Nathan & Cherith: Maternity

“Those two are going to have beautiful children!” said one friend to me after spying this lovely out for a coffee date one summer day a couple years ago, just newly dating. The beauty of Cherith’s pregnancy and the love between the young couple made me smile the entire photo session, and I can’t wait to meet their new little girl! Any day now!
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A Sneak Peek…

It’s senior portrait time!  Please contact me for prices and booking information.

Here’s a sneak peek from a vintage romantic-themed photo shoot with my beautiful model Jessica.

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Odysseus (The Cat)

Finally, here is Part Three of Three in the Rob + Kelsey + Artemis family! I’ve had an affinity for felines since I was a 3 year old with my first kitty, Whiskers. Whiskers was a tabby, so I have something for tabbies, too. When I walked in the door to do the baby’s photos, Odysseus met me at the door with big green eyes. In fact, he even felt the need to immediately inspect the props. Believe me, there’s no posing cats for photos.
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By the way, I love photographing pets, so contact me for more information!

Rob + Kelsey = Artemis!

The much anticipated darling Artemis! Part Two of Three is celebrating four weeks of new life!
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” -W. Shakespeare (On the wall of her nursery.)
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Rob + Kelsey =

There’s nothing like a fun trip downtown for a Portlandia themed maternity photoshoot! This is part one of three (!) of this amiable and engaging family. Just wait for part two and three coming later this week!

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Happy Birthday Old Feline

Happy 16th Birthday to my Nikki! She almost didn’t make it to her last birthday, but thank God she’s still with me, licking my arms like she did 16 years ago. I was… 12 (or 13? when I got her). She’s been there for me through all of basically everything in my life. I remember the first time I saw her in the impound when I was volunteering at the animal shelter—this tiny little black and white kitten with enormous white whiskers. I picked her up to cuddle her and she immediately started licking my neck and crawled up to my shoulders. A week later she was still there and I talked Mom and Dad (easily) into letting me adopt her. Then, there was that last year of college when I thought I lost her forever to the farm, but God brought her back to me because he knew I would need her company, and she’s been with me ever since. All through the pains of her digestive, urinary, and ocular issues, she’s still been my kitty. And she’s curled up on my lap purring as I type this. I love her so much! Happy Birthday dear cat, my snuggler, hairball hacker, warmth on a cold night, purrs and kisses when I’m feeling sick, and faithful friend.

Day 51: There’s No Place Like Home

February 20, 2012: Although it was difficult to watch Grandma’s struggle with leaving the earth this past weekend, it was amazing to share a depth of love with my family that I will forever treasure.  Cherish your family, mend broken relationships with them, and love without condition because you don’t know that today might be their (or your) last.

Thank you, my family, for celebrating my birthday with me a couple days late!