Tips for Traveling with Your Dog

We have taken Kirby with us on several small trips. Heck, our first few hours with him were spent trekking from his foster home near the Columbia River Gorge back up to our home near Seattle. His first time sightseeing was at Multnomah Falls and he was barely 9 weeks old. He has been with […]

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June 16, 2017

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What is included in my wedding photography coverage?

This is a question wedding photographers get a lot. It’s understandable—for most people, this is the first time they’ve ever planned a wedding! It’s important to know what you want recorded on your special day, and to be sure of what your photographer will be covering in their wedding packages. Planning your wedding day timeline […]

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January 27, 2017

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A Letter to the Bride Planning Her Wedding Day

My dear Bride, You’re in the middle of planning your wedding day, and there are a few things I need to share with you. I know your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life, and you want everything to be perfect, but I promise you it will still be the […]

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August 18, 2016

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10 Tips for Traveling with Your DSLR Camera

It is no secret among my friends that I take my camera with me pretty much everywhere. Yes, with even just one lens attached it’s probably upwards of 3lbs to carry around. But especially when I am heading someplace new, someplace I know the first thing I’ll want to do is reach for that DSLR […]

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July 8, 2016

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5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Your Engagement Portraits

Spring is finally here—HALLELUJAH—which means wedding season is right around the corner, and engagement portraits are on the forefront of your mind if you’re currently planning a wedding. Now, you might ask, why engagement portraits? Won’t we be getting plenty of pictures of ourselves at the wedding? I hear you. You’re right, you will get plenty […]

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May 5, 2016

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11 Tips to Take Better Photos with your Phone

Let’s get something out of the way up front. I am a bit of a camera snob. I like to drag my big camera around with me everywhere I can because it just takes better photos than my phone can. And heck, it should! But sometimes I have to let that need for the full […]

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April 13, 2016

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Picking Your Portrait Session Outfit

So you’ve set up your portrait session. You know where you want to have it. You know what time to be there. But do you know what you’re going to wear? If the question of picking your portrait session outfit makes you feel like you’re about to sweat bullets, you’re not alone! There can be a […]

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February 5, 2016

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Selecting Your Portrait Session Location

I am a huge fan of on location photography. While the studio can make for some excellent formal portraits, where everything from the lighting to the background is in my complete control as the photographer, there is nothing like a natural setting. It’s just so much more…natural. Is that too obvious? What I mean is […]

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January 16, 2015

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