Hailey’s Sr. Photos

I have no words for these photos.

I’ve know my niece since she was six years old. Seeing her grow into this beautiful woman has been amazing.

I was beyond excited that I had the opportunity to photographer her. I mean come on she is stunning!!!

Has she is getting ready to graduate this year, I hope she takes the time to enjoy the small things her senior year has to offer her.

Prom , friends, and family.

I hope your new journey into college brings new adventure

and wonder your way.

I love you Hay Hay and thank you for letting me be apart of this journey

with you.



I love California. I grew up in the San Diego area.

I loved the beaches and the warm sun on my skin.

When I was 12 years old, my family and I moved up here to Washington.

Ever since then, I’ve loved going back to California to visit family members.

This time, instead of spending a week with family, I did just a day. And I did it with my son. By my self.

First off, I give props to the moms that do this by them self on the daily. And that have more then one kid. I applauded you. You are amazing!!

My son was amazing. On take off he was amazing as well. Even in our lay over in San Francisco. When we landed in San Diego, that’s when he threw his fit.

Before you say it was his ears popping, it wasn’t. Our flight was delayed In Seattle for almost an hour. So by the time we reach San Diego, it was midnight.

So, he was very over tired. Plus I wouldn’t let him have any more snacks.

( I know, I’m a bad mom, right!?)

When Saturday morning came along, It was filled with spending time with family members. My son finally got to meet my mom, my uncle, my aunt and their kids.

He was so loved!! And he loved every one!!

Saturday night we spent it at a hotel with my sisters. (One of them was getting married on Sunday.) He adores my sisters. And they adore him.

It was nice having that bonding moment between us girls. I miss it on the daily from them. (Plus we were missing one sister too. She couldn’t make out there.

We love you Angelica!!)

When Sunday came, I really didn’t want the day to end. Cause once it ended, we were on a plane heading home.

I’m very fortunate that I got to see my sister get ready. And even help her get into her wedding dress.

( I was the only one that knew how to tie it!)

I even cried cause she looked so beautiful. And it was me seeing this little girl all grown up. She was no longer that little sister that I remember. She was a grown woman. Ugh! I’m even tearing up just thinking about that day!!

Any ways, the ceremony was short and sweet.

( My new bother in law is a very, very, very shy guy)

And I got see my sister get married to the love her life.

After the ceremony and pictures, it was time for me and the kiddo to hop on a plane and head home.

My son did amazing on take off like before. And even in our lay over in San Francisco. And just like before, when landed in Seattle, he threw a fit. Because he was tired and mommy didn’t let him have any more snacks.

By the time we got home, it was close to midnight. We were both tired. And just very thankful that we were home.

I hope to one day travel again to California. But hopefully, I stay a little bit longer and have some help with the little one.

Below are some pictures I took while we were there. And I even did some detail shots for my sister.

The one of me and my sister was taken by her photographer that she had. It’s by far one of my favorite photos of us.

PNW Ballet Company

As a little girl, I always thought I could be a ballerina. Move, pose and turn on my toes. Unfortunately, I never had the feet for it. But I’ve always had the heart for it.

As I got older, I appreciated the dancers hard work and commitment as a ballerina. Even more so their wicked calf muscle definition.

I would die for that muscle definition!!

A while back I got the opportunity, along with 50 other photographers, to photograph the PNW Ballet dancers. It was the first time they were opening the doors to outside photographers. (I’m hoping they do so again in the future!)

Now, I’ve photographed dancers before.

But this was completely different for me. It wasn’t what I was use to.

But I always do love a challenge!!

Below are some of my favorite images from the event.

Hoping to do more in the future!!

Sauter Family

Were do I begin with this family…….

From the moment we meant to end of the shoot it was all smiles and laughter. The three boys were a hoot to work with. And mom and dad were absolutely amazing to hang out with.

It was hard not laugh with them while I was shooting . I think at one point I even started to cry from laughter!!

Sauter Family, thank you for letting me photograph your beautiful family.

And thank you for making me laugh so hard!!

You guys ,and gals, were a joy to work with.


A Winter Wonderland Shoot

Winters in Washington are always freezing. (Unless you live in Eastern Washington. Then you get freezing temperatures and 10 feet of sown.

But on the Western side of Washington, you get little to no snow depending on where you live. And freezing temperatures.)

And with winter season, photographers work on other projects to keep them busy. Cause the winter months, some times spring, there is hardly any work for photographers. So, to keep myself busy, I asked one of friends to model for me.

I met Amanda when I worked at Picture People. You wouldn’t believe it, but she was shy when we first met. And she’s an inspiring photographer as well.

When Amanda and I set out to do this shoot, the winter weather was in full force.

Amanda was such a trooper. Even when I made her sit on the wet, frozen ground. She did it with no complaint!!

She even braved the snow in a skirt too.

Thank you Amanda for trekking along with me in the snow to find these amazing spots.

You’re AMAZING!! Thank YOU!!