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{Be a Blessing First}

I get a lot of questions about photography but the most asked question is “What is your advice to someone just starting in this business?” Photography is a hard thing to break into.  There are so many photographers out there and it’s easy to look at their work and think

Meet Daelynn {Bellingham Everson Senior Photographer}

I absolutely adore Daelynn!  She was so willing to try anything and so much fun to hang out with.  The best thing about girls this age is just how much energy they have!  We had a great time just driving around looking for fun spots with fabulous light!  I think we found it!! Thank you Daelynn, you

Melissa & Sean { Seattle Wedding Photographer}

I had the pleasure of shooting this wedding with Erika Monaco Photography at the Mt. Baker Community  Club in Seattle.  It was such a fun wedding complete with a taco and ice cream truck!  Mellisa was absolutely stunning in her dress.  The reception was such a blast and if you’re getting

Kelly {Bellingham Everson Prom Pictures}

Last weekend I had the privilege of taking pictures of Kelly in her gorgeous prom dress from Alisha’s Bridal!  Kelly looked absolutely stunning in this dress!  I love the way it catches and changes color in the light!  We went to a few places around town and decided to be brave and head over

Lydia {Nooksack High School Senior Portraits}

Lydia is my 2012 senior model for Nooksack High School.  She is so gorgeous you would think she was actually a model!  Our day began at Toni and Guy with Lydia getting her hair and makeup done by Kendra Alsum.  After she was done getting beautified we headed out to Fairhaven and some various fields

Personalized Hangers for Brides

If you want to make your brides feel special I think this is wonderful gift to give them!  I found these on Etsy from the seller Lila Frances and fell in love with them!  These crafty hangers can be personalized with your name(s), new last name or anything you want.  Plus the dress photos will be

{Snohomish Wedding at Hidden Meadows}

A couple weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to assist Evantide Photography shoot a beautiful wedding at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish.  Aaron and Meg are a husband and wife team and I absolutely adore them!  I learned so much from both of them plus they are just plain fun to hang out with!  Here

{Getting Stuck in a ditch and the Power of Prayer}

We woke up to snow on Sunday and since church was canceled we decided to take the girls up to Mt. Baker to go sledding.  About 10 minutes into our drive the girls began what inevitability turns into the never ending question of “Are we there yet!!!!!”  Because we love our children and

{I don’t want to suck, I want to fill}

I had the most amazing experience this past few days at WPPI!  I had dreams of learning everything I could about shooting, lighting, and posing.  Instead I learned some things that changed my life. What I learned at wppi: There was one thing that really stood out to me about the speakers.  Every

{I love Weddings!} Bellingham Wedding Photographer

Okay take pictures, eat cake, have a blast, and get paid!  You call this a job?!  I seriously love it!  I had so much fun assisting at this wedding with Amy Parsons Photography.  First of all to have the chance to shoot with someone this talented was like an answered prayer and she’s an

Amazing weekend Sneakpeek {Bellingham Wedding Photographer}

I have had the most amazing weekend.  I was blessed to have the opportunity to shoot with two different photographers at two different wedding this weekend and the experience was awesome.  Both of these photographers, Evantide Photography and Amy Parsons Photography, are so absolutely talented and

WPPI~ Here I Come!

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to go to WPPI this year for the first time!   For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s the largest photography convention in the world!  There will be over 75 speakers covering a range of specialties from wedding and portraits,

Just shoot

Yep I’m procrastinating again!  As I sit here reading blog after blog and forum after forum before I know it my days are gone.  I should really get out there and just shoot.  I mean it is finally sunny this week for the first time in years.  Okay maybe not years but it sure seems like it

Kelly Senior Session~ Bellingham Senior Portraits

Kelly is so completely beautiful that I had a hard time deciding which pictures to post.  We went out on two different days and shot for hours and I had a blast!  Her mom, Julie, is pretty great too!

Britany Senior Session~ Bellingham Senior Portraits

I had so much fun with Britany.  She is such a beautiful girl and, I may be biased, but I think her pictures came out amazing!!

Jake and Kendra~ Bellingham Photoshoot

Two days ago I had the pleasure of doing a photoshoot for my son and his new girlfriend Kendra.  I’ve done quite a few photoshoots with Kendra and when Jake first saw her pictures on my blog he called me right away and asked “Who is that”?!  A little facebook stalking from Jake

Stoney Ridge Field Trip

One of my jobs that I absolutely love is being a preschool teacher.  I adore being out somewhere and seeing one of my little preschool friends who will run up and yell “Hi Teacher Toni”!  That just grabs my heart.  Today was our preschool field trip  to Stoney Ridge and we had a great

Spending time with Jake

Wednesday morning I woke up to a text on my phone from Jake that he was going to be flying to Whidbey Island on Thursday morning!   It was only going to be just for that one day but I would drive all night just to see him for 1 hour!  Having two of my sons away in the Navy gives me a mix of