23 September 2015

sweet, snuggly, beautiful baby harper. i have a soft spot in my heart for this little one for a few reasons. i have three older brothers just like she does and i know how much she is going to love having these fantastic boys as her, brothers, friends, and protectors. i also have had the honor of taking family photos of this family for the past few years and have loved every session. sarah (harper's sweet mama) just found out she has breast cancer and just started chemo last week. i have known sarah since high school and know that she is a strong, happy, beautiful, fighter. and all fighters need help sometimes. so after you look at these sweet pictures of her sweet new baby and family, take a minute to click on the link below and help support my amazing friend. #sarahstrong
click here to read sarah's story and to donate.
i know. i am so very behind with posting. as usual. but so happy to be catching up, starting with this beautiful maternity session of my sweet friend sarah and her amazing family. we had such a beautiful evening by the water and i love how these turned out.
sarah has had her adorable baby girl and was then diagnosed with breast cancer. she recently posted this on facebook and i thought i would share here as well: "It is crazy looking back at theses pictures now knowing I had cancer. I absolutely LOVED being pregnant, even with pubic symphysis pain so bad sometimes It was hard to walk, and being on bed rest the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy. Growing a baby inside you is the most AMAZING experience a person can feel. During my maternity photo shoot I felt more beautiful than ever before. I was glowing and I loved my body and what it was doing. I had no idea it was growing cancer. I thank god now everyday that the cancer only grew in my breast and that it did not harm my sweet baby. How strange that I could be growing the most AMAZING miracle inside me and at the same time growing an evil demon. This pregnancy was a blessing for me and our family in many ways. I have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 3 wonderful pregnancies. I am so great ful for this because I know many people are not as blessed and have had pregnancy loss and or unable to get pregnant and I cant even imagine their loss and heart ache, my heart goes out to all of you. The reason I say Harper is a blessing and she saved my life is because I will be honest, I don't know if I would have found my lump as soon as I did. I prayed to have a daughter and god answered my prayers but I think he also gave her to me for this reason. To SAVE my life. I want to say to all the women out there no matter what your age, no matter pregnant or not..... PLEASE check your breast, touch them everyday if you want , or several times a day. get to know every angle of them , and when something doesn't feel right check it out, listen to your body. Something in my gut told me not to ignore the lump I found so I didn't and thank god. ‪#‎sarahstrong‬ ‪#‎feelyourboobs‬

10 August 2015

had this beautiful little one over a while ago for a lovely session. such a sweet newbie.

16 July 2015

it's always so awesome to see families i haven't seen in a bit. loved spending a beautiful summer evening with the Brandeberry's.

08 July 2015

i always love spending time with this sweet family. and its always nice when i have a beautiful day and location to work with. fort steilacoom park is one of my favorite, thanks to this family introducing me to it years ago!