Another dear Washington state family is featured here today! They invited me to their new home and, once again, showed me their beautiful selves. This family was so open to me being a part of their day in a very observatory way. There are times it works well to add myself into the family unit and really engage with everyone during our session and, other times, when it works best to stay a bit on the outside and observe. With this family I gently engaged but mostly observed. They really let me watch them this time around. I had the opportunity to pay close attention to how the kids interact with each other, how their wonderful parents interact, and how they all interact, together and as individuals, with their new surroundings. I know I am always saying how honored I am to capture my clients but it’s true every time. When people allow me to not only see who they are but trust me to see that in them – I am deeply moved by that trust. I felt I saw this family more deeply than I did the last time I photographed them all. Perhaps it was because we were in their home or maybe it was because I hadn’t seen them in a while and was discovering new things. We also know each other better now, which always adds another layer. In any case – it was a meaningful experience to be with them. Huge thanks to each member of this loving family for your vulnerability and trust. It truly is an honor!
I am so incredibly grateful to this family for allowing me the opportunity to see how they’ve grown! Capturing them never feels like work. It’s fun the entire time! Being in the beautiful Pacific Northwest again makes this reconnection with their family extra special for me and makes me proud of the life I am able to continue here. Seattle also provides a perfect backdrop for a summer session. Thank you to my dear friend, Heidi, for assisting me. And a huge thank you to the Carman Family for spending this glorious morning with me.
This was SO fun! I am so honored to have had the opportunity to spend the day with my dear friend, Jess, and her wonderful fiancé, Aaron. The connection they share was such a delight to capture. My energy was fueled by their love and respect for one another. Thank you, Jess & Aaron, for letting me be a part of your engagement! CONGRATULATIONS!
There is so much beauty and talent in this Unexpected Trio. What a gift it was to have the opportunity to capture them and to experience their show at Don’t Tell Mama.
Don’t miss your chance to see Meg Flather, Rosemary Loar, and Tracy Stark on July 22nd, 7pm at Don’t Tell Mama.
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Enjoy a peek into a lovely communion celebration.
She said YES!!!!!
Thanks to the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park for hosting this beautiful moment!
Spent some time photographing The Skivvies, and their incredible guests, yesterday as they prepped for their show at Joe’s Pub. I also had the honor to capture some photographs of the show itself. If you haven’t seen The Skivvies yet – I highly recommend that you do! My extreme thanks to Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley. It was a pleasure to tag along with you both!
Sound Check: Dressing Room:
The Skivvies Show:
A wedding at home, a family with strong bonds between them, and a celebration of love. It was a beautiful day for a wedding in Pennsylvania.
I wanted to offer you a glimpse into my life for a change. My friends and family celebrated my birthday in the most unexpected and glorious ways imaginable that spanned the month of February. They gifted me with travel arrangements to where they are in order for me to spend quality time with them. Not only was this gift exactly what I needed but I couldn’t ever receive a better gift than quality time with the people that I love! They are the most extraordinary gifts in my life – not only on my birthday. Everyday I have so much to be grateful for…..and I am…..extraordinarily grateful.
The Gift of Them.
Quotes by: John O’Donohue
Photos taken in: Ocean Park, Washington
Siesta Key, Florida
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Ocean Park, Washington “Your friends were once strangers. Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life. Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent. Now your life is unimaginable without them. Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you. To lose these now would be to lose yourself.” “The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.”
Siesta Key, FloridaThe hunger to belong is not merely a desire to be attached to something. It is rather sensing that great transformation and discovery become possible when belonging is sheltered and true.
Boston, Massachusetts We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity. “Your noble friend will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. Such friendship is creative and critical; it is willing to negotiate awkward and uneven territories of contradiction and woundedness.”
Brooklyn! If you haven’t stopped into The Douglass for a cocktail and a burger, you may want to consider doing just that. I usually photograph people – but this job quickly opened my mind to include photographing food when the staff allowed me to taste all of the food you see here! Every bite was delicious! I may have sipped a tasty drink or two as well.
The wait staff is exceptional and there is plenty of space at this bar. There is also a room in the back perfect for parties and large groups!
If you like good eats and a fun atmosphere – check out The Douglass!
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