NOW SERVING SPOKANE, WA

My love of photography began with that scrolling wind of a disposable camera. 

We were on a first name basis at the Walmart photo counter as soon as I turned 16 and could drive myself over whenever I wanted. Every weekend I'd drop off the weeks highlights and  browse the craft aisles for an hour until I could pick them up. What- first name status at Walmart is not something a lot of people brag about? pshhh...

Before I knew anything about exposure or aperture or shutter speed, I knew that it was important to me to capture every moment on film. Most would probably argue that I spent too many high school evenings on my bedroom floor surrounded by paint, rubber cement and a shoebox full of photographs, listening to Train. (Yeah... I didn't have a whole lot of boyfriends those days, but I had pages and pages full of memories with the people and places that were most important to me. 

These days, I'm no longer winding up diposable cameras and I no longer visit a one-hour photo counter. I've spent a lot less time scrapbooking a lot more time studying the technical side of a hobby that became my full time gig in 2015. A few things haven't changed though. You'll still find me snapping and clicking away every day... and I still listen to a whole lot of Train. 

   

A Little More…

On September 30, 2014 I moved to Okinawa with this guy I'd married a month earlier, and our "perma-puppy" Sydney. After about a year of Oki-Living, I turned my photography habit into a full time job, and as the time neared to start {scary} decision to continue with photography when we got back to the States.

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Although I bought my first non-disposable camera almost a decade ago, and fancied myself a pretty decent photographer, I didn't really start studying photography until 2015. Now I can't stop. 

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Some of my biggest photography crushes include: Stormy Solis, Sophia & Co., FairyDust Photography, Amy & Jordan, and Heidi Hope. I've been incredibly blessed to take classes and/or get mentorships from each of them and count myself lucky to get to learn such very different things from such very different photographers. It used to confuse me that my favorite photographers all had such starkly different styles, but I've learned to embrace it and take my favorite bits and peices from each of them to create a style that is uniquely mine. Besides- they keep my insta-feed varied and beautiful and nothing they post ever ceases to make me feel giddy! 

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I have a passion for birth photography and all things maternity and newborn related, but I think my sessions really come alive when I get to interact with the kiddos during a family session.

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I'm a terribly inconsistent blogger, but every year I make a resolution to get better at it. In addition to my photography blog, I also have a travel blog called WalkingThroughWonderland, that is consistently about six months behind of the trips I'm posting about- but I love it and hope I will never let it go!

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I could shoot flowy dresses, tulle skirts and tutus all day, everday. The twirlier & girlier the better! Who am I kidding- I could wear them everyday too. Want inspiration for your next shoot? I'm always adding to my "What to Wear For..." pinterest boards. Check out a few of my favorites: ...Maternity Sessions, ...Family Sessions, ...Beach Sessions, ...Lifestyle Sessions, ...Engagement Sessions

   

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