Saturday, December 24, 2011

shelby + tyler: sneak peak; merry little holiday portrait session giveaway.

dad and i had a blast shooting the wedding day celebration of shelby and tyler. 

a sneak peak of my favorites:

congratulations you two! cheers to a very happy, blissful together forever!


start off the new year with new family pics!
i am in the spirit of giving and would love to give you
a free oliverblue portrait session!

to be entered, simply 
1) sign up to follow this blog; and
2) tell me all about your favorite holiday tradition or memory ;)

i will have my little elf randomly select a winner on new years eve.

have yourself a very merry little Christmas!



p.s. my all time favorite tradition is spending Christmas morning handing out socks and hats to the homeless men and women of seattle.  it has been the best part of our family Christmas for several years.  fills my heart.

and one of my new favorite traditions: taking oliver tree huntin. he hearts it. i heart him. it all works out.
uncle tyler and uncle eddie were very helpful in pointing out picture perfect, martha-worthy trees. 

p.s.s. if you haven't checked out bebe avery's newborn pics yet, see them (here).
she will make you smile.

"gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas" - p. bracken


  1. I think you are an amazing photographer. You son is very cute rolling around in the grass. I can't wait to meet the newest little bean. I hope tons' of people make wonderful comments.

  2. Wow amazing work and it looks like you get all the right moments that can be hard to get when posing. You did a great job, your very talented.

  3. I love the Christmas holidays being able to spend time with my family and friends. I love to see the smile on my kids face as they open their gifts. I love to buy gifts for people and seeing their smile.

    By Sabrina Sandoval

  4. You'd think after twenty-six years of marriage we'd have a particular favorite for the holiday tradition question but really our favorite is starting new traditions and I think our new favorite will be the gathering of as many distant family members for the season as possible. Family and Christmas--what could be better?
    Lovely photos and yes, I hope I win your contest as it would be a pleasant God send. :)

  5. I just got engaged, and would love to win your contest!

  6. Awesome job! Your pictures are all wonderful =) Would love to win this contest! angieadam22{at}gmail{dot}com

  7. Oh and my favorite holiday tradition is making a huge 10 foot wreath to put around our front door!

  8. Hello sis! Family is probably exempt... but I'm entering anyway. :) I have a few favorite Christmas memories- First- as a child, waking up evey year with my siblings to snuggle into our parents bed- morning breath and all- until we all went down to see what santa left us. Second- the Christmas Eve my best friend and now husband got down on one knee in front of Christmas lights and asked me to spend eternity with him. Of course one of my more recent favs is feeding the needy on the streets of Seattle each Christmas morning. Love you! That'll be one veeeeeery lucky winner!