Jessie and Thomas’s Wedding at Shuksan Golf Club, Bellingham Washington
Who: Jessie and ThomasWhat: Country club wedding in rural Whatcom CountyWhen: Sunday, August 6, 2017Where: Shuksan Golf Club Jessie and Thomas met in Asia where they both teach English.   Jessie grew up in northwest Washington and Thomas is from the Netherlands. I was able to meet with them in person a few weeks before the ...
Karis & Joel’s Beach Wedding on Lummi Island, Washington
Who: Karis and JoelWhat: Awesome beach weddingWhen: Saturday, July 22, 2017Where: Lummi Island, Washington This was one of those days when everything went perfectly. Karis and Joel - I recommend not playing the lottery because you already hit the jackpot.My day started at 9:00am at Argyle Salon in Bellingham where I caught ...
Jane and Dan
Jane & Dan’s Wedding at The Fork in Bellingham, Washington
Who: Jane and DanWhat: Lakefront WeddingWhen: Saturday, July 1, 2017Where: The Fork at Agate Bay, Bellingham, Washington Jane and Dan had their wedding at The Fork restaurant on the northeast side of Lake Whatcom. Their ceremony was on a private waterfront lawn about a block down the road. I loved that their wedding was on ...
Karis & Joel’s Engagement Session on Lummi Island, Washington
Who: Karis and Joel What: Engagement Session When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Where: Beachfront Victorian farmhouse on Lummi Island Karis and Joel met me for their engagement photos at their family's old Victorian farmhouse on Lummi Island. They're also having their wedding there so I appreciated the chance to explore t ...
Aubrey & Wes’s Wedding at Deception Pass, Washington
Who: Aubrey and WesWhat: Epic outdoor PNW weddingWhen: Saturday, June 24, 2017Where: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass, Washington If I had to describe my ideal wedding to shoot (or to attend, for that matter) it would look a whole lot like Aubrey and Wes's wedding at Deception Pass. The trees, the water, the islands, the Olympic ...
Intimate Wedding at Odd Fellows Hall, Orcas Island, Washington
Sarah & Luke’s Wedding at Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas Island, Washington
Who: Sarah and LukeWhat: Intimate Island WeddingWhen: Saturday, June 17, 2017Where: Odd Fellows Hall, Orcas Island, Washington Sarah and Luke had a small, intimate wedding at Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas Island, Washington, It was a cool, overcast day but the scenery is just so beautiful there that it always looks great, no m ...
Engagement Photos at Boulevard Park, Bellingham, Washington
Kitty & Matt’s Engagement Photos at Boulevard Park, Bellingham, Washington
Who: Kitty and MattWhat: Sunset engagement sessionWhen: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Where: Boulevard Park I met Kitty and Matt at Boulevard Park on a beautiful evening in early June. I had high expectations for a great sunset and it did not disappoint us!We casually explored the park for awhile and spent some time on the beaches. ...
Engagement photo at the Bellwether Hotel - Bellingham, WA
Samantha & Tom’s Engagement Photos in Bellingham, Washington
Who: Samantha and Tom What: Engagement session across Bellingham When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Where: Whatcom Falls Park, the "Welcome to Bellingham" sign, and the Bellwether Hotel Sam and Tom met me at Whatcom Falls Park for some photos at the old stone WPA bridge. The golden evening light coming through the forest was fantas ...
Mary & Kasen’s Engagement Photos at Deception Pass, Washington
Who: Mary and Kasen What: Adventure engagement session When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 Where: Deception Pass State Park Mary and Kasen, friends of my wife and I, came to visit us from California. We meant to spend the day on Orcas Island, but opted for plan B -- Deception Pass State Park. As always, Deception Pass is an a ...
Jane & Dan’s Engagement Photos at Teddy Bear Cove, Bellingham, Washington
Who: Jane and Dan (and Cubby) What: Outdoor, summery engagement session When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 Where: Teddy Bear Cove, Larrabee State Park Jane and Dan are getting married on the north shore of Lake Whatcom next month and wanted engagement portraits at Teddy Bear Cove to keep a similar feel. It's a fantastic little spot in ...
Family at Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham, Washington
Who: The Lowe Family What: 50th anniversary, three generations family photoshoot When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 Where: Whatcom Falls Park Rebekah contacted me and said she wanted to have family portraits done to celebrate her in-laws' 50th wedding anniversary. Their families live across the country and getting people together i ...
Wedding at Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, Washington
Wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, Washington
Who: Alison and Brian What: Elegant, beautiful, but laid back church and ballroom wedding When: Friday, March 31 Where: Monte Cristo Ballroom and First Presbyterian Church in Everett, Washington. When I met Alison and Brian over beers before their wedding, I could tell right away that working with them was going to be a lot o ...
New Project for 2017: 52 Weeks
I started a new "52 Weeks" project in 2017 to create a personal photo every week. I have two rules for the project: I have to be deliberate - meaning that I need to do some kind of planning and research ahead of time I have to be proud of the photo I select for the week. Only once per week doesn't sound like much, but fi ...
Mom and daughters family portraits in Bellingham
Family Portraits at Lake Padden
I did family portraits of this mom and her two daughters at Lake Padden in Bellingham the day before thanksgiving. It was chilly and we only had a short window of daylight to work with, but we were able to make great use of the trees and lake. Lake Padden is such a beautiful place. We even got a couple final shots with their two do ...
High School Senior Portrait at Whatcom Falls in Bellingham
Senior at Whatcom Falls
We did Kevin's senior photos in Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham. This was the perfect week to be in the park - fall color was great with bright yellows and oranges, and the big storms the weekend before made the river and waterfalls really full. Thanks Kevin!    
High school senior
Senior Photos at Larabee State Park
Casey was my last high school senior photos session of the season. We shot at the beach in Larrabee State Park - a great setting for portrait photography. Most of Casey's pictures were near the water, but on the way back to our cars we stopped for a couple more by an interesting tunnel. The tunnel is painted with bright blue murals ...
Fun Family Portraits at Lake Whatcom
I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the Sailer family in late October at their home on Lake Whatcom. The weather was perfect and the fall colors were beautiful. Their three daughters loved the camera and had tons of great ideas for photo spots. The little boy took a while to warm up to me but once he did was all smiles. Thanks ...
High School Senior Portrait on the beach in Birch Bay
Senior Portraits: Twins in Birch Bay
Adam and Casey are twins and had their senior portraits done together at the beach near their house in Birch Bay. They lucked out with beautiful late afternoon weather in the middle of a rainy week. I'm glad the weather cooperated so well, because there were incredible views of Mt. Baker and the Cascades in one direction and the Sa ...
Child Portraits with Ducks
Colby's mom wanted some child portraits of him done before his second birthday. Child portraits are always interesting because unless they're older, it's not really possible to give them direction. I often end up following them around as they play and explore. We spent a lot of time following around the ducks and exploring a wooden ...
Family and baby lifestyle photography
Family at Pheasant Branch Conservancy
I had a great time with the Stevens family at Pheasant Branch Conservancy over Memorial Day weekend. The weather was great and the Conservancy made a really beautiful setting. This baby was so great, he was so happy the whole time we were out. He loved the purple wildflowers!
Engagement photography in Madison, Wisconsin
Jon + Peyton
Jon contacted me around the end of June and asked if I would be able to photograph his engagement proposal to Peyton on short notice. He said he wanted to propose here in Madison as they passed through on their way up north. The tricky part was that he'd never been to Madison and needed a little help coming up with a plan. I'm glad ...
Wedding photography in Hollywood, California
Wedding Prep in L.A.
Friends of mine, Meredith and George, asked me to help them get some "getting ready" photos the morning of their wedding. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had suites across the hall from each other, so I was able to jump back and forth between them. Because I was only shooting the getting ready time I was still able to enjoy the weddi ...
Newborn portrait photography
Newborn Peter
When I went to photograph baby Peter and his family he was about three weeks old. And, like many three-week-olds, he slept pretty much the whole time I was there. He was so cooperative that we were able to get a ton of photos. Thanks for making my job easy, Peter!       
Maternity photography in Madison, Wisconsin
Elizabeth’s Maternity
I had a great time with Elizabeth and her husband Dan this week on a maternity shoot. We started with a few photos in the brick entryway to their apartment and then we went over to the UW-Madison Lakeshore Path near Picnic Point. It ended up being a great spring day in Madison. [tg_masonry_gallery gallery_id="8678" layout="wide" ...