Katy and West have been friends of mine for years. I will always remember visiting them after they had their first child, Deva, and taking some of my first photos for my new photography business. A lot has happened since then. Katy and West moved with their newborn to Ireland and then back to Seattle. Deva is now four years old (and proud of it!) and their family is about to add a fourth very lucky member.
When I asked them where they like to spend time as a family, they told me Carkeek Park in Seattle. So that is where we did our photo session. I find it is always more comfortable for people to take photos where they feel at home and this family clearly feels at home by the water. And it doesn’t hurt that the Bubble Man showed up at the end of our session, which made for a very happy four-year-old (and a very happy photographer)!
I loved spending this magical morning with Katy, West, and Deva. I loved watching Deva build fairy gardens and imaginary worlds. And I LOVED when she directed one of our photos (see if you can guess which one was her idea.) Clearly, she is going to be an amazing big sister.
And can we just talk about Katy’s amazing henna tattoo on her belly? Seriously gorgeous.
Congrats, friends. I can’t wait to meet the newest family member. It was an honor photographing your family at this most precious time. xo
Expecting a baby soon? Visit my Maternity + Newborn page to view the gallery and learn about my First Days sessions.