Sometimes, I'm buzzing around and I walk past a room with a door open and I see this.....and then I somehow manage to RUN to my camera and catch the moment right before it ends. Because, you see, these moments of quiet and stillness are rare for these two (at least when they are together). It's all fast and all blur and all laughing hysterically.
Eek. She's 12. She is so special. She has the kindest and most fun friends. They are just solid and uncomplicated!
She's smart, witty, loving, organized, motivated, confident, articulate, compassionate, intuitive, balanced, she can read the vibe in a room in a half second, and she can call out my facial expressions like nobody's business.....she impresses me with her character every day.
If she could only see herself through my eyes, she'd be knocked over by the pure love!
Let's talk about this sweet family. Their baby girl just turned 1, and it was time to get her documented! And did we ever! Apples don't fall far from trees in this family. It's love - all the way around. Hilarious, silly, goofy, full of personality, I adore them!
Keefe family - I'm so grateful to have met you and love this growing friendship! And I'm SO glad we captured these special memories!
Holy smokes you guys, you have NO idea how hard it was to not include like 50 pictures from this family session. I have been totally blessed to share in the journey of this absolutely beautiful family from the beginning. I love them all. Mom, dad, sister, brother.....they are so my people. This family is complete. And on this day, we captured moments that will forever go down as some of my favorites. I feel 10000% lucky to be their life documenter!!! Best ever!
So sit back and enjoy!
Side note - I may have been reliving my life about 9 years ago. Big sis, little brother. Best ever!
The older I get, the more I truly believe that we meet people in life that we are meant to meet......whether business or personal or by chance. This family was no different. I'd met Sarah and Danny and their sweet boy a few years back (you can click here HERE for a reminder)! And of course I loved them. Instant friends!
Fast forward a few years, and a verrrrry rainy day, and I got to meet the rest of Danny's family! They were fabulous and loving and hilarious and I'd felt like I'd known them forever. Now, I did say it was rainy, right? Well, it was pouring, true Northwest style! Sixteen family members traveled near and far for this photo shoot. So, we made it happen. You give me a window with pretty natural light, and I can make it happen!!!! Family shoot of 16 all inside!! Success!
Holland Family - you all are the best!
I think every grandparent should have this photo!!
She's totally smart and kind and beautiful inside and out.
She is so intuitive and aware and observant and articulate and way excellent at problem solving. Her communication skills are out of this world. When she was 3, her preschool teacher said, "Audrey is the quietest person in my class, but she knows everything going on in every corner of the room and with every person in the room." Some things never change!
Watching her with her brother is amazing....I mean, they are really becoming such peers/buddies at age 11 and 9. They love hard and fight hard. I may have found them in her room yesterday playing cards. Quietly. Not kidding. I remind them all the time that they have to always look out for the other and always be there for one another no matter how annoyed they are! And I remind Nate ALL the time that he has NO idea how lucky he is - because she sees to it that things just run smoothly for him! And watch out if he crosses her line. I mean, WATCH OUT! **he may have asked me for a lock on his door for such instances**
But back to Audrey. I took this pic of her the other day for her 12th birthday invite. Honestly. Sometimes I'm just plain knocked over by the incredible person she is and is becoming.