It seems fitting that my last blog of 2023 is all about new beginnings and fresh starts. My client Diane reached out to me about some fresh family photos while her adult kids were in town to document their new chapter after some tough changes in their lives.   It’s easy to remember to get […]

One of my favorite families–The Hartsfields! I will always cherish this family–my first ever real client, when I had just started maybe trying to photograph other people SIX YEARS AGO?!  They took a chance on me, and we’ve all grown a lot over the years! This year the whole family showed up in plaid shirts!  […]

Misty and Tony are repeat customers, and you can read more about them here and here to see how long we’ve known each other.  Last summer they bought some property in West Richland with Tony’s brother and his family, and this year they wanted family photos at the old barn on the property.  Guys, get […]

This was one of those late-October perfectly autumnal evenings we are so lucky to get here sometimes, and I got to share it with one of my favorite families!  Seriously, I feel like I got to photograph famous people!  Because in some circles around here, they are! If you have a child under the age […]

Meet my dear friends, and former colleague, the Joyces!  They’ve been coming to see me for photos for 5 years now, since I was a brand new baby photographer, and just starting out!  What a big difference 5 years makes (both for my subjects, and the quality of their photographs!)! This year we wanted to […]

As nice as our fall weather usually is here in the Tri-Cities, WA, it’s good to remember that it is still fall, and the weather can be ANYTHING! You might remember this family from last year’s fall flower sessions!  Last year, we had a beautiful sunny evening, and this year, it was raining!  We weren’t […]

Okay so what happens if you’re super excited for your family portraits this year, but when it comes to the location, you have absolutely no idea what you want.   It’s totally okay! While many of my clients have some ideas about how they want their photos to look and feel in terms of locations, many […]

As a parent of young children, we’ve been at that stage in life where bedtime happens during that golden hour/sunset time of day, and I’ve been realizing lately that I probably spent years never watching the sunset, because I was in the midst of getting kids to bed (and for my kids, this can be […]

When I was first starting out photographing for other people, most of my clients were people I knew, and occasionally people that heard about me from a mutual friend.  More and more though, especially with the help of this blog, and my google page, people I have no prior connection with are finding me, and […]

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Repeat clients are THE BEST!   These ones happen to be friends too!  We met the McCulleys a few months before COVID struck, so we didn’t get a lot of in-person time with them initially, but over the years we’ve built a great friendship, and I just […]