JW Photography » Capture & Create

I grew up in the Skagit Valley so I’ve seen my fair share of Tulips. I’ve also battled the hordes that infiltrate the Valley during the Tulip Festival! I figured it was safe to head up to Roosengaarde yesterday being as the Festival was wrapping up! The garden didn’t disappoint, so many colors and varieties, the beauty was endless!


“Be The Change You Want To See In The World.”

One of the things I love about my job is meeting incredible individuals. When Keegan was 14 they discovered she was Intersex. Keegan has a syndrome called Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. AIS means they have XY chromosomes, internal testes, and ‘male’ hormonal patterns even though externally they appear female. Keegan is a founder of the GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) club at their high school and is the Vice President of the Triangle Alliance (LGBT+club) at Everett CC. Keegan says they are passionate about equality and would like to go into law/politics, but their ultimate goal would be to serve on the supreme court. They are hoping to attend Reed College or UW to study Pre-Law and then apply to grad school.

I can tell, even in the very brief time I spent with Keegan, that they are going places. Their enthusiasm, their infectious smile and most of all their heart are going to take them on so many adventures.

Keegan has agreed to take part in my ‘Day in the Life’ series so stay tuned for more of Keegan’s incredible story!!

I had the honor of photographing Tami and Paul’s wedding this summer! The attention to detail and special touches were amazing. The brides daughter gave one of the most moving toasts I’ve ever been witness to. I was tearing up behind my camera, trying to not lose it the whole time she was talking! Thank you Tami and Paul for allowing me to capture such a special day. I love how you included your blended family into the ceremony. It was so wonderful to be a part of!

For a few years I have wanted to get a project underway called ‘A Day in the Life’. The focus of this project is to document regular people living their everyday lives. Nothing posed, nothing staged, just raw emotion, raw moments, REAL life.

I first met Jocelin, aka Joss, and her family while photographing Jocelin’s 5th birthday party back in early April. Joss is battling acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). After spending just a short time with Jocelin and her family I knew they would always have a piece of my heart and they haven’t been far from my thoughts since.

I decided that I wanted the Hough’s to be the first focus of my special project. I had the honor of spending a day with Ms. Jocelin and her Mom Amanda. While Joss is kicking some cancer buttay, her and her family are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. She is receiving treatment at the Seattle Children’s Hospital not far from the Ronald McDonald House. Because of work and maintaining their house in Sequim, Jocelin’s Dad Jim and sisters Lily and Kahlan were not at the RMH the day I was there, but…that’s a part of the real struggle and that’s what I wanted to capture. Every moment you see is real, the good times, the hard times and the hilarious times!

I set out to document a day in Jocelin’s life, little did I know I would walk away with such an amazing experience and best of all new friends for life. Thank you for letting me capture a day in your life Jocelin!

Please feel free to watch the video. There are a LOT more photo’s in the gallery than I could squeeze into the video so make sure you take a look!

**If the video doesn’t start after pressing play, hit the pause button then the play button again!!**

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I’m working on a new series called ‘A Day in the Life’. This series is focused on documenting the every day lives of every day people.

I met Jocelin and her family in March when I photographed her 5th birthday party! Jocelin is battling ALL, Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL is cancer of the blood that starts in the bone-marrow and spreads to the bloodstream.

I had the honor of hanging out with Jocelin and her Mom and documented a day at their apartment at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. I also got to be there with them when Jocelin (Joss for short!) had a round of chemo at the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Please check back soon for the full project, until then, here are a few sneak peeks!

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