My Second Child

I remember what it was like when I first found out I was pregnant with my second child. I was scared! I worried about the adjustment my first child would have, if I would be able to balance the infant/toddler workload. I worried about what my body would look like after having a second child, the expenses that would come with having a second child. If you are pregnant with your second child, you are not crazy! All the worries you are having, are completely normal! As moms, we want to be the very best for each of our children. So naturally we stress because new territory brings fear and doubt.

Having my second child turned out to be not as crazy as I had thought it was going to be. I was already living the mom life, with nap and bedtime routines. The “ABC’s”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” were already my top songs on my playlist and I was a pro at peek-a-boo and hide-n-seek. Adding my second son into the mix was quite easy because I was already living the life with my first child. Only now we were doing it with a sidekick.

I’ve learned a lot from my second child. He’s taught me to relax more, to be a better mom and that I’m capable of much more than I give myself credit for. Not only did I learn a thing or two from my second but he taught my first child about love in a way I could never have. The friendship they share is deeper then I could ever imagine. My oldest had to learn to share, what it’s like to be a leader and to be a good one. Things he might have never learned if it weren’t for my second child.

When Jade inquired me for her maternity photos for her second child, I was over joyed when they picked my package that offers both a maternity and newborn session. I was so excited to be the one to tell their infant/toddler life balance story for them. As moms, sometimes its hard for us to see the bigger picture when we’re in the everyday grind. So for me as a photographer, I try to tell the bigger picture with the photos I capture. I find great fulfillment in being able to share the love that comes from having a second child. As having mine has bought so many amazing experiences to our family’s lives. I’m so happy I got to shoot Jade and Zach’s beautiful family. I look forward to growing with them and capturing the bond that these two sweet girls will have as they grow into smart, talented young ladies! I know making a decision about who to have photograph your babies comes with a lot of trust. Jade and Zach, thank you so much for trusting me with your girls!

If you’re interested in having a maternity and newborn session with me, please feel free to contact me!

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!

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!

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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