THE MCDOWNERS // PORTLAND

I have had a photo crush on Jenny Downer for years. I remember seeing her work for the first time and it left me in awe. I was a bit starstruck the first… Continue reading

ILA MAY // PORTLAND

Six days old. Born on a December day, underneath winter stars. A full head of hair and perfect toes. Her brother holds her and looks at her little face; her family holds her… Continue reading

SNOWFLAKE STARS // TIMBERLINE, OREGON

Sometimes we go to Timberline. My parents rent a big room in the lodge with enough bunk beds to sleep ten people. Some of us ski, and when we get cold, we head… Continue reading

FOURTASTIC.

Sometimes Sawyer wears layered Hawaiian shirts and pleated black trousers to bed. Sometimes he wakes up in his batman cape and sometimes he runs around the house in nothing but mismatched socks. He… Continue reading

I GOT FENG SHUIED IN CHINATOWN. {SAN FRANCISCO}

Chinatown. We walked through the tenderloin to get there. We stood underneath red lanterns and in front of dragons. We shopped for things we didn’t need, like ninja swords and mini buddhas and… Continue reading

I LEFT MY HEART. {SAN FRANCISCO}

Joe and I went to San Francisco. We kissed our children good-bye, boarded a miniature airplane and flew to cali. For the first time in years, we had four entire days to ourselves. We… Continue reading

LARA, CHRIS & BLUE. {PORTAND}

I met Lara in my single-digits and then I met Chris in my teens. Years later, Lara and I were roommates in college and we covered our walls in tapestries and listened to cassette tapes… Continue reading

THE KETTRICK FAMILY. {SEATTLE}

With these four, it was: jumping on the bed, reading books on the couch, bongo drumming, and drawing totem poles. The sisters sat in the big chair by the window and linked their… Continue reading

TRACI + DAVE {MARRIED ON CAMANO ISLAND, WA}

Camano Island. Cama Beach State Park. A day in mid-October. Cabins in the woods. Cabins on the water. The sound of waves against the rocks. A clouded sky and birds flying above the… Continue reading

WHEN IT’S FALL.

When it’s fall we go to the farm to buy pumpkins and drink cider. But sometimes the sky turns dark and it starts to rain and our boots get muddy and the hay… Continue reading