Wednesday, August 23, 2017


I was talking to the wife/mom of the group, and she asked how I felt about doing a session behind Walmart. I didn't really get it until I scoped out the location, and WOW! It was so pretty. My only regret is that the haze from the forest fires is blocking some of the mountain views, but the stunning light more than made up for it.


Another spectacular backyard location! However, we got rained out for a portion on this session. Weeks and weeks of no rain, and what does it do? Rains in the middle of my photo session. Fun times. 

This family certainly made the best of it, and they were a ton of fun!

Saturday, August 5, 2017


This is their backyard! Yeah, really! Some people have all the luck :)

Seriously, though, I'm humbled by the love this family shows for each other. I want teenagers who love me this much some day. Serious parenting goals right here.

Friday, July 21, 2017


Wild fires. Yeah, I have mixed emotions right now. Of course, death, destruction, and reduced air quality are very, very bad. But, then again, the lighting is fantastic! Yeah, that sounded awful.

However, the fires worked out well for this family I shot this week. Check out the pics.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Many of you know, I started this little side gig to feed my never ending gear obsession. My dear, sweet hubby got tired of funding it himself ;) I've been saving for a new camera body, but was still a year away from reaching my goal. Then, through a little miracle, I was able to get the camera I wanted used from a friend of a friend of a friend. It fell into my lap, and I couldn't be more excited!!!!

However, new camera body means new control set up. I had to get this camera figured out sooner than ASAP. STASAP (little Gilmore Girls reference there). I called up my BFF and asked if they'd let me take them out for a camera test run for their yearly family session. They were so patient with me, and I'm so grateful to them.

Side note: I'm loving this new location I happened upon. The river makes for a beautiful background. However, people had been partying the night before, and it was littered with beer bottles, glass, and garbage. People make me so mad sometimes! GRRRR. Let's keep it clean here people.

Monday, June 19, 2017


One of the biggest decisions before doing family portraits is deciding where to go. I almost always ask them same question: do you have a spot your family loves? This family had the perfect answer! They took me to a bond on the base, and it was a gorgeous. I'm going to miss these guys SO MUCH when they move next month, but I'm glad we got one last morning at their special pond.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Guys! I have some good looking friends :) These are some of my favorite people ever. I'm lucky enough to have two of these cuties in my music studio, but with summer getting under way, I don't get to see them every week for awhile. This photo session almost- ALMOST- makes up for it.