Naughty List...

It's that time of year again... Viscosity presents The Naughty List. So fun. I absolutely love shooting for them and going to watch what these creative geniuses come up with. You should go to. Even if you're Nice...

This Monday, let's get Naughty...
"The Naughty List Cabaret" is here to brighten (and corrupt) your holidays! 
Dec. 18-20, 27-28
The Great Northern Bar
7 pm
Tix available at: http://viscositycabaret.org/index.html

xoxo


Oh, Christmas Tree!

Oh, what fun! Ruby is ALL about trees, santa and lights! What a fun Christmas season it's been so far. She got so excited going to pick our tree this year! But mama forgot her gloves, and once she fell in the cold snow, we had to hustle home. Hope you all are as excited and pumped for Christmas as E & RJ are! 

A blessed season to you all!

xoxo


The Montana Scene

I am so proud of this sweet, hard working family! They just opened up their 5th Montana Scene store!!! AMAZING! Talk about small business empire! And I swear, I see where their motivation stems from--- their amazingly adorable kiddos. That momo KILLS me! So so proud of you all. Love you to pieces! Keep up the amazing and inspiring work. Check out their new digs in downtown Kalispell

xoxo


Sweet Iris

One of my favorite photos that I have of myself as a baby was in a portrait studio. It's well lit, but not natural light like I prefer. Why I love it, and I'm pretty sure it's my parents favorite as well is that I'm smiling, drooling and crying- all at the same time. Sweet Iris did the same thing. I get it! It's weird to be photographed. What a dear heart. A sweet, doe eyed dear heart. Love you and your family to pieces. 

xoxo


Holiday Family Shoot- My family!

So this year, life was just TOO busy!!! I decided instead of hire someone to do our holiday family photos, to just do them MYSELF. It was a little more stressful than the normal stress of preparation for session by preparing outfits, kids, ourselves... BRIBES ;) We were loosing light because E was fighting them HARD, I couldn't find my shutter release remote (because when I'm not behind the camera, that is by FAR the easiest way to do it, I've learned....)

SO... I just put the camera on a tripod and put it in self timer mode... and winged it! WHEW!!! We got at least 2-3 good family shots, some semi-decent fun ones and then I took it off for some just kiddo and Keith shots. 

You'll have to wait to see what made final edits for our Holiday card this year. It was a lot of fun in the long run, and I have my cards ALMOST ready to mail out already... that is a record, for sure! I've said it way more than once, but please, get your family photos done!!! At least once a year! Kids change so fast, and honestly, so do us adults and they are going to WANT to see them when they grow up. I guarantee you!  

Let me know if you're not on my list. I love sending cards out, but what I love more and why I do it, is to see YOU and YOUR families!!! So send me yours!!! 1768 E. 2nd St., Whitefish, MT. 59937

Happy snuggling up and opening holiday card season!!! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! 

XOXO


Blue-eyed blondies

We had the sweetest indoor/outdoor session with Jessica and her family. Her parents are from a warmer climate... and with our weather and how it's been lately, this was the best option! And it was a win win with being able to throw some snow and play outside for a bit. Thank you guys so much for letting me capture your kiddos and all their cuteness... I just love the 3 generation of woman photo. 

XOXO


Pretty Pixie- WHS 2018 Senior

When I first moved to Whitefish I did yoga at this sweet studio that was where Reecia's is now. I loved it and really fell in love with yoga because of Pixie's mama, Shawna. She was my favorite instructor. And now, 17 years (?) later... her daughter is a senior in high school?! Seriously, don't blink. What a special place to grow up, and what a lovely lady you are! Thanks for having me capture your last year of living in Whitefish... for the time being. You are a true light, just like your mom and dad and I can't wait to see what your future holds. 

xoxo


Babe Gus

Oh me, oh my... get ready for some cuteness! Gus came early into the world and is thriving and beautiful! I just love it when passed wedding clients have babes, and have me capture them! What a blessing sweet babies are! Gus was the happiest, most easy going 7-month old. Learning to eat his feet, sit up & he's got the smile and giggles down! Thanks so much for having me capture this beautiful boy of yours! He truly is amazing! And it was so wonderful to see you two again. You are all so loved! 

XOXO


Miss Holland at 7 months

Oh my... this one... 

I feel so close to Miss Holland, even though I don't get to see her much. Maybe it's because I captured her graceful & awe-inspiring entrance into the world? In the two shoots we've done since that amazing day, I've noticed the way she looks at her papa... with so much love and admiration. It really is quite heart warming. Just like she did the day she was born. How special. We had a brisk session but little Miss H never fussed ONCE. What a champ. And what a beauty. I love being able to capture her grow. And I love you Ben and Marya! Thanks for trusting me and going to far away places on cold afternoons!!!

XOXO


Beau dog

Beau's lovely owners wanted to get some family pictures of him as he is getting on in years. I LOVE this, and I fell in love with this sweet pup. He smiles when he has a stick in his mouth and reminds us all, that if you're smiling, you can knock off a good 10 years!!! Lesa like to call him "Field and Stream" as he looks like a total model for their brand. I love it! I think it fits to a tee. 

Thanks for having me out to capture your sweet family. I so enjoyed it.

xoxo


Maggie and Alex Wed

Every time I do a blog, I want to tell you little stories that go with each photo. Like for example, I love the way Alex looks at her... like she is his everything. Or how it FELT to be in that room when her dad first saw her in her gown. Or how in Glacier National Park, we took some photos by a cabin her mom used to LIVE in. Or the how dang COLD it was, but somehow, the warmth of love warmed us all along with all the tears of joy. 

My HOPE is that you feel it from seeing these images. If you do, I did my job. Or at least how I feel my job should be done. Maggie and Alex's friends and family were so refreshing and joy filled. It truly was a magical day.

Thank you so much for letting Lauren and I capture your day and love for not only one another, but your friends and family. You two are such fabulous people, I am lucky to know you and your love!

XOXO


The Wonderful Vendors:

2nd Photographer: Lauren L Photo

Music: Sidecar Audio

Photobooth: Pixelated Gigs

Food: Mackenzie River Pizza Co

Dessert: Sweet Peaks

Flowers: Flowers by Hansen

Dress/suits: Mimi's Bridal

Venue: Glacier Raft Co

Oh Canada...

...you sure are CUTE!!! 

I've photographed this family once before... when they just had one, and the pup. Now with two of the SWEETEST boys, their family is complete. I mean, look at that sweetness in that adorable sweater!!! And Libby, their four legged family member loved getting out and running around. The love and playfulness between this family just makes me melt. It was so wonderful to see you all again meet the newest addition. Happy birthday mama, Happy Anniversary you two, and happy 1st birthday, Alec! So fun! So many reasons to celebrate and get photos taken! 

XOXO

Homecoming for mama

This sweet mama had the pleasure of coming home to her hometown for the weekend for a friends wedding and hit the Fall colors just right! We had such a beautiful morning on Whitefish Lake (even though it was a tad chilly!) Thanks for the cute smiles, beautiful family! I enjoyed it so. 

XOXO


Sweet Parker Mae

I have gotten to know and love this little family so much! And Parker just keeps getting cuter by the minute and looks like a little commercial model in these Fall colors. She wasn't her smiley, normal self for our shoot, but I love that sullen, reflective look. It reminds me of one of my friends who posts the most endearing photos of his daughter crying and has captions like this... (this is one I would caption of Parker) - "Mom & Dad, I told you I don't like to wear white after Labor day!" --- Parker Mae--- 6 months. 

Love you guys! XOXO


Puppy LOVE

So, I pretty much fell in {puppy} love with both the North families pup, Kobe & the four of them. SUCH nice, kind, genuine people! (Even the teenager! ;) We had so much fun tromping through the woods near their cabin/retreat away from their home in Canada. If I didn't have a toddler at home, I would have tried to adopt Kobe, but I don't think they would or could EVER give him up. One day we will welcome a sweet doodle mix into our home, as RJ would LOVE one. It was more than lovely to meet your photogenic crew! Thanks for the fun session and the complete kindness.  

XOXO


The Amazing Adorable Hoff Family

Oh these boys, they MELTED my heart! So dang cute! What a good looking family! So glad grandma got to join us too! We had rain in the morning that made us have to reschedule, but when we finally got to do the session, it was just perfect on the lake! Thanks so much for being patient. What fun and sweet boys you have! 

XOXO


Falling for this Family!

This family mixed with the Fall colors was just brilliant! I completely enjoyed every second of this sweet shoot. Just try not to smile at this little loves JOY. So much beauty. 

Thank you for letting me capture her joy and your sweet, adorable family! 

XOXO


A beautiful growing family

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

– Anne Christian Buchanan

This lovely lady is 38 weeks today! She's stunningly beautiful and so is her growing family. Thanks so much for having me capture this beautiful time in your life. He or she is a lucky one. Enjoy these last few days of being a family of 3.

XOXO


The most LOVE-ly wedding

This wedding defined the bond between friends and family. There was SO much love. Lauren and I instantly felt like family... and we could tell that all their friends ARE their family. The smoke cleared a bit from the night before's square dance, just so they could celebrate the love of one another. Susan and Ed have been dating for 25+ years. They made it official and it was the sweetest. As always, I'm better with showing their story through photos, so have a look and enjoy their love filled day. 

Susan and Ed- I'm SO glad to have met you and witnessed your love and devotion to one another. To see your families combine so beautifully was inspiring. Hope you smile reliving your lovely day, because Susan, your smile could light a fire! I just adore it. 

XOXO


The LOVE-ly Vendors

Second photographer: Lauren L Photography

The Venue: The Barn at Finley Point

Planners: Be Out Guest- Wedding & Event Planning

Officiant: Crystal Bourne

Flowers: Conrad Floral

DJ: RMF DJ Services

Food: Finley Point Grill (both nights)

Bar: Costco Wines

Rentals: Celebrate Party Rentals

Bride, Groom and Bridal Party attire: Nordstrom

Jewelry: Schmitt Jewelry

Rehearsal Dinner Vendors

Pies: Loula's Cafe

Skipper and Guide for rehearsal day boat rides: Dalon Pobran

Square Dance Leader: David Hines

Rehearsal Dinner Flowers: Rochelle, Jodie, Lorna, Alexa and Costco

Decorating: Kathy Cerreta

And Susan and Ed would like to thank ALL their wonderful friends who pitched in!