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 [...]


Senior Julia – Class of 2017 {Senior Photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

It was so fun working with Julia. It is an interesting process photographing people you have just met. It is my job to help them relax and feel their beautiful selves in a matter of minutes. So I can get to work and capture this exciting time in their lives. I met Julia and her mom April only a few minutes before our Senior Session.  I immediately knew this would be a great session. She was friendly, open and confident - a breeze to work with. I appreciated how easily she trusted me and happily posed for the camera. I [...]


SFP at Lava Java for September {Landscape photographer Battle Ground WA & Vancouver WA}

I'm excited :-D During the month of September my  landscape photographs will be on display at Lava Java {excellent coffee shop} in Ridgefield. This will be my second show at Lava Java. I have some new work to display and a wider variety of sizes will be on display. Tomorrow afternoon I will be hanging up my work. Stop in any time during September, have some excellent coffee or chai and enjoy the pictures.  UPDATE - PLEASE DISREGARD THE SEPT. 18TH MEET AND GREET. IT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICTS.  But please don't let that keep you from [...]


Senior – Victoria {Senior Photographer Vancouver & Battle Ground}

Hello! I would like to introduce the gorgeous Victoria to you. She and her Mom wandered into my studio and I'm so glad they did! They are the nicest people! As we discussed her Senior Session I was excited to hear they wanted to shoot on her Grandpa's place and he had a shinny red truck they wanted in the pictures.   When we met at Victoria's Grandpa's place I noticed that he is a lover of old cars. He told me that he purchased this gorgeous red pick-up after Victoria's Grandma died so he and Victoria would have something [...]


Hey Class of 2017!

Yes, its true Summer is quickly coming to an end and it's time to think about school again. I have been getting lots of interest in Senior Photos so I thought it would be a good time to highlight my Senior or Graduate Sessions. To be honest Senior Sessions are my favorite! I love the luxury of working with one individual. All Senior Sessions are outdoors relaxed and fun.  You can choose the location or I am happy to suggest one. I have urban, country, river, forest, wide open fields and beaches to suggest. But maybe you have a great [...]


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 [...]


Happy 1 year to me!

That went fast!!! While I have been a full time photographer for almost 3 years I moved into my little space in Old Town Battle Ground a year ago!  At the time I had signed a 6 month lease and thought "why not?!" I'll give it a whirl and if I have to close up at 6 months I will. As I reflect back on the year there were a few times I really came close to closing and moving back home. Those cold dark days of winter can be scarily quiet for a photographer... 8-O Happily I didn't and [...]


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!  [...]


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 [...]

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