Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock….

2016 is quickly coming to a close. How do you feel about that? Are you the type that reflects back on the year and asks questions like How did I do? Do you compare years? Do you make new resolutions for next year? Do you pull out the list from last Jan 1 and notice your accomplishments? I have mentioned before I don't do resolutions. I do like to set goals for myself. For example I challenged myself two years ago to daily devotions and I have kept with that. I challenged myself last year to read 30 books this [...]


Akrawi Family {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

Baby it's COLD outside! Originally this family was scheduled for their photo session on the day of our first snow. But these California transplants opted to move the session up a day and I'm glad we did. We were rewarded with blue skies but a chilling east breeze kept us moving! We had gorgeous light to work with thanks to those clear skies and I loved the fall colors the Akrawi family wore. Which made for some beautiful pictures. Evan had the coolest coat! We were all about ready to climb in there with him! Emma had firm control of [...]


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 [...]


Let’s Celebrate together!

Did you enjoy the big snow storm yesterday? Or the icey slop we have this morning? I'll admit to having a bit of a temper tantrum just before noon when there still hadn't been any snow to speak of. It's such a rare event I keep hoping that this will be the time we get absolutely buried in snow.  ;-)  Maybe next time. I hope you have marked your calendars and plan to stop by on Sunday between 2-4 to visit my studio. I'm really looking forward to seeing you all and eating Becky's yummy food!  :lol:  Things have been [...]


Fry Guys {Family Photographer Portland OR & Vancouver WA}

I was stressing because I didn't know how I was going to find time for my own family shoot! How would that look?!  :lol:  It's like the cobbler with out shoes!  Sometimes the best things happen spontaneously! Last year we had sunshine and time to go to a Christmas Tree Farm and do our family shoot there. This year a combination of weather and availability meant there was no time on the weekends to shoot and with it getting dark so early a week night wasn't a possibility because of Jeff's job. Grrrrrr. Thanksgiving Day's forecast was for torrential rain... [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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