Friday, December 31, 2010

kailee | spokane senior photographer

I was just looking over my blog thinking that I should end the year up to date. HA HA! I knew I was a little behind on this poor old blog but when I realized that I left this session out I couldn't believe it!

Meet Kailee, our most lovely and amazing babysitter. We met Kailee almost 4 years ago when we moved into town. She walked into our lives and literally saved the day! It is hard to believe that she is a grown up, confident senior in high school this year. While we are sad that she won't be around forever, we are so excited to see where God takes her over the next few years. We know there are great things in store!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the three muskateers | spokane children's photographer

 I'm a little bit behind on updating my poor blog, but I couldn't miss posting pictures of this fun family.  I had such a blast hanging out with these three crazy kiddos and exploring their amazing back yard.  I loved getting to know them and seeing how different their personalities were.

Christian is so thoughtful and such a gentleman!
Colin kept me laughing the whole time.  He has an amazing sense of humor and perfect timing.
And Maggie was just as sweet as she could be! 

Did I mention that the kids are amazingly talented?!

Friday, October 22, 2010

drew | spokane newborn photographer

Oh how I love me a newborn. Look at those cheeks! Don't you just want to give them a big kiss??

My hubby's childhood friend who we affectionately call 'Uncle Chadly' and his sweet wife just had their second boy Drew. They graciously allowed us to invite ourselves to their house for the weekend when Drew was just three weeks old. We told them we could come and help, but the truth is we just came and hogged the baby!

I love seeing Chad and Gerry as parents. They make such a great team and have such beautiful babies!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

ava & anthony | spokane family photograher

It seems like lately fall has been flirting with the weather here. One day it is cold and rainy and the next day beautiful and sunny. Thankfully the crazy Spokane weather pulled through for this fun family session. I had such a great time exploring the park with crazy little Ava and her family. I love a 3 year old with personality!

I love how you can tell that Ava just adores her mom - so sweet!

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can you see that sparkly personality shining through?

just looking at this picture makes me sad that my kiddos are getting so big. there is nothing like laughs from your little guy.

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Thanks so much for letting me capture your beautiful family!

Monday, August 2, 2010

owen | spokane newborn photographer

I had such a great time spending the morning with the Vancil family. It is pretty apparent that JJ and Katy are in love with Mr. Owen. He is just as cute as can be and I love how fuzzy he is!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

reese | spokane children's photographer

I had the pleasure of spending the evening with Reese and her mom Sami. Aren't they amazing?! Reese is an adventurous and inquisitive little girl with a big personality. I think she must have asked me "Why?" at least 492 times in the hour and a half that we spent together! I LOVE 4 year olds!

We had a great time exploring, picking flowers and looking for magic turtles. While we didn't find any magic turtles we did discover some rabbits, ducks and some beautiful birds which was pretty exciting for a 4 year old. I had such a great time with these girls!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

kahlan | spokane family photographer

It was a beautiful Saturday morning when I got to meet up with this fun family. We had a laid back time roaming around the park and enjoying the amazing weather. Kahlan is such a sweet little girl and loves her dolls. I loved that her mom and dad let her bring her doll stroller to the session. Poor dad ended up carrying the pink stroller along the rocky paths. What a great guy! I loved hanging out with these guys. They were full of fun and you could tell how much they loved being together.





Friday, July 9, 2010

violet | spokane newborn photographer

Meet sweet little Violet. This girl knew that she was getting some major attention while I was around and she wanted to eat it up - AWAKE! She is going to be a heart breaker some day - she's just gorgeous! She already has amazing blue eyes and her red hair is SO beautiful!


She finally gave in a took a nap and did a great job while I snapped away.
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Big brother jumped in every once in awhile. Look at those eyelashes!
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Monday, May 31, 2010

What's Up with the Name?

So I've gotten lots of questions on the name that I settled on for my photography business. 

Ruby Hill Photography

Why Ruby Hill?  I'll try to explain my train of thought without losing anyone (a challenge, I know!). 

1) Jennifer has to be one of the most common and generic names around.  Therefore, I didn't want to use my name for my photography business.  I wanted something a little more creative. 

2) I tested out every photography related name I could think of by putting a  .com behind it and found out that there are a ton of photographers out there that have taken up every good name in cyberspace.

3) My brother suggested Really Really Good Pictures and while that domain name is not taken, I thought it might sound a wee bit egotistical for a business! 

4) I was looking for a name that was not baby or kid specific, but something that was cute, a little bit old fashioned, and fun. The name Ruby Hill came to me while I was strolling through the aisles of Target with my 4 year old who was temporarily rendered speechless thanks to the bag of popcorn we were sharing (what I won't do for a moment of peace!).  I won't bore you with my train of thought as to how I arrived on the name, but Ruby Hill is what came to me walking through the towel aisle. 

5) I love the color red and I love the name Ruby.  I thought Ruby Hill was a name that would be easy to remember and it is what just kind of stuck in my brain. 

So that, my dear friends, is how Ruby Hill Photography came to be.  And I can't wait to see what it becomes!

alese | spokane newborn photogrpaher

Remember Brynn? Well, her sweet little bundle arrived and I got to meet little Alese. As sweet and sleepy as this girl looks, she sure gave me a workout! I learned a few valuable lessons while I was shooting this time around - like, not only do I need to bring a few blankets for when (not IF!) one gets messy, but I need to bring a change of clothes along for me when I get messy too! I might have to start hauling around a diaper bag for myself to my newborn shoots. Alese was wide awake after she ate, but with some coaxing she was an angel once we got her off to sleep.


I loved being able to work with her sassy sis again!
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Sweet dreams little girl!
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kenzie | Spokane Newborn Photographer

While I was in Arizona I also got to visit my 4 day old niece. Isn't she is the sweetest thing you can imagine? My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were super great sports when I asked them to start removing certain pieces of clothing. Thank goodness my craziness paid off or they probably would have thought I was just plain crazy!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

grayson | spokane maternity photography

Meet my darling nephew Grayson. I had to fly all the way to Arizona to meet him, but the wild and crazy trip was worth it!

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