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B & J had the most magical Lake Coeur d’Alene elopement in the middle of winter. The snowy weather was absolutely beautiful and these two braved the cold so wonderfully! This elopement was cold, windy, and snowy but we made it work and it was absolutely beautiful! They had their coats and snow boots on […]

Lake Coeur d’Alene Elopement – Winter Elopement

June 12th was a magical day for Sam & Mason. Their Elk Point Wedding in Coeur d’Alene was breathtaking. The weather was absolutely perfect for a summer wedding and the views were incredible. Elk Point is one of my favorite wedding venues so I was over the moon when Sam & Mason asked me to […]

Elk Point Wedding – Coeur d’Alene, ID

Sarah and Aditya’s Manito Park engagement session was one for the books! We explored the flower gardens at golden hour and it was such a dream. If you’re wanting to have a Manito Park engagement session.. this is your sign to do it! No matter what the season is, what the weather may bring, the […]

Manito Park Engagement Session

Wanting to get updated family photos but have no clue what to wear? I’m here to help! Family photos are so special to look back on, but getting ready for them can be a little hectic. You want to make sure you’re all coordinating and everyone is in a happy mood. I have some of […]

Family Photos – Picking the Perfect Outfits

I had the opportunity to capture J + R’s emotional summer wedding at Cave B Winery in Quincy, Washington and it was absolutely magical. The emotions ran HIGH during every part of this wedding. Before the ceremony, the bride wanted to a first look with her grandma. She used to walk to school with her […]

Cave B Winery Summer Wedding | Quincy, WA

Having a first look is such a big decision when it comes to planning your wedding! I want all of my couples to have the day they dreamed of! If you’re trying to decide whether to have a first look or not.. I’ve listed the pros of having a first look and waiting until the […]

Should I have a First Look at My Wedding?

Congratulations on your engagement! The first thing you should do is, CELEBRATE!! ✨ Seriously being engaged is such an exciting time that’ll go by so quickly! Now that you’ve done that, you can officially start planning your special day! You’ve probably dreamed of your wedding day for most of your life, but I’m here to […]

The Ultimate Guide for Newly Engaged Couples

Figuring out what to wear to your headshots can be stressful! You want to make sure you wear the right colors, the right outfit, the best shoes, and don’t forget about the jewelry! Putting it all together can be overwhelming so I’m here to help you out! I have a ton of background colors if […]

What To Wear To Your Professional Headshots

Senior photos have never been so sweet! I loved celebrating this gal’s high school graduation by dedicating time to find just the right location(s) for photos. I wanted these photos to represent her and have fun, which meant going to three different locations! The first location was First Ave Coffee, which was perfect to share […]

Fall Senior Photos | Spokane Senior Session

Set aside any preconceived ideas about what your elopement should be. Your day should be a reflection of the two of you. Now think, what would excite you and your fiancé the most? When you look back what memories do you want to remember? Rachael and Ryan trekked to one of their favorite spots in […]

Intimate Forest Elopement in Coeur d’Alene Idaho