Micah Has a Beard {something different}

8 Nov, 2018

This is a lot out of my usual box, and reminded me a lot of my “earlier work.” I loved it. Micah is one of my oldest friends, and when he asked me to photograph his beard for posterity it was an obvious yes. I wanted to do more of a film look, with cooler hues and more grain than usual. We shot during blue hour, and I increased my ISO to let more light and added to the grain. I also messed around with some double exposures (at the end of this set), laying over images from my yard onto the images in camera. I had a lot of fun, and it was nice to go out of the box and do something more me. It brought me back to camera lab days, and has me itching to shoot on actual film again soon.  Read More

Snow Day {Personal Post}

22 Feb, 2018

Hello friends!! End of February already, huh? Beautiful. Today was a great day. Let me tell you. It. SNOWED. Which always brightens my spirits. There is something so magical in the hush created by the snow. I will admit, after I sent the big kids on their way to school, I climbed back into stayed in my bed and was mighty cozy.  I had opened the blinds and was completely content just looking at the snow from my warm bed, snuggled up to Wren and Ryan. And then the sun rays came through the trees, and it was all golden and beautiful… so I quickly bundled up to document the magic.

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Staab Family {Oak Harbor Maternity}

9 Sep, 2017

I seriously could not have asked for a more relaxed and beautiful in home maternity session! Brigitta and Jake (and their cute dog Shippy!) are so sweet. I had a great time getting to know them a little better, as they make their way through the last few weeks of pregnancy. Their connection was beyond incredible, and I’m excited to be there for Brigitta’s labor and see them in action as new parents. If how they treat their sweet fur baby is any indication, they will be perfect parents!

Walking into their home took my breath away. It’s perfectly nestled near Penn Cove, and is just gorgeous. The weather was a little gloomy, but luckily we had decided on an in home session, so it all worked out perfectly. Read More

Tyhuis Family {Oak Harbor Families}

26 Jan, 2017

Wow, my first 2017 post!! It is kind of surreal that it’s almost a month into the new year already. Anyways, onto the amazing Tyhuis family! I have known Brian since I was in elementary school, watching him run with my older brother and hear endless stories of their shenanigans. It has been fun to move back to the island and get to know him and his insanely talented, hilarious, and gorgeous wife Kirsten and their sweet kids. I am a lucky lady that they agreed to get in front of my camera.

This family is so great, seriously.

I messaged Kirsten about a date for our session, and she immediately said “What about tomorrow?” So before I knew it, we had everything set up and were ready to go! Such a breeze. I am alway a little intimidated shooting other photographers (Brian & Kirsten are super talented) but they were fantastic to work with and we made an awesome team. And the kiddos were so comfortable in front of the camera AND got along so perfectly. Dream. Session. Read More