Elise, 8 days old- Oak Harbor, Washington, Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl came to visit me in my studio a couple of weeks ago, and she could not have been more perfect. I could tell that her mommy and daddy were already taking amazing care of her, because she was so happy the whole time. She didn't make a peep, slept through her entire session, and didn't poop on anything! That's a win in my book :) 

While they were in my studio, they were kind enough to catch some behind the scenes shots of me working with Elise. It was so cool for me to see it from this perspective, so I thought I would put together some side-by-side images so you can see what it looks like behind the scenes when I'm taking these photos. Enjoy! 

Congratulations Shane and Brooke!

This time of year is the perfect time to make sure your loved ones know how you feel about them. I think that's why it's such a popular time to get engaged. You get in the Christmas spirit, and you just want to shout from the roof tops that you're in love!

Back in 2010 my husband and I were so caught up in the romance of the holidays, that we got engaged on December 12th...and married on the 31st! So my session with Brooke and Shane really took me back, and made me reminisce about my own engagement and wedding. 

I hope I was able to capture for them the love they share, just like my photographer on my wedding day was able to freeze our love forever in our photos(and I say that quite literally, because it was only 23 degrees out when we got married...outside!).

Maybe one of these days soon i'll post some of my favorite photos from my wedding day...but for now, lets bask in the love that shines through in these photos of Brooke and Shane. Congratulations!

My favorite time of year...

I know, I know...everyone says fall is their favorite time of year. Maybe it's the vibrant colors of the trees. Maybe it's the relief from the unrelenting heat of summer. Maybe its the knowledge that soon we will be barricaded in our homes by several feet of snow and -20 temperatures. Maybe it's the holidays. Maybe it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Everything littering the isles of every store. Whatever your reason, I think we can all agree that fall is the favorite. 

As much as I love taking photos for others, I think I love capturing my own little family on camera even more. My son loves to be outside and just play with nature. He doesn't even need a playground or toys. He's the happiest when he can find the perfect stick,  collect pinecones, or just run around. I love to watch him discover the world around him, and see the wonder and joy in his eyes.