When I was back home in Colorado this past October I got to take some fun family photos of one of my favorite families EVER! My parents neighbors and close friends the Riddles have become like family over the years, and their little boy Elijah is one of the cutest muffins around:) There is this magnificent old barn that is right next to their neighborhood, that you might recognize from this post I did a while back. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for their portrait session. My...

I had an absolutely wonderful time being home in Colorado last week, and I can't wait to share all the fun pictures I took! My trip was filled with family, friends, baby bumps, babies, puppies, squirrels and even a donkey! Can you imagine:) It was so great to see my parents and my sister again, we've been lucky enough to see each other quite a bit this year, and I always take the opportunity to snap a few pictures of my GORGEOUS sister. Over the next few weeks I will...

Every now and then (usually every other week) I start to reminisce of my families trip to the UK back in 2008. It really was the trip of a lifetime and I look back on it with some of the fondest memories of my life so far. I've shared a few images in past travel posts, but I think I'm going to start a new series of "favorites." Here are two of my favorite images from Scotland that I have hanging in my house. The image on the right is...

In five short weeks Justin and I are headed to Florida for 5 blissful days! We are both so ready for a vacation:) Family, fishing, BBQ, beach, pool, margaritas...

Loch Ness (home of the Loch Ness Monster)

For the second installment of my travel series I decided to feature Scotland, my family’s homeland. We visited one of the MacKenzie Castles and the current Head of the MacKenzie Seat in Strathpeffer and then took the train into Edinburgh for a few days. This leg of our trip was truly magical because the scenery was just breathtaking, and then to be able to relate to it as being such a huge part of our heritage, and to share that with my family was really special.

My mom and her whole side of the family are from the South, so needless to say magnolia trees have a certain nostalgia for us. For me they remind me of spending time in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana with all my extended family. Amazing memories from my childhood and crazy road trips through the back-country of Mississippi. Memories of visiting my second cousins in New Orleans before the devastation of Katrina, and having my Grandma and Aunt Kathy all to myself on the white sands of Seaside, FL. Most...

I had the great pleasure of meeting Melanie Duerkopp's family for the first time last month. Melanie is a wonderful friend from college and was roommates in New York with Justin and I. Her Grandma had come over from Germany for the holidays so Melanie thought it would be a great idea to get some family portraits done while she was in town.  I adore her Grandma, she has such a free and happy spirit. When another photographer asks you to take portraits of their family it is a huge...

  A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the pregnancy shoot I did with the Farrell family and I promised a look at their new addition, baby Holden Liam. Holden was born in November and my family and I got to meet Holden over the Christmas holiday.  Like I mentioned in the previous blog post Ashleigh Farrell is one of my sister's best friends so getting to see Mallory meet Mr. Holden for the first time was really special. The cholic gods were on our side that day because Holden...

  Nothing brings me more joy then when I get to spend time with friends who I don't get to see that often.  Amanda is one of my best friends who I've known for over ten years, and every time I go home to Colorado I try to see her and her wonderful family. Over Christmas I was able to drive down to Castle Rock to see her and David's new home, and of course take some pictures of their "cute as a button" son Tre.  Tre is the type of...

Well here it is. The day has finally arrived. My first blog post, I can hardly believe it. I’ve been so resistant to starting a blog in the past and mainly for the simple reason of “what do I talk about.” I thought I’m not starting a blog until I can sit down and make an un-ending list of things I want to genuinely talk about, discuss, and share.  I’m not the best writer, and the thought of having to be informative and witty on a regular basis was too much pressure. Plus the spell check alone was daunting to me! So what’s changed you say….well not that much but In a years time I’ve somehow found my voice. I thought turning 25 would mean I finally feel like an adult…settled…confident……WRONG. In fact it was quite the opposite. I was in the midst of the grey area, living somewhere I didn’t want to be, not sure which way to dedicate my time career wise. Well a big move later and another year of shooting weddings under my belt, and I feel like I have some clarity. I feel “at home” and inspired here in Seattle and I finally find myself ready to share.