[ turner ] – Richland Wedding Photographer

I used to be terrified of the idea of shooting a wedding. I would always say “no.” The idea of shooting a wedding on film and having something happen could ruin your career. I admire all of those true wedding professionals that have been doing just that for years.

Once digital got to a point where some would argue would rival the quality of film, I thought I would give it a try. I mean, with digital, there is no mystery that you are, in fact, getting a good image. (Which is why, I’m sure there are a bazillion “photographers” these days…but I digress).¬†And now…well, I love shooting weddings. They are just plain fun. I do have to admit, though, shooting the reception once the bride and groom have finished their formalities isn’t my favorite thing. But there is a reason it’s called “work” – right? I mean, how many photos of drunk people dancing do you really need? And people shoving food into their mouths have never been attractive no matter what medium you shoot on. At that point my bag has gotten really heavy and my feet hurt! LOL. I almost always advise my couples to invest in my time earlier in the day and less on the tail end. It works for me; and works for them too.

I’ve known this “kid” for over 14 years…ever since we moved in across from his parents. We’ve watched him grow up and become a young man and go off on his mission and marry the love of his life. Can’t wait to see what he does with his career and hold his babies some day too. Congrats Eric and Carly. So glad I got to be a part of your special day.

And yes…I am VERY behind in my blogging.

[ teske ] – Walla Walla Newborn Photographer

This little guy is my DARLING nephew. I’m a terrible blogger…He was born in March!

I love that I have the opportunity to capture so many of our families important milestones. Baptisms, weddings, births, senior portraits. I’ve done them all. But some of my favorite family photos are ones that show the joy two cousins share together. Or the closeness of an Aunt and niece. Good stuff.

I often struggle with newborns. They never seem to sleep the way I want them to. Aiden was no exception. It took about 3 hours for him to finally give in. I have decided to quit fighting it and take more of a lifestyle approach to newborn photography. In the home. With both parents. Awake or asleep. I feel like my calling was not to capture babies balancing on their chins in cute hats. But I’m not getting rid of the hats. I love to knit the hats.

Enjoy these darling pics!

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