A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

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Oct 1, 2014

There is something beautiful about a fall day in Seattle. Though it’s usually overcast this time of year with a layer of gray clouds, it’s rather beautiful in a quiet serene sort of way.That’s why I was actually a bit excited when the day of our family portrait session was overcast, because I think it […]

Looking Back To Move Forward

Looking Back To Move Forward

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Aug 14, 2014

Almost 16 years ago to this day, I accompanied my Grandma to Bolivia as she was taking a sort of reunion trip. Her family had lived there during her teen years as missionaries. I don’t remember what church they were serving under, but do remember that her time there left a lasting impression. She had […]

Dreaming big, and asking for help

Dreaming big, and asking for help

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Aug 7, 2014

When I was 20, my entrepreneurial Uncle Ron took me, and my cousin (his son) to a big business conference in Portland, Oregon. We heard from many leaders and successful business people about what it takes to succeed. The only part that really sticks out in my mind was a spot that Goldie Hawn filled. […]

Childhood inspiration

Childhood inspiration

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May 5, 2014

The other day, my kids had made a mess of legos on their bedroom floor just before bedtime. Instead of scolding them, I took a moment and saw the wonderland they had created. That made a light-bulb go off above my head: childhood is full of inspiration. You never know what experiences you provide a […]

Film Friday: Mount Hood

Film Friday: Mount Hood

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Mar 14, 2014

This photograph is part of a long, rambling story of a day when my sister and I had to drive from La Grande, Oregon to Portland to pick someone up from the airport. I took along my Grandfather’s vintage Olympus Pen F Half-Frame camera (on standard 35mm film, it took only half the frame so that […]

Home Sweet Home

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Nov 10, 2013

I discovered something fantastic and am so pleased to share this with you: My new favorite portrait package! After doing some architectural photography, I was inspired to combine it with my love of photojournalism, and am now offering a life style portrait session. How It Works: This new package is perfect for the family who […]

Portraits in the Woods

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Oct 21, 2013

I love watching families grow! Six months ago, I had the pleasure of capturing this little man. Taking his first year portraits was an honor.  His family came out for a session at The Village Green Perennial Nursery. This place is magical and even had some surprising props like the big white mushrooms…

Overcoming the time excuse

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Feb 6, 2012

I used to say I didn’t have any time for Photography. Last week I sorted through my Photograph archives from the past 10 years. I captured thousands of images. The only thing I didn’t make time for was doing the kind of Photography I wanted. I’ve never stopped taking photographs, but I have let time […]

A Homemaker’s role is ever changing.

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Sep 25, 2011

“I get antsy when I consume more than I create.”  – Tom Music. Tom was my husband’s inspiring friend. His words resonate with me, even now that he is gone and I never really got to know him. I find these words fit perfectly with the way we chose to live – cooking and baking […]

Introducing Scratch Treehouse

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Sep 4, 2011

Okay kids, here it is, the day I’m launching ScratchTreehouse.com – check it out. I’m finally embracing the fact that I love food, making things from scratch and photography. Confession: I started holliwithani.com as a way to pursue my passion for photography. But, I didn’t have any photos to share beyond the ones I was […]