Cake smash sessions are delightfully messy and I don’t think anybody loves them as much as the one who is celebrating their first birthday! This week Jacob came to visit me, he brought a delicious looking cake, big brown eyes, a smile that just melted my heart and a very big appetite for a whole pile of sugary goodness. Continue reading Jacob turns One!
How many country songs can you think of that speak to the charm and love, the can’t get out of here fast enough, the simplicity of a slower-paced life, the impossibility of keeping a secret and the inevitability of dying famous in Small Town, USA. Before I moved to Othello WA I used to daydream about living in a place that those songs were made of. I’ve lived here for four years now and have learned there is a lot of truth to those lyrics. But then, Chris and I found ourselves at the Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and I learned so much more about this tiny dot on the map! Continue reading A night of fun at the Greater Othello COC Annual Banquet!
When I left Ontario to move to Othello with my husband I left behind three brothers, a sister and two sister in-laws (and my parents). Since then the family has grown, I’ve gained two rambunctious nephews, a spunky little niece and another little niece or nephew en route. My sister found herself a man and is engaged to be married AND my brother found himself a sweet lil something and is engaged to be married! All in the space of four years. Continue reading the rest of the family is get’n hitched
So that was fun! Two days of little children, hearts, chocolates, lots of smiles and giggles and only two almost toddler temper tantrums. I’m going to call this a huge success! Thanks so much to all of my clients who came out to Ironworks to have a few photographs snapped! And to Ironworks Cafe & Market, your venue was so perfect and I so appreciate how accommodating you were to me and all my camera gear! I’ve shared a couple pics of some of the adorable faces I got to see! Continue reading Valentine’s Mini Sessions a Success!
Red hearts and hershey kisses, happy thoughts and lovely wishes. Who can’t resist a little bit of fun for Love Day?! I sure can’t, and to celebrate the occasion I am offering Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions! Continue reading Valentine’s Mini Sessions 2017
This past weekend my husband and I packed up our three kids and headed over the mountain for the annual Washington State Holstein Convention. This year’s event was held at the Bellevue Hyatt, a gorgeous hotel, located in the midst of a tonne of amazing places to dine and shop. Anyone who knows which hotel I’m talking about, knows that it’s a place frequented by people in fancy cars, holding fancy job titles, who live fancy lifestyles. So basically not really people like us. Had we made the trip without our darling little bambinos we might have stood a chance at blending in! But then again I wouldn’t have a story to tell either. Continue reading You’re gunna miss this!
I grew up in South-Western Ontario, a part of Canada that could get some fiercely amazing snow storms and sub-zero temperatures making for an incredibly long and frigid winter season. It was all good though because we were sort of set up for it. Our barns could very easily be buttoned up nice and tight, keeping all our cattle protected from the harshness of the elements. Here in Othello it’s a little bit of a different story! Continue reading Frosted Beauty
Come Together 2016. Our first ever New Years Eve event, hosted by the Othello Church of the Nazarene and sponsored by the surrounding Othello community was more than what our even planners could have hoped for. We set out on a mission to love on our community, providing games and bouncy houses, a little face painting and a little something savory and a little something sweet to eat. Continue reading Come Together 2016
I love traditions. Three years ago I moved to Othello and have been blessed to be a part of a really special tradition, the Ladies Christmas Tea. Since the 1980’s the Othello Church of the Nazarene has hosted the Ladies Christmas Tea. It’s such a fun opportunity for women to bring out their fanciest china, get creative and decorate a table without having to cook up a meal or do the dishes when the party’s over! Continue reading Ladies Christmas Tea 2016
Sometimes the best times are the ones that aren’t really planned! Like when you randomly decide that maybe you should go on a road trip to visit some family and if the weather is favorable maybe you could take a few photos for them. A little bit of texting back and forth a couple days ahead of time and co-ordinating some work schedules and I was heading to Salem OR with my four year old and a six week old baby. Continue reading When the fog lifts…