Yearly Archives: 2013

decidedly real

for many years now I’ve photographed my gay friends weddings. I’ve witnessed and honored their commitments. watched them join together, have kids, create a family. and it has felt real. it was real. and yet it feels different now. unbelievably so. it’s not a matter of creating space for ourselves. of standing up and demanding […]

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welcoming brennen

it’s always sweet and easy with this family. they have an energy that is easy to relax into, an interestingness that is easy to surrender to, a rhythm that feels very natural. it’s always lovely to witness, to document…

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parents now

Weddings are funny things. Beautiful days filled with big emotions, carefully constructed details, time honored traditions. I see people on “their big day”. The culmination of years of courting, months of planning and days of stress and anticipation. I see a wonderful, joyous, big part of who they are. But coming back years later and seeing them […]

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my littlest nieces

I have 4 beautiful nieces. 4 rowdy, independent, creative, competitive girls that are filled with drama and trickery and sass and spirit. and I’ve watched them grow and change, seen them keep their coreness while discovering their selfhood. it’s not always easy to ride that wave. the oldest is 15 now and I’ve seen her so […]

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Let’s stay home

Its no secret that I like to be outside with families. I like the freedom, the space, the light, the energy that it gives. But with a blustery day we had to weigh our options….bundle up and head out anyways, try an indoor space, reschedule and hope for better weather….And then Margot did what I […]

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our 15 minutes

 it is an annual affair…a full day spent photographing little people and their families. it was born of a mom’s idea to have fun and different portraits for her preschool. working together we came up with the idea to instead photograph the whole family. 8 years later those kids are now in middle school and […]

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a sweet vashon afternoon

Sometimes I have “ideas” for photos. Sometimes they are wondrous fun. The first ferry ride still makes me laugh. Family blueberry picking was bright, slow happiness. And sometimes they are a disaster. The tea party didn’t really pan out just right. The Puyallup was something we still talk about with wide-eyed terror. But Vashon. Vashon was pretty […]

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