Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lovely Lady Lilly

Welcome and Happy Holidays to a sweet little bundle named Lilly!
Miss Thing was just a smidgen past two weeks for these photos and it's clear, that this little girl knows she is the star of the show already and isn't going to miss a single minute of life by sleeping it away.... 
Her mommy and I worked sooooo hard to get her to sleep for this session and the  fact of the matter is... she had no intention of missing her close-up!
It was such a pleasure to meet you little one... I can't wait to watch you grow!
xoox Didi V.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Waiting on a girl....

There just aren't words for how incredibly beautiful this couple is....

You might remember them from:

And this first set of Mrs. C just knocks my socks off.....
{I for one- NEVER looked this amazing when I was pregnant....} 
I think her studio shots are just sublime..... and for our lifestyle shoot out in the leaves- the weather couldn't have been any more perfect!
{And Mr. C- just about the most patient man ever for putting up with all of our girly silliness}

I can't wait to meet Amelia when she arrives

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Perfect gift

Only 20 more shopping days until Christmas...... Give the perfect gift that always fits.....

A gift certificate to Natural Approach is the perfect gift and be may purchased in any amount! 
{Or ask your elves for one for yourself..... }

Spring and Summer will be here before you know it- oodles of  photo opportunities to chronicle your family's journey.... so come along and play with me!

425.356.1989 or didi.miles@comcast.net  

Merry Christmas Darlings....

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!
I am finally getting my house decorated and prepped for the holidays and did manage to put together our Christmas card photos (thanks to my girl Dr. Nicky for coming along to help me get a snap of all four of us in one place at one time... {NOT an easy task at all with this family....}

I hope that you are all reveling in the hustle and bustle of this crazy season- remember to stop and breathe... step back and enjoy the view- squeeze your dear ones and do a good deed for someone else... after all- 'tis the season.
xoxo Didi V.

{this year's theme is Winter Wonderland.... bring on some of that fluffy white stuff Santa!}


Thursday, December 1, 2011

singing in the rain....

Singing in the rain..... ok- how about shivering in the rain????
Welcome to Washington State... when you have the weather- you don't have the fall color... and vice versa.

We had been waiting for the fall color- and then for a number of reasons we had to keep re-scheduling a number of times, but we finally got to meet up and snap some shots of  my beautiful friend Lucy and her handsome boys.

They were very good sports, considering how cold we were!
{next round will be on the beach in the sun}

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eloise is turning 1!!!!!

Look who's having a birthday????!!!!!??????
That's right folks- Eloise aka "Ellie" is turning one already!
She is so danged cute I can barely contain myself- OMSBG!
{that's Oh-My-Squishy-Baby-Goodness, in case you were wondering...} 
And her pretty momma always brings the MOST amazing clothes and hair pretties!
So bask in the cuteness... and then go back some cupcakes... 'cause you know you want some now!


Thanks for coming to play with me kids!  Mwah!
xoox Didi V.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hello world.... Meet Audrey.  She's my new friend... and she's just about the prettiest newborn I've EVER met!  Seriously!  {I'm crazy in love with this girl!}

Her big brother is Alex (the gorgeous guy with the huge blue eyes that look Earth from outer-space and that amazing red hair.... )....yeah- you know the one....

And her folks are just about the sweetest, most mellow people ever.... {effortlessly & naturally beautiful} it's easy to see where Alex and Audrey get it!

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to take Audrey's first photos!

{and uhm WOW.....how about this set of b&w.... Kristen just looks so peaceful and amazing!}

I love this set... Kristen lost her momma about the same time I lost mine- and Audrey is tucked into the last purse that her mom had purchased- with sunflowers... her mom's favorite flower.... and I adore that she's a sentimental girl like me- because.... this makes me a bit teary-eyed......  And actually there's several other elements in these photos that are memory and heirloom laden...  and that makes it all the more special.  There is much to smile about and be grateful for today..... take advantage of the opportunity to love on your family and tell them how much they mean to you. xoox Didi V.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Big Boy Brayden

My boy Brayden stopped in to see me and snap a quick mini-session in what's left of the fall color this weekend. 
OMG!  He's soooo big now! He's walking and talking like a toddler!!!  No more baby snuggles- he's too busy now.... no time for hanging on to us grown-ups.

{I do love this age- just makes me sad that they don't need us quite as much as they did 6 months ago... sniff-sniff....}

(and pretty soon- he can show his new brother or sister the ropes on how to take pix w/ Miss Didi.... 
Eeeeeeekkkkkkkk!  So excited for a nother gorgeous blue eyed baby!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Alex at the P-patch

Wow- how much Alex has changed since March when I saw him last!  He is so big-boy now!

I met up with Alex and his folks {sister Audry had yet to make her appearance} back in October at
The Farm in Snohomish.   What a beautiful place! 

We had grand plans that day.... and our scheme was dashed by driving rain about 15 minutes into our session (weird, weird weather here in October) so we had to abandon their belly photos.
{insert pouty face here)  But I wanted to share a snip-it of the sweetness that is this family and this old soul who looks like it resides in this little toddlers eyes.  His serious, cautious and quiet nature seems to belong to someone 7 times his age.  Love that boy!

The Cam Fam

It was a cold winter-y morning at Howarth Park- but we managed to dodge the rain drops and keep our noses from running in the cold, just long enough to grab some snaps of the beautiful Cam-Fam!

Another one of the many families that I get to enjoy watching grow and change- so much fun!
{and if you are into the eyes being the windows of one's soul.... check out this family- my goodness there are some gorgeous peepers here!}
Thanks for playing with me in the cold guys- love you long time!
xoox Didi V.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cam's Fam

I couldn't believe how much Cameron had changed in the last year since I'd seen him last.... he's all big boy now.... {sniff-sniff}

We were trying to catch the last sweet light AND beat the rain drops this particular evening... with a 2 year old who refused to nap that day..... {how do they KNOW... seriously???}  Despite the swirl of potential issues....we got some sweet shots and finished JUST as it began to rain- thanks for choosing me guys!
xoxo Didi V.