the River {Bellingham Maternity Photographer}

    Tuesday, September 16

    So one day I was talking photography with one some of our closest friends {these two lovelies} on one of our trade days {we have a weekly hang out to keep sane, I highly recommend doing this! Grayson and Jesse go climbing in the morning and ladies hang out at home with kids, then we switch and I go to... MORE...

    The Sumikawa family {Orange County Family Photographer}

    Saturday, July 12

    This family was so, so cute. They heard about us from their cousins who we've shot a handful of times from wedding to baby and we were so excited to work with them. When we were donw in California we set it up! Jessica {mama} was nervous that Ava would freeze up and get scared of us because she was... MORE...

    The Conrads {Riley Wilderness Park Family Shoot}

    Monday, June 23

    This shoot is long over do to blog but better late than never! We had the pleasure of shooting this adorable family and their bundle of children at the Riley Wilderness Park when we were down in Southern CA a couple trips ago. We found the perfect light and went running to it, such a beautiful day! ... MORE...

    Prouty Party!!! {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Tuesday, May 13

    This family is truly one of a kind. We met the Prouty's a about 2 years ago when we became Instagram buddies. Yes, we met on Instagram and became real life friends.. it's kind of awesome.  She offered to shoot our family  when we were down in CA next, Myles was only 6 months old and we still have those... MORE...

    The Weatherwaxs {Orange County Family Photographers}

    Friday, March 14

    I have known Ryan and Danielle for years and years {10 years??}, they are some of our best friends and we love love love these people! I've had the pleasure of shooting their engagement, wedding, both pregnancies, new baby and now family photos of all of them! Ryan and Danielle were there for me when I was going through some... MORE...

    The Hortons {Orange County Family Photographer}

    Saturday, March 1

    I met Becky and Trevor years and years ago, back before they had kids... if any of us can remember what life was like then, haha. Becky saw on Instagram that we were headed down to Southern California for a couple of weeks so she booked a family session with us! It was so much fun to see their kids.... MORE...

    The Walkers {Bellingham, WA} Bellingham Family Photography

    Sunday, February 2

    The Walkers were one of the first families we met when we moved to Bellingham, Washington. We were having a really hard time finding a church, finding friends, just finding a way to feel like we made the right decision moving here! We actually made the decision to move back home to CA {I missed having friends!} when we met... MORE...

    Baby Chloe turns 1 {Orange County Family Photographer}

    Sunday, January 26

    One of my favorite things is portraits of mamas and sweet little babies. Chloe's mama ,Erin, called me on the very small chance that we would both happen to be in Southern CA at the same time. They live in Michigan and we live in Bellingham, WA.. so the chance was slim to none. BUT.. it just so happened that... MORE...

    The Klassen Family {Bellingham Family Photographer}

    Monday, January 6

    I love trades.. lol. Our friends {the Klassen's} have been good friends since we moved to Bellingham. Ryan does wood work and we traded him a family shoot to help Grayson with our new butcher block counter tops. Trades are the best! I photographed them in their own back yard, which was awesome. I really love shooting people in the... MORE...

    Baby Kayvan {Seattle, WA} Bellingham, WA Newborn Photographer

    Saturday, January 4

    The single best part about being a photographer is getting to peak into peoples lives during their most important and special moments in life. If you asked me a few years back if I'd ever want to photograph newborns I would have given a hearty "heck no"... My experience with children before having my own was slim to none. Luckily... MORE...

    Brittany and Aaron… third times a charm

    Sunday, June 9

    This is the third time we've been able to shoot Brittany and Aaron. First for their engagement shoot, their wedding, and now their little lady. These people are just awesome. They live all the way in Arizona and we live in Washington but we keep meeting up in California! Just seems to work out that way! We did... MORE...

    Baby Eisley Helen… the newest Paul

    Monday, May 13

    You might remember one of my best friends Jason and April from their engagement shoot or their maternity shoot, but they just had her first little baby and I am SO SO SO excited! I was bummed that I wouldn't get to meet her until she was close to a month old, but we booked a very last... MORE...

    Sara + Sean {Corona, CA}

    Thursday, April 11

    My best friend is {well, was, she had him already} having a baby! Sara has been my best bud since I was 17 and we got to be each others maid of honor for our weddings and be back to back pregnant! Sadly she lives in California and we now live in Washington, but we still get to visit pretty... MORE...

    Hanging with the Coopers

    Wednesday, March 27

    Do you remember that AMAZING Super Hero Wedding we shot a couple years back?  Well, Alex and James had a kid and he is a little stud.  We had the pleasure of getting to shoot them again and it was a good time to say the least. We love when we get to see our couples from past years... MORE...

    A bun in the oven

    Monday, February 25

    April and Jason are pregnant!!!! These two have been my friends for years and years. I met April at a dance club when we were 19, our eyes met across the dance floor.. hahaha. We got to shoot their engagement and  I was a brides maid in their wedding {as she was in mine}. AAANNDD they met at our wedding!!!... MORE...

    The Smiths {+1}

    Friday, February 15

    I met the Smith's long, long ago back when we were all wee teens at a bible study. Aaron and I were good friends and Jen and I took some college classes together. A while later, Jen Smith and Aaron Smith got married.. making a new and improved bunch of Smiths! I even shot their wedding years ago!! Now they... MORE...

    Ryan + Danielle {preggers… again}

    Saturday, December 29

    Ryan and Danielle are really good friends of ours who I met them when I was in my early 20's. I've had the privilege of shooting their engagement shoot, wedding, pregnancy with Wyatt and now pregnancy with little Adeline! Danielle was even a bridesmaid in my wedding! I'm so excited they are making another baby!! Their first son, Wyatt, is... MORE...

    Tyson + Tracy {a little baby in Bellingham} Bellingham Family Photographer

    Saturday, November 3

    Is it just me, or when you have a baby, do you become super into hanging out with other babies too? Haha. Our good friends Tyson and Tracy had their third little addition {Isabel} and as soon as she came out {ok, I waited a few days} we came over "here's some dinner, when can I take pictures?" haha. Gimme... MORE...

    Jon + Evita = Rachel {Yorba Linda, CA}

    Wednesday, October 10

    We've known Jon and Evita since we shot their wedding back in 2010. Right away we formed a friendship with them and Evita and I kept in touch through email, writing back and forth multiple times a week while she was bored at work. She told me she was pregnant and I hadn't told anyone but a friend and... MORE...

    a little bit of family goodness to hold you over

    Tuesday, June 26

    We are almost home! After over 5 weeks here in California we're headed back today and we're ready! We LOVE love love being here with Gray's family and spending time with all our friends down here, but I miss walking through the woods with Gray and Myles every morning. So here's the plan:  we get home, we're home for 2 days... MORE...

    The Farina’s {Sugar Grove, PA}

    Monday, August 29

    We got to shoot some more of Grayson's family while we were in PA {his uncles sister's family}. These people were amazing, and I don't think two girls could be more adorable. I got to meet them last year when we shot his other cousin's wedding and Glee and Flare were the flower girls in that wedding. We went out... MORE...

    Meet the Hopkins!

    Wednesday, August 3

    Ahhh... what a good looking family!  Meet the Hopkins!  The two little rascals are Chase and Christian + their parentals are Patrick + Tammy.  Talk about a fun group.  Thanks for being AWESOME! MORE...

    Parker loves leaves.

    Saturday, November 20

    When I asked Grayson what I should title this post he laughed and said "You should title it 'This could have been my nephew'." hahahaha. Ok, so I know this would be awkward for a normal person, but I suppose I'm not a normal person. This is my ex-boyfriends {awesome} family whom I absolutely love! Despite the fact that we... MORE...

    Ryan + Danielle- prego bliss

    Tuesday, December 15

    So a while back... yes, a while, we had the great pleasure of shooting one of my best friends tummy shots! I've known Ryan and Danielle for a long time now, and I loooovvee them! I got to shoot their engagement, their wedding and now their lovely baby good times. Wyatt is already born, and he's amazingly cute (through the... MORE...

    Boz the baby… again

    Tuesday, May 19

    This is Boz Kaylen DaSilva. I have been shooting Boz since before she was born, we haven't gotten to do it nearly enough, but that's how it goes. She is amazingly cute and is just freakin awesome. Until she gave me a fat lip with her binki- no so good Boz. Boz'z mama, Britani, and I have been good friends since... MORE...

    Sara and Ian’s family shoot

    Wednesday, December 24

    This... is Sara and Ian, brother and sister of course. Sara has been my best friend for years upon years and she is amazing. Ian is done with the Navy for a bit and they wanted to get their mom something she'd love for Christmas. Their house burnt down about 2 years ago and they lost all their family... MORE...

    The Jeffersons!

    Tuesday, December 16

    Meet... the Jefferson's. They were referred to me by Nina and Andrew Wiskus, an amazing couple whose wedding I shot last May. This family was seriously just fun and their kids are so stinkin cute. Helena was clearly the leader, Natalie was the quiet one, Nile was the ham and Taylor just a cute baby! We had so much fun... MORE...