Unfurl

Every image she sees - so full of light and shadow - has been telling her, her skin is not her own. She lost herself long ago when she invited past lovers, her husband, her children, society, to find comfort in the space between her flesh and soul, and amongst the folds where light and [...]

Infant Loss Moms Photography Project Proposal

I "met" Hannah in a mom's group on Facebook. We were both really early along in our pregnancies, though Hannah was a week further along than I. I had one child already, who was almost 2. Hannah had a miscarriage before that. Throughout our pregnancies, Hannah and I were "pregnancy twins." We saw our midwives [...]

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 [...]

Deep Woods Events | Elmira, Oregon | Glitz and Glam Styled Shoot

This styled shoot was inspired by old world luxury and glamour, with subtle hints of Art Deco flair. The cake, cake, escort cards, signs - and even a plum! – were adorned with gold leaf accents.

A New Look for a New Year

Last year I photographed some of my favorite weddings to date. The couples and venues were all amazing, and I can't help but showcase these beautiful people and details on my site (which is also sporting a brand-new logo!). So excited to see what 2017 brings! "May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you. May [...]

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 [...]

Simply Devon

I recently shared a post about my session with my friend Linda and her (growing) family at their cabin in PA (check those images out here). And although I loved those photos, I consider these the true pièce de résistance. Introducing Devon. He is just so wonderfully and adorably precious. And, might I add, he [...]

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 [...]