Happy 2017 Cheers to a New Year!

So here I am sitting in my office Jan 4th 2017. It is FREEZING outside by the sky is an amazing blue. Lucy is at my feet chewing on a treat and I am all caught up on my editing. On my desk are two long to do lists so even without editing I have plenty to keep me busy. My oldest is in the final 30 min of a 10 hour 38 min flight from Heathrow to San Francisco. Sadly for him he has two more flights today before he finally arrives back at WW.  My youngest is in [...]

2017-01-04T14:54:26+00:00

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 [...]

2016-12-21T14:18:37+00:00

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 [...]

2016-12-21T12:21:21+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 [...]

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