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I love that “my” families are asking the grandparents to join them for sessions this year!

What a wonderful gift we give our children and  grandchildren –

a little piece of photographic evidence that we existed and we loved… together.

Jack & Joan- you’ve done well with this bunch!


John and Allison, thank you for asking me to capture your beautiful family.


Didi V.

2017 LSHS Senior – Kaiden F


Meet Kaiden- my real life Viking.

Not only does he go to LSHS, home of the Vikings, but he is well versed in blacksmithing and forging,

and let’s face it- he certainly looks  the part!

Kaiden is a friend of my own kids and  is one of  the usual suspects at my place.

His rugged outdoors-y look wouldn’t seem to indicate the absolute gentleman and kind soul that he really is.

And he also has the dubious honor of receiving the Carnegie Hero Award for running into a burning house to retrieve the woman who lived inside.

He may be young- but he has the heart of a warrior.


Didi V.


Lake Stevens Aquafest

Lifetime Queens


Lifetime Queens Ellie, Hannah and Grace met up with me recently

on the fringes of one heck of a storm, to model the new sashes selected for the program.

Each of these young ladies have been an Aquafest Queen in the past

and have continued to serve their communities and pageant program in several capacities over the years.

These young ladies are not just pretty faces-

They are scholars, athletes and community stewards who put in an astounding number of volunteer hours each year!

Looking lovely- and doing good things ladies- Well done!


The Miss Aquafest Pageant is a community service based natural pageant located in Lake Stevens, Washington that represents Aquafest and promotes independence, self confidence and offers an opportunity to give back to our communities in many way.

Our Aquafest Royalty participates in seven parades and many other community experiences such as National Night Out against Crime, Halloween Bootacular and Showcase Lake Stevens.

We also raises funds and awareness for charities through walking in events such as: Relay for Life of Lake Stevens, Walk for MS, March for Babies, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The Miss Aquafest Royalty has received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for their involvement in communities throughout Snohomish County.


2017 SHS Senior  – Rachael P


Meet Rachael. She’s a senior at SHS and her favorite color is Fall.

All things Fall.

Lucky for me- she works at a local farm where Fall is also their favorite season and we had free run of all that goodness!

Rachael and those eyes were the perfect compliment to all the farm had to offer.

Good luck and enjoy your Senior year lovely!


Didi V.


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