It is no secret I love doing newborn photo shoots. Between the newborn snuggles and getting to know proud moms and dads (that I almost always want to become best friends with after meeting), and the little bit of chaos that young children bring into life…it just breathes a little life and happiness into me.
Not sure if I have mentioned it before or not, but I LOVE redheads. My oldest is my one and only redhead and we were both surprised and delighted to discover we had red hair in the family tree. Now, almost 20 years later, I still get fan girl style happy anytime I see redheads.Read More
In-home family photography is the perfect way to capture your family exactly as they are. It is both meaningful and relaxed, it is weather resistant and bathrooms, makeup touch-ups, and a change of clothes are all within reach. All of this is especially true when there’s a new baby.Read More
Family is everything. If you are looking for fun and memorable ways to spend time together this holiday season here in Portland, Oregon here are some ideas!Read More
Prior to me abandoning tradition and selling my soul to the fake Christmas tree gods, I had nearly 40 years of experience in choosing perfect Christmas trees. Here are some tips for success:Read More
Christmas is around the corner and the weather is meh, and if you are like me, your list of things you need to get done is already growing. If you want to get the whole family together for one quick shot for your annual holiday card, but you don't want to spend full price because you really just need that ONE photo, let me help cross one thing off the list, painlessly and at an affordable price.
Having a hard time deciding on family portraits? Here are ten reasons you should schedule your family photography session today!Read More
Coordinating outfits can be the most fun part of getting your family portraits taken, or it can be the biggest headache. I personally love the puzzle of coordinating everyone (though no one in my family appreciates my efforts on this...and often times I will buy something--for my boys in particular--that is worn JUST for the family photo and never worn again. Totally worth it, IMHO).Read More
Let's set some Mother's Day Photography Goals. This is a gift for ourselves and for our children. "When we take pictures with our children, we are asserting ourselves as important and valuable, and our children are watching us."Read More
Surprises REALLY aren't my thing. I order the same thing from nearly every restaurant I visit. I only shop at Target, and I LOVE a good routine and a well placed SYSTEM.Read More
As a teenager in middle and high school, I loved to create new workout plans. I would fashion workouts for my brother and I to do at early hours in the morning with great anticipation of what all this extra exercise would do to our athletic performance. To my brother's credit, he would always get up and do these ambitious workouts with me without too much complaint. Where I had an abundance of desire and ambition, however, I lacked creativity and resources in our workouts.Read More
With four kids who are ALWAYS hungry, dinner time is not my favorite. There are few things that send me over the edge more than after a crazy day of work, carpooling, laundry and cleaning to have my kids say "What is for dinner?" when I am not well prepared for it. I am hit or miss on the weekdays (I mean, we always eat...but some days it is grilled cheese or fried egg sandwiches), but Sunday I actually love cooking a nice, well-rounded meal. It might be the only day I actually sort of enjoy cooking. Maybe it is the slower pace of Sunday, or maybe it is because going to church puts me in a more generous mood.Read More