Christine and Tim decided to use their adorable West Seattle home for their engagement session. While their cats remained mostly stealth during our time, Christine’s laughter and Tim’s jovial spirit filled the house. Style wise they said they compromised at times while decorating their place, and then even created a new paint color by mixing two tones together.
When I asked if they had a moment when they knew it was "game on" with the other, when they knew they had found "the one", they both took a minute to think. Tim said that for him it was when he realized that the house they had bought was only home because Christine was there. It wasn't the things in it, or the location- it was her. And isn't that just what love is all about? Read More
“Love is the desire to give, accompanied by the ability to receive.”
- Gerrit quoting his aunt during toasts
Gerrit and Brittany were married on a perfectly Seattle grey January day at Melrose Market Studios. “This is so them,” I heard their guests repeat throughout the wedding. The wedding program was a zine documenting their relationship and wedding party. Their playlist during dinner was exclusively songs from bands whose shows that they went to together. They had a first dance song so obscure that I couldn’t find it online. (Music enthusiasts: it was Everything But The Girl’s unreleased demo cover of Big Star’s “Thirteen”). It was sweet, relaxed, and personal. Thanks for taking me along for the ride, and for having a killer playlist all day that included The National, Death Cab For Cutie, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Read More
Brittany and Gerrit share a love of music. "He told me that my hair looked like Karen O's," Brittany told me while recalling when they first met. (Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs happened to be one of her favorite artists.) He writes live show reviews and she takes photos for KEXP. When it came time to decide a location for our portrait session Brittany suggested Pike Place Market and stopping around their favorite spots. We ran around in the rain through alley ways, Gerrit shared a secret spots that he showed her at the beginning of their relationship, and we took cover inside near a little tchotchke shop that they visit often. Read More
"Family hug!" Maisie called out, and as Darren pulled them all in close together Liam let out an excited giggle. It has been such a joy watching these two grow into parenthood and love on their little guy. I'm positive that the Family Hug I documented is only one of so many thousands that Liam has experienced during his first year of life. I was also thrilled that my furry pal Portland was also able to come out to their mini family session in the park. This is photographic proof that yes, you can have a family session with a one year old and a dog! Read More
Anna and Tom are so kind, so generous, and so in love with each other. On one of the craziest weather days the Pacific Northwest saw this summer - wind storms and massive rains- Anna and Tom were married in a little barn on Lopez Island in front of their families. Read More