David & Kayla // Spokane Wedding

At most weddings, people are happy for the bride & groom...at least every wedding I've been to. But this wedding they weren't just happy. They were invested, emotional, real, joyful, proud & downright celebratory. There was a different air about the loved ones that gathered around this beautiful couple several weeks back. They were "in" with them. I feel like I was a part of something extra special with these two. I hope to keep them not just as clients but as friends. No actually, I think I will force them to be. They are just that cool.

Also...they had snow as their reception exit. I surely can't leave that detail out.

"No words can describe our wedding day as we commited our lives to each other in front of our family & friends. We woudn't change a single moment of that day. Our biggest surprise was stepping back & realizing how dearly we are loved & supported by those around us. We are already loving what God has in store for us. Here's to the great gift of marriage" -David & Kayla

 

Michael & Britney // Seattle Engagement

Adventuring at Rattlesnake lake was amazing with these two. The phrase "anything for the photo" couldn't have been more true. Brit climbed a freaking stump in her heels for me. I love shoots where I don't hesitate to ask for anything because I know the client will be up for whatever. I'm sure their wedding is going to be killer. Not just because they are both beautiful...but also because they are the more fun than you could ever wish for.  Congrats you guys!

 

Ryann & Taylor // Spokane Graduation

These two GORGEOUS gals gave me the honor of taking their "senior" photos. I wish more people would do these types of sessions with their friends. They graduate nursing school this year & wanted some photos to mark this moment in time. Yeah...I wasn't sad about it. Take a look at these beauties.

 

Fiji 2018 // A personal post

I fell in love with the people of Fiji. There are no words that could summarize this trip & there would be no way to explain everything we saw and every person we encountered. So instead...I took photos. These photos were for me. They weren't for a client that would pay me or a magazine that needed something exact. They didn't have to be perfectly framed, have precise settings or need to wear the Instagram worthy edit. These photos are just my way of observing. My way of remembering. These photos are my way of sharing this experience with anyone who cares to see it.

Thanks to all the amazing people who took this trip alongside me. Thanks to the Bickleys for hosting us. Thanks to all the humans (and animals) who touched my heart & changed my perspective. If you want to read about each day & what we did while in Fiji, you can visit www.lifecenter.net/serveblog

 

Mark & Rachel // Palouse Falls Couple Shoot

Sometimes I get couples to go on adventures with me. This is no standard shoot. It's hot, it's sweaty, it may require some hiking or uncomfortable terrain, it may mean facing a fear (like snakes or heights) or it might simply mean we all get a little out of our comfort zone. But somehow it's a blast. I want every shoot to feel like this one.

Thank you Mark & Rachel for going on this adventure with me. Thank you Ilse Papst for creating some beautiful arrangements to accessorize them in a unique way. I sure love you all!

 

Andrew & Gemmina // Spokane Wedding

This pretty lady has been second shooting weddings with me for 3 years now. Not to have her by my side for her own wedding was somewhat strange. I kept wanting to ask her for things...but she was THE BRIDE! I'm so happy for these two lovebirds & so freaking blessed to have had the pleasure of capturing their wedding day.

 

Ryan & Alissa // Spokane Valley Couple Shoot

If you know these two people...you are lucky. They are incredible talented (check out Ferguson Films & Alissa Ferguson Photography for proof), they are profoundly kind, fun & they are insanely beautiful! Alissa asked me to take some family photos for them & I felt honored for the opportunity. Naturally I agreed...but only if I could take some of her & Ryan as well. They are just to cute to pass up.

 

Nick & Shelby // Spokane Engagement

What if you met someone...you fell in love...and you asked them to spend the rest of their life with you? Well that is exactly what happens, and somehow I get the extreme privilege of capturing it. That is making me so happy right now. I can't even handle it.

 

Kevin & Kaarin // Couple Shoot

I need more shoots like this in my life!

Rules...Look cool (like you do everyday). Let me help you choose your outfits & the location. Be willing to do whatever I tell you. Look great while you do whatever I told you to do. Have fun with me while we adventure & take photos together. And the result is the blog below.

So for reals. I need more shoots like this. If you hire me....it will probably, most likely, be totally worth it!

 

Andrew & Gemmina // Coeur d' Alene Engagement

Gemmina...you are my partner in crime. When I started doing this photography thing, I sort of forced you to do it with me. We've shared many laughs, calmed many wedding day storms & scouted endless locations together. Funny thing is, that is not even the best part our friendship. You are one of my "people". Someone I trust with the hard stuff, someone I turn to when I run out of time & need help finishing projects & someone who thinks of what I need before I know I need it. To say I am protective over you would be an understatement. You mean the world to me & all I ever wanted was for you to find the perfect man.

Andrew...I know you will take care of this special girl. In the very short time I've gotten to know you, I've seen you bend and grow to be a man that strives to love her deeply. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you & I hope you know that Eric & I will always be people you two can turn to for anything.

I love you both & simply cannot wait for your wedding day. It's going to be magical!