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Hi ...

A little about me: I am completely in love with my sweet husband (Jeff), our beautiful daughter (London), our dogs (Jack and Morgan), and our life.  My other loves (in no particular order): family, spending time with great friends, warm socks, hot baths, traveling, camping, campfires, the great outdoors, autumn, being out on the lake, fishing (when we're catching something), 80s music, my girl's sweet and contagious smile, wine, my own caesar salads, laughing and then laughing some more. I am genuine. I am sentimental, often to the point of total sappiness. I am passionate about photography and have been for over 30 years (wow, maybe that dates me a little). 

It is my hope to not only share with you some of the work that I'm doing and show off my awesome clients, but also to let you into my life just a little.  It's hard for me to find time to work on personal things when there is real work to be done, but I'm going to try ... really, I am.

So, sit back and peruse these pages.  If you see something you like, please leave a comment. Who doesn't like a little blog love?  If you'd like to be notified when something new has been added, please feel free to subscribe to the blog (RSS or email) above.  Thanks for stopping by!  

Christmas Traditions (and session offer with “super duper special” pricing) …

We’d been walking … searching up on the mountain …  for a couple hours already.  The snow was up to our knees, but so were the moon boots we wore, so it didn’t matter much.  The leg warmers helped ward off some of the cold if the snow happened to get too deep.  Still no consensus!  “I like this one,” someone would say!  “No, that’s the one,” another would shout!  Finding the “perfect” Christmas tree was not something my family took lightly when I was growing up.

There weren’t Christmas tree farms in northern Idaho back then, or maybe there were and I just don’t remember them.  You simply purchased a permit (back then I think it was something like $2), went up on the mountain and cut your tree down.  Picture the Griswolds.  Ultimately, we usually ended up coming full circle and taking the first tree we (and by we, I mean, dad) saw, but only after we had exhausted every other possibility (because mom didn’t want to just take take the first one).  Thanks, Mom!  And obviously, trees in the wild aren’t pruned to look like “Christmas trees,” so you took the best one you could  find.  But when everyone had their own ideas of what a “good” tree looked like, sometimes the entire adventure could take the better part of a day … especially when you added in extra time for the impromptu snowball fight and breaks for hot chocolate.

Here is our Christmas tree when I was 12 (see below).  These are the trees I grew up with.  So, yeah, not particularly pretty, BUT … the memories I have of going out to get those trees are some of my absolute favorite childhood memories.  I so so so wish I had pictures of us on those adventures. Unfortunately, I don’t.

Creating traditions and memories with your family is so important. And so, I believe, is documenting those traditions.  I think that’s why I’ve always loved photography … I can transport myself back to those times through my photographs.  For what it’s worth … the Christmas in these pictures is when I got my very first camera.  These pictures were taken with that camera.

That’s part of my story … my experience … my adventure!

What things do you want to experience this Christmas season that you don’t want to forget?  Thirty years from now, what things will you wish you’d thought to get pictures of?  What adventures do you want to take?  Do you want to go cut down your own tree?  Go do it … and take me along!  I’ll be there to take the pictures, mom, so you can actually be part of the experience.

Now through December 31st …

Take me along on your Christmas adventure, or invite me over while you’re stringing popcorn or making cookies, or whatever your thing happens to be.  While you do your thing, I’ll do mine.  I do have ONE stipulation … if you make cookies, I get one!  If, like me, your thing is picking out your Christmas tree and you’ve already done it this year, we can always re-create it! 😉

To get super duper special pricing on this, you have to mention the secret code: “santa’s got a brand new bag” (who can name the movie that’s from?)

What is that super duper special pricing?

1 hour of memory-creating fun + digital files on CD = $250

2 hours of memory-creating fun + digital files on CD = $350

Each additional hour (over 2 hours) = $75

Then if you want me to create a custom coffee table book that tells your story:

an 8″x8″ 20-page book = $150 (upgrades … bigger books and/or more pages … are available)

How do you book?

Call me, email me (go to the Contact page).  I look forward to sharing your adventure and maybe even finding new things I want to start doing with my own family!

By the way … these sessions make great Christmas gifts too.  Gift cards are available!

 

 

 

- Mom & Dad - Charlie Brown didn't have anything over on us.

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