She Loves Happy Home

Hey guys! I wanted to drop in and let you know about something new that’s happening in the world of She Loves Happy!
One of the main purposes of this blog besides showcasing my photography work is to give updates on our home (see examples here) and talk about different home inspiration I find. Well now, I have created a new Instagram account dedicated to home design! From inspiration, to tips, to progress on our own home, it will be all home, all the time. Go check it out @sheloveshappyhome!slhhomewidget2

Life Lately :: How Is It Already May?!

I am past the boot-wearing phase. Now that we’ve had some warmer days, I’ve broken out the sandals and I can’t go back, so if you see me out and about on a rainy, 50 degree day wearing my flip flops you now know why. I just can’t.
But summer is just around the corner, y’all! My second summer with a baby (I guess toddler technically) and I can’t wait! But before I get too caught up in backyard bbq’s, pool days, and tan lines, I wanted to share some pictures of our life from the past few months. Bend 17-6Every spring we try to make it over to Sunriver where my grandparents have a house (You can see one of our previous trips here). This year was a little bit different considering Olive could run around and enjoy all the fun stuff happening outside. We spent the weekend playing games, eating, shopping, and eating, with a LOT of rest time in between.Bend 17-10This picture slays me. That smirk, those eyes, and that peaceful look about her that exudes genuine love. I could stare at it for hoooouuurrs.Bend 17-17Bend 17-24Bend 17-12Bend 17-14Bend 17-25Bend 17-35That in her hand is an owl keychain that her daddy bought for her at the Village and she carried it with her that whole weekend. She pointed to it in the shop and with the sweetest voice looked at him and said, “baa?” which translated to english means “please”. James then looks at me and I swear he was about to melt into a puddle right then and there. I like it when he’s soft.
Bend 17-39Bend 17Bend 17-2Then it was Easter! I made the mistake of looking back at last years Easter pictures when Olive was 3 MONTHS OLD (what the heck?!)
And being almost 16 months now she was ready to hunt for easter in eggs in the back yard with us. She had a cute little basket to put eggs in but who needs a basket when you can just have your daddy follow you around and carry them for you? The girl already knows how to delegate and I have to take credit for that.  easter 17-14The dress that she wore was one I had bought while I was pregnant. We were at the Gap outlet and I saw it from across the way and I had. to. have. it.
You know I love me some polka dots.
easter 17-9easter 17-16This picture makes me really, really happy.easter 17-2Oh, and we got chickens! These are the best things that have ever happened to us. At least that’s how Olive feels. Not only do they provide lots (and lots) of delicious eggs but they are a great diversion when the 5:00 meltdowns begin. easter 17-19These lovely egg-laying beauties have been one of the things that has kickstarted a strong desire to use the space we have to grow and produce as much of our own food as we can. Our own little urban homestead, if you will. This spring I have been a machine in the backyard; tearing out flower beds (which we have a LOT to tear out), building garden boxes and compost bins, and planning, planning, planning. This is a good exercise for me in patience, discipline, and diligence but I am loving every step of it. I’m planning on doing a post about what I dream of doing with our space and go into more of the why so stay tuned!

Happy Monday!

P.S. On this day FOUR years ago James proposed to me. How has it been four years?! It’s gone so fast yet at the same time I feel like we are an old married couple who makes fun of each other all the time but never stops holding hands. I love this man. JamesSharayaProposal (9 of 66)JamesSharayaProposal (11 of 66)JamesSharayaProposal (14 of 66)Ok, now for reals, go have a happy Monday!

Senior :: Rilea

You guys, this is my cousin, Rilea. ISN’T SHE STUNNING?! I had so much fun shooting her senior pictures the other day.
My sister, Kerigan, came along and if you look closely at the photo below you might spot her…Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy PhotographyRilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-2Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-4Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-5Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-6Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-7Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-8Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-9Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-10Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-11Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-12Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-13Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-14Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-15Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-16Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-18Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-19Rilea. Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits. Lifesyle Photographer. She Loves Happy Photography-20

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The Office is Finished!

After much planning and hard work, the office is finally done! What kickstarted this project was the fact that James was going to start working from home more. I wanted him to be able to have a space that was creative and more on the masculine side.
First off, we painted all the walls a dark blue/grey (Calligraphy by Behr). I can’t tell you how much I love this color! It still keeps the room feeling bright while adding a nice contrast to the rest of the house.
Before I go into the biggest part of this transformation, here’s some pictures of a cute baby writing on a chalkboard:
To give you an idea of where we started, here is what the room looked like about a year after we had moved in: This just became the “catch-all” room and the door pretty much stayed closed all the time and you can see why.But now door can stay open! Except when Olive is awake because she likes to crawl behind the computer.
Ok so this desk. This amazing desk. Originally it was just going to be in this corner shown below and stop at about the middle of the window. But then my BIL had the brilliant idea to extend the desk all the way to the other corner of the room so that I could have MY own space (above). I know, I have the best brother-in-law. 
He made the desk by securing sheets of plywood to the walls with wooden brackets underneath. Then James cut all these pieces that are on the top, stained them (which is the part I helped with) and glued them to the plywood creating this really sturdy, rustic-looking surface. It looks incredible in person. The stain is “Dark Walnut” by Minwax. The Wonder Camera poster is from Paper Source and the frame as well as the lamp are IKEA On the other side of the room I just wanted wall to wall shelves to hold all my home/party/crafting supplies. This is the definition of organized chaos. Annnnnnnd another picture of a cute baby by a chalkboard.

The Baker Family

Loved working with this sweet family! We first met at a wedding I shot last summer that they were both in so getting to know them and their baby girl has been such a pleasure!
It was a (very) rainy day so we kept it indoors and it could not have been more perfect. In-home shoots are so cozy and intimate; perfect for families with littles like sweet Madison! baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-3baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-7baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-4baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-6baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-5baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-8baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-9baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-10baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-11baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-12baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-14baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-15baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-16baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-17baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-18baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-19baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-20baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-21baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-22baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-23baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-24baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-25baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-26baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-28baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-29baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-30baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-31baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-32baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-35baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-36baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-37baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-38baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-39baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-40baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-41baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-42baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-43baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-44baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-45baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-1baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-47baker-family-she-loves-happy-photography-family-photography-eugene-family-photographer-oregon-family-photographer-46


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Best of 2016 + A Big Thank You

Another year is coming to an end and it has by far been my favorite year of shoots. I’ve seen families grow and lives come together but mostly I witnessed pure, simple, unadulterated, joy.
After years of trying to figure out what my “style” was, I feel like I am finally at the place where I can truly make my clients happy while stretching myself creatively. I can’t tell you how good that feels!! I have fallen in love with this medium all over again this year. I’m excited to see where this new season will take me personally in my creative journey and with She Loves Happy as a business.
Thank you to all my amazing clients, who many feel like family, and thank you to everyone who supports me and my work. You sure know how to make a girl feel loved!

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Evelyn Is One!

One year olds are the best. I might just be saying that because I have one of my own now but, seriously, they are.
I got to follow miss Evelyn around the other afternoon and we chatted away as she crawled around her living room. She was comfy, in her element, and happy as can be which made for the perfect shoot and my favorite kind of photos.  evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-34evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-33evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-32evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-31evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-30evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-29evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-28evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-27evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-26evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-25evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-24evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-23evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-22evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-21evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-20evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-18evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-17evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-16evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-14evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-15evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-13evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-12evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-11evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-10evelynt-she-loves-happy-photography-eugene-family-photographerevelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-9evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-8evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-4evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-3evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography-2evelynt-family-photographer-kid-photographer-eugene-family-photographer-she-loves-happy-photography