A Mother’s Love {Family Photographer Vancouver WA & Battle Ground WA}

As a mom and a photographer I have to make a deliberate effort to have my picture taken. It's not that I enjoy having my picture taken its that I would simply like to exist... I have always enjoyed taking pictures. I fell in love with photography long before there was such a thing as a "selfie".  As a result, there are years of photo albums filled with pictures of vacations, birthday parties and various adventures  where you see my husband, kids and family members and while I was there... you will only see very few photos of me.  Existing [...]

2017-08-14T18:54:58+00:00

Making it Official {Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

Last Friday evening I found myself laying on my photography studio floor about an hour before family and friends were to arrive for final preparations for the Grand Opening. As I laid there starring at the ceiling many thoughts ran through my mind. I tried to calm myself. I tried to focus.  I thought back over my journey to that moment, the moment where I was laying on the floor of my very own photography studio. I was literally floored.  I talk often about the importance of setting goals. Goals keep you moving forward, they give you a feeling of [...]

2017-08-07T15:25:20+00:00

Double Trouble {Family Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

I believe I have mentioned a time or two how much I love my job, every part of it! I will admit that some sessions are just a little extra special to me and this was one of them.  Christina is the beautiful momma of this gorgeous family and she is a former student of mine.  She was one of my favorites! :-)  Whenever I have the opportunity to photograph former students it just thrills my heart. I loved my years teaching and it is such a blessing to be able to connect with them again and see them with [...]

2017-07-25T21:19:56+00:00

Boyce Family {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

Beautiful days are a rarity around these parts lately. But when its gorgeous outside it takes your breath away! And in my case if you have the opportunity to photograph a beautiful family it is just the icing on the cake! This sweet family was so fun! I meet Brandon who is an electrician over a year ago through a business networking group. Last time I saw him he wasn't yet a dad. I was thrilled when he called to say he wanted me to take family pictures of their new addition! We headed to a park in Camas and [...]

2017-03-28T13:36:26+00:00

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, [...]

2017-03-14T14:25:59+00:00

Family a beautiful thing {Family Photographer Vancouver WA & Portland OR}

Families grow up together. Siblings spend every day of their lives together, until they don't. Suddenly they are off to college, or off chasing a job or just off...And then sometimes they settle far away from one another with only rare precious visits. I'm very aware of this having two adult sons. I'm holding my breath as we near the time when spouses are chosen, jobs are found. I pray they will be close but who knows? At 20 I married and moved from Washington State to Florida! It's one of the reasons I believe holidays are so precious to [...]

2017-01-09T14:43:35+00:00

Mason- Hendrickson Wedding {Wedding Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I've known Chase since he was a little guy. I was even his History teacher. Which means I suffered through several of his pranks. The most memorable being walking into a classroom only to be greeted with a viscous sprinkling from a class armed with squirt guns.  :lol:  Chase hates being upfront so I took great pleasure in finding ways for him to be upfront in my class.  :twisted: Ours has been a "friendly" war through the years. I just met his gorgeous Fiancee,  Katie this year. Man did Chase luck out with this girl! She is stunning, laid back,happy [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:21+00:00

Black Friday – Sale at SFP {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

What Black Friday means to me - Avoid at all costs any shopping that involves leaving the house A day to get my Christmas decorations up while Christmas music fills the house Christmas lights go on the outside of the house Sometimes venturing out to get the tree I respect those of you who do participate in the traditional Black Friday shopping. Perhaps you enjoy the thrill of the hunt. The pure competition of the event. Love to have bragging rights. I am simply cut from a different cloth. However, I was inspired this morning to offer up my own [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:30+00:00

Erwin Family {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I'm not gonna lie - the weather has been STRESSING ME OUT  :-(  There is nothing like driving into PDX with the windshield whippers on wondering A) Why on earth the weathermen can't get it right (predicted a dry morning with rain only in the afternoon) B.  Will it ever stop raining on Sundays? When I called Shelly to see if they wanted to reschedule her answer couldn't have been better - nope this is where we live lets go for it! So we did and it totally paid off! This large family was a dream to work with. 5 [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:32+00:00

Ravins Family – Hood River, OR {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I'm a Northwest girl through and through. I love this area! When the Ravins family reached out and invited me to photograph them in their home town of Hood River I was excited! I love that town! I lived there when I was very small but I've always thought I would love living there again (except there's no Target, PDX and the beach are too far away)  8-O  But besides that it seems pretty perfect! It is an awesome place for a photo shoot! Love the historic downtown, the river where we shot this time. But there is so much [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:37+00:00
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