Life’s been super busy after having a baby and I only have ONE baby! I can not imagine what moms of two or three must go through each day and I bow my head to them because they are amazing! Having a little family of my own has truly made me appreciate how great, fun, and important family photos are. Our kids are only small for such a short amount of time. How important it is to capture these times. I grew up in China so there’s not a lot of photos of me as a kid. The few I do have, I cherish so much. I wish I had more! So when Kathy+Angelo+Andre wanted to take photos, I couldn’t wait to help them capture this little fleeting moment of time for them. This was taking back during the fall still and I just had enough time to post. Andre is such an adorable kid and he’s lucky enough to have the most amazing, loving parents. We photographed Kathy+Angelo’s wedding about 3 years ago so we know what a great couple these two are. Now that we’ve seen them become parents, that same type of love they share with each other has spread and grown a million-fold for their little guy. I loved spending the afternoon with them and hope to see Andre grow into a handsome (and much loved) little man.
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Fall is all about family portraits! It’s my favorite time to take photos because of the beautiful changing leaves. The Masuda Family took advantage of the very last good weekends in Seattle to get a set of photos taken. The newest member of the family, Leo looks like he had a great time! A beautiful setting for a beautiful family!!!
I’ve always wanted to take advantage of Woodinville’s lavender farm because it’s close to where I live and it’s just so beautiful. Although we caught the lavender harvest towards the end of the year, it was still a wonderful shoot. Mainly because Jennifer and her family brought the best props! Props like these are like a photographer’s dream. Better than a kid at a candy store. More like me in a Chanel boutique, in the midst of Paris, and you told me I can pick all the Chanel bags till my heart’s content. Yeah…it’s THAT good. And I think the photos prove it…don’t you?
We’re back from a short hiatus after having our wonderful baby son, Matthew. I’ll introduce him onto this blog soon enough when the time is right.
Speaking of timing, isn’t it one of the most important aspects of whether something will work out in life? Morgan+Tyson knew each other in college but never dated one another at the time because the timing wasn’t right. They both were in different relationships and it wasn’t until a little after both of them graduated, when they were both single, they decided to give it a try. Try they did and it all worked out because next year around this time, they’ll be married!
Morgan+Tyson really wanted an engagement shoot that spoke to their fun and quirky relationship. Morgan is a local kickboxing instructor. Now, I’m not talking about some fru fru dancing kickboxing here. I’m talking about all out, punching a boxing bag type of a work out. She really wanted to incorporate that aspect of her life into this shoot and we had a lot of fun doing it! From the sounds of it, their wedding is going to be a riot and I just can not wait until these two tie the knot.
There’s more photos in Morgan+Tyson’s slideshow below.
Leavenworth Washington is known for it’s German town. In the winter, the downtown is lit up in Christmas lights and the surrounding mountains are filled with snow. It truly feels like you’re in the middle of old Germany. But just two weeks before Amanda+Nathan’s big day, Leavenworth was still smoke filled. The Central Washington forest fires threatened this beautiful couple’s big day, but luckily the fires were contained and the smoke was mostly cleared out of the town itself. It was however, 95 degrees that day and poor Amanda was in a thick, yet beautiful dress and she was such a great sport walking around in dried pine needles in the midst of a heat wave. Take a look at their wedding sneak peek photos. This wedding was small and intimate. It was truly a fairy tale wonderland type of nuptial. And I LOVE shooting weddings like this. Enjoy!
There’s more photos in Amanda+Nathan’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
A girl’s wedding day is a day she usually looks and feels her best. But when you happen to catch the stomach flu the night before your big day, that’s definitely a bummer. In this case, the bride has every right to go bridezilla on everyone and cry her heart out. Get as emotional as she can because it’s her day and it’s about to be ruined. But…this bride wasn’t Brooke. Poor Brooke felt horrible the whole day and not only did it not stop her from having a day of her life, she was the one apologizing to everyone that she was sick! Even when she needed to be rushed to the Emergency Room after a fresh face of make up, she still had a smile on her face so that everyone around her didn’t stress out over her. I admire her for being such a strong woman and she’s seriously one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. Check out her and Corey’s lovely wedding day below and wish them a wonderful life without stomach flus!!!
There’s more photos in Brooke+Corey’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
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!
We love big-small weddings. What’s a big-small wedding you ask? Well, it’s when the wedding party, the guest list, and everything else about the it is considered BIG; however, the warmth of the crowd, the personalization of the ceremony, and the wedding couple themselves make it feel like a wedding that’s much smaller and more intimate. And those are the funnest weddings to shoot.
Spending the whole day with Jamie+Kheim was hardly any work at all. I said before that Khiem is one of the easiest guys to make laugh…and I still hold to that opinion. And Jamie, well…need I say more? She’s that classy bride that’s on time, patient, and lovely in every way. I loved that this couple incorporated speeches about their fathers who, sadly could not be with them on their special day. Jamie, a trained hula dancer made a special tribute by dancing for her new husband and the way that he looked at her while she performed could have made any heart melt. I definitely think this couple will make it…don’t you? Here’s a sneak peek of their wedding day below and enjoy!
There’s more photos in Jamie+Khiem’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
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.