Monday, March 28, 2011


Peter got a new truck. His old one got terrible mileage and with the rising price of gas it just made sense to get a different one. At least that’s what he told me.  We took it for a spin on Sunday. With wind blowing my hair and the sun shining in the sky we headed up to the mountain. After all, we had to “test” the four wheel drive.  Peter was crawling stuff, going on crazy trails and having a kick, a boy never the less.  I on the other side was closing my eyes shut and holding on tightly to my seat. The truck skid a little and I reached for my phone to make sure we had reception, just in case we had to call for rescue. Yes, I’m wild. He asked if I wanted to drive.

“No thank you” I told him in a tone that sounded more like “are you out of your mind? I can’t drive here. I can barely get it moving when it’s flat”. Of course, he persisted.  I didn’t want look like a wimp so I reluctantly agreed. To say I was freaking out would be an understatement. I might as well have ridden a unicorn and sprinkled glitter everywhere to prove my girliness. 


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I have to start off by saying Sara has amazing style! She came to her session wearing this super cute red dress and her shoes were to die for. As if that wasn’t beyond awesome, Sara and her boyfriend Matt were matching. They looked adorable.  Sara and Matt are planning to attend college in Coos Bay next year. We wish the best for you and thank you for enduring the freezing weather. I think you would agree it was worth it. 


For some reason Matt thought Peter was hilarious...

This photo Peter did is my favorite

Friday, March 18, 2011


They played freely. They ran. They lived unaware of the world around them, enjoying each moment like only a child can.  We were very fortunate to be able to capture Brady and Tylor just being kids, unposed, unrehearsed, real. It was an adventure of its own. I felt terrible because I accidently got Tylor soaking wet.  Then he looks up at me with his big eyes and says “can we do it again?”  So cute!

Thank you Nicole for allowing us to photograph your adorable children.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It all started in our kitchen after dinner. We talked, we joked, we laughed and we worked together to clean the counters.  I reached to put the parmesan cheese in the cabinet but my fingers let go a little too early. The can landed in the pot of beans that I had left uncovered. Bean juice splashed everywhere and I mean everywhere. I stood there puzzled and soaked. Peter laughed.  He then proceeded to remind me how messy I was. As he wiped the floors, walls and counter he gave the usual speech. You know, if you would slow down this wouldn’t happen…You are the messiest person I know… and on and on.
I laugh because I know he is right.


Monday, March 14, 2011


Laura is a beautiful girl. We were amazed at how good she worked the camera. Click after click she would just kill it! She couldn’t have made our job any easier and we love her for it :)  She was so sweet, even when we asked her to pose around all sorts of wet and rusty stuff she was up for it. The best part is she thought I was funny.  That is my kind of girl.  

Friday, March 11, 2011


I believe it is when I’m behind the lens that I actually descry the world around me.  It forces me to really see what’s before me. It teaches me to slow down and find nontraditional beauty in unexpected places that I would of otherwise over looked. The dirty, grungy, shoddy things are my favorite. I find my self surrounded by them more often than not.  From behind the lens, I’m able to redefine what is considered beautiful.   That is what makes me fall in love with what we do all over again.  I dare you to slow down and really see.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring - quite often the hard way.”  ~Pamela Dugdale

To: My little sister
From: Kenya Burch
Subject: I smile because you are my sister; I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it! Ha ha!
I can’t believe you’re 15! Never in a million years had I thought this day would come. It seemed like you would never grow up, but look at you now. You have turned into a beautiful young lady.

Remember the days we spent pulling each others hair and fighting over the TV control? Remember the time I carried you to the dumpster and you were kicking and screaming because I had threatened to throw you in it? I wish I could say I’m sorry, but I’m not. It’s still my favorite story to tell J

So many times I wished I was an only child; so many times I hoped mom wouldn’t look for you when you got lost at the store.  Today I will admit I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I love you and am proud of everything you have become. 

Your Big Sister,
Kenya B.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Lately we have received quit a few e-mails from brides that “had” a wedding photographer but the photographer cancelled on them for all sorts of different reasons. We were happy to be able to help some of them. Unfortunately we weren’t able to help many others because we were already booked on their date. I am the first to stress the importance of booking your photographer early on, especially during popular months like June and September.  But what happens when you booked a photographer and later you find out they can’t shoot your wedding? What if for some reason beyond the photographer’s control they’re unable to make your wedding?

Of course a photographer will make every possible effort to fulfill their duties.  Let’s be real though, things happen. That is why a back up plan is really important.  Before you hire a photographer make sure you talk about their backup plan. Who will shoot the wedding in case they can’t? Will you just receive a refund? Will you be able to find another photographer to shoot your wedding on a short notice?

A Professional should have a network of other photographers that can help them out in a situation like this. We feel fortunate to be friends with amazing fellow photographers that we can call if something was to happen to one of us. Our brides can be sure that no matter what, their wedding day will be captured.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I searched through the kitchen like a mad woman. Where did he hide them? I desperately looked in every possible drawer, only to fail miserably. Oh, he was good. About to give up, I looked up hoping it would magically appear floating in the air. That’s when I caught a glimpse of a shiny golden bag, barely sticking out from the top of the cabinets.  Ha! I found it! Beaming triumphantly I climbed the kitchen counter. As proud of my self as the first woman to climb Mount Everest probably felt.

My beloved prize was only a few moments away. I dug into my guilty pleasure; a bag of lay’s potato chips. I finished that bag and searched for more, but with no luck. We had bought two big bags at Safe way since they were for sale. I had promised my self I would be good, but these days my body seems to be hotwired to crave everything it shouldn’t have. Marching into Peter’s office I demanded to know where he hid my other bag.

”What other bag? Oh you mean the one you ate yesterday?”  He said sarcastically.

 I sighed. That was exactly what I was looking for. Once again self control had failed me.