GO SEAHAWKS!!!

GO HAWKS!!! I don't normally do a blog post on the weekends... but I think that the Seattle Seahawks making it to the Superbowl calls for an exception! This post isn't really a sneak peek either because I have already shared some of the wonderful photographs from Brad and Sharissa's engagement session... To see more photos of this adorable couple and their engagement please click the following link! All these photographs were taken at Foxwood House (a unique and fun wedding and event venue in Newport, WA). I think these photos are a great way to cheer on the Hawks! Enjoy and Cheers!!!

Rocking their jerseys and some great smiles!

Showing off some personality and getting a football in the photo! "She Said Yes" is just about the cutest way to announce your engagement! I'm loving how Sharissa is sure to let everyone know she is excited! 

I enjoyed the "She Said Yes" football so much we had to use it in a few more photographs! A black and white passionate one and of course another fun photo with some touchdown arms! (Let's hope the Hawks score lots of touchdowns during the game!!!)

AWE! If you don't just adore those smiles and the look on their faces I'm not sure what to say because these two look so happy and in love! 

These fans are turning up the heat... OOO-La-La!!! I'm feeling the passion!

Keeping each other close forever!

Game time baby! Photography magic... This photograph just makes me want to smile! How cute are Brad and Sharissa!?!?! These two will be cheering on their Seattle Seahawks in the Superbowl and so will I :-) ... GO HAWKS!!!


Sneak Peek: Jordan and Amanda Engagement!

I am very excited to share this wonderful and snowy engagement session! So first of all... the photos were all taken at Denison Ridge, which is a spectacular wedding and event venue just north of Spokane... Even covered in snow this venue has the most wonderful photo opportunities and I had WAY TOO MUCH FUN capturing the love and romance between Jordan and Amanda! This great couple also booked their wedding photography with Distinction Studio, so this will not be the last you see of them because later this year is their wedding! I'm looking forward to creating photo magic once again with this fabulous couple! Alright, so most of you know I could ramble on and on... without talking a bunch more here is Jordan and Amanda and their winter-wonderland engagement photos!!!

As always... starting off the blog post sneak peek with a "smiley" photograph of the happy couple! They are so cute!!!

It wouldn't be a complete engagement session without a few photographs with their son Aidan! I think I might have a little crush on Mr. Aidan... what a stud! 

Aidan was sure to make engagement photographs tons of fun! Got some great photos with dad and mom... then...

... We played in the snow! Time for a little snow throwing and many laughs and giggles! Yes... I even got some snow thrown on me too :-) But like I've said before... I'll do "almost" anything for a great photo!

Alright... now we are back to the love and romance of Jordan and Amanda! The snow covered wood makes for the picture perfect spot!

Showing off the bling!

Walking hand and hand through the winter wonderland! Oh gosh... it's just making my heart melt!

Can't get enough of these two!

Sitting on a swing has never looked better! Amanda's smile as she looks up at Jordan is adorable!

Turning up the heat with some LOVE and PASSION!!! I couldn't help but share these photos. These are winter engagement photographs at their best! 

Kisses in the cold! I just love this image!

Finishing off the post with a personal favorite from the day! This photographs screams classic love! Black and white... a dipping kiss... Honestly it doesn't get any better! Photography magic!

To Jordan and Amanda... You two (plus Aidan of course!) are so much fun! I am thrilled to be a part of your engagement and wedding day! Thank you for being so wonderful and making my job an absolute blast! Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the Distinction Studio Family! Cheers!!!

 


Distinction Studio Up-Date!!!

Hello to all the wonderful Distinction Studio fans, followers, and family... As many of you know; I am expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive sometime around the end of January 2015! My husband and I are VERY excited to welcome our little Carter into the world. We don't know exactly when he will arrive but we are anxiously waiting (or possibly he has already arrived depending on when you read this post). It has been a true blessing all the love, support, and understanding the Distinction Studio Family has shown to me and my growing family during this time. I am writing this post to let people know I am NOT ignoring you if I don't respond right away to a social media comment, email, or phone call... It is just that I may be busy with a new baby. Please know you are very important to me and I will respond as soon as I possibly can. Thank you so much for your continued patients and understanding as my family and I welcome little Carter into the world! Cheers!!!

My amazing husband, Tyler... Our pup, and the "Distinction Studio Mascot," Lady Dog... and myself (with little Carter inside!)


Sneak Peek: Jeff and Nina!

I love a wonderful Lake Coeur d'Alene photo session!!! Jeff and Nina are one cute married couple and I'd say they turned up the heat on a chilly day because they have some wonderful photographs! They braved the cold of December and we got some great photographs of their love!

As always, starting off a blog post with an adorable photograph of the couple!

Who says wandering around the Coeur d'Alene Resort can't lead to some great photographs???

Awe! Walking hand in hand along the beach! It was beautiful and sunny but don't let that fool you... it was COLD!!!

One of my personal favorites... sharing a smooch on the couch inside the Coeur d'Alene Resort! I love their reflection on the table top too (you've gotta look close but it's there!).

Some more love from Jeff and Nina! This couple was so much fun; They were relaxed and easy going which made photographing them a breeze! 

Sometimes taking a moment to enjoy the simple things in life is best! Especially when it's with the one you love!

Turning up the heat with a picture perfect "almost" kiss! Oh and staying warm is key when having a December photo session... all bundled up and looking fabulous!

There is so much love going around during the holidays and Jeff and Nina made sure to join in on the fun! I love seeing a happy couple sharing a kiss by the lake!

I love living in such a beautiful area! Lake Coeur d'Alene makes for the perfect photo backdrop!

Holding each other close and never letting go!

Ending with my personal favorite! I can't get enough of all the geese lined up along the water edge... toss in the beautiful mountains in the background and I'd say it's photo magic for Jeff and Nina!

To Jeff and Nina... It was such a blast getting to create wonderful photographs together! I truly hope to see you back again! Wishing you all the best with so much love and joy! Cheers!!!


Sneak Peek: Baby Elijah

One of the best parts about my job is having people come back for more photographs! I love being able to capture as kiddos grow! I got to photograph baby Elijah in the hospital when he was born (to see the AMAZING hospital photos click here) and then I got to photograph the little guy again in the studio for a newborn session (to see Elijah's Newborn session click here)... but most recently I had the pleasure of capturing this little man for some Christmas/end of year photographs! We had a blast; at not even 8 months old this little man was getting around wonderfully... crawling everywhere, standing, and even attempting to walk! Yikes! I know his parents have their hands full :-) What a fun studio session we had with everything from sock monkey hats to Christmas books! Enjoy!

"God Bless Our Christmas"... So cute! Elijah didn't really want to hold still when we put him in the red tub but I managed to snap a cute photo before the little man had time to escape! :-) Merry Christmas!!!

I just love a great reflection photograph and Eli managed to rock it! Oh and how could anyone resist this little sock-monkey and big grin!?!?!

Those eyes are just about to die for! I'm loving this cutie! Watch out mom and dad!

Not even 8 months old and this guy is standing on his own and managing to get all over! His adorable little faces makes my heart melt! 

This is a face to love! Those eyes, that look!

The many faces of little Elijah! I'm ending with two of my personal favorite photographs from the session... Eli is all boy and ready for great things! I love photographing this boy and can't wait till the next time! Come back soon little man... you are too much fun!!