I am preparing for an exciting fall with my family sessions!
-This sweet lil man and his mamma is one of my most recent sessions down on the water! I LOVE going down on the sand -
Seeing him dig his little toes deep into the warm sand for the very first time, exploring something new... This lil guy has dimples for days and curls that are over the top adorable! I was lucky to photograph this beautiful mamma on her wedding day just a few years ago, so I was super excited when she asked me to photograph their super cute lil man to celebrate his half year mark!
These last few weeks will be spent speed reading chapter books my kids teacher has us tasked to read over the summer, late night family movie nights that leave at least half of us falling asleep to, and evening swimming in the pool that has been warmed up throughout the firey hot days...
We have spent the last few months with a lot of fun activities - from Soccer VBS, to our yearly big family trip, our first time sending kids to a summer camp without us! - We really have had a blast! This week we are finally in a bit of a rest-week. Not a lot scheduled..
I started the summer getting my very first tattoo... The photo is from our trip to the lake with a full day of fishing with NO fish actually being caught.
If you are ever in the middle of nowhere (in central Oregon)- no really... You MUST look up Cowboy Dinner Tree!
We cooled off over shaved ice in Sunriver, Oregon
This is no joke...
I managed to stand on the paddleboard and NOT fall over!
I grew tomatoes
Hood River, Oregon with friends - check out Basik Cafe
We have done so much more... These are just a handful of snaps from my phone that have become my 2018 Summer Treasures!
I've heard of them for years. Friends of mine have encouraged me to test it out and see if doing them are a good fit for me...
So, instead of the 15 minutes I aloted for each shoot, each turned into half an hour, because -chatting.. I can't help it, I like getting to know people. Luckily I gaged myself for half an hour to be on the safe side, and had no troubles at all.
If I had fully booked up, I am sure I would have been able to push through in a nice smooth quick fashion, but I'm wondering if that is always a good idea?
I will have to try one or two more mini's to see...
I have loved meeting the seniors from The Dalles High School here in Oregon. I wish the very best for each of you, as your graduation comes and life takes on a whole new direction! Be your very best selves, and remember to Celebrate your Right Now!
Upcoming Seniors: Get in early! Before summer gets too busy and too hot! Summer is an amazing time to get your senior photos done, you've got that nice summer tan, amazing light, and lots of beautiful days, and toes in the Columbia River aren't freezing (sand session!)! Message me on my Facebook if you have any questions!
As a high school senior, what would you say is "Celebrating your right now"? I'd LOVE to hear!
Congratulations to The Dalles High senior class:
As you can tell, I LOVE to use baskets when I photograph newborns and babies their first year... I also find myself using the baskets well into the toddler years, when they are all over the place! Baskets come in such a wide variety of styles, you can always find one to suit your desired look. Whenever I am in craft stores, or Home Goods, I check out their baskets. I have also used old fruit crates as well. Explore your "basket" options, and post a photo of what you came up with below!
I DO plan to do more LIVE facebook in the near future! So be sure to like my page! (make sure notifications in checked at the top of my page, so you see when I go live!)
I plan to talk about photographing your toddler, giving some great ideas on how to set up your shot, and where some great places are to capture those toddler years!