lexi & shawntel

 These two beauties are on their way out of rainy Washington and headed to Perth Australia to join a Discipleship training school with YWAM. They asked me to take some photos of them for there fundraising letter. We were experiencing our typical pnw spring weather and shot these photos in the rain and between rainshowers. Congrats girls! I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for you!





Rory

Life has been busy these past few weeks. I had planned to take Rory's newborn photos when he was brand new and a little easier to pose but of course it took a little longer to get to them than I originally planned. Alls well that ends well though and at four weeks he posed for me perfectly. It felt so good to get behind the camera and create photos again. 







baby rory is here!

I'm so proud to introduce my new nephew Rory! I was so blessed to receive an invitation to photograph his birth. My sister had a (surprise) natural  birth and did amazing (well the birth was not surprising just the fact that she had to go epidural free). Mom and Dad are so in love with their baby boy. And I just love the emotions captured in these photos. Congratulations to the new parents! So excited to watch Rory grow.











cousins

I was asked to get a group shot of these cute cousins( I believe this is the first time they've all been together at once!). I managed to have just enough time to snap some individuals as well. What a lucky bunch to grow up with all these cousins.





                                   Just loving those cute faces. Notice all three babies have the exact same expression?

sylvie in the snow

Sweet Sylvie. How I love you.

We have spent the last few days house bound. This mamma does not drive in snow. We've been passing the time playing in the snow, baking, watching old movies and generally loafing around. I decided to document this freakish February snowstorm with some photos of this snow princess. After mom picked out her outfit (and she refused to wear most of what I had chosen) we headed out into the white stuff. This girl has got a personality on her, sweet and very sensitive, quick tempered yet also quick to apologize, absolutely loves all babies, silly and talkative she meets a new best friend every day. 









8 sisters

My mother in law just received a very cool birthday gift. As a surprise her husband arranged for all of her sisters to fly in from around the country and spend an awesome week doing all the fun stuff sisters do. Of course we had to document this fun occasion with a few family photos. And yes eight (!) sisters! Don't worry their Dad wasn't too overwhelmed by all these females there are also nine brothers.



black and white baby shower

This past weekend we celebrated the upcoming birth of my sisters baby boy with a fun train themed shower. We lucked out in that my sisters mother in law is a fabulous party planner! Check out her Facebook page here. My mom, sisters and I did the food and a few of the details and Karen made the shower extra special with a black and white vintage train theme. The shower was held at the beautiful Willow Lake Estates. I cannot not say enough about this venue. It is absolutely gorgeous and they have all you need to host a fabulous event!
 A book my sister Tristi made for baby boy.
 Cake table.

 Cute little favor bags made by my sisters sweet friend Rosa.

 The Dining Car.