Thursday, February 28, 2013

Two Muses

I've been taking a lot more everyday pics of the kids lately with my big camera.
And loving it. 
They are my muses. 

Pushing N
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Big Things

"Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things."
- Robert Brault

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A morning spent at Carkeek Park in Seattle with the little one
Sandwiches on the bench, 
rocks thrown in the water, 
and "fishing" with her stick.
Every day is an adventure with this girl!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

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[A behind-the-scenes look at our Valentine card making]

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

In the Garden

Playing in a real backyard (little N calls it "the garden") is quite a luxury after living in an apartment for the past 3 years! It's been sprinkling here and there but we decided to hop out to kick the ball around, play with the rocks, and get some fresh air. 

In other news, another recent family session I shot is up on the the GH KIM blog
Capturing families and little ones never gets old - I love what I "get" to do!
Happy Monday everyone!

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Hat and Fence
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today You Taught Me

Dear Noelle,

Today we went to a park together.
You called me "The Man" and had me pretend to award you a medal
every time you went down the slide.
I was instructed to shout, "You're the WINNER!!"
and pin a pretend medal on your chest.

We did this about seven times in a row.

And each time, 
as I shouted with as much enthusiasm as I could muster,
and pinned the medal seven times,
you squealed with delight and said,
"I'm the WINNER!!"
and then you climbed up the ladder,
and slid down again.
And again...
And again....

Today you taught me that doing the same thing
over and over again
need not be a boring thing,
if you do it with 
passion and joy.

Thankful for you, 
my little firecracker.


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Friday, February 1, 2013


Little N has a BFF and it's Blankie.
Blankie goes everywhere.
She has begun to fray at the edges, worn from begin dragged on the floor, tossed and pulled, and generally from being loved well. I wanted to fix the fraying corner, but little N insisted that  Blankie stay JUST the way she is...and "insisted" is an understatement.

Anyhow, I know that at some point, we will need to wean her from her friend. But this is the Blankie that wrapped around her as a newborn, cushioned her falls as a waddler and faithfully followed her into the messiness that is three. 
I think I realized her attachment to Blankie had gone too far, when she insisted on bringing her into the pho restaurant this past Sunday. The pho smell...oh the pho smell.

Anyways, decided to take portraits of little N and Blankie.
I never thought I would take portraits of a blanket.
This is what motherhood does to you.
Motherhood is awesome.

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Love my blankie