Gerard and Mayke came all the way from Netherlands to build their family here in the heart of Edmonds. In this house, they brought their kids home for the first time from the hospital. This is the place where they grew up and built memories together. The couch holds a thousand stories... cuddling in for family movie nights, popcorn fights, tickle attacks, and stolen kisses... The kitchen is a place where they swap stories, build family foundation, and create delicacies from scratch. Fireplace is a spot to cuddle and read before bed time. Every kid has their own favorite spot to play and just be plain silly.
This month, this family is leaving to Netherlands for good. We want to capture the organic feeling and daily memories made in this place. Gerard and Mayke wanted to be able to show their kids one day... this is the house where they grew up in. This is the place where they grow and learn and play. "This is where our story begins"
We ended our session in Marina Beach in Edmonds...capturing what this family loves to do for their weekend rituals: ferry watching, rock climbing, monkeying around at the playground, and finally warming up with cups of hot chocolate at a local Starbucks. Every frame holds such powerful memory and rich stories they can tell their kids and grand kids one day.
I can really imagine them growing old one day...showing these classic photographs to their in in-laws and grandchildren.."This is the beach where we use to play and watch ferries come and go....This is the playground where Tim and Hannah used to play running races! This is pond outside of our house where we use to throw broken twigs and dry leaves...
....This is the place where our story begins"