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home in december with sha sha, daniel, and charlie | a rainy saturday in bellevue, washington

when you're shooting indoors in the seattle-area during the winter you know a few things -

that you're going to get super low light situations

which in turn means your potential shooting spots are limited af

lucky for you,

i enjoy this challenge.

in my opinion, these "obstacles" can make for some

truly cozy

and intimate imagery.

sha sha, daniel and charlie were the most wonderful of subjects on this rainy af december day in bellevue.

if you've read my blog post on "why i love family photography"

then you'll recognize some of the language i use to describe my photography work in this session.

for me, photography sessions with all my clients

is all about:

capturing the shape of you and yours.

i could encourage you to stiffen into awkward poses that aren't familiar to you. i could push us to try and get a laugh out of your child (even when they don't feel like it). i could suck out all your originality and create something for pinterest. i could copy all the family photo "trends" that are seen widely on social media.


i can create images

with you

that are:







when i choose to ditch this idea of creating "cookie-cutter" imagery, i'm going against the grain.

and as my amazing client, you are financially and creatively supporting me in this process!

together, we can create images that
are a
reflection of

your story

we can create images together that feel nostalgic.

by that, i mean images that stand that test of time.

images that are timeless, if you will.

timeless in that your body language is captured in a natural way.

timeless in that your smiles aren't forced and glued uncomfortably to your body.

timeless in how our focus together isn't to get the "perfect photos". rather our focus together is to make images that will bring you back to this very moment in time.

we all know how fleeting our time together is.

anyone with a newborn can understand.

and anyone who has lived through covid - these tumultuous times

that separate us from our loved ones.

we all know, more than ever before,

that life is a powerful and fragile gift.

and so what ought we to do?

celebrate it.

celebrate life in all its forms, shapes, and sizes.

celebrate life as it is with our loved ones today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

i've created family images for clients for 5 years now.

and i can confidently say that

the best sessions i've ever had aren't the ones in a studio.

they aren't the ones with clients who have smiles plastered on their faces.

they aren't the ones in trendy locations.