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Relaxed + Romantic documentary style photography. I capture things just as they are, to bring you back to that day and make you feel all the same feels.


man and woman standing in field during gig harbor maternity shoot

I love hometown maternity sessions, and since Casey and I owned a home in Gig Harbor a few years ago, it’s nice to be able to return for my clients. This Gig Harbor maternity session featured the winter aesthetics that complemented Viviana’s outfit. If you’re wondering what to wear to your maternity session, this is […]

white pregnant woman holds stomach

Two things I love: when a fellow artist asks me to shoot their portrait session, and boudoir maternity photo shoots.

vineyard wedding

We know I love a Chelan wedding. It somehow feels like a vacation even though I’m working while there. And being at Larc Hill wedding venue brings together so many great aspects. Rustic barn, the vines you want for a winery wedding, and sparkling blue waters in the distance. Another perk to getting married in […]

seattle family photographer

I love seeing clients come back year after year as their family grows. Family sessions can bring up a lot of complicated emotions, but they are also so fun. Part of the success to them is letting your family be themselves. If your kids are grumpy, we’ll just work with that. I’m a mom, I […]

tacoma boudoir photographer

We all know that feeling of prepping for something big, feeling the anticipation in your stomach, a cross between nerves and excitement. This guide is meant to help you feel calm the closer you get so that you can focus on the enjoyment. I’m going to go over what it could look like to prep […]

new years eve outfit

FInding the perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit shouldn’t be difficult, and that’s why I shop small at my favorite local store, Moxie Boutique.

manor house wedding

This was the first time I got to shoot a Manor House wedding and it has become one of my favorite venues. Located on Bainbridge Island at Pleasant Beach Village, you get views of the sound through the trees, and amazing architecture. Manor House is a 1920’s Tudor style house that offers amazing sunsets when […]

Fall colors, golden light, leaf fights… what more could I ask for in an engagement session? I’m so excited to be working with my FAVORITE wedding planners Bixby+Pine for this wedding in October at Marionfield Farm and when Courtney was describing the colors and vibe she wanted for her day I knew these two were […]

O’Shanna and Hayden joined me at this Christmas tree farm for their engagement session on the perfect day in December. And by perfect in western Washington I just mean that it wasn’t raining… or at least we hit the window in the day where the rain had stopped. We’re entering that time of year where […]

  Being on Alki Beach for a wedding just gave me a cool feeling–I don’t know if I can really describe it, but it just felt good. It’s the cutest little beachy town within Seattle with the most amazing view of the city skyline. I’m not from the city and to be honest, Seattle stresses […]

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