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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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