Well, it looks like the rainy season is over and we are finally seeing some consistently pleasant weather around here! Warmed up the camera with a maternity photo shoot for my sister, who is expecting her first baby at the end of June!
Where are the fairies? Where can we find them?
We've seen the fairy rings, they leave behind them when they have danced all night,
Where do they go? Lark, in the sky above, Say, do you know?
It is a secret, no one is telling.
Why, in your garden, surely their dwelling!
No need for journeying, Seeking afar:
Where there are flowers, there fairies are!"
--Cicely Mary Barker
I am so excited to share images from this very magical photo session! So much love and imagination went into making this session a reality! My beautiful client and her daughter dreamed of being faeries in the woods, so I set about creating by hand some whimsical fairy wings just for this shoot. Combining three of my passions - photography, theater, and textile design - this was truly the most inspirational project! I cannot wait to do more fantasy photography and collaborate with other artists and clients to create fantastic custom costuming combined with gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery and make more fairytale dreams come true!! A mermaid tail is already in the works and I'd love to do some shoots that involve animals - horses maybe? (Read: unicorn) or possibly collaborate with some wildlife preserves to do some fantasy shoots that feature and promote activism that benefits wild and/or endangered local species???
But back to my faeries...these photos took place just a week before this sweet little fae child starts Kindergarten. A lovely photoshoot to document those sweet, tender moments between mother and daughter and the transition from toddlerhood to childhood. I am so happy I could capture the magic of this day, for this enchanting duo. Enjoy.
I am excited to be joining a community of fun families here in our new location of Seattle, WA. It feels great to be back in the Pacific Northwest and there are so many gorgeous locations for photo sessions! I'm offering some great discounts on portrait and birth packages for new clients in the Seattle area! I am also able to travel within 30 miles of Seattle - West Seattle, North East Seattle, Capital Hill, Ballard, Madrona, Green Lake, Queen Anne, Fremont, Kirkland, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Issaquah, Vashon, Tacoma, Snoqualmie, Whidbey Island.
We did it! We made it across the country, from eastern North Carolina to Seattle, Washington with 4 kids and a horse trailer with our dogs in it in tow! We took 6 nights to get across and tried to stop at at least one major attraction each day. Here are a few travel photos from our trip through West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana and Idaho.
My husband was feeding the sheep last night, when he called for me to bring the camera. An amazing storm was rolling into the farm right as the sun was setting in a blaze or orange and pink. Our two youngest (Hutch and Eilidh) were climbing the stable fence to get a look at the sunset over the fields and marvel at the blackening clouds quickly collecting overhead. We stayed out long enough that we had to run for the house with the wind whipping and lightening striking nearby!