Port Orchard, Washington

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!

Comments
  • As ever, your natural ability to “read” our girls and willingness to interact with them on their terms is amazing. These photos are heart-stopping, and it’s because you do things the way you do that you can capture the essence of our little introverts. Also, we all really love you anyway, because you’re you!

  • Thank you for these words Kim. They warm my heart!