Seeing coachella images all over the web this last week has got us dreaming back to our coachella-inspired LMTD Edition Senior Kick-off Concert! There’s just something about the laid-back, dreamy feel of the bohemian that we can’t get enough of! So that is exactly why a few years ago we decided to bring coachella to our seniors here in Eastern Oregon.

Our seniors had help styling their clothes, had their make-up & hair done to fit the bohemian setting (think flower crowns, flowy dresses & floppy hats). The Dayton family drove everyone out to the middle of the desert in their VW van to the concert location. We made flower crowns, got body art by the talented artist Brandi Dayton & crooned along with our student musicians: David, Emily, Abigail & Abbi.  The Jaime Nasario & her Band shared their talent to energy-charge our seniors.

We danced & ate watermelon popcicles & threw confetti & let our hearts be wild for the evening. These wild-hearted, fun-loving, friend-making, dancing, singing seniors will forever have a piece of my hippie-heart!

If you are an adventure-lover and will be graduating in 2017…we invite you to apply to be apart of this years LMTD EDITION SENIORS. Apply here by Sunday, May 7th. We can’t wait to reveal this year’s concert theme 🙂






Brave, curious, smiles…these girls are all expression! All adventure. Last year’s Easter short-story session was the first time I met Avery & Zoey. And as you’ll see by their sweet, adorable story below, they made my life easy! Carefully petting the sweet chicks, giggles when the bunnies tickled their bare toes & surprised when the baby lamb baa-ed at them…Avery & Zoey made friends with all the baby animals!

& I made friends with two adorable girls! 🙂 Over the past year, Avery & Zoey & I have hung out for seven more sessions including their first birthday, playing in the park with their cousins, splashing at the water park, throwing fall leaves, spending mother’s day with their great grandma, playing in the snow & a few Starbucks dates, of course! (Starbucks straws provide the girls hours of entertainment & their mom & I love the coffee).

Avery & Zoey: I can’t wait to introduce you to all our little animal friends next week! I know you’re going to hit it off with the bunnies, chicks & lambs FAMOUSLY!

From Avery & Zoey’s mom, Karen:

Easter short-story sessions are our favorite. The animals are patient with our active toddlers. Not being around farm animals often, our girls light-up with sheer excitement when they hold and pet the animals! Shannon captures their awe and pure happiness!

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We’re kicking off our 2015 fotoNovella Short Story Series with ‘Cookies & Kisses’. Join us in our fotoNovella white & red homestead kitchen for Valentine cookie-making on Saturday, Jan 31st!

We will have quite the baking adventure:

  • elbows-deep in flour
  • mess-making (that, hey, you don’t even have to clean up, mom!)
  • sneaking tastes of cookie dough
  • apron-wearing
  • pressing-out heart cookies
  • blowing kisses
  • pink-frosting (kids are frosting fiends!)
  • sweet sugar sprinkles (yes, more mess-making!)
  • taste-testing
  • Proud Baker
  • A fun, silly Valentine’s photo-story
  • 25 cute Valentine’s cards

Come make a mess in our kitchen! (Better ours, than yours!) Call us to book your Cookies & Kisses Short Story: 503.522.5594  

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The following cookie-making fun took place at our friend, Steve’s cool retro-kitchen, so the background won’t be the same for our 2015 Cookies & Kisses Short Story, but the interaction, style and cookie-making activities will be the same!


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