These engagement photos were taken ten days ago, and it feels like another world entirely. Back when their wedding at my dream venue, The Plant at Kyle, was still on for the end of this month, when our plans to be together in Austin and eat queso and get them married in style were still […]

Listen, we’re here to give the people what they want, and if Instagram has anything to say about it YOU WANT MORE JON & NATASHA. Such purity of heart! Two days after their Artist Point Elopement, this new family of three trekked back to say their vows more publicly (it took me four tries to […]

Where do I even begin with these beloved babies? Should I start with how being the photographer for THE Natasha of THE Invisible Hostess (Seattlites— call them to plan your wedding) was a next-level thrill? What if I start with how on their first date, Natasha showed up a bundle of nerves and Jon stood […]

A week ago this very moment, Amisadai and I were careening through Newark International Airport like two little sweaty piglets who could not wait to return to their abode. In the first 8 months of her life, Misa hasn’t spent more than two consecutive weeks at home, and has taken over 20 flights and nearly […]

HELLO SIRS AND FRAULEINS, we made it through 2019! Blessings. Ok, sometime in 2018 I had a v uncomfy realization that I HAVE NO ATTENTION  SPAN ANYMORE. Before I got an iPhone in 2012, I used to read books and journal and fill my quiet free time with long stretches of using my brain… and […]

Ok, LISTENNNNN. We are delirious. We sleep like, oh, never. This baby has turned our world upside down in every good way possible. But getting back to work— showing up at weddings, throwing popup dinners, editing photos and working from the kitchen table— is giving me LIFE RIGHT NOW. So please allow me to share […]

One of the best things about becoming a wedding photographer has been the crazy amazing honor of being welcomed into the inner circle on so many kinds of intimate ceremonies. Val and Joe started their wedding weekend with a Vietnamese ceremony at her mom’s house, and we’re wondering a few things: why don’t all brides […]

Oh, just a casual crop top wedding dress that couldn’t look better on any other human on earth. Val and Joe are the coolest kids who should be celebrity stylists (or just celebrities IMHO), and their wedding day at the amazing Alderbrook Resort with a dream team of collaborators honestly made me realize that I […]

If all goes to plan, we’re having a baby this week. It’s a week that- for yeeeears- I’ve been alternately avoiding and panicking about and anticipating joyfully and lately… Googling endlessly (“WHAT DOES LABOR ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE, THOUGH???”). And here it is. Like literally, I’m having contractions as I write this. We delayed even remotely […]

I mean EXCUSE THEM. We knew Alana and Zach were a hot ticket but they brought the real heat on their wedding day: a sexy salsa first dance, serving face for their portraits in a bomb Pioneer Square loft, and making a rainy weekend in Seattle feel like a balmy day in Bali (which is […]

In my mid-twenties, something singularly DEVASTATING happened and I thought I’d never recover: I got dumped very suddenly and over the freaking phone. The phone! CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT? The gah-damn nerve of some people, I’m a gift. Anyway, I was very very depressed and thought my life was over and I lost a […]

When we first started shooting weddings, we ONLY shot 12 hour days. We wanted to cover every aspect of the day, make sure “the first shot of espresso to the last shot of tequila” were all properly documented, and be ready for anything. Aaaaaand holy moly do you know how long a 12 hour day […]

Ok, if we’ve met, you KNOW that I tend to talk a little shit about LA. I just don’t get how anyone can survive in traffic all day every day, I’m not really a “sun” person, and my aesthetic is more “bundled up in greyscale” than “freewheeling blonde” so it’s never felt like the right […]

Two years ago, one of our best friends was riding a wave of success: a VP at her major corporation, corner office downtown, on track to become a vested partner, and a 30-something hour work schedule that would honestly make most entrepreneurs completely faint from envy. And despite my “no FOMO” policy, despite being really […]

When the stars align and a couple contacts you six weeks before their courthouse wedding and YOU’RE AVAILABLE and it feels like a Christmas miracle… it’s even better when the couple is Claire and Bramble (celeb couple name Clamble if you were wondering). Inner circle only, a perfect weepy ceremony on the Seattle Courthouse rooftop, […]

Back in his tender youth, Tim was dead-set on going to university in New Zealand. His application was en route to the post office when his sweet mom offhandedly said “well, this is THIS week’s dream.” He was crushed– what do you mean, THIS WEEK? This is the only path for me! I’m becoming a […]

DAMMIT Caitlin and Dillon! You two have the story that every freshman in college dreams of– meeting the love of your life in Poli-Sci lecture and spending your adorable youth together before having a glorious Dairyland wedding in a floral velvet suit with your sweet doggo Lupin literally at your side when you say your […]

It’s been 3 months and I’m not as booked as I want to be. I think I should apply for jobs again. The most talented designer I know just texted me. Last year, she got downsized out of her cushy job churning out corporate-y logo designs and taking three gin & tonics to the face […]

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs When is the last time we really examined our ideas about quitting? I mean really dug into what we believe about commitment and purpose? When Tim and I first got married, I was in grad school for a degree that I knew I should […]

Remember when Brittany and Hollis got engaged and we had one of the most profound experiences doing their engagement photos in Sodo? WELL THEY GOT MARRIED. And Tim officiated. And it was just the four of us, in a field near Mt Hood in Oregon, crying and laughing and taking our sweet time all day. […]

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