PATRICK & TOREY | ENGAGEMENT

To say that I'm excited about this September wedding is an understatement! Patrick and Torey are so in love and are all smiles. They seriously are perfect! 

We took a lot of photos and got eaten alive by mosquitos, but I'd say it was worth it. 

Happy Wednesday!

SMOKE BOMBS & MIRRORS | LIFESTYLE

I'm a firm believer in shooting for ones self. It helps you get out of creative slumps and improves skill. 

So that's what this. 

Purple smoke bombs, prisms & free lensing oh my. 

DOWNTOWN LIFE PART VII | LIFESTYLE

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

INDUSTRIAL STYLE | WEDDING

I legit don't have words for this shoot. I've been trying to come up with the perfect thing to say and I really believe the photos just speak for themselves. However, I have to give a HUGE shoutout to everyone who helped make this happen. I'm still so blown away by it all and I'm obsessed with the photos. It was magical. 

Living in Eastern Washington, when it's wedding season, about 95% of the time there is a field and a barn involved, which isn't bad. But Spokane DOES have an urban feel to it and can even be classy. You don't have to do the barn and the wheat field...you can do the sleek and the industrial and have a killer time doing it. 

I'm a big advocate for local creative business owners and I knew exactly who I wanted to be a part of this and thanks to Overbluff, I met two incredible wedding stylists! And to spare you from reading too much longer, here's everyone that blew my mind and went above and beyond. Make sure to go and follow them on their social media outlets and of course, hire them. You won't be disappointed! 

VENUE // Overbluff Cellars 

STYLISTS // Be.

DRESS // Cameo Bridal

CAKE // Carnival Cookie & Cakery

HAIR & MAKE UP // Maud Artistry

FLOWERS // Briar & Bloom 

BOTTLE OPENER // Jensen Handcrafted 

MODELS // Hannah & Alex 

 

 

FAMILY LIFE PART II | LIFESTYLE

A few weeks ago I blogged these two (here) and their baby bump and I finally got to meet the little princess not long after. I don’t think I’ve ever seen two people more happy or in love. They’ve had quite the journey and it’s awesome to finally see them become parents.

One of the greatest things about being a photographer, is that I become friends with my clients. Especially when they have let me into their world more than once to document their lives. I was almost a little teary when I left their house because I had seen them so much in the last few weeks.

Congrats you guys! She’s beautiful!


GUATEMALA I PART III

This is the second time I've tried putting this beauty together because for whatever reason, my internet decided to crap out on me. I had flowery words and pretty things I said about my trip...but due to frustration and loosing that lovin' feelin'....I'm going to let my photos speak for themselves and maybe next time, I will write more. 

Cheers to Monday! 


DOWNTOWN LIFE | PART II

The city is probably my most favorite place to photograph (besides someone's home). I really don't know why, other than I really love the textures and the light. It was super overcast the day we went out, but the light was actually really beautiful and we got some awesome shots. 

I got to work with three awesome people for this shoot too! 

Thank you guys so much!

Model, Friend, Willing Subject | Rabab 

Makeup Extraordinaire | Kristina with Maud (seriously if you need makeup done, they are legit!)

Second Shooter, Bodyguard & Assistant | Pete Slippy Photography

Happy Weekend! 

DOWNTOWN LIFE | PART I

This past weekend, I asked one of my friends to be in front of my lens and wander around downtown with me. I normally don't post something so fast, but this shoot is killing me!!! 

Creative freedom is one of the best feelings ever, it's like taking a deep breath. And when clients let me have the reigns to do what I do....woooo look out!!! 

Happy Monday 

GUATEMALA | PART I

I've been trying to come up with the right words to describe this year's trip to Guatemala. But nothing really seems to do it justice. 

Sometimes when things are close to my heart, it's really hard for me to even begin to explain what I'm thinking because it's SO much. And most of my close friends would tell you that I internalize everything. But maybe that's why photography is such a big deal to me. It says what I can't. 

I hope that my photos tell you what I can't seem to find the words to say.