The ‘P’ Family

This was supposed to be a family session but it didn’t quite go as planned. Poor mama was feeling under the weather but lil ‘A’ still needed his 6(ish) month life documented. In their first year they change so much + we don’t want to forget that chubber rolly polly stage while it’s still considered adorable!

Not wanting to go too far we used their backyard to get the job done. This ended up being a great choice because the boys felt comfortable in familiar space. Not to mention it kept a certain brother ‘fenced’ in!

Every time I photograph this family I am reminded of the bond between brothers. As a mother of two boys myself, I love watching how each brother is unique, yet the same + how that bond evolves over time. These boys have amazing parents + I can only imagine the great adventures this family will have together!p_0012p_0010 p_0013p_0017 p_0016p_0014p_0015p_0011p_0020 p_0022 p_0023 p_0024 p_0025p_0018p_0019p_0021

 

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R&C engagement

When I first saw that Cameo and Robb had started dating I thought to myself, ‘now there’s a perfect match!’ So when I got a text one day from Cameo saying, “I have news to tell you!” I knew right away Robb had popped the question!

These two are seriously so sweet! I loved watching from behind the lens as Robb would tease Cameo, making her laugh and just seeing the big smiles they have for each other. Hearing the story of their first date was too adorable. Robb took Cameo out to supper at the Fireside Bistro, they were both so nervous and wanted to impress each other. (I’m not to sure if it was Robb or the mushroom linguini that won Cameo’s heart first😉 )

I’m so excited for you two and I wish you more than the best
xox
vanessa

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Welcome, Baby ‘C’

I found myself back in Northern California a few weeks ago with this adorable growing family! Miss ‘C’ was already a month old + as sweet as could be. Loving to be swaddled up tight, she hardly made a peep! I have had the privilege to photograph all their newborn faces except the oldest + this little face fits in perfectly with the others. She is adored grandly by her siblings + I consider myself a fan as well!
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Miss ‘E’ was a huge helper to me this time around. Fetching blankets for me, holding the reflector (this girl has skillz!) + telling me all about her new sister. Her Mama is very lucky to have such a big girl around to help out! cberry_0008cberry_0001cberry_0015cberry_0014

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Karissa + Haley

Flashback to spring!

Karissa + I had talked about doing another shoot after we had so much fun with our fall shoot at the Arboretum in Seattle. The cherry blossoms at UW were Karissa’s next location choice. I had never really been on campus before and was blown away by its beauty. It’s a busy spot for many reasons but the blossoms were worth dodging the students + spectators for!

Just before heading out for our shoot Karissa’s mom whipped up these two lovely flower crowns for us to use. Talented, no?!  Thanks girls for putting your beautiful selves in front of my lens!

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D&L engagement

Over the past year it has been so awesome being roomies with Laura. Although her engagement to Damen means I must say goodbye to the luxury living at the condo -rip rooftop hot tub- I can 100% say I am beyond ecstatic for Damen and Laura!!

Naturally I was very excited that Laura asked me to do their engagement photos, and they made my job easy breezy, being so cute and natural together. It was so lovely to photograph this dreamy couple.

It has been so awesome getting to know Damen and Laura better and see first hand what an awesome team they make, being able to put together a wedding in two months is testament to that alone! You guys are such a sweet couple and I so look forward to sharing the same city as you two!

xox

vanessa

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