Andy and Layla

This is Layla and her husband, Andy. They got married on Saturday!! 

Can I just exhale before I start writing.....because this picture just makes me want to take a great, big, deep breath! I can feel Layla's relief, her love for Andy, her comfort and her joy! It pretty much sums up this day! 

So let me back up a bit. Back story always makes things more fun, right?! I met Layla when I was about 14 or 15 years old.....she was a dear friend to me,  and we had many good times together! As many do, we lost touch after high school and thanks to Facebook, we reconnected a few years ago. Thank goodness because I just love this girl! She is one of the most genuine women I know and I'm so grateful to have crossed paths again. When she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was honored and so excited.

This wedding was simple, elegant, cozy, joyful, full of friendship, comfortable and completely reflective of the love Layla and Andy share. I enjoyed every second! So let's take a peek, shall we?


Layla, your happiness radiates! 
This is Layla's daughter. She's 8 and clearly loves her mom a whole lot.
Here, she's waiting for her to make her way to the barn where this ceremony will take place! 
Watch out because this little girl will seriously tug at your heartstrings later in this post. 

Mr. and Mrs. Haner

When I think about the emotions of a wedding, I obviously think of it from a grown up perspective. This tender girl, made me think of how much a day like this truly means. The impact on her life is big! 
Seeing her mom happy and getting married again....this is big stuff for an 8 year old!  

There was a lot of joy!

This beautiful, romantic, memorable day unfortunately had to come to a close....

Congratulations you two!

Andy and Layla -  I wish you many years of new traditions, love and friendship!
You deserve every happiness!

 - Stacy

Family Love Part II

Goodness, where do I begin with this blog post? Family. It is what life is all about right? Appreciating your own, growing up, gaining perspective and starting your own! The cycle of life. 

Back in high school, my mom re-married and with that I was blessed with three siblings that were destined to be in my life! It was no accident! 

This is one of my best buddies! Growing up we spent hours hanging out in our room - playing cards...eating cheese and crackers....chatting about the whoas of teenager-hood and forging an amazing friendship and sisterhood. She is a love and I completely adore her! 

She became a mom 15 months ago to my sweet niece and is expecting her second daughter on Christmas. I was completely excited to capture her sweet family of three for the last time. And I cannot wait to snap four sets of feet in a few months! 

So today I celebrate my sister, her hubby, little miss and little miss #2!

Hello cuties!!! 

So let's recap. 15 months.....BUSY....BUSY....BUSY....loves her mommy and loves her daddy....BUSY! 

My sister - enjoy every last moment of the three of you. Your family will be complete after baby girl #2 arrives, but there is something very special about those last few months as a "threesome". I don't know how else to explain it! 

But seriously - could this little girl be more loved?? I don't think so! 
You guys are such loving, caring, thoughtful parents! 


Cutest belly ever!!!! Niece #2 in there....FUN!

One of my favorites!!!! 

It was a little cold at the beach, and all parties needed a break and a snack!  We decided to go roam around Tacoma.....holy smokes.....did we find some fun spots. And this family was up for it and rallying like crazy! 

I realize I'm biased as an aunt, but honestly - this next series....SO SO SO CUTE!!!!


See ya!!! I'm outta here......

Until, mom busts out the Halloween costume! Take two....

Seriously - the cutest!

Ok sweet girl - we'll call it a did SO great and so did your mom and dad! Love you tons! 

FAMILY ROUND II..............

So, I considered making this next round of pictures a separate blog post....but it really all belongs together. Now along with sister #1 I got sister #2 out of the remarriage deal (only brother, I am not leaving you out - I anticipate your own blog post in the future). At any rate - we throw in the best cousin in the world and decided to do our own photo shoot following girls lunch! Hold on to your hats because this was probably the most fun I've had in a long time.....I'm pretty sure we laughed harder than any of us have in a long time!


Beautiful Sisters!!!!

Things start to get a little silly....

This is the best cousin I was speaking of and for some reason we tend to laugh a lot in pictures together! This one was a little serious for my taste! So let's delve right in to the fun! 

We definitely enjoy each other's company! 

Beauties  for sure! 

Both stunning inside and out!

How excited is she to be an auntie again?? VERY!

Sisters (minus one....we missed you!)

So I think this last picture pretty much sums up the fun of the afternoon. You are some of my fav ladies in the world and I enjoyed every second with you! And I'm very glad it was well documented! 

Phew, what a day!