With spring around the corner I am excited to get outside to photograph families frolicking in the warm sunshine! But sometimes a winter session is a must – especially right around the holidays when families are together. The key is to be a little flexible and usually we can find a day when the weather is agreeable. Sometimes we get a few really nice ones in there! As was the case with the Love family. We had a beautiful evening for their photography session & with one of their children living in Nepal it was important to capture the family all together while she was here.
Colleen and Ben were married at Colleen’s residence in Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island. It was a lovely summer day surrounded with lots of love for this sweet couple!
Parents often joke about how the first born has all the photos, baby books, etc. while the second child gets little in comparison. Well one way to make that second, third or fourth baby feel included even before they are born is to have a Maternity family session. The interaction between children and their soon to be sibling in Mommy’s belly is especially precious!
So no this was not an actual movie set, but Julie and Colin looked like they stepped right out of the Notebook or an episode of Mad Men! So cool and it goes to show how much a bit of styling can give your own personal style to a photo session. In this case an engagement session on Bainbridge.
Every once in awhile someone contacts me to do something a little different. In this case it was jewelry product photography for a local Bainbridge Island artist. I was excited to incorporate island elements in with her pieces and to create some lifestyle images with her lovely models! Check out some of the beautiful jewelry designs photographed below by Simplicity Gems.
I love working at the Manor House on Bainbridge Island. It’s a beautiful laid back venue that truly captures the beauty of Bainbridge Island and the Pacific Northwest. Katherine and Bryon had a lovely day for their wedding there and were both so happy and in love. I wish them all the best in their new journey together!!
Asking someone to marry you is a BIG deal! The proposal is a heart racing, is this really happening, almost out of body experience! Usually the one getting down on one knee has put a lot of time and thought into this pivotal moment. (unless it’s one of those crazy Vegas-like deals!) And what better way to capture this magical time to share & reminisce then to have a photographer discreetly documenting it all unfold. Then after all the excitement, you can cross the first thing off your wedding list, engagement photographs. Marcelino and Shawn did just that. See their special moment under the willow tree at the Blodel Reserve on Bainbridge Island below.
Gwen and Greg were married at St. Barnabas church on Bainbridge Island and held their reception on the waterfront at Gwen’s parents house just down the street. It was beautiful wedding day filled with love, laughter and happy tears. It was such a privilege to be their photographer.
What a better birthday gift for Mom then a countdown of photographs of her children to lead up to her big day! I was so impressed with all the creativity and preparation that went into this. What a thoughtful & unique thing to do for someone special. :)
Driving around Bainbridge Island on any given summer weekend you will often spot a sign wrapped around a street post for a wedding celebration. We have so many beautiful outdoor locations and the weather is so lovely this time of year. Not to mention the sun also doesn’t set until after 9:00! So setting up a tent and embracing nature on your wedding day is a perfect option for summer time on Bainbridge Island. Gabbi and Addison did just that at Hilltop (top of the Grand Forest) Their ceremony was outside in the orchard with a tented reception adjacent to the Pru House. Holly Rohrbachler helped put it all together and DJ Brant kept the party going inside. All in all a wonderful wedding day!
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The Johnson Family are such an easy going and fun group to be around! I had a great time photographing them on Bainbridge Island, WA. Now’s the time to book your family photography sessions for Holiday cards and gifts before the weather turns!
I am excited to have photographed the cover of Bainbridge Island Magazine this fall along with the feature article. I also took the photos of the goats grazing at Blakey Harbor. I love photographing editorial work, as a photographer it’s the best feeling to see your work published and part of a story. Feel so lucky to be a part of this fantastic magazine!
Wedding season is in full swing! I love meeting so many great couples and photographing these special momments. Jenn and Steve’s wedding at the Manor House was my first of the season back in June. (I’ve been busy editing and less time to post!) It was a great way to start off the summer with a joyous couple and beautiful day!
Another winter family photography session. This time at the Young Families beautiful new Bainbridge Island home. It was a picture perfect setting even in the cold. The kids made it more fun by taking breaks to just play! Of course those were the best moments to photograph. :)
Every year I get a few requests to photograph families in the winter. I’m always a little weary as my experience with working with people in the cold often means running noses, cranky kids and bulky sweaters that are often unflattering. But I understand that around the holidays is often the only time extended families get together so I usually give in and say let’s go for it. I’m happy to say that this year my winter family sessions were great! Yes, it was cold and the kids were doing jumping jacks to stay warm, but everyone was game and no unruly sweaters too boot! The first family is below – on one of the coldest mornings of 2015!