If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times ; my heart and soul lies within the Pacific Northwest. When we first found out we were relocating to Washington we put together a bucket list together of what things we wanted to witness, capture, and be apart of during our 3 year journey to the other Side of the country. Ruby beach along the Olympic Peninsula was at the top of our list. Half because I had seen Pinterest boards filled with deep lush forests and massive driftwood, the other half because well the ” Twilight” series was based there in the little town of Forks. Obviously I got giddy when I put out into the world that I wanted to photograph there and a few people contacted me for lifestyle adventure family sessions. We set route for pacific highway 101 that takes you from the top of Washington all the way to LA right on the coast the entire time. Let me just tell you guys about this highway, its basically a photographers paradise. We lucked out and there wasn’t a ton of people on the beach which gave us more freedom to walk around and adventure. When it was time for just the parents section my lovely assistant/ husband chased the oldest child around at the beach all while holding their baby and our puppy. We also took a quick trip to the “tree of life” at a nearby beach at the Olympic National Park. Basically this huge tree is still living even though its stuck between two rocks with nowhere for the roots to go.
Lately in the past year or so I have become more and more obsessed with taking a more documentary lifestyle approach compared to the posed stuff. I mean I still get the typical everyone look at me and cheese picture, but then once I get it I let everyone relax and just be. I love catching moments of handholding, snuggles, wispy hairs, nose kisses. I know in my heart that I was put on this earth to create, to preserve moments and at the end of the day I just want my clients to feel something when they see their images the same way I do.
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