Derek & Kelsey

As a child did you ever imagine who your soulmate would be as an adult? Who would stand by you till the ends of the Earth!? Who will take care of you when physically sick, emotionally hurt, or just burdened by the everyday life. That special person is worth his/her weight in gold and should be cherished for everything that they are. That is one of the many reasons that I absolutely treasure what I do! I get to see this amazing feeling we call Love, and tell each couples story. I love the giggles they make, the weird faces they throw at each other, and how their love comes to life right before my eyes.

A Windy Day's Maternity Session

I have known this little beauty since the day she was born. A little back story on that… Hours before she made her first entrance I was only about 6 years old. I was in school when my teacher told me the news that my momma went into labor with my future Sister. That whole day I could not focus because I was so worried…with that being said I can now say with much humility that during class I ran out into the hallway and threw up. In front of so many kids!!!

So here is to you Sis, I love you with all my heart! I cannot wait to meet my nephew and be the BEST Aunt this world has ever seen. When he grows up we are gonna play Dog, Horse, and Tiger like we did as kids, but this time I promise to always be the horse and let him be the rider. Hahaha! I will protect him as my own and Love him as Christ loves us. You are so strong and can do anything that you put your mind to. Be kind, be strong, and be your BEST self.

Coffee & Macaroon's

When planning your engagement session I always love hearing what it is that you as a couple enjoy or what brought you together. I want to bring out every couples love and how you see it through your eyes, because, Heck! That is why you chose me as your photographer! If you absolutely LOVE a meadow on your way to work and you have dreamt of running through it like you read about in fairy tales, I am your girl! Let’s find your Spot and make your Love Story come to life!!

Adventure Session on the Shores of Lake Ponderay

As a photographer I would say the thing that I hear most from the general public is that they wish they had wedding pictures they really LOVED! That they didn’t have the money nor the time to go somewhere they really dreamt of going to or hiring an amazing photographer to truly capture their Love Story. What if I told you that even after your wedding you can still have those fairy tale pictures at a destination so amazing and glorious!!! We offer Adventure Sessions which is a session where you get in your wedding get up (or other formal option) again and go to a destination that will ABSOLUTELY blow your mind! Most brides that are planning a wedding don’t necessarily have the time to hike up a mountain top for gorgeous sunset shots or down in a canyon because I found an unbelievably stunning waterfall. These are my most favorite sessions, they are so unique, adventurous (hence the name Adventure Session, haha), and designed specifically for each couple! There is no reason that you cannot have the wedding pictures that you wanted hanging up in your new home or to send to distant relatives that couldn’t make it to your ceremony. We want to adventure with you and make magic happen! If this is you don’t hesitate to reach out to see what these sessions include and where we travel to.

What to expect during your engagement session!?

I absolutely love engagement sessions, which is precisely why they are ALWAYS included in our Wedding Collections. This is the best way for us to get to know you two as a couple, to see you both interacting together in a very deep and playful way. We want to experience how she giggles when you run together thru a field or make a joke about something so ridiculous! Or when you snuggle up to his chest and I tell you both to close your eyes and relax, that moment when he is holding you close to his heart is our favorite! I am not the type of photographer that is going to have you stand in an awkward position and then tell you 1,2,3 now cheese!!! I capture reaction, emotion, and pure genuine love! But the best part is, is that I am not making the magic happen. You are! I am just trying to keep up ;)

When preparing for an engagement session with us, I want you to come relaxed and ready to snuggle, twirl in circles, run through a field or downtown alley, and basically act like no one is watching. Take a look at this engagement session where we adventured around Sandpoint, ID and be sure to leave us a comment on how stinking cute these two cuties are!

Winter Bride

Getting to know the in’s and out’s of my favorite wedding vendors and being able to design and work first hand with them is always one of my personal favorite things to do. This styled shoot has been a thought in my head for quite some time and I just had to act on it! First thing to do was to ask find a Bride who would be willing to brave the cold up on Spokane Mountain for a couple hours and act like she isn’t cold even for a moment. Second was to find the right team of amazing vendors who shared the same vision as I did for this Romantic Bridal Shoot.

Vendors Used: Photographer & Designer: Hannah Smith Design, Florals: SchuhBox Floral Design, Rentals: Hannah Smith Design, Hair & Make Up Artist: Rachel Jordan Beauty, Gown: Cloud Nine Bridal, Model: Natalie Mathenia.