A Big Move

As a parent, I find great joy in seeing my children succeed in their passions and talents. The McCoyville family knows that joy- their very talented son was accepted into Boston Ballet School. This meant they would be packing up their home in Oregon to make a new home on the other side of the country.

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Before they left the West Coast, they visited family in California- where I got to take their photos.

Grandparents, Brother and Sister, Spouses, and Kids

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Grandparents with grandkids

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The Christensens

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I look forward to the next family visit on this coast!

Ave Family Portraits

As is customary, I have let a lot of time pass since I last shared. I went through my photo library and had to make a tough call on which beautiful family I would post. These two cuties caught my eye…

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Their photo session was done in their back yard. They have a fun playhouse/fort, I love the color! Here they are with their beautiful mom and proud dad…

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Such a joy to have photographed- thank you, Ave family!

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Totah Family Portraits

I am so slow at updating. My busiest month for family photos is November- and I’m posting this session in April! It’s so silly- I love my families, and this one is no exception. Some day I’ll get faster at sharing!

Here they are- the Totah family!

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Grayson and Sami were so fun, I really enjoyed taking their photos.

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We concluded our session with a photo of some very special guests. I look forward to our next ‘play date’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Annual Family Portraits: Engle Family

Every year my husband and I try to take our family portraits sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December. This year, I was uncomfortably large. We were anticipating the birth of our 5th child in December- so we decided to wait until he arrived. Well, he held out longer than I had expected, arriving on December 22. In ten years, I hadn’t missed sending out Christmas cards. This year, I did. But we did get cards sent out- they just said ‘Happy New Year’ instead ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was pretty happy with our family portrait. Sure, Gideon is crying- but he does that.

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The ‘big kids’ were super cooperative, and very helpful. Oh, and mega cute!

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That’s our family. They bring me outrageous amounts of joy ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit from Afar

My friend (and loyal client) Gwen scheduled a photo session several months in advance as she was really excited about her sister’s visit from Ireland.

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Gwen and her husband, Gary have been here for several years. It was great to see the family together!


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Kennedy and Evan got to spend time with their cousin, Charlie.

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Kennedy was glad to have photos with her Auntie Brenda!

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Have a safe trip home, Brenda and Charlie – and come back soon!

Giggles, Laughs, and a lot of Love

Could you imagine getting six kids all dressed and ready for a family photo session, while maintaining happy attitudes and a positive outlook on the experience? The Mays family did just that- and were such a fun group to photograph! Mays Family

Usually there’s a grumpy one in a family photo session, but not these guys! Each child enjoyed their ‘star’ moment…

Shiloh Little Shiloh was not only cooperative, but accommodating too.

Isaiah Isaiah was glad to share his playful personality.

Darrell Most 8 year old boys are reluctant to have a picture taken, but Darrell was willing and helpful.

Takai Takai has a beautiful smile, and was pleased to share it.

Jasiah Sweet Jasiah. Cute, fun, photogenic.

Anjal Anjal was all smiles, whether the camera was on her or not.

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Darrell and Tamara Here they are, the people responsible for this amazing bunch. Thanks for a great session, Darrell and Tamara. I look forward to more!

Happy First Birthday

I had the fun privilege of photographing sweet Analeigh for her first birthday…


She had fun exploring her surroundings, I was there to document her curious personality.

At the fence

Some of the most beautiful and timeless photos require no coaching, I enjoy taking part in those captured moments.

Mother and Daughter


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone