Monday, December 21, 2009

yoyo camp gives back...

Over the weekend my husband put on a yoyo camp for his after school yoyo university students and any others that wanted to join in the fun. He and his friend/professional yoyoer Colin teach kids how to yoyo weekdays at different elementary schools in the area. For more information check out their website Colin's fiance Emily and I helped with registration and then I decided to take a few photos while I was there...

The kids ranged in age and skill level and it was so fun to watch them yoyo and to see that it was not only fun for them but a confidence builder as well.

We thought this would be a good opportunity to collect donations as well, so we collected food and clothing donations from campers and we were overwhelmed with the amount of donations. It was awesome!!!

The day included a yoyo show during snack time...

as well as competitions and prizes at the end.

Overall it was a great day and I'm glad I was able to be a part of it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Before the blog... (and the digital camera)

Today my friend/client Whitney sent me a message saying she was stressing because she couldn't find her wedding photos and then she thought to ask me...

A little over 4 years ago Whitney & Jeb hired me to shoot their wedding. It was the first wedding I had ever shot and it would turn out to be a defining moment in my life. So, when Whitney contacted me today I was so happy to ease her mind and be able to say, "don't worry, I have all of your wedding photos".  I have spent the last couple of hours going through Whitney & Jeb's perfect day and reliving that nervous and exciting day for myself. It was 4 years ago, but I remember exactly the way I was feeling... photographing Whitney as she got her make up done thinking this must be the best job on earth, nervously switching rolls of film as Whitney and her dad were about to walk down the aisle, and doing my best to capture each moment of the day. Now after having the opportunity to do photos of Whitney numerous times, shoot maternity photos for Jeb & Whitney, and then just a few weeks ago take some family photos and few shots of their beautiful baby boy I am once again brought back to that wonderful feeling of, this must be the best job on earth. Being a part of peoples lives on their most special days is so amazing, and I am so lucky that this is what I do. I truly could not ask for more and I am so very thankful for all of the people who allow me to be a part of their lives.

So Whitney & Jeb, thank you so much for having me be a part of your special day which was always one of the most important days in my life, the day that I really decided this is what I want to do. :)

I wanted to share a couple of my favorites, from 4 years ago, shot on film...

You were and are still such a beautiful couple... thank you again!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

too much fun!

Yesterday Julie of Julie Flood Photography and I shot mini boudoir sessions at the nines hotel in down town portland. We had a total of 8 ladies and each one was absolutely beautiful and a blast to work with... so, thank you ladies!!! In fact, we had so much fun and were so pleased with how the images came out that we are considering doing another day of mini shoots shortly before Valentine's day. If you are interested in surprising someone special with this perfect gift contact me and we can get your name on the list. And it can make a great girls night out, so get a few of your girlfriends together, grab a drink, and then get some awesome photos done. :) 

Due to the intimacy of these photos, all images are kept private and for the client's eyes only. To view sample work of this nature please contact me:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Carrie & Erik Part 1...

 A couple weeks ago after some rainy days, we had a crisp and surprisingly clear day in Oregon. It was chilly outside, but an absolutely perfect day for a fall wedding. Carrie & Erik got married at what I swear is the most adorable church in Portland, the Oaks Pioneer Church, and their reception was held at the very beautiful Lake Oswego Country club. Carrie was such a beautiful person from the inside out and I think she found her match in Erik. I had such a great time with them both, as well as their wonderful families. They were fabulous people that were so much fun and I hope to have the opportunity to spend time with them again!

More to come soon..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby Travis...

Over last weekend I traveled to Bend to do newborn photos for the Kunklers. I shot their wedding in August of 2008 in Sisters, OR at the beautiful Five Pine Lodge and it was nice to spend some more down time with them and really get to know them, and their adorable baby boy, Travis. Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot...

 Thank you so much for having Greg and I for an awesome turkey dinner, a not so awesome blazer game, delicious breakfast, and a super fun shoot! I hope we can come visit again very soon!!!