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Local Insider Video

April 07, 2020 - I was recently featured on Kendra Halverson-Burke's Local Insider Editions video series. If you need a realtor, Kendra i...
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A bit about Families...

February 09, 2019 - AHHHHH the dreaded family photos.... Families look different for everyone. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are s...
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Comfy at Home...

October 17, 2017 - In home sessions are becoming more and more popular, probably more with couples but I loved being able to do one with th...
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Jordan + Bryce:: Hidden Meadows Snohomish Wedding

June 10, 2017 - They met at UW…and it didn’t take long for them to fall in love. Becoming the best of friends, Jordan has been patiently...
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Perms & Crimped Hair...Bringin Sexy Back...

June 02, 2017 - I would sit in front of my full length, gold trimmed, 80’s, tri-fold, closet doors (mirrored of course) staring at mysel...
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Brittany + Jacob:: Lord Hill Farms

February 11, 2017 - It started at the race track but not with gambling (they were far too young for that)…but with dirt bikes (flat track)....
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A HUGE Thank you...

January 10, 2017 - When I started this journey in 2010 I truly never knew it was what I always wanted to do. People have energy and I love...
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Laura+Tyler:: Black Diamond Gardens

October 22, 2016 - When coffee brings you together it makes for a perfect match. Well not sure if it was really the coffee but more Tyler’s...
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Briannah+Drew:: Monte Cristo Ballroom

October 02, 2016 - Drew was living with his friend and friends wife prior to meeting Briannah. So when Briannah came along, Ben & Andrea no...
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Kailey + Statton:: Carleton Farms

August 13, 2016 - As they arrived at the venue, Carleton Farms, they could hardly contain their excitement. Getting ready in separate area...
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Hallie + Erik:: Trinity Tree Farm

July 28, 2016 - School was a commonality between them but a lineup outside a local bar brought them together. As fellow Cougs they had a...
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Kelly + Kory:: Sahalee Country Club

July 23, 2016 - She bought the bridesmaids necklaces 2 years ago knowing she would need them sooner than later. And now, finally, on 07.
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Jourden+Michael:: Nature's Connection

June 11, 2016 - As we made our way down a remote road, out of nowhere is a luscious garden…Nature’s Connection. The sun was shining and...
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Kendra + Ryan:: Hidden Meadows

April 22, 2016 - As I pulled up to the drive-thru a sweet voice and soft laugh would greet me over the speaker asking for my coffee order...
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Foodies...

April 19, 2016 - I had the privilege of photographing this colorful, fresh and delicious food the other day...And although I am not a foo...
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Tweeners...not a girl...not yet a woman...the 'in-between'

January 27, 2016 - Big teeth and braces finally filling those gaps where baby teeth used to live. Eyebrows expressing and telling a story o...
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Megan+Logan:: A Snohomish Outdoor Wedding

October 10, 2015 - Earlier this year as I walked into one of the local restaurants I heard my name from across the room. A group of women w...
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Gretchen +Jacob:: Dairyland

October 02, 2015 - She grew up in Olympia and over five years ago decided to make the move to live in Seattle. He happened to live in Seatt...
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Rachel + Geoff:: Dairyland Wedding

August 23, 2015 - Rachel was 19 and after meeting Geoff she knew she immediately had to date him. They wasted no time and were an item bef...
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Jordan + Tyler:: Woodland Meadows

August 22, 2015 - It was finally 0 days of counting down to their big day. Both Jordan and Tyler were equally as excited for this day to a...
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Kayla + Zack:: A Quaint Wedding at The Grand Willow Inn

August 03, 2015 - Kayla is that girl…the beautiful blonde with the cutest laugh. And it has never gone unnoticed by Zack! Once you hear it...
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Little Waves, Big Picture

July 31, 2015 - I have had a few...OK MANY hours of laying in the pool this past week. As I float around I see the ripples and small wav...
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Christal + Shayne:: Dairyland, A Snohomish Barn Wedding

June 21, 2015 - It was a match made on the golf course. From the first golf lesson Christal was hooked…on Shayne that is. 6 years later...
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Chelsea + Eli:: A Sunrise Elopement

June 21, 2015 - It was a swing dancing class taught by Eli’s nana when Chelsea sauntered in with a mutual friend of theirs. Their friend...
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Lindsey + Tyson:: Hidden Meadows Wedding

May 27, 2015 - Lindsey and Tyson aren't one for the camera! I am thankful they put up with me and were so gracious considering Lindsey'...
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A Journey within LAX...

May 21, 2015 - I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan...well I did hop off the plane at LAX, with my cardigan but n...
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Hannah + Matthew:: Marysville Opera House Wedding

March 31, 2015 - They met through friends and at the time Matthew happened to ‘like’ someone else. As his best man, Kristopher, put it…’i...
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Gifts of Imperfection:: Finding Beauty in the Brokenness

March 19, 2015 - With Spring around the corner…well literally only a day away, the new leaves and blooms blossoming always makes me intro...
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Pine Cones...not acorns but...do they resemble your life?

February 17, 2015 - You would think after 4 full years in business I would finally clue in to the cycle of business in the photography world...
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Yelena + Daniel:: Lord Hill Farms Wedding

January 09, 2015 - There is still something about a handwritten letter…not a text, not typed but words from the heart in your loved ones ow...
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A Tribute, a Choice, a Gift...a Birthday to Celebrate

December 29, 2014 - Most days I am up long before the sun, especially in the winter (and that’s if the sun ever makes an appearance). He wak...
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Tacos on Canadian Thanksgiving...and Friends that Push...in a good way!

October 13, 2014 - It’s Canadian Thanksgiving, so of course in the midst of celebrating over tacos I am also reflecting and super thankful...
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Friends, A Closet & Barn Doors...How they go together & How to get them...

August 29, 2014 - You know those friends you have that can do anything…like super talented at most everthing. That would be my friend John...
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Change, Change & More Change Part II...with a PARTAAAAYYYY thrown in!

June 10, 2014 - He would show up every morning at 7:30. We’d meet, review the happenings for that day, maybe force him to eat my muffins...
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The Snohomish Wedding Tour, Swag Bags & FREE TICKETS...

May 07, 2014 - Almost two years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Swanson. A fellow mom and business owner of an event planning c...
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A Trip to the Farm...Memory Lane + Flashback Friday!

April 25, 2014 - I came across this photo the other day and of course childhood memories came flooding back. This is the farm where I gre...
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Songs, Photos and Old school cassette tapes... 'Am I wrong'!

March 20, 2014 - All through high school and college I was that girl with the tape recorder (yes cassette tapes…remember those), playing...
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Allison + Pat:: Diamond Knot Brewery Engagement

March 19, 2014 - He saw her across the room and like slow motion they moved towards each other and knew it was love…insert record scratch...
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Alicia + Andy:: Pine River Ranch Snow filled Wedding

March 19, 2014 - There was something about a winter white wedding that made Alicia’s heart skip a beat. An outdoor ceremony in the middle...
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Why I Do What I Do...

February 26, 2014 - As I sat on a plane headed to LA to see a friend, I had a plan…talk to no one, put my headphones in and sleep. It was th...
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A new bend in the road mixed with a bit of mentoring...

February 05, 2014 - We sat in my half decorated living room, excited for the finishing touches to come together on my renovations! As we rem...
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Past, Present & Future

December 12, 2013 - She is a wife, a mother of 5, an everyday kind of woman. Getting groceries, taking care of her family, visiting her gran...
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The Actuality of Family Photos...mine included!

November 20, 2013 - You book your session and stress about outfits, ordering multiple items and sizes online (only to return 90% of it). Onc...
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1920's Glam Inspired Styled Shoot

October 29, 2013 - It was June and we were all part of the Snohomish Wedding Tour. Sarah of EVENTful Moments Wedding & Event Planning had t...
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Air-Band or Karaoke?

September 24, 2013 - It was Monday, the kids were off to school, I had my iced coffee and 8 hours to dedicate to editing. So as I sat down I...
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Taking a Break...from Photos...

September 12, 2013 - Anticipation filled the air. My girls could hardly contain their excitement for a new school year. Both of my girls love...
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The Safe Shot...

August 29, 2013 - It was bound to happen...it was just a matter of time... It was the brides earrings...an heirloom set from her mother....
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Finding the 'JOI' in life again & how we hide behind our computer...

August 15, 2013 - She sits at her desk early in the morning before her 3 year old runs into the room. Her emails and facebook posts are in...
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Flowers, Notes & Friendship:: Appreciating something that I don't typically LOVE...

August 05, 2013 - I'm not sure when it happened or even why it happened but I have never been a flower lover. I do admire the way florists...
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Those candid moments...real or fake???

July 24, 2013 - Those candid moments in life. The ones we love to capture…with the wide open mouth laughter and the ugly cry…every woman...
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Finding Routine in your Travels...

July 08, 2013 - More and more I realize I am a creature of habit. Even while in Rome I get up walk past the same outdoor aromatic flower...
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9 Things on my Random List and Not using Post-it notes...

June 28, 2013 - My days are often filled with much randomness and are somewhat sporadic of nature…tending to make me feel like I have se...
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A bit of reminiscing...Here's to Africa, Here's to a Year Ago!

June 19, 2013 - It’s funny how quickly memories can fade…but every once in a while you have an epiphany…something that brings back a mem...
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That One time I Wanted to be a Writer...

June 13, 2013 - You know the greeting cards that say everything you are thinking and the person you get them from double underlines ever...
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Mixing Creativity with the Seattle Sun...

June 05, 2013 - I love the sun…some may even say I am a sun worshipper. I like to be tanned and yes spend far too much time tanning. I k...
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Massage and how it helps my Photography ninja moves...

May 31, 2013 - Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, and when I say small I mean 850 people small, definitely had it's challenges with...
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Snohomish Wedding Tour & some SWAG

May 23, 2013 - A home show, a wedding show, a car show...oodles of vendors, information galore and drawings to WIN BIG! I have always w...
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A Throwback to Flashdance...

May 16, 2013 - The past has a way of repeating itself, sometimes in life and often in fashion. As acid wash and neon re-enter the scene...
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Something old, Something new, Something stinky…OH it’s that couch!

May 09, 2013 - I have to say there is nothing sweeter than clients that are as excited about their photographs as I am taking them. We...
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Fresh Bread, Bedhead & Celebrating Mother's Day at Gold Creek Church

May 03, 2013 - It was another Saturday morning and the smell of fresh baked bread wafted through the air. No I didn’t live in a bakery...
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Launching Wish to Wed...a way to give some LOVE!

April 25, 2013 - You know those times in life where you meet a few people and just know ‘They are some good peeps’! I have had the pleasu...
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Loathing Change but Loving the Outcome...and our New Addition

April 17, 2013 - Change...I know there are people out there who love it...me, well...loathe maybe a strong word but it maybe the best fit...
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Photographing Children & Growing Old with matching hats...

April 11, 2013 - I coerce, over promise, and bribe...just to get my kids to wear something I bought for some 'special photos'. In reality...
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Running While Standing Still

April 04, 2013 - My brain always seems to be on overdrive. Never feeling like I do enough, reliving the days events in my head and wonder...
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Earning Trust & Following Through

March 27, 2013 - You meet a vendor and they are interested in photos of their venue or product. Of course it may not be your specialty bu...
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Out of Focus & A Fear of the Ocean

March 21, 2013 - There is something refreshing about toes in the sand and splashing in the ocean. I am a bit of a sun worshipper although...
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God Made a Farmer

March 15, 2013 - Huge snowflakes falling, a brisk wind blowing, and although the sun maybe diffused it's still blinding as it reflects of...
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Sometimes RE-Gifting is OK!

March 08, 2013 - It's white and fluffy and so beautiful...and colder than I remember. I watch out the window to see my children making so...
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Meeting Online, Boots and a Sweet Coordinator...it's all in the details!

February 19, 2013 - You meet someone online and instantly fall in “love”…all because of the boots they are wearing in their profile picture.
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Celebrating Beauty in the 'Little Things'...

February 13, 2013 - It’s a day full of flowers & chocolates, wine & fancy dinners, love & romance! AND out of the 2.2 million couples that g...
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The Ebb & Flow...

February 07, 2013 - As I learn the ebb and flow of the photography business and seasons within it, I find that sometimes it’s less about the...
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A Small Town Store, Meat on a Stick & Customer Service...

January 31, 2013 - It was called the “Lucky Dollar”…despite what the name may bring to mind, it was our local grocery store, currently call...
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Friendship & Being A Tourist...

January 24, 2013 - It was 1 st grade…it feels like yesterday but reality is telling me it was a LOOONG time ago. I remember us sitting next...
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Shades of Gray...

January 17, 2013 - In a world of vibrant color I often feel like things ought to be black and white but somehow find myself among shades of...
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Photoshop & Design...and a great contact!

January 09, 2013 - I will never forget when I first opened Photoshop and starred at the blank screen thinking ‘isn’t it suppose to do somet...
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Makeup, Football and My Lens of Choice...

December 29, 2012 - It was a beautiful day, in fact a perfect day for some winter football. We stepped out of our car and the it started…rai...
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2012 REWOUND

December 14, 2012 - 2012…if I could do it all over again…I wouldn’t!!! Life is about living and learning and this year was no different. Of...
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The Holidays, POP Pants & A Nap...

December 06, 2012 - The holidays are here and just as colorful as the POP pants at Old Navy, Christmas lights are blinking all around us. P...
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Getting AKWARD!!!

November 30, 2012 - We stress about the perfect outfit, only to have our children refuse to wear it the day of…wait for it…FAMILY PHOTOS!!!...
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That Time of Year...

November 21, 2012 - In Canada Thanksgiving is long gone but I am reminded often by my husband that I live in the U.S.A and Thanksgiving is T...
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The Cosby Show, Music & The Holidays...

November 15, 2012 - Taking one last gaze around his living room, Bill backed up slowly approaching the door to say goodbye to his Brooklyn h...
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Philanthropy...it's more than just a word...

November 07, 2012 - There were almost 20 of us every year…gathered around a long table that spread across the living and dining room. My mom...
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At First Glance...

October 31, 2012 - That first moment...where the groom sees something white out of the corner of his eye...he turns and does a double-take.
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In Front...

October 22, 2012 - Anyone who knows me knows I love to 'read'...magazines...you know the ones with LOTS of pictures and mini articles. Mayb...
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Ever changing decisions...

October 16, 2012 - As a little girl growing up on a farm in the middle of no where, life used to feel like it would never change, that time...
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Back to Life...with a few jalepenos on top!

October 09, 2012 - It was hot, it was humid and we danced like MC Hammer on steroids but as cliché as it is, all good things must come to a...
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Pedals, A Unicycle & A little R&R...

September 26, 2012 - I said the other day that I need more pedals on bike…well nothing has changed, I’m not sure if more pedals would make me...
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A Bushel & A Peck...

September 18, 2012 - With life comes fleeting moments, memories and often lost loved ones. As I stay busy with my wifey duties, motherhood an...
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Dance cause YOLO...

September 13, 2012 - As I watched my girls in their first dance class yesterday I was reminded that we are all different. Obvious? Yes…but do...
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Life's not perfect...

September 07, 2012 - My mom would always say 'Life's not perfect'...so yes mom I get it...BUT is it wrong to want it to be!!? I have to admi...
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Christmas Eve like anticipation & a little dancin'!

September 04, 2012 - ‘Ahhhhhhh I have a 1 st grader!!!’ has been racing through my head for the past week! I always knew I would have childr...
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10 Reasons I like to Dance...

August 29, 2012 - Top 10 reasons I like to dance... 1. It's great exercise! 2. It's fun. 3. Did I mention it's fun. 4. People always s...
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Welcoming Fall & to being a better 'player'...

August 24, 2012 - If you knew me from Evas kindergarten class last year you would know I seemed to be the last to know, late to everything...
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Cannonball!!

August 21, 2012 - We all want to make an impact, and I am no different...but sometimes I doubt whether I am or will. I can't always see th...
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Photographing Life...

August 16, 2012 - Life has a way of happening and sometimes really fast. I had this idea, and though making a video is not original, it wa...
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My 'Signature' Event & Skippin' on Lilypads...

August 07, 2012 - When you grow up in small town Saskatchewan it’s not that hard to be good at a sport…especially when you are the only on...
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Better late than never??

August 02, 2012 - It's a beautiful thing, this wonderful being growing inside your belly...yet your mind...hugely impacted. More than just...
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Unexpecting...and a little extra 'love' from above!

July 24, 2012 - Of course we all know life is unpredictable. We can plan as much as we want but often a curve ball is thrown our way and...
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My life in e-cards...

July 18, 2012 - I wish I could get a tan from my computer screen. I promise I think about you...does that count? I remember life befor...
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Solitude

July 16, 2012 - We walked and walked, hiked and hiked and when we couldn’t trudge along anymore we did what we needed to do…kept walking...
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Hits & Mrs.

July 07, 2012 - 3 am…I am wide wake again, I always thought I was immune to jet lag…I could sleep through anything. I guess this is one...
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One woman...

June 30, 2012 - She speaks no English, in fact she speaks very little at all. There is something about her that is mezmorizing. Maybe it...
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One of a Kind

June 16, 2012 - As my parents arrive today to care for our children as we head to Africa - I think back to my childhood remember a few t...
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Pushing & Going too far...

June 06, 2012 - Sometimes posing your clients can 'pose' a challenge...yes pun intended. Especially if they aren't sure if they want 'th...
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Sisters & Celebrating...

June 04, 2012 - Last night I had the privilege of photographing two different families...both with girls...sisters. It reminded me of th...
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Remembering to Remember...

May 28, 2012 - Today as I photographed another Chambers Family, I happened to catch this shot of the kids…walking away with an American...
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The Climb, The Fall & Fierce like Katniss!

May 21, 2012 - In the attempt to fit in a few hikes before we head to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (yes I am still going….ahhhh),...
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Different yet the Same...

May 18, 2012 - As I raise two girls it’s evident each and everyday how God has made us all completely unique! We were not meant to be t...
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Reading & A little Spring Cleaning...

May 17, 2012 - I must admit I am not much of a reader…I would say I am more of a listener. I would rather listen to a book on my ipod o...
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Stepping Forward...

May 10, 2012 - There is no doubt I love shoes...I love buying them, wearing them and yep...photographing them!! While doing all of this...
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