The P Family : Pasco Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely family’s oldest son when he was a baby a few years ago. Fast forward a few years, and now it’s time to photograph little sister’s pictures.  She was all smiles and chubby cheeks, just like her brother was. How fun is that? I just wanted to nibble on those little toes! What a beautiful family they make don’t you think?

By the way, I nabbed that red rocker straight out of the son’s room as soon as I saw it. Not only did it photograph beautifully, but it belonged to his grandfather which makes it ten times more meaningful than anything I could ever bring. And speaking of grandpa, a big shot out to him, too. He was the one who picked out, all by himself, the outfit his granddaughter is wearing in the yellow basket. I’m thinking a certain little cutie pie already has her granddaddy wrapped around her little finger.

Brianne - October 30, 2013 - 10:02 am

Your work is beautiful! I love the black and white images, your contrast is just perfect!! I will be following you from now on, keep up the great work!

The Essential Baby : Newborn Photography

Expecting a visit from the stork this year? Well I’ve got a surprise for you! I’m so excited to announce our newest baby plan: The Essential Baby Collection. This baby plan covers all the major highlights of your baby’s first year. To celebrate this new plan, for a limited time Summerland Facebook Fans can save an additional 10% off the Essential Baby Collection or the Milestone Collection when you book by March 17, 2012. Even better, you can add a maternity session to this promotion for only $100 (a $70 savings!). Find the special code by visiting our Facebook page and looking under the Specials! tab.

Miss “B” Turns One : Moses Lake Child and Family Photography

And a very happy Valentine’s Day to you all! What better way to celebrate a day devoted to love and beauty than to show you a few images from one of my favorite little sweetheart’s Milestone Session.

My how quickly a year goes. Especially when it’s your very first one! Little Miss B turned 1-year-old, and the time seemed to fly by as swiftly as her little legs now carry her. What do you suppose she has in store for us in the coming year? I for one can not wait to find out.

Down On The Ranch : Pendleton Family Photography

I’ve been photographing this little boy since he was a newborn. Every year I look forward to seeing how much he’s changed and grown. I mean, my goodness, look at that beautiful red hair. Could he possibly get any cuter? This year his mom asked me if I’d be up for doing the photos with her parents at the ranch and wheat farm she grew up on. Are you kidding me? Yes to millionth degree!

The farmhouse is nestled in the hills near Pendleton, Ore. After a lovely drive down there, I arrived to find a beautiful old red barn and the grandfather saddling up a horse under the awning of a wooden grain elevator.  Oh my! This was going to be good.

The place was amazing, and frankly these images are only the tip of the iceberg. I could have gone on and on; however, a two-year-old only has the patience for so many photos. But hey, at least that leaves me with plenty of places to photograph in the future.

It was such a pleasure, too, photographing the grandparents. From the top of his Stetson down to his silver rodeo belt buckle, and starched Wranglers, the grandfather was a true cowboy through and through. And his wife was such a lady. They met in College in California. He was there for the rodeo team, and she was a young debutante. It looks like he was pretty good at roping because the rest, as they say, is history. It was such an honor documenting three generations on their family farm.

Nicole Young - February 9, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Beautiful work!!

Sandy Summers Russell - February 11, 2012 - 8:32 pm

Thank you Nicole!

By The Book : Tri-Cities Washington Child Photography

For funsies every once in awhile I enter the I Heart Faces weekly challenge. I haven’t done so in awhile, but I couldn’t resist this week’s theme: “By The Book”. I adore using books in my images because I think it’s such an important part of childhood. In fact, I had a hard time narrowing it down which image to use for this challenge. I decided on this one because I love the light, the lilacs make me dream of spring, and I couldn’t resist her little paintbrush pigtail.

Be sure to check out the rest of the entries at I Heart Faces.

Little girl reading under the lilacs in Kennewick, Wash. by Child photographer Sandy Summers Russell of Summerland Photography.



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Lindsay Kennedy - January 23, 2012 - 4:08 pm

What a sweet moment! Beautiful lighting and composition.

Ashley Claunch - January 23, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Beautiful sunlight!

Mike Taylor - January 23, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Great photo. Love the colors and framing of the photo.

Kelsie Taylor - January 23, 2012 - 7:55 pm

Gorgeous!! Love everything about it.

Dana - January 23, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Great image! Very good composition:)