Martha contacted me for family portraits to be taken during the holiday while family was in town. They were up for snow portraits, my personal favorite! We met ahead of time to plan every detail so that the session would go smooth. Martha wasn’t super optimistic about getting a great family portrait, but she was sure hoping. Well, with our planning and great location find, we knocked it out of the park. I wish I would have taken video of her seeing her images for the first time. She was hootin’ and hollerin’ with excitement! She really wanted one large image (if we got one) but then decided on multiple images as she loved them all so much. The cluster she picked out is called, The Isle. If you hang all the canvas portraits one inch apart, it will cover 66″x40″. This cluster tells a wonderful story of this family and their close relationship. They will receive their portraits soon and I will go over and hang for them. Thank you, Haga Family!
This session was very special. It is always special when families get together and capture their relationships and memories on camera. This story is not one for me to talk about though. The studio images we captured of this family are beautiful and timeless. I got a call to get this family in, last minute, during the holidays. There was a panic and scare in her voice and we made sure to get them in. One very loved person in this group has a fight ahead of her. I was personally relieved to get these shots as they all look beautiful together.
I met Chan through my husband. Chan is a co worker. We all used to mountain bike together. I wondered why Chan wasn’t joining us anymore…well, he got married and had a baby! That explains things. I was happy to get a call from Chan needing pictures of this daughter, Jenna to capture the milestone of turning one! I talked them into a couple of family shots as well…why not! I have to say that Jenna is one of the happiest babies I have ever worked with. She is so happy, never whined or cried in any of our meetings. I got to meet her at the planning session, busy and happy at the portrait session and then a pleasure at the ordering session. What a sweet baby girl they have! It was so great to meet Chan’s wife and work with her as well, such an amazing woman. BIG thank you to the Yoo family for trusting me with their memories…
I met Tiffani at a wedding this summer. She was quite possibly one of the cutest pregnant girls I have ever seen! She was all baby!! I was so excited and honored when she contacted me for baby pictures. We planned together a time of day that worked best for her little man, she kept me in the loop on what they were going to wear, and we had a date nailed down to capture Tiffani and her son. Mason was quite grumpy at the session and honestly I am not sure any of us thought we got a good shot. Babies always have their own agenda! BUT…we got MANY great shots! I am so in love with their pictures! I am so in love with their relationship! I love that we captured “them”. Mason is such a BIG, little man! This boy is 4 1/2 months and as cute as they come! Those rolls…
We had a great time in June photographing these families. The Challengers are like family but it was nice to meet Kim’s side of the family…the Walker’s. They were visiting from Winnemucca, NV. We had drinks, snacks and I had fun bossing them all around. We just got around to their ordering session because Donovan and Lisa are both in the BLM fire business and as you all know, the fire season is busy! Thank you to both of these families for choosing me to capture their relationships. Enjoy your beautiful portraits!
I’m sure this family was a little nervous to work with me. They have been going to another photographer in town for the last 13 years. They were referred to me by their photographer, and that my friends… is a compliment! I was happy to take care of them. We met ahead of time to make a plan, which made family portrait day fun and enjoyable. We were able to enjoy three locations. We were going for some brick, urban and a little bit of fall. This particular family portrait was the last location and the last shot for the evening.
I really enjoyed getting to know this family and hope to see them again! Great people!! Thank you, Lisa & Mary for trusting me with your memories!
This wonderful family just moved to town. They are closing on a home, getting situated in jobs and child care, but found time to get updated family portraits. Little K is almost two and sweet as they come. His smile lights up a room!! His little spirit is so fun, sweet, and loving. I can see why these parents are so in love with their little man. It’s so great to see such wonderful people move to the valley. We welcome them with open arms.
I was happy to take care of this family as they found me through word of mouth. That is the greatest compliment in my mind. We met to plan a senior session and it turned into a family session. With the recent weather, we had to do some juggling but ended up with a beautiful evening on the river last night. They were such good sports, ended dirty and wet but well worth it! We designed a cluster of canvas’s that looks wonderful on their stairwell…this is called The Pride and Joy.
I met them through working at Micron many years ago. Facebook has allowed us to stay in touch. We have kept in touch over the years with senior portraits, personal goals, little “Richard” and his portraits…we stay connected. I have a very personal connection to this family, still getting to know some of them, but love them all like family. As you can imagine, never a dull moment and always a few laughs at everyone’s expense! My favorite two quotes from Saturday…”my mom says that if I don’t behave, you will hit me over the head with a stick” (how do I not die laughing at this, not true by the way…haha) AND…at the end of the session, “let’s all clap for Kam”. Oh my!! Too funny!
I have known this family for years! They love to hunt, love to cheer on W at his football games, love to cheer on H at her softball games, and they love their dogs (Cori’s Oodles of Doodles). Cori’s heart is huge and she would do anything for anyone. Cori is my Scentsy gal, and oh how she knows I love my Scentsy! She knows I always go for the same two scents and encourages me to try something new…haha! We recently spent some time in the studio yard to update their wall portraits. The last time we did their family portraits was in 2011. I wouldn’t suggest waiting that long to update family portraits but sometimes life takes some turns and bumps. I’m happy that they are back and updating these memories of their relationships. Thank you, Moore family!