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senior photos in washington – toryn

Toryn is the daughter of two of my friends, Nate and Betsy. Considering I’ve been best friends with her parents since my early teen years, it’s pretty crazy to think Toryn is a senior in high school now! A couple of months ago, I got to visit them in Washington and take some family photos (coming next blog post) and senior photos of Toryn. She is a truly beautiful girl, inside and out, so of course my job was easy. Oh, and her new puppy Fiddlefurt and the sweet family dog Wilbur had to be part of her photos, too!

Very cool sidenote: the bleach dyed jeans Toryn is wearing in the first couple pics and the blue vintage dress she’s wearing are both from my clothing resell business, Abi Ruth The Shoppe. :)


I am SO PROUD of you and I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!


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a photo shoot in the woods – mike & candace & their dogs

So in my last post, I shared the professional headshots I did of my dear friends Mike and Candace. Today, I’m sharing the sweet family photos we did of them in the woods with their dogs near Packwood, Washington. This was such a beautiful area to shoot in, with the prettiest trees!

Honestly these photos just warm my heart so much. Mike has been one of my closest friends since I was thirteen years old. He and I have watched each other go through a variety of life challenges, including some very questionable relationship decisions. lol. His relationship with Candace is the best one I’ve seen him in. Candace is just a warm and truly kind person. She is the real deal – sweet and fun and cute and cool! They’re pretty adorable together! And I love seeing Mike so genuinely happy at this point in life. I tend to be a little cynical about love, but Mike and Candace’s love encourages me to believe. :)

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realtor headshots – mike & candace

These are my lovely friends, Mike and Candace. They recently moved to the Seattle/Tacoma area and are embarking on a new venture there in real estate. I was able to get out there for a visit last month and got the chance to do some headshots for them. Here are some of my favorites.

I thought it was so cute how they coordinated their outfits. :)

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extended family portraits – the ward family

Last month, I did this fun photo shoot for one of my best friends, Angie. This year for their fall family session, Angie organized an extended family session with her Ryan’s side of the family. It was a beautiful, warm day in Oklahoma, and as an added bonus, there was no crazy wind. :)

We did the session at Hafer Park in Edmond. There are so many great spots there to shoot. Here are some of my favorites of this gorgeous family.

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Professional Headshots – Molly

Molly contacted me to get some updated professional headshots taken. I really enjoy doing these types of sessions. They are different than family portrait sessions in that you are going for a more polished, professional image instead of capturing in-the-moment expressions and family member connections/emotions. So it’s fun for me to get to work at capturing people looking their best in flattering poses, with expressions that are genuinely pleasant but professional too. Molly also let me do a bit of wardrobe consulting before we shot, which is something I enjoy.

We did the session at The Cove, which is a co-working and event space where I have a membership. It provided us with the perfect backdrops, both indoors and outside. Here are some of my favorites from Molly’s headshot session.


I think your chosen profession is so cool. And I love how your headshots turned out! Thank you for having me do your photos.


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