Olympics 2018 {Vancouver WA Family Portrait Photographer}

Winter Olympics 2018 Who doesn't love the Olympics!!!  Summer or Winter I love them both!!! Besides watching the competition I love the back stories shared about the competitors. I am inspired by how they dreamed of being an Olympian from the first time they tried their sport.  This fascinates me! Who didn't dream about being an Olympian? The difference with these individuals  currently competing in Korea - they made their dreams happen! Why didn't I? Hmmm, perhaps my dream just wasn't strong enough. My dream involved being a gymnast. Clearly this 5'10" girl does not have the physical make up [...]


10 Mistakes I’ve Made – Portrait Photographer Vancouver WA

Mistakes... When we make them we feel bad, we cringe, we can be embarrassed, we can be frustrated... Recently I was asked to come up with a list of 10 mistakes I've made Over Thinking - This always results in excuses to not move forward Afraid of Failure - I have this debilitating expectation that everything I do should be wildly successful and if I can't guarantee (and I can't) that then why try... Striving for Perfection - See #2 Fear Led - I let fear stop me. Not jumping in/Moving too quickly - Instead of taking small bites I [...]


Why do I own my own a photography business? Vancouver WA Family and Senior Photographer

What is your Why? I have been told it is important as a small business owner for me to be able to know my why. In other words my why for being a photographer and owning my own business.  First of all, I never intended to be a business owner. It never occurred to me that while I was focusing on becoming a photographer, learning how to use my equipment, pose people, marketing, learning, learning, learning that I was in actuality, starting my own business. I  literally had an epiphany while sitting in a networking meeting, that I was in [...]


What does your BRAVE self look like? Vancouver, WA Family Photographer

Have you ever watched someone struggle over something that is just so EASY for you? In fact, it's so easy for you, that you are struggling to muster up any empathy or patience for their struggle? Or is it just me? As individuals we all have our share of strengths and weaknesses to deal with. What is easy for you can be the scariest monster ever imagined for me. So the question is "What does your brave look like?"  As I mentioned in last weeks blog being BRAVE is not moving because the fear is gone - Its moving in [...]


2018 – What does it hold? Shelly Fry Photography {Battle Ground WA}

Ahhhhhhh - back to reality. We had an amazing vacation. The weather was perfect, the water amazing, and our experience with the dolphins more than I had hoped! 2018 - Happy New Year There are so many cliches regarding the New Year. I find myself struggling with the idea of New Year Resolutions. For whatever reason I'm more comfortable with Goals. Goals seem more attainable. I'm most comfortable when I have a goal I'm working towards. I tend to set goals that I can break down into specific steps so I have the ability to measure my progress. It feels [...]


Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish you each a very Merry Christmas.  Christmas feels very different for me this year. We decided and planned 6 months ago that we would take a trip during Christmas this year. In addition to celebrating Christmas we are also celebrating that both of our boys (men) will be graduating from WWU this year! So it has been Christmas with the Kranks at my house. No tree or lights with very limited decor of any type! Along with that I haven't sent any Christmas cards out this year and the only present I bought was for [...]


Fall Sessions {Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA Photographer}

I have eaten four bags of candy corn. Harvested my home grown pumpkins. Pulled out my boots and sweaters. Begun in earnest, to eat the trick or treat candy I bought to hand out. I've even eaten some pumpkin pie and enjoyed a fire in the fireplace. I am fully committed to Fall! But honestly the best part of Fall has been taking Family and Senior photos in the stunning backdrop we call home here in the NW. And yes we have had some rain, but overall it's been GORGEOUS! Here are some great reasons why Fall Family Session  are [...]


Fall Family Sessions! {Family Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

Fall Family Sessions I Fall for it every year. I'm often accused of wishing summer away but I'm not! Honestly. But the pumpkins in my garden and the sunflowers and the decorations in the stores are all reminding me that Fall is just around the corner. I do so love Fall. Now is the PERFECT time for Fall family pictures. The colors, the crisp air, the beautiful light we have here in the northwest, are all enhanced this time of year. It's time for you to get in the picture!!! You will not regret family pictures EVER. They are a [...]


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 [...]


Madison 2017 {Senior Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

I had the opportunity to be Madison's photographer recently. Tonight is a big night for this beauty. She will be graduating and moving on to the next big step in life!    I was thrilled to schedule Madison's Graduate Session while the cherry blossoms where in bloom a perfect match for her stunning coloring! Look at that gorgeous hair! We met at Fort Vancouver but took the time to drive up to Clark College where there Cherry trees were in full bloom! Spring came late this year but it was spectacular!    Madison will be graduating from the 8th grade [...]

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