Angel Eyes | Seattle Child Photographer

You might not recognize him now, but I got to photograph him when he was just a few days old. I'm in love with these eyes. He had just woken up in at my place after having fallen asleep in the car on the way to have his photos taken. I suppose it would take me a minute or two too figure it out too, but once he did, he was all smiles and on the go.


Brian + Trinity | Tacoma Engagement Session

Trinity was a bridesmaid at one of the first weddings I ever photographed back when I was an assistant.  And then she popped up at another, and then another, and yet another. Love is in the air Tacoma! It was a wonderful surprise when she sent me a message saying that she herself was engaged to be married and they wanted me to photograph their own wedding.

We put their engagement session on our calendars, with crossed fingers for good weather, and waited. It turned out gorgeous. Yes is was cold, but they had each other to keep warm.

Downtown Tacoma was our main location. The old buildings provide a lot of character and you don't have to go very far before stumbling upon another inspiring area to photograph. After a bit, and just before the sun went down, we hopped down the road to the newer Chambers Creek park. It's a huge place with waterfront access, grassy fields, a dog park for their big puppy Alice, and a golf club, perfect for holding a wedding reception. I can't wait to shoot there.

These two seem so comfortable with each other. When I asked Brian what that thing was about Trinity that made him know she was the one, without hesitation he said "She is handsdown the coolest, funniest and most beautiful girl I've ever known or dated." Melt!


How do you say "I Love You"?

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’ve taken thousands of photographs or the years. I am always in awe and speechless when it comes to the love I’ve seen. I've photographed newborns, newlyweds, even those with heartache and loss. It always comes back to that simple word that means so much.

Happy Valentine’s,
xo Jen


Vintage Baby | Tacoma Newborn Photographer

When I talk with my clients about photographing their children and newborns, I like to ask if there is something special to them, or their children that we can incorporate into the portraits to personalize them. You know, teddy bears, hand-knit items grandma may have made, things with the baby's name on it. Sometimes I get really lucky and the parents have amazing props we can use like this old steamer trunk, and vintage baby buggy that has been handed down from generation to generation. The weather was a bit too damp and chilly to take a newborn outside for photos, but I'm looking forward to getting outdoors with this antique baby stroller and beautiful little girls again sometime soon.

I LOVE this one!


Anthopologie Weddings

I'm an Anthropologie devotee and always excited to see their latest and greatest catalogs. The clothes have an over the top feminine quality with their ruffles, bows and girly prints. But the styling has a vintage bohemian edge that appeals to my inner free spirit.

Many of my brides have mentioned wanting to capture the romantic Anthropologie feel on their wedding day and now they are making it even easier by launching a whole new store and line of wedding dresses and accessories, appropriately names, BHLDN (pronounced beholden). Mark your calendars because next week on Valentine’s Day will be the big release!


What's LOVE got to do with it? | Federal Way Valentine's Portraits

For Curt & Deloris, with nearly 40 years of marriage, 3 kids, 4 grand kids and all of the hard work that goes into those, I would think love has a lot to do with it. I'm lucky to have these two wonderful people in my life. They've welcomed me into their home and family when I needed it the most. They've given me hope that two people can stay together through thick and thin. They are some of the kindest people I've known and am thankful for my best friend for sharing her delightful parents with me. Love you two!

All You Need Is LOVE | Auburn Valentine's Portraits

These kids have a special place in my heart. They are the children of my best friend and I was at every one of their births. I don't see them often enough and am always amazed at how much they've grown since the last time I saw them. We've been talking for years now of doing a group photo of the kids and as always, time gets away from us, another holiday or birthday has come and gone, and they just keep growing. Well, we finally did it. Grandma and grandpa worked on the sly to make sure we didn't miss this wonderful time in their lives. They're all still so sweet and willing to sit together, arms around one another. I love these guys!
Right away we were able to sneak a beautiful photograph of mother and daughter in their matching fur coats. That was about it for the fun part, and then the "Terrible Two's" took over.

Terrible Two means almost nothing can make a 2 year old happy. The slightest touch, look or just about anything caused this little girl to melt down. It was one of those days.

Sucker's are my secret weapon against cranky kids. I keep a stash of these huge ones right next to me when I'm working. She was a hard nut to crack, but not against these giant treats. They have yet to do the trick.