Marina Portraits with the Busch Family [Family Portrait Photographer | Port Angeles, WA]

I had a really fun session last weekend with the Busch family.  It was sunny outside, but that didn’t mean it was warm!  The Busch family was so wonderful, you’d never know that their bones were probably freezing that day. 

They have a family boat, so it was a great location for them. They have a lot of memories here, and it was a fun place to shoot!

Kaitlyn’s toothless smile was so adorable and contagious!

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My First Drawing ~ for Mother’s Day!

Okay, I’m going to try my hand at a drawing.  Why?  Well, one, because Mother’s Day is coming up, and as a mom, I want to help celebrate all of the wonderful moms out there!  And two, because I want to let everyone know about the new package I’ve put together!

Just for Kids Mini-Digi Package

This package is designed for kids only, so mom and dad can relax and not worry about what they’re wearing!  Mom, you don’t even have to do your hair or put on make-up!  😉  I will capture who your child is (or who your children are) so that you can remember this time in their lives in a fun, easy-going, and simple way.  The digital negatives are included in this package, so you can print, share, and scrapbook ’til your heart’s content!  This is what it includes:

  • 45 minute session at the outdoor location of your choice (in the Port Angeles and surrounding area) for up to 3 children in your immediate family
  • 12-15 fully edited images on CD
  • Value: $250

Click here to go to my Facebook Page!  If you don’t already like my page, click on that “Like” button at the top.  Then, click on the “Let’s Keep in Touch” link on the left side bar, enter your info and click “Sign Up!”

Sign up before Mother’s Day, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, May 8th!

March Special [Support Japan]

It’s hard feeling so helpless when something as devastating as the earthquake in Japan happens.  My cousin and friend are doing what they can to raise money, and it inspired me to try to do something as well.  If you’ve been thinking of having portraits taken of your kids or family, I hope this is a way for us to help those in need together.  Every little bit helps, right?

March Special [Support Japan]

Book your spring Family Session or Kids Only Mini Session by the end of March, and I will donate the $100 Family Session Fee or $100 of the Kids Only Mini Session Fee to the Red Cross (specifically for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami). Sessions do not need to be scheduled for the month of March, but the sessions must be officially booked by March 31, 2011.

For more information, check out my website or email me at

Family Portrait Photographer | Port Angeles, WA [The Oakes Family]

I’m a little behind with blogging, but it’s so fun to put photos up here on the old blog.  The Oakes are a really fun family, and the kids are a hoot and a half!  So lively and full of great energy!  We lucked out with beautiful light, and I absolutely loved the tall, neutral-colored grasses.  The neutral background really made the family and colors pop.  I love the clothing colors they chose for this session.

Owen is fun, charismatic, and creative little guy.

And little Daphne is as sweet as they come.