Welcome! I'm Shawna, an on-location natural light photographer from Kent, WA serving the greater Seattle and South Sound area. My passion is for birth photography! In birth or family sessions, I strive to capture details and the spontaneous moments that truly reflect the beauty in your life, and that you will treasure for ever. Sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy my musings, or better yet - pop me an email and introduce yourself. I love meeting new people!


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the one and only Dionne.

Isn't she stunning? We met up for a quick, laid back session a few weeks back. I wanted her to see herself the way I do - to see just how much she radiates. She is an amazing woman -goofy, exuberant, understanding, and beautiful throughout.

We joked around, and indeed, I made her put flowers in her hair. I *cough* may have even made her wear a dandelion crown. What can I say, anyone should be royalty for at least few minutes. Try it sometime.



Boat race at sunset at Coulon Beach.

Last night's senior session was fantastic! The sun came out just for us, I'd like to think. As we were wandering around Coulon Beach, the evening light was filtering through the pearly clouds. Brightly colored boats were racing on the glittering water and the Olympics were just visible on the horizon as a sea plane passed overhead. I couldn't help but stop and take it in. We live here. Summer is idyllic in Seattle and you can just feel that it's on its way.

As for the senior, well I'll just leave you with a little teaser... more to come!

skateboarder silhouette.


Rainy Day Treats

chai latte on green saucer

So, it's rainy today after almost a full week of sun. I don't mind one bit. We didn't sleep last night and it's a day to throw all the blankets on the floor and cozy up to some books.

I could really (really) go for a cupcake right about now. Last time I had one was at Common Ground Cupcakes in Renton. Maple bacon deliciousness. A latte just isn't the same without a cupcake.

maple bacon cupcake on green plate

Anyone deliver?


An Easter Bride

On Easter weekend, I had the privilege of working with Liz of Liz de Puydt Photography, to assist her at her brother Brian's wedding. It just so happens that the bride is also a friend of mine!

You may remember this darling couple from their Holiday Mini Session last fall. Well, Lauren was an absolutely radiant bride.

How do I even begin to describe what a heartfelt wedding this was? Their happiness was infused in every little detail, from the handmade decorations (and her tiara!) to childhood slideshows (yes, I turn to mush around old family photos) and even the toasts that had me laughing so hard I could barely see through my camera.

We had a lucky streak of good weather - an unusual sunny April day. We headed to the Waterfall Garden Park in Pioneer Square for Brian and Lauren's first look.

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A few more fun sessions in the alley and then back inside to warm up (literally!) for the big event. Lauren had the most doting bridesmaids cheering her on all day.

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Liz's son was the ring bearer, and he rode his skateboard down the aisle. How awesome is that! I kid you not, this was an amazing day with laughter and happiness tucked into every corner.

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Lauren and Brian, thank you so much for choosing me to take part in your wedding. It was an absolute treat to witness your families celebrating the beginning of your life together.

Venue - Hotel 1000
Coordinator - Shannon Hernandez
Florals - Onica Hanby


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