Ty & Willia – Mr. & Mrs. | {Seattle Wedding Photographer}

Who says Friday the 13th isn’t a lucky day?!! This gorgeous couple got married on Friday the 13th…and a night with a full moon, too!! Talk about having faith and confidence that it didn’t matter what the date was, their wedding was going to be a special and amazing day…a start to a new chapter in their lives. Tyrell and Willia are a striking couple and so much fun…what a memorable day I had with them, their wedding party and families! Actually, it was kind of a lucky day as the forecast was for rain that day, quite a bit of it, after several dry weeks, and our plans for outdoor photos were up in the air, literally until late that morning, just a couple of hours before we were schedule to start shooting…and it was dry, completely dry for the photos…and the ceremony that evening. We started in Tacoma at Wright Park, which is an amazing park, no matter what time of the year! After the park, we all headed north to Seattle, with a stop for the groom and his groomsmen at a pole yard for a special photo (see below!). Then it was up to the location of the wedding, the Skansonia, a wonderful ferry with a perfect setting for a wedding! A bit of wind and some typical threatening Seattle clouds may have been present, but that didn’t dampen anything about this special occasion and the bride and groom were stunning and at the end of the day were Mr. and Mrs. Tyrell Kinyon!! The reception was such fun, besides a great bride and groom, the wedding party was a delight to work with, the families so kind and warm and Tim, who was the officiant, is a well organized and efficient person to work with, and so helpful with planning for the photography during the ceremony. The dancing during the reception was lively and everyone joined in…they just couldn’t resist!! So without further ado…here is a peek at this amazing wedding of Ty and Willia!!

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 Congratulations Ty and Willia…you two are such a great couple and I know you have amazing things ahead for the years to come!!

Thanks to my brother, Scott, and husband, for helping me shoot during the day and the evening…it was SO helpful to have their help and support!!

Sweet Baby Harper | {Puyallup Newborn Photographer}

Oh, another little baby girl…another sweet, precious and adorable girl! Harper was just 12 days old when I had the pleasure of meeting her and what a treat it was! Big sister, Ainsley, as well as mom came along for Harper’s session and it was such fun to see how Ainsley adores and loves Harper! It’s obvious there is a lifelong bond, and a forever love that these two will have for one another…that is a beautiful thing to see! Little Harper wasn’t so sure about sleeping when we started out, but as you will see, she finally decided it was far too much work to stay awake, so ended up sleeping the second half of the session. Of course, I couldn’t resist grabbing a few photos of big sis by herself while mom was feeding Harper…I’ve had the pleasure of photographing Ainsley since she was six months old and she’s a kind and fun little girl, not to mention pretty darn cute!! I know that this fall, it will be hard for mom to watch Ainsley head off to kindergarten, but I’m guessing she will be busy with Harper and that will help with the emotions of watching your oldest start school. This little beauty, her sister and mom were great and I always look forward to seeing them (and dad when he can make it!) for their sessions….what a great family who has been blessed by “two feet” that have joined their family!

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Wallman Family | {Tacoma Family Photograph}

What a wonderful treat it was to have such BEAUTIFUL weather for this session with the Wallman family! It seems that for the past couple of sessions with them, we’ve been either rescheduling due to weather or dodging “not so ideal” weather with an alternative location. On this absolutely GORGEOUS Friday afternoon, we had sunshine, and LOTS of it! It was a delightful change from what we’ve had in the past and it was warm and we were all dry…whoo hooo!!  Ed, Kerry, Maddy and Max are such fun to hang out with and I always look forward to their sessions, so we can catch up and I can see what the kids are up to! This past year Maddy started kindergarden…which doesn’t seem possible and will be in the first grade in the fall…I love watching my “kids” grow up through their sessions. This year the beach was a perfect choice and a nice location for this day! Some exploring, some playing, lots of sand, a bit of “oooey-gooey” something that Max found (turned out to be melted chocolate…which ended up on his shirt), a sucker or two, bare feet, bubbles, swings, slides, hugs, kisses, plenty of smiles, a few tears (poor Max!) and of course, bright sunshine!! Here is a peek at their family session!! Enjoy!! 😉

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Emmer Lynn | {Puyallup Newborn Photographer}

Beautiful little Emmer surprised her parents and arrived a couple of weeks early, but she timed her arrival perfectly! She joined mom and dad on Mother’s Day! There’s not a much better day for a woman to become a mom for the first time! Mom, aka Michaela, is beautiful and so at ease and relaxed with her new little bundle of joy! Dad, Joe, is right there to support and encourage with whatever they need. This lovely new family was a delight to spend a little time with on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. This sweet little baby is so blessed to have parents who adore her and are committed to giving her everything she needs and I can already see they will be great parents! Emmer also has a “four-legged” sibling who was so cute during the session, trying to snuggle into the blankets set of up for Emmer or giving her kisses…it was very sweet!

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SELFIE | {2014 Monthly Projects}

As we were last month…late posting the “monthly themed photos” that Jayden and I are working on…but at least we are getting them up now! Our theme was SELFIE, which is quite popular these days, so why not! Of course, you’ll be sick of my face (not Jayden’s how could you ever be tired of seeing her sweet face?!) by the time you finish this blog!! LOL  The definition of “selfie” according to Wikipedia is “selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as InstagramSnapchat, and Tumblr. They are often casual, and are typically taken either with a camera held at arm’s length or in a mirror.”  In late 2012, Time magazine announced that selfie was one of the top 10 buzz words of the year and a year later, it earned “word of the year” according to the Oxford English Dictionary!  So with that being said…here goes our selfies!!!

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Beautiful Kara | {Puyallup Newborn Photography}

A new baby welcomed into a family is one of the most heartwarming things that can happen to a couple and a family and this little beauty is SO very loved, as you will see in these photos. Abbie and Chris visited me earlier this spring for their maternity photos and I enjoyed talking with them about becoming parents. It’s normal to be excited as well as a bit nervous – these two had been planning and were ready for little Kara’s arrival (except for deciding on her name until she was born!)…although I don’t think they fully understood just how much they would fall in love with her and how quickly she became their everything! It’s incredible to watch a new parent with their child…and to hear just how much they love their new little one and and all the stories of the first few days…I will never get tired of hearing and seeing that! Sweet little Kara has a full head of dark hair and was just a pure delight during her session. A confession…I love the stolen little hugs and sniffs of “new baby” that I get during newborn sessions…it’s the BEST! Abbie and Chris are going to be amazing parents…they are totally committed to this sweet baby and I’m sure will only fall in love with her more and more each day!

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Mr. & Mrs. Chosich | {Tacoma Wedding Photographer}

A beautiful spring evening and a beautiful bride…it doesn’t get much better than this! What a blessing it was to be able to be a part of such a special couple’s big day! Chrystal and David were married last month on a lovely evening in Tacoma near the waterfront with sunshine and mild temperatures (and dry!!) to make their evening even that much more perfect! As you will see, Chrystal is gorgeous and made a stunning bride, who was glowing the entire evening as she was surrounded by family and close friends…it was obvious that both she and David are loved by so many! The bridesmaids were beautiful and three of them were in fact glowing themselves, as they are expecting…all due close to one another! I asked Chrystal if it was the water and if so, would she drink it…she smiled and nodded!! Ahh, I’m sure her dear friends will be excited for that day, when they welcome her to motherhood!!  Family is very important to Chrystal and David and many were there to share in this special day and give them their best for a life full of love and happiness…and you could see the joy that everyone shared as they watched Chrystal and David’s ceremony!

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