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  • about me…

    i love my husband. he is truly my best friend.
    my daughter, vivian darling, has made my world even bigger & better.
    i love dance.
    i studied graphic design in college.
    seattle is the best. and, i love living here.
    i love music.
    a good cup of coffee can make my day.
    i love food & sharing a meal with friends.
    i love a good story. i am addicted to books & movies.

    i love to photograph people.

kristin & son + 1!

I am so excited for Kristin and Son! They are about to have a baby (any minute now), and they’ve kept the gender a surprise! I can not wait to hear if they are having a baby boy or baby girl. Either way, I know that it will be the most adorable baby, and that it will be showered with love. Just look at how these two look at each other!

Kristin and I go way back… so far in fact, that I can’t quite remember what age we were when we met. My guess is that I was in 3rd grade, and she was in 2nd. I do remember that we met at the school bus stop, that we used to do cartwheels in her living room, and that we always had a lot of fun together. When we got together for the shoot she reminded me that I was the one who had introduced her to the teen pop-star/mall-sensation Tiffany. Hilarious!

It was so great to see Kristin after so many years, and to meet her husband Son. There’s nothing better than seeing an old friend looking beautiful and happy years later. It was definitely a great way to spend my afternoon!

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the indie tot feature

The Wanamakers are most definitely one of my favorite families. Any time I get to spend with them is great.  I’ve known Camarin since we were both in middle school! And, now she is a gorgeous wife and mother of two. I am so happy for her and her husband Matt.

I was especially excited when The Indie Tot featured their family photos on their blog! As you may already know, baby Theo has already joined us, but it’s still fun to look back at this special time!

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fab you bliss feature!

Andrea and Lawrence are an amazing couple. I originally met Andrea a little more than a year ago, at her younger sister’s senior portrait session. She did her sister’s make up for the photographs, and I was blown away by her sweet personality, style and gorgeous smile. So, I was especially excited when Lawrence contacted me and scheduled their engagement session before he had officially asked Andrea to marry him! He said he knew she wanted to have her photos done with me, and wanted to get it scheduled before the summer booked up. That is not your average guy (go Andrea!).

Needless to say, I was really looking forward to shooting these two. They picked amazing locations and outfits, and were so fun to work with. Garrett and I can hardly wait for their wedding this summer. We’ll be traveling to Colorado to shoot it!

Fab You Bliss thinks these two are gorgeous too! Check out the feature at

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fresh squeezed weddings feature

Brytt and Tater are two of my very favorite people. The are intelligent, hilarious and awesome in every way. And, the thing about them that makes me the happiest is that they are completely head-over-heels in love with each other. A perfect match to be sure.

As you can see from their photos they are fun and quirky, and their engagement session was an absolute blast. So, it was just the icing on the cake to have the photos from their session featured on!

A few of my favorites…

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My husband and I consider Chris to be one of our favorite people. He’s got this sense of humor that’s offbeat, extremely dry, and incredibly hilarious. Think Mitch Hedberg meets Andy Kauffman meets, well, Chris Dean. He’s an original. We always have a great time hanging out with him (I usually end up cackling with laughter…those of you who know me, know that when I laugh, I laugh loudly). And, while he may consider himself the “jester” of our little group, he does have this extremely thoughtful and kind side to his personality that is endearing, and makes him a great gift giver (he seems to pick the perfect thing for everyone).

Chris just happens to be a copy writer, and he needed headshots for his business blog. I was honored that he asked me to take them. Writing about a writer makes me feel a little self-conscious, so I will keep this short, but not without telling you that you should definitely check out his work at

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