Mr. & Mrs. William Holloway | The Foundry at Oswego Pointe | PNW Wedding | SW Washington Photographer

“When I saw you I fell in love, 
and you smiled  because you knew.” 
                                                             Arrigo Boito

Bride & Groom ~ William Holloway & Vanessa Rakowitz

A special thank you to Andrea Zajonc for second shooting this with me and holding my hand through a few times. 
It was a pleasure...many blessings to you! 

A Tribute to Buddy - 14 years loved.

I'm honored that the Holbrook's let me share a bit of this day with them. 
My heart broke for all of them as they experienced this incredibly difficult decision.
I remember this sweet old boy as a rambunctious puppy, 
with his intense love for rocks and all things fetch-able!
He lived a life well loved.

My dear friends, 
I wish for you healed hearts 
and the memories of this beautiful boy 
to continue to warm your soul.

Diamond Hill Australian Shepherds | Puppy Session | La Center, Washington Pet Photographer

When Donna & Jamie of Diamond Hill Australian Shepherds asked me to photograph their puppies 
I was up for the challenge. I mean how hard could 16 eight week old puppies be?

I really thought, with four, capable adults we could rally them all together in a single frame.
Not so much. But it sure was fun trying.
They're such good babies!

Looks like I'll be adding that to my bucket list!

Keep watching the blog for these adorable little pups individual portraits - All 16 of them!

Breeders, Performance Puppies, DogMVA competitors. Herding, Agility, Obedience, Rally and Conformation.
As well as, Positive Reinforcement Trainers

C & K | Engagement Session | La Center, Washington Portrait Photographer

For you see, each day I love you more

Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

~Rosemonde Gerard

 It's hard to believe they're all grown up and planning their wedding. 
Love you both, more than you know!

Summer Sunset Mini Sessions

Summer Sunsets 2015 
Mini Sessions 

$150 | Includes...
45 minutes evening session on-location | Private on-line proof gallery
Three edited, full resolution digital images | Print release
email to book 

perfect for...
families, children, engagements, seniors

***Gift Certificates available**

10% of all session proceeds will benefit "CURE epilepsy"

Marien | 7 Days New | Brush Prairie, WA | Newborn Photographer

This little beauty was a dream to work with. 
I could have cuddled her up all day.


Thank you to her mommy for sharing her with me. It was a joy to capture these.

To see more newborn photography click here or follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram to see what I've been working recently.


CURE Epilepsy

CURE is a non-profit organization founded by mothers of children with epilepsy who joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.

"CURE's mission is to cure epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting."

Epilepsy Facts

  • 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
  • An estimated 3 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide currently live with epilepsy.
  • Each year at least 200,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • In two-thirds of patients diagnosed with epilepsy, the cause is unknown.
  • Epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined – yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.
  • It is estimated that up to 50,000 deaths occur annually in the U.S. from status epilepticus (prolonged seizures), Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), and other seizure-related causes such as drowning and other accidents.
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for 34% of all sudden deaths in children.
  • 2.2 million troops have served in the current Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts; it is estimated that440,000 of these soldiers will experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) and more than 100,000 of these soldiers are expected to develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE).
  • Epilepsy costs the United States approximately $15.5 billion each year. The indirect costs associated with uncontrolled seizures are seven times higher than that of the average for all chronic diseases.
  • TBI can also result from sports-related incidents. A concussion is a brain injury and recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury, the development of PTE, or even death.

Focusing on the three million Americans and 65 million people worldwide currently living with epilepsy, CURE invests more than 88% of its funds in its mission – among the highest percentage for charities nationwide.

To find out more, visit the CURE Website
Get Involved

PBSF Lifestyle Photographer | 7 Days New | La Center, WA

PBSF Lifestyle Photographer | Labor & Delivery | Vancouver, WA

Welcome Baby Harper.
This is where your story begins...
 “Birth is not only about making babies. 
Birth is about making mothers--
strong, competent, capable mothers 
who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
Barbara Katz Rothman

To view the maternity/Tummy Session just before delivery click here - 

PBSF Newborn Photographer | Maternity | Vancouver, WA

Little one decided on an early arrival (two days before her mommy's maternity session)
We were able to get in a few quick shots, in her labor and delivery room, just two hours before delivery.
Her contractions were coming on steady and in full force, 
yet she remained peacefully focused.
Absolutely beautiful.