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Mary Tullamora

Remember how careful and cautious you were with your first baby? You’ve had all this time to prepare and the nursery is just perfect and then comes baby #2 and everything changes! Your hands are now full with your toddler and suddenly you don’t have the time to worry quite as much as you did the first time around. You let your guard down just a bit because you know in your heart that everything will work out  just fine. I think this session beautifully captures some of that transition of having just 1 child and adding a second…many real and authentic moments of love and patience and play. Mary Tullamora is baby #2 and the first girl for the Diede family. It’s safe to say that everyone is in love with her, especially big brother, Harrison (2 ½)! Mary was 2 months at this session and was quite content watching her brother as he kept busy with playdough, snacks, Madagascar, and watering plants…you know, just regular stuff you do when your parents are in the middle of a photo shoot with your brand new baby sister. There may have been a few M + M’s involved with this session…just to keep us all happy and cooperating. :-)

Congratulations Diede family! Mary completes your family just perfectly!

See more of this sweet family here. 

Harper | One Year!

This little one showed up in her eyelet dress, floral crown, and teeny tiny denim jacket and well, let's just say that I was ready to take her home with me! She is the sweetest little thing and even reached out to give me a hug as we were saying goodbye. I first photographed this family when they were expecting Harper and then again after she was born for her newborn session. Hard to believe she is turning ONE next week! Her mama is planning a garden party themed celebration this weekend and knowing Mandi, there is sure to be so many sweet little details. First birthdays are so special! 

Trepus Family

I asked Kerry when they last had professional pictures taken and her response was, "does our wedding count?" So, it was time to capture this family of 3! :-) And after having to rescheduled several times due to rainy March weather, we were blessed with a perfect April evening. Isla is 16 months and almost immediately introduced me to her best friend, "Minnie" (isn't that the cutest black and white Minnie?!) and performed all sorts of tricks during our session including all the hand motions to "head shoulders knees and toes" while Daddy was singing the words! This was such a fun session and ended with the sweetest of news...Kerry and Greg are expecting baby #2 this Fall!!!

Congratulations Trepus family! I am so excited for you! xo

Corri - Mt. Spokane HS Senior Model Rep Class of 2015

This is Corri, my very first Senior Model Rep from Mt. Spokane High School! This session took place on Greenbluff at High Country Orchard and it was the perfect place to kick off the senior season...a beautiful warm May night + gorgeous blooming orchard! Corri has been dancing for 10 years and has played the piano since the age of 8. She plays on a baby grand piano at home. Her favorite part of High School is cheer and dance team. Big sister, Lexi, jumped into a few shots at the end of the session and I just loved capturing these two together. And the cute vintage bikes are really their bikes (not just props!). So fun! 

I am thrilled to have Corri representing Leaving A Mark Photography this year!! 

Sisters

This sister session took place on the Monday following Easter and sure enough they arrived wearing their beautiful Easter dresses! Ages 8 and 5 – such sweet girls and they were so excited to have their pictures taken! Big sister was even helping pose little sister! I donated this session to the Westgate Christian School Auction and lucky for me this family happened to be the winning bidders of this package. After we met, I learned that they live in the neighborhood next to mine. It really is a small world! 

Everyday Life - March

We had some CRAZY weather in March! From complete blizzard to tiny signs of spring - we saw it all! And I must add that we are ALL very happy for spring to finally arrive in Spokane!

We celebrated Emily's 2nd birthday this month as well, but that deserves it's own blog post. :-) Coming soon!

Here are a few of my favorites from our Everyday Life in March...

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Everyday Life in February.

Everyday Life in January.