Kudos to this delightful young lady as when we had her session it was one of those blasting 90 degree days here in the Puget Sound and she didn’t complain a single time! Ayrianna is not only a beautiful girl, but so very sweet, kind and caring and during her session, she was very relaxed and natural…it was just easy and fun to photograph her! As her mom calls this birthday…her “golden” birthday since it’s her last year of being in the single digits…it was touching to watch just how emotional her mom was watching her baby, who is turning into a lovely young lady…growing up before her very eyes! As any parent knows…watching your children grow up is a delight, but also a bit sad when you know that the little child who was so dependent and looked to you for everything is becoming more independent and doesn’t always need you. This family is a blast to hang out with…I’ve known them for a few years…and had the pleasure of photographing Aaron and Elizabeth’s wedding a couple years ago (such fun!!!) and they have gone from clients to friends, which is a true blessing with my job! So…as you will see, Ayrianna has a beautiful smile and eyes that sparkle and even more than that…she’s a strong and confident girl who I know will achieve whatever she puts her mind to in life!!


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the connection that Ayrianna has with her dog, Willow…it’s precious and priceless…they both obviously adore each other!ayrianna_0009ayrianna_0010ayrianna_0011ayrianna_0012ayrianna_0013ayrianna_0014ayrianna_0015ayrianna_0016ayrianna_0017ayrianna_0018ayrianna_0019ayrianna_0020ayrianna_0021

~ GORGEOUS GIRL ~ayrianna_0022ayrianna_0023ayrianna_0024This beautiful little message that her parents wrote for her explains it all…ayrianna_0025ayrianna_0026ayrianna_0027

Ayrianna…you totally ROCK…and I know that you will be strong enough for whatever comes your ways in life…be true to yourself and faithful to those who love you!!



Although it has been nearly 2 months since this wonderful event, it seems like just yesterday and as I prepare this post, that the fun and lively wedding took place. It was held at Pickering Barn in Issaquah and what a great venue…it had everything and the perfect weather that day was an added bonus!! Sharing in such a special day with a couple is truly a gift and to be show them highlights of a day they will never forget is what I love! Even more special is sharing this day with good friends…I have known Jenny since we moved to Puyallup, almost 20 years ago. Our daughter and Jenny met on the first day of third grade and not only have they been friends ever since, our families have been as well. Watching Jenny grow up and now getting married…it doesn’t seem possible, but I’m so excited for she and Mikey and what the future has in store for these two! They just settled in Seattle and Mikey started his residency and Jenny will start at a new school, teaching first grade…so many changes, but together, I know they can conquer whatever life presents to them.


Best wishes to you two for a life filled with love, happiness, joy, laughter and maybe a few more kittens!! ?

  • Nancy - July 23, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Just stunning!ReplyCancel

    • Terri - July 23, 2015 - 10:18 pm

      Thank you, Nancy…they are truly a beautiful couple…and beautiful families!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - July 27, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    Love these! Beautiful photos of such a wonderful celebration!! Love you guys!ReplyCancel

Goodness me, I was so lucky to get to see this family regularly for two years…starting out with Lincoln’s newborn photos and through the Babe’s First Year and following him to his first birthday. Then, the fun continued as he was joined by little sister, Violet and that meant another year of this awesome family.  These adorable kids are so sweet and blessed to have their parents, Shawna and Phillip…they are loved and adored by them and you can see they are such happy kids, surrounded by wonderful parents to guide them! The highlight of this session was Violet’s first birthday (we were a little late between my recovery from surgery and the kids both getting colds)…and of course, it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include the rest of the family! Even Lincoln got a cupcake in celebration of his 2nd birthday. Violet is a beautiful and very sweet little one, who is busy and on the move, but then again, she has her big brother to keep up with, so I wasn’t a bit surprised!! Lincoln was a little quieter, but his smile just beams and I could see he was just taking in everything and checking it all out. He’s a loving big brother and is very kind and gentle towards Violet! Oh, how I’ve loved getting to know this family over the past two years…they are so kind, considerate and thoughtful and watching them grow from a family of two to four has been heartwarming!!


  • Alicia Simmons - March 21, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    THESE ARE ALL FABULOUS!!!! I want one of each of them! LOL Terri your eye is amazing! You have a great gift, you’ve captured Lincoln and Violets curious and wonderful personalities. And even the family shots are sweet! Of course you have a fabulous subject family so that makes your job a little easier! :0)

    Love ya Shawna and Phil and of course little Lincoln and Violet!ReplyCancel