Kaari and Scott. Engagement Photography, Anacortes WA

I’ve said it before but it is true. This was the perfect combination of location and people! Add to that a gorgeous quilt that was made by Kaari,  perfect weather (we had heavy rain and hail earlier in the day) and lots of laughter. It was pretty great.

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Sole Hope & The Bridge Assisted Living

I recently had the privilege of hosting a shoe cutting party at The Bridge Assisted Living in Mt Vernon WA. I met ridiculously sweet elderly residents with big compassionate hearts. So many people have a deep desire to serve and make a difference in this world but have no idea how. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 95 you are not to young or to old to help Sole Hope.  Together we can all make a difference, simply by tracing and cutting a pattern onto an old pair of jeans and used milk jugs. These shoe uppers are then sent to Africa, made into a shoe by a local Ugandan and placed on the foot of a child. To learn why this ministry is so necessary, why these children need shoes and what inspired Sole Hope, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajdVs3s2k3U&feature=related  I’d love to raise $100 for Sole Hope this month, would you consider making a donation?

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Katie and Mike, (Pre) Engagement Photography, Mount Vernon WA

Young love!

Katie asked me to photograph her and Mike as they’ll be apart for some time. Mike is currently at (Navy) boot camp. He plans to attend school in South Carolina and become a machinist mate in the nuclear field. I look forward to more chapters of their love story.(pre) Engagement Photography, Burlignton WA 40600007 (1)(pre) Engagement Photography, Mount Vernon WAKatie and Mike655320005 (1)Katie and MikeKatie and Mike740600028 (1)

40th Wedding Anniversary – Olympia WA

As a gift for my husbands parents for their anniversary, I decided to take some photos. The last two also have a special guest appearance from my Dog, Howard.Ted and Linda3Ted and Linda2Ted and Linda1Ted and Linda469590014

Carter Wedding, Hidden Meadows, Snohomish WA

It was cold a little wet, but it was so much fun! I was honored to be a part of such an awesome celebration.
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Florist: Melody’s Flowers, Hair: Bree Seymour from The Loft in Mount Vernon, The dresses: David’s Bridal,  Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse, Cakes: Summer Smith and Jen Mathisen, Shoes: Nine West

Poppe Family, Burlington WA

A few months ago Erin contacted me, her family hadn’t had photographs taken since she was a little girl. As a Christmas surprise for her parents she hired me. She only comes home once a year… for Christmas. Photographs are important. I loved hearing all their family stories and seeing them all laugh together. Christmas is a special time.  Cherish your family, tell them how much you love them and why not try a random act of kindness. Be a blessing and have a wonderful Christmas!
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