Sunday, September 4, 2016

vacation photos

While not my usual post lately of photo previews for a friend or client, I wanted to share some of our fun vacation pics that hold such meaning to me. So please bear with me if it's too much to read then I hope at least you like to look at a few of the pics. The first pic was taken while sitting on a boat with my youngest sis and one of my dearest friends. You know when someone is a part of your life and you just count on them. Well my friend Jen moved to last summer and I had no idea just how deeply I would miss her.  Sitting on this boat with these two was more precious to me then seeing the whales around us.  
Then to add to the joy my other sis and equally dear friend would be joining us that evening for a weekend. Is there really anything more beautiful then walking around a breathtaking garden laughing and being surrounded by the best of friends.

My sisters and I one night went in search of the perfect sunset spot. We shivered in the cold waiting for the sun to set, spotted whales in the ocean, saw Canada, an amazing sunset and shared a so much laughter that I will cherish this moment together for a lifetime. 

The river ranch has become an annual trip thanks to the generosity of one of Brian's clients. With each year we see the kids change and grow a little bit older. I love this picture of Miss C with her american girl doll backpack headed to the beach. While I love to see her grow and gain more independence I especially love to see the innocence and imagination still there in her daily life. 

Making flowers chains is something every little girl should know how to do.

I don't even know how to explain what this picture means to me. You may just see a boy at play but I see a boy who is moving forward and facing fears becoming all he can be, and who feels better, happier and more confident. 

Wallowa Lake! I love the tradition of going each year camping and escaping the everyday for a quite week with friends and family. I cherish  watching these four as the years go by and their friendship grows stronger. I hope their laughter, jokes, talks, and adventures carry on for a lifetime.

 These two were buddies before they were born in a way, the very reason my dear friend Jess and I met both being pregnant at the same time. Our family is so blessed by the four of them.

A day on the Oregon coast. 

  I look at these pictures and I am filled with so many emotions in one I see smiles and joy and the sweet faces of my babies. I see all of who they are and the moments I have shared with each of them, I see their dad and how much I love him and our family. I see the sweetest little blessings!
Then I look at the last two pictures and I feel like we are on the edge of something exciting and scary all at once. The unknown the possabilities both endless. We are on the edge of childhood make believe and pretend to figuring out our world, peers and teen years. Where I still have so much to teach them but they have so much to learn from others. Where they both still hold my hand but let go when a friend walks by, where I get hugs and snuggles at home and pray that they never stop asking for them. I look at these pictures and wonder have we taught them kindness and friendship, faith that is unstoppable, and how to be responsable citizens. When I look at the pictures I am filled with joy of who they are and hope for who they will become.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Senior Pic preview for Austin

  I had the pleasure of meeting Austin and his parents through  a dear mutual friend. What a fun morning I had getting to know this family while walking through  the park. Austin I hope your senior year is amazing!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A morning at the park

A few years ago we moved to a new house which meant a new neighborhood and new school for the kids. Who knew moving 12 min from our old house would feel so lonely at first. I knew we were in the right place but it would take time to make new friends. One of the first moms that including me in was my friend Heather. She invited me to a PSO meeting and now two years later we are on the PSO board together! So when Heather asked if I could take a few pictures for her upcoming business adventure I was more then happy to spend the morning with her. Heather you are truly beautiful inside and out and a blessing to so many thank you for taking the time to say hello. 


Calleigh also joined Heather and I and allowed me to snap a few pictures of her along the way. I can not get over just how grown up she looks in some of these pictures!

My Favorite Picture of Calleigh from that day! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Machado Wedding Preview

Many years ago I made a wonderful new friend while spending a week at camp Wi-ne-ma, I feel so blessed our paths crossed again about 15 years later. When I started dating my wonderful husband I had the honor of meeting his families dear friends the Petersons. Lucky me I had found my camp friend again. Here we are 17 years later and I could not be more excited to be part of her very special day. To add to the excitement Jennifer was marring someone not only she grew up with but Brian hung out with as a kid too. When we got together to catch up and discuss wedding details one thing was very clear, these two are not only very much in love but a match put together by God himself. It was such a joy to be part of their beautiful day! Matthew and Jennifer I wish you both many years of happiness and joy.
Here is a sneak peek at a few photos for your beautiful wedding day.

Fathers and Daughters

A very hot sunny 90+ degree day and lots of traffic but we decided to give the bridge one quick chance for a photo.