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Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session
Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session
Malarie and Eric: The Engagement Session

Malarie and Eric are in love.  In beautiful love that involves small gestures to say “I love you” every few minutes.  Kisses, hand holding, cuddles that seem to indicate they both have found their home with each other. We met up for an evening of fun, games, and public displays of affection at the Boulder […]

River: Twenty-one Months
River: Twenty-one Months

Dearest River, You are getting to be such a big (little) girl!  I’m serious.  While it’s exciting it’s also sort of bittersweet as we learn to accept you truly are growing up.  We look at you when you’re sleeping and try to remember what you used to look like and how you used to fit […]

Michael and Katie: Wedding Preview
Michael and Katie: Wedding Preview

The touch that says I love you.  The look the says I love you always.  The moment fleeting but the sentiment always present. Congratulations Michael and Katie!

Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session
Sarah and Dave: The Engagement Session

Sarah is immensely sweet, sensitive, and a yellow class Wellesley alum (which I am too, just four years apart).  Dave is charmingly geeky, quiet, and extremely in love with Sarah.  And together they work beautifully. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know these two as the seasons here have changed from chilly to very […]

River: Eighteen Months
River: Eighteen Months

Dearest River, My how much you have grown!  Well, not size wise really, with that you are just slowly inching along.  But in every other way.  You talk and run and spin.  And you bring joy to every day with your beautiful smile and lightheartedness. Recently you learned how to spin and the first time […]

Emily and Noah: The Wedding
Emily and Noah: The Wedding

This wedding sounded beautiful.  It was filled with music enveloping the marriage and the wedding in love.  Not just love for Emily and Noah, the two getting married.  But love of lives well lived.  Love between parents.  Love between a couple married sixty three wonderful years.  Music infused with experience and with a message that […]

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 […]