LOP Summer Favs......

Can you even believe it's August 19th? Two weeks from tomorrow school starts! I think we are getting closer to being ready, but each year with my kids gets more and more fun and I just love the freedom of summer (more of that in an upcoming personal blog post)!  I mean, this summer has been full of fun and sun and friends and family and some seriously fantastic photo shoots. This marks my 4th summer in business and I continue to be blown away by the people I continue to meet and have the honor of photographing. I am not lying when I say I count my blessings ALL. THE. TIME. that I cross paths with people that usually end up as friends. 

You all inspire me. Inspire me to be creative, to trust my instincts, to focus on what I love. And that, my friends, is pulling out the authenticity in whomever I'm shooting. To work to capture feeling in an image. It will forever melt my heart to feel love when I look at a photo. And I hope it melts your heart too! 

SO, tonight I share just a few of my favorites from the summer. Each of these moments made me gasp when I saw them. 

I hope you enjoy the love as much as I do!

We Gendreaus are gearing up for a busy couple of weeks before school starts. I hope you will join me in taking a big, deep breath every day and loving the time we get with our kids and families before we settle into the fall routine! Summer moments are lifetimes memories! 

Sending love to you all tonight!



Jessica and Steve Sneak Peek........

This weekend may be my most favorite wedding I've attended to date (aside from my own nearly 15 years ago). Not only was I hired as the photographer, but my husband, my son and my daughter were all party of the wedding party. And quite honestly, photographing this day was one of the best of my life!!!

Jessica and Steve are two people who truly make this universe better just by being together. There's is a partnership. And that begins their journey and life together as husband and wife.

Their full blog post coming soon......

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. 
-Author Unknown-

Many more to come! 



Jackson + His Mom and Dad = LOVE!

Well, I am WAAAAAAY overdue to hit this blog with some amazingness. These past few months have been FULL of love, connectedness, tender moments, silly laughs, summer fun, family and joy!

Tonight we begin with Jackson + his parents. This trio is awesome! Sometimes, you realize in this world that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at exactly the right time. I feel that way with photography and my time with these families who end up being friends.

Sarah and Danny - we were so 100% meant to meet.  Thanks to another LOP family for the referral! I love the connections always!

So here are the two people that love little Jackson to the moon and back times a million.

You three are spectacular and I loved our morning together!

My blog lineup is full. Stay tuned for more soon!



Recital - Acro - 2014

They all worked so hard this year and had so much fun. And as much as I love watching them do their thing - I TOTALLY love the friendships the most. Sweet moments taking care of each other! Recital is over and it was so fabulous! Summer has officially kicked off



Bria - Sebren Family Love {Gig Harbor Family Photographer}

Goodness, well, I don't have to say a lot about this family. The photos truly speak for themselves. 

But let me summarize....

1. Bria was born and is almost a month old now. 
2. She is a stunning addition to this already stunning family. 
3. I love all of them. 
4. Bria sometimes gives me a run for my money (as her photographer)!
5. Missy and Nigel make the most gorgeous humans. 
6. I'm so grateful to have this family be a part of our lives. 

I'll let these photos tell the rest of their story at the moment.

Missy and Nigel - I wish you some seriously good sleep and loads of snuggles. 

HUGE canvas on your wall please!!!

Happy First Day of Summer!!!!



For Todd.....

They often blast past me to you since they are more likely to get a "yes", you always support eating ice cream, you make your points with such a nice tone of voice and you don't go on and on, you hug....and then you wrestle them to the ground, you notice the little things they do, you always play, and I only hope that one day she finds someone half as fabulous as you and that he follows your lead! I am so grateful for your daily actions that totally impact their futures! Happy Happy Father's Day Todd! We looooooove you!


Nathan is 7 1/2.

And today, I thank the universe for blessing me with a second child missing both of their top teeth at once.


And I will likely take about 1000 photos before those big kid teeth arrive.


Love you buddy!

And thanks Audrey for texting me incessantly this morning with updates and photos from the cabin.

Happy last full week of school Peninsula School District families.