Ellie is the first momma in the Bellies to Babies Campaign to be photographed! I loved doing this maternity photography, Ellie is so stunning in these pictures.  The day started in my home studio in Kent, my ” Glam crew” came over to do Ellie’s  hair and makeup.
Hair/ headpiece were done by Missy Millan and makeup by Korrine Claxton. Looking forward to photographing her newest addition next month!

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I had the opportunity to do a tween photography session with Carolyn and McKenna.  We had an in studio session in Kent with my professional hair and makeup artists (Liza Luna and Korrine Claxton, respectively).  These two girls are just gorgeous!  I can’t wait to see what their future has in store for them. Thank you for coming in, I had so much fun photographing working with these tweens!

Kid Portrait

I had so much fun with Stadium High School Senior, Jess!  This young lady is gorgeous! She has a lot of big plans for her future, all of which are so inspiring!  One of her goals is to open an Eco -friendly restaurant, how cool is that!  I can not wait to see how her future unfolds as she journeys into the next chapter in her life!  Best of Luck Jess! Click on the images to enlarge.


This year’s Halloween Shoot was inspired by Alice in Wonderland but since its Halloween..we decided to make her dead! Here is the back story. . . The Red Queen had planned for Alice’s return to Wonderland and had replaced the “drink me” contents with poison, so when Alice drank it..she died! But Alice had no idea she was dead until she left Wonderland. Crawling out of the rabbit hole, Alice starts to feel a little strange. As she wanders through the forest, she happens to come across a small little village…and she is starving! So, Alice stops in for a bite. Only then, after devouring some of the inhabitants in the village does she realize something is wrong! Here are the individual photos – check the next blog the cheesy comic strip! Hair: Tiffany Burton with Milo Salon in Tacoma, Makeup: Korrine Claxton with Korrine’s Facial and Waxing Studio.

A little disappointing today, the weather was overcast! I was thinking we would still be able to get some beautiful shots, but,  a gorgeous landscape in oranges, yellows, and reds, is just not the same when its all cloudy and dreary!  However, I did have a good time with my fellow photog and her kiddos, and of course, Rio  had a chance to run free, play with other kids her age…and have her mom shove a camera in her face, again! (see the picture above)  Did I mention, trying to photograph kids with BOTH adults behind the camera, is like trying to wrangle wiener dogs!???  But, all was not lost, I was did find a super cool place for pictures! If you are up for a drive to Hyak, message me! I have the perfect spot!