11 grandkids united!

I had the fortune to photograph 11 grandkids from around the country with their grandparents at their beach home last week. The daughter of the grandparents was a former colleague of mine from middle school. I hadn't seen her in probably 25 years but I must say she has held up wonderfully and has a beautiful family to match. These photos remind me of why I got into photography in the first place: to create photos that will last for generations. Family photos will be cherished.

What a perfect day on the beach with a great family!

My first client... and now my first repeat client!

It was this time last year that I dipped my toe in the waters of portrait photographer for hire. My first clients had just hired me and I was really, really nervous. Fast forward to 2010 and they hired me AGAIN! I wasn't AS nervous... although I am nervous before every session (which I consider a good sign.) I am feeling really honored and flattered for being called back for another year of family photos for such a great family. Thank you "O Family" for taking a chance on me! What a great year it has been.

Seattle Area Family Photographer

The reason I bought a digital SLR was to take photos of my family. The family I take photos of has expanded now that the word is out I'm a photo junkie. Recently I took some photos of my nephew Kaj for his upcoming third birthday.

Fortunately I have some CUTE family members. This guy reminds me so much of my brother.

And recently my cousins came to town with their kids. So of course I took photos. The family is spread across the USA so we don't get to see other often. Half of these cousins had never met before these photos, but they were insta-buddies.

Here's my daughter with my cousin's daughter. They were immediate BFFs. Wish they were still here!

Seattle family photographer

Yesterday I had the honor of photographing an extended family in the grandparents amazing yard. The grandparents were getting ready to move but just couldn't find any place that could compare. No surprise!

I love this photo where they all look so happy and relaxed to be together.

Here are the grandparents with all their grandkids.... with one grandson hamming it up.

Grandma and grandpa were super cute. Here they are near their beautiful dogwood trees and hydrangeas. I have serious garden envy!

We ended the session with the kids playing and me just capturing some casual shots. The playing turned into a sort of bean bag tag. The kids had a blast. It is fun to watch cousins have so much fun together.

And this beautiful little girl doesn't take a bad photo! Future top model.

What a beautiful day for a family photo session. I am so happy they asked me to capture their special moments.

I had fun taking photos at the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park of my friend Kristin, CEO of Filter. I worked for her many, many years ago (twice even!) and she is one of my favorite bosses turned favorite friends. I am lucky to have several of those (you know who you are!) I have to say, should she get tired of the staffing industry she should give modeling a try. What a natural!