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My name is Pam and I’d love for you to get to know me.

I was born, raised, and educated in Victoria, which is a city on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Yes, I was raised on an island off the coast of western Canada which also was where I met and married the love of my life. We moved to Redmond, WA over a decade ago; I love our story, where it’s taken us, and especially the two precious daughters it has added to our story. I have a computer science degree, and was a software engineer for a decade before taking a break a few of years ago for our family. Back then, I would never have imagined that I would open a photography business and collide my passions for creativity and business, but I’m so glad and grateful that this is where life has taken me.

Life is ever-changing. It always moves forward, sometimes faster than we think it will, especially with young children around. I love to photograph others and am grateful to those who let me into their narrative so I can help make time stand still for just a moment. During your time with me, we will laugh, share stories, and have a lot of fun. I want to get to know you and the most important people in your life; I am beyond excited to capture the spirit of your family and the real and distinct connections you have with each other. My work is Pure, Personal and lntimate. It is created for you to tell your family’s unique story.  If you love and believe in these things too, we should connect.  I would love to get to know you.

MY PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

I AM A DETAILS SEEKER

Everyone who steps in front of my lens has a story to tell, whether they know it or not. A part of that story can be told when you all look in my camera smiling perfectly, but the true stories are told in that look between mother and child, that laughter, that giggle, or in the cutest little face scrunch. It’s in these details that I seek the true pulse of your family and the unique and special relationships between everyone in your family.
 

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OVERLY SENTIMENTAL

Overly Sentimental
With two growing daughters of my own, I know what it’s like to marvel at their growth, smile at their joy and cry at their hardships. I understand how important milestones for them are and why it is so crucial to capture them in the here and now. In every family I see my own; in doing so, I ensure your family's spirit will be captured to the fullest

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I AM A NOSTALGIA JUNKIE

Can I tell you something? I love it when I see throw-back images of my family and friends on social media. The first day of school for my children inevitably takes me back to the memory of their very first steps. A picture of a well-loved teddy transports me back to when we first received it. A picture of my two girls together takes me back to the very first day they met. I forever seek to take you down your own memory lane when I deliver your gallery. All this and more signals to me that I have provided a service beyond just capturing your family.

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

Photography Philosophy

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Always seek the unguarded spirit

I promise to the best of my ability to get shots of you and yours smiling at the camera, especially your children. As a parent I really do know how important those shots are. But I want you to know that my secret agenda is to discover that wonderful, silly, sweet and cheeky person that is your child, and to capture those bits of their spirit through my lens. I often see my own children in your children and look for those open windows into who they are. From that quirky smile down to that seemingly innocuous hand gesture; I am looking for the pieces that complete the whole picture of our children that only us parents know and recognize so well.

I know for some it may seem like a tall order for just an hour's session, but I've always been able to find it in some way, shape or form in the families I capture. How? Well, you all actually make it so easy for me by building your families on a strong foundation of love. And in so doing, you've already done the heavy lifting (thank you wonderful parents!), and all that's left for me to do is help you get comfortable, be a bit glib, and probably a little silly with your little ones, and capture it all for you!

Photography Philosophy

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The Connections are The Key

What makes a family? How do you capture relationships on camera?

I find the key is in the connections; the unique interactions you have with each member of your family. Sometimes those connections happen naturally - one member is drawn to being with another. And sometimes it is revealed when I throw you all together during our session; the way you speak to each other, or the way they look at each other, how close you walk together. There is always something to find. And it's in these connections that I aim to weave the whole story of you and your most important narrative, your family.

So show me how you connect. Don't be afraid to touch each other, look at each other, joke with each other. For some this is easy, but for others I know it can be hard; it sometimes takes feeling silly and maybe a bit vulnerable. But for one hour, now is that time to pause and reflect on the relationships you've built, those unique connections you've created by the mere act of becoming family. We don't do it enough, so let's try, just for one hour <3

Photography Philosophy

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Always grow and evolve

The journey of growth never stops. I am always finding new inspiration, new technical skills and techniques to bring to your session. But really, year after year, my biggest personal goal is to always be developing my photographer's eye; the way I see and capture the beauty in the world. And how do I do that? I do something I love dearly; I photograph my family and document this beautiful life that I am so grateful we live.

As you look through these personal images, you may see images you recognize. Perhaps the people aren't the same, but if you look closer the sentiment and emotion may be something you've seen in images from your own session. I truly do photograph your family as I would mine. And I most often see the parallels when I catch you and yours in that quiet moment, or in the that small detail.

As I grow in this photography space, I find my definition of photography as an art intensifies. Art is subjective, malleable and sometimes intangible; but if I can make you feel something when you look upon what we captured, it truly means the world to me.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT YOURS TRULY

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About A & a.

I have two daughters; both their names start with an A, so I commonly refer to them as Big A and Little a, or just A & a. They are 8 and 6 years old now! They've taught me countless things about myself, the world around me and our place within it.

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LOVE

I met my husband when I was 19; we met in university. Actually, to tell the truth, we have two versions of how we met. The PG version has us meeting in math class (Linear Algebra); it is the beloved story we tell our children today in their youth. It is also the story told at our wedding with a few chuckles from our close friends who happened to know the more accurate version of our meeting. This is the story we're saving for when our children are 16 (don't worry, it's not as scandalous as it sounds, but I'm sure your interest is piqued)!

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Me, Myself & I

My work desk is almost always a mess, and I like it that way (the greatest minds had messy desks, that's what I always say!). I've never considered myself a good cook, but I make do. My current favorite watch-it-over-and-over-again show is Rick and Morty, while my guilty pleasure show is Outlander. I tend to make decisions based on logic and reason, but eventually, for those big life-changing decisions, my heart manages to speak louder than my brain!

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