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Mariam and Mike: The Wedding
Mariam and Mike: The Wedding
Mariam and Mike: The Wedding

This was the third wedding for Mariam and Mike.  The first, a drive-through Vegas wedding.  The second, a traditional Muslim ceremony with Mariam’s family.  The third, this one, a true Seattle wedding with all their family and friends. It was filled with magical moments dancing on the beach.  With family dancing in circles waving handkerchiefs. […]

Elizabeth and Evan: The Wedding
Elizabeth and Evan: The Wedding

The last wedding I photographed was three weeks before my daughter, River, was born.  Seven months later I had a smiling wrigly baby.  Leading up to this wedding I knew it would be tough to be away from River but I knew once I was in the middle of photographing a wedding again I would […]

River: Fourteen Months
River: Fourteen Months

Dearest River, It’s amazing how much you’ve changed since I last wrote.  Back when you turned a year you were just starting to take steps.  You’d managed to piece together several steps but only did so inside and so we didn’t consider you a walker.  Now you run.  It’s the cutest run with a little […]

Kate, Jeffrey, and Pups
Kate, Jeffrey, and Pups

Recently before the arctic air decided to park over Colorado I had the pleasure of photographing Kate, Jeffrey, and their two adoring pups.  Jeffrey’s pocket was perpetually full of treats during the session and the dogs thought taking photos was the best thing ever because it meant treat after treat. Happy Holidays to the four […]

River: Twelve Months
River: Twelve Months

Dearest, River Moon, You’re one!!!  Happy birthday to our little baby!  We are ever so proud of you and ever so grateful to be your parents. Leading up to your birthday we couldn’t help but think back on a year ago and the weeks leading up to your birth.  As opposed to most parents who […]

Auggie: Six Months
Auggie: Six Months

Auggie and River have known each other since birth.  Well really before that as Auggie kicked River at Thanksgiving last year when he was still in Amy’s tummy.  And now they’re growing up so very fast.  Auggie has a wonderful joyful personality and the sweetest laugh (and one little tooth but that’s changed since these […]

River: Eleven Months
River: Eleven Months

Dearest River, Eleven months!  That means you’re almost one.  Craziness! This month you’ve continued to work on your standing skills and can now stand unassisted for many minutes.  The other night we were out at dinner and one table was convinced you would take your first steps right there as they cheered you on.  Sadly […]

River: Ten Months
River: Ten Months

Dearest little River, My goodness are you growing up! It’s incredible to think of how much you’ve grown and changed over these last ten months and even more recently these last few weeks.  Gone are the days of the toothless grin and the contentedly sitting baby. At the moment I could probably best describe you […]

Wedding Preview: Emily and Noah
Wedding Preview: Emily and Noah

For a few moments before their ceremony, Emily and Noah took time to check in with each other.  To tell each other how wonderful they looked.  How much they were loved.  And just how much they were looking forward to being married (because like everyone else, they were nervous about the actual ceremony but looking […]