Thank you 2019 Clients

This post is for all my 2019 clients!

I can not begin to explain how thankful I am for each and every one of you. In 2012 I started Vibrant Lens Photography and never thought or dreamed that it would still be going strong into 2020.

Many of you have been with me since the beginning! I can not thank you enough for trusting, growing and supporting me along my journey as a photographer! 2019 was one of the best years I’ve had. Not only did i work with returning clients but I connected with many new couples and families in ways I have not before. I pushed myself and honed in on photography skills that I never thought I would understand… let alone be able to do.

I look forward to continuing to grow and capture your many amazing moments in 2020! Here is a look back at some of my favorite moments of 2019! Cheers to looking forward to another great year!

Olympia Portrait Photography – Brittney

I was ecstatic when my amazing hairstylist told me she wanted head-shots to celebrate her 2nd year in business. I have photographed Brittney’s beautiful family many times. She is a strong, loyal and driven person. She’s an amazing mother to, two beautiful, smart and well-mannered girls and a wife who shares a beautiful love and friendship with her husband.

As a Shelton hairstylist, Brittney works hard to make every woman that sits in her chair feel and look their best. For Christmas I got my mother a full-service treatment from her. I can’t begin to explain the emotion my mother felt when she saw her hair for the first time. I can’t thank Brittney enough for that day. I highly recommend her for any hair services you may be interested in.

I knew when I photographed Brittney, I wanted all that she is to shine through. I was on a mission to have the world see the beautiful person I do.

With Brittney’s strong and driven personality, I told her to meet me in Downtown Olympia. Being an Olympia photographer, I knew the street art was perfect for that edgy and vibrant vibe I wanted to give to her photos. She totally rocked this with her fierce personality!

To showcase her Motherly side, I went for a softer look. As an Olympia photographer, I knew using the fresh and airy scenery that Port Plaza provides, combined with her elegance and beauty would be all that I was looking for.

Brittney was so confident and fun to work with during her Portrait Session and I truly think you can tell in her images.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 

Thank You 2016

This post is to all my 2016 clients!  I am so grateful for you amazing people! Thank you for trusting me to capture milestones, events, and moments in your lives.  It’s brought me so much joy to be apart of so many amazing moments. Below are some of my favorites throughout the year.

One of the best things about being a photographer is all of the awesome people that come into your life. These clients made it possible for me to take a big leap and grow in the direction I want to take my business. I will forever be grateful.

Woo, I can’t believe this year is already gone. It’s been a fun one for me! Thank you so much for working with, following along on Instagram and Facebook, and just generally being a part of my life and work!

 

And because I really can’t say it enough, thanks 2016, you were a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chadwick Wedding

At the end of July, I had the pleasure of shooting Breanne and Dustin’s wedding at the Titlow Lodge located in Tacoma. This location is perfect for the bride looking for a rustic yet classy venue. Breanne’s mother designed their wedding day so perfectly, making sure every detail was accounted for. From the timeline of the event, to the decor of the venue and the overall flow of their wedding day, Cynthia made sure everything was beautifully planned with TLC.

One of my favorite moments was during Breanne and Dustin’s First Look. Before Breanne came out for their special moment, I had the pleasure of listening to Dustin tell the story of how they first fell in love. The words that this man spoke of her were so beautiful. I was so touched by what he had to say. The love in their eyes once they saw each other for the first time was so strong. It was just a beautiful moment to witness.

Another favorite moment for me, was when Breanne and her father began the walk down the aisle. During this moment, as my camera focus fell on Dustin for his first expression, I witnessed Breanne and Dustin’s mother’s share a quick but special moment between the two of them with the squeezing of each other’s hands to express the joining of their families becoming one. It’s subtle moments like these that contribute to the love I have for photography.

Breanne and Dustin said their I Do’s surrounded by family and friends. During their ceremony, I heard the sweet sounds of Kyle Baxter and Breanne’s brother, Garrett Starks as they performed a beautiful piece for their guests to enjoy. The voice on Kyle Baxter was just beautiful! Breanne and Dustin’s wedding day was full of love, laughter and beauty! I can’t begin to express how much I enjoyed capturing their special day for them. Without further ado, here are some of my favorites from their wedding day.1 42 3
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Kathryn’s Maternity Session

I’ve been photographing Daniel and Kathryn’s family for three years now. I feel honored to say I’ve had the pleasure of capturing some of their most memorable moments, including Daniel’s proposal to Kat and their wedding. Out of all their memorable milestones in their life together, Kathryn’s Maternity Session is beyond one of my favorite sessions! There’s just something about pregnancy that I love and Kat’s just beautiful with her baby belly.

Kathryn met at my place to get her hair and make-up done by one of my favorite Olympia Make-Up Artists, Kami Bruland. This woman is super talented with a make-up brush. Kami did an amazing job adding to Kat’s already beautiful mommy glow.

We started Kathryn’s maternity session downtown at Percival Landing in Olympia. Knowing that baby Joey’s nursery theme is nautical, I thought this location would be a perfect fit to start our morning off. After a few poses here we headed to Priest Point Park. This is where Kat changed into her gorgeous Lace/Chiffon Maternity Gown by BoutiqueByAgnes. What a beautiful combination. I was in photographer bliss.

With crazy schedules, Daniel and Drake were unable to make this maternity session. So we planned a mini maternity session for the 3 (almost 4) of them in Lynwood. Just an all-around beautiful day!

Here are some of my favorites from their Maternity Session. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Halloween

Halloween was pretty much amazing this year! I’m a huge fan of lots of activities for the kids around the holidays. We were lucky enough to share all the fun with family friends. My boys and their girls have gotten real close over the years!

How do you keep 5 kids ranging from age 2-8 busy?! Well, this year we entertained them with lots of hands on activities like Carmel Apples, Decorations, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Carving and, of course, Trick or Treating!

Just an overall great month! Take a look at all the fun we had! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know which photo was your favorite!  If you’d like to see the boy’s pumpkins visit Liberty’s blog post here: http://www.libertykifer.com/journal/ she’s also a photographer and got some really awesome shots of all the kids!

Enjoy!

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Cameron’s Senior Session

Cameron is probably one of the most musically talented seniors I have worked with this year.

He is a 2016 senior at Tumwater High School. When he’s not in class, he spends his time drumming with his friends, which is what he will miss most about high school.

Cameron participates in the marching band, musicals and track at school. He enjoys listening to Sick Puppies, Dream Theater, Tool and Shinedown, which I think is pretty cool.

Cameron has a very jubilant personality. If you asked his friends they’d say he’s pretty enthusiastic, an important character trait to have for Musical Theater and Band.

Cameron will be attending college after he graduates. He aspires to be an Architect. I cannot wait to see where his journey after high school takes him.

Congratulations and I wish you the best of luck on your path to success.


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Nina’s Milestone Shoot

When Molly contacted me for Nina’s 6 month photo shoot, I was overjoyed!

Meeting these two was even more exciting!

This little girl just sparkles with pure joy! Probably one of the happiest 6 month olds I’ve had the privilege to shoot with. The connection Molly has with her daughter is so heart felt! You can see the love poor out of Nina’s eyes as she gazes into her mother’s.  Her little feet squirmed with excitement as she took a break to enjoy a bottle. Molly gently soothed her with gentle touches and soft, whispers. Bringing Nina’s little excited self to an almost immediate calm state. No one soothes like a loving mother can!

Within the two, short and wonderful hours I spent with these two beauties, I witness many more magical moments like this one.

I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to share in this moment with them.

I look forward to future sessions with these two!

Thank you for hiring me Molly!

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Buckhorn’s 32nd Annual Golf Tournament

On August 15, 2015, I had the privilege of photographing the Buckhorn’s 32nd Annual Golf Tournament.

This tournament started in 1984, back when big hair and tight shorts were the latest trend set.  It started with a group of six, good ol’ fashion country boys having fun playing golf.  These country boys got caught (more than once) drinking Buckhorn Beer out on the golf course by their teacher, soon after naming them “The Buckhorn Boys”.

The Buckhorn Tournament was born!

Now, 32 years later, the Buckhorn Tournament goes strong, located at their original home course, Oaksridge Golf Course. Surrounded by close family and friends, these same ol’, slightly older country boys, still come together once a year to celebrate the “Golden Years” and keep The Buckhorn Tournament alive.

The memories these fellas have created, collected and shared over the years, is truly what the meaning of family and friendship is all about!

I’m glad I had the opportunity to be a part of this special legacy these men created!

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