Amber & Brandon: Falling in love all over again.

September 19, 2009

One of the best things about our job is that we get to meet new people all the time. People fascinate me, with all their stories, their personalities, their quirkiness…all of these fascinate me to no end. So it was really exciting to meet this sweet couple who had this beautiful and inspiring story about their powerful bond. As we listened to them, Joe & I knew that we would only have to observe their love story unfold, listen with our hearts and with cameras in hand, capture this intangible and powerful bond between them and hope to make it tangible through our photography.

Here’s a shot that I was more than pleased with. There is something beautiful and ethereal about this shot and how the sun flare pattern appeared between them. The afternoon natural light and the Washington sun certainly performed for us that day! There were more than a few of these moments that unfolded before us and it was a true pleasure to be there and watch these two fall in love all over again. Thank you so much Amber & Brandon for allowing us to spend the afternoon with both of you~Joe & Toni


The light shines down on these two…




Waiting for the right moment as we captured the beautiful Edmonds sunset behind them.





The tulips are ready to bloom!

April 22, 2009


One of the best parts about living in this part of the country is the amazing scenery just outside  my backyard.  Skagit Valley in the springtime is a photographer’s dream! And now that spring is  finally here in the valley, I take more outdoor trips with my camera just to explore and “feed” the artist within.

On the way to the tulip fields last night, I stopped by the side of the road to watch this glorious sunset. As I pulled out my camera to take a photo, this creature walked up to me to say “hello”. He stopped, stared at me for a few minutes and probably wondered what that black thing on my face was. Then he smiled. I had to capture his smile. Take a look at his expression. He has such personality!

I drove a few more minutes up the road and found this amazing daffodil field. Daffodils bloom before the tulips do so now that the tulips are almost in bloom, the gorgeous daffodils are now ready to die. But I managed to take a few photos.


Here’s some photos I took of my daughter in the daffodil fields last year.
And one of the three kids from last year.


And finally I spotted a tulip field with thousands and thousands of red, yellow and pink tulips just about ready to bloom.



If you live close to Skagit Valley, plan a trip to see these gorgeous fields. They are only in bloom for a few short weeks during the year and once they’re gone, they’re gone. I promise that you will come away amazed.