The Big Move ~ New Places, New Faces

La Vita e Bella Photography has officially moved!  We have relocated from the Seattle area to a small, beautiful town near Salem, Oregon.  My husband’s job has taken us out of state, but we are excited to see what the future holds.  Our new hometown is surrounded by beautiful farmland, lush vineyards and an amazing view of Mt. Hood.  So many beautiful photography backdrops and places to explore!  I am open for booking, and look forward to meeting new clients.  Below are a few images from my final Seattle sessions, so much fun and such awesome clients, I will miss you so much!  Wishing you all a blessed, happy and fun-filled summer!

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Just a little glimpse of a past session involving some true Seahawks pride!  This family definitely encompasses the true spirit of the 12th man :)  Best of luck to our boys on Sunday, go get ’em Seahawks!!!!  Looking good 12th family! #GoHawks #Seahawks #12thphotog #12thfamily

Bring on 2015! :)

It’s here! A whole new year, and I am so ready! 2014 was quite a year personally and professionally, and I’m greatly looking forward to what 2015 has in store. Please check out the new design and galleries on the website, including a newly updated pricing and package options section.

I hope your 2015 has had a fantastic start, and I look forward to seeing many of you in the upcoming months!

Keep in mind, I am running a special currently. I brought back the annual Love Mini Sessions with the awesome reduced price of just $75 for the mini session. Please note this pricing special expires on February 14, so contact today if you’d like to book! Happy New Year, and best wishes to all for an absolutely amazing 2015!

Keep on smiling ~ B🙂


Thursday. Coffee. Photo editing. Cookies.

How can it be nearing the end of September already?!  This summer has been crazy.  Spring was crazy.  Last winter was crazy.  I’m starting to see a pattern…

Life goes by so fast.  In the blink of an eye!  Sometimes you just need to sit down, take a break and write a bit…and have a cookie.

Those of you who know me, know I’ve become quite the whole-foodie over the past few years.  Initially it was due to health, but now it has just become a way of life.  To be honest, I don’t even feel bad about having a cookie before 9:00 a.m., because you know, at least its made out of organic, whole food ingredients (and life is too short to obsess too much over calories!) ;)  Time flies, so you might as well have a cookie along with your organic, homemade pumpkin spice latte.  Especially if its of the delicious, whole ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie variety from Lisa Leake’s fantastic new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food.


Recently I had the opportunity to review Lisa’s cookbook, and the absolute first recipe I tried was the PB cookies.  Can you blame me, it calls for 3/4 a cup of REAL peanut butter.  And real maple syrup.  Did I mention the maple syrup?  What’s NOT to love?!?!?!



My little sidekick Bridgette, the youngest (to date) of my crazy brood, helped me with the baking madness (yes, this is us in the reflection of my worn out, trusty Kitchen Aid):


These cookies were simple to whip up.  They took almost no time at all, and oh my goodness, so delicious.  You might think I’m just saying that (because hello, its a cookie), but really – these are GOOD!  I’m a little infamous around my house for never following a recipe.  I alter and change up pretty much everything I make, but I only made two slight alterations with these: ground flax instead of eggs (due to an egg allergy) and chocolate chips instead of peanuts.  I couldn’t help myself.  PEANUT BUTTER.  CHOCOLATE.  Yes.

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Now I’m not going to give away the entire recipe, because I think the cookbook is so great that it deserves to be purchased (no, I do not receive compensation for sales, I just really like this cookbook).  It can be purchased both as a hardback book, and a Kindle book here:  I have both (yes, I’m a nerd)🙂


I will be giving away one copy of the hardback book in addition to a $25 credit* towards your session fee of one full photography session to one of my readers.  To enter, simply share this post on Facebook, comment here or on my Facebook link to this post that it was shared and “like” La Vita e Bella Photography on Facebook.  One winner will be chosen at random on October 1st🙂

I hope you are all enjoying each moment of today, savoring its joys and accomplishments and eating a cookie or two in the process🙂

Until next time, keep on smiling! ~ B

*photography session credit must be used before December 1, 2014 and is good towards your session fee only.

**all images in this post are ©La Vita e Bella Photography.  Cover photo on the actual book in the above image of Lisa’s book is credited to Kelly Trimble.