Welcome!

I'm so glad you're here! Whether you've made the winning bid at an auction or been gifted a session through a charity, I am thrilled to be photographing you. I am blessed to be able to give back to the foundations I love so much, and help out in our local community. Before we get started, I would love to let you know a little about me & my journey! 

I'm a mom to two beautiful little girls, Emillia & Emersyn, who definitely keep me on my toes. Emillia keeps saying she wants to be "a photographer like mommy", while Emersyn gets excited for "picture! picture!" time. Our family also consists of two rascally dogs, Zooey & Zeus, who are honored companions and protectors. Zooey is a rescue, while Zeus was a gift. All four of these take up giant spaces in my heart. 

Before they came along, I graduated from Sumner High School (GO SPARTANS!) and proceeded to attend Pierce College in Lakewood, where I fell madly in love with film photography. It wasn't until several years later that I even considered it as a career possibility. Starting with a Canon Rebel and photographing Pop Warner Football, I was soon recruited to photograph a players family. That was the beginning of a quick spiral into the world of digital imagery. 

I've spent the last 13 years photographing anything and everything. In 2010, I opened my business and will be celebrating 8 years this August. Time flies when you're having fun. When I'm not photographing, I love browsing pinterest, spending time with my family and working around my home. This summer's home projects include creating a studio area in my front room, adding a front deck and finishing my garden area for next year's harvests. I love all things pink, exist almost solely on coffee and tacos, and I fall madly in love with every single one of my clients. 

One of the cuties I've been blessed to photograph this year The awesome Dawn Padgett of Seattle Bride Hair

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and providing you with wonderful tangible memories. Fill out the form below to get started! I can't wait to connect with you! 

Xoxo, 
Markie