Why get family pictures- Choosing wall art } Tacoma Family Photographer

Believe me when I say, the cobbler's children have no shoes. I have thousands of images on a hard drive. Thousands of moments of my children's lives that I treasure dearly. Choosing wall art is tricky and not always at the top of our priority list. To be fair, we do have lots of prints and canvases in our house. I have a 2'x3' canvas and a bunch of framed prints i[...]

Happy Thanksgiving and a lot of other stuff.

Well,  I survived the 31-Day blog challenge. Mostly. It was a process of self-discovery, as art usually is. It was an unearthing of thoughts that were brewing and gestating, words and ideas coming together in a way that was full of A-HA moments for me. More than anything it began to crack open the door into what writing my be in life again. Personal. Meaningful (to me[...]

Handmade People and The Lie of Insecurity

Isn't it funny how when we offer our opinions to the world, our deep held convictions and principles, they are quickly tested? I have been feeling rather tender going through this writing process. It's emotionally tiring work, opening up your heart for all to see. But it's worthwhile. It's the only way I want to live because there is freedom in it. And I know that b[...]

Deep Gladness and Desire Map

Sometimes things just sort of fall into your lap and it's clear there's a thread that you are supposed to follow. That's the way it's been with this writing. It began on a whim, joining a friend in a blogging challenge. My writing voice has been silent for years. Years and years. Oh, sure, there were a few poems published here and there, but mostly....radio silence. T[...]

Stolen Glory, Revealed Glory. Praising God and Praising each other

We are told we have to write our own story. Be our own champion. Build ourselves up and show how good we are.  Our natural tendencies are to only share the good things, the best parts, the sweetest morsels of our lives.  Let's face it, we  love attention. It's easy when we are feeling shame, when we are feeling less than or inadequate or just forget our true identity [...]

Learning to see the Light

What if the beginning of someone else's freedom comes from your vulnerability? I've heard many of your thoughts and have appreciated the comments and additions to this conversation. And I want to say thank you for joining in. Thank you for sharing what's on your heart. People get to love us more when we let them into our mess. They cannot love a mask of who we are. Bu[...]

To be dazzled

Still, What I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled-- to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing-- that the light is everything--that it is more than the sum of each flawed blossom risin[...]

Meag and Jose {Modern family storytelling photography}

Meag and Jose met in Guatemala when she was volunteering with a non-profit working with kids. He was working as a clown and entertaining children with juggling and origami and magic. Somehow that magic caught her eye and they fell for each other quickly.  Their story is one of waiting. And hope. Two different countries, two languages, two cultures all holding two hear[...]

Dressember. Or how you can help combat sexual trafficking.

OK, you guys, I'm super excited about this.  You may have heard of Movember, otherwise known as growing out your facial hair to raise awareness around men's health issues.  Well, this is for all the ladies out there (or anyone who wants to support them).  I have long been looking for a way to use my business to give back, make a difference, HELP WOMEN.  I've specifica[...]

Katie+Dustin- Married {Seattle Wedding Photographer}

What do you get when take one super cool couple plus all of their family and closest friends and throw in some pool tables, arcade video games, sunglasses and the best DJ around? One heck of a great wedding.  I really don't take it lightly that they chose me. It is such a privilege and honor to hang out with a couple all day on one of the most important days of their [...]

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