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It was 8 years ago when I received that letter in the mail from Gonzaga informing me who my freshman roommate would be.

Facebook was still new and at that time, only for college students…so of course I jumped on and immediately tried to look up who this Ashley girl was. I was praying that I would be matched with someone normal and fun! I completely lucked out…when we finally met that first day of freshman orientation, I knew I had found a lifelong friend. I wasn’t at Gonzaga very long, but Ashley and I formed a friendship that has lasted these past 8 years. I can’t even believe that her wedding is this weekend…I get so emotional even thinking about how fast time has flown by. The first time I met Michael, I was soooo incredibly happy that Ashley had found such a sweet guy. He treats her like gold and that is all I could ever wish for my dear friend Ashley.

Their wedding celebration is this weekend and I am SOOOO excited to capture their special day. I will most likely be a crying mess, but hey…what’s new.

Hope you all enjoy their engagement photos, we had a great time!

Love you Ashley and Michael!


  • June 25, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    dorothy - love the ones on the pier! she’s gonna be a stunning bride :)

  • June 25, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Clare Spano - Love them all but I just loooove the first one of them laughing in the leaves! Beautiful!

I get asked quite a bit if I still shoot family sessions…

The answer is YES, YES, and YES again. Especially went said family is willing to let me do my thing and trust me 100% to capture them in my own way.

No matchy-matchy outfits, no awkward posing or fake smiles.

Thought I would share a few from last nights session.

Meet Lauren, Bryan, and the ever-so-handsome Cameron.

Love this little fam-bam.


If you are interested in booking a family session, please shoot me an email so we can get you on the calendar before the summer fills up!


  • June 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Jonna - oh man I love it! cutie patootie!

  • June 18, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    Whitney - This is precious!

  • June 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Tara - ahh these are gorgeous.

    come up to Vancouver, my family would love a session with you!

It’s not very often I get a winter wedding where it snows, but when I do…I’m a happy girl.

This wedding was nothing short of amazing. Sophie and Adam were so chill and made my job so easy!

2014 is off to a great start, love love love my couples!!!

Happy Monday everyon.



  • June 16, 2014 - 5:13 pm

    Melissa Shaw - Beautiful! And the shots in the wine cellar w/the chandelier? Um, yes. Yes please now. Great job. : )

  • June 17, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Kim Fetrow - Wow. Nailed it! I just LOVE your photography! I’ve shot many a concert and tons of marketing photography for Swiftwater but never a wedding. How lucky to get a snowy day! Beautiful beautiful work!!

  • June 26, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Andrea - Amazing work. Blown Away!