Cella Family {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I met Heather and her son Tyler this Fall when I took Tyler's senior pictures. We had such a fun time Heather asked me to do a family session with her entire family and I was thrilled to have the opportunity. Heather was beaming she was so grateful to have her family together and to be capturing precious pictures that will be cherished! I was able to meet Heather's husband Jeff, Tyler's big brother Michael and little brother Zachary.  Michael's beautiful girlfriend, Desi and their adorable son Braxley also joined in. Braxley was perfectly content in that box! I think [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:28+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

I want to say Thank YOU!!!

I am so thankful for each of you! I really truly am! When I began this venture I had no idea what I was doing. I was literally taking it one step at a time.  I didn't even recognize that I was starting my own business - that I would be a small (tiny) "business owner"  :-o  I just knew I loved two things. People and photography and I wanted to find away to earn money working with both. I invested in the camera and you invested in me. I am so thankful to those who have trusted me with [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:34+00:00

Field to Vase Dinner Tour – Woodland WA {Event Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

Last weekend I had the opportunity to be the event photographer for the Field to Vase Dinner Tour at the Holland American Flowers - or as I call it the Tulip Farm in Woodland. When I was asked to be the photographer I had never heard of this event. It is a dinner tour hosted by American Grown Flowers http://www.americangrownflowers.org/fieldtovase/  The dinner tour " is a series of private, intimate, must-attend gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer, and wine is served by a farm-to-table chef."  The focus [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:36+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

Sieng Family {Family Photographer – Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

Those of us who have the opportunity to call the PNW home are blessed with beauty all around us! I absolutely love Fall here. And while it has been a wet one!  8-O  I am so thankful that I was able to get every Family Session scheduled shot during our record breaking wet month of October.  I'm also very thankful to the families that were willing to juggle their schedules around the rainy days. The beautiful Sieng Family was one of my families that had to reschedule and then reschedule again in order to get a dry day. They live [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:39+00:00

Denon Family {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I met the Denon family last year. Natalie contacted me after seeing my work displayed at Lava Java in Ridgefield. It was a very exciting moment for me because I didn't know the Denon's and here was a call out of the blue wanting to book a family session. When we did their family session last year it was a hot sunny afternoon with no worries about the weather. This year would be a different story... Guy and Natalie are laid back, easy to talk to and a joy to work with. We had a fun hour in the Pearl [...]

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 [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:43+00:00

Squires Family {Portland OR & Vancouver WA Family Photographer}

They simply don't come any nicer than the Squires Family! I was thrilled when they asked me to take their family photos. Rumor had it that Dad wasn't that excited about the prospect ;-) - but in the end he was grateful his wife "made" him do it. They are all to aware of how their young men are growing - no longer little boys. And what fine young men they are! Friendly and easy to talk with they are also quick to offer help me carry things, folding blankets, basically always looking for ways to help.  :-D The Squires [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:45+00:00
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