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Happy 6th Birthday to our little man! He decided he wanted a football birthday as we were having his party on the day of the Superbowl, so it worked out perfectly. He also had a football birthday when he turned three, so I had a few things around I could still use. He asked for Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes, which his …

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It’s quite fun to have repeat clients who come back each year or with each milestone in their lives because then I get to see how the kids have grown and changed. Seeing this family again always makes me smile. We met a park near their home where they enjoy spending time as a family. Mom always does a great …

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We love the county fair…sure it’s hot, and dirty, and the days are long, but there truly is something so special about the memories we make as a family and with friends as the culmination of a whole year of preparation for the kids comes to a close. I grew up with many wonderful memories showing horses and cattle in …

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I was going through images today and happened upon these of my babies, and it shows the brotherly love this guy has for his baby sister. Oh how he adores her! With the big sisters in school full time, these two get to spend a lot of time at home together and they are buddies. Love how sweet he is …

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One of our family’s summer traditions is heading to the Idaho Junior Beef Expo in Filer, Idaho. This is our fourth year attending with one of our own kids showing, but we’ve been going for many years as my husband and all his siblings grew up showing there. It’s a great family-friendly atmosphere. We get to see other cattle friends …

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This pretty much sums up how this kid feels about her animals and showing cattle. She loves it. She works hard and never gives up. Even when the animals try to push her around. This is her newest “baby.”—a Hereford calf we purchased this spring. They already have a bond. Looking forward to all the memories they can make together.

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Oh how I love summer nights around here. Summer nights filled with perfectly golden yummy light. And this view. Oh, how I LOVE summer nights on the ranch.

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I’m so excited to share this session and album from my Valentine’s day date with this little newborn. Kelli contacted me when she was expecting, but due to some complications with her pregnancy, we had to wait until this sweet boy arrived. But, oh, was it worth the wait! His first-time parents are so over-the-moon for him, it was really …

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  Seriously?! Can you believe how cute this little guy is?! I though he was a sweetie when he was a newborn, but oh my he’s even more adorable now! Love being able to watch little ones grow and change and capture each stage of development. It’s also fun to see how similar or different they may be from a …

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For those who’ve had a baby, think back to those first few days home with a newborn. Whether it was your first child or you were adding to your family, remember how you felt. Maybe you were unsure of what you were doing or a little overwhelmed. Most definitely you were sleep deprived. But an even greater feeling was the …

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        The reason I do this; the reason I love photography is the opportunity to tell stories. Stories of hope. Kyle’s story is definitely one of hope. Last summer, 17-year-old Kyle decided to use his upcoming senior project to give back to an organization that helped he and his family through a difficult time as he faced a …

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Aww, a sweet, sweet family waiting on their precious little bundle. I love photographing maternity sessions as there is so much excitement surrounding the arrival of a new baby, whether a couple is just starting their family or adding to the family they’ve already created. This session was no exception—we made brownies, we played football, we read books, we jumped …

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So, it’s the day before week after Thanksgiving and I’ve had this post on my mind almost all month. I saw many friends and family posting what they are thankful for daily on Facebook during their 30 Days of Thankfulness series. I do enjoy seeing them, and it reminds me to think of my own blessings. So, while the thought …

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I had to play around with the title a little bit because we shot most of this session on the runway! And, really Julie is model beautiful! When she contacted me this fall about a Your Story Glamour session, I was totally thrilled to find out she was a helicopter pilot! How different and cool! I was excited she wanted …

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Yes, he’s a bit of a ham. But, he’s pretty cool too. Little man dressed himself. Perfect excuse for a studio mini-session. Does your little dude have personality too? Call me today, and let’s capture it during an Essence session!

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I’m so excited to share these images, and the little announcement about my new take on the cake smash session! I know cake smash sessions have become quite popular in recent years as a way to celebrate a baby’s milestone first birthday. It’s always fun to see the little one’s face when they take that first bite of frosting and …

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“Dance as though no one is watching you, Love as though you have never been hurt before, Sing as though no one can hear you, Live as though heaven is on earth.” ― Souza Love her free spirit. Her energy. Her need to dance and sing, to express herself. These images make my heart burst with joy.

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So, you’ve decided you want a family portrait session. Now what?! Here are some family photo session tips to consider. Studio vs. On location. The first thing I recommend is deciding what type of portrait you want. Are you looking for a studio setting or something on location? I know many studio photographers who are amazing at what they do. I …

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  I’m excited to share this newborn lifestyle photography session from this sweet family! I met Karli through another photographer and a mutual friend, Amber. Those two girlies are best friends, and I can see why. They are some of the most genuine, easiest-to-talk to ladies I’ve ever met. I feel like we can visit about anything, even though we …

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She’s seriously beautiful, isn’t she?! I love her gorgeous smile! Meet Samantha Lopez, owner and baker at Sammy’s Sweets in Ontario, Ore. I met Samantha through a mutual friend. She was a delight from our first meeting, and was so easy to talk to and get to know. I have enjoyed her cakes and am also excited to share a …

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Oh I smile every time I see these images. What a beautiful expectant mother! It was so fun to have Eleanor and her sweet little boy out one day to capture this special time in their lives. She was just glowing. And Little E is going to be the best big brother ever! Excited to hear about the arrival of …

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Oh my sweet little girl-where do I even begin? You’re a one-year-old now! I can’t believe this year has passed already. I can remember your “birth” day vividly. I had secretly hoped you’d be born this day-it’s also your Great Grandma Janet’s birthday, and your late Great Granddad Bob’s birthday. I had made it through the heat of summer, two …

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  I just loved this fall family session! I was thrilled when Eleanor called and said how much she loved my photography and wanted to schedule a fall family session. (Yes, still catching up some sessions.) We had such a fun time hanging out at the lake near their home. Little Mr. E was such a delight and those big …

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Guess who’s having a birthday soon?! Thanks to Sammy’s Sweets for the adorable ombre’ smash cake. Stay tuned for more photos and a new Small Business Spotlight!

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Well, for any of you who know my kiddos, this was actually last year’s back-to-school session. I took them the day before our little babe was born, and pretty much life was a blur after that, so these never were blogged. But, it was such a fun little session. I’d wanted to do something to celebrate the new school year. …

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Just happened to be looking through some old photos and found this gem…

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It’s that time of year again—fair season! Having grown up in 4-H and showing horses and cattle, I love this time of year. And what’s even more special is getting to share it with my own kids. 4-H was and still is much more than just showing livestock, but preparing a market project for the county fair is a large …

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We spent last week at our local county fair. What a fun, exhausting, memorable week! More photos to come, but this pretty much sums up our week.

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I have been photographing this family since big brother was a newborn, and it’s been such a great experience to watch their family grow. Baby M’s arrival was much anticipated and prayed for dearly by his family. Such a miracle! He was so tiny, a little over 5 pounds at birth! I loved being able to capture he and his …

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Sometimes you see an image and it just hits you, but you’re not even sure why. I just love this photo of my baby. It’s not anything super special, but I love the light in it. I had brought her outside and just plopped her down while I was shooting some sky photos. I realized I hadn’t photographed her in …

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