Trever & Samantha’s Wedding!

This wedding was all sorts of delightful tear-jerking goodness. Held at the Blackwell Hotel in Coeur d’ Alene, I got to witness two families coming together, the bride’s sister marrying them with tears of joy, vows to Taylor – Samantha’s daughter, mom with her amazing moves on the dance floor and two wonderfully supportive and loving families amongst so many more happy moments. I have a very hard time narrowing down the amount of photos–I seem to have that problem often… 😉

So here is part one of Samantha and Trever’s beautiful day!


Samantha and I snuck away to go meet Trever before the wedding for their first look pictures – it was the sweetest. Tears of joy on the verge of spilling over kind of sweetness.


Soon after the bridal party joined us!




Stay tuned for part two! There is still so much to post!



The Plett Family!

My beautiful cousin Jaylene and her family came to visit us last month! I was so eager to do family photos for them that when she asked, I had already been planning to do them… hehe:)

I finally got to meet their darling daughter and she’s such a cutie! She baby babbled so much that now Rowen seems to have found her voice too, haha:)I love it!

It is such a blessing to see people you grew up with turn into moms and dads. Jay, motherhood looks so good on you! I loved all our conversations and learning from you. I’ll treasure this time always.

Enjoy! (there are a lot of photos!)

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From early on, Jaylene has been a baby wearing momma. She loves her wraps and so does baby! She’s spent hours carrying baby girl and wanted to make sure I got a few photos of them together like this as it is real near and dear to her momma heart. IMG_3825IMG_3830IMG_3832IMG_3835IMG_3838IMG_3843IMG_3847 copyIMG_3853“I’m done with that camera in my face!”IMG_3855IMG_3858

 Love you!



June – Project 365

Its July 1st and I have June’s month ready for ya! woo!

June was great! We’ve did lots of out-doorsy things like hiking and picnics and walks but also have stayed inside a lot due to the immense heat and no AC in the car – I feel terrible having to put Rowen in that kind of sauna:( We also had some visitors this month –  2 of Jer’s sisters and my cousins came too. It was a real treat!

Here’s June in a nut-shell!


pedicures with mom and sis//sunset//silly uncle!//mom’s cookies//picnic//outside with daddy//my wedding date//dinner with friends//sunset//chomping on hands//hiking champ//awesome daddy//cuddles/auntie Janah!//auntie Michelle!//first beach day//together//my loves//stories with dadda//ponytail!//balcony//toes in water//dancing eyes//morning dad!//fast asleep//oh my heart!//insanityMAX30//bath time!//hiking with Steven & Jaylene and Alayna// cousins&baby love!

Oh and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!



Curwin {HS Senior Photographer}

This guy– my little brother. All grown up and graduating high school, how time has flown.

I remember him in diapers, calling me momma, following me around like a little puppy. We full-on wrestled for years, played every possible sport in the living room, jumped off barn roofs, had mud fights, caught and released animals, and had the best time together. Now he pays me back for all the times I scared the pants off of him, I let my hubby wrestle him instead of me, and he makes me laugh with his witty dry humor. We talk about life, love and everything in between, and have always had a great relationship even though we are far away now. Love you always:)


and just because…




May – Project 365

I spend the majority of May in Canada with my family! It was a wonderful trip and I was able to catch up with so many people and introduce them to Rowen. She loved bath time with Nana, piano playing with auntie sing-song, and snuggles with her uncles. Grandpa was particularly silly which she found to be quite interesting… haha. She however didn’t like big crowds and starting playing shy with some people. She grew up so much in the 3+ weeks that we were there. She started kicking and splashing in the baby tub and if you hold her hands and pull up, she comes up holding her head straight into a standing position! Silly girl doesn’t think she’s a baby anymore, haha:)

Anyway, here’s May!

may collage

tummy time// evening light// standing//story time with dadda//2 months!//sunset//baby shower for Amy!// meeting auntie Meshel!// a month of overstimulation// it’s good to be back!// coffee date// our first post-baby, without baby date!// cousin love// girls night//oh my heart// bath time with Nana// silly LaRay//3 generations of Lena// new braid// post bath snuggles with daddy// great-grandma// entertaining bath time!// snow in May?!// daddy love// Nana & Row// At the Paetzold farm!// being serenaded by uncle Jay!// Piano with auntie// oh grandpa// first time at Austin Land of Dreams!