Friday Findings | Stocking Stuffers for Him & Her

gifts are on the brain with a little over a week left to get all of my shopping done. and for today's friday findings, i thought i'd share some awesome stocking stuffers i've been finding to inspire your stocking stuffing this christmas. wrapped gifts are the greatest but oh boy, the stockings. stocked full of little gems that you'd probably never buy for yourself and maybe didn't even know you needed. my mom always went all out gathering little items throughout the year for our stockings. i blame her for my love of this little tradition. 

here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for her & for him, with some items that are perfect for both! happy stuffing!

The Jackson Family | Seattle Family Photographer

tis the season for family sessions. and this season has brought so many new wonderful seattle area families to JQP. the jackson family signed up for a family session months in advance and we finally met at volunteer park a couple of weeks ago to take some family portraits for the holidays. there's nothing like that joy that shines through portraits taken of a family that loves to play together, laugh together, and trusts in the method of letting the chips fall where they may during a session. my families are up for anything and it's wonderful to have clients like that. it was such a pleasure working with the jackson family this year and i hope it turns into an annual tradition for us all.


Kristina & Phil | Orcas Island Wedding Photographer

i met kristina & phil over beers at an irish pub in downtown seattle and i knew right away i had to work with this couple. they're the kind of people you'd do anything for. they're the nicest couple of folks i've ever met and they're genuinely selfless individuals. it's no surprise that their wedding was an outpouring of cherished and embracing moments between them and their intimate community who all traveled far and wide to be with them on orcas island that day.

gold and sparkle were sprinkled all over the entire day. kristina loves all things that sparkle and it fits her - i've never met a more glamorous gal with such a sparkly personality. and phil adores her - he seems to foster deep and true relationships wherever he goes. together, they shine.

i couldn't have been more thankful to have been there to capture their day. every moment was more beautiful than the last. a ceremony in the loveliest, fairy tale white chapel, portraits on a mountaintop, and a reception in a cozy camp lodge all combined together to make kristina and phil's wedding a perfect gem of a day.