daly family lifestyle session

This session was so full of energy and laughter, all thanks to little Finn. I love this age because they keep me on my toes, lots of changing it up, lots of poses and activities. And I really think the session is better for it, we get more variety and angles than I could've come up with on my own because of the constant energy! 

makenzi & matt anniversary home session

"I would not wish any companion in the world but you." -Shakespeare

This shoot is a super fun example of how a session can evolve and tell a simple story. Starting in-home and cooking together, then going outside for a walk around the park. I love keeping things moving in this way. 

Matt & Makenzi have me take anniversary photos every year and I think it's the sweetest thing. I adore documenting their growth and their love. And I love the building relationship that it creates when I get to see them every year.  Return clients make this photographer's heart so so grateful. 

ball family lifestyle session

The Ball Family is gracing this page with their giggles and delight today. The way they enjoy this baby is a dreamy sight and capturing this for them was joy to me. And don't miss the lifestyle film at the end of the post! 

payne family home lifestyle session

The sweet Payne's let me into their home and proceeded with a normal afternoon. So much loveliness and joy in it. From reading books to baby sister getting a sink bath, their family film is one of my favorites. Watch it below! 

baby lia's newborn home session

The sweet Shipley's are so good at simply being themselves in front of my camera. I have loved the honor of documenting their growth as a family- since big brother was a tiny newborn. Now they're a party of four and that much more complete. 

baby vale's 3 month home session

creating family stories is what feeds my heart, what makes me want to work harder. I draw so much joy out of working with loved ones and catching their subtle interactions. And even more joy out of capturing my favorite family as they have grown. 

the Fowler's are our dearest friends and neighbors. I had the privilege to capture Goldie's first year of life in video and now we're on to baby brother's first year. time is flying by and I know how sweet and special his whole film will be next summer.  I sent them their video last week and Taylor told me that Goldie cried when she saw it. (total heart melt) if it can move a two year old then I hope it can move a few of the grownups out there! that emotion is what drives me to do this. 

enjoy Vale's three month lifestyle session- don't miss the sweet film at the bottom!

kate & peter

everything about their home is so magical and intentional. from the greenhouse Peter built for Kate out of old windows to the precious little leaves and insects in vials and bell jars all through their home. Kate & Peter's home was what my dreams are made of, inspiring and welcoming and warm and fascinating. not to mention the bond these two have. their strength and playful lovingness was so so fun to witness and capture. I feel I'm bettered by having gotten to know them.

they were our hosts and amazing tour guides during our trip to Portland this spring. the night we got in town, we all stayed up having some pretty serious life story talks until 2am. and we woke up feeling like we had all been friends for years. we have never been so sad to end a trip and leave some amazing friends 30 hours away. hopefully next year we will visit again.