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365 project week 52 | kirkland, wa family photographer

So, that’s it…  365 photos chronicling our year.  And I have to say I’m so glad I did this project.  Looking back over the images, some I’m really proud of, some are just mediocre, but regardless, I love them all as they are my life: the good days and the off days, the crazy days and the lazy days.  I feel gratitude for every single one and the people and events that filled them.  And my total for the year: 4787 pictures.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me.  I hope to do it again in another year or two, but will continue to try to post images here regularly in the mean time.  I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015!

365 project Week 52

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365 project week 51 | kirkland, wa family photographer

I realize that the year is up already, but as I was out of town over the holidays, I didn’t get a chance to post my last two weeks of images.  So, to almost wrap up the year, here is week 51:

365 project Week 51

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365 project week 49 | kirkland, wa family photographer

Getting closer to being caught up — yay!  And it’s starting to feel more like the holidays around here, now that I’m not sick and can do things like wrapping presents and baking.  I haven’t had a chance to break out my favorite Christmas CD yet, though…  John Denver and the Muppets.  Don’t know what it is about that one, but I LOVE it!  That’s what makes it the holidays for me.  What’s your “now it’s the holidays” thing?

365 project week 49

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365 project week 48 | kirkland, wa family photographer

I’ve been sick.  It’s the holidays.  Umm… any other excuses for posting so late?  Well, whatever it is, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!  Sorry for the delay, folks — happy late Thanksgiving!  🙂

365 project week 48

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365 project week 47 | kirkland, wa family photographer

This week’s images make me wish my cell phone took better pictures.  There are just times I don’t want to carry around my big ol’ camera, but every time I look at the cell pics, it makes me regret not bringing it.  I think I just need to get over it and be happy I was able to capture the shot at all…  hooray for technology!  🙂  Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

365 project Week 47

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Sisters in the garden | seattle, wa family photographer

I had so much fun meeting this family and exploring the Woodland Park Zoo rose garden on a gorgeous sunny morning last weekend.  We saw bunnies and bees and the smell was just heavenly!  These sisters had so many great ideas on where to go and what to do, it was better than an assistant!  And did you see those eyes?!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek, “G” family!

G family composite


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365 project week 35 | kirkland, wa family photographer


Another week gone… and we’re that much closer to the end of the year.  You can feel it creeping up, even though I’m sure we still have plenty of nice, summery feeling days ahead.  There is just something different in the air.  Don’t mean to be melancholy, it just goes by so fast sometimes it really floors me.  Part of the reason for this project, I guess.  This week was all about celebrating school and fall and the fun things that come with it.


Project 365 week 35

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Summer fun | kirkland, wa family photographer

I had so much fun with this family last weekend: great location, beautiful sunshine and adorable, cooperative kids.  Dad was a trooper, tromping all over the park with a sprained ankle.  And to top it all off, mom has the distinction of being the only person to paint their toenails DURING a session — and I didn’t even notice her doing it.  She was just that good.  🙂  What more could you ask for in a session?!

B family teaser

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Bundle of fun | kirkland, wa family photographer

I have know Dad for 20-mumble-mumble years and loved watching him marry his amazing wife 13 years ago.  But this was the first time I had the chance to meet their four kids and see them together as a family.  It’s such a neat thing to feel connected to people after all these years that technically, you don’t know all that well except for via Facebook, and yet you feel like you really do know them.  It just feels comfortable and fun and right.  They are now off on their next big adventure — moving overseas — so even though our time was short, it was well spent.  And now my family will have friends in a new place to visit!  Best of luck, R family — you’ll do great!  With that bundle of energy, how can you go wrong?  🙂

R family sneak peek


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It’s so fun to be two! Except when it’s not. | Kirkland, WA childrens photographer

I have to say, I think two-year-olds may be the most challenging of all subjects to photograph, but also one of the most fun!  Such a range of expressions and emotions in the course of an hour!  And of course, a lot of “no”s.  🙂  This little one sure made me work for it, but we had a great time in the rain, sun and especially bubbles!


2 year old kirkland wa

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