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Hi! I’m Wendy. I am a photographer based out of Missoula, Montana. I am the mother of 4 awesome kids and wife to the best husband and adventure buddy a girl could ask for. 

Wendy Parrish

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This warm and cozy oatmeal cake is everything you want this holiday season. I promised to share one of my favorite recipes from my cookbook. This is one of my family’s favorites. It is by far the most requested cake for Fall and the holiday season so let’s go! Ingredients FOR THE CAKE: 1 cup […]

Oatmeal Cake

oatmeal cake with whipped cream

Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. That’s the cliche, right? Well in my case it’s true. I love what I do! In fact, a photoshoot can bring me out of a sad funk. This senior portrait shoot is the perfect example. I had just been feeling meh, […]

Lucia: Senior Portraits, Class of 2022

Location in the middle of Missoula

The time has come to take my own kid’s senior pictures. This is a day that I didn’t think would ever happen. The day I took my own kid’s senior pictures! When you hold your baby for the first time you can’t even imagine a time when that tiny baby will grow out of their […]

Taking my oldest child’s Senior pictures

headshot jackson's senior picture

I feel compelled to share why I feel it is important to create an heirloom cookbook of your own. When I started creating my cookbook I thought it was just going to be a fun project. I mostly focused on having all of my recipes conveniently in one place. Of course, that’s what happened. It […]

Four reasons to create an heirloom cookbook

One of my very favorite things about food photography is the props! I have loved dishes FOREVER and now I get to use all my favorite dishes for photography. In this post I was to give you a run down of props to get you started and where to find them. I am super excited […]

Food Photography Props

Yay! You have booked a photoshoot. Now you are freaking out just a little bit. You want your pictures to be gorgeous, of course you do. A Big huge part of that is styling your family. Now it’s time to get clothes for the entire family (including Dad who considers dressing up jeans and a […]

7 tips for styling your photoshoot

I would say that my cookbook is the most exciting thing that I have been “cooking up” ? this last year. This project started a 19 for 2019. Where are my Gretchen Rubin fans? I wanted to have all our family favorite and traditional recipes in one place. I also knew I wanted to have […]

I Wrote a Cookbook!

All The Things Cookbook

All right all you mamas! here is my biggest fashion tip in styling for family pictures: I’ll begin by saying that moms, you need to dress yourself first! Styling family pictures is all about the mom! Sorry dads and kids, you are going to have to wait your turn! Mom, find something that makes you […]

Styling for your photoshoot

If you haven’t already picked up my “Simple Guide to Photographing your kids” Go get it here. Now, let’s talk about getting those pictures off your phone or computer and into your hands or on your walls. I want to start with my all time favorite tip for printing pictures. I got this one from […]

Print Your Dang Pictures!

I have been shooting for over a month with my “back-up” camera. My Fuji x-t2. I call it my back-up camera, but it works as well as any camera I’ve ever used. I also want to mention; It’s dead sexy! I initially bought the Fuji x-t2 as a travel camera. My Canon 5D MK-iii is […]

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