this is the blog

photography

our DIY home

Hello everyone! I am ready to announce my Fall Mini Sessions for 2022! They will be held Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. Time slots will be every 15 minutes from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM, with more added as needed. This year’s session will take place in a lovely field next to Singleton […]

There’s a reason I highly suggest to clients to do sunset photos. If you can push your kids to that golden hour time, you’ll get these photos that glow and are so serene. This shoot was in Germany along the Elbe River at high tide. Such a difference from this midday, low tide river shoot. […]

March 14, 2022

Out on the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany they had extreme tides that expanded beaches and allowed for some silty mud flat play. This fun German family (who wildly had a connection to Lake Chelan through a high school exchange experience!?!) was all game for taking photos at low tide and high sun. None of […]

This lovely family fell in love with Chelan and spent much of there time there at their second home while life slowed down in 2020. I was so excited that they wanted to do photos on top of the gorgeous Chelan Butte where you have a 360 vista of the lake, plains, and mountains.  { […]

March 14, 2022

Getting to know other photographer’s in the Chelan area has been such a treat! When you’re a photographer it is weirdly hard to have your pictures taken by another photographer because you think, “I can take pictures of everyone in my family exactly the way I want… It’s just that whole family photo part that’s […]

This fall mountain family photo session in Lake Chelan was just beautiful. But it wasn’t just the surrounding beauty and this gorgeous family that made it stand out to me.

October 1, 2019

Where is your happy place? Since I was a little girl I’ve always loved Leavenworth, WA for the fun had with my sisters, and boyfriend/fiance/husband (he was forced into my happy place very often! Ha!) It was a summer destination full of laughs, water adventures, and good food. It’s amazing getting to live in Chelan, […]

If you’ve ever been to Lake Chelan, you might be surprised that this family session took place in the area, what with all the lush greenery! We found this spot down at the Beebee Springs Wildlife Area near the Columbia River on the outskirts of Lake Chelan. The winding gravel paths, green swaths of grass, […]

June 27, 2019

When I first moved to Lake Chelan I asked the only mom I knew to send me a family for a free photo session so I could get my feet wet in this gorgeous community. My friend is obviously incredibly intuitive as she sent me possibly THE sweetest Chelan grown couple I could ask for! […]

Chelan Extended Family Orchard Photoshoot

One of the many things I love about living in the Pacific Northwest is how insanely happy the residents get when spring arrives. Those first days of sun after we’ve made it through the wet and cold winter is pure euphoria. To our Southern Californian or East Coast friends we maaaay come across as a […]

spring blossom family pictures at Grand Avenue, Everett Washington + Snohomish Family Photographer

April 9, 2019

This little peanut is about as perfect as the come! She is adored by her big brothers and obviously smiley and smitten with mom and dad. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a smiley newborn before! Mackenzie, welcome to this big, beautiful world.

I first met Chris and Janie when I was a junior in high school. They’ve always been active in serving the youth and community through Young Life, teaching, coaching, and just plain loving on people through service of all kinds. They’d also probably kick your butt in any physical challenge! I’m not sure what athletic […]

April 24, 2018