Sun Kissed Babes: Maui Family Portraits

This family.  And their aloha spirit.  The last time we photographed them was for some Maui maternity portraits back when Jenna was still pregnant.  It was also back when we dreamed about living on this little island full time.  And it was almost exactly one year ago.  Now, Nate and Jenna are a family of four.  And Josh and I are full time Hawaiian residents.  My, how things change in a year!  We weren’t even here for a week when we took them out for to be photographed on film as a family of four.  These sun kissed babes don’t know how good they have it.

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And some digital photographs from their session:

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  • July 8, 2014 - 4:17 am

    Nancy Wyatt - These are so beautiful , congrats on your move. Hugs from Conroe, TXReplyCancel

Cheers to Being Alive – Maui Family Portraits

Last February, Tanyis was putting on self-tanner when she came across a lump.  An alarmingly large lump that had never been there before.  In that very moment she suddenly knew two things clearly:

1.  It was definitely cancer.
2.  She would not die.

Her doctors told her it was the worst kind of breast cancer she could get.  Triple negative breast cancer, to be exact.  It’s the type of breast cancer they have genetic testing for.  Women that test positive for the BRCA gene typically undergo drastic preventative surgery – full hysterectomy, mastectomy, and all the other -ectomys.  But she didn’t know she carried the gene and was never tested.

I met her family of four on the beach at the tail end of their vacation for some Maui family portraits.  They were celebrating a year of fighting tooth and nail against a deadly disease, and she had come out the victor.  Her hair was finally growing back.  And watching her love on her children through my lens was beautiful.  And deeply emotional.

After the sun set, we settled into our favorite restaurant for dinner.  Tanyis shared more of her story and the absolute miracle she has in her children.  Because if she had known that genetic testing for the BRCA gene was in order, she would have tested positive.  And she would have had the surgeries.  And she wouldn’t have the little loves that made her fight harder.  Love deeper.  And get out of bed every single day.

That night we cheersed to her children.  To her husband that loved her through every step.  And to being alive.

Happy Friday!

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  • June 20, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Josh - This is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • June 20, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Tanyis - Thank you Jane and Josh truly beautiful. You captured, our silly, precious and amazing children just as they are. We will cherish these pictures and memories. Xo tanyisReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2014 - 5:51 am

    Lynda Zuber - BeautifulReplyCancel

Garrett + Sam: Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer

Garrett and Sam were knee deep in wedding planning when they heard the news.  There was an avalanche in Alaska.  Aaron, a groomsman, was caught in it while heli-ski guiding.  He didn’t make it.

Twelve weeks later, with the grief still fresh, Garrett and Sam became Mr. and Mrs (just last weekend).  Aaron’s cowboy boots were carried down the aisle and placed at the end of the groomsmen lineup to honor him.  While they were being carried, Sam was waiting with her Dad to walk down the aisle when a single bird flew overhead.  Josh was at the right place at the right time and happened to catch the moment.

It was a gorgeous Central Oregon day at Triple D Ranch in Bend.  There was a perfect mix of joy and grief and celebration and life long friendship.  It was such an honor to capture it all.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wales!  Here’s a peek at the day.

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  • June 10, 2014 - 3:05 am

    The Bohemian - Amazing!ReplyCancel

The Jones Family: Portland, Oregon Family Photographer

The Jones family have been treasured friends for years, and it’s been awhile since we got our camera on them.  The last time was back in 2011 when they were just a family of three:

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Since then, Ava has added the title of Big Sister to her name, and the Jones’ are now a beautiful family of four.  We caught up with them in Portland a couple weeks ago for some updated portraits.  Here’s a peek at our afternoon together at Washington Park.

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