Family: Westcott

This golden fall afternoon was the perfect backdrop for a quick mini-shoot with some of our dearest friends! It was also just warm enough to merit skirts and rolled up sleeves, as opposed to puffy vests and boots. Sometimes all you need to capture the essence of a family is ten minutes, soft, lazy sunshine and a path scattered with crispy leaves and fading summer grasses. The kids were in silly, smiley moods that kept us all giggling and brought such life to my camera!

I'm so thankful for these five wonderful people and the joy and love they've brought to each member of my family!

Engaged: Joseph & Shauna

The empty streets of Downtown Tacoma were the perfect backdrop for this urban engagement session! These two got to sneak in a date without the kids and capture some memories of this special time in their lives before they officially tie the knot this summer. The weather was miraculous too - the forecast predicted rain that would steadily increase throughout our session, when in reality it did the opposite and faded to dry skies as the afternoon progressed! We were all quite thankful for that!

We had a great time capturing several different looks in our short time together. The geometric steel of the bridge complimented Shauna's edgy style and the vibrant fall leaves went perfectly with the cozy plaid outfits they changed into! Shauna also brought lots of ideas to the session a la Pinterest and we did our best to recreate some of the shots she found! She and Joseph were so natural together that I know already they will be easy and enjoyable subjects to capture on their wedding day! I'm greatly looking forward to spending more time with them!