Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Classic Family Session || Bend Oregon Photographer

Have you thought about what your goals are for your family photography session, or why you go through the trouble to hire a professional?

For some, it's to create beautiful artwork for their walls to enjoy. 
For others, it's an annual checklist because its simply "what you do." 

For me, as a mom and a photographer, my goal for family photography is to create images that tell the story of my client's lives, the real story. My goal is for the images to freeze time, if only for a moment, so you when you look back at your prints you'll remember not only the sights of your life, but the smells, taste and sounds as well. 

I strive for classic imagery, and while you may reflect in 20 years and see "that hairstyle" or some item of clothing popular at the time - what you'll really see come through are the relationships and personality of your family and children, not a trendy camera angle or photoshop filter. 

Good, classic, photography. 

Thank you, Phillips family, for trusting me to create these heirlooms for you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Just a girl and her Papa! || Bend Oregon Photographer

Miss V came back to the studio last week and we captured some really fun shots of she & her Papa! Precious memories to last a lifetime... AND, I got my very own Frozen concert - can you guess what she's singing??

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Mini-Sessions are HERE! Book now || Bend Oregon Studio Photographer

Choose from simple, fun holiday sets to create your OWN fun & funky
Christmas or Holiday card, or simply capture FUN memories
with your family to treasure forever!

30-minute sessions available through Sunday, December 7th

Wednesday, December 3rd 6p - 7p
Sunday, December 7th 10a-1p and 2p - 5p

As the images are time-sensitive, be prepared to make ordering decisions at the time of your session.

We can plan your session theme in advance.

Don’t worry, I can help get the creative juices flowing!

Choose from 3 package options $99 

You’re such a card!
Need a fresh photo for holiday cards?
Each session includes:
(25) 5x7 Flat Panel Cards on card stock with envelopes with custom design, with options to order additional cards. Digital Sharing copy of the card is included, suitable for web or email, but not for printing.

Print me, please!
Need fresh photos for the grandparents? Perfect!
Each session includes a $100 print credit.

Just the pixels, please!
Two fully edited, high resolution images
for you use in your own creative holiday cards!
Suitable for printing and web sharing.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Puppy Love || Bend Oregon Photographer

I loved my time with Old Man Bentley & the new kid on the block, Lincoln!

What a great way to welcome the little man into the family - and remember just how tiny he was when Mama brought him home!  Thanks for letting me be a part of his memories!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nearly a Year in the Making || Bend Oregon Photographer

A Community of Smiles began as dream – an internal plea after an uncommonly hectic job, where I said to myself, “I just want my work to matter!”  Through hard work this dream has come true in a big way – I have partnered with Central Oregon Disability SupportNetwork (CODSN) to write & receive a generous grant from the MCM Giving Fund that provides a family portrait experience and artwork ready to enjoy. 

The mission is for families who have more on their parenting plates than the typical family to experience family photography without a second thought in regards to their budget. It was also important for me to be sure they were able to bring home tangible memories of this precious and fleeting time in their lives – to remember every moment with their children and/or partners regardless of abilities. These tangible memories are in the form of an art package, which includes prints, a digital archive of their session, and a gorgeous piece of artwork for their walls from my canvas supplier (and generous discount-contributor), Artsy Couture

Through the images, 
we can clearly see that positive relationships 
are not defined by the term disability.

Please join us in celebrating A Community of Smiles at First Friday between 5:00 and 7:00pm at Crows Feet Commons in Downtown Bend, where families get to see their artwork in person for the first time!

And... stay tuned for more projects with the gorgeous families!

Monday, June 23, 2014

It got WILD in Sunriver last weekend || Bend Oregon Photographer

I love helping one of my favorite gems of Central Oregon get quality photographs to share their message. The Sunriver Nature Center is worth the visit, if you haven't been there already. Family friendly and full of great summer programming - you may have missed the Wildflower Show this year - but mark it on the calendar for next year! Fabulous lectures... beautiful wildflower exhibit & even a native plant sale. Sign up for SNC's newsletter to stay on top of their programming!

Enjoy the WILD Flower parade: