We are settling in nicely here in Hillsboro, and unlike many of the locals who dread the long rainy winter I am so far enjoying the weather. All I have to tell myself is that rain is better than snow and it’s easy to have a positive outlook on the rainy days. Days like these are perfect for sitting around in your pajamas all day and baking; both of which I have been doing a lot of lately.
It occurred to me the other day that I really hadn’t taken many pictures of my own family lately. It’s sad, but since taking up photography I guess I don’t take the time to capture all those silly moments I normally would with a point and shoot in hand. It’s my new goal to take some at least every week, if not more often. I have THOUSANDS of images of my oldest as a baby, and I feel guilty looking at the images I have taken of my youngest. Granted, my standards and skills have changed since my oldest was that age and I don’t need to take as many to get the shot I want anymore. This also means, though, that I pass up some of those hilarious candid moments I might have caught by accident before and kept even though it was way out of focus or whatever. With that in mind I want to share a few from today….. It was no small feat to get my youngest to sit still long enough to get a “normal” shot, and I was about to give up entirely, but I am glad I didn’t because his crazy personality really shows in these images and I know I will look back on them years from now and smile. My oldest, as you can tell, is also full of personality, and wanted to look like a mean vampire lol.
So without further adieu, here are my silly little guys, doing what they do best.
and as you can see, it’s not all smiles when mom’s camera comes out, but this is also a perfect example of Archer’s personality lol.
I have been putting this off for a few days now because I just wasn’t sure how to announce something like this. The good news is that I will not be saying goodbye forever…. however this IS goodbye to the Sandpoint area. While away on our family vacation this year, we were called about a job in Portland, OR and decided to go ahead and try for it. Fast forward a week or so later and here we are, all ready to make the big move! We are very excited, and looking forward to all the opportunities Portland has to offer for our family, but at the same time I am a bit sad that for a while at least, I will be closing up shop. My plan is to open back up when we are fully settled over there, and I get a chance to learn the area. I have no timeline at this point, but in the mean time I will try to keep up with the blog with some non-business images from time to time.
I have enjoyed working here in Sandpoint, and I have had some great clients. I wish them all the best! And a big hello to the Portland/Hillsboro area!
Because I do not want to leave without a picture I will share a quick snapshot I took of my family Sunday night.
I am so excited about this one. Of course I love taking images for ALL my clients, but it’s not every day that a girl gets to say she was contacted by something as prestigious as Penn State to do a photo session for them and have the images published in one of their articles! Obviously Penn State is quite far from Sandpoint ID, so you may wonder why they asked me…. the answer is that they were featuring Jeff Kuhns, a former employee who is now retired and living here in Sandpoint, in an article about the history of telecommunications. I will be linking the article below so you can take a look. They not only wanted images that captured Jeff’s kindness and great personality, but they also wanted the images to showcase Idaho.
Jeff is a great guy, and both he and his wife are just as kind as the people at Penn State told me they would be. I had a great time working with them, and I am very happy with how everything turned out. I will share the images below I submitted, and you can see in the article how they utilized a few in clever ways to make it appear as if they were actually IN the iphone.
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The other night I had a session scheduled with J, with the purpose of getting images to use in an upcoming article in which he will be featured. His lovely wife (B) came along, and they asked me to get a few shots of the two of them while we were at it. I was more than happy to oblige for such a friendly couple.
With already more than 30 years of marriage under their belts, and being so obviously still in love, there is no doubt in my mind they have another 30 or more years together ahead of them. I wish them all the best, and I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting them!
Over the holiday weekend I had the pleasure of shooting this great group for their family reunion. The weather was gorgeous… almost TOO gorgeous since we had to fight the sun the entire time…. and everyone did well despite the heat, and the fact that they must have been starving since it sounds like they hadn’t eaten dinner before I came! Normally I like to put up somewhere between 1-3 sneak peeks a day or two after our session, just to make the wait a little easier for the full gallery, but with the holiday weekend I was traveling and doing the family thing myself. I think a bit of compromise was in order this time. Rather than make them wait longer…. since I am sure they are dying to see at least one…. I decided to work on my favorite group shot and get that up tonight!
So here it is! Thanks again for the opportunity to work with your family, and I hope you enjoy your little sneak peek. Now I will get back to working on your full gallery.
Autumn is my favorite time of year. There is just so much to look forward to including the changing of the leaves, the cooler weather without it being TOO cold, the upcoming holiday season, and especially Halloween which has always been my favorite, and all the other festivities that come along with the season. It’s also a GREAT time to get family pictures done to send out in your Christmas cards or to give as gifts!
Since the season puts me in such a happy and giving mood I would like to offer a special to all of you. It will be valid for any session booked for a date between September 25th and November 21st. The details are as follows….
1/2 off Session fee
$30 print credit with a minimum order of $350
$30 print credit + 15% off order with a minimum order of $500
Available sessions will be limited to first come first serve so don’t wait!
As many of you probably know October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So many people have lost loved ones to this horrible disease, and I myself lost my mother at age 51 this past May. She was an amazing woman, and in honor of her memory I would like to offer a special specifically to breast cancer survivors for the month of October. Details as follows…
Waived Session Fee
25% discount on any order of $350 or more
Again, sessions will be available as first come first serve and numbers are limited! And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
*Offers cannot be combined with any other special
Wow, how lucky to have 5 generations of amazing women in your family together at the same time! I had the absolute pleasure of capturing just that recently. I could not have asked for a more fun, or kind group of ladies to work with either. Even though the day was quite chilly, and our littlest model wasn’t very into the session they persevered and managed to keep a smile on their faces throughout. I am very thankful for the opportunity and I wish them all the best!