Tabatha + Brandon

This blog is gonna be a long one so buckle in!


When I moved to Walla Walla it was a very difficult time. I was living alone for the first time in my life in my first apartment, I moved away from my family who was now three hours away, I went back to school, tried to start up my business again in a brand new city, started a new job, moved away from my church family, and was dating someone new!

I asked myself a million times what I was doing but always felt like that’s where God wanted me in that time of my life. Well fast forward five years later to today. I have an amazing husband, two dogs, a home to call my own and an awesome job where I can continue to work on my company which has grown more than ever before!

Along with those blessings I have been extremely blessed with my friends here. Two of those dear friends would be Brandon and Tabatha. They moved here about two or three years after I did. I finally asked her out on a girls “Treat Yaself” date, I knew we were going to be the best of friends. Tabatha has been such a God sent to me in a million ways. Since I don’t live close to any of my sisters it’s nice to have a friend that is like my stand in sister!

I could talk about her huge heart, her kind spirt and her beautiful family for days, but let’s talk about her huge belly instead. When I found out Tabatha was pregnant I could hardly stand it! I asked (told) her that I wanted to do her baby shower and her maternity pictures as soon as we could! Well, I had to be patient but it finally happened.

We ended up doing a quick shoot this weekend because I wanted to make sure we had some just incase she popped (I want to do another creative shoot but we will she how things go) after the shower. Then today Trevor and our other family friends (Brandon-yes another one- and Amber) helped me set up for her baby shower. Since this was my first baby shower to EVER host I knew I needed to rock it out of the park for them! So after planning the games, music, menu and decoration it was show time and all in all…. it was perfect!

So, enjoy these pictures and try to have your heart melt right out of your body by this beautiful family. I love Emma (their daughter-she’s a model baby). She is so beautiful and you can see her happy little heart in each one of these pictures!

It was SUCH a beautiful day celebrating the Shadel Family and the new little baby boy that’s almost here and I feel so blessed to call them my friends.

<3


MATERNITY SHOOT


BABY SHOWER

Baby Hummel

Kymbre and Austin are two of the most beautiful people for more reasons than I can list, God made them for each other and it shows. I have known Kymbre my whole life (since we are cousins) and when she married Austin I knew I would love him ALMOST just as much! I was beyond excited to hear Kym and Austin were having a baby and told Kymbre that the moment that baby was born I would be there with a camera in his cute face!

Fast-forward to today, It’s been a packed week but I was able to move everything I had on Friday and make a day trip over to the other side of the state. On my way over from Walla Walla I stopped in Yakima to say hi to my parents and somehow convinced them that driving me over to Bellingham was a good idea. So all three of us hit the road.

When we got to Kymbre & Austin’s house I walked in the door I was greeted with a huge bearhug from Austin then Kymbre came around the corner with baby Sawyer and I melted! Seeing two amazing people you love with all your heart become parents and seeing that their baby is perfect, happy and healthy is such an answer to prayer!

Taking newborn pictures isn’t easy, the baby is the boss of the shoot if you like it or not. Although, I will say doing newborn photography is in the top three when it comes to my favorite shoot to do! When a baby is fussing or not working with you it’s just that much more rewarding when you get that perfect shot. I like the challenge and working with little humans, I mean come on…. don’t get me started on how cute baby feet are. Sawyer, on the other hand, was a model baby. Did he fuss a little because he was hungry? Yes. Did he pee on everything? Almost. But he was striking poses left and right! I could’ve taken pictures of him for days (weeks)!

Not only was Sawyer a perfect client but I also had the most adorable house to work with! Kym and Austin have worked months and months trying to get the upstairs done before the baby came and they finished it just in time and made an adorable nursery! Everything I used in the shoot was from their beautiful home.

I am so happy I got to spend a couple hours with this beautiful family and their beautiful home and I’m excited to share these pictures with you guys!

Love you guys! <3