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Thanks for stopping by to peek at my blog! Here you will find my most recent sessions and up-to-date information. Feel free to come by anytime. And if you like what you see, please leave me a comment and let me know that you stopped by to visit!

Sarah & Adam's Engagement Session

When Sarah called and asked me if I'd be interested in doing their engagement session, I said, "YES!" of course! Then she told me their idea.............. Adam is a Surface Warfare Officer for the U.S. Navy and they just brought back the old uniforms from the 60's. In fact, he now wears his father's uniform that he wore when he served in the Navy in 1962 (the Vietnam era). How cool is that!? So, they were thinking a retro engagement session with his father's/his uniform and her flight attendent uniform!!!! My little brain went, "Did she just say retro!!!??? Oh my gosh! My most FAVORITE kind of session eva!!" So, a little lightbulb went off in my head and I asked her if they were up for driving 2 hours to Fort Worden to do them!!??? And guess what she said, "YES!" Fort Worden is where they filmed "Officer and a Gentlemen". Perfect location? Oh yeah! And did we have fun! They were up for anything I wanted them to do!



























Did I mention they were up for anything??? I asked them if they wanted to try this shot from the April issue of "W" Magazine with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, photographed by the amazing Steven Klein......... They rocked this shot! Rawr!




Travis and Mariah - Port Gamble, WA

I had the pleasure of shooting my niece's wedding. They got married up in beautiful Port Gamble on the Olympic Peninsula. The weather started out sunny and warm and we crossed our fingers that it would stay that way. As soon as they started seating people..........drip, drip, drop! And by the time the ceremony started, it was pouring! But, somehow the rain made it magical! They decided it was tears of joy from the loved ones that were watching from above. Congratulations Mariah and Travis!!!





























One thing I love most about Mariah and Travis is that they are always joking and laughing together! And their wedding day was no different. Here's a few outtakes!




E Session........

Love this guy and love the location!!! Very fun!!!






Tara Staton Workshop

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Tara Staton Photography Workshop. Tara opened up her home to 8 of us who all gathered to soak up her wisdom. It was my first workshop, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was very impressed with her! She just moved to Sequim a year ago and has already built up quite the business there. Not surprising with her stunning images. Tara had 2 - 3 hours of classroom time each day for us, and the rest of our time was spent out on photoshoots with kids, brides and teens. She arranged 5 on-location photoshoots for us over a 3-day period. What impressed me the most, is that she didn't set up poses for all of us to take turns shooting..... She said we wouldn't learn to do it ourselves that way. Instead, she had 2 to 3 photographers to one model and made us go off and set our own shots up. Then, she'd walk around and answer questions, give us tips, and demonstrate different ways to use the lighting we had. It was fun to hang with other photographers, and I found that I was among a talented group of ladies! Here are some of the images I took during the workshop:


We started with kids.......



then an evening bridal session..............



the next evening was teens.............






and then ended with kids in Port Angeles.......