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Happy Momma! Spring Break 2016

My boys are home! We will be leaving for the beach Sunday. I could not be more excited! We have not been together as a family of 4 under one roof since Thanksgiving! While we have seen each other its just not the same as having them home! Jeff and I came up with a plan. We planned to WIN! I noticed that I have some friends that win with their kids because of certain advantages - usually in the form of vacation homes, plane tickets or other goodies that insure their kids will come home for the holidays. After [...]

Marshall Family -{Family Photographer Vancouver WA & Battle Ground WA}

How many people do you know from Arkansas? I grew up pronouncing it Arrr-KANSAS pretty sure I didn't get that right until I was an adult. We just don't encounter too many people from Ar-CAN-SAW in these parts. The Marshall Family is from Arkansas and they are good people! I'm happy to say I now know 3! And they are lovely! Matt and his wife Sandi just transplanted themselves out here last Fall. After assurances that no it doesn't really rain here that much  ;-) they packed up and moved across country. Their daughter Autumn who still lives in Arkansas, [...]

Hello #48 {Travel Photography Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I have travel goals and I take them seriously. Does anyone else share this passion with me? Of course as a photographer one of the joys of traveling is finding those unique landscapes to capture with my camera and bring home. Landscape photography is very therapeutic for me and the best souvenir I can bring home from a trip are some gorgeous shots.  I have been VERY blessed with opportunities to travel. So the majority of the places I've been to have, for the most part, just happened. Because of my job or life's circumstances I have had lots of [...]

Fear – Live your Life {Vancouver WA & Portland OR}

Why does FEAR hold such power of us? Fears of failure, embarrassment, being injured (might be helpful here), falling short of expectations, .... I've been told by a few people how BRAVE I am in starting my own business. When I think about that I have to laugh because I honestly didn't realize that was what I was doing. I was just finding the courage to become a photographer. To be able to say with confidence I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER meant pushing through fear...       When I began I seriously did not deliberately set out to start a BUSINESS [...]

True Love ~ Family Photographer {Vancouver WA & Battle Ground WA}

 Mawwaige that blessed arrangement,  that dream within a dream.  :-D  Any Princess Bride fans out there? I had the privilege of meeting Howard and Berta. They will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this April. Their sons have arranged a family celebration which will fall on their actual wedding date of April 9th. And since this is such an important milestone, they are taking the time to have some portraits made to help celebrate.  :-D  As a photographer, I'm always a tad nervous about meeting people for the first time. Especially when it is right before their photo session. While [...]

Ryan Graduate Class of 2017 {Senior Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

This is Ryan, he will be graduating from the 8th grade this Spring. Graduate session are some of my very favorite sessions as a photographer. It is a luxury to be able to work with one individual. As a photographer one of the largest challenges I face is to make sure EVERYONE in the picture looks good. So with only have one person to focus on  ;-) is a real treat.  But most of all its just an awesome age group to work with. It doesn't matter which graduation it is its always an exciting mile marker in an individuals [...]

Family Photographer {Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I've said it before and I will say it again {and again} family is such a beautiful precious thing. It becomes more precious as children become adults and people go on their separate paths. To have the opportunity to photograph a family that comes together and see they joy they have in being together is a privilege. I feel the responsibility of capturing this special and rare moment in their lives.  Say Hello to the Fabulous Hansen Family - This session was very special because I have known the Hansen Family most of my life. Kind, loving people they have [...]

Greetings from Big Lake Youth Camp {Event Photographer Vancouver WA & Portland OR}

Happy Monday friends,  I hope all is well with you. Yesterday I drove down and over to Central Oregon to a lovely camp I know. I have the awesome opportunity to be the photographer this week for Winter Outdoor School here at Big Lake. 6th graders from 9 different school will be arriving today to spend the week learning. For this week their classrooms will be outside in the snow sometimes even in snow caves. How cool is that! Yesterday was the day for the counselors, teachers, cooks and photographers to arrive. I have to say this is an awesome [...]

Hello From Las Vegas

I am sitting at a desk on the 30th floor of our hotel. I've walked miles and miles since arriving on Sunday. I've shook my head and said a few prayers, stared in amazement and looked the other way (last night some dude had a hammer in his mouth and wanted someone to hit or twist or something I couldn't look - he was also walking  barefoot on glass)  Last night we got off the strip and explored a bit more of this town. Our first stop was the Neon Museum or Boneyard as some call it. It is a [...]

Bye Bye Snow

This was the view of our home as we drove away yesterday. Jeff has a conference in Las Vegas and I decided to join him. I was sad to leave the snow behind but knowing the rain was fast approaching helped.  My husband is developing a reputation of not making the best travel arrangements particularly regarding flying... In an effort to be a good steward of his companies money he looked for the cheapest option for our flights. Which resulted in us flying on Spirit Airlines yesterday. Apparently the tickets were cheap but then there are extra fees for EVERYTHING [...]

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