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    "It's not your job to be 'photogenic' or 'good in front of a camera'. It's MY job to pose you and guide you through your entire photo shoot. Photos are so incredibly important for your life, your business, social media, and for your family to have. You deserve to have beautiful photos that you feel proud of!"

The Barlow Family

I cannot tell you how much I loved photographing the Barlow’s! Not only are they fun and a beautiful family, but Bryce and Chase go to the University of Michigan, so we got to talk all about my home state:)

We did headshots for the guys and then glammed it up with hair & makeup and glamour style photos for the girls. Afterwards, we headed to Discovery Park for full family photos. We had the most beautiful day for it.

I asked Matt & Nicole to write me list of 20 things about their family. I have to say that I really love #19!

20 Things You Might Not Know About the Barlow’s

  1. Matt is from San Diego CA
  2. Nicole is from Valencia CA
  3. They met at a fraternity/sorority party at San Diego State University in college in 1988
  4. They have been married since 1992
  5. Bryce was born in 1994, and is a Junior at the University of Michigan
  6. Chase was born in 1996, and is a Sophomore at the University of Michigan
  7. Alyse was born in 1999, and is a Junior at Eastlake High School
  8. They lived in Orange County from 1992 to 1994
  9. They lived in Massachusetts from 1994 to 2000
  10. They currently live in Sammamish
  11. Matt works at Microsoft, Nicole works out at Pine Lake
  12. Our favorite sporting event? University of Michigan sports
  13. Our favorite food? Chronic Taco in Newport Beach California
  14. Our favorite shows? Anything Reality TV – Real Houswives, Teen Mom, and more
  15. Our favorite wine? Rombauer Chardonnay
  16. Our favorite local hangout? Sip in Issaquah
  17. Our favorite place? Newport Beach
  18. Our favorite movie? Napoleon Dynamite
  19. Our favorite activity? Laughing over glasses of wine with good friends
  20. Our favorite photographer? Nikki Closser:)








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Glamour Photo Shoot | Melanie

Melanie is as sweet as they come. She is so fun to be around and has the kindest energy about her. Not to mention, she is absolutely gorgeous.

She came in for a glamour photo shoot to celebrate turning 40. I love that she decided to do this and I know her husband is, too! One day, her kids will cherish these photos of their beautiful mom.


I asked Melanie to write me a list of 10 things about her. I loved getting to know her more!

10 Things You Might Not Know About Melanie

1. I was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. We visit every year.

2. I am grateful to my husband, who centers me when I’m tipping over… which is frequently.

3. We have two young children, Calista and Micah. They’re the two most awesome children I have ever known.:)We have two dogs, Koa and Tucker (Boston Terriers).

4. My ethnicity is Filipino but have never been to the Philippines. We plan to go one day.


5. Books make me so so happy. I have more books than time to read them but I keep buying more.

6. I absolutely love photography but have no creative bone in my body.

7. My family is gigantic. My dad has thirteen siblings. My mom has three.:)





8. I will never decline a slice of tiramisu or a cup of French onion soup.

9. My life motto is: Be picky with your time. Do what you love with the people you love.

10. I believe in the power of prayer.


Melanie’s sweet husband came to her photo reveal. You should have seen the smile on his face! He looked so proud of his wife. It made me all teary eyed. I love what I do so much!


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Hair & Makeup by Kendra Springer

Stephanie & Pete | Salish Lodge

Salish Lodge Wedding

Stephanie & Pete had their wedding at the incredibly beautiful Salish Lodge. Everything from the flowers to the dresses to the adorable collar on their dog was just amazing. The whole day was filled with so much laughter and love and I feel so proud that I was the one to document it all.

Having a Salish Lodge wedding means that you will be next to the stunning Snoqualmie Falls. The whole area is so so so beautiful.


Stephanie’s Jimmy Choo’s were gorgeous — in fact, all of her details blew me away.

We did Stephanie & Pete’s first look on the walkway bridge at the Salish Lodge and it was such a sweet moment.

There is that collar I mentioned. Such a darling pup!

Look how gorgeous she is. How gorgeous they are together.

That bottom photo of Stephanie and her dad always makes me laugh! You can see how much fun it was!
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Hair & Makeup, Erin Skipley
Florals & Design, Stacy Anderson 
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Stacy Gendreau - Super super beautiful Nikki! Fabulous!

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Natasha - Simply beautiful. It feels like I am there as a guest :

Rachel | Personal Branding Photo Shoot

Seattle Headshots

Rachel is a fun, super stylish, extremely creative florist AND baker. She says her business, Butter & Bloom, came from her love for all things floral and frosted and her designs always blow me away.

I met Rachel over a year ago when she created the florals and cake for a wedding I photographed that you can see here.  She also designed the cake and flowers for the snowy wedding photo shoot I did here! Both of those wedding shoots were featured on Style Me Pretty and so many people commented on her cakes and flowers. She is amazing like that.

So, I was very honored to do her personal branding photo shoot and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous!





I asked Rachel to make me a list of 10 things about her. We have the pizza thing in common.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Rachel

1. As a kid I couldn’t bake to save my life
2. My first job as a florist was at Pike Place Flowers
3.  Popcorn makes me swoon


4. I’m a preacher’s kid
5. I have a Pomeranian named Ellie and a cat named Royal
6. My husband is the funniest person I know




7. I play piano
8. I probably won’t talk to you if I haven’t had coffee yet


9. If I could eat one meal for life it would be pizza
10. I am a Katy Perry fanatic




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Hair & Makeup by Katie McMullen