Miranda and Dylan | Anniversary Adventure Session | Lava Beds near Sisters, OR

Amazing adventure engagement style anniversary session at the Oregon Lava Beds

The Bradley Family | Thurston Hills Natural Area | Springfield, Oregon

I first photographed this lovely couple when they were engaged. We did a cute engagement-style session right across from where I live (there's a cute little church with beautiful grounds covered by grand oaks). Then a couple of months ago this lovely gal approached me for a family session - they had a little boy! [...]

Life with Two Toddlers

If you know me personally, you know I have two very funny, bright, and adorable toddlers. If you don't know me... well, now you know. Life with two toddlers is crazy. Like, literally crazy-making, and some days I break out into my worst rendition of Ozzy Osborne. Some days, I can just ride the crazy [...]

High School Senior Jenny

Senior high portraits have come a long way from the stiff, cookie cutter images that used to dominate the yearbooks. I remember that for my high school portraits, we chose one of three days to go to the school where the photographer had set up the "standard blue" background. Girls got their choice between a [...]

Teaser: High School Senior Jenny

A pretty girl. A gun. A beautiful day. What more could you ask for on a portrait day? Stay tuned for more soon...

Personality Galore

When taking portraits, I'm known for pushing people just a little more than they might be used to. In some cases, the person I'm photographing vamps it up even more than I could have expected (as if they were a model in a previous life). In some cases, the result is a portrait that is [...]

Beccue Family Cabin

I meant to post these a while back. I really did. But I got swept up with busy-ness. First with all the fall weddings and then with Holiday portraits at Love Life Images. Then with making homemade Christmas gifts and working on DIY (do-it-yourself) projects for our wedding this May. Then with Josh coming home [...]

Day at the Park: Taylor Arboretum

Visiting my aunt in Pennsylvania is always a treat. And a bit of a retreat. I get to go there and sample my uncle's homemade beer (and most recently wine and honey mead too), hang out in the kitchen chatting, and usually see some family too. During my most recent visit, my aunt suggested that [...]