Senior Lil

February 25, 2014

Not only is this girl lovely on the exterior, she’s got a heart of gold and a boat load of talent!  She’s got an innate writing talent that she’s honed to become one of the best young authors I’ve known.  And, I am holding out to do a character session of Lil as Harper Lee. I can’t wait!

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January 26, 2014

… I was blessed with an afternoon around dear, dear friends.

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Justin + Jessica

January 20, 2014

This October 5 wedding finally united a couple that had been separated for some time due to deployment responsibilities.  The deep breath of relief and overwhelming joy permeated the air.  It was truly a joyous celebration.  Congratulations Justin and Jessica!

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Michael + Bethany

October 3, 2013

Bethany sat in a desk in my 8th grade classroom a number of years ago.  And this summer, I had the amazing privilege of being part of her wedding day.  What a fine, fine woman you’ve grown into!

Congratulations to both of you Michael and Bethany!

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A glowy evening with these two both figuratively and literally.  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the birthday celebration!

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Peter + Jennifer

August 9, 2013

Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your day!


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Mid February is not a time to be prancing around without full winter gear despite how the sunny patches want to make you think differently.  The shivers were threatening to end our session each time we paused to capture this little beauty’s antics.  She was an absolute trooper, as was her mother who is going to give birth any moment.

It was lovely to spend the morning with you, friends!


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February 16, 2013

So, I realize this blog post is months after their wedding date and really, more than celebrating their marriage this month, this couple is awaiting the arrival of their daughter.  Actually, I believe she is due any minute now!

This couple is full of heart!  Detail after sweet detail on this July day was supplied by a friend, family member, or nearby business.  Their goal was to keep it personal and local and they made it happen.  The day buzzed with an intimacy that surged through the wedding party and guests.  A couple of times I had to wipe my own tears just so I could see what I was photographing.  It was a true honor to be a part of this day.

Thank you Luke and Amy!



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Mr. B is One

February 7, 2013

I consider myself fortunate to have known this little man since birth.  He is crafted of the finest goods and I am privileged to call him, and the rest of his family, Friend.  Happy Birthday, B!

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Erica Quam, a former WSU swim coach, recently hosted a swim clinic at Bellingham’s Arnie Hanna Aquatic Center and invited me to come along and take photos of her work.  It was truly incredible!  Erica is so attentive to her attendees and provides them with individualized and immediate video feedback.  She is keenly aware of participant apprehensions and does a great job of putting swimmers at ease with her kind spirit and warm smile.  If you’re at all interested in improving your stroke, give her a shout.  You can find her at

Thank you, Erica, for letting me be a part of your day.

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