What a year, WHAT A YEAR! Can you believe 2020 is almost over (finally!)? This season was so crazy with masking up, wiping down, keeping apart. I can’t believe we successfully completed five days of socially distanced mini-sessions in October and November! That’s over 60 families for minis ALONE. I can’t thank you enough for […]
I photographed Paris’ sister a few years ago for her senior portraits so when it was Paris’ turn, I was beyond thrilled. Their family is super sweet and I’m so grateful that they came back for both girls’ senior portraits! We started at the Wright Park Conservatory and then popped down to Tacoma’s 6th Ave […]
Happy mother’s day to the moms of one and to moms of many, to moms who have lost children, to children who have lost their moms, to those with strained relationships, and to those who want to be a mom. Happy mother’s day to grandmas and aunties and extra and bonus moms, mama bears, fur moms, mamas, mimis, gigis, and nanas. You are strong, you are special, you are loved.
note: 9/11 TW Oh, 2020 Seniors. I’m so sorry your final year in school has been disrupted. You had so much excitement and positivity going into this year. You were planning your graduation and celebration parties. Senior prom was coming up and you just got the courage to ask your date. Maybe you got your […]
This was my third year doing tree farm mini-sessions and for the third year in a row, we had beautiful weather. It was cold, but the sun was shining and everyone was great spirits! (The hot cocoa and cider helped warm them up a bit.) This year we were at the Glenwood Tree Farm in Tacoma, […]
Most seniors get their senior photos taken for their moms, which I totally appreciate. Senior sessions document who they are right now as they head into their last year of school. It may not be important for the senior, but it definitely is for their parents. They’re not kids anymore! They’re officially adults. *cue tears*
I’ve been photographing families for 15 years and the common feeling or theme is that Dads only do this for their partners.
Locations can be a part of your portrait story, not just a pretty backdrop. But if you don’t have a preference on a location and you’d rather I decide or if you’re from out of town, I’ve complied a brief list of locations around Tacoma with photos and descriptions to help you decide where you want to tell your story.
With each session, I realize more and more why I love what I do. I mean, I already knew that photography is a way for me to be creative and to capture life’s fleeting moments. That’s cliché, of course. Important, but nearly every photographer’s slogan. But now that I’ve stepped back from the ultra-posed, Photoshopped, […]
You’ve probably met someone and instantly thought “I want to be their friend!” Right? That’s how I felt when I first met Mike Hurley. Then I met his family. “Now I totally have to be friends with all of them and I really hope our kids can be friends, too!” I said to my husband. […]