Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bigby Family

The Bigby family Christmas Session was my favorite session to date. Rachel and Adam are two of the funniest people I know, and make an amazing couple. They recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary! Anyway, like I said, this family session was my favorite to date. The boys were awesome, and so easy to direct, and handsome! My mom came along to help me out with the session. She made sure I didn't fall into the water! There was alot of laughing, and alot of, "Riley, if you fall in that water..." Our time together turned into a three hour session. It was wonderful! Bigby family, thank you so much for spending the day with me, you guys rocked your session! Enjoy your sneak peek!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why I Love My Job

On those days (which seem like so many) when business is slow for me and I wonder why I decided to follow my heart instead of my head into a journey of creativity and art, I look at the photos, and the stories I've told over the past couple years. I'm reminded how blessed I am to spend my days meeting families, children, and couples, and capturing their sweet memories so they can treasure them for a lifetime. I'm blessed to have a husband who believes in me more than I do myself, and by working hard he has given me the gift of following my passion. And that truly is a gift, especially in a time of such trial for so many people. So when I am unsure, and I need a reminder of why I have chosen this unpredictable business, and life, I look at the sweet faces of innocent children, and the faces of a couple in love, so ready to start their new journey in love, and in life. And I'm comforted... I'm comforted in the realization, that I have helped tell a story, their story. And they are helping me create mine...

One of my favorite images from Saturday's engagement session.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rob and Erica are Engaged!

Erica and Rob braved the cold with me Saturday morning for their engagement session. We met at Tumwater Falls early in the morning. And started our journey. I've said it before, but I love my job, and anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to talk. I talk way too much, and usually about the most random things. Rob informed me, while we were walking to the next location, (and shivering I might add) that I am way too cheery in the mornings. People told me this all the time when I was in high school and PE was our first class at 8:20. It takes me a little bit to get up, but once I am, I'm up and ready to go! Erica and Rob are such a great couple, and I am so excited to shoot their wedding in February. Erica and Rob, thank you so much for meeting me so early in the morning! I hope you like your sneak peek!

Above: My favorite from the session


Monday, October 5, 2009

Miss Boudoir!

Miss Boudoir finally has a face,I'm sure you've seen her on my site and blog before! I was so excited when Ashley agreed to let me post some of the photos from her session to share her experience with other women. This was my very first Boudoir session, and I was nervous, but so excited to get in there to see if it was something I liked. I've been anxiously waiting for Ashley's fiancee's birthday to arrive. It's today, so Happy Birthday, Nick! Ashley got ahold of me as soon as he opened his gift, and I started working away on getting them ready for the blog. Thank you so much Ashley for asking me to take these photos. I'm so glad Nick enjoyed his gift! I'm always a little bummed by the colors online, as they don't POP like they do in photoshop! Enjoy anyway:)

The image above is my VERY favorite from the session:)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Just a quick post from this afternoon. I took this photo to match this this little guy's brother's photo. Does that make sense? Anyway, here it is! Isn't this guy handsome? He was all over the place too! I've stopped by his house a few times with Josh, and every time he talks to me a little more. :) Ty and his little brother are the sweetest boys.