Photography is...
...a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever. . .
it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything. - Aaron Siskind

...our means of capturing now - and to remember where we've come from. - Amanda Van

...the beauty of life, captured. - Tara Chisholm

Okay! Here we go! 

I'm a family photographer based in the Puget Sound, Washington area. I've loved photography since my first Kodak 110 when I was a kid, filling up a gallon ice cream bucket's worth of finished film canisters (remember those?!) in a summer that included multiple camping trips and my first visit to Yellowstone and driving my parents nuts in the process. My brothers and sister, along with the dogs, cats and sheep (just one...named Maaaadeline), were fun (and willing!) models. My dad was a great teacher and his advice to "always read the manual!" was annoying, but oh so useful. 

I love to travel, go to the beach, and generally just get outside. I have a strange obsession with going to the zoo in each place I visit. And I always always always have my camera with me every step of the way. 

We live in such a gorgeous and amazing place with the most beautiful and natural backdrops - I figure why bother with the indoors? When at all possible, I prefer to shoot outside using natural light. Believe it or not, this can still be fun in the rain! Can you picture it? Bright umbrellas, some cute boots and a few puddles? Or a quick twirl and a kiss under the raindrops? 

Photos you'll enjoy looking at for years to come should be a joyful experience while they are being taken. I love candid, natural shots - what's becoming known as "lifestyle" photography. No stuffy, department store, cookie cutter poses here. We'll have time for everyone to get comfortable and relax in front of the camera so that we are all having fun. And when you look at your finished album, my goal is that you have just as big of a smile on your face as you do in the picture - and I'm not above making a fool of myself in order to get that smile!

My life has been captured through the lens, and I'd love to capture the moments that make up your beautiful days too.
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