Elliot ~ 1 Year Session

I had the best time today photographing Miss Elliot who just turned one on May 27th!  This precious girl sure knows how to work the camera, and the proof is in all of the adorable photos I got of her. In fact, ever since my own babe went to sleep I have not been able to stop editing.  I keep telling myself that I will only do one more, but then I find another cute one and can’t resist.  I met Ellie when she was only 4 months old and since then it has been so much fun watching her grow and getting to know her and her wonderful family.  I still can’t believe she’s 1 already! SHEESH!  Where does the time go?

Miss Ellie was crawling all over the place today, and she did so great throughout the entire session.  I was impressed because modeling is no easy job, especially for a one year old.  This girl is a pro!

I just love this one and the fact that Ellie is grabbing her toes.  She certainly enjoys grabbing her little piggies, and it’s a good thing she didn’t have socks on because I can tell you for a fact that this one is quite skilled at getting socks off her feet.  I can’t blame her though as I never liked socks on my feet either. 🙂

Ellie and Dotty

Sweet hugs for Dotty

I also took a few photos of the whole family.  As you can see, they certainly made my job easy!

Such a sweet family!

Thanks Charlene, Brian, & Ellie for a fun afternoon!

Spring Photo Sessions

It finally feels like spring!  The flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and the days are getting warmer!  It’s the perfect time to schedule a photo session.


Family, maternity, engagement, wedding…whatever  you are looking for I know we can get some gorgeous springtime photos.

Let’s not forget our four-legged companions either! They are also part of the family.

For more information send me an email at amberrs@gmail.com, and we can get a date scheduled to preserve special memories for you and your family.

Joslyn ~ 9.5 Months

I finally got out and snapped some 9 month pictures of Joslyn today.  We went to my friend’s house and took some photos in her backyard.  It was a gorgeous day minus the wind, but luckily we had a bit of a wind break behind my friend’s house.  Joslyn had plenty of smiles for my friend, Julie, and it was so fun to see her giving away those smiles more freely today.  I am so happy with how these photos of my cutie turned out!

Yes, she did try to eat the flower, and I had to dig a petal out of her mouth! She wasn’t too happy about that, so we took a short photo break after that incident. 😉

This is one of my favorites.  Joslyn does the ‘o’ face all the time now,  and she likes to blow spit everywhere as she does it.  Love those little lips…kiss, kiss, kiss!

6 Weeks To Go!

I can’t believe we only have about 6 weeks to go, give or take, as you never know when babies will decide to come. 🙂 These photos were taken by my wonderful friend, Julie.  We went for a walk today with our dogs to scout out some locations for maternity photos, and Julie decided to snap a few while we were out.  Although I wasn’t feeling very much like being photographed, it was still fun and a little preview for what is to come. They were taken on my camera, so I cropped and edited them.  My husband is not so sure about the cut-off head look, but I rather like it.  I like that the focus is fully on the belly.  What do you think?

The balsam root is gorgeous right now, and the lupine was even blooming where we were at!

Can’t wait for more photo time with Julie tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

Sunset Over Tokyo

Just as we were about to leave the Tokyo Tower, Mt. Fuji popped through the clouds for a spectacular sunset display.

Bring Me Good Fortune Sweet Ladybug!

In many cultures, a ladybug is considered good luck.  I sure hope that is true because I could use a little good fortune right now. 

Ivar’s Fast Food Junkie!

No doubt about it…Seattle seagulls have to be the unhealthiest seagulls in the U.S.!  This was the first time (I’ve lived here almost 9 years) that I had been to Ivar’s on the Seattle waterfront.  It really is one of those Seattle things that visitors must do.  I do recommend the clam chowder, but the seagulls seem to be partial to the fries.  They hang out on the railing just staring and waiting.  Everyone seems to be throwing fries to them or getting up and walking over and giving them one.  It’s quite a spectacle!  I caught this moment when I took my brother there during his recent visit…can you see the fry right in the middle of the seagull’s beak as he’s ready to crunch down on it?  Like I said, it’s quite the sight but seriously….the unhealthiest seagulls around.