A stress-free, pose-free, GENUINELY FUN experience


ALL families are welcome here.


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 or adoptions, and then their family sessions. I develop a relationship with my clients that is unlike any other.

I show them the incredible beauty that exists in their real life.
Then, I get to keep hanging out with them every year or so, and document how their family has grown.
AND THEN, 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! A gift that just gets more and more valuable as each year passes! 

I love my job so much. 

ALL families are welcome here.

All you have to do is be you.

let's make this last forever

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.

JUST BE YOU. I'll handle the rest.

CENTRALIA Family Photographer
Olympia Washington Photographer

Lifestyle Family Sessions




Once you reach out to me via my contact form. I'll be in contact in your preferred way. We will talk about your family, pick a date, discuss locations, and choose the photo/video package that is the best fit for you.

Go with the flow...

2. plan it 

Once we have a date and package picked out, I will send you a contract and an invoice for the session retainer.

After those are taken care of, we will start planning! I will help you decide on outfits and activites for your session that are both aesthetically pleasing, and a genuine representation of your family.  

3. shoot the thing

We have an absolute blast during your custom session, and you realize how fun and easy being photographed actually is.

Within a week, you receive a sneak peek of your session.

Your heart melts looking through your family's images, and you are immediately grateful you did this.  

4. pick your favorites

You get to look through the unedited gallery to pick your favorites and absolutely love having control over which images you receive in your final gallery. 

Your chosen images and custom video are expertly hand edited and delivered to you in an online gallery where you can download, share, or order prints of your photos. 


Family Portrait Pricing 

30 minute (super fun & stress-free!) photo session

10 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)

Online gallery for 6 months


package price:


1 hour (super fun & stress-free!) photo session

Access to Client Closet & Wardrobe Styling

Online gallery for 1 year


package price:


1.5 hour (super fun & stress-free!) photo session

Access to Client Closet & Wardrobe Styling

50 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)


package price:

2-3 minute film

Online gallery forever

25 expertly edited final images (+ a sneak peek!)

*Short films can be added to any package for $325
*Travel is included for locations between Seattle & Portland
*Additional images can be purchased from any package




Short films can be added to your session, too.

check this shit out:

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 $325.


We cannot recommend Cherish enough. Her photos were hands down the best we have ever had done. We had such a lovely time with her and she was great with our little guy. We will cherish these photos forever. Thank you so much Cherish for capturing our little family so well. We love them.

"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!"



"I love all the little sweet moments that Cherish captures that other photographers probably wouldn’t even think to get. She really made the shoot comfortable and easy for us all while really being creative on getting great pictures of the family."



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 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, and private property locations 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?

Please don't perfectly match!
Wear something comfortable and flattering in a neutral or earthy tone, and dress the rest of your family to compliment it. Avoid bold, bright colors or busy prints.

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. 

When it rains, we play 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, a special needs child, or aren’t the type to play in the rain, we will attempt to reschedule or we will find a cute, cozy studio to shoot your session in, or even do it in your home. 

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. 

What if my kids won't behave?

They don't have to! No one needs to sit still and smile. During your session, you and your family should explore, play, run, jump, climb, get dirty, splash, and just enjoy yourselves.

I will have a quick snuggle session or two so everyone is together, but otherwise we just want to capture who they really are right at this moment in their lives. Let them be wild!

Where should I print my photos?

With me! I work with professional labs that are perfect with the color profile in which I shoot. I cannot guarantee prints will look right if printed places like shutterfly, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Costco etc. 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. Or click here for a pricing sheet you can keep.

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. 

Let's make this last