Cori, Michael, & Ruth

I drove to beautiful Port Orchard one summer evening to photograph the recent arrival of baby Ruth. Eight days before, Cori and her husband Michael--a military couple--had moved from Death Valley, CA. Amidst the moving boxes, the newness of place, and a new little face added to the family, they chose to stop and celebrate by marking the importance of these changes through photographs. I love that celebrating their baby's arrival came before unpacking, before settling in, before comfort and familiarity. It was an honor to join in the beauty, friendly chaos, and hopefulness which marks this season of their lives. Many thanks to this wonderful family!