Engagements make me so happy because they give me an opportunity to get to know my clients (and for them to get comfortable with me)!!

A bride will contact me and it usually starts with emailing back & forth then a quick consultation, contact is signed, and off we go to booking the wedding. What I try to do is learn about my couples…I don’t want to show up on the wedding day and have them feel like I am a stranger.


After shooting a session, my clients see how laid back I am with posing, how easy it is to just be yourself & also know that I will be that exact same way come wedding day.

This session in particular included us randomly asking a couple if we can shoot on their property, Sm’Apples U-Pick Orchard in Ferndale. We totally barged in on a family day but they were amazing enough to let us roam around & photograph in their orchard. The weather was beautiful and warm, the couple was in love & game for anything I asked of them! Can things line up any better?



LOCATION: Sm’Apples U-Pick Orchard (http://www.smapples.com)

COUPLE: Kristi Scott and Josh McCann

BIRDS NEST PROP: Antique shop in Downtown Snohomish

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lilja Photography

STYLING: Kristi Scott

Seattle, Wa.

Sunny & cold day.

Styled session with gorgeous girls & a poofy tulle skirt.

And a whole lot of awesome.


We met many people this day..some complimenting the girls, some complimenting me for the set up and one homeless man who wanted to be a model as well:)


Skirt: windsorstore.com

So Worth Loving top: soworthloving.com

Models: Kim Le & Tori Welch

Photographer: Lilja Photography

Styling: Lilja Photography


I figured this should be my first blog post as it was one of my favorites and personal projects:)This is my niece, Emi, who has a wild little heart who fit the persona of Max perfectly. I liked the idea of having her play Max because it just made me think of myself as a little girl. I was such a tom boy it was ridiculous. No barbies or dolls for me, I loved to build forts in the woods and run around for hours on end.

The costume was made by me…I felt pretty cool about it haha. This shoot was something that popped into my head one day & I was extremely pleased with the way the images turned out. Styled sessions are probably some of my favorite to do and will be posting more recent ones very soon as well as paid sessions too.

Thank you for taking a look and lets hope I can keep up with this blogging thing;)

Model: Emi (my niece)

Costume: Onesie from amazon, Tail from etsy.com, Crown made by me:)

Location: Camano Island (secret spot I adore)

Photographer: Lilja Photography AKA me…Chelsie