Why Not Me; Giving back where I belong.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill I believe these words with all of my heart. I don’t remember exactly when I knew something was missing from my life, but for many years I felt like I was searching for something to…

Fantastic Mr. Bruce: Why we don’t ever give up on love.

Instagram is amazing for so many reasons, but right now my favorite part about it is how it connects us to people (and animals!) we might have never met had it not been for this incredible tool. I’ve been upping my Instagram game over the past few months because this is the place where I…

My Snow Queen

So here I am, opening the door to more ways of capturing your beauties.

A Birthday For Cohen

When I was a kid, birthdays were always done really well. Birthday mornings were especially perfect. My mom would get up super early to fill a tray with cut flowers and a beautiful breakfast. She then got everyone else up to help carry presents and candles before walking down the hallway singing The Birthday Song….

Good Night Sweet Delilah

This past week was an emotional roller coaster. My fiancee, James, and I had both of our families over for Thanksgiving dinner and announced our engagement. It was amazing. We were overjoyed to share our news with both of our families present, but our hearts were heavy in anticipation of what the next day would…

Welcome Home Hank

This is the story of an unwanted cattle dog from North Dakota who was destined to become a beloved pet in the Pacific Northwest.


My family lost our sweet pup, Rocket, back in February.  I spent this evening going through the images from the last time I photographed him, and I found a few that I had passed over the first time I edited.  I saw something in them today that I missed when he was still alive.  There…

An Evening With Rosie!

Rosie is an adorable Boxer nicknamed, Wiggle Butt.  She’s always excited to see her human friends.  Luckily for me, she was happy to settle down for a few minutes while I took some portraits of her.  What a sweet girl!   {BOOK} Your session today!