Away game: Mark + Killorn get married!

Two of my nearest + dearest got hitched over Memorial Day weekend in Pennsylvania, at The Barn at Fallingwater. We spent a few days in the rural (well, rural for us city kids) rolling hills, getting in some quality hangs, building that backdrop you see in the last photo, and adjusting to the culture shock of life fifteen minutes from the West Virginia border.

As my wedding gift to Mark + Killorn, I did a bit of shooting to cover the start of the reception, while they were having portraits taken post-ceremony. Between the wedding-proper tears and the toast tears, I managed to grab a handful of images of their friends and family starting the celebration -- can't wait to see the actual day covered by the one + only Jenny Jiminez. I'll update the link here when her shots are online!

Evie's first birthday!

Gosh, this little one is growing fast!! I was looking back at Evie's nine-month photoshoot and she's already noticeably bigger than she was then. 

Here are a few of my favorite shots from her picture-perfect first birthday party last weekend -- as Jana said, you only have a first birthday once! Lots of kids, lots of presents, lots of pretty touches and lots of smiles.

Personal: hometown tourism

What do you do when your father-in-law comes to visit? You take lots of long drives, eat sushi (twice), cross your fingers for nice weather + a ferry ride -- preferably both in the same day -- and conquer at least one museum. 

It's always nice when guests come in from out of town, suddenly time slows down a little bit and a cruise up Whidbey Island seems like the best idea ever. We did all of the above, had warm chats by the fire, went out to breakfast every morning, and soaked up the good company that only family can bring.

I wasn't around for the airport send-off, but suffice it to say that Richard got back to Wyoming safe and sound. Looking forward to seeing him + the rest of the family this summer for a wedding -- Idaho, here we come!