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Highlights of 2023

I’ve started to really love my annual tradition of taking a trip down memory lane every December as I choose some of my personal favorite photos from the past year!

I am forever grateful for the families that choose me year after year, as well as, all of the new folks I’ve had the pleasure of photographing – whether it be weddings or creative portrait sessions. I’m still so in love with shooting film & feel lucky to have so many clients who are pumped for the nostalgic goodness that analog brings to the table. I hope these photos bring a smile to your face, like they do to mine!

A woman and her children playing on a swing in the yard.
Four pictures of a family crossing the street.
A family is posing on rocks at the beach.
A family is hugging a little girl in a field.
Two black and white photos of a bride and groom kissing.
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At home with Jodi of Hygge Woven

I’ve really been loving connecting with creatives in their spaces lately. Absorbing some of the magic and observing their flow leaves me feeling so very inspired. And that was definitely the case of my time with Jodi – the maker behind Hygge Woven /Hygge Prints.

Spending a cozy morning with Jodi in her home here in Port Townsend, Washington felt like such a gift. The chill of Autumn was in the air and we spent our time together staying cozy, chatting, sipping on tea and I got to document her in her creative flow. Here are some of my favorite snaps, all shot of film.

A woman sitting at a table with a cup of coffee.
A woman sits at a table with a slice of cake and a cup of coffee.
A couch with knitted items on it.
Two pictures of a woman sitting on the steps of a house.
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Summertime on Whidby Island

I feel so lucky to live up in the PNW, where things like clamming are possible! We decided to give it a try for the first time with our best buddies & after lots of research, we woke up one Saturday morning at dawn when the tides were low & took the ferry over to Whidby Island from Port Townsend.

I brought my 35mm film camera along to document our time. I only wish I would have taken photos of the yummy chowder & pasta we made afterwards!

A group of sailboats in the water at sunset.
Two pictures of a man on a beach with a bucket.
A little girl wearing a hat.
A girl standing on a beach holding a fishing net.
A man kneeling in the mud with a shovel.
A woman with a hat and gloves holding a shell.
A group of people and a child are working on a beach.
A girl holding a bucket of shells on a beach.
A man in a straw hat digging in the sand.
A man in a straw hat holding a shell.
A group of people standing in a grassy area.

Flower Power // Afternoon on the farm with Space Lotus

Space Lotus Floral Collective is dreamy collaboration between Jules of Space Twins Provisions and Natalie of White Lotus Farm. Not only do they grow the most gorgeous of blooms, but they sell their organic veggies and fresh sourdough bread at our local Farmers Market, which is how I learned of them initially!

Spending the afternoon basking in their glow, surrounded by flora and fauna was the biggest treat for me and I just love the photos we made together. Here are some of my faves, all shot on film and processed by The Find Lab.

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Best of 2021

2021 looked a lot different than year passed, one reason being that I relocated up to beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington and I had to travel down to Southern California for many of my sessions! I feel so honored that so many of you were willing to organize shoots around my travel schedule. I really do have the best clients ever.

My plan is to be in LA in the Spring and Fall and am also booking sessions in the lush Pacific NW (including Seattle/Portland) so please spread the news ❤ And for now, here are a few of my 2021 favorites!

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Bare feet, warm hearts // Malibu family session

I heard the happy screams and giggles of kids coming from the house as I walked up the path to the front door where I was greeted warmly by a smiling faces, and bare feet. From this moment, I KNEW this was going to be a good time. We ended the sesh at a local Malibu beach, where we had the whole shore to ourselves. It was one of those evening that you wish could have just gone on forever.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 & Tri-X film, my my fellow film nerds.

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Party of Five // Family session in Culver City

This family is what my photo dreams are made of! It is so obvious how much they enjoy each others company with smiles and hugs all around…and it made me grateful for my own big, loving family and 3 siblings.

We spent the last light of the day running around one of their go-to parks in Culver City, California. Here are some of my favorite snaps from our evening together.

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