Hien Family

In November, I got to spend some time in Bozeman with the Hien’s. We ventured up to Bridger Bowl. It was chilly but we lucked out with perfect light and they toughed it out!Read more

Hietala Family

Getting to be the first photographer to take a family’s photo’s, is quite an honor. Starting out, I could tell there were some nerves but as you can see from the bottom photo (which was our last shot of session) that all quickly faded and their fun loving spirits quickly showed through!  Read more

9.14.15 Family Day | Girl Time Hiking the L

Last week I mentioned to Mia that I had never hiked the “L”. She told me she hadn’t either. So of course we had to do it on the next family day.  Some photos taken with Nikon D7100 some with iPhone 6.   “I was BORN for hiking!”- Mia Mia: Can I bring both sticks? Me: Sure. But you have to carry them if you want them. Mia: OKAY! So she carried two sticks that were bigger than her halfRead more

The Day the Sky Came Back

Living in western Montana this time of year isn’t just the end of summer or almost fall, it’s a season of it’s own. Fire season. And it’s the only time that sucks to live here. We just finished up going 3 weeks with no sun or sky because of the all of the smoke from the wildfires. It rained ash and all. The air quality was rated at hazardous for about 2 of those weeks. BUT! Finally, we got someRead more

Barry Bolo | Our Teacup Poodle!

We got a teacup poodle! He’s named after the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu movement berimbolo because he tips over and is often inverted. But when your legs are only 2 inches tall, it’s probably pretty easy to be falling over a bunch. He’ll be lucky if he reaches 3.5 lbs. Just a tiny, snugly dude. Can you tell that Mia is excited?!Read more

Happy Birthday Mia!

When I met Mike, one of the first things he told me was that he had a kid. I was thinking like, 1 or 2 years old. Nope. FIVE. That’s not a kid anymore. That is a tiny, thinking, opinionated, do things by themselves human. “Don’t worry, she’s the coolest kid ever.” is what he told me. I liked him enough that I figured I’d stick around and it probably wouldn’t last long enough for me to even meet thisRead more