A birthday party for mum on film // Seattle Family Photographer

I've photographed this family four times and every time it's a new adventure.  We've travelled to Vashon Island, played with Conkers (a Brittish game), and dressed to the nines as Kiss for Halloween.  This time was a special treat as Dom's parents were in town from England AND it was Marion's birthday party.  Add in their perfectly styled house, dream backyard, card games, a delicious cake and you have a recipe for awesomeness!  This family knows how to love fully, play hard, be silly and do it all looking fantastic!  

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The Conkers tradition on film // Seattle Family Photographer

Conkers, the English term for chestnuts.  Makes me giggle every time I say it, or type it.  This special family means so much to me.  They've been such champions of my work, always trust my vision and give me full creative license.  They were the first family to do a Ritual Session, and they're my first family doing the "Year in the life of..." series.  This is a fall tradition for them that's very dear to Dominics heart, it reminds him of home.  It's a simple game, but one filled with meaning, roots and heart for their family.  This is the definition of why I love to shoot.  Love you guys, thank you!