A Woman and Her Rescue, Jaden

A Woman and Her Rescue, Jaden

For years, Jodi has wanted a siberian husky.  When she found a husky rescue shelter in Easter Washington, she found Jaden. Jaden was originally bred to be a sled dog and was 1 of 30 other siberians under the same owner.  They spent their lives tied to individual poles on 10′ chains, wrapped around their necks, in the cold with little food and water…and beaten when the refused to pull the sleds.

When the owner found that Jaden was not fit to be a sled dog, he decided he was fed up and wanted her gone.  He called the animal sanctuary and asked that they come get her and her two siblings.  She had lost most of her fur, had wounds around her neck from the chain, and her teeth covered in tarter and colored black from malnutrition.

His excuse: “this is how sled dogs in Alaska are raised”

Thankfully, all of them were rescued – but most of them feral.

She had never been inside a house:  terrified of the TV, never heard a radio…the dog bed was foreign and the only place she wanted to be was outside.  After being taken to the vet to have her teeth cleaned, the vet found that Jaden’s jaw had been malpositioned on the right side.  Three of her teeth were broken and rotting. The vet had to file her jaw bone down to reshape it, remove 3 of her teeth and then sewed it up and cleaned her remaining teeth. He believes it was no accident, that she was hit in the head by someone and hit hard.  And she had nobody to help her… She had completely lost her trust in people, especially in men.

Jaden spent 18 months at the rescue because she wouldn’t let anyone near her.  Jodi felt very lucky to take on the task of giving her a better life and earning her love and trust. Within a week, they were best friends. She has made tremendous improvements and now has a chance to live a wonderful happy life – one she’s always deserved.

It was an honor to take these photos and capture the real impact of such an amazing cause… moments that we seldom see.

Stefani and Brian’s Engagement Session!

It’s finally posted!! Woo hoo! I had so much fun with these two and am so happy for the both of them. 🙂  

Stefani and Brian, good luck in California! I wish you both the best.

Perfect Pair| 1

Perfect Pair| 1

What a cute idea – Macaroons

❀It’s Floral Friday {sunflowers} ❀

We all know sunflowers bring out the smile in all of us.

I’ll fill you in on a little history that proves the sunflower to be a powerful and {beautiful} statement at your wedding….

Although it was commonly accepted that the sunflower was first domesticated in what is now the Southeastern US, roughly 5000 years ago, there is evidence that it was first domesticated in Mexico around 2600 B.C.E.  These crops were found in Tabasco, Mexico at the San Andre’s dig site. The earliest known examples in the United States of a fully domesticated sunflower have been found in Tennessee, and date to around 2300 BC.Many Native Americans used the sunflower as the symbol of their Sun God, including the Aztecs of Mexico and the  Incans  in South America. In 1510 early Spanish explorers encountered the sunflower in the Americas and carried its seeds back to Europe. Of the four plants known to have been domesticated in what is now the eastern continental United States and to have become important agricultural commodities, the sunflower is currently the most economically important

ok – history lesson: over         enjoy the sunflowers 

This headband leave me speachless   i will be wearing one of these on my wedding day [someday]

i’ll probably save it on my phone.

sunflower band


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Say hello to the new MR. and MRS. GRIFFIN!

Romantic woodsy wedding, beers and gingerale, dancing, outdoor games, rock beach and a beautiful sunset… yes. please.


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Next Photo Shoot!

I am so excited to share this day with Laura Williamson and Taylor Griffin!  It’s going to be so much fun and I have so much prepping to do to! Lots of fun ideas on the way! Woo Hoo!

Check out the Wedding website:      http://www.williamsonandgriffin.ourwedding.com

Photo Credit: LineLite Studios

Seattle: Owned

Morgan did a great job for this photoshoot! She has the confidence to show Seattle what she’s got and these photos turned out amazing because of it!  I give all of the credit to this awesome woman!

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This photo was a lot of fun! Seattle’s China Town doesn’t look this great in person, but WOW does she make it look cool!

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Work it girl!

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