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  • I help clients capture their child’s personality. Oh, and I’m really good at acting (I used to be a performer in a former life), terrific at eating dessert (my fat jeans would definitely agree), and my Russian accent is stellar (Russians have confused me for an actual Russian until I give them a blank face when my Russian vocabulary runs out). Clients love my creative whimsical photos and are always commenting on how I’ve captured them in such a unique and beautiful way. Personally, I think my ability to return emails faster than Superman’s flight speed is pretty impressive. My Momma thinks I’m determined and that I have great hair and beautiful eyes. My friends envy my ability to balance everything on my overly full plate (they should be envying my husband because I certainly couldn’t do it without him). My clients love that I effectively capture their family and bottle moments in time for them to savor for years to come; I help them hold on to their memories.

Sisters | Seattle Children’s Photographer

I had the opportunity to play with some lights in the studio last night. Normally, the studio is

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full of daylight so we don’t need any additional lighting, but it was fun to be able to shoot some after dark!

I absolutely love photographing my own children and I’m kind of in love with every single one of these photos. Especially that last set. <3

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A Freshly Picked Giveaway

Freshly Picked (the adorable moccasin supplier for celebrity baby feet!) sent me some precious moccasins for a couple shoots and agreed to let me give a pair away for one of you lucky people!  There are SO many options for everything from neons, metallics, prints, pastels, and more.  I just love them.  And they are made of the softest leather, sure to delight even the tiniest of toes. Each pair of moccasins, whether being shipped to the rich and famous (or at least their kids), or shipped across town, are made with care, perfection and a love for the little feet they are intended for.


Just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below.  Winner will be contacted on August 15, 2014.

All the stunning moccasins can be found at Freshly Picked.
Loving the wardrobe as well?  Load up your shopping cart at The Measure/All The Numbers!

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Kat - Love Freshly Picked and love the photos!! So fun with all the colors!

Stacy Ebstyne - These are adorable

Deana Lesco - Love these!! The colors are amazing!

Jessie Shriber - Love love love these moccasins !

Melanie - Ohhhh these are uber adorable little moccs… & your little luv bugs are beyond precious! LOVE LOVE these photos! Thanks for the sweet chance! I would LOVE to have a pair of these waiting for our little bug on the way!!

Sarah Vasquez - Ahhh thanks! Only the baby is mine actually. The little one with the llama belongs to one of my beloved clients!

Back to School mini sessions! | Seattle children’s photographer

back to school photosSummer’s not over yet, but it’s time to start thinking about back to school photos!

Whether your baby is headed to her first day of kindergarten or your boy is starting his last year of elementary school, I’ve got you covered. No scrambling to remember the camera on the first day of school!

Back to School minis are coming to the studio on August 28, 2014! 
$50 gets you a 15 minute shoot, a gallery of 5-10 images, a high res photo, AND a very special gift (wanna know what it is? book your mini session to find out…)



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Pin It to Win It 2014 | WINNER!

Follow Jill Zelizer’s board Pin It to Win It 2014 – Hope and Memory Photography on Pinterest.

I am a huge Wes Anderson fan.  When I need inspiration, his movies are one of my go-to remedies.  I love his unique and whimsical style, the worlds he creates, and the fact that every single frame of his films could stand on its own as a stunning photograph.  Moonrise Kingdom is one of my favorites.  While I love all the entries and would love to do any one of these sessions, it’s no wonder that this Pinterest board won my heart!

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Father’s Day Mini Sessions | Seattle Child Photographer


There is something so incredibly heartwarming about photos of daddies with their little ones that just melts me every single time.  As a mother, I can tell you that thing people tell you about how you fall in love with your husband all over again (and yet in a completely new and deeper way than you ever thought possible) when you see him loving on and caring for your babies is so very true.  Almost all of my favorite photos of my husband (with the exception of only two) are of him with our daughters.

Babies grow into toddlers and toddlers grow into kids in the blink of an eye.  My oldest baby, my muse, has seemingly overnight grown into this gorgeous girl and it feels like the time we had with her as a baby and even a preschooler was a lifetime ago.  There are a few things I remember, but mostly my memory is jogged by the few photos we have of her from that time.  I didn’t become a photographer until she was about 4, so we have few precious photos of her.  If I could go back in time, I would have taken more photos.  I would have been in more photos with her.  And I would have more photos of her playing with her daddy before she had to share him.  Mommas, I urge you to capture this special time.  It really is so fleeting.

Your session fee includes 1 digital file.  If you can’t choose, upgrade your gallery for an additional $200!  So email me today – before you forget because I know you have 100 other things on your to-do list that are more pressing, but the thing is that time doesn’t wait for anyone and your babies won’t always be babies – to snatch up your spot in this killer deal of a photo event taking place at the studio on June 7th.

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