quick facts about me
Family is everything! That's what we think at least, and we want to guide you through our portrait experience.
Professional, portraiture celebrates you and the legacy you’re making every day. Images of you in your home will bring to life the love you share and the adventures you have together. And when you walk by it every day, you will get an overwhelming feeling of joy, love, and nostalgic purpose flowing through your veins. Our goal is to make those images be more and more valuable to you every year that passes.
Printed professional imagery designed to coordinate with your home and your style, all of sudden YOU are your art.
An investment so priceless, you will wonder how you could have ever lived without it. Especially when your little ones grow, change, and discover who they want to become before your eyes. Remembering those looks, smirks, and all the growth stages will seem like you want to keep a vise-like grip on the past. They grow too dang fast!
My own family started here in Oregon but grew leaps and bounds in 1997. Mike and I fell in love one evening, 3,000 miles apart (more on that later), and continued to nurture that bond. 24 years later, we are still that “gross” couple who love deeply, have the utmost respect for one another, and work side by side this thing we call life.
+ Knausgaard quinoa DIY mumblecore, af jianbing intelligentsia offal fixie.
+ Pabst single-origin coffee umami, distillery chicharrones trust fund iceland aesthetic taiyaki.
+ Glossier keytar fam, etsy food truck tilde blog vaporware salvia ennui cred semiotics direct trade fanny pack normcore.
+ Lyft snackwave etsy chia banjo.
+ Gentrify edison bulb banh mi, banjo sartorial plaid cardigan vice flannel.
+ Echo park selfies kogi, waistcoat craft beer quinoa four loko hammock aesthetic roof party kale chips asymmetrical mlkshk cronut.
STYLE?! I'm not sure I have any, but if I had to pick, my style would be yoga pants & a t-shirt. To elevate my look for more special occasions you can expect a complete glam look with pin-up curls, a flower in my hair, and red lipstick to complete the theme.
FAVORITES: If you asked me what my all time favorite thing is in life, without a doubt I'd say MY FAMILY. They are my world. They're the reason I do what I do.
My design style is crisp and clean. My home office is entirely white including all the furniture, with the exception of the pull-out couch.
If I had my way each room would be bright white with a small accent color.
Ice Tea with a half of a Splenda packet. Generally I have the wait-staff bring me multiple glasses, because I drink them so fast.
You'll win me over with a smooth Cabernet Sauvignon any day. Black Rabbit from McMenamins is my favorite.
On a hot summer day a cold refreshing IPA does the trick. We live in a microbrew hot spot.
The economic crash of 2007 hit everyone hard. I worked in the housing industry which you can image was hit hard. They could no longer pay my salary, and was cut to PT. I had to find a way to provide for my family.
My career in Photography began shortly after that. I'm self taught, and more passionate now, more than ever, about creating custom legacy images for familie to cherish.
No, not because of Pumpkin Spice, even though it's pretty delicious. Fall = wearing scarves. I'm all about wearing simple and comfort clothing, but adding a scarf adds a nice touch. It doesn't hurt that they also hide my double chin. #winwin
Fall equals cooler weather. Who doesn't like to snuggle up in front of a fire, with a hot beverage.
Honestly, I'm not sure I have a favorite place per say. Family trips wherever they may be will always be my favorite. It's not the place it's the company you share it with. Life experiences with the people I love are priceless.
I do love to get away by myself for a few days just me and the dogs. As an entrepreneur you're always working. Decompressing is a must.
While we captured other families portraits guess who wasn't practicing what she preached. Why did it take this long? Why didn't I make it a priority? I forgot to slow down and absorb life's special moments.
I didn't take the time to slow down and enjoy. The fast paced world we live in seems to pick up speed each and every day. It makes me panic when I look back and think of all the things I neglected to soak in and appreciate.
We're here to help you not make the same mistake.