Some Favorite Moments of 2015

Holy smokes - it's the last night of 2015.  I can't believe we are here already. From around Halloween through Christmas, the hustle and bustle is real.  Ever year I do my best to slow down and enjoy the cheer of every day. Especially with my two peanuts.....I want them to have special traditions.....traditions of family and the little moments that build the holiday cheer.  As I sit here at the cabin watching movies with some of my favorite people in the world, I felt inspired to share some photos of my fav moments of 2015. And let me say, this was not as easy as it sounds.

Between my family and my friends and the amazing Lauren Oliver Photography families that bless my life, there are SO MANY MOMENTS to choose from. So this post is just a sample of the joy, adventure, love and connectedness of our lives. A reminder of what's truly important at the end of the day.

These moments are shining examples of what I love about my life and photography! Real, fun, full of feeling and memories!

Tonight I raise my glass and say cheers to you all! I love sharing life with you!!! And thank you for being an awesome part of my every day!

With all my heart I wish you a 2016 be full of life and love and enjoyment of all the little moments!


Nate is 9!

Today he is 9!heart emoticon 

Nate is the friendliest, most enthusiastic person I've ever known in my life. He finds the fun in everything he does and can make anything an adventure! He makes friends in a flash and enjoys every second of his life from sun up til' sun down! He makes us laugh and is one of the kindest, most caring people I've met. He's a lover of all sports and an athlete at heart. Nate loves life and I love much! 

My sweet son......don't ever lose your zest for life or that light in your eyes! We love you to the moon times a million jillion! Cheers to your last year of being a single digit! xoxo


Happy December.....

Happy December.

My favorite month. 

My birthday, Nate's birthday, tradition, Christmas, family, good food, cheer to last us a lifetime. I love it. 

Tonight I'm wishing you all a month of love. Cozy nights, deep breaths, warm hugs and family and loved ones near. 

Wyatt says happy holidays too. He is so obedient, even when I tell him to sit and wait and he has a santa hat covering his face!!! But God help us all if he steals a sock and we want it back...hello Cujo!


Just a Quick Recent Favorite.....

Geez, do I ever have some things to share on here very soon!

It has been a busy month full of super awesome families, some very cool new collaborations, and fun family time!

Today, however, I just share this image.  I think I might have gasped when I saw it upload. Well, when I took it too!

These three - so meant to be a family! Last year at this time - that gorgeous mom's sweet belly was growing the cutest little boy ever! He's now 7 months old and I'm just SO glad I had the honor of their first official family photo shoot!!!

There are so many more to share - but here's just a taste!

Happy November 10th! Keep lovin' fall!


Halloween 2015

Dinner is cooking, the kids are cleaning their rooms, the dog is looking for something to steal, it's totally dark outside and it's raining. Hello November in Washington. And hello daylight savings. This was definitely the wettest Halloween in a really long time, but the weather gods blessed us with a mid afternoon break and we had a blast.  Cousin time, friend time, awesome grown up time, excellent snacks, wine and mega candy. We loved it!

So tonight, I share some favs from the weekend!!! I hope you all had a spooky, candy filled, fabulous Halloween! And Happy November !

Bestie Cousins!

And we can't leave Wyatt and the mullet wig out! 



Halloweens Past......

Well, tomorrow is my 2nd fav holiday ever!

Today I share some of my favs from Halloweens past!

Also - how is it Halloween already?

Enjoy every second this weekend!!!! And I can't wait to see all YOUR photos!!!!!

Happy Halloween!



Best Fall Weddings EVER!

To say the last six weeks has been full is an understatement (in the best way). I photograph a select number of weddings each year, and when I do, I work hard to make sure the fit is perfect. I want my clients to love every aspect of their photography experience with's so important. 

Last month I was totally blessed to photography Brien and Nicole's gorgeous day. These two have a long history of love and adventure. Their 'village' is wide and expansive and they are so loved and supported. I can think of nothing better than to start off your marriage surrounded by so many wonderful people! You guys - I feel so lucky to have documented this completely perfect day. You are the best! 

Flash forward 5 weeks and I've hopped a plane to Mexico to photograph my first international wedding! Hello! I'll do that again any day of the week. Riviera Maya was perfection and Sloane and Chris (and Averly) were a dream! For me (a lover of photographing families) this was the absolute best of both worlds.....document this family of three on mom and dad's wedding day?!! OK! I loved it and loved their circle of friends and family who flew from so many parts of the U.S. to share in this celebration. The love, kindness, friendship, support, humor, silliness, and awesome dance moves kept a smile on my face all day and night. Chris and Sloane - meeting you in person (finally) was meant to be and I just completely adore you! Your day was fabulous and just can't get enough of your precious family!

Congratulations and cheers to beginnings!