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 […]

This is a session that will stick with me for a while. These are our friends, the Meyers.  We met through our youngest kids, who have been best friends at their school for the past two years.  Sometime last year my son started talking about his “little friend Justin”, and eventually we got together for […]

I was 90% sure this session was getting rescheduled.  A few hours before our start time a spring thunderstorm rolled through the Tri-Cities.  Here in Richland, we didn’t get the heaviest rain, but it was wet enough for long enough that I really thought this session would be a no-go that night.  We stuck it out […]

Happy Spring!  I’m happy to be back at it this spring!  Such beautiful weather we have been having and EVERYTHING is blooming!   Heather chose the Demonstration Gardens at the Mid-Columbia Library in Kennewick for a spring family session.  It was looking so beautiful this evening!  Turns out though, that it was prom night somewhere nearby, […]