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7 Things I learned from Shooting Every Day – Portland Documentary Family Photographer

A few days ago I finally added the rest of my second 365 (366) project to my Facebook album. For

Stories in Seven – December – Portland Documentary Family Photography

Stories in Seven is a blog circle made up of documentary family photographers who have committed to

In These Moments | Play | Seattle Documentary Family Photographer

This month I’ve joined two new blog circles. The first, Documenting Our Days, started last

Documenting Our Days | Breakfast Time – Seattle documentary family photographer

So I’ve joined two more blog circles. I like the accountability, inspiration, and different

Stories in Seven – January – Seattle Documentary Family Photographer

Stories in Seven is a blog circle made up of documentary family photographers who have committed to

vicki hanna, you are an ironman!

One of my Team in Training friends rocked my world this summer when she completed her first

cassandra jean turns 4!

I met Cass officially when she was 14 days old (she was my first newborn shoot — please judge

Race Day – From Start to Finish

I’ve had this post ready for awhile now, but in light of the events in Boston, I wanted to

365 – Week 6

I’m loving this 365 project! It is SO much fun to push myself to take pictures even if

Race Day – Before the Race

“Pothole!” “Pothole!” “Pothole!” One at a time each team

365 – Weeks 3, 4, and 5

I know I’m a bit behind in posting, but being in Hawaii for two weeks is a good excuse,

Take off!

This morning I woke up without an alarm, pulled the blankets up to my chin, and informed my husband

Julie & Steve – A Discovery Park Couple Shoot

I met Julie in January when we both attended Jasmine Star’s CreativeLIVE class. She is from

365 Week 2 – Better late than never!

365 Project Week 2…I didn’t struggle with taking the images, only with posting them.

Happy Birthday to Me! A New Challenge…

Thirty-two is not a milestone birthday. There’s  nothing particularly special about it. But

My love letters: Dear Kyle

Dear Kyle, It’s been almost 9 years since we first met and almost 2 since we got married.

My love letters: Dear Mom

Dear Mom, Writing a love letter to your mom is a little bit different. The deep, complicated,

My love letters: Dear Dad

Dear Dad, It’s easy to say I’d never be where I am today without you. That’s true

1920s Behind the Scenes

A little behind the scenes action from our 1920s styled shoot…Jamie and Jennie (make up and

1920s Wedding Inspiration

This shoot was a labor of love from the very beginning — a love of beautiful old things,

Well-Fed Woman

Today I had the pleasure of meeting and spending the morning with Rachel Cole and 16 other women in

But what if I’m not photogenic?!?!

I get the question all the time: “What if I’m not photogenic?” There’s a

Give a little bit, give a little bit of your love…

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and

What I choose is my choice…

I officially have 26 minutes to come up with a blog post worth posting.  Remember, I said no fluff

Questions, I’ve got some questions…

My sister, Katie, is here to visit today.  She’s a teacher and it’s her spring break.

Red red wine you make me feel so fine…

Today I almost didn’t write a post.  I’ve been stressed this week.  Super busy,

Tell me why we’re talkin’ when we dance so good

This shoot reminded me what joy there is in creative collaboration.  It reminded me to shoot for

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in

At the end of last year I was completely overloaded.  I had holiday shoots piling up, parties and

8 Tips for Better Pictures of Your Kids!

Today I ran into a mom with a camera asking for tips on taking great photos of her little man.  I

Valley of Fire Styled Shoot

Some of you know that I attended WPPI in Las Vegas last month.  The conference itself was

30 Day Blog Challenge

Those of you who have followed my blog so far know, there hasn’t been much to follow.  While I LOVE