I have wanted to create a real photo book for our family for ages. With all of our photos being digital I felt we needed to move our memories off of computer and into our life. What I wanted for us and our kids is to sit down with the book in their laps and re-live the moments of our life. Few weeks ago, right before the holidays, I finally placed an order for a hard cover book from Artifact Uprising. I’ve been a fan of Artifact Uprising for a few years and have been admiring their breathtakingly beautiful books and most importantly design philosophy and environmental policy. And, I love their tag line: Inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible.

The book arrived yesterday and wow! what a beautiful book! I am in love this book! It is perfect! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the final product – the paper is soft and quality amazing. For this book, I picked the most memorable photos from the past year and showed them in chronological order. I hope to continue to do this each year! I plan to make at least one book at the end of every year, so that we can have a library of our lives through pictures. It is such a great way to preserve memories!

Hello and good morning you all, the sunrise is so beautiful today, here in Seattle, and everything is covered by frost. Frosty mornings are so beautiful… This image of frozen roses is wonderfully captured… It’s gothic and romantic and I just can’t get enough of those pretty colors. This amazing photo makes me feel nostalgic…


Image of frozen roses is by Onkel Ulle.

Our Family featured on Let The Kids

Our Family photos featured on Let The Kids

Our Family session featured on Let The Kids


Today, our family is being featured over on the great blog Let the Kids Dress Themselves – an inspiration blog that loves authentic family and lifestyle photography. Lovely and talented Buffy Dekmar, an Atlanta photographer visiting Seattle for the weekend, somehow managed to capture our busy family and the fun we had chasing seagulls, blowing bubbles, running around and just being us. We absolutely love the pictures and hope you’ll enjoy looking at them too. Please visit Letthekids.com to see the feature.


Our Family captured by Buffy Dekmar

Back in January, we had our family photos taken by Buffy Dekmar, an amazing photographer from Atlanta, who was in town for the weekend. I received the prints today and they just blew me away! They are so gorgeous, I have fallen in love with nearly every photo Buffy took. She managed to effortlessly capture the most priceless moments and the essence of our children’s spirit. We had such a fun time at Alki Beach despite the weather being on the gloomy side. Jakob and Izzy dressed themselves for the occasion and brought extra hats, their favorite toy – pedal tractor, bubbles and balloons. Buffy was sweet and kind, kids adored her and we had a remarkable experience.

The pictures turned out more than amazing. The light and the colors are so dreamy that it almost makes me love the rain and the Seattle’s winter weather…. We love, love, love them! Buffy captured in pictures a magical memory that we will treasure forever.

Buffy Dekmar is a fine art photographer, specializing in wedding and lifestyle photography. She’s a pleasure to work with and I can’t recommend her enough. You can enjoy her work here.

I’ve never actually heard of Slim Aarons until I recently started seeing amazing photos on Pinterest, all tagged with his name. I had to do my research… Slim Aarons is an American photographer noted for photographing the glamorous lifestyles of world’s wealthiest: socialites, royalty, jet-setters and celebrities. He perfectly captured the kind of life that most of us dream of living. The motto for his work was “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” I’m really enjoying his amazing work, so beautiful, full of splendor, luxury and opulence. The images still feel modern, moody and sophisticated but not stuffy. I could look at his photos for hours. Enjoy them.


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Kinfolk Dinner Series first dinner in portland oregon

I have been inspired by Kinfolk’s enviable posts and publications for quite some time now. Naturally I’m loving their dinner series tour. Their first series event was held in Portland, Oregon. The folks at Kinfolk partnered with some great local businesses and looks like the event was exceptional.


2012 Ruche lookbook Enchantement

Let’s start this morning with this beautiful Spring Lookbook from Shop Ruche – one of my favorite place to shop! Ruche just launched their newest lookbook and I’m completely enchanted. Gorgeous photography taken by Elizabeth Messina is so dreamy and romantic, I feel like I’m being wisped away to fairy tale… sweet, simple, vintage inspired style yet so fresh… Check out the entire lookbook here!