Parker | One Year Photos | Baby's First Year Collection

I just adore these little ladies. So excited to share miss Parker's one year photos! Her spunk, her determination, even her cute little serious scowl face. haha But my favorites are all her cuddles - with her big sis (melt!) and mom and dad. She's the finishing piece to this family of four and it's such a joy to watch her grow. She is an example of when good things finally come about to a good family and doubles the size of her mama's and dada's hearts. <3 

Check out the series of Parker's first year here; maternity photos, newborn photos, six moth photos!

Sohn | Spring Mini Session | Maternity Photos

I've photographed Avery since he could barely walk and just recently I was able to photograph the Sohns becoming a family of four at the birth of little brother. Today it's a throw back to their family maternity photos taken during Spring Mini Session day. I cannot wait to share the rest of the story and introduce you to little brother! Love these last photos as a family of 3! 

Camilla | 6 Month Photos | Baby's First Year | Spokane

You're just not ready. Really. You're just now. To narrow down this blog post was about impossible. I could post Camilla's entire session because I just CANNOT get over it. I could photograph this smiley girl all day! I absolutely love the six month mark before they start burning down their baby rolls, before crawling, when they just smile at anything. It's such a joy to see my families and babies grow in their first year. The Baby's First Year Collection has been such a blessing for developing relationships with such amazing families. See you for your one year, Camilla! 

Enjoy some pure baby goodness, big brown eyes, and gummy toothless smiles! 

Chrissy & Eric | Engagement Mini Session | Spokane

This was the last session of Spring Mini Session Day. This was Chrissy & Eric's engagement photo session. This was an absolute spring downpour (seriously soaked in 2 minutes). And this was love. When you just keep dancing and twirling and kissing and laughing. 

Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for their wedding at the Paulsen Penthouse this August. Is it wrong of me to secretly hope for a little rain? Just kidding, Chrissy ;) But seriously, when you love like this, a downpour turns into beauty and fun. I hope this spirit carries them their whole marriage! 

Andrew | Newborn Photos | Seattle, WA

Introducing the sweet, bright-eyed Andrew! His just-as-sweet parents, Nicole and Raymond, hosted me in their Seattle home for Andrew's newborn session. I absolutely love being with families in those first days. Everything new. Completely in awe. We were lucky to have a combo of great light in a partly cloudy Seattle day, some awake time, some sleepy time, and some great family cuddles. A couple of my favorite photos are actually Raymond bouncing Andrew around the house (in the kitchen) to soothe him and one of Nicole holding her sleeping son, petting her cat, and looking lovingly into the eyes of her husband. These are the beautiful in between moments that make a family. Wishing the Loyolas a beautiful first year of life with Andrew, and a happy forever. 

Kaedence | Newborn Photos | Studio Photography in Spokane

And baby makes 7! You heard me, seven. And sweet baby Kaedence is absolutely the apple of everyone's eye (for proof see the very last photo which was completely unplanned). I'm so thankful to have photographed Amber and Josiah's maternity session here, and then got to meet their adorable new addition, as well as the rest of their family, for her newborn photos. Everyone was such troopers as I maneuvered all around in my studio room. Meanwhile, I could photograph a sleeping baby's teeny tiny toes all day long! Can't wait to see this love again for six month photos (again, yay Baby's First Year Collection!)