I'm a forever photographer. I specialize in documenting people who I genuinely connect with (and usually those who HATE having their photo taken!). From their engagement, to their wedding, to their pregnancies, and their family sessions. I develop a relationship with my clients that is unlike any other. I work with the coolest people in the world. I show them the incredible beauty that exists in their real life. I get to keep hanging out with them every year or so, and document how their family has grown. Best of all, I get to fucking FREEZE TIME for these amazing humans and give them a gift that they can look back on for the rest of their lives, that just gets more and more valuable as each year passes.
EMBRACE THE CHAOS // GO WITH THE FLOW // TRUST THE PROCESS
I'm a forever photographer.
I specialize in documenting people who I genuinely connect with (and usually those who HATE having their photo taken!). From their engagement, to their wedding, to their pregnancies, and their family sessions. I develop a relationship with my clients that is unlike any other. I work with the coolest people in the world. I show them the incredible beauty that exists in their real life. I get to keep hanging out with them every year or so, and document how their family has grown. Best of all, I get to fucking FREEZE TIME for these amazing humans and give them a gift that they can look back on for the rest of their lives, that just gets more and more valuable as each year passes.
You deserve to SEE the love you feel every day captured as beautiful, timeless art.
I want you to see the sparkle in your eyes when you look at your children. I want you to look back at the photos from this time in your life and FEEL the love you have for each other in this very moment. These are the things you can't get by just standing and smiling at the camera.
Your job is to just have a fucking blast. Mine is to make it pretty.
I want you to have an effortless, stress-free experience with someone you truly enjoy having around. That's why I strive to be the photographer that's easy to work with, the one who keeps you calm when chaos sets in, the one who reminds you how beautiful your REAL LIFE is.
These moments are fleeting, and I'm here to help you capture them in a way that you'll cherish (gag) forever.
I'll handle the rest.
Once you reach out to me via my contact form, we'll set up a call where we can get to know each other a little, talk about your family, choose a location, pick a date, and choose your photo/video package.
Once we know we're a good fit, I send a contract and invoice. After those are taken care of, we will hope on a video call to get to know eachother, get to start planning your outfits, and nail down the perfect location
After we have an absolute BLAST at your session, you'll get to choose your favorite images from a proofing gallery.
Your images and video are expertly hand edited and delivered to you in an online gallery where you can download, share, or order prints of your photos.
30 minute (super fun & stress-free!) photo session
10 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)
Online gallery for 3 months
1 hour (super fun & stress-free!) photo session
Access to Client Closet & Wardrobe Styling
Online gallery for 6 months
1.5 hour (super fun & stress-free!) photo session
Access to Client Closet & Wardrobe Styling
50 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)
2-3 minute film
Online gallery forever
25 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)
*Short films can be added to any package for $375
*Travel is included for locations between Seattle & Portland
*Additional images can be purchased from any package
I like to set myself apart from other lifestyle family photographers. One of the ways I do that is by offering short films as a part of your session experience. While the details and raw emotion I capture through photography have the power to transport you back to these memories, nothing compares to the power of video.
Add a short film onto any photography package for just $375.
DID YOU CATCH THAT?
"My maternity photos were absolutely stunning and they're still my favorite pictures ever. We had our session when I was around 36/37 weeks and she still made my big pregnant body look absolutely stunning and made me FEEL so beautiful. I will always recommend, appreciate and adore Cherish and her work!"
"Absolutely had an incredible experience with breathtaking photos. Cherish helped me plan and coordinate, was incredibly flexible with us when we had an unexpected short term emergency, listened and envisioned everything as I saw it and went above and beyond at every opportunity. I can’t recommend her more!"
Where are you located?
I live in a tiny town about 25 miles west of Chehalis, Washington. I shoot all over Washington and Oregon, and will travel anywhere for my clients. I've worked in Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, and even Ireland!
How would you describe your style?
I shoot documentary style photos with moody, film-inspired, edits.
How long will it take to receive my images?
After our session, I will have a few sneak peeks and a gallery for you to choose your images from within 1 week. After I receive your choices, your final images will be individually hand edited and delivered to you within 4 weeks.
Where does the session take place?
I will personally help you choose a location that is incredibly beautiful, safe and age appropriate for your whole family. Locations like Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Long Beach, Mima Mounds, Tolmie State Park, and a number of creeks, rivers, lakes, or other state and national parks are used often.
What if I'm not photogenic?
You will change your mind about that after our session. All you have to do is be yourself, focus on and snuggle on your family, and I will do the rest.
What should we wear?
My packages come with a consultation where we will discuss styling tips and advice based on your family, the weather, and our shooting location. I will be there to guide you through everyone's outfits and if you chose an hour session or more, you will have access to my client closet.
What happens if weather doesn’t cooperate?
We will work around weather as best we can. Usually we shoot in wind, rain, snow, or sunshine. We can add umbrellas, boots, or warm fuzzy blankets to your styling if it’s needed. Sometimes it’s actually super easy to get those sweet, emotive images when it’s cold out and your kids are willing to snuggle with you in a blanket.
When it rains, I pop on my chic umbrella hat, and capture you running, dancing and playing in the rain. I will remind you to bring clean, dry, comfy clothes for afterward, and you will have amazing photos forever that have that true “PNW” feel.
If you have a tiny baby, or aren’t the type to play in the rain, we will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling isn’t an option, we will find a cute, cozy studio to shoot your session in. (Studio rental fees vary, but we will find one together.)
Are the images edited?
Yes! Each of your final images will be expertly hand edited. Editing is like artwork to me and one of my passions, tons of time and hard work go into making your final images JUST right.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No way! I shoot like a crazy person. When I get home, I painstakingly go through the session and pick out only the best images for you to make your final choices on. I will send you a gallery of your un-edited images within a week, you will pick the ones you want (your portrait collection will include a number of final images, and you can always get more!), and only those images will be edited and delivered.
Where should I print my photos?
With me! I work with professional labs that are perfect with the color profile in which I shoot. When ordering prints through consumer grade labs such as shutterfly, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Costco etc. You never now what you will get back. The colors are usually WAY off and the prints are low quality. I offer many options for wall art, albums and prints, and they will always look amazing!
What do your sessions cost?
I have a few different options that you can check out above.
Do you offer payment plans?
YES! I never want you to miss out on documenting your family. If you are interested in a payment plan, we will work together to make it happen!
Ready to book, what's next?
When you are ready to book, fill out this form! You will pay your session retainer and sign your contract to secure your date in my calendar and then we can start planning! We will schedule a consultation call to get to know me and the process better, go over the session, location, and outfits to help capture your family in the best way possible.