Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, have a very merry Christmas!
Salem OR Christmas Pictures

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Brown Family | Salem OR Family Photography

I met with the Brown family for pictures on a beautifully sunny, if chilly, afternoon. Here's a selection of the great photographs we got.
Salem OR Family Photography

Salem OR Family Photography

Salem OR Family Photographer

Salem OR Family Photographer

Salem OR Family Photographer

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Morning Frost | Fine Art Photography

We've had a lot of sunny frosty mornings around here lately and I love it. I will absolutely take the sunny cold over the raining grey that's a little warmer any day. Here's an image I took early on in this stretch of weather we've had since we really don't have any color rich leaves lying around anymore.
morning frost

Purchas this print HERE in my Nature Gallery.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

P Family | Salem OR Family Photography

I love holiday mini shoots! I think kids like family photography in mini form too! Check out the great smiles on this family's recent mini shoot.

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Salem OR child photography

Since they're a growing family, we set up a few of these shots to celebrate the new Mr. too.

Salem OR maternity photographer

I loved these pictures and think either would make a super fun picture to use on a Christmas card.

Salem OR maternity photography

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

For the Love of Fall | Fine Art Photography

I love the fall colors, and now all the beautiful leaves have fallen, but I wanted to share this great picture. I was capturing some of the lovely fall colors when I noticed something... and when I zoomed in with my camera, I knew I had to get a closer look. I had to find my way around some shrubbery into an area I'm pretty sure was off limits, but it was well worth it for what I found. A lovely little heart in this bright yellow leaf with the perfect background of the firey red orange leaf behind it.

Fall Leaf Love

This is a beautifully perfect way to show you love fall! This print can be purchased HERE in my Nature Gallery.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Smith Family | Salem OR Family Photography

I had a great time with the Smith family in the beautiful fall colors. The kids were bribed with a trip to the carosel after if they were good, but honestly I don't think that was even needed, they were so great! Either way they definitely earned their reward!
Salem OR Family Photography

Salem Oregon Family Photography

Salem OR Family Pictures

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ghost Toast

I thought of one more new Halloween food idea on my own, and I think that's my limit... perhaps for a few years even.
Anything else I do this year (and future years?) will be a repeat or an idea found online.

Of course, this was an easy one: french toast + ghost cookie cutter = Ghost Toast.
The kids wanted other Halloween shapes after their intial ghosts, but of course it's all about the name.

Halloween Ghost Toast

For a clean display and to make my white ghosts stand out on my white plate, I syruped the plate
then added the pre-sugared ghosts on top to keep the white sugar out of the syrup background.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spider Soup

Halloween means a few "spooky dinners" for my kids and this year I actually came up with a new one all on my own!

Spider Soup

Halloween Spider Soup
We have many variations of "nacho soup" in our family, nacho being the magic word to get the kids to eat any Mexican-esque soup, or basically anything with beans of some sort in it, from white bean to black.
For this one I went with a bloody (tomato) base with maggots (rice) and flys and beetles (black beans) stuck under a big spiders web (sour cream with milk to thin for piping on) and a great big spider on top. I cut the spider out myself from tortillas and used Halloween cookie cutters to make additional spooky homemade tortilla chips. Cheese is an important part of any "nacho" soup but since I wanted to see the maggots and bugs and wanted a flat surface for the web, I went with a slice in the middle instead of shredding it on top.

Halloween Spider Soup, Halloween Tortilla Chips

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mark + Tiffany Wedding

Mark and I went to school together starting from grade school.
Tiffany and I were friends through a summer camp we went to many years running.
Years later Mark and Tiffany meet and in August I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding. So fun! Thanks Mark and TIffany for including me in your special day. It was really great getting to catch up with you both!
Wedding Photography

Wedding Preperation Photography

Waterfall Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

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Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer

Wedding Ring Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding Reception Photography

Wedding Cake Photography

Wedding Reception Photographer

Wedding Reception Photography

Wedding Reception Photography

Venue: CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, WA.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Liberty House Champions for Children Luncheon

Recently the non-profit organization Liberty House, a child abuse assessment center, held their annual Champions for Children Luncheon. It was a great opportunity to learn more about their mission and how much they help the community. Here are a few of the photographs I took of the event. You can find out more about Liberty House on their website,
Salem OR Event Photography

Salem Oregon Event Photography

Liberty House Luncheon Event Photography

Salem OR Event Photographer

Salem Oregon Event Photographer

Liberty House Luncheon Event Photographer

Liberty House Luncheon Event Photographer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Studio Headshots

In addition to business headshots for Dr. Cole Johnson, we also did a studio shoot with local smiling faces for use on his website. These are the chosen shots that can now been seen on his site,, but there were hundreds more to choose from that can be seen, unedited, in a gallery here. Many thanks to all our great models!
Salem Studio Photography Brittany

Salem Studio Photography headshots

Salem Studio Photography Cassidy

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dr. Cole Johnson Headshots

I recently had the opportunity to work with a great new orthodontist in Salem. Dr. Cole Johnson opened his new office, Johnson Family Orthodontics, in South Salem and let me tell you, it is cool. Not to be outdone by his own office, Dr. Johnson himself is not only cool but one of nicest guys I've met. And funny. That guy can really make you laugh! We got together to take some headshots to use for his new website and business cards. Check him out at Those of you from Salem may recognize some other familiar faces on his site. I'll post about those soon! Here's a selection of Dr. Cole Johnson's pictures.

jfo orthodontics headshots

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jfo Cole Johnson, Salem OR headshots photography

Salem OR business headshots photography

Salem OR headshots photography

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