As much as I love portrait photography, my real passion lies with Lifestyle Photography. I have been dying to do an in-home session like this. When I look back through old family albums, I love to see our old homes, the furniture, the toys. Sometimes these items tell as much of a story as the smiles.
Thank you, Emily! I had a blast capturing these moments with you and Kathleen.
I love the moss covered rocks.
North Lake Whatcom trail is a favorite for us.
So much to look at.
They met on a mission trip to Honduras. They have spent two and a half years emailing, skyping and talking on the phone. Ben has been here to Bellingham to visit twice. On a trip to New Zealand he proposed in an elaborate set-up that involved a horse trek on the beach and three lovely mermaids.
Next on the agenda, was engagment photos, of course!
All of these images where taken on Ben’s family home in Hamilton, New Zealand.
I can’t wait for their wedding in May!
Wild Things have been known to travel in packs.
Wild Things are nimble and lithe and are often found in trees.
When she brought him out to the house for a visit the other day, I could’t resist taking a few pictures of him in the beautiful fall colors.
Isn’t he simply lovely?
Here’s what Victoria’s mom had to say about her precious girl:
Our beautiful daughter Victoria was born December 2011 with Congenital Femoral Deficiency aka PFFD. We did not know that she would be born with a congenital defect. For the past 22 months we have been searching for answers, researching, and reaching out for guidance through this journey we are now.
What is CFD/PFFD? Congenital Femoral Deficiency (also known as PFFD: Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency) – leads to a congenitally short femur with different degrees of a lack of formation of the hip and knee joints.
Since her condition is rare, we are seeking out the best orthopedic surgeon and pioneer in limb lengthening. Dr. Paley. He practices in Florida, we live in Washington. We are willing to travel to get our daughter the best care possible.
To read more about Victoria and her journey click over to Victoria’s Victories.
Fall here in the Pacific Northwest is always a mixed bag.
Cool, damp weather.
A little sunshine.
Lots of rain.
And beautiful light.
I have the privilege of volunteering for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep an organization with the mission “To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture”. (quote taken from their site). I have only done a few NILMDTS sessions, but each one will remain in my heart forever. I volunteer for NILMDTS for one very simple reason: if I were to lose a baby, I know I would want photos.
These sessions of course don’t get blogged about. Everything is kept confidential. But today I make an exception. Early this year I did a maternity session for a woman whose baby wasn’t expected to survive delivery. As I photographer, I don’t ask any questions, I simply create the best images I can. A few weeks after this session, I learned something amazing…Baby Gaelen survived birth and was awaiting a heart transplant…which he received. With permission from Gaelen’s mom, I share this video and images with you today.
Happy six month birthday Gaelen. I wish you complete health and happiness!
Early this spring I took Superhero photos of my then two year old son, Apollo. Apollo was born with a double aortic arch and has had many surgeries and health struggles. After taking those photos I was inspired to create Superhero images of other children. Today I present: Avery.
Thank you Avery…you are a true Superhero!