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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Family Photographer

June 5th, 2013

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{Camping at Curlew Lake} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

June 1st, 2013

For Memorial Day 2013, I asked my husband to plan a camping trip. He picked Curlew Lake, which is in northeastern Washington. He wanted to pick a place that was far enough away so we wouldn’t be crowded with other campers, and someplace sunny (my requirement). That meant travelling about five hours away to get […]

 

For Memorial Day 2013, I asked my husband to plan a camping trip. He picked Curlew Lake, which is in northeastern Washington. He wanted to pick a place that was far enough away so we wouldn’t be crowded with other campers, and someplace sunny (my requirement). That meant travelling about five hours away to get to the camp site. It sounded fun, we could get there and see some Washington state sites on the way via road trip, right? ROAD TRIP! We haven’t done one of those in a while. Well, things didn’t go quite the way we planned. A bridge collapsed over a major interstate here, one of the main US highways (HWY2) over the mountain passes was closed to one lane, so our trip took a little longer than expected. Once we got there though, Curlew Lake was uncrowded, secluded and looked perfect for some family camping fun. Eastern Washington topography is different than western Washington, it’s more rolling hills and shrubs than evergreen trees and mountains. It was gorgeous though, and beautiful, and the boys had so much fun. I would definitely recommend going up there for anyone in the area. We had such a fun time camping, and having family time with just the four of us.

 

Road trip! These wind mills line Interstate 90. From the ground to the tip of the top turbine, it spans 41 stories tall. These pictures were taken from a rest stop, and don’t do justice to how strong, tall, and majestic these windmills look from the highway.

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This is a really big rock. No really, see the tiny, tiny boat in the corner? It’s called Steamboat Rock, and it’s the middle of the national park ground.

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Grand Coulee Dam! I didn’t even realize this was in Washington state.

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Bug graveyard. Or, what your car looks like after a six hour road trip.

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The drive was worth it though. The lake was beautiful.

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Our campsite was technically a “walk in”, meaning that we couldn’t park next to it. But look at this view!

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Little boy in the big woods.

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Since we were in eastern Washington, we got to see a lot of different types of scenery than we’re use to, such as this white tail deer in the open.

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And boys running in the wild. Yes, they’re actually on a trail.

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See?

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It was amazing to me to be around such hills and sky!

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Curlew Lake is known for its fishing. They had a nice dock for kid fishing. My oldest could have stayed there all day.

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Hey look, it’s my picture from Wordless Wednesday! My youngest is not as much into the fishing, so dad had to help him out.

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Camping is never complete unless there’s a chess game, or two, played.

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The look on my youngest’s face here cracks me up. Angry Preschooler is Angry! Look at those eyebrows!

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When camping, you bring along the simple joys. Such as bubbles.

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Bubbles bring the bestest smiles though.

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Evil villain, complete with bubble wand moustache!

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I am so pleased with this capture. It’s been a while since I got a full, crinkle nose smile out of my oldest on camera.

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Dirty, happy, camper boys having some fun.

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At the end of the day, this was what it was all about. <3

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{Wordless Wednesday} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

May 28th, 2013

  This post is shared with: Wordless Wednesday at The Jenny Evolution  Wordless Wednesday at In The Moment Wordless Wednesday at Sakura Haruka

 

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{Year in Review 2012} – Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

December 15th, 2012

The funnest thing about being a photographer is being able to look at the pictures I’ve taken in the past, and see how we’ve grown. I had a lot of fun compiling the pictures for our year in review. The song is called “The Only Place” by the band Best Coast.  I hope your 2012 […]

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The funnest thing about being a photographer is being able to look at the pictures I’ve taken in the past, and see how we’ve grown. I had a lot of fun compiling the pictures for our year in review. The song is called “The Only Place” by the band Best Coast.  I hope your 2012 was wonderful, and many healthy and joyous wishes for 2013!

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{Baby E. 4 weeks old} Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

January 27th, 2012

Baby E., his three year old brother, and his parents came to visit me today for his newborn shoot. Baby E is a fireball who came four weeks early, so at the shoot today he was about the size of a full term newborn, about seven pounds. I have to admit, I have a real […]

 

Baby E., his three year old brother, and his parents came to visit me today for his newborn shoot. Baby E is a fireball who came four weeks early, so at the shoot today he was about the size of a full term newborn, about seven pounds. I have to admit, I have a real soft spot in my heart taking pictures of brothers together, and I was happy that Big Brother O. was amicable to posing with Baby Brother E for me and the camera. Even if I did have to break out the sweethart candy bribes. Big welcome to Baby E and congratulations on the new addition to the family!

 

Meet Baby E. I love shots like this, because it shows you just how tiny they are at this moment, and they’re never going to be this tiny again. Here he is, cradled by daddy.

 

Giddy up, little cowboy

 

Such sweetness! I love just how peaceful he looks here.

 

Don’t let all the sleeping poses fool you, he was a tough cookie to get to stay asleep. But when he was asleep, you could just nom on his little nose.

 

This is my favorite brother pose. Big brother is all, what IS this in my lap? Baby E is all, hey, I’m cool, just chillin’ in my blanket which matches my eyes.

 

Big Brother wasn’t so sure about all this picture taking.

 

They were much happier outside, I even got a little smile!

 

The new family of four!

 

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{Trip to Tulip Town} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 3rd, 2010

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on […]

 

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on us while we were there.  The Tulip Festival is beautiful and gorgeous and such a bright display of color and light in an otherwise dreary Pacific Northwest rainy day.  My oldest son even showed up in the Seattle Times  (not my picture) wandering around the tulip fields!

My favorite thing about the festival is looking at the flowers.  My boys?  Obviously, the puddles and jumping over them.   Followed closely by the tractor ride around the tulip fields.  I don’t think we were able to keep my youngest out of any of the puddles there, and frankly, there were a lot of puddles.  The look of sheer joy as he stomped his foot to see the splash come back up was worth the drenched clothes.  Overall, it was a cold and wet visit, but it’s a family tradition which I wouldn’t give up for anything.

Welcome to Tulip Town, Mt. Vernon, WA.  The tulip is world’s peace flower.

This is a storyboard, which tells a story.  In this case, I wanted to showcase all the gorgeous blooms from the different tulip varieties. 

My oldest kept doing this for all the pictures.  I’m not sure if it was because it was super-windy and he liked the feeling of the wind between his arms, or he’s just being funny.  Most likely the latter.

See, the arms are up again!  He has a much more gleeful expression on his face in the red tulips, perhaps he liked them better than the pink ones.  🙂

I tried to get both boys into the cute tulip action, but my youngest wasn’t having any inkling of cooperating with mommy.

I had much better luck sneaking up behind them.  I love how you can see the dried mud on both of them from their numerous falls in mud puddles while walking around the tulips.

This is perhaps, one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken of my boys.  I love that my oldest is still attached to the ground with some mud strings.  I love that my youngest is so bundled against the cold he looks like a sumo wrestler about to chest bump his brother.  And I love the puddles you can see them both trying to jump over. 

Another storyboard.  This one showing off my oldest son actually jumping over a puddle.  I love the lean he has in the first picture! 

Did I mention my son likes to jump?  🙂

The required “go stick your nose in the flower, son!” pose.

By this time, he was wet, cold, tired, and oh so done posing for me.  I think his facial expression sums it up quite well.

Our 2010 trip to Tulip Town

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{The S. Family} – Seattle/Bothell Family Photographer

May 1st, 2010

I met this family through my awesome bookclub, and we met at Bothell Landing Park for our photoshoot last weekend.  They had an adorable three year old daughter, Miss L., who ran around the park and kept me on my toes.  We had glorious weather and a great photoshoot, here’s a sneak peek! {The S. Family} […]

 

I met this family through my awesome bookclub, and we met at Bothell Landing Park for our photoshoot last weekend.  They had an adorable three year old daughter, Miss L., who ran around the park and kept me on my toes.  We had glorious weather and a great photoshoot, here’s a sneak peek!

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{Miss L.} in a rare moment actually looking at my camera

They were such good sports about posing in all the random park places I found

I love her intense look here.  We were checking out the ducks and the baby ducklings.

Silly faces and backlight are the best!

I followed {Miss L.} around the playground, here she is sliding on the zip line.  Way to go!

Her hair was all sorts of awesome after coming down the slide

Mom is a teacher, so I thought it appropriate to pose them here at the first schoolhouse in Bothell.  {Miss L.} had other ideas about being in the shot.

I love this hand holding moment

Love her intense look here!

{Miss L.} was done with the shoot by this time, here she is waving bye bye to us

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{Baby W} 6 days old – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

July 25th, 2009

I had the pleasure of photographing this cute couple and their dachshunds last fall, and was so excited when they called me up again to photograph the new addition to their family.  Baby W was a dream baby to photograph!  Not only was he oh-so-sleepy and bendy, he rarely complained about any of the positions […]

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I had the pleasure of photographing this cute couple and their dachshunds last fall, and was so excited when they called me up again to photograph the new addition to their family.  Baby W was a dream baby to photograph!  Not only was he oh-so-sleepy and bendy, he rarely complained about any of the positions as I was arranging him.  I had so many favorite shots from this photoshoot it was hard to come up with only a few for the sneak peek.  However, I think my favorite part was also that I wasn’t the recipient of the stray pee blast this time (sorry Baby W dad!).  🙂  Here’s Baby W’s sneak peek, I hope you find him as adorable as I did!

Baby W is so pleased to meet you

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I finally got to use this baby hat on someone!

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Mom had this awesome hat that we had to get some pictures of Baby W wearing

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A rare moment all stretched out

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Tiny fingers and tiny toes

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Hanging onto mom and dad’s rings

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Teeny tiny baby toes

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Hello world!

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I like baby butts, I cannot lie

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Wide awake on dad’s back

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A quiet moment with mom

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The nursery, isn’t it super cute?

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Mommy kisses!

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Snuggling with mom and dad

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I am amused that Baby W’s legs are just as long as his dad’s feet

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{Family Wedding} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

July 25th, 2009

My sister got married last week.  We are Vietnamese, so along with the western ceremony and reception,  she also had the traditional Vietnamese reception.  Twice as much bridal fun!  As the sister, I got to sit back and watch the action and ceremonies without having to be “on”.  The talented David Frank photographed my sister’s […]

 

My sister got married last week.  We are Vietnamese, so along with the western ceremony and reception,  she also had the traditional Vietnamese reception.  Twice as much bridal fun!  As the sister, I got to sit back and watch the action and ceremonies without having to be “on”.  The talented David Frank photographed my sister’s western wedding and reception, here are just some of my snapshots from the day.

My sister, the glowing bride!

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My mom and my little sister.  I hope I look this good when I’m my mom’s age!

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My older son was the ring bearer for the wedding

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Auntie and nephew sitting pretty together

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My sister and her new husband

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Yes, my older son definately knows how to ham it up to the camera.

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This picture is not technically great at all, being out of focus and blurry.  The sheer joy in my youngest son’s face makes up for all the technical flaws though.  😀

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My parents and my sister at the Vietnamese reception dinner

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My parents, my sister, my new brother-in-law, in the wedding arch

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Yes, the groom IS that much taller than everyone else in my family.  🙂

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{Baby C} 9 days old – Seattle Area Newborn Photographer

July 20th, 2009

I had the pleasure of photographing Baby C at the ripe old age of nine days old.  She was a wee little thing, and such alertness in a newborn!  While I love sleeping newborn pictures, I think my favorites were when she was awake and her big eyes were taking in the world.  Here’s a […]

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I had the pleasure of photographing Baby C at the ripe old age of nine days old.  She was a wee little thing, and such alertness in a newborn!  While I love sleeping newborn pictures, I think my favorites were when she was awake and her big eyes were taking in the world.  Here’s a look at Baby C!

 

Meet {Baby C}

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Such a proper little lady.  Look at those tiny fingers!

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Thinking very hard

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I love this one – it’s like she’s telling me, what are you doing, camera lady?

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Look at the eye contact in such a young baby!  And of course, she’s blowing me a raspberry as well

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she looks like a tiny little Queen here

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So tiny, her parents’ wedding bands barely fit in her hand

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Holding hands

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Sweet family picture

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