Belle in the lavender fields at Back in Thyme Lavender last summer! Bridal sessions are the perfect opportunity to give you dress, hair, makeup and accessories a trial run before your big day! We spent about an hour playing in the field, capturing the details and finding poses that really made her feel comfortable and fabulous. That soft purple hue with her beautiful lace dress was perfection. Makeup: Ashley Lee Beauty , Hair: Brooklyn Matthysse
Alluvial Farms was the first farm to hire me to photograph the entire process of setting up their dream farm. I met them before construction on the yurt they live in on the property, before the barn to house the pigs had ever started and long before the pigs had ever even arrived! The owners of Alluvial are kind, generous and incredibly devoted to providing the best pork possible. As their own site says: “Alluvial Farms raises heritage breed pastured pigs on organic pastures. Pigs have constant access to the outdoors as well as a big airy barn where they can nest down and stay cool in the summer, warm in the winter. We source piglets from a local breeder in Spanaway who meets a high standard of humane animal handling.”
It’s so clear how much they care about their pigs and providing them with comfort, food, water and the freedom to roam! We are working together on an on-going basis, but this session was specifically to highlight the progess they had made on their dream farm- yurt, start to a barn and little piggies! We even got some shots of them, doing their thing and loving their pigs. Plus, we took their delicious product, styled it and created a little recipe for them to recommend to their customers. YUM.
If you’re looking for natural, fresh, local pork- I really can’t recommend Alluvial Farms enough. Support your local farmers!
I grew up going to Sandpoint, Idaho with my family. We stayed at places in Bottle Bay, in Hope and eventually my parents bought a fantastic cabin right on Lake Pend Oreille where we could swim, wakeboard and explore the flat rock islands all around the HUGE lake. Charles and I have made our way back to Sandpoint almost every year we’ve been together, but we no longer had a cabin there and the 6.5 hour drive from Bellingham is really only worth it when you have some extra time off. We got to spend 5 whole days there last summer and it was GREAT. We explored all of our favorite old spots including the point down in Garfield Bay, the lookout at Schwietzer, the city beach, the farmers market and my all time favorite house on 5th and Poplar street. We even checked out the new Evans Brothers Coffee Co in town!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you love birds out there! Valentine’s Day is historically one of the most popular days to get engaged, so I wanted to share some of my very favorite engagement ring shots today- Including my very own! I mean, who can resist a beautiful piece of bling!? I do my absolute best to be sure I get a great detail shots of the engagement and weddings rings at both my e-sessions and on the big day!