2 Rockin The Bump - Seattle Belly & Birth Photographer

Once a week for a couple years now I joing a group of talented women for a night of sharing, gossip and creating, aka "stitch and bitch". We are knitters. Many are more talented than me, but I can knit a mean scarf. I've been fortunate to meet some really wonderful gals there; baby mama's, doggie mama's and a few earth mama's too. There's been a little something in the water, or so it seems, as four babies have been added in the last 6 months.  I've been fortunate to document a couple bellies and a beautiful home birth. If you're pregnant, having photographs taken before the baby comes is a wonderful way to document your family as it grows. Brothers and sisters love getting in on the action and makes them feel just as special as the belly that's likely been getting all of the attention.

 Here are a few of my favorites from their maternity sessions and a wee newborn. This is Shawna's family a week before her litttle baby was born.

And then the day her birth, Shawna who is also a talented child photographer, asked me to capture the first moments of her babies new life. Comforted by loved ones and after a long days labor, baby Lillia was finally born.

Both mama's were due around the same date, infact they delivered just one week apart. Angi's baby I was unable to photograph coming into this world, but she's just as beautiful as her mama is.


Just Add Water - First Year Portraits Bellevue

I love photographing this little guy. His little mug & bum have graced my business cards more than once and I'm thinking this cute bathtub pic might be one of the next. D wasn't too thrilled with pics at first, but a swish in the tub and it was all better. His mommy & daddy are some of the most down to earth people I've met. I'm so lucky to have great clients. Thanks M&L!


First Year Paper - Charming Hansville Washington Wedding

Wil & Sarah celebrated their first wedding anniversary this week. Congratulations you two! Time sure flies when you're having fun.

"Some people ask the secret to a long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candle light, dinner, soft music, and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." ~Henry Youngman


And The Winner Is - Miss Washington Pageant

I had such a fun time photographing Susan for her upcoming promo cards. She was crowned Miss Moses Lake 2010 and is competing for the upcoming Miss Washington 2010 title. I have to admit, I had a tiny preconceived idea in my head of what it would be like working with a pageant girl. I know, I know, shame on me. But Susan blew me away with her down to earth personality and completely proved me wrong. She is a tough cookie who wore her ball gown in the cattails and a cow pasture, posed for photos in front of the gawking Lightrail security guard with grace (seriously he was there for at least 10 minutes!), and is the only person I've met who has used the word "Cheeseburger" to help muster a smile. I'm sure you'll agree she's darling and hope you get a chance to see her compete and play piano. Good luck girl!!!

Grace & Sam

Turquoise & Water - Edmonds Beach Wedding

With the sun shining and a deep blue sky, everyone in Seattle was out at the beach. It was a sign that spring was here and summer soon on its way. Obviously blessed with a gorgeous day for their wedding, the groom, Kareem, was grinning ear to ear when he finally got to see his beautiful bride draped head to toe in jewels and a rich embroidery.

Their friends worked feverously to finish bouquets and add final touches to a waterfront room at the Edmonds Senior Center where the reception would be held, while the bride's family cooked an incredible banquet of homemade food.  I couldn't begin to tell you what was on the menu, but it was absolutely delicious. Since the weather was perfect, the couple married outdoors surrounded by their loved ones then moved the party indoors for the delicious feast, dancing and to the delight of out of towners, a top notch sunset view.