Archive for August, 2009

I’ve known this family since I was in diapers.  Mr. and Mrs. B were very good friends of my parents when I was just a little squirt. I have very fond memories of going over to their house and playing with their kids. Yesterday I got the opportunity to see them all again after all these years. The kids have grown up to be beautiful adults and now Mr. and Mrs. B are grandparents (the best thing as I’ve heard from my own parents time and time again).

Of course since I DID know them when I was little, Mrs. B had to share some stories about me when I was little. Let’s just say I wasn’t the easiest, sweetest child there was.  😉

To the B family, I’m so grateful that you asked me to do your portraits. I love you guys and I hope you enjoy your preview!!!


their “formal” pic.

b5wmrsthese made my toes wiggle

(as my dear sister would say)



“daddy and me”

b4wmrsis she not the cutest little girl you’ve ever seen??

I squealed after seeing this darling face. She’s a photographer’s dream child.

She actually sat down for a little bit for me to capture these images. Of course we did have to make a few animal sounds to get those smiles, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone my secrets. 😉


big family hug.

On July 17th I photographed Michelle and Kyle’s wedding. Michelle wanted to get some family photos done, along with some photos with different style and location for their wedding photos. So I suggested doing a “day after” session. “Day after” sessions are perfect for brides who want something fun and unique to document their big day. I do them the morning after, a week after, or even years after a couple has tied the knot.

We met out at Willow Grove beach here in Longview and started out with family photos and then continued on with some fun shots with them all dressed up.

Here’s a small sampling of the fun we had with their session!


I adore this set…

sb21She could easily be a model…



these moments are my favorite.



My good friend Kylie called me to see if I was available to do a family session while she was in Astoria vacationing with her family. Of course I jumped at the opportunity since I rarely see her (she lives about 9 hours away). Since Mondays are my day “off” I grabbed a good friend, my kiddos, and packed up the van for the beach!

After the session I took the kiddos out to the beach for some fun and then hit up an ice cream store on our way out. I’ve always wanted pictures of my kiddos eating ice cream cones, so it was quite fun to capture.

THIS is what summer is about!


is this not the cutest shop??!!!

icsb2D totally downed his entire cone and sat there after the other kids were finished. He was completely covered with ice cream by the time he was finished!


and many thanks to my good friend Lindsay for helping me with the kids! I couldn’t have done it without you, girl!