seattle lifestyle photographer

Jackson in the city | Seattle lifestyle photographer

When you spend the first year of your life frequenting coffee shops, playgrounds, and breweries just outside the door of your Capitol Hill apartment, it makes sense to celebrate with an urban shoot on the sidewalks you learned to walk on. 

Jackson has been walking since he was nine months old and was definitely the happiest whenever he was running away from his parents. And his dad was happiest whenever he was harassing Jackson, which is basically the sweetest thing you've ever seen.  

Dean Family | Seattle family photographer

On Friday nights in the summertime,  you can find the Dean family picnicking, playing in the sand, and giving their little boy zorberts at Golden Gardens. I was invited to document their Friday night ritual, and while the seals barked and the sun set, we captured authentic and meaningful memories for their family. 

More lifestyle sessions, please! I love them. These pictures capture the life, movement, and love in your families, and they are absolutely beautiful. 

Tulips and puddle jumping | Seattle Lifestyle Photographer

I grew up in the Skagit Valley, and while I don't really miss it or have nostalgic feelings about living there, I do have a hangup about taking pictures in the tulip fields every year. So this weekend we braved the crowds (and the mud) and headed to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for our annual photos.

My kids are not interested in looking at or smiling for the camera (who is?!) so they ran around while I chased after them, snapping away. Lifestyle/documentary photos are actually my preference since they clearly tell the story of our lives and allow my girls' personalities to shine through much better than posed pictures ever do. 

As you'll soon be able to see; the big girls ran wild, the baby tried to eat everything she got her hands on, and the highlight of our visit was a giant mud puddle. You can probably imagine how we all looked like by the time sloshed home in our rain boots.