Welcome to Cloud 9 Studios

What are you celebrating -- Is it the birth of your new baby? A milestone in your child's life? A holiday or occasion? Life is full of moments worth celebrating and we are here to provide you and your family with an incredible experience and of course, beautiful photography and portraits.

A Cloud 9 Portrait will be a piece of art in your home for a lifetime. Take a look around our website, then give us a call or drop us an email and tell us how we can help you celebrate your family!

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family vacation photos

Family Vacation Photo Contest


Before I get to the Cloud 9 Summer Photo Contest details … I must make a confession. Confessions of an iPhone Camera Junkie … As a portrait artist, some may think that I only value the work created in the studio or in a portrait-like setting on location. Nothing could be further from the truth. […]

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Baby James is 4 weeks old


It is 10:51pm and instead of sleeping along with baby James I am wide awake. Go figure. When he is wide awake at 3:45am I will be like “AHHHH go back to sleep!” If I am going to be awake instead of catching some much needed sleep, I thought, hey … why not write a […]

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Baby McLeod Has Arrived!


I am so excited to share with all my blog fans that on May 10th @ 9:34am James Connor McLeod was born! It is funny how someone you weren’t expecting to enter your life all of a sudden joins the center of your universe. Tomorrow James is 2 weeks old and already I am wanting […]

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Session Stories - We Love to Share!

Law Firm Professional Portraits

Out With the Stuffy Law Firm Images


A few weeks ago I embarked on a fun mission to update a client’s professional image. I have photographed the Denmon and Denmon law firm for years and we have always stayed with tradition and gone with the standard dark toned, formal portraits that law firms are known for. This past year they have moved in […]

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Baby First Year Album

Avery // 1 Year Custom Designed Baby Portrait Album


Baby Avery was a dream to photograph from day 1. While planning for the newborn session her mommy called me and said that monarch butterflies were important to their family. I immediately started searching on etsy for the perfect pair of wings for their session. She slept beautifully during her session and allowed us to […]

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First Birthday Portrait Session

Baby Energy // 1st Birthday Session // Baby Girl


Giggles and baby teeth … the combination will melt any heart. How can you not smile when a baby smiles and giggles at you? First Birthday sessions are one of my favorites. They mark a major milestone in a child’s life, and usually bring a sigh of relief to the parents that they made it […]

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