Sunday, March 18, 2012


I've secretly been loving Kendall's shadow for the last several months.  Often when we're walking hand in hand I wish I could stop what we're doing, grab my camera and catch our shadows together as mommy and daughter.  But I usually don't... The shadows are so sweet.  I want to bottle them up and keep them forever because she's just so small, and growing so fast...  Everyone tells you your babies are only little for so long... Boy, are they right.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Self Portrait...

I'm glad I have a wide angle lens.  I honestly don't use it a ton--mainly just for location overview shots and self portraits--but it's a good thing to have in your bag.  These were taken one night while I was editing.  Kendall crawled up to sit with me and fell asleep.  There's some distortion going on but that's OK.  I'd rather have the memory than perfection...  Besides, how else am I supposed to get in the pics? ;)
Canon 20mm   f/2.8  ISO 4000   f/2.8   1/60 sec

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I just love silhouette shots.  This pic was taken at dusk in Loreto, Mexico.  For more pictures and the full story on my trip go HERE.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I like "quiet" photos.  Like this one of my daughter taken recently under sunnier skies...  Oh, how is she so big already?

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I love piano solo music.  Sometimes I listen to it when I drive.  I find it very soothing and relaxing, each note sounds so full and golden.  Someday, I will learn how to play... One photography tip I always keep in mind is getting on the same level as your subject.  It completely changes your perspective and brings the image to life.  Like this pic of my niece playing piano.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I've always loved shoe shots for as long as I can remember.  These little silver ballet slippers are so cute...  

Monday, February 6, 2012


Sometimes you take a photo that's beyond random but you end up loving it.  Like this one of Kendall.  It's way past her bedtime and she's running around in her galoshes and snow hat but I just love everything about it... :)

Friday, February 3, 2012


I took lots of pics of Kendall playing in the snow during Seattle's snowstorm but this image was my favorite by far.  It's in no way technically perfect--my husband is blurry from the low shutter speed, it was at dusk and light was fading fast--but I love it because it really captures Kendall's personality right now.  Fun.  Happy.  And full of Joy...  She is truly a ray of sunshine, even on a dark winter day.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pretty Snow...

Seattle had a huge snowstorm about a week ago.  We got close to 10 inches at our house (although I forgot to document most of it, oop-sies).  But here's a pic of some driveway lanterns we saw on one of our snowy walks...  Snow is pretty.  For a little while anyway :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Being someone's mommy is a lot of work...

"Being someone's mommy is a lot of work..." is what I was thinking at 1:42am this morning while trying to get Kendall back to sleep after she woke up with tummy ache.  But I didn't mind.  :)  Being a mommy is a whole lotta work, more than anyone or anything could ever really prepare you for.  But it's also very worth it.  And I just love her...
(And in case you were wondering, this wasn't taken last night) :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finally, a post!

So.  I am finally at a place where I have time for personal blogging again.  I am just not sure I have time for three blogs... Which means this blog may be biting the dust.  BUT, I am not totally sure yet so please check back here from time to time.  While I'm deciding if I should keep this blog or combine it with my professional site I WILL be blogging (Gasp!  Can you believe it??) on my family site, as well as my business one,, so check there for updates right now. And of course what is a post without pics?  Here is my beautiful little girl, Kendall, 20 months, enjoying some winter sun before Seattle got hit with snow last week.  

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dear Blog...

I miss you. I really, really miss you. I just don't have time for you right now, I'm sorry. I've had lots of things going on HERE though so that is a good thing. Please check out my latest stuff if you want.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Busy, Busy...

Sorry, I know I've been MIA for a while :( Life has just been really busy lately but in a good way. I hope to start posting again here soon but in the meantime you can check out a few new posts on my photography business site or on our family blog :)

Monday, May 30, 2011


My weekend involved some fun times with family and friends and a little bit of this. I actually really love golf, I just don't go very often... It made me realize how much I miss it. :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Three Day Weekend...

Hope you can get out of dodge and do something fun. See you soon!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Like any girl I love fresh flowers.

They brighten any room, lighten any mood...

Coral pink roses are my very favorite.

These were waiting for me when I got back from a work trip after missing Mother's Day this year.

And I enjoyed their loveliness all week.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Beautiful Baby Girl...

Sometimes you just keep coming back to the same image.

Like this one of Kendall on Easter.

Love this.

To see the other pics from her Easter shoot go HERE

Friday, April 29, 2011

I can honestly say...

I have no idea where the last year has gone.

Today my baby was a baby for the last time.

Tomorrow is her one year birthday.

And I'm in complete and utter disbelief.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Random Thought...

Streets named after people.

They must have been a good person for a street to be named after them. But it also usually means they're dead. Why can't we name a street after someone because they're great yet still alive?

Oh, the things I think about...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wishful Thinking...

Wish I was here right now instead of stuck behind my desk at work. A sunny day at the beach and a cocktail... Ahhh, a girl can dream can't she?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saw this in a coffee shop...

And it really spoke to me.

Life can be a little overwhelming at times.

I'm kind of having one of those weeks (or two).

It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Thank Goodness!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


At the beach. I liked how the crow looked so tiny on the big, old tree stump. And the way the sky looked behind it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Had ourselves a sweet visitor the last two weeks while someone was skiing on Spring Break...

His name is Sam Rabbit.

The Easter Bunny has nothing on this guy :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Took this picture at the beach last weekend.

It's our first self-portait as a family

Seeing Kendall's little head between ours makes me smile.

What was two is now three.

I like being a Family.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Cause let's be honest, Everything's better with bacon.
Hope your Sunday's served up just right. :)