Josh + Kylie | Axton Events - Bellingham, WA

So many friends tell me they want me at their wedding, not working it. They want me to enjoy it, and to have fun, so they hire someone else. What they don't realize is that I love what I do, especially when I get to do it with the people I love. I had the privilege of working with Kylie and Josh this year, and it was one of my favorite weddings of the summer. When I found out Josh was proposing, I secretly hoped Kylie would want me to do her wedding. She told me that she wouldn't trust anyone else to capture it, and those words will stick with me for as long as I do photography. I love that she felt so strongly that I was the one she wanted to capture her day. I had a front row seat to the b

The Days Are Long | Motherhood Before Noon

It's a Monday. Do you know how I know this to be true? Kinley woke up at 3am for the first time in weeks (or maybe months, it's all a blur of sleep deprivation and pure happiness). She fell back asleep just in time for Mason to come sneaking up next to the bed to stare at me. This has become a regular occurrence, and will quite possibly be the cause of my first heart attack at a young-ish age. I say -ish, because I had the rude realization a few months ago that I might now fall into the category of being a "middle aged woman". At best I have a year until this statement is actually true. Anyway, my day began with my child pretending to be a character from Children of the Corn. Like every good

Zayden | Fresh 48 - Bellingham, WA

I have been doing fresh 48's for about five years now, but due to clients wanting privacy, have only posted a handful of images from them. I have always love them so much, but until I became a mother myself, I didn't fully grasp how important it is to capture these moments in the hours after giving birth. So, today I want to talk to you first time moms, seasoned moms, and anyone who loves an expecting momma. I have a had a lot of questions about these sessions, and I will do my best to answer a few. Q: I am a first time mom, and thinking about doing a Fresh 48, but my husband thinks it is silly. Is it really worth it? A. When I was a first time mom I thought I knew EXACTLY what to expect. Wh

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