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He was her brother’s roommate at Gonzaga. And she was, according to her brother, “off limits” to his friends. Everyone knew Kenny and Melissa had a thing for each other, but they remained friends, just friends, for her brother. Several years later, Melissa had moved to Seattle and Kenny went to visit. They knew there […]

Engaged

Cherry Blossom Engagement Session: Kenny + Melissa

6/23/22

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This wedding was so very special to me for so many reasons! I’ve known Aubriana and her family for years, so it was such a honor to be a part of her wedding day! More than that, it’s such a JOY to see her so happy, having found the love of her life, Ivan. These […]

Wedding

A Rustic Central California Wedding: Ivan + Aubriana

6/10/22

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Cue the confetti – this gorgeous girl graduated!!! Had so much fun capturing Carissa’s senior portraits, especially because I’ve been photographing this sweet girl since she was FIVE! Holy cow, where has the time gone?!? I’ve had the privilege of photographing her three older brothers senior portraits, so it was extra special to get to […]

Senior

Stone Ridge Christian High School: Carissa Senior Portraits

6/05/22

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I first met Banji and Yinka back in 2020 when they were expecting their sweet girl, Eliana. Fast forward two years and a pandemic later, and Eliana is walking (just kidding, RUNNING!) and talking and laughing and absolutely DARLING!!! I met up with this sweet trio in downtown Spokane to document family portraits….and (!!!) Yinka […]

Family

Downtown Spokane: The Oyawusi Family

5/26/22

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Where do I even begin with this beautiful wedding day?!? Nic and Rachel got married on his family’s cattle ranch in Merced, California with the most personal and thoughtful celebration. Not only was the setting beautiful, but the entire day was such a perfect representation of THEM as a couple. From the family’s brand on […]

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A Rustic Central California Wedding: Nic + Rachel

2/03/22

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They had a few classes together while attending Dordt University. But it wasn’t until a weekend trip through the Ag department that their paths crossed outside of class. Their group got snowed in, and they ended up staying up all night with their friends, talking and playing games, and floating the hotel’s indoor lazy river. […]

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Ivan + Aubriana Engagement Session

1/26/22

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They were both members at the same gym in town, and would even play an occasional game of pickup basketball together. Justin started to ask his gym buddies about Valerie, this girl who had caught his eye. He was intrigued, and wanted to get to know her more. Over the next two years, the two […]

Engaged

A Romantic Merced Engagement: Justin + Valerie

1/03/22

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Nate and Katie first met on Bumble. They messaged back and forth, but Katie misread things and thought he was just visiting family in town for the weekend and decided to let him go. She knew she wanted something more. But still, Nate lingered in her mind… With no promising prospects, she decided to delete […]

Engaged

A Centennial Trail Engagement Session: Nate + Katie

12/09/21

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If you’ve been following along here for awhile, you might recognize this sweet family! I met the VanSickle family shortly after moving to Spokane, and have LOVED getting to capture their family over the years! They have two boys, Evan and Nolan, and they are THE cutest! A few weeks ago, we met up in […]

Family

Liberty Lake Family Session: VanSickle Family Portraits

9/02/21

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They connected through Coffee Meets Bagel, but it was his dad jokes she said that got her. Kenny called her shortly thereafter and invited her to go bowling for their first date. Coincidentally, both weren’t the best at bowling, but neither seemed to mind. Kenny was taken with Kayla’s brown eyes and smile. They spent […]

Engaged

A Spokane Sunflower Engagement Session: Kenny + Kayla

8/04/21