{Jamie and Ian} A Rustic Barn Wedding

Ian and Jamie contacted me a few short weeks before their wedding saying that their current photographer had just backed out of the wedding. Scrambling to get someone up there, one of my current clients sent them over to me hoping that I would have the date open. We were all in luck! It was…

No Reservation Camping Day 1 – Lake Quinault

For the last few years, I had gone through all of the routes we wanted to take on our road trips, made reservations, and kept a timeline. This year, we tried something different. No reservations, no plans, and no timeline. It helped that we were only about 6 hours from home at any given time,…

{Tiffany and Evan} A Party at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

I had a request to just cover a few hours of a reception, and of course I accepted. Tiffany and Evan had a traditional tea ceremony in the morning with just their family members and had a reception planned at McMenamin’s Cornelius Roadhouse later in the day. I had a wonderful time capturing their family,…

Breaking Down the Shots – My Landscape Gear

I want to make sure that this part is completely understood before we proceed, this is how I shoot water. It may completely different than the next person, that is what makes photography an art in my eyes. 10 photographers can be setup to shoot the same scene, and none of them will come out with…

{Wahclella Falls} The Scouting Mission

When I started in photography, waterfalls were my main subject. I loved just to sit by them and watch everything around them. Completely took me to a different world, which at the time, was exactly what I needed. My dad just passed and I knew I had to do something to help myself. I grew…

{Catherine and Adam} Engagement in the Rose Garden

Catherine and Adam met me at the International Rose Test Gardens up in Washington Park and a very clear and warm day. Luckily, we started out early enough to miss a lot of the crowds. It’s still a little early in the year and only a few of the roses were blooming. We did get…

{Maddie and Sam} A Spring Wedding in the Garden

Over the last few years I have been able to shoot at so many different venues. One of my absolute favorites to work with is McMenamin’s, any of them. Many Portlanders are very familiar with their properties. They are known for purchasing old, historic buildings that are on the verge of demolition and restore them…

Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition 2016

While I was learning photography and growing my hobby into a business, my husband was doing the same thing with brewing beer. Now he wants to keep it a hobby, but it turned me into a beer lover as well. In the last few years, SW Washington has EXPLODED with amazing breweries and awesome people…

Backpacking the Siouxon

When my husband asks me what I want to do for my birthday, I almost always say backpacking. I grew up hiking and camping with my family almost every summer and while sometimes it seemed I wasn’t enjoying myself, looking back, those are my fondest memories. My husband and I are just now getting back…