the pink piano – Olympia Family Photographer

Last week I met up with a photographer friend named Erin Tole. We’ve been friends online for awhile, but have never met in person… We decided to take advantage of the sunshine and meet up halfway between our locations (Portland & Seattle). It was so SO much fun. I only wish we lived closer!! I’m looking forward to many more playdates in the future. 🙂

Check out Erin’s photos from our day here:

And here are mine…



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  1. Krysta says:

    Love the pictures! Pea looks beautiful as always and we seem to have the same taste in clothes…Arianna has the same skirt Addie was wearing in these pictures and she just wore it for picture day at school! Love Target!!

  2. KK says:

    LOVE these pictures! So cute with all of the leaves & fall trees..beautiful!!

  3. Mitzi G. says:

    The photos are amazing & that is wonderful that you finally got to meet in person!

  4. Lori says:

    Oh my God, GORGEOUS photos! You are so stinking talented! Wish you lived near us so you could shoot us for Christmas cards.

    I am so jealous that the leaves are turning colors and everything … *sigh*

  5. Francis says:

    Love the pictures!!! The fall makes the background look so beautiful!! and of course the girls are adorable as always

  6. Ashley Sisk says:

    I saw Erin’s pictures the other day, but wow girl – you have just really come into your own. I am amazed at your work. Can I be you when I grow up?! WOW!

  7. Care says:

    Ashley Sisk – I REALLY appreciate that comment right now. Ever have one of those days where you feel subpar?! I keep looking at my edits and thinking “hmm maybe I need to redo these”. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT BOOST OF CONFIDENCE 🙂

    Thanks Krysta – I LOVE Target. I wish I had one next door. I’d probably live in it. LOL

    Thanks KK, Francis & Lori – the leaves are pretty right now, but brrr it is getting cold outside!!

    Mitzi – it was fun. Thank you!

  8. Care says:

    By the way, the title is referencing a pink piano that I brought to the playdate… that got STOLEN. I didn’t want to post about it in the blog, because my Grandma reads it and she bought it for us. 🙁 Such a bummer… but I have a feeling that Santa will be delivering the same one in a few weeks 😉

  9. Sarah says:

    WOW! These are amazing!! You did a fantastic job! They are gorgeous! The lighting is beautiful.

  10. Erin Tole says:

    Care, Care, Care.
    These are wonderful…What Ashley said is right, you have come into your own and you are very much ready for this.

    My favorite is the one of P in the corner and the leaves being the bulk of the photo. Wonderful composition… Also love the leading line of the shadows in many…I said it before and I’ll say it again.. You can’t. Teach. Composition. You have it or you don’t, and you, my lady friend, have it.

  11. Barb says:

    Beautiful job! 🙂 I’m sure she loves these.

  12. Care says:

    Thanks Erin, that means a lot. I felt like a lot of my edits recently were too bright, but looking at these, I thought they were too dark. Oh I don’t know, I think we are all really hard on ourselves!! The funny thing is I rarely think about composition, I just shoot what I think looks “right” to me. I would say the exact same thing to you. In fact, I think I will…you are so so good, just a natural! You really push me to think outside the box. So thank YOU!

  13. Erin Tole says:

    I don’t think about comp either…That’s my point. 🙂

    Really can’t wait to have your help on weddings next summer!

  14. Rachel G says:

    I love these, Erin looks fabulous!

  15. Leah says:

    these are beautiful, care! you did a fabulous job! 🙂 and i’ll reiterate that you are all so beautiful! 🙂

  16. aubry c says:

    Awesome work lady!!! I too love the one of the little girl to the right and the tree overhead….just beautiful. You guys found some awesome light and showed it who is boss! 🙂

  17. t.bird says:

    i love them- as always 🙂

  18. val says:

    I love all of these pictures, so beautiful!

  19. Michelle says:

    Lovely photos! You really are so talented 🙂 I’ve been following your blog on and off for about a year now and I just found and liked your page on FB. I’m really terrible about commenting on blogs, but I love reading them and yours is one of my favorites! ~michelle

  20. I love all the fall colors, so pretty!
    Your friend and her daughter are gorgeous! Great shots all around.

  21. Anonymous says:

    What a great resource!

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