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Category Archives: Family

LIGHTNESS

All my stories live HERE now. And there’s certainly more to tell.

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Merry Christmas

I got the best gift this year. Here’s to all the things that make me so excited to start shooting again in 2013. Especially that tender little photo assistant you see above. Thanks for your patience, everyone, while I learned how to be a mom. xo, SJ

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pizza we can believe in

A love story of hard work, of humor, of success for an independent business. Mostly of family. Oh, and also pizza.

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preview: proletariat

The sweet as pie family behind Proletariat Pizza; a quick shot from today’s shoot. I don’t do family sessions very often as of late, but these folks seemed like such kindred spirits, and Damien can’t stop talking about their pizza. I’m head over heels for the story of how they started their business [all on...

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throwing stones

The Drury family. No exaggeration, a bunch of geniuses. Two of the coolest, sweetest, most quotable kids – and I know exactly where they get it from. A+, all of ‘em.

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Expecting: Baby boy Sundesten.

Erica + Nick, due 10.23.10.

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Cool as a cucumber

Running around Capitol Hill, eating cucumber sorbet, no big deal – just hanging out with the coolest mom/daughter combo ever. Lisa + Aya, you rule.

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Huffmans.

You’ve probably seen Rae on this site before. It’s hard to keep my camera off her and her beautiful family. Racheal and Kirk and Kiddo are a little dream team! We decided to celebrate Kiddo’s one year birthday with a family portrait session. Kiddo reminded me HE was in charge by throwing every idea out...

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Marabou + Family.

Brandy and I have a host of dear friends in common, yet we’d never met in person prior to planning this shoot. How did I ever make it without her?! I’ve been a fan of her creations as Marabou Design, and impressed by her equally creative husband, John, who founded Pollen Golf. Spending a sunny...

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Kelsey Creek

I spent much of my childhood at Kelsey Creek park. As a kid it seemed like a piece of the country brought right to my backyard – literally, as the greenbelt runs straight from my dad’s house to the back fields. Even now, it seems like downtown Bellevue could hardly be just an arm’s length...

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