You, your family, and the love you have for each other.

Right here. Right now

Hi, I'm Dolly!

Welcome to Raven Ocean Portraits. I am a fine art portraiture artist based in Western Washington. I combine my love of natural light photography with capturing families at every stage of their journey through life together to create imagery you’ll want to display. 

As a mother of two young children (my kids are 4 and 3!), I know that raising a family is both magical and messy. I know how difficult it is to get photos of all of you together that make you stop, stare, and smile. I know how rare it is to get dressed up and to feel beautiful. I know love and loss and everything in between.

My goal with my photography business is for my clients to feel the magic of the stage of life they’re in. Whether I capture a dreamy, golden light photo of your daughter twirling in a field, a new headshot to celebrate the launch of your business, or you holding your grandmother’s hand at the end of her life, I go into each session with a vision and a heart full of gratitude. I am so grateful to every client who has trusted me to capture their lives. 

To help us get to know each other a little better, here are a few fun facts about me:

  • I LOVE cooking, I think one day I would really like to have a food blog focused on recipes inspired by my childhood—maybe when my kiddos are older, haha!
  • I met my husband online, we dated long distance, and we finally met IRL at the airport the day we flew to Seattle together! We've been married 5 years-- I'm nothing if not a risk taker
  • I am such a klutz, I get hurt at almost every session because I get too focused on my clients and forget about my surroundings. It makes for some funny outtakes, though, and kids love it!

Think we might get along? Me, too! Check out my portfolio & pricing, and don’t hesitate to contact me to chat through any ideas you have.   

I can’t wait to create with you.