Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Way back in October, I took my three big girls out to play a bit before the cold weather hit for the year.  Little did I know we would have multiple warm spells in the weeks following.  It was so fun to go out without a plan and just have some fun capturing them at this age–awkwardness, missing teeth, teeth we have yet to grow into, giggles–it’s all part of childhood.

My littlest big girl:

Albany child photographer

black and white child photography

Albany child photography

My middlest big girl:

New York child photography

childrens portraiture

child portraiture

And my biggest big girl:

Saratoga child photographer

New York child photographer

Saratoga childrens photographer

A little jumping fun–their favorite part:).

wide angle portrait

1, 2, 3… wait… 1, 2… no, jump on 3… 1, 2, 3… oh, never mind.

Clifton Park family photography

Clifton Park portrait photographer

Albany portrait photographer

Clifton Park portrait photography

From the bottom of my heart–love you girls!


One of my biggest photo priorities was to get images of Eva with her Daddy and her siblings, so that became the goal for days 10 and 11.  I thought briefly of trying to get a group shot of all the kids, but I had already arranged for the supremely talented Brittany Woodall of Baby as Art in San Diego to come and photograph Eva.  I decided to leave the impossible shots for her.  And she got them–you can see them and all of her other beautiful work with Eva here.

In the meantime, I photographed all of my sweet people with my newest little person.  Warms my heart:).

Eva, 10 days:




11 days:








Now, how to get a sibling shot with a not-quite-two-year-old who is not so sure about this new baby sister (as in, he wouldn’t even look at her for 2 or 3 days)?  I shot 5 frames in 30 minutes and 2 ended up being keepers.  But they make me giggle:).



Could I be any luckier?  I don’t think so:).

I first met darling Anna a year and a half ago for her own six-month portraits, and was so excited to hear that I would be meeting her baby sister Molly for the same reason.  It’s always such a joy when clients come back and I can see how much they’ve grown, individually and as a family.  Such an adorable family!

Darling baby Molly:


Big sister Anna, all grown up:



Molly and Anna, thank you for coming to see me!  It was so great to see you again!

Finally.  And looking forward to not traveling and just nesting from here on out:).  Although, I did have the most wonderful month meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, seeing my family, and traveling the world.  I just wanted to share a little bit of what I was up to over the month of July.

First, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a workshop with 19 other fabulous photographers in the Bay Area of California (there we are!).


As a part of that workshop, we photographed some absolutely beautiful families at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  It was truly a gorgeous place to shoot.


I tend to forget I am pregnant while shooting–even at 32 weeks:).




After less than 17 hours after returning to Seattle from San Francisco, I headed out with the Pinhole Press team to Kinsale, Ireland.  If you haven’t checked out Pinhole Press, you need to.  They offer the most beautiful, well-made products that you can make with your digital images.  Kinsale was amazing, our hosts from Pinhole Press were amazing, and the other photographers on their team are simply amazing as well.

Some shots from around the town of Kinsale, including our tour guide Barry, who you couldn’t help but just love.


Images from our walk to and visit at Charles Fort in Kinsale (plus my darling roommate Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio):


Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of gab (which I didn’t attempt to do in my pregnant state–although, I think my family, friends, and clients will agree that I already have that gift in spades;) ):


We ended the trip with dinner at Old Head, a breathtakingly beautiful golf course on the coast of Ireland (recently rated the #1 most spectacular golf course in the world by Links magazine):


As much fun as I had, I am glad to be home, glad to be done with sessions for a while(I have two more blog posts to come), and glad to be able to (hopefully) catch my breath before my own sweet baby girl makes her arrival.  I can’t wait!

Finally, a big thank you to our workshop sponsers:

Pinhole Press


Bay Photo


Borrow Lenses




Ketti Bags


Simply Color

For a while it seemed as though this was the session that was not to be.  Originally scheduled for last fall and then rescheduled twice this spring due to New York’s unpredictable weather, we finally made it out.  I had already met sweet baby Sawyer last summer when she came for her newborn session, and I just fell in love with her and her gorgeous mama.  I was so excited to meet and work with the rest of her family.  I was a little bit nervous because poor baby Sawyer woke up out of sorts the day before and is usually in bed by the time our session started, but she did so, so well.  Melissa knew just how to keep everything fun and low-key for her kids so we could just hang out together and capture the love that emanates from this amazing family.  We talked before the session about how all the stress of a family portrait session should take place before the session ever starts.  The hardest part is just choosing the clothing and getting everyone ready.  Once the session starts, though, it’s time to have fun–and that’s what we did.


Darling baby Sawyer, 9 months:



Super fun and silly Cooper, 4years:



Austin with his stealth kisses (totally his idea), 4 years:



Breathtakingly beautiful Sydney (even though their coloring is different, she looks so much like her mama), 8 years:




Melissa, I am so glad everything finally worked out–I had such a blast with your family!  The perfect evening.