I know how it feels to be uncomfortable in front of the camera. But believe it or not, it can actually be fun. I know how to prompt my clients into simple, fun, and sometimes stupid situations where they snuggle, crack up laughing and love on each other so much that they forget they were supposed to be nervous. The most important thing to me is that my clients are having fun and being natural. 

Not everyone needs to have an epic windblown gown session at the top of a mountain (though I am TOTALLY down for that as well). Sometimes all you need is to sit and have a meal, make cookies, play together, or read a book.

The photos I deliver to you will be my art, but it’s really you who makes it. I want my work to reflect who you are.

Being photographed doesn't have to be torture. 

I'm Cherish, by the way!
I create emotive, storytelling images and films for
madly-in-love goof balls all over the PNW.

Chehalis and Olympia Family & Wedding Photographer

After a blood clot almost killed me at age 31, I dedicated my life to being the best, kindest, and happiest me I can be. It was exactly the big fat slap in the face I needed, and I am grateful for it every day.

If you're interested, you can read more about that story here.

Almost dying saved my life.

I like to call myself a "forever photographer", because our relationship doesn't have to end at your wedding day. For many of my clients, I shoot their weddings, anniversaries, pregnancies, newborn sessions, and family sessions. I get to watch their families grow and help them keep every little bit of it along the way.

Your FOREVER photographer


True Crime Documentaries & Seinfeld




The Woods



A few of my
FAVORITE things...


Motorcycle rides on quiet country roads.


Roadtrips with my family
to places I've never been.

Cold, foggy mornings in the woods.


Let's make this last FOREVER...