Mitch and Bre’s wedding day was perfectly Pacific Northwest- full of rain, umbrellas, pizza from Pizza’zza, personalized beer made by Atwood Ales AND cake topped in hops by Gathered Confections. The bride’s bouquet was assembled by the groom’s sister, Julia Moquin, and this afternoon was perfectly low-key and beautiful surrounded by close family and friends out at Hovander Park in Ferndale, WA! Check it out <3
This beautiful VRBO, called The Heron House, was custom designed and much of the interior hand done by the owners themselves just down the street from their personal home! It has everything you need for an absolutely perfect weekend in the harbor. Located right on the water, you can wake up to fresh air and the chance to clam, fish, crab, bike, kayak and so much more. We went here with my family back in March and it had plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable with three bathrooms, four bedrooms and a variety of mutual areas including ping pong int he garage and an awesome back deck with a view! If you need a getaway to San Juan Island, check this place out. There’s tons to do on the island as well including Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, Suzie’s Mopeds, Palindaba Lavender and so much more! Treat yo’self!
Kayla was absolutely glowing during our maternity session at Hovander Park last summer! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by and that her sweet baby girl has already been with us for several months. This was a lovely evening and the dahlias in the garden were in full bloom which gave me the perfect little pops of color <3 This soon to be family of four is so playful and I always enjoy spending time with them and was especially thrilled to capture this adorable baby bump!
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!