Parker | One Year Photos | Baby's First Year Collection

I just adore these little ladies. So excited to share miss Parker's one year photos! Her spunk, her determination, even her cute little serious scowl face. haha But my favorites are all her cuddles - with her big sis (melt!) and mom and dad. She's the finishing piece to this family of four and it's such a joy to watch her grow. She is an example of when good things finally come about to a good family and doubles the size of her mama's and dada's hearts. <3 

Check out the series of Parker's first year here; maternity photos, newborn photos, six moth photos!

Owen's Newborn Photos | Tri-Cities Newborn Photography

Meet sweet baby Owen. And his adoring family. Sometimes in life we just win the friend lottery, and such it is with the Maiers. I love these five and am thankful for them keeping it real as parents and friends. Three kids, one crazy vizsla, and big hearts for everyone. These photos are a perfect example of why I love doing lifestyle newborn photos in people's homes. The real moments here are precious. They are the details they will remember. Big brother and sister poking and prodding at brother. Mom getting clobbered by kids while trying to have a quiet moment. Everyone piled into bed together. Big laughs. Snacks. Sweet babies who grow too fast. 

Big Moves - Spokane House Before & Afters

We've been totally MIA this summer! Exciting transitions and changes required us to focus on family and less on social media. :) I suppose that's a great thing. ;) Let's catch up! 

We moved! At the end of June we sold our Spokane house - Jorgensen Cottage - as we affectionately called it. It was a real diamond in the rough and sat on the market for nearly a year. Apparently no one was crazy enough to take it on. Hello, us. It was a true labor of love. (Mostly for Donald. Love you!) It was full of charm, cape cod 30s style but built in the 70s, and the backyard was a quarter of an acre dream on a private corner lot on the South Hill. So rare! 

The house sold in two days in a great sellers market. A week before closing, Donald was presented with an opportunity that could take us back to Tri-Cities, closer to family and long-time friends. We went for it!

THANK YOU to all of our awesome friends and clients who have made life in Spokane for the last four years wonderful! We will be back to visit very often. :) Please be in touch!

To our new and old friends and neighbors in Tri-Cities, hello! We're pumped to be here. I will keep offering my photography! SIGN UP here to receive my Tri-Cities newsletters for priority notification of mini sessions and special events. 

Enjoy some Before & Afters :)

BEFORE: Teeny tiny Marlow (wah!), overgrown bushes, old screen and railing. 

BEFORE: Teeny tiny Marlow (wah!), overgrown bushes, old screen and railing. 

AFTER: All trimmed up and clean. 

AFTER: All trimmed up and clean. 

BEFORE: OMG our red floors (bow chicka wow wow!) A room full of paneling, an unnecessary wall, old doors (4 in just this room alone). 

BEFORE: OMG our red floors (bow chicka wow wow!) A room full of paneling, an unnecessary wall, old doors (4 in just this room alone). 

AFTER: Fresh, clean white paint, new floors, painted trim, shiplap, new light fixtures, Table made by Donald. Breath of fresh air!

AFTER: Fresh, clean white paint, new floors, painted trim, shiplap, new light fixtures, Table made by Donald. Breath of fresh air!

BEFORE: Dining room fireplace so old it nearly fell down looking at it. 

BEFORE: Dining room fireplace so old it nearly fell down looking at it. 

AFTER: New mantle, painted fireplace, new tile, shiplap, floors.

AFTER: New mantle, painted fireplace, new tile, shiplap, floors.

BEFORE: Useless wall. 

BEFORE: Useless wall. 

AFTER: No more wall! New counters, backsplash, hardware, sink, lights, floors, shiplap. 

AFTER: No more wall! New counters, backsplash, hardware, sink, lights, floors, shiplap. 

AFTER: This became a favorite little nook in this house. Charming and old.

AFTER: This became a favorite little nook in this house. Charming and old.

BEFORE: Living room with original paint and carpet and widow treatments - oh my.

BEFORE: Living room with original paint and carpet and widow treatments - oh my.

AFTER: oh hello light! New floors, paint and window treatments. Donald build the bookshelves and floating ledges. Also my coveted pottery barn oversize couch. yeses.

AFTER: oh hello light! New floors, paint and window treatments. Donald build the bookshelves and floating ledges. Also my coveted pottery barn oversize couch. yeses.

AFTER: Donald painted the entertainment center/dresser for me and I found the vintage knobs. Donald also mounted our tv with hidden cords using a little bit of pvc pipe and a total of probably $15; cords go into one of the bottom drawers through the back of the dresser. 

AFTER: Donald painted the entertainment center/dresser for me and I found the vintage knobs. Donald also mounted our tv with hidden cords using a little bit of pvc pipe and a total of probably $15; cords go into one of the bottom drawers through the back of the dresser. 

AFTER: One of my favorite transformations! Removed the old giant mirror, added white washed shiplap, painted the dank 70s tile white, painted the inside of the fireplace and hardware. 

AFTER: One of my favorite transformations! Removed the old giant mirror, added white washed shiplap, painted the dank 70s tile white, painted the inside of the fireplace and hardware. 

BEFORE: Dark yucky mud room. (hey red truck, we miss you)

BEFORE: Dark yucky mud room. (hey red truck, we miss you)

AFTER: Fresh, functional mud room! New floors, baseboards, shelves, paint, door.

AFTER: Fresh, functional mud room! New floors, baseboards, shelves, paint, door.

BEFORE: Master bedroom with popcorn ceilings, old carpet, original paint.

BEFORE: Master bedroom with popcorn ceilings, old carpet, original paint.

AFTER: New paint in farmhouse by benjamin moore, hardwood floors, bye bye popcorn ceilings, new doors and baseboard and closet doors.  Below: Entry way. Guest bedroom. Backyard before & afters - Donald build the chicken coop, wood shed, and counter height garden bed. 

AFTER: New paint in farmhouse by benjamin moore, hardwood floors, bye bye popcorn ceilings, new doors and baseboard and closet doors. 

Below: Entry way. Guest bedroom. Backyard before & afters - Donald build the chicken coop, wood shed, and counter height garden bed. 

Sohn | Spring Mini Session | Maternity Photos

I've photographed Avery since he could barely walk and just recently I was able to photograph the Sohns becoming a family of four at the birth of little brother. Today it's a throw back to their family maternity photos taken during Spring Mini Session day. I cannot wait to share the rest of the story and introduce you to little brother! Love these last photos as a family of 3! 

Camilla | 6 Month Photos | Baby's First Year | Spokane

You're just not ready. Really. You're just now. To narrow down this blog post was about impossible. I could post Camilla's entire session because I just CANNOT get over it. I could photograph this smiley girl all day! I absolutely love the six month mark before they start burning down their baby rolls, before crawling, when they just smile at anything. It's such a joy to see my families and babies grow in their first year. The Baby's First Year Collection has been such a blessing for developing relationships with such amazing families. See you for your one year, Camilla! 

Enjoy some pure baby goodness, big brown eyes, and gummy toothless smiles! 

Chrissy & Eric | Engagement Mini Session | Spokane

This was the last session of Spring Mini Session Day. This was Chrissy & Eric's engagement photo session. This was an absolute spring downpour (seriously soaked in 2 minutes). And this was love. When you just keep dancing and twirling and kissing and laughing. 

Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for their wedding at the Paulsen Penthouse this August. Is it wrong of me to secretly hope for a little rain? Just kidding, Chrissy ;) But seriously, when you love like this, a downpour turns into beauty and fun. I hope this spirit carries them their whole marriage!