PAINTING MY FUTURE – THOUGHTS

Today I paint just as I always have, but today I realize what I am painting. Today I paint my future.  With each stroke, each word spoken…  Each truth I shed light on… Continue reading

RAGING RIVER – FINDING YOUR TEAM

There are some setbacks to living in Cali vs. Oregon, like sports… At this moment I am listening to my son yell “Go Blazers!!” in his most fierce two year old fan voice… Continue reading

MALIA MEETS THE WORLD – SIMI VALLEY – NEWBORN SESSION – CALIFORNIA

It is a delight to see and photograph the beginning stages of a newborns life. The warmth, pure innocence they carry in just a little ‘sigh’ is enough to melt even the toughest… Continue reading

EMILY CHURCH AND DAUGHTER JEWEL: LIFE’S RIDE, SIDE BY SIDE

It’s a season of thanks and during this time of year everyone seems to go to Facebook or instagram and post their #30dot or #thirtydaysofthanks Thirty Thanksgiving Days… Whatever you would like to… Continue reading

FLAIR FOR MUSIC AND OTHER FINE GIFTS LIFE BRINGS – SENIOR – STRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL – JESSEE EVERETT

Meet Jessee. He is currently a Senior at Strafford High School. He has attended Strafford schools since 2nd grade. He loves music and plays many instruments – such as, but not limited to… Continue reading

WELCOME TO YOUR FAMILY – MATERNITY SESSION – SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI – TRENT BABY GIRL

“You sang me a song, before I was born You placed me into the hands of those you adore You watched over me, even when I was grown You are God over my… Continue reading

OPENING OUR EYES TO LOVE – POLITE PROVISIONS – BALBOA PARK – AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION – PATRICIA & SPIKE

It was an international love affair that could only be lined up by fate. When southern Cali native decided to spread her wings and fly free where her traveling heart ventured. As she… Continue reading

JUST ADD PAW PRINTS – LIFE IS COMPLETE – PACIFIC BEACH IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

I was excited when I received a call from a beautiful voice, out of the blue about a month ago. Nicole lives in New Mexico and was going to be visiting her college… Continue reading

HOW YOU LOVE ME – CORONADO WEDDING – HOTEL DEL CORONADO – BEACH BRIDE

Beyond the sounds of whispers and words Beyond the feeling of what my heart beats towards Beyond the wind that blows freely through the trees Beyond the notion that there is something out… Continue reading

CRYSTAL PIER – SAN DIEGO – CALIFORNIA – PACIFIC BEACH – WEDDING – BRIDE

We were honored to photograph this beautiful bride under the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, just north of Downtown San Diego, California. We love beach weddings. Her ivory dress glowed beautifully in the… Continue reading

LOVE SWARMS THE SEAS – A LA JOLLA CORONADO BEACH SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION – SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA – CHELSEA & ORLANDO

I sat across the table with a grin I could not shake as I watched them tell us of their history. He put his arm around her chair and would occasionally caress her… Continue reading

LIFE IS SWEETER WITH FRIENDS – THE MISSION – SAN DIEGO – HELZER FAMILY

When we first moved to San Diego we arrived later in the evening. We started to unpack as fast as we could, wide-eyed and bewildered about the unknown standing right in front of… Continue reading

A CROWN POINT ROMANCE – JOHN & TIFFANY JOLLY – KEEPING ADVENTURE ALIVE

“She made me put on a tie…” said John as we pulled up. He looked dashing and more importantly, he complimented her – what a spouse should always do. “I’m not sure how… Continue reading

OTHERS UNDERESTIMATING YOUR PURPOSE – AND THE FULFILLMENT WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU WERE MADE FOR MORE

“A self improvement starts from ones ability to refuse to settle on seeing the worst in ourselves but life striving for the best that we can see. Even if the best is just… Continue reading

WHEN YOU STOP LIFE TO LIVE IT

Lately, its been busy days for us… busy like burning the midnight and bright morning light oil or is it both ends of the stick. Thank goodness, this is not a constant but… Continue reading

OH SO MELT YOUR HEART – GORGEOUS – BABY SAMANTHA

It was during my engagement to Chris when I met Monica, my neighbor – and her family. I had just rented a duplex basement house in the Rocky Butte area of Portland, Oregon… Continue reading

FULL SERVICE – BRIDAL COSMETICS – FIRST LOOK – BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP – SAN DIEGO – CALIFORNIA

I first met Stephanie at a grand opening party that was held for the amazingly talented women over at Salon for Women, Lauren and Jacqueline. Stephanie came in with her huge smile and… Continue reading

A GLIMPSE OF HER SOUL – 2015 SENIOR SESSION – PORTLAND OREGON

“In her eyes, you could see a glimpse into her soul, the very being she was created to be. In just a second, you would feel as you have known her for years…… Continue reading