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.
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.
“Step Away from the Mean Girls…
…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.
Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.
This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.”
When the first words out of the groom’s mouth during his wedding day is, “TWO-CHAINSSSS!!!” you know it was going to be a good day. As photographers, on a wedding day we spend about twelve hours on our feet and it can sure be tiring. But being with Nichole+Tim, they made us forget about our aching feet. Nichole+Tim just wanted to have fun on their wedding day…and they weren’t kidding. When we saw that each of the banquet tables at their reception housed two Costco sized bottles of liquor, we knew this party was going down! Oh…and did we mention the Costco sized wine buffet off to the side in case people ran out of alcohol at their tables?
Weddings are supposed to be fun and Nichole+Tim proved this to be the case. I’ve known Nichole for years! In fact, Chris and Nichole worked together when he purchased my engagement ring and Nichole actually remembered the day he took a long lunch to get it. So it was even more special for us to photograph their special day for them. We’ve never had such a crazy time with them and their wedding party, walking around Pioneer Square yelling at the top of our lungs. Just check them out!
There’s more photos in Nichole+Tim’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
I’m sure we’ve all met someone that automatically made us feel comfortable around them without them even trying very hard. That’s how I strive to be when I meet new people and Rachel was that person for me. I first met Rachel while shooting Bre+Casey’s wedding last fall. When Rachel contacted me about photography and we met at a coffee shop, I knew right away that she was the type of bride I wanted to shoot. She has an innate ability to comfort people that’s around her and her wedding day was just that. Rachel+CJ wanted to celebrate with their closest family and friends. They’re the couple that’s so thoughtful that they didn’t even get their own plate of food until their guests all got their food during reception. And they are so meant to be for one another.
It doesn’t take long for one to see how passionate CJ is about Rachel. Not only did his vows to her made me tear through my camera lens, it was also the way he held her during our portrait session together. Whatever pose we asked him to do, he did with such ease. As if he’s meant to hold her all his life. And the way he touches her face when he kisses her…it melts my heart.
We were so blessed to be apart of this awesome couple’s wedding day. Take a look at their sneak peek and slideshow below!
There’s more photos in Rachel+CJ’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.
Priscilla+Dale will be getting married in about four weeks and a couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to spend a nice Sunday afternoon with them walking in the park and on the beach. Priscilla is a photographer’s dream. Why? Well, because she laughs on command! I’ve never worked with anyone that can laugh naturally as easily as she can. And although Dale is a little bit more serious, when we asked him to be a little silly infront of our lenses, he totally surprised us. I wonder what the wedding day will bring out of these two. Check out their engagement sneak peek below.
There’s more photos in Priscilla+Dale’s slideshow below. If you are on an iPhone or an iPhone, click HERE.