Chef Liam – Olympia Lifestyle Photographer

As a photographer I have always been obsessed with capturing my boys in their world. As they and my business have grown, I find myself taking less pictures of them each year. This year I really want to get back to what started me on my journey of photography, my boys!

For those that don’t know, my youngest, Liam who is eight LOVES to cook. Since he could hold a whisk in his hand, he’s wanted to be a chef. Liam has a bookshelf full of cookbooks that he often reads to bed. Cooking is his thing! So when we put on the calendar that we were going to bake Blueberry Muffins from one of his cookbooks, I couldn’t resist the photo opportunity to capture him in his element!

Liam is an early riser like myself. He couldn’t wait to get to cooking. He patiently waited as I finished my coffee and tidied the kitchen so he could get to work. After he began the process of combining all the ingredients to his muffins, he realized he had forgotten an important detail… he needed his chef attire. So he quickly changed. Feeling mighty proud of his new look he jumped right back into what he was working on. It was the cutest thing!

I found much joy in watching him take the lead. He needed very little guidance or help from me. This little boy blows me away and his blueberry muffins were fantastic. You can ask our neighbors as he delivered some to their family as well.
I love being this kid’s mom!

If you’d like to have a lifestyle session with your child, please feel free to contact me as this is something I’m very passionate about! Memories like this last a lifetime! I’m so glad I pulled my camera out to document it!

45 and Fabulous – Olympia portrait photographer

As women, society puts so much pressure on us about body image and aging. Women not only face pressures of being career women and raising a family, but we also have pressures of maintaining our youthful looks of our 20’s. As aging women we are constantly pressured with ads and media to get botox, plastic surgery, and the latest slimming diet pill. It is no wonder that when we hit our 40’s we’re questioning and doubting ourselves whether we could be better, thinner, more youthful, prettier, etc.

Getting older should be a celebration! A celebration of surviving all life’s pressures thrown at us thus far. When we look at ourselves in the mirror we should not be wishing we looked like we did in our 20’s. We are women at nearly 40, not little girls anymore. A sense of maturity comes with that. We should embrace it! Be proud of it! We’ve earned it!

When Mia inquired about doing a celebration session with me for her 45th birthday I was ecstatic!

Mia is a mother, nurse and teacher. She gives daily to others. So I made it my goal to give back to her by showcasing her beauty, her spunk and elegance of aging through my photo session with her! I enjoyed this shoot so much! For anyone interested in celebrating your age, please feel free to contact me!

Thank you Mia for inspiring not only me but other women to embrace their age and to have fun doing so!

Be magical, Be bold, Be you! – Olympia photographer

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a princess in a big magical world. A princess that would create a world of kindness, beauty, and joy.

When River and I did her fairy-tale session, so many memories of my own self came rushing to my mind. Memories of innocents and wonder. Watching River twirl, dance, and stop to smell the roses at the Lord Mansion reminded me that life’s most precious moments are not only found in a giant world of make believe, but that if you take a moment to live bigger than yourself anything is possible!

While exploring the Yashiro Japanese Garden, River had the most amazing idea to crown herself from princess to Queen.
To watch her place the crown on her head and see her light up with joy made the end to our our session magical!

It’s moments like this that make being a photographer feel so rewarding.
I believe her fairy-tale session will stay with her forever. She will look back on this day and remember the magic she created not only for herself but for me as well!

This beautiful, talented and smart girl has so much to offer the world! I can’t wait to see what she does with her gifts!

If you’d like to set up a fairy-tale session for your child, please feel free to contact me and set up a consultation to bring their vision to life!

Love is in the air <3 - Olympia Wedding Photographer

Love comes in all kinds of forms. It connects us in ways that pushes us to be a better version of our selves. Love is something that grows deeper with each passing day. It’s not always easy; some days you have to work a lot harder than others, but it’s worth every breath! For me, as a wedding and portrait photographer, I strive to capture the joy in your love you share. Whether I’m photographing your family, spouse, child or friendship, I bring laughter and calmness into each one of my sessions. Allowing you and your love one to shine in your most authentic way! Schedule a consultation with me today so we can capture your unique love story!