I don’t know what it is about Bothell…but I love it! Not just because I live here (ok so I’m a little biased) but it’s because it’s so interesting! Nestled a little Northeast from Seattle, it’s close to Kirkland and Bellevue, close enough to drive to Seattle on a regular basis, and also extremely convenient to Snohomish and a variety of farms where you can get fresh organic produce and meats. But what I really love about Bothell and it’s surrounding areas is that it’s full of families! It’s a great place to raise kids because of it’s wonderful school districts and communities with parks and other little kiddos running around. Lucy, Stella, Grayson and their families live within a 5 mile radius from Chris and I so we decided to hang out one HOT HOT morning at the Bothell Country Village. This place is a little unique to say the least (there’s a two story chicken sculpture near the entrance) but it’s one of the best places to bring kids. And boy did we have a blast!
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Almost exactly two years after Amy+Erik got hitched, we got together for Emilio, their first son’s one year photo shoot. I love my job as a photographer because not only is repeat business great, but along the way, we make awesome friends. Hanging out with Amy, Erik, and Emilio was the highlight of that weekend. It made me realize that I really need to hang out with them more!
Emilio has eyes that’ll someday break many hearts! He’s started to break mine when we had to say goodbye to him. Just take a peek of their photos and enjoy!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking photos of first time expectant parents. I don’t know how to put it into words, but I think it’s because when couples are expecting their first child, they feel so many things. Excitement, nervousness, fear, love, joy…and the list goes on and on. I think a woman’s most beautiful when she’s pregnant and excited. She smiles with such conviction because she’s truly happy to be soon holding a little creation she’s made with her loving husband.
I love photographing families because it’s a great opportunity for me to play with kids. Every child is different and each and one of their personalities cracks me up. Theresa+Serimon are great parents, not because they’re personal friends of mine, but because I can see it through their kids. You can tell Chloe wants to be like her beautiful mom in every way. Anywhere from posing photos like her mom, to having matching boots and a mini scarf. She’s on her way to being a beautiful classy little lady…just like her mother. Christian thinks so highly of his daddy. He told me his dad is stronger than Marshawn Lynch and can lift a whole house. Now that’s a hero!
On a rare sunny Seattle fall afternoon, we went out to the park and took these lovely photos of the Strong family. Enjoy!
Chris and I have been getting into the habit of shopping most of our weekly meat and produce at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. It’s just so great to grab some coffee then stroll around with nice people from stand to stand picking through beautiful locally grown vegetables and fruit. But what better way to spend a Sunday morning before the market than photographing a beautiful family? Well, that just is the icing on the cake. Check out the Bass Family!
Jean and I have been friends since high school. And I’ve said this before, but I don’t remember ever meeting her. And she doesn’t remember meeting me either. In our memories, we were just in each others’ lives since around 1995 or so. In high school, I was not one of the popular ones. I had a little bit more than a handful of good girl friends I talked on the phone with and wrote notes to. Those friendships lasted through college and to this day, we’re just as close as we’ve ever been.
Jean and I literally chat every single day. If a day goes by without chatting with her, it feels like something’s misaligned. I was in her wedding when she married her high school sweetheart, Jun, and she was my maid of honor when Chris and I got hitched. A friendship like this doesn’t come by very often and I’m truly blessed for woman like Jean in my life.
Throughout the years of chatting daily with Jean, I’ve noticed our conversations take their slow turns, depending on where we are in our lives. Currently, we chat a lot about babies and motherhood. I’m blessed to be able to share with her in this, probably one of the happiest times of her life, and I truly can not wait to meet her and Jun’s little baby boy. It was a long journey to get here, but a really good one. I can’t be more happy for these two parents-to-be’s. Enjoy their recent baby bump stroll through the park below and I’ll be excited to post photos of the little boy when he arrives.
Hello world! Please say hi to my newest love…Max! While my husband was out of the country on business, I fell in love with another man…and that little man is baby Max. Max’s father and I used to work together. He used to be the Yin to my Yang as we slaved hours on end at our jobs. When I heard he became a dad, I was so excited to get to meet his baby boy. And oh my, did I fall head over heels for him.
Max is probably the sweetest little 6 week old I’ve ever met. His mommy told me that he was on his best behavior that day because not one tear ran down those cute little cheeks. He was happy as a clam…but definitely cuter than a clam. His parents are new at doing the whole…well…parenting thing. But I can tell they’re a great team. They both kept telling me about how great it feels to be a parent and the overpowering joy that Max brought to their lives. Max is very lucky to have such awesome parents and will grow up to be a fine young man. I just know it! But for now, enjoy this sneak peek of Max below!
Emily is a small lady with a great personality. A baby that don’t fuss or cry when forced to wake up and look cute for the cameras in the freezing fall weather. Emily just turned one year old about a month ago and we hope she learns to walk soon. Can you imagine this cutie pie running around clumsily? It would be the cutest thing. Enjoy Emily with her Mom+Pop in their sneak peek below. Oh and one more thing, I think Mom resembles a certain famous Chinese movie/pop star. What do you think? Enjoy!
Today Chris and I had a chance to meet one of the cutest little things in the world, Baby Zoey! Wai+Tats are our dear friends and I’ve known Wai since high school. It’s hard to believe that life has brought us here and we’re now welcoming her first little baby girl to the world. Zoey was born yesterday morning. She made a grand entrance, surprising both her mommy and daddy by arriving earlier than expected. But it was a great surprise indeed because it allowed Chris and I the opportunity to meet her just that much earlier.
Just last weekend though, some of us friends threw Wai+Tats (and Zoey) a baby shower. Little did we know at the time that it would just be one short week before she’d arrive. Nonetheless, the then to-be parents had a great time and here’s some pics for them (and you) to enjoy!