Friend {Snohomish and King County child and family photographer}

I was having a hard time trying to find a title for this post, so I settled on one word.

Short and sweet.


Friend.  Because that is what I think of when I think of my girl, Michelle.  She defines the word to me…  in my life.

I think I get along so well with my sista friend because we are fairly similar.  We are both nerds at heart {and I can say this, because it is true} and although our silly antics can annoy our husbands at times {especially when multiplied by two when we are together}, we still know how to be real with one another.  And, dang can we talk.  Talk about life, our kids, our passions, our businesses.  The list goes on and on.  Often times, I come home from our time together, and Jeff asks me how it was…  I usually say, “Oh, we talked about photography.”  And, he says, “You talked about photography for TWO hours???”  Yup.  Girlfriend and I know how to roll.

And, I must say…  Michelle is a triple threat too.  You know how they say that about J.Lo or Justin Timberlake?  Well, she is a triple threat in the Arts…  Girlfriend can sing {she leads worship at our church}, take a mean photograph {yeah, you may know her work HERE…  she is the Massta of weddings, maternity, and newborns…  often referred in larger circles as:  The Baby Whisperer}, and although, I have never seen it, I have heard she can dance too.  I am sure she can bust out a mean running man.  Yeah.  Triple threat right there.

And, like I said…  she is a friend.  A good one, at that.  She is loyal and supportive.  She is the cheese to my cheesecake.  The wonder in my Wonder bread.  She has acted as my mentor when I first started my crazy photography pursuit and business three years ago.  Like Yoda and Luke Skywalker or Mr. Miyagi and the Karate Kid, she has been my cheerleader through and through.

And, she is one beautiful lady as well.



I met up with the Newells this past Wednesday evening down by the river {why do I always hear Chris Farley’s voice when I say:  “down by the river”?} for their fun family session.

Newell family…  we love you dearly and are so glad to be doing life with you.  Thank you for your friendship.



Beautiful mom and daughter moments…


Mammas, can I speak to you briefly?   Aren’t we usually the ones behind the camera?  The ones that are running to grab that great shot of our kid doing something fantastic?

Well, let me say this to all of us hardworking moms…  It is good to get in FRONT of the camera at times too.  With our family.  With our spouses.  With our kids.  These moments we have with our children are so fleeting and down the road, I want my kids to see images of me right there with them…  not wondering, “Where was mom in all of these pictures?”

SO, I challenge you…  make it a point to get in FRONT of the lens with your children sometimes.  Do what I have been doing lately.  Set your camera on auto and self timer the moment.  Turn the camera around and take that shot.  OR…  hire a photographer or a friend to take some pictures of you and your family together.  You won’t regret it.




And… a few out-takes I couldn’t resist posting of my silly friend.


  • I love these in EVERY WAY! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH for capturing my little family! Your sweet words made me laugh and cry at the same time =) I can’t wait to get these on my wall! I am SO thankful for you and your friendship! You are my sister from different mister!! I am seriously in love with these images! FANTASTIC JOB KELLY!! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Alvina Newell

    These pictures really are fantastic and really fun!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous in every possible way. You really did a superb job.ReplyCancel

  • well done to both of you – the images are awesome and it’s so important to nurture friendships like these ?ReplyCancel

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