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Sometimes I fall in love with my couples. I just do.

From the first time I met Jamie and Steven, I was in love with their energy. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was exactly, but I walked away from that meeting really praying they would pick me as their photographer…and I’m so glad they did! Working with them from day one has been such a joy and their engagement session was one of my favorites for sure. They trusted my vision and were up for just exploring a new neighborhood with me. We found so many awesome little spots that were new to me so that was obviously a huge bonus! I love the way these two make one another laugh. I think we were literally laughing the entire shoot. The best kind of shoot in my opinion.

I can’t wait for their wedding day to get here. Their wedding will be the last of my season…I could not ask for a more amazing couple to end my year!



  • September 24, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Andrea - You are incredible. I dreeaaam of shooting like this! Love your work, so much:) Beautiful connection in this shoot

  • September 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Jonna - buh…what!!! How is there so much AMAZES in one shoot?!! So good! Also I had a little afraid of heights moment there – whoa! so cool.

  • September 24, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Ray - So amazing!!!!!!! OMG!

  • September 24, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    Kelsey - Such beautiful photos and what yummy light! :) You, my friend, are amazing!

  • September 24, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    dorothy - you’re so goooood. i love these. i love you.

  • September 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Jade - LOVE. No, double love.

  • September 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Moch - Goodness, they are cute! She is GORG. Great work as always :)

  • September 25, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    Fergie M - These are absolutely stunning!!

When I’ve had a couple weeks at home and I’m getting ready for a flight, I can’t help but get excited. There are lots of things I love about flying. Of course I hate a few things too…but I love that I’m getting to see one of my best friends and have lots of girl time. I love that I’m going to explore a new area I’ve never been to. But one things I constantly get excited for is the silence and being alone in my own thoughts when I fly. Everything powered off, no one can reach me, the world whizzing by below me, lots of dreaming and scheming…it reminds me how important is it for me to do this all the time…not just when I’m in the air.

In all honesty, 2014 has been a really tough year for me. Relationship wise. Business wise. Feeling-like-you-have-no-idea-what-you’re-doing-wise…yeah you get the point. I’m making some big life changes for 2015 and a result of it all is a complete mystery and that scares the shit out of me. Not having a solid plan could be the worst idea…or it could be the best idea. It also makes me excited for the unknown. For the adventure. I’m ready for the change.

Lots of feelings, thoughts, dreaming, and journaling happening on this quick 2 hour flight…

And for anyone who might relate at this time…here are some fun messages.



  • September 11, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    Amanda - Amen to all this.. ! Sending lots of good vibes and encouragement your way. :)

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Jonna - omg RELATING. I feel you sis. The difference is you are moving through it and with it. Listening to your intuition is the best thing you can be attuned to. I’m proud of you for trying new things and going new places and seeing what lies ahead.

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Jessica Lindsay - SUPER encouraging! I have been reminded lately to Dream Big and it has jolted me out of my comfort zone. Thank you for the reminder to live passionately, to not be afraid of failure, and to let that shit go!

  • September 11, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    db - All so true…. but out of all the photographers I have reached out to for mentoring you have been the one that has actually wanted to help. I still hold my hand up to find the light like you told me to a year ago…you truly have been the brightest light in my journey:) Keep on trucking sister!!!! oxoxo

  • September 12, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Sarah Becker Lillard - Tonhya – you are doing the right thing. Mixing it up. Changing it around. A scary year always follows the rough year and you know what? It’s always the absolute best. Proud of you for making hard decisions and being committed to getting through the tough time to create a better life at the end of it! Excited to see and hear about any public changes you’re making, but be assured I am praying for you + cheering you on in the private ones as well! xo

August is always a weird month.

It’s the best because you really feel like it’s summer. Then it’s the worst because you realize summer is almost over. Guess that’s just the life of living in Seattle. We’ve honestly had the best weather this summer so I’m not complaining…especially when I get to photograph couples in the yummy golden light. You know the light I’m talking about. Jamie and Steven were up for just wandering around with me and exploring the cutest little neighborhood. Those are the best kinds of shoots, not much planned…just choose an area and go for it. I’m so excited I get to photograph this couple on their wedding day, what a joy it has been to get to know them and photograph their love.

Here is just a little preview of the time I had with them last week!

Can’t wait to share their full session.



  • September 4, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Jade - Just lovely. LOVE that first frame.