my approach

It’s more than a smile, more than a flash, more than creative editing. A good picture piques a viewer’s interest and evokes emotion. It alludes to a bigger story and invites the viewer to reminisce. 

My goal is to capture sweet moments between people and provide a glimpse into their lives together. A radiant, expectant momma and a daddy that loves to cuddle her belly, a set of proud parents that can’t take their eyes off their little one, a family playing together in the last rays of sunshine – these moments tell a timeless story.

I expect each client to have unique desires and goals for their photo shoot. Take a look at the below packages and let me know how you'd like to customize one to better fit your vision. 

Family session

Perfect for clients looking for updated pictures of their loved ones. I expect these shoots to be low stress and fun! We'll meet at a location of your choice in or around Seattle and after a few poses we will relax a bit and play. I'll focus on the interactions between each family member and capture their authentic candid moments together. Each portrait session includes the following: one hour photo shoot, about 45 hand edited images, access to an online photo gallery with high-quality print options, digital files, and print release. 

Lifestyle Session

A normal Saturday morning with my family begins with everyone strapping on their helmets and hopping on our old cruiser bikes. The first stop is our favorite coffee shop, naturally. After we are properly caffeinated we start our morning adventure, which could include a beach, playground, ferry ride, or farmers market, and almost always includes Vitamin D (donuts).

When I think about taking pictures to document my own family, I know that pictures of us in a beautiful location dressed to impress will not accurately reflect our family dynamic. Those pictures will be nice to look at, but they won't tell the real story of our time together. I want our family pictures to include helmet hair, donut sprinkles smeared across our shirts, and large smiles on our faces as we ride down the Burke Gilman trail as a family.

The goal of these lifestyle sessions is to capture the essence of your family. The little details that make your lives uniquely yours. Invite me to crash your typical family day together and I'll take pictures along the way, capturing authentic interactions, natural beauty, and emotions.

Each of these sessions are fully customizable, but I imagine a typical session will include: two to three hour photo shoot at up to three different locations, about 75 hand edited images, access to an online photo gallery with high-quality print options, digital files, and print release.

Birth stories

Photographing people become parents is truly incredible, and these are some of my favorite photos to take. It is my joy to be a quiet observer during your birth, taking a journalistic approach to documenting the arrival of your little one. All births are different, so please contact me directly so we can discuss how to best partner to capture these beautiful moments.