Parisian Boys

When in Paris, you photograph cute Parisian boys--6 and 11, that is.  During my recent visit, I had the pleasure of spending time with my sweet and talented photographer friend Catherine and her beautiful men.  It was such a wonderful experience.  It was like meeting my sister, and time never escaped us.  We laughed, shared similar favorites, drank wine, and ate well.  I also learned a little bit of French from a six-year-old, discovered that kids like the same YouTube greats as my boys do in America, dabbing is universal, and that longboarding along Ile Ste. Louis above the Seine is a really cool thing to do.  I love and miss you so much, C and gents.  You break my heart--in a good way! <3

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What a Difference a Week Makes

It's funny how one weekend the boys are playing outside with a couple of their best friends on a rather warm winter day, and then exactly a week later it's snowing and we're sledding down the neighborhood hill!  Magic.

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Tomas Turns 9!

This boy.  I can always count on him for a good laugh and sweet hugs.  Happy 9th Birthday, my beautiful Masi!  I love you, I love you, I la-la-la-la-love you!  Here is Tomas having a special birthday breakfast with Mateo before rushing off to school.

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the kozu family - autumn 2013

I just love this family.  Now E is one!  It's such a joy to see Mom and Dad growing as parents and to watch their little one with spunk and wonder toddling about the campus on a beautiful Autumn day.  And E's outfit?  I die over the tights and the navy.  She is so stylish, just like her mom.  Here are just a few images from our fun afternoon together.

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this family was so fun to spend time with.  you can just see the happiness in their faces.  they truly love and they are real.  beautiful.  thank you for a fun afternoon!

Jon and Mark - Wedding Day, Whidbey Island, W

I had the beautiful honor of photographing Jon and Mark's wedding earlier this year, and I would love to share some of the photos with you.  These two gorgeous men sure know how to throw a celebration.  An intimate gathering on Whidbey Island, WA State with lovely people and delicious food, wine, and music.  We may have hit some bouts of rain throughout the day, but the sun eventually made its presence known towards the evening--and what a fun evening it was!  Currently, the newlyweds are on their honeymoon in Europe, and I'm sure they are enjoying their special time together.

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8th grade film+stills

Working with 8th graders is so much fun!  These kids are just really cool.  They are at the age in which they are still youngsters (at least to us parents!), yet they are growing at a rate faster than we can keep up with.  Social media, gangly arms and legs, braces and retainers, sweet and awkward...  We want to hold them tight and keep them little forever, but the reality is that we have to give them room grow, discover, and find their place in this beautiful world.  Like their toddler years when they padded around the house with uneasy steps, these kids are ready to take big, confident leaps as they enter high school next year.  What an exciting time!

Thank you for such a fun day, you guys (Lauren, Mallie, Ryan, and Theo)!  You make me smile--ok, and a little teary--whenever I watch this.  You're amazing!

I am currently booking 8th grade film+still sessions before the school year gets out.  Or if you have another special milestone coming up,  please feel free to drop me a note from my Contact Me page any time, thanks!

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the kozu family film+stills

I really want to share this with you.  This family is so cute.  I had the pleasure of photographing mom while she was pregnant, then when baby Emi was 6 days old.  Now, in this video, she is 6 months old!  I had a great time putting this together, I hope you like it.

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