red moon


we had a sunset picnic to watch the super moon eclipse, it was beautiful, clear purple skies for sunset. and a red red moon. of course i didn't carry lenses that could capture that beauty, but i could capture a few moments before dusk settled of my oldest in her excitement. we have been having warm sunny days then dropping to cooler (55 degree) mornings and evenings. fall is here. and we celebrated with warm nourishing chicken soup. 

sunset picnic

beautiful days here. unbelievable how the wild beauty of the pacific northwest becomes illuminated when the skies are blue. and how the misty rain always brings out this moody ethereal atmosphere. it is february, and it is spring in western washington. cherry blossoms are  blooming, we have sunny days with temperatures in the mid to late 50s and even breaking 60 in the afternoons. we took the opportunity of this great weather, early still that they can be awake for sunset (545pm is when it goes down). nick shared with the girls of the crabs that like to hide under the big rocks. veda loves to skip stones, or dunk them :)

{real life} january in black and white

i'm excited to share that i'm part of a group of women that share photos of real life on the 10th of every month this year. documenting and finding beauty in the every day, good, bad, norm. these are the photos that i love to take. the things that happen all around me, and are beautiful moments that happen in our lives, the moments frozen in time when captured. i decided to stick to my favorite black and white images of january. 

there is a book we are reading at bedtime called the 'star child', and there is a lot of beauty in that book. the Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away. He marvels at the blue swirls of the ocean and the green land, a bright spot turning through the darkness of space. He wants to go to this wondrous place, but he ponders: What will that life be like? I found it my inspiration for many of the photos I took this month, and using that sense of wonder and newness in every day moments, and every day things. 

You will be plunged into Earth’s river of time,” his elders tell the Star Child.
There will be so much for you to learn and so much for you to feel—pleasure and fear, joy and disappointment, sadness and wonder.
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hop over to Katie Brenkert's Everyday Moments page to see her january real life photos and continue on the blog circle. 

 

warmth, 

tania.

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wild geese {personal gig harbor photography}

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
— mary oliver

for my soul friend from a thousand lives past, marcela. thank you for being in my world. our children were wild as geese, wild and free, present, joyful, blissful - truth.

 this day. how lovely. 

The Martins | Gig Harbor Lifestyle Family Photography

vegas transplants just shy of 3 months, this sweet family of *almost 3* joined me for a gorgeous sunny day in gig harbor. working for the gig harbor fire department is what moved them up northwest. they are in love with the lush evergreens and who couldn't be... every time i am away from the pacific northwest, i come back in awe with the landscape. and on a sunny day like today, the whole state comes alive. 

The Haxton Family | Gig Harbor Lifestyle Family Photography

i met casey + james at wilkinson park in gig harbor. it's been a while since i've done this, and it was so much fun. i really missed this!

With their sweet brand new four month old baby boy, and grandparents,  this family had such good energy, such laughter, and made it easy for me to capture some moments between them. part of why i like doing this, are the people i meet. come meet the haxton family!