Grandmas are family, too!

Grandmas are family, too!

Sometimes people ask me, “Is it ok if his (grandma, cousin, aunt, friend, dog, fill in the blank) is there at the session, too?” Although I do understand where it comes from, I find this to be a strange question. Tell me they’re...
How To Choose The Right Photographer

How To Choose The Right Photographer

So you want to hire a photographer… but how do you choose? Especially in a place like Portland where there are just SO MANY photographers… I have a few thoughts about this, but I think it’s easier to illustrate it with a story. (I do love stories...
It’s not a story without characters

It’s not a story without characters

Everyone thinks that stories are all about what happens… the events, the plot, the scenarios.  But it isn’t – it’s about the characters and the emotion.  Plot isn’t interesting unless it’s happening to someone we care about....

Maternity Photos for an Active Mom

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut as a photographer, which is why I adore story. Without the individual stories of my clients, my work suffers immensely. Last time I did a maternity session my mom-to-be ended up in a tree! This lovely mama told me that she had...

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