Expecting Baby Long

Photography has brought so many opportunities to reconnect with people from my past and each time it happens it is always such a blessing! I've known Damian since he was a little boy (his older sister was my best friend growing up), but I think maybe 15+ years have passed since I last saw him?! I have heard so much about his family and loved meeting them! They all came to their session ready to PLAY and I love that; so easy to get those natural and fun interactions. They are "home" in Spokane now, but will return to life in Kazakhstan later this year.

They were expecting baby #3 at the time of these photos...sweet little Tesla arrived about a month after this session. I will post her newborn photos soon! 

Thank you Long family!

Shelby + Graham

Shelby + Graham are High School sweethearts, but they recently said goodbye to one another to start a new chapter of their relationship...a long distance relationship! We met for this session just two nights before Graham left. Everything was about to change for them and it was really special to be able to capture their love and friendship right at this very in love and so happy. 

Everyday Life | June

Little by little I am working my way through personal edits which always seem to take a back seat to client images, but still SO important to me to capture bits and pieces of our everyday life! And just when I need a little encouragement to keep moving ahead with this project I find out a friend of mine and amazing photographer in Western Washington, Lisa Jump, is joining me in capturing and posting her Everyday Life as well! Take a moment and check out her blog here

A few of my favorite moments from June...first nail polish for Emily, summer evenings in our backyard, band concert, Twins turned 13 (how in the world is that possible?!), playing in the Spokane River, celebrating with my Dad on Father's Day, a Frozen Princess Party (thanks Jill!), and a weekend at the cabin.

I started Everyday Life, a monthly blog post, in January 2014 as a personal commitment to keep shooting, editing, and sharing my family photos. Follow along on Instagram too at @leavingamarkphoto or #oureverydaylife2014.


Expecting Baby Townsley

I met Andrea several years ago, but hadn't met Chris until the session. He had all sorts of "suggestions" when it came to posing, none of which Andrea (or I) allowed him to do, but I give him points for trying. :-) Most of all I loved how much he made Andrea laugh throughout the entire session. Such joy and love at the center of this marriage! Their baby girl, Townsley, is due to arrive in September!