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We had a pretty incredible vacation at Mt. Hood last week, and now that I’m finally done going through the photos…I had to share! I think our last REAL vacation was five YEARS ago! Woo! We were overdue! On our last vacation, which was to Bend, we rented a cottage on a farm on AirBnB […]

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to adventure out with a few photographer friends to explore the Columbia River Gorge. I brought a few dresses from the new Client Closet, some flowers from the incredible Elle & Lu Flowers in Dundee, and we made some magic happen! This chance to stretch my creative […]

If you’re anything like me, finding something to wear for your photo session can be a little overwhelming. I go through my closet first, usually, and everything is your standard mom-wear: t-shirts, shorts, and jeans. But I think portrait sessions are really a great time to dress up a little bit! A swishy dress adds […]

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I’ve spent these last few weeks getting my systems set up again to start accepting portrait bookings for this summer—friends…I’m BEYOND excited to start shooting again! After 2020 collapsed in on itself, I grabbed a few sessions here and there, but between health concerns and suddenly homeschooling, I wasn’t able to take on as many […]

Oh friends, this session! The adorable family. The light. The dog. The swishy dress. The perfect little cheeks on the baby. I can’t even. Megan contacted me for a light and airy family photo session and I loved working with her on all the details to make that happen! We chose a field in summertime […]

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This summer has felt like the summer of families bringing their DOGS to sessions and I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED about that!!  If you’ve read my past posts about family pictures with a dog, you know I love those doggos, and I adore when families include their pets in their sessions. It involves a little extra […]

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First thing’s first, friends. Can we talk about this DRESS?  When Jessica and Connor arrived for their engagement photos at Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Aloha, I knew we’d have so much fun with this pretty, pastel, SWISHY dress! I always love when clients dress up a little–first, just because it’s a fun day! Engagement […]

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**This blog post contains excerpts from The Blogging Bundle Ebook, coming Spring 2021!** Staring down an empty blog on your website?  Trying to plan out your blog calendar, but don’t have any new sessions to share?  Sitting in front of a blank “Add New Post” screen and feeling totally…lost?  It happens to everyone!  Especially during […]

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Since there aren’t any sessions going on during quarantine, I’ve been using this time to do all the behind the scenes homework that photography businesses normally do in January.  I thought I’d pop on to the blog and share some how-to posts on each of these things! Today I’m sharing with you how I do […]

Since we live in the beautiful (and rainy) PNW, I spend a good deal of my time watching the hourly weather forecast during portrait season!  Fall sessions in particular are pretty likely to get some rain during them.  I’ve written a little bit on how a rainy session could unfold here, and shared a rainy […]

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