Jon, Ngam and Kailey

Jon, Ngam, baby Kailey and I gathered one morning while the wildfires were roaring and met that hazy, whimsical, rosy sky that felt as magical as it did ominous — a reminder of the balances in life. 

We chose Alki Beach and ended up in Golden Gardens Park with the last stop at the most delicious and sweet (pun intended!) donut shop, General Porpoise Donuts in Capitol Hill. Those shots were so fun to capture. There is nothing better than baby hands up against a glass window!!

I was instantly impressed with Jon and Ngam as parents. They were so proud and madly in love with their baby girl and it made my heart warm. They also had the best sense of humor and "go with the flow" attitude, something that is seriously important when hanging out with and taking photos of babes!

Their bright outfits matched their bright interiors and I loved the contrast up against the soft skies and neutral urban tones. Both Ngam and I were also super excited to be able to catch the adorable ears on Kailey's hooded sweater! We had the best time putting the hood up and down and catching Kailey in her adorable element (and speaking of adorable element, holy leg rolls and full head of hair!! I was in baby heaven). 

At the end of the shoot, Ngam explained to me that our day together had been a highlight of their year and that they had so much fun. I was so grateful to have given them that and so honored — it was the icing on the cake (or donut).