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Taylor and Kristi + two

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This little man on his old school radio flyer tricycle…does it get any cuter?? With another one arriving soon, he’s definitely on his way to being a pretty cool big brother. I’ll be meeting baby girl in just a couple of months. I can’t wait!

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Jenna Weiner

These are so fun! I love the family shadow pic and the silhouette. These pictures made me a little nostalgic (see what I did there?) for the time that I spent with them. Lovely job capturing the sweetness of this little family.

Becci + Michael – Seattle Waterfront

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My favorite part of the year…when steady engagement sessions with all my new clients start. I love the opportunity I have to get to know each of them more personally. I have a blast doing it. We have less time constraints, more time for exploring and lots of time for laughter. By the looks of these two, I’m going to say they had fun too. I’m looking forward to seeing you both again this summer!

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Jenna Weiner

Waaaay creative. Love these.

Carrie + Nate

You might remember the windy engagement shoot with these two. When it came time for their wedding, once again, these two totally rocked a winter shoot. Ready for any weather they set out with the location and pictures in mind. I just love a carefree easy going couple. The rain held off just enough for us to get these outdoor pictures, I couldn’t have planned it better myself. The rest of the day was a beautiful symphony of hospitality, love and warmth – down to every detail. Congrats to the lovely couple!

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So happy to have these two new friends!

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Oh gosh, I have been greatly anticipating this post!! You guys…so so so very happy for you. Carrie, you are an incredible woman and STUNNINGLY beautiful. “Wife” sure does look good on you. So fun to see all those familiar faces too – Cheyla & Heather, you both look amazing! Elli – you were the best girl for the job!!

Esperanza Lucía Rodriguez de Prada

Lindas fotos, lindos los dos. Abrazos!

Kelli Beeton

Beautiful Carrie, Congratulations! Blessings to you both!

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I like the heck out of this post.

Sean + Cathrin

Two special people, their closest friends and family, urban goodness, peeks of sunlight in all the right places and a hidden wine cellar offering a culinary experience in an intimate setting. It was as delightful as it sounds. Check out this beautiful, low-stress, simple but elegant event hosted by two people I’m so happy to have met.

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Faolan Birth Story

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Child birth is one of the most precious things to happen. Given the intimate nature of these events, I am truly touched every time someone invites me to be there. It’s one of those jobs that requires weeks of being on call and an agreement to shoot for an undefined amount of time for the same rate. But to be the one chosen to memorialize the emotion, intensity, joy and excitement of a new life, totally worth it!

This mama = rockstar. I received the call that things were starting to progress. About 15 minutes later, a second call saying things were going to progress fast. I arrived approximately 40 minutes later and she was in full active labor. And yes, the pictures don’t lie – almost 10 1/2 pounds; a natural, un-medicated home birth. Like I said, rockstar. Congrats to mama, daddy and big brother.

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Marshall DeHart

Wow thank you Elli, blog and pictures look great, thank you so much!

Jody

Oh Ellie, beautifully done. Having had all 3 of my babies at home, these pictures brought tears to my eyes. There is no better place to bring a child into the world then in the home they were made in. You captured it beautifully!

Jennifer Magruder

Beautiful!! Wish I would have done this with my babies!!

Jenna Weiner

AMAZING. I admire Jackie so much for her strength and commitment. And these pictures show that so well. I’m so glad that you were there to capture Faolan coming into the world, Elli!

Shelly Dollar Bergum

Oh Elli! These are amazing! I got goose bumps and tears!

Gail Stoken Bailey

Awesome photos! And what a beautiful baby!

Tina Gruel Helland

So amazing beautiful !! Such a brave amazing mama !! So beautiful

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