Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This could be one of my most embarrassing moments I'm not sure! But it's up there!
See the Video for yourself.

Monday, September 28, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of photographing my friend Josie and her daughter Mia. Josie was one of my first models back in the day (High School) before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer. It was on our trip to Europe where I photographed her in front of a fountain in Monaco that made me fall in love with photography. I think I might have won some ribbons at the fair with that one. ;)
Josie you are so beautiful, thank you for letting me photograph you again... still one of my favorite models!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

AJ's Sneak Peak

Meet AJ. Not only do I only feel old because I'm still recovering from yesterdays wedding... but tonight I had this portrait session of AJ.... who.. yes.. I BABYSAT him before he could walk...I think. So YEAH it's official I'm OLD. Yes, AJ I'm one of those OLD people we talked about! ;) Many more super cute portraits of AJ to come.
BTW ... I think I'm going to need to rent your parents for all my senior sessions they could make anyone smile!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

She ROCKS! (Jenna's Sneak Peak)

Jenna Rocks!!! Seriously, I just got home from this session and I couldn't wait a second more to share them with you! Jenna was a rock star... she would jump off a cliff I told her it would make a great portrait. Thanks Jenna for being such a trooper!
....many more of Jenna to come.... to many fun ones!

Sneak Peak for Maddie and Aika

Meet Maddie and Aika! Maddie is a senior this year at Hanford High School and Aika is their family's foreign exchange student. What a delight it was to photograph both of them. There will be many more portraits of them to come.... just though I would let you have a little preview of their sessions.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Open House and final look at the new studio

Thanks goes out to everyone who came to the Open Houses this past week. If you missed it here is internet tour but please come by and see it in person when you can!
This was before everyone arrived on Sunday! This is the Lobby area.
This is the Lobby area right. As you can see the piano is as happy as can be!This is the little nook area up front.
This is the sales and projection area... the projection screen is the the left... hard to get it all in.
This is the view from camera area looking in the restroom. Everyone makes fun of me for the portraits in the restroom but I think they are pretty special!!!Ok for the record... I got to busy talking to over 100 people that I didn't get a chance to take a picture of everyone but here is s few highlights from Sunday's Open House.
This is my friend Laura and Chris and little baby Moore that is coming to us soon! So excited!!!
This is Heather and Sean that came all the way from Seattle for the day. Heather and Sean is the couple I did their wedding this summer in Seattle. So excited to have them there!

Uthecht's doing quality control on the new sectional! ;) Not bad huh?

Taylor pretending to jam out on the Piano.
These are the famous Treasure Hunters that found this oh so sweet piano!
Jason even made it! So special to have him here, one of the highlights of the week was when Jason saw the studio for the first time... he helped me move stuff in last time he was here but he was so proud taking pictures of everything. His support and love floors me. Another special moment was Saturday night dancing the camera room! We have come along way with the studio and again I couldn't have done it without him.
I'm only guessing because I wasn't in the conversation but if you know these people there were "talking shop".
Haylee also made it! She is posing with her portrait with the soccer ball on fire... most guy's favorite portrait.

Thanks again to everyone who made it. Come visit if you didn't make it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Piano Man!

I have been referring to this portrait as "The Piano Man"!!! LOVE IT! Nick is a Connell High School Senior this year. When I first met Nick it was singing at a wedding I photographed last spring. Then again this summer at the pool he is also a lifeguard. While swimming laps this summer every lap I would come up out of the water and hear Nick singing a tune. What a great way to wake up in the morning.... swimming and hearing him belt it. Little did he know that I could hear him. ;) So when Nick called me to do his senior portraits I knew he would be my first senior on my new piano! Pretty sweet huh? He thinks so! More fun ones of Nick to come....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

At the Beach with the Perkins Family

This summer we had a chance to get away and meet up with the Perkins family and also the Wieselers. You would think in July it would be a little nicer... but the fog wouldn't stop that week. For portraits it adds drama but it's also a little cold for little ones. Emersyn wasn't feeling her best that day but still she was really cute! By the end she was Emersyn popsicle! Thanks Perkins family for hanging out with us and putting up with us at the beach.

One of my favs.... had to have a sample of this for the studio! Just shows you how foggy it gets. At different moments it was so foggy the rock was gone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ribbon Cutting

Tonight was the Ribbon Cutting for the studio! We had a great turn out from the Chamber of Commerce and met lots of new faces. The City of Richland named us "Business of the Day"! Thanks to who all that came it was great meeting all of you! Also Mayor John Fox made it at the last second. Thank you John for taking time out of your business schedule to be with us!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Knight Family Album

Studio Samples

Today I'm getting the rest of my studio samples and I'm so excited... because it has been naked around here without work on the walls. This sample portrait is the Simmons Family which if you are a blog fan you probably remember them from earlier this summer. Finally a sign that there is going to be life on these bare walls!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tiffani Senior Portraits

One of my favorite things to do around this area is to find environments for senior portraits that make people go ..."Where the heck is that?" Mainly because people here know where everything know small town country people that we are. This portrait session was no exception. I even shocked myself with a couple of these spots.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Open House Invite

Hope you can make it to our
Open House it's both
September 17th 5pm-9pm
September 20th 2pm-8pm
We'll have over $2000 in door prizes and I love giving gifts!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Week at the Studio

My first week in the studio has been a busy one. Besides moving in all my stuff and putting things together we have also been trying to conduct business as normal. Let's just say I made it! Here is a look at the first week in the studio. Above we have the projection sales room. There soon will be samples on the walls... kind of empty without it but it's coming along. Side note: My Dad made and install the projector stand ... gotta love a handy father! ;)
This is my CRAZY work area... you don't have to wear a hard hat when you enter but it's still in the 'MOVE IN' mode. We installed all these shelves this week... gotta love the vertical space for storage... now I just need a library ladder with wheels.

Tuesday the table for the front room arrived! Just looking for more mismatch chairs.
My Dad made and installed this carpet wall for my Frame samples... yeah it's the best! I love it!
This my Mom pretending to work... JK! ;)

The start of installing the light track system for the camera room area. LOL my Dad cracks me up he is sporting his Art Institute of Seattle T-Shirt... The support of my family ROCKS! I couldn't do any of this with out them! Also thanks goes out to my friend Arlene who sold me this set... she came and guided us on how it all went together. 5 million pieces yikes!This a bad picture of the rail system but it gives you an idea of what the heck I'm talking about!On Tuesday evening the PIANO arrived. I love this everyone probably thinks I'm crazy but it's a must see in person item. Thank you to Nick and CREW for getting to the studio without even a scratch! ;)
Along with taking care of business I made a delivery to the Robles family in Walla Walla... Love the cat posing CRACKS me up!
My first order session in the new sales room with Haylee and her family ... went really well I love the set up! Here are few images from her Session! This picture below is what you might call a "Road Kill" portrait. One of their favorites fun!

Friday the Blue painters tape that said Olivieri in the window had to retire. Although a lot of people liked it! ;) I think this is way bettter!
My first Portrait session in the studio. If you know me at all you know there is a story to everything. These are portraits of my friend Dani and her son Tristian.... oh and their dog Romeo. Ok.... to my story, back in Junior High Dani I were the best of friends and I used to photograph her and friends in her upstairs living room with a bed sheet background and WHO knows for what for light. I think I have come a long ways from those days. What a special moment this was for me.

We had so much fun in studio.... Tristian is a Crack up! The laughter was endless.
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