Hello friends! Please, come in take a seat. Let me get you a warm beverage and we'll talk. Green chair studio is my heart and passion. Photographing your personal bit of heaven --- your wedding.. your child or your pet --- is a gift to me daily. Would you like to meet in person for lattes to discuss your session needs/wants/desires? Pop on over to the website give me a shout and we'll calendar merge. By the way, I love hearing from you, so whether you are just stopping by, or are a loyal reader...leave a little comment. Hearing from you makes my day crispy and fresh!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

moondance | wedding under the stars

not sure why.. but oh how i love 'blurry brides'

i had the honor of being a part of the most magical wedding last month. from the minute i walked in the door and felt the energy, i had goosebumps. i have a full set of joy to share with you, but for now.. just a teeny smackerel to tide you over.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

your wish is my command | miracle on 21st st

so it's dark out.. i mean like end of day sun is setting we should be eating dinner dark. thing is, it's only 10am. this is true fall/winter in portland and it will be this way now for many months.

i don't hate the grey... (ok, maybe i do just a little tiny bit) but what i struggle with is that i find it HIGHLY unmotivating to do.. well.. anything! however, with a stack of to-dos on my desk about 5 million and six deep, i MUST do.

so with caffeine installed, i begin my work day with emails. as i begin scrolling down, taking care of this and that i see that one of my Daily Sniffers has sent me a few updated photos of his furr kiddos. yey! in the email he mentions that the first photo was kinda pinky due to the fact that the sunrise that morning was AMAZING.

i replied.. thanked him for the dose of morning cute and sighed heavily as i told him there was a sunrise here this morning, only i couldn't see it... and that oh how i wished i could see it.

email reply sent i'm back focused on taming my in-bin.. when i see another email come in with the subject line, 'your wish is my command' really? oh goodie!

i open it up and there was this.

i smiled the biggest goofy grin and giggled a lot. yes, sunrises and other wishes may not always show up like you expect them to... but if you insist on living in portland this may be the best the universe can do on the fly. and for my money, today right this moment.. this way was infinitely better.

thank you for making my day Mr R.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

deacon | portland child photography

daddy races motorcycles...gotta protect those fresh new eardrums. :)

sisters giggling and telling stories... my sides hurt.


deacon and his sweet auntie

and one can not forget the most special... miss daaaaaaaabi. :) loves you dab!

oh so about two years ago i met this wacky adorable funny and awesome family. it maybe took me a wee little while to post.

this session was a giftie for stephanie and her sister's mum and pa. so it was just us girls + deacon. and well... stephanie and her sister laugh a lot! so we totally bonded. :)

you maybe saw this little nugget take his first steps? if not you can peeky over yonder.. can you believe how much he's grown? yeeps.

and since i seem to be surrounded by the most talented amazing people, you simply must adore stephanie and her work. i command thee. she is the owner and styling + flower goddess of petalos floral design.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

the gilberts | portland family photography

it started with an invitation from daddy

and then... some jumping

a bear hug

some squeals

a longing stare at the pastry case

a cool refreshing beverage

a few cheerios

attitude + admiration

a little love

just cuz headshots

family giggles

some sustenance

some peeky boo

some shoulder rides

and some silly

catch up on blogging ... catch up on blogging.. catch up on blogging..

it's always on my todo list.. but rarely checked off. however, i read something yesterday that inspired me. it was a post from danielle laporte on non-time-management. i loved it! since i pretty much suck at it anyway, i was WAY ready to hear how i could not not do it better.

i wrote down the main points pinned them to my inspiration board and went to bed.

this morning as i plopped into my office chair and set about to work on 'stuff' i read tip #3

... 'Ask yourself every morning what you really feel like doing' wow.. that's a revelation...huh, ok.

so i asked. but what i heard myself saying was a bit surprising, 'i REEEALY want to blog!!' really? 'YES REAALY!'

ok then. i blog.


this shoot took place on a cool march day in 2010. with the gilberts moving to tennessee the next day, we had just a few hours to capture them as a family enjoying a last romp around the town.

it's really a shame they aren't any fun ;P

portland isn't the same with out you all.. we miss you!

(p.s. stephen is a brilliant human + photographer..to see more of his work click here or check out ye ol' blog post here.)