I had another amazing adoption session this summer with this adorable family! Since I mainly do session for seniors and fashion now I rarely photograph kids but they are the best! So unpredictable but full of realness and the best expressions!

I can take on 1 to 2 adoption sessions per month and they are completely FREE (an hour session with all the full resolution photos from the session)….because I know how expensive the adoption process is and I wanted to bless families who have gone this route to grow their families! I have openings for fall sessions so contact me if you or someone you know has recently adopted and wants a session.



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Our great friends, the Bowers, decided to move away.  Sad Face!  Thankfully for us and their other friends in our town, they are only moving to Wenatchee, so only a short drive away!  We will sure miss them though!!!

I took these recent photos the week before they packed up and headed east of the mountains at the end of June.  We had a blast capturing all parts of their fun personalities and including the three pups!

I have had the pleasure of capturing their family from the very start of my photography career….all the way back to when I didn’t understand the exposure triangle completely or anything about editing.   They have always trusted me with their family’s big moments these last 7 years of my career and I will always be thankful for them.  Thanks guys for believing in me and encouraging me along the way!

I am mostly thankful though for their amazing friendship over the past 10 years.  The photography aside, we have had some amazing memories as friends!

Dear Bowers Family,

I hope these latest photos will be a wonderful reminder of what life was like here on the west side but I really hope I can still capture you all for many years to come…maybe in the rocking chairs someday;)   You have been a real blessing to our family!

I am so excited for this new adventure you are on, your new home and new town…..and I am jealous of all that sun too!  We will visit lots!

Lots of love,



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SSUW50thReunionCrewClassOf65-128This was something very different for me and really not my expertise.  Sports photography is not where I excel nor do I have the right equipment.  However, when I heard that my father-in-law was going to be gathering with his UW college crew mates for a 50th year reunion row on the morning of “Class Day” I was happy to capture it the best that I could.

It was still dark out when we started out so it definitely was not the best lighting scenario, making the photos grainier than I like but it was so fun to follow along on the Husky crew launch with other family members and capture this memorable event.  What was extra special was some of the children of these rowers (my husband included) got to fill in for spots that were missing on the boats making it a family memory as well.


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  • April 24, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Gene - Very nice work. Good times, and looking good for 50 years after the fact.ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 9:54 pm

    Ward Buckingham - Elise…thanks for your input for UW Crew Class of ’65.
    I was told you took video of my 10 minute talk Friday night 3/27/15. Is that true? My grandson took it also but missed the first 3 minutes due to problems he had with camera familiarity. If you have it and could send it to me that would be great.
    My e-mail is wbbcab@comcast.netReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2015 - 3:40 pm

    Don Hartvigsen - Thank so much for your time and work on this. It was an experience of a lifetime for us! You captured it well.ReplyCancel

Working with Kaely was such a joy!  She has such a beautiful giving heart!  She devotes so much of her time to helping others and it truly was an honor to  capture her sweet spirit!  I also am in love with her dog!  You can see the special bond that they both have for each other!!!  Have a great senior year Kaely and enjoy every minute of it!!!



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