{Meet the Photographer}

The fact that I love photography is a given (what photographer DOESN’T love what they do!) but there is a big difference in what you love, and what you are passionate about. I am passionate about providing a unique experience for my clients. I am passionate about excitement and adventure in my sessions, leaving no stone unturned and no smile unphotographed. I am SUPER passionate about helping my clients to capture great memories they will LOVE forever. And I am passionate in making each session a happy and fun experience. (No fake smiles here!)

Fortunately for me, I am blessed to have these passions and so many more. I am the wife of what I consider to be one of the most amazing human beings on the planet. When I am down, he brings me up. When I am happy, he shares my joy. When I am stuck creatively, he gives me AMAZING ideas. (He is the creative spark behind several of my fun sessions!).

Together we have three beautiful, talented, amazingly smart children (two of which are adults, but still…) and no, I am NOT biased. 🙂 My 12 year old daughter is cute, spunky, loving, fun and entertaining, as well as an aspiring photographer,  and creative in her own right. My 18 year old step daughter is smart, beautiful, witty and an incredibly talented high school cheerleader, with an affinity for dreaming of far away places. My step son is intelligent, sharp as a tack, and will forever (to my dismay) be right about everything. He’s funny and  witty, and likes to debate just about anything you can imagine. He is currently a junior in college, studying to be a nutritionist.

In addition to photography, I am also a marketing coordinator for a cost consulting firm. I have many hobbies: camping, road trips with my family, being crafty, Pinterest (you’re welcome for the honey-do list babe!), scrap-booking, playing games with my family, hunting, fishing, going to our cabin at the lake….the list goes on.  I really love to learn new things, which is why I think I took such an interest in photography. The learning possibilities are endless in this field. My clients, especially my long term clients, benefit from my need to expand my creativity and learn new methods, lighting techniques, etc. Plus, I am always up for a challenge.

No matter what your milestone, whether it be engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn, family photos or senior photos, I will work hard to make sure that I understand your passions as well – after all, they’re your memories, I’m just capturing them.


My Website Is Updated!

YAY! Finally, after months and months of being under construction, I have updated my portfolio on my website. Visit the “Treasured Moments” section to see my work.


Sunny Hugs!



Back to Shootin’ (and bloggin’)

Well, well, well….look who’s back! 🙂 It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged – in fact, I can’t remember the last time I blogged. That’s either a sign that I have been way too busy in the last year, or I’m getting old. Either way – time to get back in the saddle again!

The last year has been crazy to say the least. So crazy, in fact, that I decided that I needed to take a little break from blogging and photography. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was right for me and my family at the time. But, along with the crazy, a lot of exciting and inspiring things have happened in the last year, and they have made me all the more ready to get back out there and do what I love. I have dusted off my camera, and am ready for action!

A few weeks ago, I did an engagement session for a sister friend of mine. It was an awesome session, and one filled with a lot of love (and an endless amount of laughs!). These two make my heart smile, and the bond that they share together radiates in their photographs.  We spent some time down on the waterfront in Vancouver, Washington (one of my favorite spots), in what I can only describe as ethereal lighting conditions, on a somewhat cloudy afternoon. Days like that make me thankful I have the ability to capture beautiful moments to create lasting memories for my clients. I greatly look forward to their big day in May.

Congratulations Kathy and John!