Newborn: Maleah

Hi Friends!

I’m so thrilled to FINALLY be posting this pretty little newborn/family session I did for the Sindayens and their new beautiful little bundle, Maleah. I was so lucky to photograph Loraine’s maternity session, “reveal” baby shower and now Maleah’s newborn session. The little lady was definitely suspicious of me and my big camera….I got a lot of looks like this …..

 I would like to caption this, “Mom, I would just like to inform you that you have a strange woman with a large camera over your shoulder. Thank you. That is all” :) …. but laughs aside she was so well behaved and such a good sport as I moved her in and out of her family members arms, in and out of swaddles and in baskets. I have come to see the benefit in doing photojournalistic style newborn shoots where you just work with what the baby is up for…I think this session is proof that it really paid off. If we would have waited for her to sleep I would have missed all the sweet sleepy shots and those big brown eyes! She’s a little beauty!!



Look at those eyes! gorgeous!!

Sisters…and one sweet little moment :)


 Maleah & her adoring fans :)


 I love the shadow and this Daddy shot

 I love “love” :)


yep, this right here….this gives me baby fever!! That sweet little baby face is delicious! :)

One little baby and her amazing mama. This shot is a favorite.


Thank you for letting me share in your joy Sindayen Family…. I was so blessed to capture it for you.

and, last but not least…Welcome to this big, beautiful, wonderful world Maleah. You are very loved.

xo- S

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Vann Family

I’ve been lucky enough to capture some of the Vann Family’s most precious little moments …. Andrea’s maternity session, Addy’s newborn photos to this year’s family shoot… I love watching the kiddos get bigger. Their little personalities are crazy-fun and I love that every time I deliver photos Andrea’s always surprised I got “anything” to work with. ha! Thank you Washington weather for the late Fall sun! I love those sun spots- pretty,pretty :)











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McKinney Wedding

Hi Friends!

It’s time to sit back and soak in some seriously pretty ‘wedding bliss’ from Lindsey and Kyle’s “Big Day!”

We are so lucky to be close pals with Lindsey and Kyle ….so when they asked us to photograph their wedding we felt so honored. (I should mention, I use the “we” here because my Hubby, Brandon took the reins as my “Second Shooter” and did an awesome job! Thanks babe!) Their wedding was my last of 2013 and it was the best way to cap off my wedding season.

Getting laughs and silly moments out of these two was a cinch! They are a super fun couple and love to laugh … evidenced below (I seriously LOVE this shot! This is all them :)….

 ….and they evenly balance that carefree fun with companionship and mutual respect. There is a whole lotta love between these two!



 *You gotta love a “first look” where they fall in each others arms- gorgeous :) *

 Can anyone say Christmas Card Photo? :)






 This wedding was over a year in the making and every detail was lovingly created to make guests feel special and share who Lindsey&Kyle are together. The event was held at The Pickering Barn in Issaquah, Wa. The Barn and grounds are GORGEOUS! They were also blessed with some serious Seattle sun which always help :)

 and now please hold your breath because this Dad&Daughter shot makes my heart skip a beat… pretty.






 Now, now….I know this photo is a little blurry but it reminds me of that Lifehouse song…”and it’s you and me …and all of the people”…. That’s what a wedding is really about. Lotsa Love!



 Happy-Happy-Wedding dear Friends. You deserve all the best!

Congratulations. xoxo.

Sandi (oh yah, &B :)




Caterer: Emerald Cove Catering

Florist: Marine View Florist

Bakery: Borrachini’s Bakery

Linen Rentals: Grand Event Party Rentals

DJ: Tune City DJs


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Matt & Danielle Tie the Knot :)

Hi Friends!

Hopefully I don’t overload you with gorgeous images from Matt & Danielle’s “Big Day.” There were so many pretty little details at their wedding we couldn’t help but “snap” everything! I loved all the color and special touches- they were noticed and worth the extra work Danielle! :) The day ended up to be absolutely perfect for a dry & not too warm outdoor ceremony & reception. We were blessed with the perfect photographic light–gotta love Washington’s overcast weather :) Danielle was a GORGEOUS Bride and all the ladies by her side were lovely as well. The Groom and his guys were quite handsome as also. It made our job easy!

Thank you Matt & Danielle for allowing us to share in your beautiful day. Congratulations and welcome to the “Married” club! :)






Wedding & Reception Venue/ DJ: Orting Manor. Orting, WA

Wedding Coordinator: Krista Herman at Wishes! Events and Wedding Coordination 

Bakery: Orting Bakery


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Maternity: Sindayen







I loved doing this sweet little Maternity+Family session for the Sindayen family who are expecting a little one in September. We were blessed with a beautifully sunny day in Kirkland that was just perfect! I can’t wait to post the “reveal” Baby Shower photos from the Sindayens bundle package and photograph their little one very soon! Congrats Sindayen Family :)


*I love this shot- it’s so sweetly serious and almost cinematic. Beautiful! *



And this….was one of my best surprises of the session. I love this shot …. a defining moment as Macaela moves up to her new “Big Sister” role. As a Big Sister myself I must say….It’s one of the most beautiful blessings.

xoxo. S

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A Gem of a Smash :)

I love this sweet little session I did for Gemma’s first birthday! I love doing cake smashes for babies whose newborn shoots I’ve done. It’s amazing how much these little ones change in a year and I love seeing their little personalities come out. I am SO lucky to call Gemma’s Mommy, Lacie a dear friend and rely on our Wednesday play dates to maintain my sanity so when she proposed Gem’s cake smash on one of our Wednesdays I was thrilled for the opportunity. Gem is a fabulous bag of tricks and expressions. This session was a total hoot! I can’t wait to continue capturing memories for her as she grows. Love you ladies! xoxo.















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Baby Finley

I love this sweet-impromptu session I did for Friends, Jill and Ian’s newest Daughter, Finley Chase. Jill was no-frills about Finley’s session- no props or bean bag- we just propped her up on a blanket and snapped a couple shots with Mom & Dad. The shots are so natural and pretty.

I LOVE all that PINK!

You make beautiful little ladies J&E! I loved meeting the new Princess :) xoxo.

Baby Details: Little fingers :)

and lips.

This is why I love outtakes- “What’s up guys? I got my eye on you!”

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Smith Family

When you get a last minute call from one of your girlfriends to do a family shoot because she’s going into hip surgery in a couple days you jump to it! I have known Janae for a couple years through work and am absolutely head over heels in love with her little one, Brooklyn. You may recognize Baby.B from her Newborn shoot in the NICU and many photos along the way. Janae wanted photos at the UW to celebrate Daddy Phil’s Graduation in June and Miss Brooklyn’s FIRST Birthday. SO sweet :) I smiled the entire time I edited these little beauties…..that Baby is just such a doll face. I love her many expressions. Heal quick Janae! I want to see you out on the town soon! :) xoxo.




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One.year: cake smash!

I’m back! … well kind of :) I was busy having a baby and enjoying her fabulous scrunchy sweetness the last 2 months. The morning our sweet Isla was born I shot this cake smash session for my Niece, Grace’s 1.year birthday (Sorry for the late edits and post!!) ! I had no idea later that day we’d be welcoming our own bundle.

I LOVE these sweet shots and the memories of our many laughs at 1.year young Grace…. her many smiles, coy looks, giggles and that cake….oh that cake….all over her face and tummy, such yummy sweetness. These sessions are quickly becoming one of my favorites- celebrating milestones with flour & sugar, genius!




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I’m One! : Paxton

Paxton turned one! yahoooeeee!

You may remember this little guy from his newborn pics a year ago. That one with the little owl hat still warms my heart. I had such a good time with Paxton and his fun parents, Matt & Jen at Marymoor Park in Redmond. These were taken in my favorite field. It is the best of the best–usually deserted and when the light’s pretty it’s SO drool-worthy pretty. We rescheduled this session 3 times due to massive rainy weekends and FINALLY got lucky on this pretty afternoon for these shots. I’m SO glad we waited!

Enjoy Mundy Family- your little man is a heartbreaker :)



Always a Borquez ;) Sombrero- going….going….gone :)

Some fun photoshop work!

and then…..time for cake! Get it birthday boy :)

uh oh…..too much cake?

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