Kaelin + Jason

Palm Springs has always been one of my favorite places to shoot- it doesn't get much better than those creamy blues, greens and yellows. Add Kaelin + Jason to the mix and it's like finding gold. We did a little exploring, a little playing, and they danced in the desert as the sun went down. xx

 

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Danielle + Andrew

Danielle and Andrew's day was bursting with spring blooms, sweet personal touches, warmth and laughter. From their gorgeous session under the cherry blossoms, to sneaking away after the ceremony for sparklers at the site of their first kiss, everything was thoughtful and beautiful. Just like them. xx

 

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Stephanie + Ian

It's always such an honor when someone who's also in the industry asks me to photograph their wedding, and when Stephanie from Wedding Party reached out I was absolutely thrilled! Stephanie + Ian are tying the knot just outside of Seattle, so we decided to explore some iconic PNW forests and cliffs for their engagement shoot. These two have the biggest hearts and their joy is absolutely contagious. Can't wait for their wedding at the Robinswood House this summer!

 

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Looking back at 2014

The past year is hard to fit into a category, to quantify or to label. It wasn't crazy-busy or exciting in its entirety. Oftentimes, yes. But other times it was quiet and slow, full of the wonderful but mundane in-betweens that we so carefully avoid on Instagram. (Guilty.) There were moments of energy and intensity, hard work and little sleep, challenge and reward. There were hours upon hours of editing in my fuzzy socks, with quesadillas and podcasts as my daily bread. And there were moments of true and incomparable joy, like when I held my tiny, 6 lb niece for the first time, or when Tyler knelt down on a cold day in June and asked me to be his wife. This year was many things. And I'm glad it was.

High up on my 2014-grateful-list are my clients who trusted me, who were kind and patient, who believe that good art takes time and is always, always worth it. Thank you for not caring if your dresses got dirty. Thank you for exploring new places with me, and for pushing yourselves to new comfort levels. Thank you for making sure that I ate dinner, for group hugs at the 8th hour, and for sharing some of the kindest words I've ever heard and read. I couldn't do this job without you.