Golden Hour. Oh, how I love that special hour or so in the evening when the sun is getting ready to set and everything just glows. It’s a magical time of day, really it is.
Two and a half years ago, I gave birth to an amazing little girl. At over 9lbs, she barely fit into the newborn-sized onsie I’d bought to bring her home in. She had squishy, puffy cheeks, dark eyes, and looked just like my mom.
Mary and Josh are the epitome of that perfect love story that you think only happens in the movies.
One of the best things about our job as wedding photographers is that we build relationships with our clients that often times last way past the wedding.
So, I’m not normally one to glob onto things that are trendy just because they’re trendy. But every once in a while, something tickles my fancy, and I get super excited about it.
Shauna and Tim were my first wedding clients, but I wasn’t their photographer…
Darla is a great friend of mine, and several years ago we started a tradition of taking photos of her and her family right around her birthday. The very first year she was pregnant, and we took photos at her home and nearby Silver Lake….
I read a posing guide somewhere once that basically said the one rule for posing toddlers was to not try to pose toddlers. Why? Because it’s basically impossible. That was very much the case with Liam this year.
It’s every photographer’s strongest asset. Natural light is beautiful, especially on warm sunny evenings or in the open shade. But sometimes, natural light just does funny things. Blue skies blow out white in order to properly expose your subject, harsh shadows create weird lines on faces, the list goes on. And sometimes, natural light just isn’t available. Dark reception halls and churches, or your front room on an evening, can be too dark for exceptional photography.
If you’re from the general Seattle area, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, and the Roozengaarde display garden. Mike and I have managed to go up to the festival every year since we bought our house in Marysville – I even went a couple weeks after having my gallbladder removed while toting around a two-month old. Yup, I’m dedicated to gawking at flowers. This year, the nice weather aligned perfectly to get some nice sunshine on the weekend. Since my family was coming up anyway so I could do my step-brother’s senior photos, we decided to go up north on Sunday and introduce more of my family to the craziness that is Mt. Vernon on a sunny spring day.