We set last weekend aside to paint the interior of or home... a week later, I’d say we’re about 50% done. 😂 Apparently we thought a little too highly of ourselves when we set that goal! At any rate (I think) it will eventually be done and in the meantime we’re loving the transformation. I escaped painting for a few hours for Brad and Victoria’s engagement session and I’m so glad because it was a breath of fresh air! Both figuratively and literally... the house is covered in wet paint you guys.
This weekend we’re tackling a huge home improvement project and I am learning quickly that this type of work is significantly more challenging now than it was pre-kids! But alas, we learn to adapt... and balance a baby on our hip while toting around cans of paint and sheet rock. Our walls are taupe today but hopefully tomorrow this place will look shiny and new. Any guesses on the color of choice!?
It's officially a sick day at our house today, boo! Although my tendency is to get frustrated when things don't go as planned (and I can't get anything done because I'm sick) I am instead feeling thankful for the forced opportunity to slow down. Snuggling my boys and listening to the rain feels pretty amazing right now, even if being sick doesn't! PS. Could this gorgeous mama be any more perfect!?
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I’ve always loved Autumn. Even though I’m typically a little sad to see summer go, there’s something comforting about this time of year. No matter how dry, wet, short or long the summer months are, I can always count on Autumn, like an old friend that I know will be there to reunite with regardless of the previous season of life. Without fail, the leaves will change color and paint the ground orange and red and the air will become beautifully crisp. It’s a time of year defined by warmth and coziness, whether it’s in the form of an oversized sweater, a warm cup of spiced chai or somebody’s arms. I loved ringing in the season with this awesome family. They’re up on my blog today if you want to check out more of their session!! What do you love about fall?
This enchanting wedding is up on my blog this morning and I am SO excited to share all of the intricate details with you. From a ceremony in the trees, to a sunset stroll on the hood canal, this wedding was all things Pacific Northwest!
I am so grateful for this guy. Every day he makes me feel valued, worthy, beautiful... like I am MORE than enough. Even on my worst days, without fail, he reminds me that I am loved and appreciated. And I may be a little biased, but he sure does make fatherhood look good. 😍 I’m learning that marriage has a lot to do with falling in love over and over again, because we are not the same people we were when we met, or the day we got married. We are changing and growing always. Falling in love with you over and over again for the rest of our lives sounds pretty dreamy, Mr. Andersen. Sign me up.
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran ~ this bride has a heart of gold! Her entire wedding day she was making decisions and planning intentionally to be sure her family and guests felt loved and appreciated. @alyssiepeacie, you are beautiful inside and out!
It’s official. I’m moving to Bend, Oregon. For no other reason than to be best friends with these two! They are absolutely the best and I am so honored they chose me to photograph their wedding next summer. Visit my blog today to see more from their engagement session. And don’t worry... I’m not actually moving. Yet. 😜
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” This verse comes right to my mind when I think of this awesome young lady. She is ready to take on the world and has such an open heart when it comes to the future. One of my favorite things about senior sessions is getting to know the young men and women who are next in line to take care of our planet, our kids, etc. I always feel so grateful and optimistic during senior season because I get constant reassurance that we are in good hands!!!
Last weekend’s wedding was special. There’s just no better way to describe it! There were countless details that were crafted with so much forethought and intention, holding special significance to the bride and groom. This dress was one of those incredible details. The mother of the bride HAND MADE this gorgeous wedding dress for her daughter. The dress (and the bride wearing it) couldn’t have been more beautiful.