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This was incredibly impromptu.

Grandma called and said they were giving the old car and trailer a little whirl and they had hoped to stop by and say hi to the grandkids.  

When they pulled up in front of the house, we loaded into the bench back seat.  

And traveled...

August 31, 2016

No woman feels entirely comfortable with their body.  In fact, even my most Women's Health cover worthy friends have body insecurities.  We all have our so called problem areas.  It's hard to be confident in your own skin when we live in a culture that glorfies unattai...

August 14, 2015

Mornings start early at the W house.  The house is flooded with dawning sunlight.  Mom's coffee mug instructs, "Think Happy, Be Happy."  Good advice.  By the look of the smiles, I'd say she follows it. Superman graces Dad's cup.  The kids definitely agree that the mug...

July 28, 2015

I have the pleasure of photographing this girl once a year for her birthday.  For this birthday session we went to Grandpa's house and took pictures with her beloved horse.  This set up felt very familiar to me.  When I was a little girl, my grandparents bought a pony,...

July 28, 2015

If you haven't heard about a kcp (that's kelly cottier photography, folks.  Keep up.) {soul session}, let me introduce you.  These are a "day in the life" type of session.  These are for the sentimental at heart.  A {soul session} is for the mama that wants to preserve...

July 25, 2015

What perfect timing!  A chorus of pink blooming trees were singing for young, spring love with blossoms erupting right on schedule.  Nick and Jacqueline, high school sweethearts, fresh off their graduation tied the knot in Coeur d'Alene at the Cd'A Wedding Chapel....

June 10, 2015



What a pleasure it was to work with these two!  There was so much heart and emotion on display, that I had a hard time keeping my cheeks dry.  Chelsey was such an organized bride and put many personal touches on the day, making it extra special for their families and...

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