Mr. Tabor 1 year shoot – {Family Photographer Battle Ground, WA & Vancouver, WA}

Little boys just do me in! They seriously do damage to my heart! They make me miss my little guys so much I find myself with ideas of grabbing total strangers kids just to squeeze them for a bit! Happily Tabor's shoot was scheduled on a day where the weather cooperated beautifully! It was last Monday a week ago - and I find it difficult to believe as the rain pours outside my window... Happily I was able to get some squeezes on with Mr. Tabor after he finished his big photo session. Tabor just turned 1 and with 4 [...]


Little Miss B – {Family Photographer Battle Ground, WA & Vancouver, WA}

Life has been CRAZY!!! I think Fall is always this way and frankly I wish it would just slow down! There are gorgeous reds, yellows and oranges for the eyes, pumpkin flavored everything for the tummy and a lovely crispness in the air that means boots! It is my favorite and it just flies by so quickly to that hectic, frantic thing called Christmas....Oh how I wish I could hit the pause button! Today I wanted to share some pictures of the adorable Miss Bristie! Oh what a cutie patootie! We had fun talking about princesses and practicing her princess [...]


A Beautiful Story – The Richardson Family {Family Photographer, Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

I was busy planting my garden back in the late spring when my cell phone rang. Marian was on the other end. I didn't know Marian and she didn't know me. Something extraordinary had just happened in her family and she was looking for a photographer and wondered if I would be available to do a family session in September. You see after 49 years of marriage {and family pictures} there was one more that needed to be added. A son, a big brother, another member of the family. As I stood in my garden listening to her story of [...]


Happy August

Thank you for your prayers and support for my Mom this past weekend. She was ordered unexpectedly to the hospital Friday due to her heart taking scary long breaks between beats. Long story short - She is home now! She was blessed with excellent care! We even had extra blessings when our friend Dr. Lamberton walked in the door! He was her Dr. and took excellent care of her. We are so thankful that her new pacemaker will keep her heart humming along now! So hopefully no more of that business! Let's just all stay healthy and happy shall we!  [...]


Weekend Recap

Happy Monday to you. About 2 years ago I began selling some of my pictures at DeJaVu in Bend (and Sisters).  It is a lovely consignment store and I have really appreciated the opportunity to sell some of my landscapes there. Last week I received an email out of the blue. A woman named Debbie who I had never met, was inquiring about my Sparks Lake picture. Debbie had recently moved to Redmond (near Bend) and was visiting a friends home when she noticed on of my pictures on the wall and fell in love with it. The friend couldn't [...]


Family – A beautiful thing! {Battle Ground, WA & Vancouver, WA Family Photography}

I had the pleasure of spending some time with this beautiful family. We gathered this past Saturday at Fort Vancouver and found a quite place under the gorgeous trees. Sadly they are facing unimaginable heartache- but in the face of it they gathered the wagons and came together to show love, happiness and the very definition of family. I was truly honored to spend this special time with them. I witnessed deep love, super human strength and the beauty of a family that supports one another. My prayers are with you every day! Project 365 Change 183/366 Life hands us [...]


Variety is the spice of life

I get bored really quickly. I try not to! I try to live in the moment, savor the experience... and sometimes I'm successful with that. But more often than not I'm thinking ahead to what is next. One of the things I love about photography is the variety found in clients, locations, subject matter. This month I have found lots and lots of variety! I have done Senior sessions, graduations, professional head-shots, a real-estate shoot, two different events as well as a wedding and I love it! I love meeting new people, making new friends, being part of happy exciting [...]


First Day of Summer

Happy Summer! It has felt like Summer to me for awhile now but today it is official! This past weekend was a whirlwind! Saturday I had the privilege of photographing a former students wedding!  I was so excited to photograph her outdoor wedding under the gorgeous willows at my favorite park! And then there was rain, hail, sun, rain, etc - I will share the story and more of her lovely pictures on Wednesdays blog  ;-) Sunday we packed up Josh (he is always packing!) and convoyed up to Bellevue to move him into his new home for the Summer. [...]


Vacation memories

It's disturbing to me how quickly something you have been anticipating becomes a memory... :cry:   My niece and her hubby and my favorite nephew were able to join us for part of our time. It was so much fun having the cousins together! And along with the humans came the puppy cousins. They had a blast! There is so much to explore around Sun River! We hiked up Paulina Creek and enjoyed the gorgeous waterfalls and beautiful scenery. The puppies and Josh got in the water every chance they could! It was a bit cool while we were there [...]



Hi - I'm excited because our family is taking a little vacation! We are heading out today and won't return until next Wed. I will be posting on Instagram but I won't be blogging again until next Friday where I'm sure (hope) I will have lots of fun things to share! My Mom heart is bursting this morning because both of my boys are home! Josh rolled in about midnight last night and I just laid in bed saying prayers of thanks that they were both home after a successful year of college. Its a good feeling!!! Now the challenge [...]

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