Western Jersey Junior Spring Show 2017

One of the neatest little dairy show events has to be the Western Jersey Junior Spring Show!  My husband was invited to judge this show back in May and he asked for myself and our 3 children to join him for the trip to Canby OR.  Continue reading

Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge 2017

This weekend we took part in our 4th Annual Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge.  Each year we set out on a mission to teach kids how to properly fit and show their 4H or FFA dairy projects.  It’s a day and a half event packed with washing, clipping, showing, learning, meeting new people and for many kids stepping out of their comfort zones and pushing themselves to be better than they were the year before!  Each year that we have put this on has been so different, but this year has been my favorite by far!   Continue reading

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

the rest of the family is get’n hitched

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

Valentine’s Mini Sessions a Success!

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 2017

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

Frosted Beauty

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

Watching Your Friends’ Kids Grow Up.

In my limited experience of raising my own children, I am quickly learning what a blessing and what a huge responsibility it really is.  From the time they are little babies, all we have to do is keep them fed, clean and safe.  Then they get older, they learn words and communicate with more than just a cry.  How we live our lives and treat people and life becomes the primary example for these inquisitive little minds.  You just pray that they turn out all right and that your friends enjoy being around your kids as much as they do with you. Continue reading

The Love in the Littles

The love expressed by little people is second to none!  I love those quiet times when the bigger little people show their love to the little little people!  Sometimes, when all the littles are in the right mood and we have a camera in hand, these moments are amplified.  Not because they know momma wants them to be good for the crazy camera lady, but because they really most truly do love their little baby sister or brother and suddenly they just want to pull out all of their little people charm!  We got to witness and be a part of such a moment with big brother Jacob and his baby sister Abigail! Take a look… Continue reading

Baby Mateo

Happiness is the smell and little grunts of a newborn baby.  Happiness is snuggling and watching the little faces of a newborn baby.  Happiness is seeing the joy in a new parents eyes as they love on their little newborn baby.  Happiness came into my little studio space a few days ago and gave me the opportunity to photograph all that it entails! Take a look at a few images from Baby Mateo’s session.   Continue reading