Life is Short, Eat the Cake.

Sunday was my dog’s birthday, so we did a Cake Smash.

It seems like just a few short weeks ago my fiance and I made the trek to Post Falls, Idaho to adopt him. I was cruising the internet one night and thought to myself as I looked at our dog Cooper laying in his bed, he seems so bored – I bet he would love having another dog to play with! I’ve always been a firm believer in the saying “adopt, don’t shop” and support local organizations like POPPMikey’s ChanceTri-Cities Animal Shelter, and the BF Humane Society.
So in the little search bar I typed in “German Shepherd for adoption”. I was kind of surprised at how many people were looking to re-home their fur-babies for one reason or another. I decided to check out Craigslist too.
Then I saw it.
This adorable little black puppy with chicken nuggets on his paws and big brown eyes.
In that moment I KNEW I had to have him….
I e-mailed the seller, arranged to meet Ruger, brought him to his new home, and countless pairs of chewed up slippers later –  here we are.

Now before you go judging me as that “crazy dog lady”, know that I was egged on by several of my Facebook friends to do this (I’ll admit though, I probably would have done it anyway…..but that’s besides the point). It was a bit last minute, so I didn’t go crazy with decorations, party hats, or cute embellishments like a traditional “cake smash” session. I knew Ruger would LOVE eating his cake regardless, and that was good enough for me.


The cake itself is made up of carrots and peanut butter and the frosting is made from bananas. I got the recipe from Pinterest, Here. I even went as far as cutting out a 2 from an apple and putting some of Ruger’s favorite doggy treats in the food processor to create a crust bottom. Literally everything my weird dog drools over in one cake.
He’s spoiled, I know.

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If only pictures could capture sounds too… He was making so many noises while smacking his tongue and chomping at the cake, it was hilarious and totally worth the hour I spent making it!

I would love to customize a Doggy Cake-Smash session for your 4-legged friends, too!

Spring Has Sprung

The days are starting to get longer, warmer, and busier. Not that I am complaining 🙂

I spent the better half of my weekend working around the house – cleaning up debris from the flower beds, pulling weeds, moving rock, and pruning trees. I know I’m probably a bit late to the clean-up party, but it’s a good start!
Yard work aside, I did get to spend an hour doing what I love and photographed a beautiful momma, who is due almost any day now!

I first had the pleasure of working with Nicole in 2015 photographing her wedding at a small local winery. It was an intimate yet laid back ceremony, and the weather was absolutely perfect. She and her bridesmaids were hilarious….worleybridesmaids
…..this definitely makes my top ten favorite photos I’ve taken to date!

We started out in Benton City by the Yakima river, where the shade was welcoming and the cool grass was greening up just right. This was my first attempt at creating a flower crown, so I may be a little biased, but I think I nailed it. Or really I should say Nicole nailed it! What do you think?


After that we headed up Webber Canyon as the sun was just starting to set. Nicole brought along her daughter and best friend, both of which were great helpers in making sure Nicole’s hair and dress were just right – and getting those candid smiles we all love so much.
IMG_6137Like this one! You can just see the love and happiness radiating.
Also, her boots are WAY cute.

All in all, I’ve had a very productive weekend! I’ll be heading to Yakima tomorrow on Wednesday for a model call session at the arboretum that I am super excited for. This weekend I will be in Spokane for an engagement session, so if you’d like to set something up while I’m in town let’s make it happen!

(P.S. – If you can correctly guess baby’s name in the comments I’ll give you a $10 print credit for your future session! Score!)


My first Blog post!

Hi there, and Welcome! 

If you cannot tell by the title, this is my very first blog post, EVER.
Okay, maybe not ever… Facebook updates kind of count right? No? Oh, well then forget I mentioned it. 🙂

Anyway, I’m so glad you’re here! Through this blog I intend to update all you lovely readers and followers on what’s going on with Reminisce Photography. Whether it’s a recent session, some behind-the-scenes peaks, upcoming events, or just something cool I want to share, this will be my main form of communication. You can of course always follow my Facebook page Here, too.

Since my website is fairly new I am still working out a few bugs and adding more information to it. If you have any suggestions or recommendations on what you would like to see on my site or topics for my blog I would LOVE to hear your ideas! Just send me a quick message using the Contact page or comment below.

I will say this though – I am so excited to have grown this little business and come this far in just the past year. I can’t wait to see what is in store for this next season! I’m already pretty booked up with all kinds of events, weddings, personal projects, and portraits in 2017, so I will have LOTS to post about as the year progresses. It will be my goal to post on here weekly so stay tuned to see what I’ll write about next (hint: involves spring flowers).