Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Girl

 This senior girl was a dream to work with! She joked that she always wanted to be a model. I am a little surprised that she isn't. She was so comfortable in front of the camera and one of the sweetest young ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting. We snuck in some family photos at the end of her senior session and had a blast with those as well. Thank you for spending your Sunday with me.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Giving Back

   Over the past week I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing families.I donated a family session to a silent action for the March of Dimes.  I was so happy when this family called to set up their session.  They were so gracious and sweet. Their boys were down to try anything.  They were very adventurous. We ended up hiking back to the Spokane River in Post Falls and it was worth the sweat. It was gorgeous backdrop for family photos. The second session was won from Belle's Belongings when I did the baby fair back in March.  Again, the new family was wonderful to work with. This little guy was a great subject. Once he was out he didn't mind all my repositioning and adorable hats. I am always thankful to meet new clients and I hope to see them both soon. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

And then there were four...

    I am so lucky to have amazing friends that love my work and ask me help the document such important milestones in their lives.  This family was so looking forward to becoming a family of four.  We decided to try a change of scenery for this shoot.  I love the more urban backgrounds.  It was fun to play with the different textures and colors.  Even though it was cols and a little blustery we had a fantastic time.  We even went for hot chocolate afterwards.  Big brother drew a picture of him and his new little sister.  This story is not over yet.  Four short week later they welcomed their baby into the world.  

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Summer Lovin'

 The warm sun seems like a mere memory now. Over the summer I was a second shooter for several weddings and am finally getting around to sharing them. This one was at the most amazing location on Vashon Island.  I wish I could remember or find the name. It is a well known chefs private home.  During the summer they only have a handful of weddings there.  When you walked down a short set of stairs onto the property the first thing you saw was a beautiful garden. It was full of bright flowers and the sound of bees buzzing.  That is where we did the couples first look.  The house where the bridal party was waiting for the event to begin was stunning.  This house was straight out of a magazine.  It was all white with beautiful hard wood floors.  It was trendy and chic, the kind of house I can only dream of. Besides the resident cow, my favorite part of the day was the reception.  To be more specific, dinner.  I tasted my first lamb dish and it was delicious.  I loved the set up.  The tables were made from saw horses with long planks lane across them. The covered them with crisp white table clothes and decorate them with flowers.  They seated people on either side and served dinner family style.  It was so rustic and intimate.  This wedding was beautiful and I was so lucky to be a part of it.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

True Love

    After 50 years together this couple has probably seen it all.  There must have been countless happy memories and a few tears.  To make it 50 years you must have married your best friend. After spending even the short amount of time that I did with this lovely couple I can see how in love they are.  He can still make her laugh and she still wants to curl up next to him.  They both grew up on the farm out in Valley Ford.  For our photos we decided to revisit their roots.  I love the rustic charm.  They look comfortable among the scenery.  This couple is a reminder that true love does exist and can last forever. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Falling Leaves and Temperatures

    I am sad to say that the weather has shifted here in Spokane.  It has gotten much colder, most of the leaves are gone, and the sun has been hiding. Despite all of that, my clients braved the chill and joined me for some lively sessions.  They may have been cold, but it doesn't show in the images we captured.  The kids were such troopers.  They didn't complain about the temperature.  I think it's the goats, they are the best incentive.  The kids were excited to go back and feed them treats after all their hard work.  These families were so much fun to work with.  They were the type of clients that make my job easy!