Growing up in a place where the sun never ceases to shine, it was difficult to get adjusted to living in Washington where it rains more than half the year. The beauty of the changing seasons more than makes up for it though. The pastel pink, blue, and yellow sunrises and sunsets; the budding trees, plants and flowers; and the sweet sounds of little baby birds chirping - all beautiful signs that Spring is here.
Like the changing of seasons, this past year also signifies a culmination of beautiful life changes for the AJF Family including the marriage of Amanda and Joel, the combining of two families into one, and the impending arrival of their baby girl. Amanda was the second person I met when I moved to Washington, and it was clear from my first appointment with her at Teze Salon that she would quickly become more than my go to girl for all my hair and makeup styling needs. Over the past 10 years, we have laughed, cried and prayed together as we shared some of the most intimate and sometimes difficult details of what is going on in our lives. She is truly one of the sweetest and most talented people I have ever had the privilege of knowing, and it was impossible to hold back the tears of joy I felt while shooting her family maternity session. I cannot wait to meet Joie and capture (with my eyes, heart and camera) the next season of beautiful changes that are about to unfold for this adorable family.