Nine months down the road to Slowly Going Crazy!

There are two things I always challenge myself to avoid talking about: the weather and the speed of time.  It’s something we all have in common and it’s so incredibly boring.  So we’ll get those two out of the way real quick.  Today we had a beautiful sunny day, the wind blew and the dust flew but looking at my images from today you’d never know it.  And as for time, well our darling, sweet baby girl is nearing her 9th month of blessing us with her giggles and easy going disposition and I have no idea how it’s already been this long.  Seriously, where has the time gone?! Continue reading

3rd Annual Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge in the books!

Three years ago, my friend Jackie, my husband Chris and myself started a little event to teach the dairy 4H & FFA kids in our area how to fit and show their dairy projects.  It was a very long one day event that saw about twenty kids leave full of enthusiasm and joy.  Even we left the fairgrounds that day feeling completely satisfied and thrilled at what a success it turned out to be!  So we thought we would do it again, but make it last a little longer, round up some even better prizes and try to cram even more information into the eager minds that would attend.  Once again, a huge success, with even more kids in attendance and the coolest part was seeing the improvements that kids from the previous year had made!  So going for year three was a no brainer!  Continue reading

columbia basin fitting and showing challenge 2015

Another Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge in the books!

A passion for dairy cattle and a desire to teach 4-H and FFA kids the art of showing dairy heifers led us to starting the Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge a year ago. It was a one day event for kids to come out to the Grant County Fairgrounds and learn how to wash, clip (fit) and show their heifers and it turned out to be far more successful than we imagined!  So we thought we’d do it again, only making it bigger and better! Continue reading

meet the Hawleys

One of the best things about living in the desert is that nearly every evening is a Photographers Dream come True!  Since the middle of April we have enjoyed gorgeous sunsets and that hour before the sun says good night makes for the most amazing lighting! Continue reading

Two much fun with twins!

The wild imagination a child is born with, the things an only child gets into, it really can keep a mommy and daddy on their toes…now double the equation! Double the Trouble!

I got to photograph Melissa, Ryan and their two boys this fall!  We spent the afternoon playing outside, taking in the fresh air and having fun in the wide open spaces of the farm where this fun-loving family resides!