wagner mini session

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I sure do love this family! We have been friends for so long, and I have loved watching Matt and Marya’s family grow. Ruby and Curt are the CUTEST kids ever! We had so much fun at their mini session this week! Curt was mesmerized by the grass and everything around him. Ruby was hilarious and so full of energy! It is truly an honor to photograph your beautiful family. Thanks so much!

clara is here!

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I am thrilled to share a little sneak peek of my latest newborn/family session! The Olsens are an amazing family, and I was so honored when Jen asked me to photograph their family after Clara’s birth. Clara is such a lucky little lady to be born into such a loving home, and especially with two older siblings who adore her! Little August cracked me up…he kept wanting to “hold it!” : ) Also, I could not believe the eye contact she was giving me when she was awake! That first shot may be one of my favorites ever! Future model!

Thanks so much, Olsen family! Couldn’t be more excited for you guys!

finley grace is here!

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I was so SO honored to get to photograph the beautiful Finley Grace this week!  Even though she didn’t want to sleep much, her session was like a dream. Beautiful nursery, amazing light, and most importantly, the sweetest little family of three! As you can see, I had a hard time narrowing down a few for the blog, so…here’s a few, plus some.

Beth and Joseph, I am overjoyed for you guys. I know you will be (already are) amazing parents, and Finley couldn’t have been born into a more loving family. Enjoy each moment, they grow too fast! : )

called to serve: everett, washington

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This post makes me so excited! I first met this young man when he was a toddler I think? His family has been so kind to our family over the years. Well, apparently I am old, because Dallin just graduated high school, and left to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in Washington State! I was so excited and honored when his mom contacted me about doing a few senior portraits before he headed to the MTC. I am so proud of Elder Suppes, as he will be known for the next two years, for sacrificing so much to serve the Lord and the great people of Washington. See you in two years, Elder Suppes!

grayson is here!

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Words cannot describe how over-the-moon excited I was to photograph the Bierman’s newest arrival, baby Grayson! I have had the honor of photographing Logan and Liam when they were born, and I was really touched when Brie inquired about doing newborn photos for their sweet little boy! Grayson and his big brothers were all SO good…seriously, I could not believe what troopers they were…although the promise of ice cream after pictures probably helped! : )  I feel so blessed to be able to document these special moments for such an amazing family.

Thank you Brie and Mike and boys!  Grayson is perfect and is so lucky to be born into your kind, loving family!

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…And I had to share these two! It’s hard work being a baby! : )

jane everleigh is here!

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My sweet-as-can-be beautiful baby niece was in town over the weekend so I was thrilled to get to snap a few pics of her! She made an incredibly exciting entrance into the world, so we are all so grateful she is happy, healthy and thriving. Miss Jane, we all love you so much already! You are perfect.

megan and brandt!

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Earlier this month I had the amazing privilege of photographing Megan and Brandt’s wedding day! It started, for me, witnessing them coming out of the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the first time as husband and wife! There is always such a wonderful spirit on the Temple grounds and their day was no exception! It was a tad chilly, but the sun was shining in full-force, and it really was nicer than I ever imagined a day in January to be!  After we did portraits around the temple with family, friends, and the two of them of course, the evening continued at the Renaissance Hotel at North Hills, where the couple and their close friends and families enjoyed an incredible dinner and super fun dancing into the night!

I sometimes joke with my sister about how she can possibly manage to photograph weddings full-time because it can be so stressful! (She usually just laughs and I remember that she and Graham are cool as cucumbers and completely love being wedding photographers!) But at Megan and Brandt’s reception, I was reminded how blessed I am to be able to what I do what I do, and how much I love it, too! I have known Megan’s family for years now, but Brandt I hadn’t met until their wedding day. He was so nice and it was so evident from the beginning how incredible he and Megan are together. However, even though I may have just met Brandt and hadn’t seen Megan for a few years, I found myself laughing and crying during the toasts…when the people who know them the best express their love and well-wishes for them.  It was one of the most touching receptions I have experienced and it brought a smile to my face to be able to witness the love and support they share from so many loved ones.

Megan and Brandt, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to document your day. I wish you both every joy now and forever! Xoxo!

kristi and john!

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I had such a wonderful time photographing Kristi and John! The weather was amazing and I loved the location they chose! I am so excited for their upcoming wedding in 2015! Thanks so much you two!!!