Tyler – Senior @ Camas High Class of 2017 {Senior Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I taught high school history for 24 years. While I'm thrilled to be a photographer I do miss the "kids". That is one of the reasons why I love Senior Sessions. I get to spend some time with some pretty cool teenagers and Tyler is definitely one of them! After being rained out of our original date we rescheduled for a gorgeous Wednesday Fall morning. Tyler is a local Camas boy so we planned to do part of  his shoot in the historic downtown area which I love! Brick walls, tree lined streets, stairs, colored doors all features this photographer [...]


Happy Monday?

I woke up this morning with my head swimming with a long list of things to do AND worry about from now until 5am Thursday morning. It is a LONG list. 8-O I'm sure I'm not the only one waking up on the wrong side of the bed today.  :-| First on my list was to help my kid load the last few items and say goodbye to him - again. I'm so thankful for a Grandpa that is available to help Josh move into his new duplex. I will get to do this again tomorrow when Ty heads out. [...]


Senior – Jackson {Senior Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

I met Jackson's Mom Cathy last winter when she was working in the office across from mine. Cathy is cheerful and bubbly and loves her kids! I was excited when she booked her son Jackson's Senior Session way back in the Spring. She told me he didn't want senior pictures but she had bribed him by saying he could fish during some of them.  ;-) I didn't meet Jackson until we gathered at the park for his Senior Session. Whether he was there against his will or not he never let it show. Polite, friendly, and willing to pose for [...]


Cousins Camp – Silver Lake {Event Photographer Vancouver WA & Battle Ground WA}

I have been invited for the past 3 years to be the photographer at a cousins wake-boarding, water-skiing, tubing, playing in the water - camp. It is a big beautiful family with a fantastic tradition that goes back at least 4 generations on this lake. Throughout the day I would hear the grown ups tell stories of how they nearly died doing various daredevil activities when they were kids. They were telling me these stories while occasionally yelling out to their own kids to be careful and not do such and such. Which made me smile.  ;-)  It was a [...]


Dog Days of Summer

It's really heating up out there! Can't say I'm a fan of 100 degree heat but its coming ready or not! Blogging has been a struggle lately - I have lost the rhythm of blogging 3xs a week. I will blame it on the heat, or summer, or life in general. Maybe it is writers block or burn out. Who knows? Regardless I have been fighting it for weeks.  8-O  So bear with me as I try to push through and figure out what I'm doing here! I have stuck with my daily picture taking  ;-) Project 365 Together 221/366 [...]


Domestic Goddess

Yes I have a housewife buried deep inside of me. A few times a year in certain circumstances and if I feel like it - I let her out of her cage.  ;-) I was inspired to let her out when I had the opportunity to visit some farm stands in Milton Freewater, OR yesterday and left with a trunk full of  fresh picked peaches and corn. Apparently there had been a run on corn and the first stand was out. The second farm stand had enough for me to snag 2 dozen ears - not much but I'm looking [...]


Family {Vancouver WA & Battle Ground WA Family Photography}

Happy Thursday! I had a blast on a warm summers evening photographing this beautiful family! We met in a gorgeous field with tall grasses, wildflowers and the fragrance of nearby ripe blackberries filling the air. I so love that my job not only includes fantastic people but gorgeous settings to work in! I had the pleasure of photographing Ron and Renee's gorgeous wedding last summer and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to capture more precious moments of their beautiful family! I still have room on my August calendar for anyone wanting to take advantages of my August special of [...]


I’m Breaking up with Starbucks…

My friends and family all know I don't like coffee - of any kind. Maybe to be more specific I don't like the flavor of coffee. No matter how sugared, "syruped", or doctored up I can still taste the coffee and its yucky! :-? Years ago when the SB phenomenon began I was in a dilemma. My friends were gathering at SB for coffee and chatting and I didn't want to miss out. I would order a hot chocolate and feel like the kid in the group.... And then I discovered Chai - and I fell in love. My drink [...]


Summer Sale {Battle Ground, WA & Vancouver, WA – Senior and Family Photography}

  Hey, have you considered a family photo session? Or do you have a kiddo that will be a Senior in high school or college next year? If so I have excellent news to share! Anyone who books a family (regular or extended) session or a senior session will receive $50 off their total. The catch? Your photo session needs to happen anytime between now and August 31st. With our long days of Summer I am booking evening session Sundays thru Thursdays. There are also sessions available during the day. I will be handing out flyers at Harvest Days here [...]


Fun in the Sun and not so much fun in Camas

Oh it was a warm yummy, sunny weekend and we enjoyed it! We are so thankful for our boat. We have had it for over a decade and it has brought us so much joy! Project 365 Chaos 176/366 It seems the Brexit has caused some {chaos} in the world.  :-? An Errand 177/366 No {errands} for us this day. We just enjoyed some family time on the river. Josh was home after his first week in Bellevue and we picked up my Mom and her hubby and headed to the river. Of course the puppies joined in the fun! [...]

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