I am spoiled. Kim & Alyssa came again to help me out with a shoot (I don’t know what I will do with myself on my own again!). If you love the props, be sure to check out the Prop Shop (Kim’s new baby where she will be selling all of her amazing creations), they’ll be there.
Jenn Davenport drove up from Kalama to hang out for the day. I just love when you meet someone that you instantly connect with (even better when they live on my side of the country!). She was an absolute delight and we had such a fun day hanging out, talking shop & playing in the studio. Thank you for coming and I can’t wait until we can do it again… :)
styling: Kim Adams from The Prop Shop Market
hair & make up: Alyssa Underwood
I am a specialized children’s photographer. If you can drive a car or a pack of smarties and a temporary tattoo aren’t the way to your heart, I am probably not the girl for you ;) And, I have to say, I really like it that way. There is one genre though that makes me change my tune… artists. I adore shooting artists (photographers, musicians, you name it… I’m there). There is a different energy, a different story to capture…
I was lucky enough to take a break from my normal work this week and meet back up with Stephan from City Squirrel (he has new bandmates now which quadrupled the fun) :) You can check out their music, upcoming show dates and everything else here.
And meet them right here…
Where do I start? I am so excited to share this shoot with you. You remember my little Frida girl? Well, her big sister is a HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan. Just a couple of weeks ago I had mentioned it to my amazing cohort, Kim and (of course) she finds a whole slew of Audrey inspired goodies within a week. It just happened to coincide with Denise flying in from Japan for her mentoring day with me so… it was a date! Denise and I have been talking forever about getting together. The distance between here and Japan was a bit of a hurdle though so as soon as she found out they were moving back to the states we HAD to get it on the calendar (she will be moving to Vegas for anyone interested in a session with her!). So, we got our gorgeous model (I adore working with this family) and had an Audrey extravaganza! Didn’t Alyssa do an amazing job on hair/make-up? So perfectly Audrey :)
styling: kim adams
hair & make-up: alyssa underwood
vancouver | WA
PS… the winner of the Vol. 25 give away is Jessica from Refuge Photography!!! :)
Spent some of spring break on a little get away back ‘home’. A little spot between Seaside and Astoria where the Columbia meets the Pacific. Every time I go back I am sent right back to childhood when I still thought the whole world ended just past the beach grass & jetty, right where the ocean fell off and met the sky…
I took a few minutes to shoot the newest Wander Romper in ‘Ocean’ (appropriately enough) with the new legs ties (perfect for those summer days running through the waves)…
AND I got an email from Vol. 25 while I was away… she just launched a new template with my images (yay!!) and guess what? She said she’d like to give it to one of you!! Just comment below and I will randomly pick a winner Thursday!!
wardrobe: wander clothing
hammond | OR
I am back to share my second shoot while I was in Kansas City. There is something so genuinely uplifting about spending time with like minded souls. It is so easy to go day to day in the ‘real world’… superficial interactions, niceties with acquaintences, being the ‘public’ you and keeping the ‘real’ you to yourself. For the first time in 22 years of being a vegetarian, I sat at a table full of people and could eat every single dish served (yes- even living in the crunchy NW, not a group meal goes by that I don’t get asked about my veggie ways as I snack on the side dishes- haha), I watched parents interacting with their kids just like I do and listened to chitchat about lifestyles that sounded just like mine. And I sit here reflecting on how lucky we are- lucky that we are business owners and employees that pick our own co-workers and associates, lucky that we choose our own business models and rules to live by, lucky that we dictate how our day to day will go and can surround ourselves with people that get us and encourage us to be who we are meant to be. Embrace that… don’t let it go unnoticed or fail to use up every lit bit of it you can ;)
I spent my second afternoon with Heather Roth. We chatted about artistic endeavors (the girl has it running through her veins) and goals in our photography. We had a set of adorable twins to model for our shoot for The Measure (they were super shy & unsure but way too cute for the camera not to love every minute with them) ;) I couldn’t have thought up a better way to wrap up my visit…
wardrobe: The Measure Designs
kansas city | MO