• life

    rain, rain, go away

    Mother nature, for real. I know I have said it a million times to you during May. But you seem to have forgotten. Rain, Rain, go away.

    April showers… not May showers and thunderstorms and down pours and puddles. We have yet to break out the short-sleeved shirts because you seem to have forgotten what month it is. I am usually quite forgiving of the cleansing powers of the rain and appreciate the break in watering my flowers, veggies and lawn. BUT, enough is enough.

    I need the sun on my face. I need fresh air to clear my head. I need my backyard for the boys to run. If I send them to the backyard now, I worry they might drown in the puddles you have left back there.

    So, hear me this time.

    Pretty please.

  • children

    everyday acts

    Mothers love their babies with all they are.  I cherish every moment of motherhood even as I wish for more sleep, more time and less mess. The blurry days with each of my boys as newborns are starting to slip from my mind.Images of each of them are seared into my memory now but I wonder how vivid the memories will be as they grow. I long for images of myself with my boys. I document a lot of their lives but I am missing from nearly all of the photos. I wish I had the drive while sleep deprived to set the timer on the camera to capture me with them at different stages.

    Andy let me capture her being a mother to Gia. I enjoyed photographing Gia and all of her sweet baby rolls but I was moved by the images I made of Gia and her mama. The photos I adore the most of Andy and Gia are quiet almost dreamlike images. Andy straightening her baby girl’s dress, mama smiling at her sweet girl or Gia using mama’s finger for a teether. They are moments any mother can relate to and to capture the beauty in these everyday acts is one of the things I love most about taking photographs.There is something about the sweet smell of a baby and the feel of their small body pressed against your chest but where would these sweet little beings be without their mamas.

  • engagement

    Trevor and Breanna – vancouver engagement photographer

    We had a few minutes of sun. Just enough to get a golden glow in a few shots. Just enough to trick us into thinking the day would warm up at any minute and allow us to keep searching for fun new backgrounds for pictures. It was a giant trick.

    Poor Breanna was such a trooper. She chose a sweet, summery, black and cream dress that Trevor gave to her for a gift. A great choice for the photos but not so great for a super chilly morning. Goosebumps and all she looked young, beautiful and in love. Not to mention adored. Just look at the smile on Trevor’s face in the last photo.

  • engagement,  products

    I love orange!

    I know, I know I told you my favorite color is red. It is, but I love orange too. I went to Oregon State for a few years and I am still a huge beaver fan so there is a lot of orange gear at my house.  This spring and summer orange seems to be a HOT color and I am sooooo excited that Breanna and Trevor have chosen orange for one of their wedding colors this fall. Every time I see anything orange while out and about I think of them.

    I had a lot of fun creating their custom save the date card. The details of their special day are wonderful to hear about. Twinkle lights, lanterns, love….what is not to like. Breanna said she had always loved skeleton keys and I had seen a card using them to create a heart once so I went to work.

    I just inherited an antique jar of skeleton keys from a dear, great aunt. I love most things of old. I am usually the one running my fingers over vintage linens, flipping through aged books and marveling at collections of antique everyday objects. I have antique jars of buttons, keys and marbles. I daydream of the prior life of the objects and wish there were some way to relive a day or two when the objects weren’t relegated to my jars.

    I adore the mix of shapes on the skeleton keys. From the blocky end of the bit to the unique circular designs at the top of the key, sometimes it is hard to choose my favorite part. I photographed a ton of the keys from my collection and then set to work to complete the card for Breanna and Trevor.

    Here is what it looked like.

    Doesn’t the orange look great on their card. Such a happy color! Hope to share a few of the other photos from their shoot soon too.

  • life


    So excited for the changes on the horizon. Changes are exciting and scary at times.

    As you can see a new blogsite and domain name but many other things in store and can’t wait.