Maple Valley family photography: Sneak Peek J Family

One of my favorite families in the world joined me at Lake Wilderness for a mini session on Saturday.  Their adorable 2-year-old is a photographer’s dream…making life quite easy!  I mean, really, how could the pictures *not* be cute?  And mom and dad aren’t too shabby either… I didn’t realize until later they were celebrating an anniversary! And here they are looking as cute as I imagine they looked on their wedding day.

photo of toddler holding parents hands

A family affair.


The cutest toddler smiles!


Beautiful family

Maple Valley family photography: sneak peek

On Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to share my day with three great families for holiday mini sessions… this is the first of our sneak peeks!

The F Family was a delight to photograph.  Their closeness and affection for one another is obvious, plus they have two seriously cute kids who are no strangers to the camera.  Sometimes toddlers will be a bit camera-shy, but not these two!  And they put up with the sub-40 degree temperatures without any complaints.

Here are just a few highlights from our 30 minutes!

toddler girls

the girls alone

photo of father with two girls

Daddy’s girls!

family photo Maple Valley WA

… and the whole family

Auburn maternity photography: sneak peek family session

I had the honor of photographing the S family as they await the arrival of their newest blessing, little Molly.  This mama will always hold a special place in my heart, because she was one of the people who encouraged me to pursue photography as a business, so much so that she signed up for her maternity session months ago!

This couple is so sweet to each other; the love between them is so beautiful.  Their faith and love for one another were obvious even during our short session, and I think those feelings are palpable even in their images!  The weather wasn’t being very cooperative, but we didn’t let that stop us–we moved inside, where we captured some great pictures on the stairs… and these stairs are particularly important since these two just finished rebuilding them from the ground up themselves!  I love the idea that this family will have pictures that capture the beginning of their family, right in the same house that Dad grew up in and that they are working to make special for their own little ones.

Just a few of my favorites…

photo of couple man kissing woman's forehead

One of my favorites… I love photographing couples, and ones on the cusp of such a joyous moment are particularly rewarding!

couple smiling in maternity photo shoot

Smiles of expectancy

maternity photo of woman sitting on the stairs

the sweetest baby bump

photo of pregnant woman

simple beauty

maternity photo shoot woman solo

gorgeous mama!