On Toddlers and Babies…

The Buisman family won an Offering I donated to the Visible Grace auction.  It was a blessing to meet them and photograph their darling family.  Life with toddlers and babies is so moment to moment, hands on, snuggles, love, chasing, comforting, protecting, cajoling…  It’s messy and lovely, exhausting and filled with big emotions. I’m removed enough from our Years in […]

Worth Waiting For

My Hood to Coast teammate Larisa is a gem.  She is WICKED fast, intense, funny, feisty, smart, beautiful and successful.  We don’t live close to each other nor do we work similar schedules so unfortunately our face to face interactions are few and far between.  Last summer, at our pre-race team meeting, Larisa and I stood outside talking intently – […]

Real Life

Laura and Brent just welcomed their daughter to their family and invited me into their home for a photo session.  I adore them.  I’ve known Laura since she was in college and have been photographing their sweet family since it was just Laura, Brent and Junior (the dog).  This was the first time we did an in-home session and I […]

Love Wins

These Jordans…  they love each other and it radiates from them to the world around them.  Our boys have played water polo together since they were in 6th grade so we’ve spent a lot of time shoulder to shoulder in hot, humid pools all over the Pacific Northwest.  Down to earth, generous, and fun are some of the first words […]

Photographing a Photographer

My friend Nanci of Nanci Imagery is a talented photographer.  We tentatively launched our businesses around the same time and thankfully had a Village that believed in us and our untapped talent.  Over the years, we have honed our skills and developed our niches.  Nanci loves the technicality and perfection of staged newborn photography and is INCREDIBLE at posing and […]

Baby Makes Seven

Is there anything more precious than a newborn babe?  The fuzzy head.  The tiny fingers and toes.  Soft little ears.  The noises they make as they nestle in.  Goodness… They are such a gift. It was an honor to be invited into the Caruso’s home to document the addition of baby Theo – bringing their sweet family unit to a […]

the Laney’s

The Laney’s hired me to take extended family portraits when they converged on Newberg for the holiday season.  They traveled from all parts of the world to be together so it was pretty special that I got to be the one to document their time together.  May God bless your family in this new year. #jodistilpphotography #familyportraits #extendedfamilyportraitsession #family #winterportraits […]

the Adams Family

Two years ago I met the Adams family for the first time and we did a Christmas-themed photo session.  This year we connected again around the holidays to update their family photos.  It’s crazy how much their fun kiddos have grown.  I feel like we really captured the essence of their family in their portrait session.  I’m excited for them […]

Taking Our Time

I met Vanessa when I took her professional head shot to accompany her new job.  We hit it off and scheduled a family photo session, but as the session approached the weather wasn’t cooperating.  Instead of force it, we chose to take our time. Mid-November was when I got to meet her beautiful family for their long-anticipated photo session. It […]

the Huchette’s

We met the Huchette’s because our daughters both play lacrosse.  We FROZE our way through last spring’s cold and rainy (did we mention RAINY) season.  It was so fun for me to take their family photos.  I had to laugh at the weather the morning of their session.  The forecast was clear skies and full sun.  I drove from bright […]