Happy Birthday 2016/Deer Park Washington Photographer/Family Photographer/Love and Honey Photography

These two lovelies share the same birthday.  One is one of my best friends, the other is my daughter.  When I was pregnant with Mahala, Megan would always tell me, “the best present would be if you had her on my birthday”.  My reply was always, “no way!”.  That would mean I went passed my due date.  Well guess what, I went passed my due date.  Mahala was born exactly on Megan’s birthday, and ever since we have had as many birthday parties together as we can.  One of my favorite memories was when I let the two of them go cake shopping together.  We had decided on a delicious chocolate lover’s cake from Costco, but when they got there Mahala fell in love with a half sheet cake with a caterpillar on it.  If I remember right Mahala told Megan the smile on the caterpillar made her think of God and how he loves us.  Well you guessed it both cakes came home.  Megan couldn’t resist Mahala’s cuteness.  Cake overload is what pursued!  They also got banned from cake shopping together. 🙂

This birthday marks the 12th anniversary of birthdays together.  As always they are two of the cutest people I know.  Each has a huge place in my heart, and I absolutely love this session of our families together on their birthday.

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Debbie Nicholas is a natural light, life style photographer.  She enjoys helping families have fun during their sessions.  Making the moment another wonderful memory in life.  Her sessions are relaxed with lots of play and a bit of posing.  Debbie lives in Valley Washington near Loon Lake Washington.  She travels to the areas around her in the Inland Northwest for sessions also.  Some of these areas are, Spokane Washington, Deer Park Washington, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Loon Lake Washington and Chewelah Washington.  If you would like to book a session with Love and Honey Photography, by Debbie Nicholas, call (509)680-8101 or email at loveandhoneyphotography@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Tompkins & Sanford Family Session/Deer Park Washington Family Photographer/Love and Honey Photography

Grandma and Grandpa love to get the kids together every so often for family pictures.  Today we went to Mix Park in Deer Park Washington.  It was a beautiful warm afternoon, and we strolled through the park enjoying the afternoon.  The sun smiled through the trees as the family gathered for pictures.  We walked around the park stopping to shoot here and there.  Everyone laughed, talked and joked as we walked along.  It was such a nice relaxing day.  A day full of laughter, a beautiful family and gorgeous pictures.  My favorite kind of day.

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Debbie Nicholas is a natural light, life style photographer.  She enjoys helping families have fun during their sessions.  Making the moment another wonderful memory in life.  Her sessions are relaxed with lots of play and a bit of posing.  Debbie lives in Valley Washington near Loon Lake Washington.  She travels to the areas around her in the Inland Northwest for sessions also.  Some of these areas are, Spokane Washington, Deer Park Washington, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Loon Lake Washington and Chewelah Washington.  If you would like to book a session with Love and Honey Photography, by Debbie Nicholas, call (509)680-8101 or email at loveandhoneyphotography@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

Carter’s 3 Month Session/Deer Park Washington Photographer/Baby Photographer/Love and Honey Photography

Oh my, oh my, oh my, Carter is just the cutest baby ever!  He was full of big grins this day.  I love the image where his mommy is kissing him and he is smiling big about it.  It’s such a sweet moment.  Carter is such a happy baby grinning from ear to ear no matter where I laid him down.  It was absolutely adorable when the kitten decided to join in.  He was curious about Carter and Carter was curious about him.  The kitten gently inspected his feet, since Carter kept wiggling them.  Carter wasn’t sure what was touching his toes back there.  Isn’t it adorable that they have the same color of hair.  I love this little session.  The whole thing makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Debbie Nicholas is a natural light, life style photographer.  She enjoys helping families have fun during their sessions.  Making the moment another wonderful memory in life.  Her sessions are relaxed with lots of play and a bit of posing.  Debbie lives in Valley Washington near Loon Lake Washington.  She travels to the areas around her in the Inland Northwest for sessions also.  Some of these areas are, Spokane Washington, Deer Park Washington, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Loon Lake Washington and Chewelah Washington.  If you would like to book a session with Love and Honey Photography, by Debbie Nicholas, call (509)680-8101 or email at loveandhoneyphotography@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

Best Friends/Spokane Washington/ Spokane Washington Photographer/ Love and Honey Photography

These two crack me up.  This is my daughter Mahala and her best friend since birth, Bethany.  This started out to be an 8th grade graduation session for Bethany, but she wanted to bring Mahala along.  Well guess what, it turned into a best friends session.  These two laughed and giggled and laughed some more.  They had so much fun together.  I loved following them through the park letting them come up with ideas, and coming up with some of my own.  It’s hard to believe they are so grown up now, time flies by so fast. I loved seeing them feel pretty in their dresses.  Finding their favorite rose bushes to pose by.  At the end we brought out the pop bottles and straws, more giggling followed.  I was just noticing a really cool tree they could climb when all of the sudden they started wading out in the creek.  I watched thinking they were coming back, nope, I was wrong.  They ended up jumping in and swimming.  I guess that was the signal that the session was over.  Luckily it was the perfect day for swimming.  I sat and relaxed while they swam.  I’m pretty sure I can count this as a successful session, well at least a very fun one.

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Debbie Nicholas is a natural light, life style photographer.  She enjoys helping families have fun during their sessions.  Making the moment another wonderful memory in life.  Her sessions are relaxed with lots of play and a bit of posing.  Debbie lives in Valley Washington near Loon Lake Washington.  She travels to the areas around her in the Inland Northwest for sessions also.  Some of these areas are, Spokane Washington, Deer Park Washington, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Loon Lake Washington and Chewelah Washington.  If you would like to book a session with Love and Honey Photography, by Debbie Nicholas, call (509)680-8101 or email at loveandhoneyphotography@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

A Day with the Parkers at the Park/McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho/Spokane Family Photographer/Love and Honey Photography

The stars of the show for this day were 3 little girls.  The setting, McEuen Park, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and the moment a family getting together, and we were off.  We started right where we stepped into the park.  Three cousins excited to see each other, were ready to hug and twirl and run and laugh, and the rest of us just had to keep up with the moment.

I loved their smiles and delight as they played together.  There were some funny face moments too.  In my opinion it’s boring to always have to smile, and boring just isn’t that much fun.  My favorite is when everyone sticks their tongues out, it leads to some pretty good laughs.

Next we walked to a big field and out came the kites.  The kites were a great idea by mom, with the help of their parents each girl set up their new kite.  Then began the running, the twirling, the shouting, the laughing and even a couple of tears.  Yes tears, because this is life style after all, and sometimes in life the kite just doesn’t quite do what you want it to.

I loved watching this family have fun together.  The grown-ups running to help untangle a kite, giving out hugs where they were needed, and enjoying the moment with the girls.  My favorite was the race.  I love having a race in my sessions.  I have to say though, that Grandma surprised me here and was one of the fastest and most competitive.  It makes my heart happy to see everyone have fun even Grandma.

When we finished the session the girls ran off to play on the toys, then they were off to have lunch all together.  The session may end, but the moment carries on.

I’m thankful to know these happy hearts and to have had the opportunity to do this session.

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Debbie Nicholas is a natural light, life style photographer.  She enjoys helping families have fun during their sessions.  Making the moment another wonderful memory in life.  Her sessions are relaxed with lots of play and a bit of posing.  Debbie lives in Valley Washington near Loon Lake Washington.  She travels to the areas around her in the Inland Northwest for sessions also.  Some of these areas are, Spokane Washington, Deer Park Washington, Coeur d’ Alene Idaho, Loon Lake Washington and Chewelah Washington.  If you would like to book a session with Love and Honey Photography, by Debbie Nicholas, call (509)680-8101 or email at loveandhoneyphotography@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

Jo’s Newborn Session/Chewelah Washington Photographer/Chewelah Washington Newborn Photographer

Oh my goodness there is just so much adorable babiness going on in this session.  I have had the privilege of doing newborn sessions for all 3 of the McCoys little kiddos.  It is so fun to finally have a girl session for them!!  Little Jo is just absolutely adorable.  To top off the fun it was a gorgeous day, so perfect for taking baby outside.  My favorite is the very last picture of this post, all though as with every session they are all my favorites.  Doesn’t she have the sweetest smile! IMG_0002 copyIMG_0017IMG_0014IMG_0023              IMG_0041               IMG_0024

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Little Mr Robbie/Valley Washington Photographer/Chewelah Washington Photographer

 

Little Mr Robbie’s session was on a beautiful summer day.  The perfect time of year, the grass is green, the trees have leaves, flowers blooming and the sunshine warm on our skin.  Nothing is more fun than following a toddler around a beautiful yard capturing the joy of living.  I loved the cape his momma brought for the session.  Robbie loved it too.  I was also amazed at how sweet and gentle his dog was with him.  The dog supervised the whole session, letting Robbie crawl all over him, giving dog kisses when ever possible.  As I post this session I wish I were there right now enjoying the warm sunshine, listening to toddler giggles and smelling flowers.32293481422       23      10

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