Meet The Jacobs.

If you only had one more session to leave your creative mark on this world, what would it be? What story would you want to tell?….
Part of my photography journey is continued education. In that, I’m learning who I am as an artist and what inspires me most. This assignment was a no-brainer for me, my last session would be my family. The whole reason I started taking pictures was to try and document my family. Motherhood has been one of the hardest, most complicated things I’ve ever done. The days can be so hard and long. It’s never been easy for me. I’ve often described it as feeling like I’m continually giving of myself until there is nothing left to give. But even though it’s exhausting, tiring, and probably the most thankless job on the planet, I’m sure it’s the most important job I’ll ever do! Photography has helped me find the joy in the mundane. It’s a reminder that it’s hard but worth it. We have bad days, but those come and go, and we need to keep going. So, the story I would hope to leave behind is that even when it was hard; we chose each other. Love never fails!

-SJ

Meet the Herzogs, again.

Returning clients, the best! I took pictures of these guys last year. It’s so fun to see how much bigger the kids have gotten. We had a great time playing around the Tolt McDonald Park. Kelsey and Aaron did a great job wrangling their wild bunch. Great parents and fun kids make for great pictures.

-SJ

 

 

Meet The Bradfords.

One of the sweetest families I’ve met! I’m so excited to share these photos of my time with this family. We played around at the beach. Lots of laughing, lots of sand, lots of fun! Great parents, great kid! How sweet are they?!

-SJ

Meet The Hoitings.

I’m so excited to share these photos. My friend Becky is gorgeous, and her family is as sweet as can be. I had such a great time playing around the park with them. These boys sure do love their baby sister. Can you believe these guys are all under five?! Becky and Zack are pros, they were both so patient, loving, and kind ❤️

Meet The James Family.

I’ve made some pretty incredible friendships over the last year through Timberlake Church Duvall. People who have supported and loved our family well. I think that’s one of the best things about being apart of a church, the community that serves and loves in tangible ways. This family has been that for us in so many ways, and for that I am thankful. Mike and Annika, from one family of six to another, thanks for letting me be apart of the wild and crazy fun!

-SJ

Perry Turns One.

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to sweet little Perry. It’s been so fun watching her grow over the last year. The best is yet to come, beautiful girl.

-SJ

 

 

Meet The Mourys.

Moury family party of 4! These guys just welcomed baby #2 into the world and he just so happens to be my nephew too! We had so much fun playing together and taking pictures. These guys are pros, jumping right into life with two kids. Parenthood is such a wild ride! So glad our kids get to have lots of cousins to grow up with. Keegan will be running around and yelling with all his cousins in no time!

-SJ

Meet The Tricketts.

You know when you meet people and you immediately like them?! This was my experience with the Tricketts. I first met Kristi and Geoff about 8 years ago and I remember immediately liking them. They were fun, easy to talk to, down-to-earth people. They are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met and I was thrilled when they reached out for family photos. They currently live in Yakima, so sadly hanging out isn’t really an option, but I’ve loved watching their journey on social media. I felt so much joy when they shared the news of their adoptions. I’ve watched them grow as a family so getting to meet their boys was very special to me. We spent the evening laughing and playing and I’m so glad I got a chance to document it. Adoption is such a beautiful thing ❤️

-SJ

 

Meet the Fullers.

I’m back! After taking a few months off to have and care for a baby, I’m back behind the lens. I’m so excited to share these photos of my sweet friend Josie and her husband-to-be Alston. Oh, and I can’t forget her pups, Gunner and Zoey. I always love being around people who are getting ready for marriage. The excitement that comes with getting married always reminds me of the love and hope I have in my own marriage. I’m certain Josie will make the most beautiful bride, I mean come on, how cute are these two?! So here’s to love, may these two choose love every day! Can’t wait for your big day ❤️

-SJ

 

 

 

Meet The Stephens.

The older I get, the more I realize how much I’m designed for community. I’m apart of my churches moms group and over the last six months, I’ve made some great friendships. I’ve been able to foster great relationships with other moms who are just like me, in the sense that they are just trying to be the best moms and followers of Jesus that they can be. This is true of this sweet little family. Ashley and I have spent many Wednesday mornings together studying the Bible and sharing the good and bad that comes with motherhood. I’m so thankful for our time together, times when we’ve opened up and been vulnerable with one another. In these moments I know that Jesus makes connections and that’s what he did with her and I. And to sweeten the deal, we just so happen to both be expecting babies within a couple of months of each other. I’m so excited for the next phase for this family, Everley is going to make a great big sister! I can’t wait to celebrate with them.

-SJ

Meet The Babbs.

Last weekend I spent some time with James, Lauren, and sweet little Waylon. It was crazy cold and it even started raining midway through the shoot, but this cute little family pushed through. Waylon was such a sweet boy, which was extra special to me because I am expecting a little boy next month! I love getting to know new families and these guys were such a treat to photograph. We laughed, we played, and we captured some beautiful memories that I hope they will treasure as Waylon continues to grow.

-SJ

 

Baby Theodore.

He’s here! My friends, Bryan and Kristi, welcomed their first baby boy into the world on Sep. 13th, 2017. Theodore James Krumperman. He’s perfect, his parents are smitten, and so begins their journey into parenthood. Sweet Theo, you are so loved ❤️

-SJ

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