Thursday, July 17, 2014

End Of A Good Run

It was hot, the sun was blaring and the fans had piled in but unfortunately the Bulldogs season had to come to a sad end this last weekend. 
As the Bulldogs battled it out till the last 5 seconds of the game they unfortunately did not pull out with a win and will not be continuing on to the next round. 
The Bulldogs played their hearts out in a gruesome battle to the finish. The final score being 20-22 going towards the Monarchs. 
The Bulldogs played a fantastic season with only 2 losses over all in season play! Hopefully next year we can regain our championship title with a fresh start! 

Thanks for a great season and all the support Bulldog Family!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pioneer Park 2014

The time of year is upon us!!! Old Settlers Picnic is in 19 days!!! I am so excited as you can probably already tell by all my exclamation marks!
This is the time of year where I get to spend time with family and dress up in Pioneer era clothing. I love this time of year because not only do I get to photograph many great kids and crafts but also get to help preserve the history of Ferndale Washington. This is my hometown and it forever will be.
For those of you who do not know what this event is:
Pioneer park is a city park full of preserved cabins from around the county. Cabins include a few family homes, a post office, a school, a store, church and many more. During the picnic there are crafts in almost every cabin, vendors, a car show and concerts!
This event is fun for the whole family! If you have any questions about this event go to
This event happens every summer and is free! Donations are much appreciated in keeping our park clean and bringing in "new" cabins.
Please stop by and see me! I'll be at the Jenni house making ice cream with the little ones!!!

Photogenic outfits?! Thats a thing??


Everyone knows that the hardest thing about preparing for a photo shoot is choosing what to wear... I found this great article called 101 Family Picture Tips & Ideas. The blogger in this article made great visuals and has great tips on making your family and the photographs look great!
I get asked all the time what they should wear. If they should all be matchy matchy or if they should all look completely different. Well here's my answer: Wear what makes your family feel comfortable and cohesive.
What do I mean by cohesive?
Don't wear the same exact out fits, but where similar colors or tones that express each individual personality. If you truly want your photographs to express who you are as a family you should express each individuals unique personalities within the group.

Like the quote above family is a mixture of different people going in different directions but when you truely look at it, they all stem from the same place. That is kind of where my family photography philosophy comes from. You have to always remember that your family is one but with many different personalities and styles so remember that your family is not one but one of many!

Here are some of my own types that I have used on my own families and friends:
  • Add a little pattern, you don't wanna look blah and flat. But! Remember not to wear HUGE patterns to make yourself look bigger than you actually are.
  • Coordinate color with your location. For example if you are in a green field add some color like yellows or pink.
  • Where something comfortable. Women I mean you!! Don't go wearing some huge 5 inch heels! You will be walking and posing and your photographer will be wanting you to move around quite a bit!
  • Show your families personality. If your a city family DON'T dress country!
  • Add accessories. Like chunky necklaces and scarfs.
  • Men get a little relaxed with your outfits, don't tuck it in tight and role some sleeves up casually (unless of course you have a stiff personality)
  • PROPS! add them! especially seniors. If your a basketball player football player, bring your ball or a jersey or Letterman's jacket. 
  • Pets! Yes I said it. If a pet is part of your life or your families life then add them in there!! Dogs are a great way to show your families personality.
Here is a great visual from a fun blog called The Dating Divas!